The Life and Times of Andy Warhol



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From the thirty-two canvas CAMPBELL’S SOUP CANS to the MARILYN DIPTYCH, Andy Warhol’s silk-screen prints are the epitome of Pop Art: witty, gimmicky and unafraid of repetition. Obsessed with consumerism and the cult of celebrity, Warhol exalted the “surface of things” – and yet he was a man of deep complexity.

In ANDY, Typex captures the remarkable life of the king of Pop Art, from his working-class upbringing in Pittsburgh to the dizzying heights of his celebrity. Spanning a period that began with the “talkies” and ended with the advent of house music, it is also a memorable portrait of 20th century pop culture and the stars who defined it: from Elvis to Greta Garbo, Truman Capote to Lou Reed.

Taking in Warhol’s early career as a commercial illustrator, his relationship with the Velvet Underground and the development of his own instantly recognisable style, Typex’s ANDY is an exhilarating portrait of a transcendent artist and a master self-publicist. Intensively researched and historically accurate, this 568-page graphic biography has gained the approval of the Warhol Foundation.

Additional information

Weight 1643 g
Dimensions 18.7 x 26 cm
Publisher name Self Made Hero
Publication date 1 March 2019
Number of pages 568
Format Paperback / softback
Dimensions 18.7 x 26 cm
Weight 1643 g


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Typex is a comics artist and illustrator. His first graphic biography, REMBRANDT, was commissioned by the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam and published in English by SelfMadeHero. He has illustrated numerous children's books and his illustrations frequently appear in national newspapers and magazines. He lives in Amsterdam.