The Easel

Warhol by Blake Gopnik, review: a monumental portrait of the art souperstar

A new biography of Warhol is out, based on open access to his archives. Old debates are revived – the most important artist of the 20th century, or just “a creepy commercial artist who got lucky“? The big picture ideas coming out of the book also sound familiar: “there was an emotional vacancy in Warhol … [he] remains, as he doubtless would have wished, essentially, brilliantly, unknowable.” (This link may help with navigating the Telegraph paywall)