Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol (1928-1987, United States) was a painter, filmmaker and writer, and one of the forefathers of the American Pop Art movement. In 1960, leaning on graphic images from popular culture, Warhol began grounding his work in the visual phenomena of consumer culture. Later on he began “producing” his works using mechanical means such as silk screen. Among the icons Warhol was fascinated with are Campbell Soup cans, Coca Cola bottles, the Dollar sign, Marilyn Monroe and Elvis Presley. Warhol was a leading figure in New York’s cultural scene, and his studio, the Factory, an important center of activity for many major artists.

Related exhibitions: The Towering Inferno, Potent Wilderness, Prima Facie

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Andy Warhol, Electric Chair, 1978, Screenprint on paper

Andy Warhol, High Heel, 1957, Silkscreen ink and goucahe on paper

Andy Warhol, Knives, 1982, Acrylic and silkscreen ink on canvas

Andy Warhol, Bangkok Thailand, 1956, Ballpoint ink and construction paper on manila paper

Andy Warhol, Jackie, 1963, Screenprint on paper

Andy Warhol, Ronald Reagan, 1985, Graphite on paper

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