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Andy Warhol,
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Andy Warhol,
Campbell's Soup Can,1964

Historical Artist - Andy Warhol (1928 - 1987)

Andy Warhol was born in Pittsburgh the 6th of August 1928, his real name was Andrew Warhola. Andy Warhol moved to New York at the age of twenty-one to become a commercial artist. This occupation gave him experience in silkscreen printing, which became his medium of choice. Warhol began making paintings of familiar objects such as soup cans and brillo pads. After a brief period of hand-painting these works, Warhol began to use mechanical techniques to mass-produce his images. His interest in popular culture expanded as he began to depict celebrities and newspaper clippings in his prints. Warhol also created films and worked with the rock band, The Velvet Underground

Andy Warhol became famous worldwide for his work as a painter, an avant-garde filmmaker, a record producer, an author, and a public figure known for his presence in wildly diverse social circles that included bohemian street people, distinguished intellectuals, Hollywood celebrities and wealthy aristocrats. A controversial figure during his lifetime, Warhol has been the subject of numerous retrospective exhibitions, books and documentary films since his death in 1987.

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