Who is Andy Warhol?

  • (noun): United States artist who was a leader of the pop art movement (1930-1987).
    Synonyms: Warhol

Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol (August 6, 1928 – February 22, 1987) was an American artist who was a leading figure in the visual art movement known as pop art. His works explore the relationship between artistic expression, celebrity culture and advertisement that flourished by the 1960s. After a successful career as a commercial illustrator, Warhol became a renowned and sometimes controversial artist. The Andy Warhol Museum in his native city, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, holds an extensive permanent collection of art and archives. It is the largest museum in the United States of America dedicated to a single artist.

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Alexander Iolas - Biography
... There, Andy Warhol has his first solo exhibition Fifteen Drawings Based on the Writings of Truman Capote (June 16 – July 3, 1952) After working at the Hugo Gallery, he founded the Jackson-Iolas Gallery ... Iolas represented in his galleries many artists, among others Andy Warhol, Rene Magritte, Roberto Matta, Ed Ruscha, Jean Tinguely, Joseph Cornell, Yves Klein, Jannis Kounellis, Takis, Victor Brauner, Jules ... In 1984, Alexander Iolas commissioned Andy Warhol to create a group of works based on Leonardo Da Vinci's The Last Supper for an exhibition space in the Palazzo Stelline in Milan, located ...
Matt Wrbican - Books
... Andy Warhol A Guide to 706 Items in 2 Hours 56 Minutes, catalog for the exhibition "Andy Warhol Other Voices, Other Rooms," (edited by Eva Meyer-Hermann, with Hal Foster, Geralyn Huxley, Greg Pierce, Olle ... Andy Warhol's Time Capsule 21, catalog for the exhibition "Andy Warhol's Time Capsules," (with Thomas Sokolowski, Andy Warhol, Mario Kramer, Udo Kittelmann, and John Smith) nonfiction (Cologne DuMont ...
Joel Wachs - Art Interest - Andy Warhol Foundation
... resigned his council seat and moved to New York City in order to serve as president of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts ... Wachs is nominally the chairman of the Andy Warhol Art Authentication Board ... In 2010, Wachs -in his Warhol foundation role- protested the removal of a David Wojnarowicz piece from the "Hide/Seek" exhibit at the National Portrait Gallery ...
Maxime De La Falaise - Andy Warhol
... Andy Warhol envisioned Maxime de La Falaise as part of Andy Warhol's Nothing Serious, his 1971 video project designed for television ... Warhol included her along with such personalities as Candy Darling and Brigid Berlin in his 1973 black-and-white video Phoney (later incorporated into the 1991 Andy Warhol's Video Television Retrospective), and in ... According to the New York Times in 1977, Warhol had La Falaise design a menu for Andymat, Warhol's version of the automat, which included onion tarts, shepherds ...
Andy Warhol - Movies About Warhol
... Dramatic portrayals In 1979, Warhol appeared as himself in the film Cocaine Cowboys ... After his death, Warhol was portrayed by Crispin Glover in Oliver Stone's film The Doors (1991), by David Bowie in Basquiat, a film by Julian Schnabel, and by Jared Harris in ... Warhol appears as a character in Michael Daugherty's 1997 opera Jackie O ...

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