Lecture: Andy Warhol – Through a Screen, Darkly
Blake Gopnik, Critic at Large for Artnet News and regular contributor to The New York Times
Few artists have been as closely associated with a single technique as Andy Warhol is with silkscreening. He wasn’t an innovator in the medium, however, as is sometimes claimed; it came to him with a rich and complex history he’d encountered already in his youth. With the advent of Pop art, Warhol built on that history to transform silkscreening from a mere technique into a true bearer of meaning. Gopnik is working on the forthcoming biography Andy Warhol: A Life As Art.
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