From Marilyn Monroe to Chairman Mao, Grace Kelly to Muhammad Ali, Andy Warhol painted some of the most famous faces of the 20th century. Fascinated by the spectacle of celebrity, Warhol appropriated publicity shots from the press and transformed them […]
What was Andy Warhol’s first painting?
Warhol’s earliest works include Superman and False Plate, both completed in 1981 entirely freehand as part of the Myths Series. They mark the legendary artist’s transition from an in-demand illustrator for various […]
While Pop Art first emerged in Britain in the 1950s with artists such as Eduardo Paolozzi and Richard Hamilton, it was figures such as Roy Lichtenstein, Jasper Johns and, most of all, Andy Warhol in America who really launched the movement to the forefront […]
One of the most celebrated artists who ever worked in the medium of print, Andy Warhol began his career as a commercial illustrator and went on to become a true icon of the Pop Art movement. His obsession with the reproduced image – from supermarket […]
The father of Pop Art, Andy Warhol is widely known for his screen prints of everyday consumer goods and his homages to the beautiful and the damned of Hollywood and New York. Here we take a look at the man behind the art – from his domestic life with […]
One would think we have seen all sides of Andy Warhol, his artistic legacy and cult of many personas having always lived in the limelight even long after his death. Nevertheless, Tate Modern’s large-scale exhibition approaches the artist’s robust oeuvre and iconic personality from a refreshingly intimate angle.
As his legend has grown over the decades, an image of Warhol as chaste, politically indifferent and instantly successful has become the accepted creation myth. Here we take a look at some lesser known facts about this most beguiling of artists.
Perhaps fittingly for the artist who was known for gaining inspiration from the masters that went before him, Andy Warhol influenced many of his contemporaries as well as later generations. Here we take a look at some of the pieces and projects that might not have existed without a little help from the Prince of Pop.
From his exquisite A Gold Book to his elegant Fish Wallpaper, you too could have your very own piece of Pop Art history for an affordable price. And with the market for Warhols showing no signs of slowing down, these pieces are the perfect investment for anyone looking to build a strong art collection.
Here we take a look at what emerging influencers can learn from the prince of Pop Art who became one of the first artists to turn himself into a global brand.