I Bought Andy Warhol

By: Polsky, Richard

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In 1987, art dealer Richard Polsky set aside $100, 000 to purchase a painting by famed Pop artist Andy Warhol for his private collection - a purchase that ultimately took him twelve years. His journey, spanning the years from the wild speculation of the 1980s to the recession of the 1990s, is recounted here in this funny, fast-paced, intensely readable expose of the inner workings of the art world. This entertaining tale illuminates not only Warhol the artist and his place in art history, but also the machinations and marketing that fueled his celebrity. It is both his admiration of Warhol as an artist and the thrill of vicarious fame that drove the author in his quest to have a Warhol of his own. The binding is silver with faint white lettering. The jacket has a bit of scuffing near the spine, front and back. 256 pages including an appendix of comparative values of Warhol's paintings and an index. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

Title: I Bought Andy Warhol

Author: Polsky, Richard

Categories: American Literature,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Boston, Massachusetts, U. S. A., Harry N Abrams Inc: 2003

ISBN: 0810942712

ISBN 13: 9780810942714

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: As New in Near Fine dust jacket

Seller ID: 001426

Keywords: WARHOL ANDY 1928 1987 ART,