arts • 02 Aug, 2017
New Warhol Book Revisits Enduring Artist’s Legacy
Shock-haired Factory Superstar Remembered
Andy Warhol’s influence goes on. The wigged former illustrator shook-up the art world in the 60s with deliberately repetitive screenprints of stars like Elvis and Marilyn Monroe. And 30 years after the artist’s death, the effects are still felt today, even in Saigon. We have our own tribute to Warhol’s Manhattan studio in District 2’s The Factory (which even used to have silver walls), and art studios like Grado’s and VinSpace help learners produce pop-inspired pieces.
A new book about the cultural kingpin has just been published by Assouline. The release, part of the publisher’s Ultimate Collection series, is a definitive guide to the artist’s work, but also includes more obscure, lesser-known pieces.
We strongly recommend you pick up a copy and get to know this 20th Century art icon.
Words by David Kaye