cover image Art Is Everywhere: A Book About Andy Warhol

Art Is Everywhere: A Book About Andy Warhol

Jeff Mack. Holt, $19.99 (48p) ISBN 978-1-250-77715-7

In this archly appreciative picture book biography, Mack channels Andy Warhol’s (1928–1987) aggressively vapid, relentlessly enthusiastic voice: “Oh, hello. I’m Andy. This is the story of my art. I hope you like it.” The subject narrates his career from his beginnings in commercial art, drawing so many shoes that “I felt like a robot in a factory. It was SO cool,” to his pop art breakthrough: “I drew this. Isn’t it pretty? It’s soup. Do you like soup? We all like soup.” As Warhol’s practice expands into silk screens, film, music, magazines, and television, Mack weaves in iconic details—Warhol’s penchant for wigs, collaboration, and his mother—and sums up his worldview: “I think art is about liking things. It’s about seeing the things around us in a new way. Seeing them as pretty. EVERYTHING is pretty. Don’t you think?” Brushy artwork, benday-dot texture, and bright blotched color offer an age-appropriate taste of the Factory. Ages 4–8. (Oct.)