Synopses & Reviews
Andy Warhol was queer in more ways than one. A fabulous queen, a fan of prurience and pornography, a great admirer of the male body, he was well known as such to the gay audiences who enjoyed his films, the police who censored them, the gallery owners who refused to show his male nudes, and the artists who shied from his swishiness, not to mention all the characters who populated the Factory. Yet even though Warhol became the star of postmodernism, avant-garde, and pop culture, this collection of essays is the first to explore, analyze, appreciate, and celebrate the role of Warholandrsquo;s queerness in the making and reception of his film and art. Ranging widely in approach and discipline, Pop Out
demonstrates that to ignore Warholandrsquo;s queerness is to miss what is most valuable, interesting, sexy, and political about his life and work.
Written from the perspectives of art history, critical race theory, psychoanalysis, feminist theory, cinema studies, and social and literary theory, these essays consider Warhol in various contexts and within the history of the communities in which he figured. The homoerotic subjects, gay audiences, and queer contexts that fuel a certain fascination with Warhol are discussed, as well as Batman, Basquiat, and Valerie Solanas. Taken together, the essays in this collection depict Warholandrsquo;s career as a practical social reflection on a wide range of institutions and discourses, including those, from the art world to mass culture, that have almost succeeded in sanitizing his work and his image.
Contributors. Jennifer Doyle, Jonathan Flatley, Marcie Frank, David E. James, Mandy Merck, Michael Moon, Josandeacute; Esteban Muandntilde;oz, Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, Brian Selsky, Sasha Torres, Simon Watney, Thomas Waugh
andldquo;Pop Out fulfills its fabulous missionandmdash;to reclaim Andy Warhol as a queer artist/iconandmdash;with a painterly thoroughness. Andy would have said it best: andlsquo;Gre-e-eat!andrsquo;andrdquo;andmdash;Michael Musto
Andy Warhol was queer in more ways than one. A fabulous queen, a fan of prurience and pornography, a great admirer of the male body, he was well known to the gay audiences who enjoyed his films, the police who censored them, the gallery owners who refused to show his male nudes, and the artists who shied away from his swishiness. These essays consider Warhol in various contexts and within the history of the communities in which he figured. 53 illustrations.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -266) and index.
About the Author
Jennifer Doyle is Assistant Professor of Engish at the University of California, Riverside.
Jonathan Flatley is Assistant Professor of English at the University of Virginia.
Josandeacute; Esteban Muandntilde;oz is Associate Professor in Performance Studies at New York University.
Table of Contents
Introduction / Jennifer Doyle, Jonathan Flatley, Josandeacute; Esteban Muandntilde;oz
Queer Andy / Simon Watney
I'll Be Your Mirror Stage: Andy Warhol in the Cultural Imaginary / David E. James
Cockteaser / Thomas Waugh
Screen Memories, or, Pop Comes from the Outside: Warhol and Queer Childhood / Michael Moon
Warhol Gives Good Face: Publicity and the Politics of Prosopopoeia / Jonathan Flatley
Queer Performativity: Warhol's Shyness/Warhol's Whiteness / Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick
Famous and Dandy Like B. 'n' Andy: Race, Pop, and Basquiat / Josandeacute; Esteban Muandntilde;oz
andquot;I Dream of Genius . . . andquot; / Brian Selsky
Tricks of the Trade: Pop Art/Pop Sex / Jennifer Doyle
Popping Off Warhol: From the Gutter to the Underground and Beyond / Marcie Frank
Figuring Out Andy Warhol / Mandy Merck
The Caped Crusader of Camp: Pop, Camp, and the Batman Television Series / Sasha Torres