Review: The Philosophy of Andy Warhol by Andy Warhol

The Philosophy of Andy Warhol is an entertaining and thoughtful glimpse into the mind of one of the twentieth century's most memorable artists. Within its pages, Warhol tells the stories of various people and events that shaped and influenced him, as well as sharing his thoughts about human behaviour, art and the exciting times and place where he lived. And, of course, the Factory gets a mention as well. 

This was an enjoyable read. While I have no doubt that many of the stories were altered and embellished, such as that of his friend Taxi, they still make for entertaining reading. More interesting was his musings on life and the way people should treat one another, which was done via a tape recorder rather than being written, and that may or may not have been recorded while he was under the influence. It is obvious from the start that Warhol was deeply introverted, thoughtful and even in his own memoir very good at evading anything that he doesn't want to talk about. What he does choose to share is fascinating and a real glimpse onto an artist who was--and remains--hugely influential.

Highly recommended.


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