Tuesday, June 23, 2009

The Faces of Warhol

The Museum of Art and Archaeology at the University of Missouri recently acquired 151 Polaroids and prints as a gift from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. The Columbia Daily Tribune ran a feature on the exhibit and Warhol. SUNY Press author Elisa Glick was interviewed for the article for her opinion on Warhol's enduring, yet often perplexing, level of fame. It's a great piece on Warhol's influence not only in the art world but also in the Warholian world we are all living in today.

Elisa's new book, Materializing Queer Desire: Oscar Wilde to Andy Warhol, uses iconic dandy and queer figures to explore relationships between homosexuality, modernism, and modernity. The book, available in August, can be pre-ordered now.