Blake Gopnik, Warhol
Presented in Partnership with the Detroit Institute of Arts
Blake Gopnik discusses his biography of Andy Warhol with Clare Rogan from the Detroit Institute of Arts. Clare will be sharing rarely seen images from the DIA’s collection as part of their conversation.
Mention the name “Andy Warhol” and you’ll hear about his famous images of soup cans and Marilyn Monroe. While Pop Art became synonymous with Warhol’s name and dominated the public’s image of him, his life and work are infinitely more complex and multifaceted than that. Blake Gopnik, esteemed art critic, takes on Andy Warhol in all his depths and dimensions and gives us the most robust and intricate picture to date of a man and an artist who defied easy categorization and whose life and work continue to affect our culture and society today.
About the Author:
Blake Gopnik began his career as an academic, with a doctorate from Oxford University and then returned to his native Canada where he ultimately became art critic at the Globe and Mail, Canada’s national newspaper. Since 2001, he has worked in the U.S. where he has been art critic for numerous publications including the Washington Post, Newsweek, Daily Beast, and Artnet News. Gopnik began work on his Warhol book in 2013. He lives in New York with his wife and two cats.
About the Moderator:
Clare Rogan is Curator of Prints and Drawings at the Detroit Institute of Arts. Her specialties include German art from 1848 to 1945, European and American prints and drawings, and LGBTQ art. At the DIA she recently curated the exhibitions From Bruegel to Rembrandt: Dutch and Flemish Prints and Drawings, 1550-1700 and From Camelot to Kent State: Pop Art, 1960-1975.