a by Andy Warhol. 451 pages. Grove. $10.

When Andy Warhol sent an impostor to represent him on a lecture tour eleven months ago, he was offering the public another medium of pop art. The deception was not essentially different from producing soup cans and Brillo boxes in wood and paint. Pop art is premised, after all, on the belief that the surfaces of things are what really matter, or that, as Oscar Wilde wrote in The Picture of Dorian Gray: "The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible."

Warhol has...

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