Pop art Movement
Borned on August 6, 1928 - Died on February 22, 1987
Full name is Andrew Varchola, Jr..
Andy Warhol Art in variety of medias of hand drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, silk screening, sculpture, film, music, and Amiga computers.
Who was Andy Warhol? He was a leading artist of pop art that is popular as visual art movement. The relationship between artistic expression, celebrity culture and advertisement was explored in Andy Warhol paintings. The artist was renowned as a commercial illustrator and also was controversial. Warhol Andy is notable as a gay man, in his times the gay liberation movement hasn't started.
After graduated from High School in 1945, Warhol Andy enrolled in the Carnegie Institute of Technology in order to gain an art career and finally successfully become a famous commercial illustrator.
Andy Warhol died of cardiac arrhythmia in his sleep in New York City on February 22, 1987. His family dictated almost his entire estate to create a foundation dedicated to the "advancement of the visual arts", according to Andy Warhol will.
The Andy Warhol Museum dedicated to a single artist, it's the largest one of this kinds of galleries in US. Many exhibitions, books, and feature and documentary films use the subject of pop art Andy Warhol. Paintings by Andy Warhol are collectible and highly valuable, for example, Eight Elvises is the title of one pop art Warhol on canvas and was sold US$100 million. Works by Andy Warhol include a few paintings that were sold the most expensive in contemporary art history.
Andy Warhol devised a technique of commercial objects for advertising so that resulted in a characteristic image, this exist in both commercial illustrations and Andy Warhol portrait, but this is often with imperfection in the forms of smudges and smears on the surface of Andy Warhol works.
The artist began exhibiting his Warhol pop art since July 9, 1962, in the Ferus Gallery of LA, which marked West Coast debut of pop art and Andy Warhol. His first solo pop art exhibition was hosted at 1962 in New York, this exhibition shows the paintings of Andy Warhol Marilyn Diptych, 100 Campbells Soup Cans, 100 Coke Bottles and 100 Dollar Bills.
In 1960s Warhol paintings was pointed to iconic American objects including US dollar bills, mushroom clouds, electric chairs, Campbell's Soup Cans, Coca-Cola bottles, and a number of portrait Andy Warhol's celebrities such as Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley, Marlon Brando, Troy Donahue, Muhammad Ali and Elizabeth Taylor, as well as Andy Warhol pop of newspaper headlines or photographs of police dogs attacking civil rights protesters. After the success and scandal, works by Andy Warhol became popular and controversial soon.
Andy Warhol had a much quieter decade in 1970s, the artist devoted his time to work on commissions of Andy Warhol portrait, of which the most famous what he created is the portrait of Chinese Communist leader Mao Zedong in 1973.
Many people criticized Andy Warhol a "business artist" and disliked exhibits of Andy Warhol popart during 1970s. His 1980 exhibit of 10 Andy Warhol art at the Jewish Museum was also criticized, it was entitled Jewish Geniuses, in New York. But after those years, some critics said that the superficiality and commerciality of Andy Warhol was the most brilliant mirror of the times.
From these beginnings to paint the portrait of celebrities, the style of art Andy Warhol was developed. The artist worked more and more on a signature style so that needn't working on a signature subject matter.
Deadpan Keatonesque style is artistically and personally affectless, but is unifying element in Andy Warhol works.
The Last Supper cycle was finished under the influence of the large collaborations with other artist, this is the last and possibly largest Andy Warhol painting series.