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1: Andy Warhol: The Factory
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In 1961, Andy Warhol resolved to become the chronicler of the affluent society. His series of consumption products is heralded by hand-painted dollar bills, coke bottles, and the 32 varieties of Campbell's soup cans. In 1968 he is shot down. The doctors declare him clinically dead. But Andy remains productive for nearly 20 years more. He dies in 1987. Writer Willi Bloess asked Annette...
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2: Frida Kahlo: Viva Mexico
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Frida Kahlo called herself "Daughter of the Mexican Revolution.” At the age of 18 she had a terrible traffic accident with the result of great pains for the remaining 28 years of her life. She created around 70 self-portraits. She painted when she felt sick and had to lay in bed. When she felt good, she preferred to live an exciting life. But while her husband, Diego Riviera, amidst the Mexican...
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3: Keith Haring: Next Stop Art
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At the end of the 1970s, Keith Haring decorates the walls of the subway tunnels in New York with simple, two-dimensional characters. His tag is "The Radiant Child.” In contrast to the graffiti scene, which consists of little more than repetitions of such tags, Keith develops a diverse language of symbols. They seem to be mystic messages. In 1990 Haring dies, aged 31, from AIDS.
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4: Pablo Picasso: The King
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Involved in expressionism, cubism, and surrealism, Picasso was an outstanding painter during the first half of the 20th century. Innumerable publications to his person have appeared. In contrast to them, this short guide delivers an overview of the life and work of the controversial genius in not so many words and entertaining pictures. By developing a cubistic-influenced comic style, Writer...
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5: Salvador Dali: The Paranoia-Method
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His whole life-long, the surrealistic painter Dali was obsessed to come to terms with three key moments of his childhood in Spain. 1. The fear that in his parents eyes, he is only a rebirth of the dead first son, 2. the shocking effect that the pictures of venereal diseases discovered in his father's library have had on him, and 3. the betrayal of his father, whom he found in bed with his...
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6: Vincent Van Gogh: The Chase of Ravens
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Vincent van Gogh dies at just 37 years old. He is only engaged in painting for the last 10 years of his life. Restless and exhaused, he travels through the Netherlands, Belgium, Great Britain, and France. Together, with his colleagues Cezanne, Toulouse-Lautrec, and Gauguin, he is regarded today as one of the most important artists of the expressionism movement. This comic guide, written and drawn...