In the 1960’s, Warhol began doing prints of iconic American products such as Campbell’s Soup and Coca-Cola bottles. He also started doing prints of iconic people of the time such as Marilyn Monroe and Elvis Presley.
The artist was famous for having said that all you need to know about him and his works is already there, &quot;Just look at the surface of my paintings and films and me, and there I am. There's nothing behind it.&quot;
Also at this time, Warhol began to surround himself with other artists, writers, actors photographers etc. His studio, known as the “Factory,” was a famous hang-out spot for groups of various artists.
Warhol died in 1987 after having a galbadder surgery.
Born: August 6, 1928 Died: February 22, 1987Childhood: Warhol grew up in Pennsylvania and was very ill as a child. He wasoften bedridden, so he did not have many friends and became close with his mother.The Beginning: Warhol’s artistic career started when he moved to New York City in1949 to work for a magazine, making advertisement prints (an example of“commercial art”).Silk Screen Printmaking: Warhol was famous for his silk screen printmakingtechnique. For Warhol, the imperfections of a work of art were just as important asthe perfect details. So he took a casual approach to printmaking, that often includedsmudges, smears and other imperfections.
Pop Artist, film-maker and cultural icon, Andy Warhol Was atalented artisteven as achild. He moved to NewYork City and made his name inadvertising and Magazine illustration before opening his own studio.His early drawings are very delicate, while his Experience in experience inadvertising gave him a Style that was part graphic desing,, part painting.In The 1960s he became a leader of the Pop Art Movement, and besidesmaking illustations for adverts, he also painted realistic pictures ofpopular products such as soup and cola cans, thus turning somethingOrdinary and everyday into a work of art. These were A huge success andWarhol started to make them using A skill-screen printing process so thatthey could beReproduced and more people could own. His subject Matter grew toinclude celebrities and modern icons, and his Portait of famous peoplesuch as Marilyn Monroe, ElizabethTaylor and Chairman Mao have been imitated ever since.