Andy Warhol "Giant Size"

Andy Warhol "Giant Size"

By: Steven Bluttal (author), Phaidon Editors (author), Dave Hickey (contributor)Hardback

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There is perhaps no artist of the 20th century that is as famous and infamous as Andy Warhol.; Warhol Giant Size takes its inspiration from the over-the-top quality of Andy Warhol's life, career, and legacy and in a mammoth format and huge extent depicts, in roughly chronological order, the major events, people, works, and moments in the life of an artist who continues to be endlessly fascinating to those inside and outside of the art world.

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Dave Hickey is a freelance writer of fiction and cultural criticism, curator, and lecturer who has been affiliated with the University of Nevada, Las Vegas since 1992. He has written for most major American cultural publications including The Rolling Stone, Art News, Art in America, Artforum, Interview, Harper's Magazine, Vanity Fair, Nest, The New York Times and The Los Angeles Times.


A 5, 000 word introduction by Dave Hickey provides a critical biography and overview of the artist's career. Approximately 15 sections follow, organized chronologically, that focus on the major themes of the artist's work, each introduced with approximately 500-1,000 words of text. Subjects include: Advertising, Matinee Idols, Self Portraits, America the Beautiful, The Factory, Death and Disasters, Films, Polaroids and Photo booth Portraits, The Velvet Underground, Famous Friends, Interview Magazine, and Warhol and Basquiat. Interwoven among the images and chapter texts are relevant quotations both from Warhol himself as well as friends, critics, and personalities commenting on the artist, his work, and the era. Extended chronology and other end matter material.

Product Details

  • publication date: 20/03/2009
  • ISBN13: 9780714849805
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 624
  • ID: 9780714849805
  • weight: 3552
  • ISBN10: 0714849804

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