Andy Warhol. "In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes". The Pop in Pop Art is short for popular. Born as Andrew Warhola , Andy Warhol, is one of the most recognizable Pop Artists of the 1960s to the 1980s.
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"In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes"
Born as Andrew Warhola, Andy Warhol, is one of the most recognizable Pop Artists of the 1960s to the 1980s.
His most well known pieces of art work include his paintings of Campbell Soup, a meal which his mother prepared for him almost every day of his life.
Andy was stricken with a neurological disorder when he was a young boy, so to escape the problems he had with his health, he read DC Comic books and Celebrity Magazines. This would be a huge influence on his art later in life.
Warhol started his career out as a fashion illustrator, mostly drawing shoes, for many famous magazines.
It was not until he began to paint objects he found in the most ordinary of places, such as at grocery stores, that his work began to take off.
Pop Art was the art of popular culture. It was the visual art movement that characterized a sense of optimism during the post war consumer boom of the 1950's and 1960's. It coincided with the globalization of pop music and youth culture, personified by Elvis and the Beatles. Pop Art was brash, young and fun and hostile to the artistic establishment. It included different styles of painting and sculpture from various countries, but what they all had in common was an interest in mass-media, mass-production and mass-culture.
A feminist author tried to murder Andy Warhol in 1968. It was a nearly fatal gunshot wound, but Warhol survived. This incident only made Warhol more paranoid and distant from the friends, but did not slow down is production of art at his studio called “The Factory.”
The highest price ever paid for a Warhol painting is US$105 million for a 1963 canvas titled "Silver Car Crash (Double Disaster)".