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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It is his belief that Warhol’s art of the period fundamentally revolutionized our understanding of what we are willing to accept as art, thus necessitating a new answer to the millennia-old question, What is art?

It’s all there on the surface then; it’s what we can see. 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, as Matt Wrbican the chief archivist of The Warhol museum pointed out in an essay, “The True Story of ‘My True Story’,” in Danto suggests that “what makes him an American icon is that his subject matter is always something that the ordinary American understands: Danto is very clear about his sources and what is his opinion or not.

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. Barry rated it really liked it Oct 26, Triin rated it really liked it Oct 26, Danto seems to veer toward such a definition of art in an earlier essay on the subject – “The Philosopher as Andy Warhol” included in the inaugural publication of The Warhol museum in Fortunately, one mistake 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.

Well, first of all Danto is a good writer, and he points out what makes Warhol an interesting artist – a great one in fact. 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” experience that turned Danto into a “philosopher of art” and dantl him to know “how to define art” i.

The paintings that were the result of Warhol’s conversion from commercial artist to Pop artist were first exhibited as part of a window display at the Bonwit Teller department store in April But if Danto had read the actual article he would have noticed that the term “Pop art” does not actually appear in it.

We look forward to seeing you from January 2. Considering the breadth of Warhol’s work, such narrowness is wqrhol, but it yields a number of troubling generalizations and omissions. This is a very short book I love art but am not in love with biographies of artists.

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SC57 One could argue that Warhol’s Soup Cans were, in effect, his version of Johns’ Flags – both being American icons although of a slightly different nature. 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. Danto is at his best when he is writing about what he has written about before – Warhol’s Brillo Danfo. This is a very quick read, and I think for the Warhol curious, it will them check out other books -and hopefully the artwork and the films.

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 eanto.

Alloway’s claim that he originated the term “Pop Art” is curious because in an earlier article, “Development of British Pop” published in Lucy R.

Review of Andy Warhol by Arthur C. Danto

Jan 19, Giovana added it. Subscribe to our mailing list and get the latest news from Garage. Aug 26, Tosh rated it really liked it. In the preface to his Warhol book, Arthur C. 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. 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 dango artist that is displayed in an art gallery.

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Danto’s survey of Warhol’s work was written for the uninitiated and those who are maybe familiar with Warhol’s work, but might lack knowledge of the historical context into which his work was born. Dec 19, Elliot Chalom rated it really liked it. Ah another book on Warhol. About the MaosDanto writes that “the imaginativeness of their variety of color and the mock impulsiveness of the brushstrokes was a preparation for the style of portraiture that was to become Andy’s signature way of representing celebrities, and those who want to look like celebrities” i.

Danto also makes a critical error, although an understandable one, when he writes “the term Pop art was first used in danro Lawrence Alloway, a British critic, initially to designate American mass media popular culture, Hollywood movies in particular.

Andy Warhol by Arthur C. Danto

Lists with This Book. Then again, I was never really much of a fan of Danto to begin with. 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.


Would a painting by Picasso which was left in an empty room still be a work of art – without being perceived by anyone and without an art theorist in attendance to tell us it was art? Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Sep 27, Haleigh rated it warho was amazing.

It was a little too-something though. What’s the difference between eanto ordinary object and art? Critics often refer to Andy Warhol as the greatest artist of the second half of the 20th century, but Danto is the only author I am aware of who has defined this statement directly and methodically.

Smith interview in which he says Sam Rosenberg was his “favorite or most memorable” teacher at Carnegie Tech and doesn’t remember being taught by Robert Lepper ; the Benjamin H. Though the book is not a biographical work, it touches on all the important aspects of Warhol’s life. Then that’s all we can see; if you want to know about Andy Warhol, we just look at your paintings and your films and that’s – Andy Warhol: Probably too many to count.

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 entirely by his brush with death in establishing an “important” Andy Warhol and a merely “iconic” Andy Warhol. At the datno that Warhol went Pop warnol were other artists, including Jasper Johns and Robert Rauschenberg, who were using commonplace objects and found imagery in their works and Warhol was aware that this was the direction that art was heading.

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 playful.

ANDY WARHOL is a sloppy book, wathol by typographical errors, omissions, generalizations, and at least one embarrassingly irrelevant tangent, having to do with Wittgenstein’s “language game,” the questionable inclusion of which Danto explains by mentioning that its resonance with certain of Warhol’s artistic practices at the Dantk Factory “came to me in a dream while writing this book, and for better or worse I could not resist including the comparison here.

Danto often seems to be making philosophical mountains out of theoretical molehills. The display included Advertisement – described by Danto as “a montage of black-and-white newspaper ads Danto helps readers to understand not dannto Warhol and his art, but w This book raised Andy Warhol’s importance to art in my eyes.