Andy Warhol "Giant" SizePhaidon Editors, with an introduction by Dave Hickey

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The bestselling visual biography of one of the twentieth century's most innovative, influential artists

Andy Warhol "Giant" Size is the definitive document of this remarkable creative force, and a telling look at late twentieth-century pop culture. A must-have for Warhol fans and pop culture enthusiasts, this in-depth and comprehensive overview of Warhol's extraordinary career is packed with more than 2,000 illustrations culled from rarely seen archival material, documentary photography, and artwork.

Dave Hickey's compelling essay on Warhol's geek-to-guru evolution combines with chapter openers by Warhol friends and insiders to give special insight into the way the enigmatic artist led his life and made his art. It also provides a rare, behind-the-scenes look at the New York art world of the 1950s to the 1980s.

From the publisher of The Andy Warhol Catalogue Raisonné, Volumes 1 - 5.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Size: 245 × 187 mm (9 5/8 × 7 3/8 in)
  • Pages: 624 pp
  • Illustrations: 2000 illustrations
  • ISBN: 9780714877303

Dave Hickey is a distinguished American art and cultural critic. He was Professor of English at the University of Nevada Las Vegas, and Distinguished Professor of Criticism for the MFA Program in the Department of Art & Art History at the University of New Mexico. He has written widely, including for Rolling Stone, Art News, Art in America, Artforum, Interview, Harper's Magazine, Vanity Fair, Nest, New York Times, and Los Angeles Times.

"We're not usually fans of shrinkage, but we'll make an exception in the case of Andy Warhol "Giant" Size... The visual biography of the one of the 20th century's most influential artists... The publishing gods have answered our prayers and the tome will now be available in mini format... More than 2,000 photograph and illustrations, including rarely seen material."—Attitude

"A visual biography (over 2,000 illustrations) providing a portfolio of art work, photos, ephemera, letters receipts, family snaps, press cuttings. I cannot imagine a bigger treat for his fans and the price is extremely accessible."—

"An excellent, beautifully-illustrated guide to this hugely influential artist."—Choice

"The life and work of the 20th-century's most influential artist, caught between two covers."—The Herald (Scotland)