Titles by Subject
Andy Warhol: Liz
Contribution by Bob Colacello and John Waters
About This Book
Andy Warhol’s iconic portraits of Elizabeth Taylor are images that have lost none of their explosive power in the decades that separate the present from the moment of their making. Frequently hailed as the greatest movie star of all time, Elizabeth Taylor was a friend of Andy Warhol in the 1970s and 1980s. The personification of charisma, whose highly public life was charged with drama, tragedy, and romance, this iconic muse was a perfect vehicle for Warhol’s vivid silk-screen portraiture derived from press clippings, publicity shots, and film stills. Warhol made over fifty portraits of Taylor in all her incarnations—from the ethereally beautiful child actress in National Velvet to the commanding, voluptuous screen goddess of Cleopatra. Andy Warhol: Liz sheds light on the relationship between Warhol and one of his most notorious muses.
About the Author
Bob Colacello began writing for Andy Warhol’s Interview in 1970. He was named editor shortly thereafter and remained at the magazine until 1982. His memoir of working with Warhol, Holy Terror: Andy Warhol Close Up, was published in 1990. He has been a regular contributor to Vanity Fair for the last two decades. John Waters is a filmmaker, writer, and visual artist. He has directed such cult films as Pink Flamingos, Hairspray, and Female Trouble.