Andy Warhol Mug for New York

By: Sanjeevkumar

was a painter, illustrator, designer, photographer, filmmaker,producer, journalist, editor, anchorman, and model. In her book Warhol SpiritCĂ©cile Guilbert argues, more contentiously, that he was also a serious writer.She makes much of his influence on Bret Easton Ellis, himself one of the mostinfluential authors of recent years. In one instance, an extract from AmericanPsycho and a social column penned by Warhol in 1973 are printed side by side.The similarities are striking: same tonal blankness, compulsive name-droppingand seemingly endless lists of designer goods.

Warhol's name has frequently cropped up in reviews ofEllis's work, but the connection has been most clearly established by Ellishimself. One of the characters in Glamorama is mocked because she only owns twobooks: the Bible plus the Andy Warhol Diaries. The inference here is that theDiaries appeal to superficial hipsters, but the juxtaposition with scripture isjust as significant. The Pope of Pop presides over the celebrity culture andbranded environment Glamorama is steeped in, but his presence runs theparadoxical risk of being overlooked - it is part of the novel's wallpaper.When Victor, the protagonist, quotes one of Warhol's epigrams, it isimmediately disproved by his girlfriend's admission that she has no idea who heis. The fact that she could have walked straight out of the Factory or theChelsea Hotel adds a nice touch of dramatic irony.

Fantastic in plastic is a tabletop collection of melamineand acrylic designs based on Warhol's original works. Create you very own 15minutes of fame when you entertain using these fantastic pieces," nestingbowls. "Art is what you can get away with" Andy Warhol. He, thefamous artist, who rummaged through America's daily routine in search ofsubjects for his brightly colored pop art silkscreens: think Brillo boxes,Campbell's soup cans, etc. Now you can make Andy part of your every day withRosenthal's china, printed with an unmistakable Warhol daisy design. would have been so proud. The pop artist's colorful Tacoma Daisy prints areright at home on this set of melamine plates. Nestled in their own coordinatingbox, these dishes are the perfect size for everything from appetizers todesserts.

The designs are from the crazy, but ingenious and humurousSimon Drew, from Devon, and the famous Mr Andy Warhol, from New York. You'llalso find fun gift ideas, some more modern than others: an Andy Warhol plasticmartini shaker set, Anne Taintor candles, Super Friends notecards, lava lampsand swizzle sticks in the shape of pink poodles, elephants and black cats. Formore details visit

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