The Easel

Always Leave Them Wanting Less

Vivid. First, Warhol the person. “He craved the company of others, but never knew what to do with them.” Secondly, his art. It focused “on what he liked best, the tawdry pathos of supermarkets … you don’t need an art degree to get it.” Lastly, the new biography. “Elephantine, ill-written, nearly insensible … [old material] is rolled out as startling news, embedded in a dense lard of fatuous pedantry.”