By Andy Warhol
Conceptually designated, hilarious and scary, known as “pornography” within the manhattan occasions publication Review’s unique evaluate and as a “work of genius” in Newsweek’s, a: a unique is definitely the right literary manifestation of Andy Warhol’s sensibility.
In the past due sixties Warhol got down to flip a exchange e-book right into a piece of father paintings, and the end result was once this mind-blowing account of the famously influential team of artists, superstars, addicts and freaks who made up the manufacturing unit milieu. made from audiotapes recorded in and round the manufacturing unit, a: a singular starts off with the impressive Ondine popping a number of amphetamines after which follows its characters as they speak with encouraged, speed-driven wit and minimize swaths throughout the golf equipment, espresso outlets, 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 individuals are witty and they're grand, they do bad issues and make lousy comments. Ondine is an East Village prima donna, a hoarder of gossip and finery and orgies and medication. he's filthy, yet he's humorous ... The characters signify the unusual new classification, untermenschen prefigurations of the technological millenium"
-- Robert Mazzocco ny evaluate of Books "
A paintings of genius" -- Newsweek
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