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Andy Warhol, Yale Press-Style

Yale University Press celebrated Andy Warhol’s birthday earlier this month by trying out The Andy Warhol Museum’s D.I.Y. POP app on our staff. The app takes its inspiration from what Arthur C. Danto calls “the Warhol aesthetic” in his Andy Warhol, part of YUP’s Icons of America series. Warhol was

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Happy Birthday, Andy Warhol!

August 6th would have been Andy Warhol’s 83rd birthday. Interest in the work of the pop art innovator shows no sign of flagging in the 21st century: recently, a 1963 self-portrait by the artist (originally sold for only $1,600) netted over $34.8 million at auction. For an in-depth examination of the American icon’s extraordinary

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Tuesday Studio: Alice Neel’s “Painted Truths”

The visually striking and emotionally intense works of Alice Neel earned her a reputation as one of the 20th century’s most significant painters. A groundbreaking figure for women in art, Neel painted portraits at a time when the role was frequently reserved for male artists. She painted friends and family

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Cartoons from the Kremlin

How did the rulers of the Soviet Union pass the time during long Politburo meetings in the Kremlin? They doodled. Sketching on notebook pages, official letterheads, and the margins of draft documents, prominent Soviet leaders in the 1920s and 1930s amused themselves and their colleagues with drawings of one another.

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The Revenge of Thomas Eakins

Thomas Eakins was misunderstood in life, his brilliant work earned little acclaim, and hidden demons tortured and drove him. Yet the portraits he painted more than a century ago captivate us today, and he is now widely acclaimed as the finest portrait painter our nation has ever produced. The Revenge

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Thomas Eakins Explained: An Interview with Sidney Kirkpatrick

Thomas Eakins was misunderstood in life, his brilliant work earned little acclaim, and hidden demons tortured and drove him. Yet the portraits he painted more than a century ago captivate us today, and he is now widely acclaimed as the finest portrait painter our nation has ever produced. This book

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