Andy Warhol (1928 – 1987)   Andy Warhol (1928 – 1987)

Andy Warhol (1928 – 1987)

We have available 4 gelatin silver prints, stitched together with silver thread circa 1976-86 and measuring Height 54cms x Width 70cms.

Country Road is £POA, subject to prior sale. (item 201)

Andy Warhola was born to immigrant parents from Czechoslovakia in 1928 and studied painting and design at the Carnegie Institute of Technology. He dropped the ‘a’ off the end of his surname via a mistaken credit from Glamour Magazine. He was probably the most famous member of the Pop Art movement, where basically any object in the public domain was a fair target for a Warhol makeover, from Brillo Pads, Soup and Coca Cola Cans through to famous celebrities like Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor. In the 1950’s he achieved enormous success as a commercial artist, specialising in shoe adverts and had most of New York copying his work, which was ink based with slight colour changes in the main.

In the 1960’s he moved into films about time, boredom and repetition like Empire and The Chelsea. Warhol also worked with Rock Band The Velvet Underground. Unfortunately in 1968 he was the victim of Valerie Solanis, founder and sole member of SCUM (Society for Cutting Up Men) who turned up at his studio and shot him three times. Incredibly Warhol survived this and eventually went back to work starting InterVIEW Magazine the philosophy of Andy Warhol from A-B and back again. Unfortunately whilst the bullets didn’t kill him a routine operation for his gall bladder ended his life in 1987.