On&By Andy Warhol

Published in spring 2016 by MIT/Whitechapel Press, ON&BY Andy Warhol, edited by Gilda Williams, brings together 50 key texts by the artist (and his collaborators) and essential critics and commentators, from 1962 to today. Brief introductions to each text explain their place in Warhol’s critical history.

Dr Williams was Commissioning Editor for contemporary art at Phaidon Press during production of Andy Warhol’s Catalogue Raisonne, Painting and Sculpture, vol.s 1 and 2. Her Warhol research is devoted to re-interpreting the artist’s life’s work from frameworks beyond the ‘Pop’ label.

From 2005-2007 Williams pursued full-time research on Andy Warhol, and has conducted numerous first-hand interviews with former Factory members and Warhol scholars.

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‘The Tao of Warhol: Contemporary Art and the Spiritual’, ICA, London

talk, ‘Andy Warhol:A Most Underestimated Artist’, Whitworth Museum, Manchester

‘Warhol: Artist of the 21st Century’, with Kenneth Goldsmith, New York University Abu Dhabi 

‘Why Warhol?: Book launch for ON&BY Andy Warhol’, Whitechapel Gallery, London, and Norwood Club, NYC, and panel discussion with Kenneth Goldsmith, Glenn O’Brien, Bob Colacello and Vincent Fremont.

‘Andy Warhol, Death and Disasters: A Modern Danse Macabre’, Courtauld Institute, ‘Gothic Legacies’ symposium, London

‘Warhol’s Women’, Tate Modern, London, from ‘Identity and Performativity’, symposium.
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‘Breaking Up is Hard to Do’: Men, Women and Punctuation in Andy Warhol’s novel a’, afterword for Derek Beaulieu, a a novel, Jean Boite Editions, Paris 

‘Warhol and Dali’, book review, Burlington Magazine

Andy Warhol in the Hall Collection, Oxford MMA.pdf Burlington  Magazine, May

Gilda Williams, Silver Sliver- Andy Warhol's Infinitesimal Fragment of Time, PDF.pdf, Art Monthly, July/August. 

radio broadcast, Resonance FM 104.4, Reconsidering Warhol

Interview with Jonas Mekas, Art Monthly, Feb

‘I, Monster: Gothic Metaphor in the Making and Unmaking of Andy Warhol’, 

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‘On Warhol’s Early Drawings’, Tate etc., Spring

‘Holy Mother: Notes on Andy Warhol’s Mother Julia Warhola’, Tate Etc., Summer 

‘Andy Warhol: The Film Biography’, Art Monthly, December

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‘On&By Andy Warhol is an

epic achievement.’

-- Bob Colacello, special correspondent, Vanity Fair. Author, Holy Terror: Andy Warhol Close-Up and former Editor, Interview

Edited and introduced by Gilda Williams, ON&BY Andy Warhol brings together writers—art critics, artists, cultural theorists, and Factory associates—who have shaped the influence and legacy of Warhol’s life and work alongside writings and interviews by Warhol including selections from a (a novel), Blue Movie, Exposures, THE Philosophy of Andy Warhol, POPism, Andy Warhol’s Party Book and The Andy Warhol Diaries.


Saul Anton, Callie Angell, Art & Language, Roland Barthes, Gregory Battcock, Bob Colacello, John Coplans, Douglas Crimp, Rainer Crone, Thomas Crow, Arthur C. Danto, Donna De Salvo, Jennifer Doyle, Trevor Fairbrother, Hal Foster, Michael Fried, Gérald Gassiot-Talabot, Anthony E. Grudin, Dave Hickey, Anthony Huberman, Fredric Jameson, Donald Judd, Stephen Koch, Wayne Koestenbaum, Lucy R. Lippard, Richard Meyer, Stuart Morgan, Barbara Rose, Robert Rosenblum, Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, Simon Watney, Gilda Williams, Mary Woronov

‘Gilda Williams has collected what seems like every word ever written about or uttered by the most influential artist of our time to produce a verbal collage portrait that is bold, revealing, multi-dimensional and original.

If Andy were alive, he would probably say,

‘Oh, wow. Why didn’t I think of that?’

-- Bob Colacello


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Whitechapel Gallery ‘ON&BY Andy Warhol’, book launch talk, Mar 2016. Photo Chloe Grimshaw.http://www.whitechapelgallery.org/events/gilda-williams-onby-andy-warhol/http://www.whitechapelgallery.org/events/gilda-williams-onby-andy-warhol/http://livepage.apple.com/shapeimage_17_link_0shapeimage_17_link_1

lecture, NYU Abu Dhabi, April 2016.                                  Photo Bryan Waterman.

book launch event, Norwood Club, NYC, with

Kenneth Goldsmith, Glenn O’Brien, Bob Colacello,           Vincent Fremont, Gilda Williams. May 2016.

‘On&By Andy Warhol is the rare reference book that can serve as an introduction to the wide range of Warhol’s work and influence on contemporary culture, as well as a deeper investigation for Warhol enthusiasts.’ 

-- Michael Nierenberg, Popmatters. Read full review here

In memorium

Glenn O’Brien


book launch event, Norwood Club, NYC, with

Kenneth Goldsmith, Glenn O’Brien, Bob Colacello,           Vincent Fremont, Gilda Williams. May 2016.

Photo Kara Baker.