There's a Warhol for everyone.
Unlike most artists of the 20th century (or history for that matter), Warhol worked in great depth (and did not simply dabble) in many different forms of media. For example, in addition to being a Pop painter (as he is characteristically known still by most of the population), Warhol was, in the words of film theorist and writer, Peter Wollen
“A filmmaker, a writer, a photographer, a band-leader (if that’s the word to characterize his involvement with the Velvet Underground), a TV soap opera producer, a window designer, a celebrity actor and model, an installation artist, a commercial illustrator, an artist’s book creator, a magazine editor and publisher, a businessman of sorts, a stand-up comedian of sorts, an exhibition curator, a collector and archivist, the creator of his own carefully honed celebrity image, and so on...Warhol, in short, was what we might loosely call a “Renaissance man,” albeit a Pop or perhaps post-modern Renaissance man.”
Warhol was not just capable in other mediums but highly accomplished in them. For example, his book, a: A Novel
has been called “among the ten greatest books of the 60s,” and his extended film-portraits (such as Henry Geldzahler
, Poor Little Rich Girl
and Beauty #2
) have been called “among the most extraordinary films in the history of cinema.”