Andy Warhol

I’m not going to lie, I am struggling to try to not make this a typical summary of a famous artist.

So this man. Mr. Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol 1983, printed 1990 Robert Mapplethorpe 1946-1989 ARTIST ROOMS  Acquired jointly with the National Galleries of Scotland through The d'Offay Donation with assistance from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and the Art Fund 2008 http://www.tate.org.uk/art/work/AR00219

Andy Warhol 1983, printed 1990 Robert Mapplethorpe 1946-1989 ARTIST ROOMS Acquired jointly with the National Galleries of Scotland through The d’Offay Donation with assistance from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and the Art Fund 2008 http://www.tate.org.uk/art/work/AR00219

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He is an artist born in 1928 in Pittsburgh. This extremely popular artist is most known by his huge collection of pop art. His most expensive painting ‘Silver car crash’ sold for 105 million US dollars. His most known work is most likely the Campbell’s soup can or his paintings of Marylin Monroe. Those are the staple of art books and dorm decorations.

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You know all of these picture effect thingies that media apps have to edit photos, instagram, snapchat, even iPhoto have a Warhol filter. That’s how relevant he still is.

What I like the most about him is what my instructor mentioned, that as famous as he was he still roamed the streets without bodyguards or safety.

As big as his name is I never knew that he was gay or that he made films. Glenn was right that these things were never really mentioned in his body of work. Apparently between 1963 and 68′ he made 60 films and over 500 ‘screen tests’.

Here’s a video:


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