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POPism: The Warhol Sixties by Andy Warhol
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POPism: The Warhol Sixties

by Andy Warhol

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Pat Hackett was Andy Warhol's secretary throughout the 1970s and 80s, but her role encompassed more than that label suggests. For instance, in the case of the Diaries, she wrote the manuscript based on her memory of conversations with Warhol and edited the manuscript into publishable form. Hackett is also listed as coauthor on POPism. The Warhol Sixties.

Unlike the Diaries, POPism. The Warhol Sixties is a very readable book. The Diaries cover the period 1977 - 1987, which was artistically a less interesting period in Warhol's life. On the other hand, POPism. The Warhol Sixties covers the 1960s, the decade which saw Andy Warhol rise from an unknown to a world-renowned artist.

POPism. The Warhol Sixties is written in a very lively, enervating style. Regardless of whether you are specifically interested in Andy Warhol, the book is recommended to any reader who is interested to experience the very positive atmosphere of the 1960s. The landmark achievements in Warhol's artistic career are mentioned, but the book is devoid of technical details of art production. Neither does Warhol talk about money, although between the lines one can read that his fame was established very fast, and he must have made or been closely associated with a lot of it. At the beginning of the book, there is talk of walking on old shoes, while towards the end of it Warhol is described only as getting into and alighting from limousines, and the casual mention of buying "a pound of caviar".

POPism. The Warhol Sixties is essentially a book of people, and the only thing that can be said against the book is that it comes very close to name-dropping. However, the overall style of the book is so positive and powerful that the book does not notably suffer.

Read the book to relive that period, and if you are interested in Andy Warhol, then POPism. The Warhol Sixties is a very good place to start. ( )
  edwinbcn | Jan 27, 2016 |
Very entertaining. If you don't like Warhol, you won't like this, though--his voice very much comes through. ( )
  tercat | Nov 19, 2013 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0156031116, Paperback)

Anecdotal, funny, frank, POPism is Warhol’s personal view of the Pop phenomenon in New York in the 1960s and a look back at the relationships that made up the scene at the Factory, including his rela­tionship with Edie Sedgewick, focus of the upcoming film Factory Girl. In the detached, back-fence gossip style he was famous for, Warhol tells all—the ultimate inside story of a decade of cultural revolution.

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Anecdotal, funny, frank, POPism is Warhol's personal view of the Pop phenomenon in New York in the 1960s and a look back at the relationships that made up the scene at the Factory, including his relationship with Edie Sedgewick, focus of the upcoming film Factory Girl. In the detached, back-fence gossip style he was famous for, Warhol tells all--the ultimate inside story of a decade of cultural revolution.… (more)

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