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  • Acknowledgments

    Introduction / Jennifer Doyle, Jonathan Flatley, José Esteban Muñoz

    Queer Andy / Simon Watney

    I'll Be Your Mirror Stage: Andy Warhol in the Cultural Imaginary / David E. James

    Cockteaser / Thomas Waugh

    Screen Memories, or, Pop Comes from the Outside: Warhol and Queer Childhood / Michael Moon

    Warhol Gives Good Face: Publicity and the Politics of Prosopopoeia / Jonathan Flatley

    Queer Performativity: Warhol's Shyness/Warhol's Whiteness / Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick

    Famous and Dandy Like B. 'n' Andy: Race, Pop, and Basquiat / José Esteban Muñoz

    "I Dream of Genius . . . " / Brian Selsky

    Tricks of the Trade: Pop Art/Pop Sex / Jennifer Doyle

    Popping Off Warhol: From the Gutter to the Underground and Beyond / Marcie Frank

    Figuring Out Andy Warhol / Mandy Merck

    The Caped Crusader of Camp: Pop, Camp, and the Batman Television Series / Sasha Torres



  • Jennifer Doyle

    Simon Watney

    David E. James

    Thomas Waugh

    Michael Moon

    Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick

    Brian Selsky

    Marcie Frank

    Sasha Torres

    Jonathan Flatley

    José Esteban Muñoz

  • “This book refutes any simplistic recuperative history bent on outing a ‘hidden’ gay Warhol, but seeks instead to reclaim those queer meanings and identifications that have accrued to Warhol and his art within the various social and cultural contexts in which he lived and worked. . . . A powerful and provocative read.”


  • “This book refutes any simplistic recuperative history bent on outing a ‘hidden’ gay Warhol, but seeks instead to reclaim those queer meanings and identifications that have accrued to Warhol and his art within the various social and cultural contexts in which he lived and worked. . . . A powerful and provocative read.”

  • Pop Out fulfills its fabulous mission—to reclaim Andy Warhol as a queer artist/icon—with a painterly thoroughness. Andy would have said it best: ‘Gre-e-eat!’” — Michael Musto

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  • Description

    Andy Warhol was queer in more ways than one. A fabulous queen, a fan of prurience and pornography, a great admirer of the male body, he was well known as such to the gay audiences who enjoyed his films, the police who censored them, the gallery owners who refused to show his male nudes, and the artists who shied from his swishiness, not to mention all the characters who populated the Factory. Yet even though Warhol became the star of postmodernism, avant-garde, and pop culture, this collection of essays is the first to explore, analyze, appreciate, and celebrate the role of Warhol’s queerness in the making and reception of his film and art. Ranging widely in approach and discipline, Pop Out demonstrates that to ignore Warhol’s queerness is to miss what is most valuable, interesting, sexy, and political about his life and work.
    Written from the perspectives of art history, critical race theory, psychoanalysis, feminist theory, cinema studies, and social and literary theory, these essays consider Warhol in various contexts and within the history of the communities in which he figured. The homoerotic subjects, gay audiences, and queer contexts that fuel a certain fascination with Warhol are discussed, as well as Batman, Basquiat, and Valerie Solanas. Taken together, the essays in this collection depict Warhol’s career as a practical social reflection on a wide range of institutions and discourses, including those, from the art world to mass culture, that have almost succeeded in sanitizing his work and his image.

    Contributors. Jennifer Doyle, Jonathan Flatley, Marcie Frank, David E. James, Mandy Merck, Michael Moon, José Esteban Muñoz, Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, Brian Selsky, Sasha Torres, Simon Watney, Thomas Waugh

    About The Author(s)

    Jennifer Doyle is Assistant Professor of Engish at the University of California, Riverside.

    Jonathan Flatley is Assistant Professor of English at the University of Virginia.

    José Esteban Muñoz is Associate Professor in Performance Studies at New York University.

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