Andy Warhol

New publications on Andy Warhol, both popular and scholarly, have continued to appear at a steady volume.

An article by Anthony Grudin, “‘A Sign of Good Taste’: Andy Warhol and the Rise of Brand Image Advertising,” appeared in the June 2010 Oxford Art Journal.

Among the recent books have been:  1) Arthur C. Danto, Andy Warhol (Yale University Press). 2) Tony Scherman and David Dalton, Pop: The Genius of Andy Warhol (HarperCollins). 3) Gary Indiana, Andy Warhol and the Can that Sold the World (Basic Books). 4) Richard Polsky, I Sold Andy Warhol (Too Soon) (Other Books).

1 was reviewed by J. C. Gabel (Bookforum). 1 and 2 were reviewed by Deborah Solomon (New York Times),  and Fred Kaplan (Washington Post). 3 was reviewed by David Wallace-Wells (Newsweek), Peter Conrad (Guardian), Serena Davies (Telegraph), and 1, 2, and 3 by Louis Menand in the New Yorker and Eleanor Heartney in Art in America.

1, 2 and 4 were reviewed by Richard Dorment in the New York Review of Books, along with a discussion of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts that set off a lengthy exchange of letters on topics of litigation and attribution. The most scholarly contribution came from Rainer Crone: “What Andy Warhol Really Did” (2/25/10). 

In 2008, the Humanities Center at Harvard hosted a conference, “Andy Eighty?” [PDF] organized by Benjamin H. D. Buchloh. Papers by conference speakers Douglas Crimp, Ewa Lajer-Burcharth, Hal Foster, Brigitte Weingart, Jonathan Flatley, Isabelle Graw, Branden W. Joseph and Catherine Lord appeared in issue 132 of October (summer 2010). Other conference participants included Leanne Gilbertson, Jennifer Doyle, Thomas Crow, Richard Meyer, Scott Rothkopf and Caroline Jones.