Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol

Andrew Warhola (August 6, 1928 – February 22, 1987), more commonly known as Andy Warhol, was an American painter, printmaker, and filmmaker who was a leading figure in the visual art movement known as pop art. After a successful career as a commercial illustrator, Warhol became famous worldwide for his work as a painter, avant-garde filmmaker, record producer, author, and public figure known for his membership in wildly diverse social circles that included bohemian street people, distinguished intellectuals, Hollywood celebrities and wealthy aristocrats.

Warhol has been the subject of numerous retrospective exhibitions, books, and feature and documentary films. He coined the widely used expression "15 minutes of fame." In his hometown of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, The Andy Warhol Museum exists in memory of his life and artwork.

Artworks

Andy Warhol
Birmingham Race Riot, 1964
Silkscreen on paper
50,8 x 61 cm
edition of 500 and 10 A.P.

Andy Warhol
Queen Ntombi Twala, 1985
Screenprint in colors
100 x 80 cm
edition of 40 and 5 A.P.
4 times 18/40 Signed and Numbered

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