With walk-ons by Dylan, Bowie, the Stones, the Velvet Underground (of course), Nico, Candy Darling, Jean-Michel Basquiat and hundreds more, this recent definitive biography is a great summer beach …
Blake GopnikA @RollingStone rave about my @HarperCollins #Warhol bio as "a great summer beach read." @WILLHERMES says "[its] achievement is keeping many balls in the air while pacing a swift narrative. At nearly a thousand pages, it’s quite a feat."
On this week’s Book Club podcast, I’m joined by Blake Gopnik — the author of a monumental new biography of Andy Warhol. Blake tells me how everything — fame, money, and other human beings — were 'art supplies' to Warhol, but that underneath a...
Blake GopnikThe Spectator just posted a Podcast of me talking about my Warhol biography. Some comic relief from our grim situation? In half an hour, I managed to cover a lot of my central arguments -- but don't think that saves you having to read the book!
In his lifetime Andy Warhol took an inventive approach to the facts of his biography. At different times he claimed to have been born in 1929, 1930 and 1933; he even lied about his age to his doctor; and he changed his place of birth from...
8 Likes, 0 Comments - Blake Gopnik (@blake_gopnik) on Instagram: “Very un-Canadian of me to toot my own horn ... but I was SO pleased when the Guardian called my…”
Blake GopnikVery un-Canadian of me to toot my own horn ... but I was SO pleased when the Guardian called my Warhol bio a “mesmerising book, which is as much art history and philosophy as it is biography.” Precisely my goal as I…
52 Likes, 19 Comments - Blake Gopnik (@blake_gopnik) on Instagram: “Just home from Hudson Yards, and still feeling nauseous. A pure symbol of the greed and privilege…”
Blake GopnikJust home from Hudson Yards, and still feeling nauseous. A pure symbol of the greed and privilege that are killing our society and democracy. Also, atrocious architecture.#notmynewyork