Tagged Andy Warhol

Shoes, Shoes, Shoes: The Autobiography of Alice B. Shoe

Reviewed by Andrew Berardini      I decided that being a shoe salesman is a really sexy job. -Andy Warhol   Clothing and its accessories are merely costumes. What role do you want to play? What character would you like for me to see you performing? These things are not our actual selves but just the one we want others to witness.   This is what makes the desperate throb of consumer capitalism possible.   Buying a thing, you can become the person who owns it, someone different, someone better. A decadent party girl might buy these chunky heels to…

The Philosophy of Andy Warhol (From A to B and Back Again)

  Reviewed by Paul Pescador     Let’s start by talking about the manner in which he sits in bed on his phone and listens, listen to another describe to him what they see on television (soap opera, commercials, etc) and through this we also become listeners. We absorb these banal unimportant moments, half-formed thoughts that pour out of each.   I read through conversations he has with them. Always an A and B conversation, in which he is A and B is someone else, a close confidante or a recent acquaintance. We only get hints. He doesn’t need much…