David Wallace-Wells

Andy Warhol Is Soooo Overrated

"You're a killer of art, you're a killer of beauty, and you're even a killer of laughter," Willem de Kooning shouted at Andy Warhol, across a party, just months after the 1968 assassination attempt that placed Warhol in a painful corset for the rest of his life and secured, by the perverse logic of the era, his status as a giant of the 1960s.De Kooning wasn't the only one to see Warhol's frank painting as a frontal assault.