The Andy Warhol Diaries

The Andy Warhol Diaries

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The classic, scandalous, and bestselling tell-all-and-then-some from Andy Warhol--now a Netflix series produced by Ryan Murphy.

This international literary sensation turns the spotlight on one of the most influential and controversial figures in American culture. Filled with shocking observations about the lives, loves, and careers of the rich, famous, and fabulous, Warhol's journal is endlessly fun and fascinating.

Spanning the mid-1970s until just a few days before his death in 1987, THE ANDY WARHOL DIARIES is a compendium of the more than twenty thousand pages of the artist's diary that he dictated daily to Pat Hackett. In it, Warhol gives us the ultimate backstage pass to practically everything that went on in the world-both high and low. He hangs out with "everybody" Jackie O ("thinks she's so grand she doesn't even owe it to the public to have another great marriage to somebody big"), Yoko Ono ("We dialed F-U-C-K-Y-O-U and L-O-V-E-Y-O-U to see what happened, we had so much fun"), and "Princess Marina of, I guess, Greece," along with art-world rock stars Jean-Michel Basquiat, Francis Bacon, Salvador Dali, and Keith Haring.

Warhol had something to say about everyone who crossed his path, whether it was Lou Reed or Liberace, Patti Smith or Diana Ross, Frank Sinatra or Michael Jackson. A true cultural artifact, THE ANDY WARHOL DIARIES amounts to a portrait of an artist-and an era-unlike any other.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 864 pages
  • 208 x 249 x 48mm | 1,724g
  • United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Illustrations
  • 1455561452
  • 9781455561452
  • 374,869

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"No study of Manhattan society in the strobe-lit 1970s or in the shadow of AIDS will be possible without consideration of THE ANDY WARHOL DIARIES, which provides an unforgettable portrait of what a set of people imagined themselves to be and of what they really were." --Baltimore Sun
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About Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol (1928-1987) changed the way we look at the world, and the way the world looks at art. With his exhaustive observation of cultural trends, he identified ideas, images, and aesthetics shaping the consumer-driven postwar American experience. His legacy continues to influence contemporary culture, and the philanthropic work of the foundation he established has ensured that Warhol's inventive, open-minded spirit continues to have a profound impact on the visual arts long after his untimely passing.

Pat Hackett, editor of THE ANDY WARHOL DIARIES, was one of Warhol's closest confidantes. She co-authored POPism: The Warhol Sixties and Andy Warhol's Party Book with him, and co-authored the screenplay for Bad, Warhol's cult movie classic.
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