Have a Light Read : A vital book on Warhol's masterpieces

【明報專訊】Andy Warhol was one of the twentieth century's most iconic artists, rising to fame in the 1950s, until his death in 1987. He was a proponent of pop art, which took inspiration from advertising images, and the culture of celebrity. Two of his most famous paintings are of Marilyn Monroe, and Campbell Soup tins. He was recognised as much more than just a painter, also known for his sculpture, experimental films, performance art, and commentary on culture in the 1960s, and coining the phrase "15 minutes of fame". In so doing he stepped out of the art world and into the mainstream celebrity limelight.