If you love Andy Warhol’s work and/or have an epic art book collection, then you’ll want to grab a copy of this special release of The Andy Warhol Diaries. “In celebration of its 25th anniversary, the bestselling classic is introduced to a new generation-with an added preface by Warhol’s diarist and long-time friend, Pat Hackett, contemplating Warhol’s lasting cultural impact.”
The book which spans the mid-70s when Warhol was in full swing to the days just before his death, it’s a collection of the artist’s thoughts (on his life, his work, and the wide range of famous characters that he came across) that were dictated daily to friend Pat Hackett. “Filled with shocking observations about the lives, loves, and careers of the rich, famous, and fabulous, Warhol’s journal is endlessly fun and fascinating.”
In it, Warhol gives us the ultimate backstage pass to practically everything that went on in the world-both high and low. He hangs out with “everybody”: Jackie O (“thinks she’s so grand she doesn’t even owe it to the public to have another great marriage to somebody big”), Yoko Ono (“We dialed F-U-C-K-Y-O-U and L-O-V-E-Y-O-U to see what happened, we had so much fun”), and “Princess Marina of, I guess, Greece,” along with art-world rock stars Jean-Michel Basquiat, Francis Bacon, Salvador Dali, and Keith Haring.
Warhol had something to say about everyone who crossed his path, whether it was Lou Reed or Liberace, Patti Smith or Diana Ross, Frank Sinatra or Michael Jackson. A true cultural artifact, THE ANDY WARHOL DIARIES amounts to a portrait of an artist-and an era-unlike any other.