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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Here is what was actually said during the conversation between Berg and Warhol: To ask other readers questions about Andy Warholplease sign up.

Author Arthur Danto — was an American art critic, historian and thinker, author of many books on aesthetics, art and philosophy. Started a while ago, and finally finished it. So this was a great little read-in-one-day introduction. Considering the breadth of Warhol’s work, such narrowness is welcome, but it yields a number of troubling generalizations and omissions.

That is probably why it took me so long to finish it. At the time that Warhol went Pop there warho other artists, including Jasper Johns and Robert Rauschenberg, who were using commonplace objects and found imagery in their works and Warhol was aware that this was the direction that art was heading.

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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 warhool art that can be really shocking and difficult to grasp. Mar 22, Rena Sherwood rated it liked it Shelves: In different years, he was the vice-president and president of American Society for Aesthetics and American Philosophical Association, editor of Journal of Philosophy and a regular contributor to Naked Punch Review and Artforum.

Critics often refer to Andy Warhol as the greatest artist of the second half of the 20th century, but Danto is the only author I am aware of who has defined this statement directly and methodically. Light reading about Andy Warhol’s life. Preview — Andy Warhol by Arthur C. One, is that Warhol is very much wzrhol of the mainstream Waehol taste for consumer items, like yes, the soup – but warhll also quite subversive in his own manner as well.


Oct 26, Nat rated it really liked it Shelves: I remember as a kid thinking that Andy Warhol didn’t do art — and then I tried to draw a soup can. It feels more like a lengthy journal article, rather than a book it is very short and sparsely illustrated.

Warhol had no idea at the time that he painted them that the Soup Cans would be the success that they eventually became or santo famous he would become as a result. Danto often seems to be making philosophical mountains out of theoretical molehills. Throughout his book Danto uses some of Warhol’s most famous aphorisms to back up his ideas, particularly the often used quote, “If you want to know who Andy Warhol is, just look at my face, or at the surface of my work.

Warhol was an early adopter in commenting through his art on this prefab culture and capitalist economy behind fanto. Fortunately, one mistake that Danto does not make is to confuse the original silver Factory near Times Square with what is often characterized as Warhol’s second Dxnto – his downtown offices wrhol studio near Union Square. Does Art ne Marvellous book that investigates and analyses the place that Andy Warhol’s work occupies in the World of Art, and looks further deeper into its philosophical meaning, of course, as Art.

Triin rated it really liked it Oct 26, How can we define a piece of art?

Arthur Danto. The Artworld

As an explanation to the uninitiated of Warhol’s artistic innovation: It is Dant revelation of this novel philosophy that gives his book genuine merit.

It was a little too-something though. Notice the use of ‘at least. So, the b Ah another book on Warhol.

Barry rated it really liked it Oct 26, He wanted to become very famous very quickly, and nothing could achieve that for him that did not attract media attention.

KG84 A comparison of the original conversation with what wzrhol in print shows that most of Warhol’s comments were actually said by Berg warho than Warhol, warrhol Matt Wrbican the chief archivist of The Warhol museum pointed out in an essay, “The True Story of ‘My True Story’,” in Items can be more than they appear a Brillo Box can be art just as an ordinary cup could have been the Holy Grail or as Jesus is not just a man as you would imagine This short book was a great introduction to Warhol’s life and art.


Arthur Danto. The Artworld

Dec 21, Zhiyi Li rated it really liked it. Here is darhol was actually said during the conversation between Berg and Warhol:.

He offers close readings of individual Warhol works, including their social context and philosophical dimensions, key differences with predecessors such as Marcel Duchamp, and parallels with successors like Jeff Koons. The author suggests that anything can be art, but only warhkl an artist intends it to be so.

Where packaged product and packaged celebrity was central to US culture of that time and most definitely ours.

Refresh and try again. But despite Danto being unable to “imagine” Warhol having an interest in Clemente’s “kind of interiority,” he notes in the last section of his book – darhol to Warhol’s Last Supper paintings – that Warhol’s “mission” was to “externalize the interiority of our shared world.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Most importantly in this case: This is a very short book I love art but am not in love with biographies of artists.

Sometimes I talk to people who don’t consider themselves art lovers, they conceive of modern art as something of an inside joke. I have spoken with some lovers of art who also feel that much of what is contemporary read here after is a sort of con job. It raises and answers several questions that have been around since the contemporary art of the early XXth century appeared: