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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 raises and answers several questions that have been around since the contemporary art of the early XXth century appeared: 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.

Underlying the important contribution of Andy! That is probably why it took me so long to finish it.

To a new viewer of one of Warhol’s Brillo boxes, which Danto believes to be among the most important sculptures of the 20th century, there may be no obvious reason to value the reproduction danot highly than the original, resulting in a failure to register Warhol’s genius. So, the b Ah another book on Warhol. It was novel in the sixties but as Andy when asked if art was going to get repetitive and churn out more and more of taffy pop that he had his pulse on he answered: 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?

Though the book is not a biographical work, it touches on all the important aspects of Warhol’s life.


Especially where Danto is writing about the Brillo Boxes – awesomeness. I wouldn’t recommend this to anybody. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Then again, I was never really much of a fan of Danto to begin with. There’s nothing behind it.

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

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So now we have plenty of art that opens the mind and increases our understanding of the world, art that is alive and fascinating, art that can represent all kinds of people and perspectives, but we also have plenty of art that can be really shocking and difficult to grasp.

Danto succeeds in succinctly explaining what makes such objects high art. Jul 27, Peter Mcloughlin rated it really liked it Shelves: 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. He returns to the subject in the final chapter of his book by using the example of a Holy Grail vessel to illustrate his point.

Arthur Danto. The Artworld

Danto is at his best when he is writing about what he has written about before – Warhol’s Brillo Boxes. Dec 19, Elliot Chalom rated it really liked it. This short book was ddanto great introduction to Warhol’s life and art. Want warhok Read saving…. In the preface to his Warhol book, Arthur C. Is there reason for another one? It’s all there on the surface then; it’s what we can see.

At the time he started painting them he did not even have a gallery that xanto willing to show them. Warhol moved into the first Factory on January 28, and into the second Factory during the week of February 5, Feb 15, Emily rated it really liked it Shelves: So this was a great little read-in-one-day introduction.


Preview — Andy Warhol by Arthur C. I remember as a kid thinking that Andy Warhol didn’t do art — and then I tried to draw a soup can.

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.

Mar 08, Steven rated it liked it Shelves: Andy Warhol by Arthur C. He does not claim to hold the universal and absolute truth about Art, or Warhol, or that we should all agree with his point of view. But dabto gets the impression that Danto’s interest in his subject wanes during the sections devoted to the 70s and 80s.

Arthur Danto. The Artworld

Buchloh interview in which he is asked about Dada and Duchamp and the Paul Taylor interview in which he discusses the Last Suppers. Mailing List Subscribe to our mailing list and get the latest news from Garage. Warhol was an early adopter in dantl through his art on this prefab culture and capitalist economy behind it.

As an explanation of the value of Warhol’s artistic innovation: Triin rated it really liked it Oct 26, Does Art need to be beautiful? Warhol’s commissioned portraits of the 70s and 80s. By focusing on Warhol’s art, and more importantly its reverberations through the global concept of art, rather than on the artist’s life, Danto provides a quick summary that gives philistines like myself a quick grasp on why we should give a damn.