Andy Warhol was one of the first American artists to investigate our cultural obsession with celebrity and disaster. Author Sarah Vowell takes up the task in this month’s book club selection. Part travelogue, part history lesson, and part self-deprecating stand-up comedy routine, Assassination Vacation documents Vowell’s pilgrimage to various assassination sites in the United States. But beneath its hip veneer, the volume delves deeply into America’s fascination with violence and stardom. Books for the Artist’s Bookshelf are available in the Walker Shop, the Friends of the MPL Bookstore, and at the Minneapolis Public Library (www.mplib.org). Presented in partnership with the Friends of the Minneapolis Public Library.
The Artist’s Bookshelf: Assassination Vacation
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