Executive producer Ryan Murphy and director Andrew Rossi have teamed up to create an intimate six-part series for Netflix about the life of Andy Warhol, using the iconic pop artist’s own posthumously published diaries.
Beginning with his childhood in Pittsburgh, the series traces Warhol’s almost unbelievably diverse journey fluidly moving between mediums and through eras as an artist —both revered and reviled — director, publisher, TV producer, scene maker, celebrity and much more. While he was a larger than life figure, Warhol was intensely private regarding his personal life. This series truly reveals much about the very complex man through his own words — often in his own voice through the use of cutting-edge AI techniques— and those who worked, created, and played alongside him from the subversive to the mainstream, from John Waters to Rob Lowe.
The Andy Warhol Diaries will be available to stream on Netflix beginning March 9.
I am hoping this will be a very interesting look at the life of a remarkable artist. It was a shame he did not live longer. His diaries were serialised some time ago on BBC radio and they are fascinating. I remember his encounters with Donald Trump drew him to the conclusion that Trump was “cheap.”
I read The Warhol Diaries and a few biographies, and he is not a nice person. And that’s putting it mildly. He used people, then dumped them when they were no longer useful.
Truly an enigma, loved his work and grateful he was not a wo+men’s clothing m*odel.
March 8? I’ll be there with (Camp) bells on!
Anyone know the name of the documentary that came out a few years ago about the gay guy that vanished while working for Warhol?
The Brooklyn Museum of Art currently has an exhibition on the influence of Warhol’s Byzantine rite Catholic faith on his art.
Culottes are queer. Andy was gay.