In 1964 Andy Warhol, the famed American Pop artist interested in the world of commercialisation, turned to the traditional genre of still life in his series Flowers. Though flowers are not outwardly commercial subjects, this series of works quickly became one of his most well-known. And for good reason – not only because of their multitude. Warhol was known to turn out as many as 80 paintings a day during the Factory’s heyday, eventually completing over 900 paintings all on the same basic image. While the images were very similar, they’re also diverse and in depth.
Produced at a time when Warhol was transitioning from creating graphic work for advertising to fine art, his series on soup cans is a reaction to this early career in advertising and his compulsion to manipulate the viewers’ familiar associations with the mundane into something altogether revolutionary.
One of the most influential and well-loved artists of the 20th century, Andy Warhol continues to inspire fans young and old. With numerous retrospectives of his work happening all over the world he also remains one of the most sought after artists on […]
Andy Warhol’s studio, The Factory, is probably the most well-known and notorious artist studio in history. Night after night it was the host to all kinds of debauchery, all the while Warhol was in the background turning out his celebrated screen prints.
Warhol was, and still is, undoubtedly the greatest Pop artist who ever lived for namely ten reasons.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]