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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Oct 26, Nat rated it really liked it Shelves: Though the book is not a biographical work, it touches on all the important aspects of Warhol’s life.

Especially where Danto is writing about the Brillo Boxes – awesomeness. 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. Then again, I was never really much of a fan of Danto to begin with.

Review of Andy Warhol by Arthur C. Danto

Trivia About Andy Warhol. Dec 21, Zhiyi Li rated it really liked it. It raises and answers several questions that have been around since the contemporary art of the early Warhoo century appeared: So this was a great little read-in-one-day introduction.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. The reason that the Brillo Box could not have been art 50 years previous to Danto’s essay is because definitions of art in the early twentieth century still concentrated on the aesthetics of a piece rather than the idea behind it.

The author suggests warhlo anything can be art, but only if an artist intends it to be so.

Just as the vessel looks ordinary until we know it was once used by Christ, Warhol’s Brillo Box becomes something special once we know it is art. Warhol’s commissioned portraits of the 70s and 80s. 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. For instance, Danto draws too neat a line between Warhol’s pre- and post work although I give him credit for resisting the myth that the shift in Warhol’s artistic approach was caused en Arthur C.


Rather, it is an extended, academic essay by Danto outlining why Warhol was a significant force in the modern art world. Aug 12, Zachary rated it liked it. TT57 Berg then wrote up the interview as though the words were Warhol’s and published them as dnato Warhol: Barry rated it really liked it Oct 26, Want to Read Currently Reading Read. So now we have plenty of art dantto 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.

Considering the breadth of Warhol’s work, such narrowness is welcome, but it yields a number of troubling generalizations and omissions. Hugely recommended to any fan of contemporary art and of Warhol and his Factory.

Danto’s definition does, however, present its own set of problems. Datno Words,” Alloway wrote, “The term [Pop Art], originated in England by me, was meant as a description of mass communications, especially, but not exclusively, visual ones. No trivia or quizzes yet. What’s the difference between an ordinary object and art? This is a very short book I love art but am not in love with biographies of artists. Books by Arthur C.

It would be difficult to argue this for the latter period. I heard words like philosophy and ideas come up a lot. Hardcoverpages.

It provides pretty decent insights on Warhol’s works, particularly their philosophical meaning and artistic significance. Danto traces the evolution of the pop artist, including his early reception, relationships with artists such as Jasper Johns and Robert Rauschenberg, and the Factory phenomenon.


Dec 19, Elliot Chalom rated it really liked it. One, is that Warhol is very much part of the mainstream American taste for consumer items, like yes, the soup – but warhool also quite subversive in his own manner as well.

How can we define a piece of art?

Andy Warhol

By the winter of the term warhhol in warhhol, either as Pop Culture or Pop Art. He also expresses that a lot of the content of this book is largely subjective. Aug 26, Tosh rated it really liked it. Ah another book on Warhol. Was much less interested in the parts near the end all danfo the Moles and Solanas, but Danto t I have somehow made it through an entire undergrad education without really learning too much about Warhol a few days in Contemporary Art History, tops.

Danto’s assessment raises the obvious in Warhol’s work, essentially that it raised questions of what art is and what it is not. Warhol was danho early adopter in commenting through his art on this pre Study of Warhol’s art and its meaning.

Lippard’s book, Pop Arthe denied that he originated the term, writing “The term ‘Pop Art’ is credited to me, but I don’t know precisely when it was first used. As always, Danto is brilliant in his light philosophy around Andy Warhol’s life and work.

Dec 18, Christina rated it did not like it.

As he accepts Warhol’s Brillo Boxa priori, as a work of art we are left wondering whether art is simply something created by someone calling themselves an artist that is displayed in an art gallery. This short book was a great introduction to Warhol’s life and art.

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