Edited by Gilda Williams
The third in a unique series of anthologies which collects important key writings by and on the most significant artists in contemporary culture.
'ON&BY Andy Warhol is an epic achievement. Gilda Williams has collected what seems like every word ever written about or uttered by the most influential artist of our time to produce a verbal collage portrait that is bold, revealing, multi-dimensional and original. If Andy were alive, he would probably say, “Oh, wow. Why didn’t I think of that?”.’
-Bob Colacello, special correspondent, Vanity Fair.
Author of Holy Terror: Andy Warhol Close Up and
former Editor, Interview magazine
'A massive undertaking of sorting through the endless scholarship ... ON&BY Andy Warhol is the rare reference book that can serve as an introduction to the wide range of Warhol's work and influence on contemporary culture, as well as a deeper investigation for Warhol enthusiasts.'
'A very important book'
-Kenneth Goldsmith, author, I'll Be Your Mirror:
The Selected Andy Warhol Interviews
The socio-cultural impact of Andy Warhol – painter, sculptor, printmaker, filmmaker, publisher, TV personality, socialite, graphic artist, collector, illustrator, rock impresario, photographer, model and author – is incalculable. A pioneer in virtually every media in which he worked – from his unmistakeable blotted-line advertising illustrations in the 1950s; to photography-based paintings of car wrecks and movie stars in the 1960s; to pre-Stonewall cult films that dared to explore sexually provocative subjects; to his re-invention of the celebrity magazine in the 1970s with Interview – Andy Warhol also influenced such contemporary staples as reality TV, computer art and the rock-gig light show. As the inventor of the Polaroid selfie and master of the tweet-like short epithet (‘It’s so nice to be invited to your own house by the person who’s renting it – you feel at home and you’re still making money’), Andy Warhol seems only to grow in cultural relevance in the twenty-first century.
Edited and introduced by art critic Gilda Williams, this volume brings together key Warhol writings such as a (a novel); THE Philosophy of Andy Warhol (From A to B and Back Again); Blue Movie; Exposures; POPism: The Warhol Sixties; America; Andy Warhol’s Party Book and The Andy Warhol Diaries alongside a selection of the most notable writers on Warhol’s life and work: Callie Angell, Saul Anton, Art & Language, Roland Barthes, Gregory Battcock, Gretchen Berg, Benjamin H.D. Buchloh, Bob Colacello, John Coplans, Douglas Crimp, Rainer Crone, Thomas Crow, Arthur C. Danto, Donna De Salvo, Jennifer Doyle, Trevor Fairbrother, Hal Foster, Michael Fried, Gérald Gassiot-Talabot, Anthony E. Grudin, Dave Hickey, Anthony Huberman, Frederic Jameson, Donald Judd, Stephen Koch, Wayne Koestenbaum, Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, Lucy R. Lippard, Richard Meyer, Stuart Morgan, Glenn O’Brien, Barbara Rose, Robert Rosenblum, Gene Swenson, Paul Taylor, Simon Watney, Gilda Williams, Mary Woronov and Matt Wrbican.
Gilda Williams is is an art critic and London correspondent for Artforum, who teaches at Goldsmiths College (University of London) and Sotheby’s Institute of Art, London. Williams has written on Andy Warhol for Tate etc. and Art Monthly, and was commissioning editor at Phaidon Press, London, 1997–2005, during which time Phaidon produced such Warhol publications as Andy Warhol Catalogue Raisonné, Paintings and Sculptures, Vol. 1, 1961–63 and Vol.s 2A and 2B, 1964–69.
Paperback, 272 pages, 210 x 150 mm
First published 2016