Andy Warhol Art
It is hard to overestimate the cultural impact of Andy Warhol. An extremely famous artist while he was alive, his influence has continued to be felt throughout modern culture even to this day. He has been the subject of movies and TV shows, as well as songs in popular music. Many artists of the 1960s were aware of Warhol and fraternised with him. He also developed an artistic cultural movement, one that fitted into the confines of Pop Art rather neatly. The undisputed master of consumerist art, Andy Warhol prints, for example, are considerably well respected today.
Andy Warhol’s art used a variety of media, from drawing to silk screening, sculpture and even music. Responsible for a huge canon of work, including such iconic pieces as Andy Warhol Campbell Soup, he also managed to pioneer computer art, using the Amiga computer around 1984 to create works. Other achievements included the founding of a magazine called Interview, and he was also a prolific author, writing many books such as The Philosophy of Andy Warhol.
His influence on popular culture is unparalleled. He worked with major movies stars, notable
famous for his Andy Warhol Marilyn Monroe work. He was also the manager and producer of the rock band the Velvet Underground. The Velvet Underground had a major influence on punk music, and an enigmatic front man in Lou Reed.
Even his studio was famous, and The Andy Warhol Factory brought together a wide variety of people, from Hollywood celebrities to playwrights. He even entered the lexicon, with his phrase ‘15 minutes of fame’. Andy Warhol used this phrase to both encapsulate the fleeting nature of fame and the possibility that everyone can experience it.
In the 1980s, Warhol, just before he died, became friends with some influential New York artists, such as Julian Schnabel and Jean-Michel Basquiat. These famous artists rekindled Warhol’s career, and he also influenced their work.
Warhol once said that he wanted to be plastic. This perfectly encapsulates his approach to art, and the sometimes garish but always intriguing outcomes. Currently, his legacy is displayed most prominently in the Andy Warhol Museum, the single biggest museum dedicated to an individual artist.
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