By Andy Warhol
Conceptually certain, hilarious and scary, known as “pornography” within the big apple occasions publication Review’s unique evaluation and as a “work of genius” in Newsweek’s, a: a unique is the proper literary manifestation of Andy Warhol’s sensibility.
In the overdue sixties Warhol got down to flip a exchange booklet right into a piece of dad artwork, and the end result was once this stunning account of the famously influential workforce of artists, superstars, addicts and freaks who made up the manufacturing unit milieu. produced from audiotapes recorded in and round the manufacturing facility, a: a singular starts off with the magnificent Ondine popping numerous amphetamines after which follows its characters as they speak with encouraged, speed-driven wit and reduce swaths in the course of the golf equipment, espresso retailers, hospitals, and whorehouses of 1960’s ny.
"A new type of pop artifact" -- Library magazine
"Hellish hymns from Amphetamine Heaven, the vox populi of the Velvet Underground ... those everyone is witty and they're grand, they do negative issues and make lousy feedback. Ondine is an East Village prima donna, a hoarder of gossip and finery and orgies and medicine. he's filthy, yet he's humorous ... The characters characterize the weird new classification, untermenschen prefigurations of the technological millenium"
-- Robert Mazzocco manhattan evaluate of Books "
A paintings of genius" -- Newsweek
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