In Victor Bockris’s biography Warhol, there is a chapter titled “The Birth of Andy Warhol: ” This obviously does not refer to Andy. Danto seems to veer toward such a definition of art in an earlier essay on the subject – “The Philosopher as Andy Warhol” included in the inaugural publication of. Meghan McCain enjoying a “spontaneous night in” with Arthur C. Danto. Arthur C . Danto’s new book on Andy Warhol had already become one of the most.

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There are many biographies of Andy Warhol.

This seems to be based on the Bockris biography which notes that when Warhol returned to the Factory after recuperating from the shooting that “he moved stiffly and was wathol slowed down, not only be his injuries but because, on doctor’s orders, he had stopped taking Obetrol.

Dec 18, Christina rated it did not like it.

Andy Warhol

The importance of Danto’s definition of art is that its basis is philosophical or conceptual rather than a question of the aesthetics of a piece. By the winter of the term was dznto use, either as Pop Culture or Pop Art. The Factory was as much a work place as a party place.

But despite Dango being unable to “imagine” Warhol having an interest in Clemente’s “kind of interiority,” he notes in the last section of his book – devoted to Warhol’s Last Supper paintings – that Warhol’s “mission” was to “externalize the interiority of our shared world.

POP33 The origins of Sleep and the influences leading up to it are much more complicated than that of course – Warhol was notoriously evasive about his influences in general – but where Danto errs is in giving the impression that Sleep was unedited.

Danto is at his best when he is writing about what he has written about before – Warhol’s Brillo Boxes.

Review of Andy Warhol by Arthur C. Danto

Danto traces the evolution of the pop artist, including his early reception, relationships with artists such as Jasper Johns and Robert Rauschenberg, and the Factory phenomenon. A night creature before the shooting, Andy was now home each evening by eight.


Although the combination of high-brow and low-brow could be described as very “Pop,” or at least “kitsch,” I’ll resist the temptation to say that Andy Warhol would have loved it, as some press reports have intimated. Here is what was actually said during the conversation between Berg and Warhol: Sally Adler rated it it was amazing Jul 26, Danto No preview available – Danto correctly points out that the drug of choice among Warhol’s coterie was amphetamine or, as it was referred to on the streets – “speed” – and acknowledges that Warhol, himself, took a “mild level” of a “mild” amphetamine in the form of Obetrol, prescribed his his doctor.

A wonderful summation of the basic philosophy of Warhol. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Does Art need to be understood? One, is that Warhol is very much part of the mainstream American taste for consumer items, like yes, the soup – but he also quite subversive in his own manner as well.

Would a painting by Picasso which was left in an empty room still be a work of art – without being perceived by anyone and without an art theorist in attendance to tell us it was art?

It was novel in the sixties but as Andy when asked if art was going to get repetitive and churn out more and more of taffy pop that he had his pulse on he answered: There are dependable interviews of Warhol out there but Danto doesn’t source those interviews. Danto writes “Billy Name took dilute amounts of the drug – and how much good did it do him?

What makes something become art? Danto traces the evolution of the pop artist, including his early reception, relationships with artists such as Jasper Johns and Ady Rauschenberg, and the Factory phenomenon.

Yale University PressOct 20, – Architecture – pages.


Arthur C. Danto Andy Warhol Review

They were doing fine on their own. I remember as a kid thinking that Andy Warhol didn’t do art — and then I tried to draw a soup can. The decision to paint the Soup Cans was primarily an aesthetic or conceptual one – in other words an artistic decision.

Ah another book on Warhol. By depending too heavily on those biographies Danto runs the risk of repeating any inaccuracies in them as well as furthering the previous authors’ subjective viewpoints of Warhol’s life and the motives and resentments of their interviewees at the time.

There’s nothing behind it.

Dec 13, Andres Root rated it really liked it. The author suggests that anything can be art, but only if an artist intends it to be so. Where packaged product and packaged celebrity was central to US culture of that time and most definitely ours.

It was a little too-something though. Danto writes about Empire”in my view, it is a philosophical masterpiece, nearly as profound as Brillo Box.

Oct 06, Debra Komar rated it liked it. So this was a great little read-in-one-day introduction. Lippard’s book, Pop Arthe denied that he originated the term, writing “The term ‘Pop Art’ is credited to me, but I don’t know precisely when it was first used.

Painted compositions cede at this time to serial accumulations of objects, whose quantity and likeness undermine conventional orders of number, composition, and visual distinction. Edie Sedgwick, for one, was already taking drugs by the time she met Warhol and had also been in and out of mental hospitals several times before she got involved with the Factory.

Here is what was actually said during the conversation between Berg and Warhol:.