Andy Warhol

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Andy Warhol born Andrew Warhola was born on August 6, 1928 and passed away on February 22, 1987. He was an American artist who was one of the most famous in the visual art movement known as pop art. His works explore the relationship between artistic expression, celebrity culture, and advertisement that flourished by the 1960s. (1)

After a successful career as an in demand illustrator, Warhol became a renowned and controversal artist. The Andy Warhol Museum in his native city, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It is the largest museum in the United States dedicated to a single artist. (1)

Warhol’s art used many types of media, including hand drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, silk screening, sculpture, film, and music. He was also one of the leading artists in computer-generated art using Amiga computers that were introduced in 1984. (1)

He established Interview magazine and was the author of numerous books, including The Philosophy of Andy Warhol and Popism: The Warhol Sixties. He managed and produced The Velvet Underground, a rock band which had a strong influence on the evolution of punk rock music. His studio, The Factory, was a well known gathering place that brought many people together from different walks of life. (1)

Some of his notable work include Chelsea Girls a film made in 1966. Chelsea Girls is a 1966 experimental underground film directed by Andy Warhol and Paul Morrissey. The film was Warhol’s first major commercial success after a long line of avant-garde art films. They  shot the film at the Hotel Chelsea and various other locations in New York City. It follows the lives of several of the young women who live there, and stars many of Warhol’s superstars. It is accompanied by alternating soundtracks attached to each scene and an alternation between black-and-white and color photography. The original movie is a gruling three hours long. (2)

1. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andy_Warhol

2. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chelsea_Girls

3. https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/2b/Andy_Warhol_by_Jack_Mitchell.jpg

4. http://www.moma.org/wp/moma_learning/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/Warhol.-Soup-Cans-469×292.jpg

5. https://ka-perseus-images.s3.amazonaws.com/329f84364bd08b80515b71fa830da2d2b6802c0c.jpg

6. http://i.huffpost.com/gen/1282361/thumbs/o-ANDY-WARHOL-BANANA-570.jpg?1

7. http://totallyhistory.com/eight-elvises/

8. http://chelseaboodram.weebly.com/pop-art.html

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