Andy Warhol was an American artist, graphic artist, and filmmaker. He is considered to be the icon of the Pop Art Movement.
Warhol studied at the Carnegie Institute of Technology 1945-1949 and then began his career as Art Director for the publications Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar. His successes in advertising garnered him the Art Directors Club Medal in 1957.
Warhol became known for his silkscreens where he portrayed famous people like Marilyn Monroe. He also used the silkscreen technique to portray various types of reproduced images and installations of consumable items such as cans of Campbell’s Soup and Brillo cartons. According to Warhol, beauty can be found all around us, everywhere.
From 1963 onwards he created or participated in films produced in his own studio, “The Factory,” which also became a gathering place for New York's bohemian set. Warhol documented everything with his movie camera, and later also with a Polaroid camera. Many famous people were filmed during these so-called screen tests, including Bob Dylan and Salvador Dalí.
In accordance with Warhol's will, the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts was founded in New York in 1987 and the Andy Warhol Museum opened in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1994.
[Warhol] has given us an image of Mao with such brutal force that, however we formulated our mental picture of the Chinese leader a moment ago, he has supplanted it with his own.\n (Douglas Crimp, New York Letter, Art International, vol. 17, no. 2, February, 1973, p. 46)\nEvincing the same commanding presence and indelibly charged graphic force of the state portrait which inspired it, Andy Warhols extraordinary 1972 masterwork Mao is among the most historically potent, culturally significant, an
Andy Warhol\nNine Jackies\n1964\nacrylic and silkscreen ink on linen, on nine canvases\noverall: 60 x 48 in. (152.4 x 121.9 cm)\nEach respectively stamped by the Estate of Andy Warhol and numbered PA 56.135, 56.136, 56.138, 56.139, 56.142, 56.144, 56.149, 56.150, 56.151 on the reverse.
Andy Warhol (1928-1987)\nGun\nstamped twice with the Estate of Andy Warhol and the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts., Inc. stamps and numbered 'PA15.061' (on the overlap)\nacrylic and silkscreen inks on canvas\n70 x 90 1/8 in. (177.8 x 228.9 cm.)\nPainted in 1981.
Andy Warhol (1928-1987)\nSelf-Portrait (Fright Wig)\nstamped with the Estate of Andy Warhol stamp and the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts stamp and numbered ‘PA 40.021’ (on the overlap); stamped with the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts stamp (on the reverse); numbered ‘PA 40.021’ (on the stretcher)\nacrylic and silkscreen ink on linen\n40 x 40in. (101.6 x 101.6cm.)\nExecuted in 1986
Andy Warhol\nFlowers\n1964\nacrylic, silkscreen ink on canvas\n48 x 48 in. (121.9 x 121.9 cm.)\nStamped twice with the Estate of Andy Warhol and the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. along the overlap; further numbered "PA53.012" along the overlap and stretcher bar.
Andy Warhol\nsynthetic polymer and silkscreen ink on canvas\nExecuted in 1981-1982.\n\nAndy Warhol’s Gun, 1981-1982, offers the viewer a monumental memento mori of the modern age. In a corpus revolving around celebrity, death and tragedy, it takes a critical position amongst the car crashes, race riots and electric chairs of Warhol’s Death and Disaster series from the early 1960s. It was through the lens of detachment that Warhol approached the existential subject of mortality, here isolating an
Andy Warhol\nNine Gold Marilyns (Reversal Series)\n1980\nsilkscreen and acrylic on canvas\n54 1/8 x 41 3/4 in. (137.5 x 106 cm.)\nSigned, titled and dated "9 Gold Marilyns, Andy Warhol, 1980 Reversal Series" along the overlap.
Andy Warhol\nsynthetic polymer paint and silkscreen ink on canvas\nExecuted in 1986.\n\n“All art is at once surface and symbol. Those who go beneath the surface doSo at their peril.” Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray, 1890“Paul Taylor: It’s odd because you normally see just one Jesus at a time” Andy Warhol: ‘Now there are two’.”Executed in 1986, Last Supper belongs to the final epic series that Andy Warhol executed before his untimely death. Initially conceived as a commission for the gall
Andy Warhol\nFlowers\n1964\nAcrylic and silkscreen ink on linen.\n48 x 48 in. (121.9 x 121.9 cm.)\nSigned “Andy Warhol ©” and inscribed by Frederick Hughes “I certify that this is an authentic painting by Andy Warhol completed by him in 1964, Frederick Hughes” on the overlap.
Andy Warhol\nNine Gold Marilyns (Reversal Series)\n1980\nsilkscreen and acrylic on canvas\n54 1/8 x 41 3/4 in. (137.5 x 106 cm)\nSigned, titled and dated “9 Gold Marilyns, Andy Warhol, 1979/80, Reversal Series” along the overlap.
Andy Warhol (1928-1987)\nFive Deaths\nstamped by The Estate of Andy Warhol and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc., twice and numbered ‘PA57.021’ (on the overlap)\nacrylic and silkscreen ink on linen\n20 3/8 x 30in. (51.8 x 77cm.)\nPainted in 1963
The greatest love affair of Warhols artistic life, it can be argued, was with money. Allison Unruh, Signs of Desire: Warhols Depictions of Dollars in: Exh. Cat., Indianapolis, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Andy Warhol Enterprises, 2011, p. 137.\n\nDollar Sign perfectly captures Andy Warhols extraordinary ability to appropriate, subvert, and reinvent the motifs of consumer culture using his inimitable Pop aesthetic. Forming a part of the iconic Dollar Signs that were executed in 1981, the present w
Andy Warhol\nsilkscreen ink on canvas\nExecuted in 1965.\n\nPreviously held in the illustrious private collection of the late Ileana Sonnabend, 16 Flowers is among the last silkscreened canvases Andy Warhol created prior to his self-imposed hiatus from painting. The present grouping of 8 by 8 inch canvases belong to the Flowers Warhol specifically conceived for his second solo exhibition at the Galerie Ileana Sonnabend in Paris in May 1965. Just as the canvases in that seminal exhibition coalesc
Andy Warhol\nNine Multicolored Marilyns (Reversal Series)\n1979-1986\nSynthetic polymer paint and silkscreen ink on canvas.\n138 x 106 cm. 954 3/8 x 41 5/8 in).\nSigned and dated ‘9 coloured marilyns Andy Warhol reversal series’ on the overlap.
Andy Warhol\nSelf-Portrait\n1986\nsynthetic polymer and silkscreen ink on canvas\n56 x 56 cm (22 x 22 in.)\nStamped with the Estate of Andy Warhol and the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and numbered 'PO40.040' on the overlap and on the stretcher.
Andy Warhol\nHammer and Sickle\n1976\nAcrylic and silkscreen ink on canvas.\n72 x 86 1/4 in. (182.9 x 219.1 cm).\nSigned and dated "Andy Warhol 76" on the overlap. Stamped with the Estate and Foundation seals and numbered "PA25.003" on the overlap.
Andy Warhol\nSelf-Portrait\n1986\nsynthetic polymer and silkscreen ink on canvas\n22 x 22 in. (56 x 56 cm)\nStamped with the Estate of Andy Warhol and the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and numbered “PO40.040” on the overlap and on the stretcher.
Christopher Wool\nenamel on aluminum\nExecuted in 1996.\n\n“I became more interested in 'how to paint it' than 'what to paint'." — Christopher WoolPulsating with characteristic anarchistic vigor, Christopher Wool’s Untitled (S134), 1996, celebrates the full range of innovation that the artist deployed in his reinvigoration of the genre of painting during the late 1980s and early 1990s. With a sly nod to Andy Warhol’s Flowers, 1964, here Wool plays on the larger themes of seriality and abstractio
Andy Warhol\nDiamond Dust Shoes\n1980\nacrylic, silkscreen ink, diamond dust on canvas\n228.8 x 177.8 cm (90 1/8 x 70 in.)\nStamped by the Estate of Andy Warhol and the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. twice and numbered twice 'PA70.012' on the overlap. Further numbered 'PA70.012' on the stretcher.