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Andy Warhol Research Guide: Legacy


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Andy Warhol’s influence was pervasive and shaped the future of film, art, and pop culture. Warhol’s world-famous statement, "In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes," captures his keen sense of celebrity making and fame and its place in the future of where we are now. Warhol’s impact and influence reached beyond the surface of artifice and celebrity culture. This page includes resources that inform the many ways he influenced pop culture, validated queer and trans culture, his impact on marketing and branding, and more. 

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Andy Warhol and the Can That Sold the World

In the summer of 1962, Andy Warhol unveiled 32 Soup Cans in his first solo exhibition at the Ferus Gallery in Los Angeles--and sent the art world reeling. The responses ran from incredulity to outrage. The exhibition put Warhol on the map--and transformed American culture forever. Almost single-handedly, Warhol collapsed the centuries-old distinction between "high" and "low" culture, and created a new and radically modern aesthetic.

The Warhol Look

Today's merging of art and fashion is in large measure the legacy of Andy Warhol. This book, which accompanied a major exhibition opening at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, shows the decisive impact of his work on fashion and glamor and how the "Warhol style" influenced contemporary art.

Pop Trickster Fool: Warhol Performs Naivete

What Andy Warhol didn't know--or pretended not to know--changed history. He habitually adopted the guise of a fool in public, which made it all the harder to grasp what he was getting at with his pop paintings and deadpan films. By making his own apparent lack of competence and intelligence into an elaborate ruse, he became a figure without precedent: a man whose self-conscious naivete has had truly revolutionary impact.

Andy Warhol: Campbell's Soup Cans

In 1962, when he painted Campbell's Soup Cans, Andy Warhol was not yet a household name, and Pop art, the movement with which he is now identified, was still on the cusp of becoming a phenomenon. With the Soup Cans, Warhol hit upon a combination of subject, style, and strategy that he would carry forward as his trademark. This volume examines the ways in which the Soup Cans mark a pivotal moment in the artist's career, and Warhol's profound impact on art-making.

The Andy Warhol Show

One of the most eclectic, celebrated and influential figures of the second half of the twentieth century, Andy Warhol is an emblem of American culture of the sixties and seventies. The Andy Warhol Show sheds light not only on the revolutionary role that Warhol played in art but also his influence on graphic design, communication and fashion.

How Art Made Pop and Pop Became Art

This book examines the intertwined histories of pop musicians and the visual arts. Popular music became an art form, not least because they said it was.

Pop Out

Andy Warhol was queer in more ways than one. A fabulous queen, a fan of prurience and pornography, a great admirer of the male body, he was well known as such to the gay audiences who enjoyed his films, the police who censored them, the gallery owners who refused to show his male nudes, and the artists who shied from his swishiness, not to mention all the characters who populated the Factory. Yet even though Warhol became the star of postmodernism, avant-garde, and pop culture, this collection of essays is the first to explore, analyze, appreciate, and celebrate the role of Warhol's queerness in the making and reception of his film and art.

Gay Gotham

Uncovering the lost history of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender artists in New York City. Queer people have always flocked to New York seeking freedom, forging close-knit groups for support and inspiration. Gay Gotham brings to life the countercultural artistic communities that sprang up over the last hundred years, a creative class whose radical ideas would determine much of modern culture. 

Merchants of Style: Art and Fashion after Warhol

Looking at Andy Warhol's legacy as maker and muse, this book offers a critical examination of the coalescence of commerce and style. It explores the accelerating convergence of art and fashion, looking at the interplay of artists and designers, that have brought about this marriage of aesthetic industries. The book argues that one figure more than any other anticipated this moment: Andy Warhol.



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