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In April 1961 Andy Warhol developed a window display for Bonwit Teller department store, in which his paintings based on newspaper ads and comics served as backdrops for fashionably dressed mannequins.

That moment became a crucial turning point in Warhol’s transition from commercial to "mainstream" artist—and it's the starting point for a new book by Arthur Danto (to be published in 2009 by Yale University Press). Danto, the author of Beyond the Brillo Box and one of the most celebrated scholars of contemporary art and philosophy, offers a "sneak preview" of his thoughts in this talk.

Danto serves as art critic for The Nation and editor for the Journal of Philosophy. The Johnsonian Professor of Philosophy Emeritus at Columbia University, he is also the author of many well known books and essays, including After the End of Art and The Abuse of Beauty. Danto delivered our 2006 Lambert Lecture and is a member of the Wexner Center’s International Arts Advisory Council. We are delighted to welcome him back to Columbus and Ohio State.

Official Website: http://www.wexarts.org/ed/index.php?eventid=3443

Added by Wexner Center on October 3, 2008

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