“A boon to art history.”-—The New York Times Book Review
“Any book about [Warhol] described as ‘’comprehensive” or ‘authoritative’ is bound to meet with some skepticism. Yet those two words very well characterize David Bourdon’s copiously illustrated Warhol.” —The Wall Street Journal
“The first book yet…that fleshes out the man behind the myth.” —Newsday
“You probably couldn’t do better for an insider’s portrait of the man whose fame lasted a lot longer than 15 minutes.” —The Baltimore Sun
"Warhol, the self-promoting "king of Pop" who pictorially chronicled American society--its faces, products, and events--may be one of this century's least understood artists. Given the recent spate of Warhol reminiscences, this biography is a good value: Words and pictures clarify his life and career, and the coffee-table format, offering over 300 reproductions that include personal photos and art--is visually satisfying. The author is an art critic who was also a colleague and long-time Warhol chum. His perspective is comprehensive, informed, and blunt without being too gossipy or sensational. The text, based on first-hand knowledge of Warhol as well as extensive interviews with his family and friends, conveys Warhol's struggle to find his own niche in the art world, his attempts to discover new forms, his role as a cult figure and mentor, and his personal idiosyncrasies."—Library Journal
Never has an artist captured the imagination of the public as did Andy Warhol, as the scores of books about him attest. But only David Bourdon’s Warhol, with its lively, engrossing text and 325 striking illustrations, can lay claim to being the definitive study of the king of pop art. “Nothing to do with the art world has ever been lost on David,” Warhol once wrote about critic Bourdon, a close friend and confidant of the artist for more than 20 years. Here Bourdon effectively captures Warhol’s life, times, and work with the authenticity that only comes from having been there, and the result is truly a “comprehensive”, “authoritative” look at the multidimensional artist in all his many guises.