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Paul McDermott

Paul McDermott

Paul McDermott is a writer, comedian, and, occasionally, a painter. He has written and illustrated several books as well as writing, directing, and producing a number of short films. Paul has been a columnist and an opinion writer for national publications, performed in a variety of low-brow comedy/musical groups, and also worked in television.

Paul McDermott reviews 'Warhol: A life as art' by Blake Gopnik

August 2020, no. 423 20 July 2020
Blake Gopnik’s Warhol is a monumental undertaking. At nearly a thousand pages, there is an intensity of labour present so dense that the tome feels light by comparison. The fifty chapters are arranged in chronological order after a prelude detailing Warhol’s first untimely death. This order, from birth to his second untimely death, charts a linear path through the chaotic, challenging, and ext ... (read more)