POPism: The Warhol Sixties

By Andy Warhol, Pat Hackett

Anecdotal, humorous, frank, POPism is Warhol’s own view of the Pop phenomenon in long island within the Nineteen Sixties and a glance again on the relationships that made up the scene on the manufacturing facility, together with his rela­tionship with Edie Sedgewick, concentration of the approaching movie Factory Girl. within the indifferent, back-fence gossip variety he used to be recognized for, Warhol tells all—the final inside of tale of a decade of cultural revolution.

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