Andy Warhol and the Can that Sold the World

By Gary Indiana
(Basic Books, Hardcover, 9780465002337, 192pp.)

Publication Date: February 2010

Other Editions of This Title: Paperback

Shop Local
Enter your zip code below to find indies closest to you.



A witty and opinionated biography of a momentous work of art—and its deeply troubled creator

About the Author

Gary Indiana—novelist, playwright, actor, art critic, film historian—is one of the most supple and imaginative figures in contemporary American culture. He is the author of numerous plays, novels, and works of nonfiction, including Horse Crazy, Rent Boy, and Utopia’s Debris. Formerly the chief art critic for the Village Voice, Indiana has also written for the Los Angeles Times Book Review, New York magazine, Artforum, and the London Review of Books. He lives in New York City.

Praise For Andy Warhol and the Can that Sold the World


Buffalo News
“Elegant and impressive…[a] witty, smart, near-definitive consideration of Warhol.”
San Diego Tribune
“Gary Indiana’s Andy Warhol and the Can That Sold the World is a fresh portrait of the artist…No one has dissected Warhol’s complex personality better. And no one has written more concisely and accessibly about him.”

Lincoln Journal Star
“Heartily recommend[ed]…I’ve got a shelf of Warhol books - biographies, essays, exhibition catalogs - and I’ve seen dozens of exhibitions of his work. Indiana’s book added something to my knowledge and understanding of Warhol, which is saying something.”

Baltimore City Paper
“A thoughtful look at the late Pop artist’s defining work…in narrowing his focus, the author locates and captures Warhol’s essence.”

Liberty Press
“Indiana is able to give a fresh and new perspective on one of America’s most enigmatic 20th-century artistic figures, beyond any other biography heretofore.”

Indie Bookstore Finder

Update Profile