Andy Warhol, Poetry, and Gossip in the 1960s
Wolf investigates the underground culture of poets, artists, and filmmakers who interacted with Warhol regularly. She claims that Warhol understood the literary imagination of his generation and that recognizing Warhol's literary activities is essential to understanding his art. Drawing on a wealth of unpublished material, including interviews, personal and public archives, tape recordings, documentary photographs, and works of art, Wolf offers dramatic evidence that Warhol's interactions with writers functioned like an extended conversation and details how this process impacted his work. This highly original and fascinating study gives us fresh insight into Warhol's art as practice and reformulates the myth that surrounds this popular American artist.
1: Portraiture, Poetry, and Gossip
2: Andy Warhol at the Crossroads of Poetry and Visual Art: The Mimeograph Revolution
3: Expanding Worlds: Poetry Off the Page
4: Artistic Appropriation and the Image of the Poet as Thief
5: The "Flower Thief": The "Film Poem," Warhol's Early Films, and the Beat Writers