By Andy Warhol
Conceptually distinct, hilarious and scary, often called “pornography” within the long island instances publication Review’s unique assessment and as a “work of genius” in Newsweek’s, a: a unique is the ideal literary manifestation of Andy Warhol’s sensibility.
In the overdue sixties Warhol got down to flip a alternate booklet right into a piece of father artwork, and the outcome used to be this stunning account of the famously influential staff of artists, superstars, addicts and freaks who made up the manufacturing unit milieu. produced from audiotapes recorded in and round the manufacturing facility, a: a singular starts off with the incredible Ondine popping a number of amphetamines after which follows its characters as they speak with encouraged, speed-driven wit and reduce swaths throughout the golf equipment, espresso retailers, hospitals, and whorehouses of 1960’s big apple.
"A new form of pop artifact" -- Library magazine
"Hellish hymns from Amphetamine Heaven, the vox populi of the Velvet Underground ... those individuals are witty and they're grand, they do negative issues and make lousy comments. Ondine is an East Village prima donna, a hoarder of gossip and finery and orgies and medication. he's filthy, yet he's humorous ... The characters symbolize the unusual new category, untermenschen prefigurations of the technological millenium"
-- Robert Mazzocco ny evaluate of Books "
A paintings of genius" -- Newsweek
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