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Journey to nowhere

Reeve, Charles (2004) Journey to nowhere. Art Papers, 28 (3). 34 - 39. ISSN 1524-9581


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Discusses films about Andy Warhol (b. 1928), focusing on the documentary Absolut Warhola by the German director Stanislaw Mucha. The author comments on Warhol's relationship with the media, describes how Mucha's film looks at his family background in Slovakia, and highlights interviews with his relations and the Warhol Family Museum of Modern Art in Medzilaborce, Slovakia. He assesses the documentary Superstar: the Life and Times of Andy Warhol (1990) by Chuck Workman, including the appearance of the Metropolitan Museum curator Henry Geldzahler, suggests that Warhol had several personas with reference to his homosexuality and his project 13 Most Wanted Men at the New York World's Fair (1964), and analyses his images of Marilyn Monroe. He explores the depiction of his relationship with Jean-Michel Basquiat in Julian Schnabel's film Basquiat (1996), studies I Shot Andy Warhol (1996), which traces an assassination attempt on Warhol by Valerie Solanis, who wrote the SCUM Manifesto, and concludes by reflecting on Warhol's public and private life. An insert comments on the Warhol Family Museum in Slovakia, highlights his relationship with Basquiat, and refers to the African-American artist Michael Thomas Holman. It concludes by considering Bonnie O'Connell's artists' book The Anti-Warhol Museum (Nexus Press, 1993) and I Bought Andy Warhol by Richard Polsky (Abrams, 2003).

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: artists' biographies, Artists' Books, Art Publications, Basquiat, Jean-Michel, Films: general, Holman, Michael Thomas, O'Connell, Bonnie, Warhol, Andy
Divisions: Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Date Deposited: 26 Jul 2016 18:09
Last Modified: 20 Dec 2021 19:32
URI: http://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/1092

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