Andy Warhol, Virtuoso of the Ordinary: A Conversation with Blake Gopnik and Catherine Zuromskis.


Join us for a virtual conversation with Blake Gopnik and Catherine Zuromskis as they discuss the sometimes surprising ordinariness of the iconic and influential pop artist, Andy Warhol.  From the origins of his famous silkscreen paintings to his underappreciated late-career work of the 1970s and 80s, Warhol’s genius as an artist emerged in fascinating ways from his everyday life and experiences. Drawing on Gopnik’s definitive new biography of Warhol, this conversation will explore a different side of the artist and his art.

Blake Gopnik is the author of Warhol, the first comprehensive biography of the Pop artist, published by Ecco at HarperCollins in 2020. He has been the staff art critic at the Washington Post and Newsweek and is a regular contributor to the New York Times. He has a Ph.D. in art history from Oxford University.

Catherine Zuromskis is an Associate Professor of Photography and Visual Culture at Rochester Institute of Technology. She is the author of Snapshot Photography: The Lives of Images (MIT Press, 2013), and The Factory (La Fabrica, 2012), as well as a co-editor of the forthcoming Concise Companion to Visual Culture (Wiley Blackwell, 2021). Her writings on photography, film, and visual culture have appeared in Afterimage, Archives of American Art Journal, American Quarterly, Art Journal, Criticism, Los Angeles Review of Books, Photography & Culture, The Velvet Light Trap, and various edited volumes.

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