Andy Warhol, Publisher

University of Chicago Press
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Although we know him best as a visual artist and filmmaker, Andy Warhol was also a publisher. Distributing his own books and magazines, as well as contributing to those of others, Warhol found publishing to be one of his greatest pleasures, largely because of its cooperative and social nature.

Journeying from the 1950s, when Warhol was starting to make his way through the New York advertising world, through the height of his career in the 1960s, to the last years of his life in the 1980s, Andy Warhol, Publisher unearths fresh archival material that reveals Warhol’s publications as complex projects involving a tantalizing cast of collaborators, shifting technologies, and a wide array of fervent readers.

Lucy Mulroney shows that whether Warhol was creating children’s books, his infamous “boy book” for gay readers, writing works for established houses like Grove Press and Random House, helping found Interview magazine, or compiling a compendium of photography that he worked on to his death, he readily used the elements of publishing to further and disseminate his art. Warhol not only highlighted the impressive variety in our printed culture but also demonstrated how publishing can cement an artistic legacy.
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Lucy Mulroney is Associate Director of Collections, Research, and Education for the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Yale University.
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University of Chicago Press
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Published on
Oct 23, 2018
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176
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9780226542980
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English
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Art / General
Art / History / Contemporary (1945-)
Art / Individual Artists / General
Language Arts & Disciplines / Publishing
Social Science / LGBT Studies / Gay Studies
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