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              Books by Blake Gopnik

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              Warhol
                

              Warhol (Hardback)

              By Gopnik, Blake

              • RRP: $95.50
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              • Pub Date
                21 Apr 20

              The definitive biography of a fascinating and paradoxical figure, one of the most influential artists of his--or any--age To this day, mention the name Andy Warhol to almost anyone and you'll hear about his famous images of soup cans and Marilyn Monroe. But though Pop Art became ...synonymous with Warhol's name and dominated the public's image of him, his life and work are infinitely more complex and multi-faceted than that. In Warhol, esteemed art critic Blake Gopnik takes on Andy Warhol in all his depth and dimensions. The meanings of his art depend on the way he lived and who he was, as Gopnik writes. That's why the details of his biography matter more than for almost any cultural figure, from his working-class Pittsburgh upbringing as the child of immigrants to his early career in commercial art to his total immersion in the performance of being an artist, accompanied by global fame and stardom--and his attempted assassination. The extent and range of Warhol's success, and his deliberate attempts to thwart his biographers, means that it hasn't been easy to put together an accurate or complete image of him. But in this biography, unprecedented in its scope and detail as well as in its access to Warhol's archives, Gopnik brings to life a figure who continues to fascinate because of his contradictions--he was known as sweet and caring to his loved ones but also a coldhearted manipulator; a deep-thinking avant-gardist but also a true lover of schlock and kitsch; a faithful churchgoer but also an eager sinner, skeptic, and cynic. Wide-ranging and immersive, Warhol gives us the most robust and intricate picture to date of a man and an artist who consistently defied easy categorization and whose life and work continue to profoundly affect our culture and society today.
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              ISBN 9780062298393
              Released NZ 21 Apr 2020
              Publisher Ecco Press
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              Warhol: A Life as Art

              Warhol: A Life as Art (Hardback)

              By Gopnik, Blake

              • RRP: $75.00
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              Andy Warhol presented himself as being as shallow as critics accused his famous Campbell's Soup can paintings of being. His public persona was droll; he claimed that he silkscreened because it was easier than painting, and that everyone would have fifteen minutes of fame in the f...uture. But who was Andy Warhol really, and how did he come to revolutionize our visual world forever? From his impoverished childhood as the son of Slovak immigrants in 1930s Pittsburgh, to finding commercial success as an advertising illustrator, to his painstaking pivot into fine art to becoming one of the first people to bring a queer aesthetic out into the open; Warhol shows us how deliberately Andy Warhol reflected the changing winds of commercialism, capitalism and celebrity in the 1960s that still underpin our world today. Behind the glamourous Factory setting of superstars, drag queens, musicians and high-society drop-outs, there was a complex man who lived with his mother until the day he died; whose asexual persona obscured a man who was openly gay during a time of great prejudice; who rubbed shoulders with Jean-Michel Basquiat, Lou Reed and Susan Sontag but grappled with crippling lifelong insecurity. Blake Gopnik has spent six years researching Warhol's life and art and reveals a life of contrasts and deliberate artifice hiding great depths. Filled with new insights into the development and impact of Warhol's art and his personality, Warhol asks: was he a joke or a genius, a radical or a social climber? As Warhol would have answered: Yes.
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              ISBN 9780241003381
              Released NZ 17 Mar 2020
              Publisher Penguin
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              A is for Archive: Warhol's World from A to Z

              A is for Archive: Warhol's World from A to Z (Hardback)

              By Wrbican, Matt; Edited by Franzen-Sheehan, Abigail; Contributions by Gopnik, Blake; Printz, Neil

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              A fascinating excursion through Warhol's incomparable personal collections, from the bizarre to the illuminating

              ISBN 9780300233445
              Released NZ 15 Jul 2019
              Publisher Yale University Press
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              Adman Warhol before pop
               

              Adman Warhol before pop (Hardback)

              Edited by Chambers, Nicholas; With Meyer, Richard; Gopnik, Blake; Littman, Brett; Wrbican, Matt

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              Published on the occasion of an exhibition held at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, February 28-May 28, 2017 and at the Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, February-May 2018.

              ISBN 9781741741308
              Published NZ 15 Apr 2017
              Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
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              Beyond Bling
               

              Beyond Bling (Hardback)

              Edited by Tigerman, Bobbye; Contributions by Drutt English, Helen W.; Gopnik, Blake; Lignel, Benjamin

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              This important collection of contemporary jewelry, recently donated to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, reveals how studio jewelers have transformed the medium by confronting social issues and exploring new technologies and unconventional materials.

              ISBN 9783791355627
              Released NZ 1 Dec 2016
              Publisher Prestel
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              Warhol
                 

              Warhol (Audio CD / Audio)

              Read by Halstead, Graham; By Gopnik, Blake

              • RRP: $139.99
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              • Pub Date
                21 Apr 20

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              ISBN 9781094119571
              Released NZ 21 Apr 2020
              Publisher HarperCollins
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              Warhol
                 

              Warhol (Audio CD / Audio)

              Read by Halstead, Graham; By Gopnik, Blake

              • RRP: $159.00
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              • Pub Date
                21 Apr 20

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              ISBN 9781094119564
              Released NZ 21 Apr 2020
              Publisher HarperCollins
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              Warhol
                 

              Warhol (Audio CD / Audio, Library Edition)

              Read by Halstead, Graham; By Gopnik, Blake

              • RRP: $211.99
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              • Pub Date
                21 Apr 20

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              ISBN 9781094119557
              Released NZ 21 Apr 2020
              Publisher HarperCollins
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              Warhol Women
               

              Warhol Women (Hardback)

              Other Warhol, Andy; Text by Gopnik, Blake; Tillman, Lynne; Gingeras, Alison M.; Interviewee Arman, Corice

              • RRP: $169.99
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              An opulent appreciation of Warhol's complex relationship to women and femininity Dedicated to Andy Warhol's (1928-87) portraits of women from the early 1960s through the 1980s, and featuring five trifolds and a tipped-on cover, Warhol Women explores the artist's female subjects a...nd his complex relationship to myths and ideals of femininity, beauty and power. Here, Blake Gopnik discusses the women essential to Warhol during his emergence as an artist, while Lynne Tillman examines his relationship with his mother. Brett Gorvy's interview with Corice Arman relays her experience sitting for two portraits by Warhol, and John Giorno (the subject of Warhol's film Sleep) contributes the poem La saggezza delle streghe/Wisdom of the Witches. Alison M. Gingeras writes on women that played vital roles throughout his career, from Ethel Scull and Edie Sedgwick to Brigid Berlin, Pat Hackett and others. Also included are source images and Polaroids of the women in Warhol's portraits.
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              ISBN 9781944379308
              Released NZ 24 Nov 2019
              Publisher Dominique Levy Gallery
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