Featured Artist  – Andy Warhol (1928 – 1987)
20th Century American Artist

Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol was an American artist, director and producer who was a leading figure in the visual art movement known as pop art. His works explore the relationship between artistic expression, advertising, and celebrity culture that flourished by the 1960s, and span a variety of media, including painting, silk-screening, photography, film, and sculpture. Some of his best known works include the silkscreen paintings Campbell’s Soup Cans (1962) and Marilyn Diptych (1962), the experimental film Chelsea Girls (1966), and the multimedia events known as the Exploding Plastic Inevitable (1966–67). He loved celebrities, so he painted them as well. From these beginnings he developed his later style and subjects. Instead of working on a signature subject matter, as he started out to do, he worked more and more on a signature style, slowly eliminating the handmade from the artistic process. Warhol frequently used silk-screening; his later drawings were traced from slide projections. At the height of his fame as a painter, Warhol had several assistants who produced his silk-screen multiples, following his directions to make different versions and variations.

Andy Warhol Painting Marilyn Monroe Hot Pink 1967

Andy Warhol’s “Marilyn Monroe Hot Pink” 1967

Andy Warhol Triple Elvis 1964

Andy Warhol’s “Triple Elvis” 1964

Andy Warhol Painting Mao 1973

Andy Warhol’s “Mao” 1973