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 (MIT/Whitechapel, 2016) brings together 50 key texts by the artist (and his collaborators) and essential critics from 1962 until today. Brief introductions to each text explain their place in Warhol’s critical history.


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.’  

Popmatters. July 2016


On and By Andy Warhol, contents

‘Criticism is so old-fashioned… just put in a lot of gossip – Writings On and By Andy Warhol’, Introduction, by Gilda Williams


Anthologized texts:

BY Warhol:

1960s – I’m sorry Mr Warhol, could you speak a little louder?’

Gene Swenson, What Is Pop Art? Answers from 8 Painters, part 1’, 1963.

Gretchen Berg, Andy Warhol: My True Story’, 1966.

Andy Warhol, a (a novel), 1968.

1970sWhat can we say about Matisse, Fred? Couple of lines…’

Andy Warhol, Blue Movie, 1970.

Andy Warhol, Hitchcock by Andy Warhol’, 1974.

Andy Warhol, From A to B and Back Again: THE Philosophy of Andy Warhol, 1975.

Glenn O’Brien, Interview: Andy Warhol’, 1977.

Andy Warhol with Bob Colacello, Andy Warhol’s Exposures, 1979.

1980s – After the Party, or Postpartum’

Andy Warhol and Pat Hackett, POPism: The Warhol 60s, 1980.

Andy Warhol, America, 1985.

Benjamin H. D. Buchloh, ‘An Interview with Andy Warhol’, 1985.

Paul Taylor, ‘The Last Interview’, 1987.

Andy Warhol and Pat Hackett, Andy Warhol’s Party Book, 1988.

Andy Warhol and Pat Hackett, The Andy Warhol Diaries, 1989.

ON Warhol:

1960s – Storm in a Silver Teacup

Michael Fried, ‘New York Letter: Andy Warhol’, 1962.

Donald Judd, ‘In the galleries: Andy Warhol’, 1963.

Gérald Gassiot-Palabot, ‘Lettre de Paris’, 1964.

Barbara Rose, ‘New York Letter: Andy Warhol’, 1964.

Lucy Lippard, Pop Art, 1966.

Gregory Battcock, ‘Four Films by Andy Warhol’, 1967.

1970s – Andymat

Rainer Crone, Andy Warhol, 1970.

John Coplans, ‘Andy Warhol: The Art’, 1970.

Stephen Koch, Stagazer, 1973.

Robert Rosenblum, ‘Andy Warhol: Court Painter to the 70s’, 1979.

1980s – Really Up There

Roland Barthes, ‘That Old Thing, Art …’, 1980.

Art&Language, ‘Andy Warhol at Anthony d’Offay’, 1986.

Stuart Morgan, ‘Andy and Andy, the Warhol Twins: A Theme and Variations’, 1987.

Thomas Crow, ‘Saturday Disasters: Trace and Reference in Early Warhol’, 1987/96.

Trevor Fairbrother, ‘Skulls’, 1989.

Simon Watney, ‘The Warhol Effect’, 1989.

Donna De Salvo, Success Is a Job in New York, 1989.

1990s – Post-Mortem/Post-Modern

Bob Colacello, Holy Terror: Andy Warhol Close Up, 1990.

Frederic Jameson, Postmodernism, or, the Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism, 1991.

Arthur C. Danto, ‘The Philosopher as Andy Warhol’, 1994.

Hal Foster, ‘Death in America’, 1996/97.

Simon Watney, ‘Queer Andy’, 1996.

Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, ‘Warhol’s Shyness, Warhol’s Whiteness’, 1996.

2000s – Archiving Andy

Mary Woronov, Swimming Underground: My Years in the Warhol Factory, 2000.

Wayne Koestenbaum, Andy Warhol, 2000.

Dave Hickey, ‘Andy and the Dreams that Stuff is Made of’, 2006.

Callie Angell, Screen Tests Catalogue Raisonne, 2006.

Jennifer Doyle, ‘”I Must be Boring Someone” – Women in Warhol’s Films’, 2006.

Saul Anton, Warhol’s Dream, 2007.

Matt Wrbican, ‘The True Story of “My True Story”,’ 2008.

Anthony E. Grudin, ‘”Except Like a Tracing”: Defectiveness, Accuracy and Class in Early Warhol’, 2012.

Gilda Williams, ‘Silver Sliver: Warhol’s Infinitesimal Time and Space’, 2014.

Douglas Crimp and Richard Meyer, ‘Imagine the police raiding a film called Blow Job and finding a forty-minute silent portrait of a man’s face!’, 2014.

Anthony Huberman, ‘The Artist as Curator – Raid the Icebox I, with Andy Warhol’ (1969)’, 2015.

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

~ Bob Colacello


Dr. Williams has spent decades researching Andy Warhol, and has conducted numerous first-hand interviews with former Factory members and Warhol scholars. Her research is devoted to re-interpreting the artist’s life’s work from frameworks beyond the ‘Pop’ label.

Williams was Commissioning Editor for contemporary art at Phaidon Press during production of Warhol publication’s including A Year in the Life of And Warhol (David McCabe)   Andy Warhol’s Catalogue Raisonne, Painting and Sculpture, vol. 1 and vol. 2.(Neil Printz and George Frei, ed.s)

anthology of texts on warhol


Andy Warhol at Tate Britain‘, review, frieze, Mar


‘’Breaking Up is Hard to Do: Men, Women and Punctuation in Warhol’s Novel a afterword for Derek Beaulieu, a a novel, Jean Boite Editions, Paris

Salvador Dali and Andy Warhol: Encounters in New York, by Torsten Ottebook review, Burlington Magazine


‘”Criticism is so old-fashioned… just put in a lot of gossip”: Writings On and By Andy Warhol’, introduction to On and By Andy Warhol, MIT/Whitechapel Press


Andy Warhol in the Hall Collection, Oxford Museum of Modern Art’, review, Burlington Magazine, May


‘Silver Sliver: Andy Warhol’s Infinitesimal Time and Space’, Art Monthly, July/August


‘I, Monster: Gothic Metaphor in the Making and Unmaking of Andy Warhol’,’The Gothic Imagination’ blog, University of Stirling, April


On Warhol’s early drawings, in Me, you, us: Anthony d’Offay, Gilda Williams, Gerhard Richter, Vija Celmins, Bill Viola and Alex Katz on Andy Warhol, Tate etc, issue 16, summer


‘Holy Mother: On Julia Warhola’. Tate etc. issue 10


Andy Warhol The Film Biography’, review of the documentary by Ric Burns, Art Monthly, December



‘The Andy Warhol Music Club’, Tate Modern, with Alex Needham, 27 April CANCELLED


‘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.


radio, ‘Why Warhol was Not a Pop Artist’, July 2014, Resonance FM, with Omar Kholeif, Art Monthly 


‘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’

‘Andy Warhol: Filmmaker’, Sotheby’s Institute of Art, London