In the preface to his Warhol book, Arthur C. Danto describes how his visit to Warhol’s second show at the Stable Gallery in New York in – which included . their meaning. Therefore meaning would appear the key to recognize art as well as understand it. My ambition in this essay is i) to demonstrate that Danto’s. art. If Warhol inspired Danto to create a philosophy of art, it is appropriate that theory, putting his activity at odds with Danto’s ‘appropriation’ of Warhol for his.

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I love art but am not in love with biographies of artists. There’s nothing profound underneath – Andy Warhol: Well, first of all Danto is a good writer, and he points out what makes Warhol an interesting artist – a great one in fact.

Published October 20th by Yale University Press first published Sometimes good ideas are shocking, but not everything that shocks is good, I guess. There’s nothing behind it. At the time that Warhol went Pop there were other artists, including Jasper Johns and Robert Rauschenberg, who were using commonplace objects and found imagery in their works warnol Warhol was aware that this was the direction that art was heading.

He compares Warhol’s “portrait style” negatively to that of Francesco Clemente, writing “I cannot imagine him [Warhol] having an interest in the kind of interiority that is Clemente’s reason for portraying someone” but fails to mention Warhol’s collaborations with Clemente and Jean-Michel Basquiat.

It’s all there on the surface then; it’s what we can see. I have not always known how to respond to these remarks, as there are many contemporary pieces I really enjoy.

Pop art made him want to understand contemporary artists and their work. As an explanation of the value of Warhol’s artistic innovation: To ask other readers questions about Andy Warholplease sign up. Alloway was partially responsible for the confusion.


Nov 07, fleegan rated it liked it Shelves: The date that is cited by Danto is a reference is to Alloway’s article ” The Arts and the Mass Media ” which was published in Architectural Design magazine in February, and has often been credited with featuring the first use of the term “Pop art” in print.

Oct 06, Debra Komar rated it liked it. This is a very short book I love art but am not in love with biographies of artists. Could art exist in a vacuum?

Andy Warhol by Arthur C. Danto

What makes the one art may be something quite invisible, perhaps how it arrived in the world and what someone intended it to be. This isn’t, in any way, a biography of Warhol. The original Factory – the one that gave us Edie Sedgwick – was in existence for about four years. His interests span thought, feeling, philosophy of art, theories of representation, philosophical psychology, Hegel’s aesthetics, and the philosophers Maurice Merleau-Ponty and Arthur Schopenhauer.

Jul 26, Melani rated it liked it. Mar 31, Myke Cole rated it really liked it. My total failure at doing so gave me a much healthier appreciation for pop artists, particularly Warhol.

As Alloway stated in his essay, danro between the winter of the phrase acquired currency in conversation, in connection with the shared work and discussion among members of the Independent Group.

In January and February ofjust two months or so prior to the Bonwit Teller display, Warhol had purchased a Johns’ drawing of a light bulb and three Johns’ lithographs – Black Flag and two Targets. So, the b Ah another book on Warhol.

In different years, he was the vice-president and president of American Society for Aesthetics and American Philosophical Association, editor of Journal of Philosophy and a regular contributor to Naked Punch Review and Artforum. Something cannot be a camel that looks like a dromedary, but warnol can be an artwork which looks just like a real thing.


So now we have plenty of art that opens the mind and increases our understanding of the world, art that is alive and fascinating, art that can represent all kinds of people and perspectives, but we also have plenty of art that can be really shocking and difficult to grasp.

Mar 22, Rena Sherwood rated it liked it Shelves: So, the book is not essential by any means, but a good introduction to Warhol and his world.

Arthur Danto. The Artworld

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. It would be difficult to argue this for the latter period. Subscribe to our mailing list and get the latest news from Garage. From January 7 it will be open as usual. So this was a great little read-in-one-day introduction. To a new viewer of one of Warhol’s Brillo boxes, which Danto believes to be among the most important sculptures of the 20th century, there may be no obvious reason to value the reproduction more highly than the original, resulting in a failure to register Warhol’s genius.

It is Danto’s revelation of this novel philosophy that gives his book genuine merit. It does talk about several of the moments and defining phases of the artist’s life and work, and what led him to get there, but to concentrate purely on his work and the place of it in the world of art.

Dec 21, Zhiyi Li rated it really liked it. Triin rated it really liked it Oct 26, It could not have been art fifty years ago.