ideological biases. Why put fifty Cambell's soup cans on canvas? So far, there
are scores of explanations.
Andy Warhol, if nothing else, has played an important role in acquainting us
with the seemingly impenetrable ambiguity which is at the center of the
postmodern experience. No doubt, however, he would have shrugged off this
reading too. He once told Bob Colacello, longtime editor of Interview, that
"Criticism is so old fashioned. Why don't you just put in a lot of gossip."
Samuel Adams Green, "Andy Warhol", The New Art, ed.
( New York: E.P. Dutton & Co., Inc., 1966), 229.
Paul Gardner "Who Are the Most Underrated and Overrated Artists"? ARTnews
( February 1995): 110-115.
Stuart Preston. "Art North of the Border", The New York Times, 5 December 1959, 20.
Kynaston Mcshine, Introduction, Andy Warhol: A Retrospective ( New York: Museum
of Modern Art, 1989), 14.
See for example
Dennis Sporre, The Creative Impulse, 2nd ed. ( New York: Prentice
Hall, 1990), 453.
Eric Shanes, for example, argues that "by manipulating images and the
public persona of the artist, he [ Warhol] threw back in our faces the contradictions and
superficialities of contemporary culture and art."
Eric Shanes, Andy Warhol ( New York: Portland House, 1991),5. See also
Carter Ratcliff, Andy Warhol ( New York: Abbeville
Press, 1983), 26 and
Rainer Crone, Andy Warhol ( New York: Praeger, 1970), 29.
Max Kozloff "Metaphysical Disgust, and the New Vulgarians". Art International
( March 1962): 34-36.
In 1968, Leslie Fiedler warned that Pop art is "whatever its overt politics, subversive:
a threat to all hierarchies insofar as it is hostile to order and ordering in its own realm." Leslie Fiedler"Cross the Border -- Close that Gap: Postmodernism", American Literature
Since 1900. ed.
M. Cunliffe ( London: Barrie and Jenkins, 1968), 359.
Questia, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning. www.questia.com
Book title: The Critical Response to Andy Warhol.
Contributors: Alan R. Pratt - Editor.
Publisher: Greenwood Press.
Place of publication: Westport, CT.
Publication year: 1997.
Page number: xxv.
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