Who Killed Andrei Warhol
Who Killed Andrei Warhol:
The American Diary of a Soviet Journalist
By Alexander J. Motyl
Language: English Softcover, 233 pages
6'' W x 8 1/4'' H
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2018 edition reprinted by The Ukrainian Museum
Who Killed Andrei Warhol is an absurdist tragicomedy that imagines a friendship between pop artist Andy Warhol (who was born in Pittsburgh into a working-class Rusyn-Ukrainian family) and a strait-laced Soviet Ukrainian journalist who arrives in New York at the height of the garbage strike in early 1968 to cover the impending American Revolution. As the journalist, Sasha Ivanov, struggles to understand life in New York, he decides that his fellow Ukrainian worker, "Andrei" Warhol, is a socialist realist painter and a proletarian genius. Ivanov becomes implicated in various intrigues involving the FBI, the KGB, the American Communist Party, the Black Panthers, and the Students for a Democratic Society at Columbia University.
New York City plays a prominent role in the novel, the second for Professor Motyl, himself a native New Yorker. His first novel, Whiskey Priest, was published in 2005. He is also the author of six academic books and numerous articles.
Alexander Motyl is professor of political science and deputy director of the Division of Global Affairs at Rutgers University in Newark. Professor Motyl is also a painter, represented by The Tori Collection.
A. Motyl is co-curator of The Ukrainian Museum's exhibition "Andy Warhol: Endangered Species," October 7, 2018-February 17, 2019.