Becoming Andy Warhol
Celebrated during his lifetime as much for his personality as for his paintings, Andy Warhol (1928–87) is the most famous and influential of the Pop artists, who developed the notion of 15 minutes of fame, and the idea that an artist could be as illustrious as the work he creates. This graphic novel biography offers insight into the turning point of Warhol's career and the creation of the Thirteen Most Wanted Men mural for the 1964 World's Fair, when Warhol clashed with urban planner Robert Moses, architect Philip Johnson, and Governor Nelson Rockefeller. In Becoming Andy Warhol, New York Times bestselling writer Nick Bertozzi and artist Pierce Hargan showcase the moment when, by stubborn force of personality and sheer burgeoning talent, Warhol went up against the creative establishment and emerged to become one of the most significant artists of the 20th century.
Nick Bertozzi is the award-winning and New York Times bestselling author of Shackleton and Jerusalem. A contributor to Nickelodeon, Spin, Gourmet and the New York Times, among other publications, Bertozzi teaches at the School of Visual Arts in New York. Pierce Hargan is a cartoonist and graduate of the School of Visual Arts who has collaborated on multiple films and children's books. He lives in Brooklyn.