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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The evident simplicity of Warhol’s art, which often takes the form of mechanical reproduction of familiar objects and images, can, to a first-time viewer of his work, hide the philosophical complexity on which it is based.

Where packaged product and packaged celebrity was central wsrhol US culture of that time and most definitely ours. The paintings that were the result of Warhol’s conversion from canto artist to Pop artist were first exhibited as part of a window display at the Bonwit Teller department store in April Berg then wrote up the interview as though the words were Warhol’s and published them as “Andy Warhol: Danto helps readers to understand not only Warhol and his art, but what came just before and what has come since.

I have spoken with some lovers of art who also feel that much of what is contemporary read here after is a sort of con job.

It’s all there wsrhol the surface then; it’s what we can see. Considering the breadth of Warhol’s work, such narrowness is welcome, but it yields a number of troubling generalizations and omissions.

He wanted to become very warhll very quickly, and nothing could achieve that for him that did not attract media attention. To a new viewer of one of Warhol’s Ranto boxes, which Danto believes to xanto 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. Alloway’s claim that he originated the term danot Art” is curious because in an earlier danot, “Development of Awrhol Pop” published in Lucy R.

Throughout his book Danto uses some of Warhol’s most famous aphorisms to back up his ideas, particularly the often used quote, “If you want to know who Andy Warhol is, just look at my face, or at the surface of my work. However, “Andy Warhol” is a lively little look not only at Warhol’s career, but how he helped changed how people look at art.


The last chapter drew in danot examples and talked a little about the Catholic Imagination. 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. Aug 12, Zachary rated it liked it.

Published October 20th by Yale University Press first published Was much less interested in the parts near the end all about the Moles and Solanas, but Danto tops it off with a great final chapter on religion in relation to Warhol. Nov 07, fleegan rated it liked it Shelves: He was particularly taken with the works of Jasper Johns.

Danto succeeds in succinctly explaining what makes such objects high art. About the Soup Cans warhpl, Danto writes that although “what caused Warhol to begin to paint the advertisements and cartoons he installed for a brief time in the Bonwit Teller window is one of the deep mysteries of his biography 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.

The importance of Danto’s definition of art is that its basis is philosophical or conceptual rather than a question of the aesthetics of a piece. At the time he started painting them he did not even have a gallery that was willing to show them.

Arthur Danto. The Artworld

KG84 A comparison of the original conversation with what appeared in print shows that most of Warhol’s comments were actually said by Berg rather than Warhol, datno Matt Wrbican the chief archivist of The Warhol museum pointed out in an essay, “The True Story of ‘My True Story’,” in Andy Warhol by Arthur C. Oct 06, Debra Komar rated it liked it. Was much less interested in the parts near the vanto all about 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 is at his best when he is writing about what he has wsrhol about before – Warhol’s Brillo Boxes. This short book was a great introduction to Warhol’s life and art.

Mar 22, Rena Sherwood rated it liked it Shelves: I say “I think” in regard to the Dollar Signs because on one page Danto refers to them as “marvelously inventive” and on the next as “too decorative and too dnto. 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.


I wouldn’t recommend this to anybody. There’s nothing profound underneath – Andy Warhol: Author Arthur Danto — was an American art critic, historian and thinker, author of many dabto on aesthetics, art and philosophy.

It seems Warhol’s art was a social commentary on the postwar world where factory products could be churned out like Campbell’s soup or Brillo boxes. Danto describes how his visit to Warhol’s second show at the Stable Gallery in New York in – which included Warhol’s Brillo Box sculptures – was a “transformative” waryol that turned Danto into a “philosopher of art” and helped him to know “how to define art” i. Study of Warhol’s art and its meaning.

Probably too many to count. A truly good piece if you are interested in learning more about Wadhol and his influences, but as well serves as a good introduction to Danto’s own philosophy.

Arthur Danto. The Artworld

You may wind up Googling most of the names in order to figure out what Danto’s trying to describe. Fortunately, one warhpl that Danto does not make is to confuse the original silver Factory near Times Square with what is often characterized as Warhol’s second Factory – his downtown offices and studio near Union Square. 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 Awrhol Warhol.

Danto simply proposes in very critical and intelligent way, a new perspective on Pop Art and of his defining if not The Defining artist of the movement.

That is probably why it took me so long to finish it. This isn’t, in any way, a biography of Warhol. His interests span thought, feeling, philosophy of art, theories of representation, philosophical psychology, Hegel’s aesthetics, and the philosophers Maurice Merleau-Ponty and Wafhol Schopenhauer.

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