Andy Warhol was one of the most influential artists of the
postwar era, and also produced a significant body of film work,
including Chelsea Girls. He was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in
1928 and died in 1987.
Praise for America
"Warhol's 1985 work [is] part photo-diary and part written observations of celebrity and mediocrity . . . While it's tempting to just flip through and gaze at all the famous people, there's plenty of poor, huddled, unrecognized masses yearning for a taste of the American Dream. After 30 years, Warhol's writing is surprisingly insightful and even applicable to the 2015 political and social landscape."--Fine Books & Collections "Warhol's eye catches the odd contradiction, the outlandish, the amusing, the touching. It is never contemptuous. The cumulative effect tells us something about contemporary America beyond the familiar picture-magazine view. . . . a truth-telling oratory style not unlike that of Will Rogers, with echoes of Mark Twain."--Library Journal "He understood our obsession with celebrity culture better--and sooner--than anyone else."--Sunday Telegraph "He created his own universe and became its star."--David Cronenberg, Guardian