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By Gary Indiana

In the summer season of 1962, Andy Warhol unveiled 32 Soup Cans in his first solo exhibition on the Ferus Gallery in Los Angeles—and despatched the paintings international reeling. The responses ran from incredulity to outrage; the poet Taylor Mead defined the exhibition as “a tremendous slap within the face to America.” The exhibition positioned Warhol at the map—and remodeled American tradition without end. virtually single-handedly, Warhol collapsed the centuries-old contrast among “high” and “low” tradition, and created a brand new and appreciably glossy aesthetic.

In Andy Warhol and the Can that offered the World, the dazzlingly flexible critic Gary Indiana tells the tale of the genesis and effect of this iconic murals. With strength, wit, and great perspicacity, Indiana recovers the excitement and controversy of the Pop artwork Revolution and the intense, tormented, and profoundly narcissistic determine at its vanguard.

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