The Philosophy of Andy Warhol (From A to B and Back Again)

By Andy Warhol

A loosely shaped autobiography via Andy Warhol, informed together with his trademark mix of irony and detachment


In The Philosophy of Andy Warhol—which, with the subtitle "(From A to B and again Again)," is much less a memoir than a set of riffs and reflections—he talks approximately love, intercourse, foodstuff, attractiveness, status, paintings, cash, and luck; approximately big apple, the USA, and his formative years in McKeesport, Pennsylvania; approximately his stable occasions and undesirable in long island, the explosion of his profession within the sixties, and his existence between celebrities.

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