mercredi 12 décembre 2012

William S. Burroughs, Andy Warhol. Conversations


In 1980, Victor Bockris organized and recorded four meetings between William Burroughs and Andy Warhol. Informal meetings that took place at the Factory and restaurants in New York. The Pope of Pop Art and the figure of the Beat Generation necessarily had much to say. Warhol and Burroughs, during these four appointments will make a tour of the Factory, discuss about the work Warhol had just finished, talk about everything and nothing, culture, sex, love, drugs and vodka-tonic. Sometimes other personalities invite themselves at their table. So Mick Jagger appears as a luxury guest star. Embellished with fifty photographs, “Warhol, Burroughs: Conversations sweeps broadly the cultural landscape, captures the atmosphere, the excitement of the beginning of the 1980s and shows a budding friendship, a complicity between these two great figures of American culture. Victor Bockris is a journalist, he accompanied Andy Warhol in adventure of the Factory and has written many books and articles on this period and its main protagonists (Lou Reed, Andy Warhol, among others). He claims that it is Andy Warhol, who taught him how to conduct an interview. His advice: "Never prepare your questions. Do as if it were a cocktail. '

«William s. Burroughs, Andy Warhol. Conversations», de Victor Bockris, traduit de l'anglais par Jérôme Schmidt et Nicolas Richard, Éditions Inculte, 179 p., 16 €.

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