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The Philosophy of Andy Warhol

The Philosophy of Andy Warhol (From A to B & Back Again) is a 1975 book by the American artist Andy Warhol (1928-1987). It was first published by Harcourt Brace Jovanovich.

The book is an assemblage of self-consciously ironic "quotable quotes" about love, beauty, fame, work, sex, time, death, economics, success, and art, among other topics, by the "Prince of Pop". It has a prologue and is fifteen chapters and 241 pages in length.


Warhol signed two book contracts in 1974 with Harcourt, one for The Philosophy and the second for a biography of Paulette Goddard, which did happen.

The Philosophy was ghostwritten by Warhol's secretary Pat Hackett and his Interview Magazine editor Bob Colacello. Much of the material is drawn from conversations Andy had taped between himself and Colacello and Brigid Berlin.

Warhol promoted the book in September 1975 on a nine-city U.S. book tour, followed by stops in Italy, France, and England.

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