Andy Warhol(August 6, 1928 – February 22, 1987)
Andy Warhol• Leading figure in the visual art movement known as pop art.• His work became popular and controversial
An artist is somebody who produces things that people dont need to have. - Andy Warhol• Andy Warhols artwork ranged in many forms of media (hand drawing, painting, printmaking, etc).• His works explore the relationship between artistic expression, celebrity culture and advertisement (Pop Art).
"…when you do something exactlyTypical work wrong, you always turn up something." "Dead Stop", 1954 Heaven and Hell Are Just One Breath Away!, 1985-1986
Typical work Marilyn Diptych, 1962 Statue of Liberty, 1962
Timeline "Being good in business is the most fascinating kind of art. Making money is art, and working July 9, 1962 is art and good business is the In 1949, Exhibition in the Ferus best art." Moved to New York City. Gallery of Los Angeles, Began a career in magazine marked his West Coast 1970s and 1980s illustration and advertising. debut of pop art Entrepreneur and business artist August 6, 1928 1968 February 22, 1987Born on Pittsburgh, Attempted murder Died after a surgery Pennsylvania “Being born is like being kidnapped. And then sold into slavery. “
Legacy• Some critics have come to view Warhols superficiality and commerciality as “the most brilliant mirror of our times”.• Inspiration to new generations of artists. – Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts – The Andy Warhol Museum• He co-founded Interview, a magazine devoted to film, fashion, and popular culture that continues to this day. “In the future everybody will be world famous for fifteen minutes.”