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By Andy Warhol, Pat Hackett

This overseas literary sensation turns the highlight on the most influential and arguable figures in American tradition. packed with stunning observations concerning the lives, loves, and careers of the wealthy, recognized, and wonderful, Warhol's magazine is perpetually enjoyable and fascinating.

Spanning the mid-1970s till quite a few days prior to his demise in 1987, THE ANDY WARHOL DIARIES is a compendium of the greater than twenty thousand pages of the artist's diary that he dictated day-by-day to Pat Hackett. In it, Warhol provides us the last word behind the scenes cross to essentially every little thing that went on within the world-both low and high. He hangs out with "everybody": Jackie O ("thinks she's so grand she does not even owe it to the general public to have one other nice marriage to someone big"), Yoko Ono ("We dialed F-U-C-K-Y-O-U and L-O-V-E-Y-O-U to work out what occurred, we had rather a lot fun"), and "Princess Marina of, i assume, Greece," besides art-world rock stars Jean-Michel Basquiat, Francis Bacon, Salvador Dali, and Keith Haring.

Warhol had anything to assert approximately each person who crossed his direction, no matter if it was once Lou Reed or Liberace, Patti Smith or Diana Ross, Frank Sinatra or Michael Jackson. a real cultural artifact, THE ANDY WARHOL DIARIES quantities to a portrait of an artist-and an era-unlike the other.

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