The most influential of all Pop Art artists was born 94 years ago
The Art of Andy Warhol
Unquestionably one of the biggest artists of the 20th century and one of the most influential of all times, Andy Warhol remains as contemporary as when he rose to prominence during the 1960’s with his unique Pop Art style that would endure for decades to come and as relevant today as it was.
Warhol was born Andrew Warhola on August 6, 1928 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. During his lifetime he not only dedicating to painting and lithography but also to explore the relationship between artistic expression, advertising, and celebrity culture which reflected on his many paintings, silkscreening, photography, film, and sculpture. He pioneered the Indie film style by self producing from his headquarters, the Factory in New York, several alternative and underground movies. He also ventured into music by helping to form the Rock band Velvet Underground, releasing their first self-titled album in 1967 with the famous banana drawn by Warhol and with production credits also given to him, despite reportedly he didn’t really produced the album. Throughout his life he made several other iconic Rock album covers, including the 1971 “Sticky Fingers” by the Rolling Stones. Andy Warhol remained a very active artist until the 1980’s, embracing new technologies such as the computers to produce art and also participating on TV shows, advertisements, and again as a patron of young Rock and Pop musicians, such as Curiosity Killed The Cat. Andy Warhol passed on February 22, 1987 at age 58, but the echo of his work still influences the art panorama of today.
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