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Warhol’s “What?” (2016)1

Kristine Stiles

in Concerning Consequences: Studies in Art, Destruction, and Trauma

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226774510
eISBN:
9780226304403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226304403.003.0019
Subject:
Art, Art Theory and Criticism

This chapter examines Andy Warhol's foresight regarding the demise of cultural conventions, augmented by the ubiquity of capitalism, advertising, and technology. Many in the 1960s dismissed Warhol as ... More


Pathological Collectibles

Scott Herring

in The Hoarders: Material Deviance in Modern American Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226171685
eISBN:
9780226171852
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226171852.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter considers the cultural role that collectibles and their deviations play in the historical development of hoarding as a mental illness. It notes that scientists often refer to hoarding as ... More


Vis-à-vis Television: Andy Warhol’s Therapeutics

Adam Frank

in Transferential Poetics, from Poe to Warhol

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823262465
eISBN:
9780823266364
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823262465.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter argues that Andy Warhol identified with television as both technology and institution. It brings the affect theories of Melanie Klein and Silvan Tomkins to readings of Warhol’s early ... More


Serious Immobilities: Andy Warhol, Erik Satie, and the Furniture Film

Justin Remes

in Motion(less) Pictures: The Cinema of Stasis

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169639
eISBN:
9780231538909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169639.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter analyzes furniture music and furniture films. Even though Erik Satie did not coin the term furniture music until 1917, it seems clear that the idea was already in its formative stages in ... More


Picking His Nose at Tradition: Andy Warhol 1963

George Cotkin

in Feast of Excess: A Cultural History of the New Sensibility

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780190218478
eISBN:
9780190218508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190218478.003.0014
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Cultural History

Andy Warhol took over the art world with his pop creations in 1963. Dismissing abstract expressionism’s pretensions, Warhol’s silk-screening method resulted in multiple, albeit slightly different, ... More


: The Festival, the Factory, and Feedback

Andrew V. Uroskie

in Between the Black Box and the White Cube: Expanded Cinema and Postwar Art

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226842981
eISBN:
9780226109022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226109022.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Explores the 1966 New York Film Festival as the paradoxical zenith and culmination of the Expanded Cinema’s popularity within the “film art” community, and the subsequent turn away from established ... More


You Can Have My Brown Body and Eat It, Too!

Hiram Pérez

in A Taste For Brown Bodies: Gay Modernity and Cosmopolitan Desire

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781479818655
eISBN:
9781479846757
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479818655.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

Expanding on the notion of the primal “brown body” mediating gay modernity, this chapter argues that this brown body (frequently, though not exclusively, embodied as “Latino”) mediates gay male ... More


Transferential Poetics, from Poe to Warhol

Adam Frank

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823262465
eISBN:
9780823266364
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823262465.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This book brings theories of affect to the study of poetics. Informed by the thinking of Silvan Tomkins, Melanie Klein, and Wilfred Bion, it offers new interpretations of the poetics of four major ... More


Painting

Christopher Gair

in The American Counterculture

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748619887
eISBN:
9780748671137
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748619887.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Unlike the chapter on art in section one, this chapter focuses on figures who do not generally feature in accounts of the history of American Art. It commences with a look at the role of artists ... More


Andy Warhol, ?-1987

Ellen Willis

in No More Nice Girls: Countercultural Essays

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816680795
eISBN:
9781452949000
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816680795.003.0020
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter presents an obituary of Andy Warhol, a leading figure in the visual art movement known as Pop Art, who was shot in 1968 by radical feminist writer Valerie Solanas. Warhol was arguably ... More


: Rhetorics of Expansion

Andrew V. Uroskie

in Between the Black Box and the White Cube: Expanded Cinema and Postwar Art

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226842981
eISBN:
9780226109022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226109022.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Within the frenetic pace of cultural transformation occuring in the mid-‘60s, the emergence and rapid popularization of the term “Expanded Cinema” managed to conflate a wide range of disparate ... More


Lou Reed: “In the Beginning Was the Word”

Daniel Kane

in "Do You Have a Band?": Poetry and Punk Rock in New York City

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231162975
eISBN:
9780231544603
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162975.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter analyzes the ways in which Lou Reed’s vision of himself as a writer informed his music and lyrics for the Velvet Underground and his solo career. I track how Reed’s engagement with Andy ... More


The Social Practices of Art-Reflexive Art

Nicholas Wolterstorff

in Art Rethought: The Social Practices of Art

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198747758
eISBN:
9780191810671
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198747758.003.0018
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

In the twentieth century there emerged, within the visual art world, an important and influential movement of art-reflexive art, that is, art that raises questions about art and is thus art about ... More


Visual Culture and Film

Peter Knight

in The Kennedy Assassination

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748624102
eISBN:
9780748671199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624102.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The story of the Kennedy assassination is inseparable from the mass production and consumption of illusory images in postwar American politics and culture, not least because the Camelot White House ... More


Celebrity

Gian Maria Annovi

in Pier Paolo Pasolini: Performing Authorship

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231180306
eISBN:
9780231542708
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231180306.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Chapter Three discusses the conditions for the strategic branding of Pasolini’s authorship in the Italian media during the 60s, and his attitude to celebrity culture. In this chapter, I consider the ... More


Diane Arbus's 1960s: Auguries of Experience

Frederick Gross

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816670116
eISBN:
9781452946467
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816670116.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Photography

In any decade the work of only a very few artists offers a template for understanding the culture and ideas of their time. Photographer Diane Arbus is one of these rare artists, and this book returns ... More


Nuclear Conditioning

Jennifer Fay

in Inhospitable World: Cinema in the Time of the Anthropocene

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190696771
eISBN:
9780190696818
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190696771.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Environmental Politics

Nevada’s Atomic Testing Site hosted nuclear atmospheric tests from the late 1940s to the early 1960s and doubled as both an outdoor laboratory and a film studio. Here, worlds meant to resemble small ... More


The Art of Archiving

Gabriella Giannachi

in Archive Everything: Mapping the Everyday

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262035293
eISBN:
9780262335416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035293.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This Chapter explores how archival methodologies have been used, especially after the 1930s, to generate environmental or process-led artworks and how art has influenced our understanding of what ... More


Mass Media Culture

Steve Redhead

in The Jean Baudrillard Reader

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748627882
eISBN:
9780748671182
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748627882.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter is an extract from Baudrillard’s The Consumer Society, with an editorial overview


Taste, Too, Is an Art

Arthur Krystal

in Agitations: Essays on Life and Literature

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300092165
eISBN:
9780300145601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300092165.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter considers taste in art. It discusses personal experience in reviewing the Andy Warhol retrospective exhibition in 1989 and the differences between one review and that of John Updike. It ... More


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