Andy: The Life and Times of Andy Warhol
From the 32 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 (1928–1987) 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. Spanning Warhol’s early career as a commercial illustrator, his relationship with the Velvet Underground, and the development of his own instantly recognizable style, Andy is an exhilarating portrait of a transcendent artist and a master self-promoter. Intensively researched, this 568-page graphic novel–with silver edgestain on the pages—is the first to tell the complete life story of the iconic pop artist.
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.