Focus on Danto – Arthur Danto’s Andy Warhol. Leitmotiv – 0/ http://www. Warhol’s philosophical contribution actually manifests. In a work of great wisdom and insight, art critic and philosopher Arthur Danto delivers a compact, masterful tour of Andy Warhol’s personal. Former Nation art critic and Columbia philosophy professor emeritus Danto (After the End of Art) argues that Andy Warhol radically redefined.

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A great introduction to Warhol and his significance in the art world, especially for the uninitiated. Nietzsche of course being the philosophical highlight of this with his Will to Power. Danto brings to bear encyclopedic knowledge of Warhol’s time and shows us Warhol as an endlessly multidimensional figure–artist, political activist, filmmaker, writer, philosopher–who retains permanent residence in our national imagination. Please try again later.

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Andy Warhol by Arthur C. Danto

Danto is very clear about his sources and what is his opinion or not. Write a customer review. Once Danto was amongst the greatest living aestheticians, as well as warohl eminent art critic for “The Nation”. Items can be more than they appear a Brillo Box can be art just as an ordinary cup could have been the Holy Grail or as Jesus is not just a santo as you would imagine by just looking at himbut God.


Warhol was an early adopter in commenting through his art on this prefab culture and capitalist economy behind it. There are many biographies of Andy Warhol. By focusing on Warhol’s art, and more importantly its reverberations through the global concept of art, rather than on the artist’s life, Danto provides a quick summary that gives philistines like myself a quick grasp on why we should give a damn.

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He arthug do some great things, but he also seems to be one of the first artists who did not just push the envelope for the sake of art, but tried to explode it for the sake of fame and fortune. Pq Baker rated it really liked it Jan 11, A truly good piece if you are interested in learning more about Warhol and his influences, but as well serves as a good introduction to Danto’s own philosophy. He offers close readings of individual Warhol works, including their social context and philosophical andt, key differences with predecessors such as Marcel Duchamp, and parallels with successors like Jeff Koons.

He is also the art critic for The Nation and an editor for the Journal of Philosophy. As always, Danto is brilliant in his light philosophy around Andy Warhol’s life and work.

The author suggests that anything can be art, but only if an artist intends it to be so. Sometimes good ideas are shocking, but not everything that shocks is good, Eanto guess.

The space between the objects that Warhol duplicated and the art he produced in careful reproduction must be filled with an entire philosophy of art that simply could not have existed before Andy Warhol. This is not a biography of Warhol. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Religion and Common Experience. Want to Read saving….


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There was a problem filtering reviews right now. How can we define a piece of art? It’s a short, engaging read and will leave you wanting to learn more about the man, his times, and most of all, contemporary art from Warhol’s reverberations in the 60s all the way up to their obvious outcomes today.

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Danto keeps the dialogue going on in your head long after you have finished the book. What makes something become art? Return to Book Page. It feels more like a lengthy journal article, rather than a book it is very short and sparsely illustrated. Trivia About Andy Warhol. Read the book, read the article and then read Warhol’s Diaries. Does Art need to be beautiful? Also, the cult of celebrity arthru something that was central to Warhol’s work.

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