For the remaining weeks of the summer and into September, you can see the exhibit “Andy Warhol: The Last Decade” at the Brooklyn Museum.
Even now, nearly 25 years after his death, Warhol’s image is rarely out of the public eye. And as WNYC’s Sara Fishko tells us, that was the artist’s lifelong dream. Here is the next Fishko Files...
"I think Shirley Temple was Andy's first star. He dreamt himself out of his extremely poverty-struck existence in Pittsburgh as a child via the movies. Shirley Temple was the same age as he was. The same size as he was, and had a similar-enough build that he actually then started copying some of her gestures, which turn up later in famous photographs of him taken in the 60s. -Victor Bockris
- Andy Warhol: The Last Decade runs through September 12th at The Brooklyn Museum.
Books and authors mentioned in this edition of The Fishko Files:
- Pop: The Genius of Andy Warhol by Tony Scherman and David Dalton
- Holy Terror: Andy Warhol Close Up by Bob Colacello
- Warhol the Biography by Victor Bockris