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Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol, born as Andrew Warhola Jr., was an American visual artist, film director, and producer, who played a pivotal role in the development of the Pop Art movement. His art delved into the interplay between artistic expression, advertising, and celebrity culture, especially prevalent in the 1960s. Warhol was renowned for his diverse range of media, which included painting, silkscreening, photography, film, and sculpture.

Warhol's journey began in Pittsburgh, where he was born and raised, initially making a name for himself as a commercial illustrator. His New York studio, "The Factory," became a famous hub for intellectuals, celebrities, and various artistic minds. He was known for creating the notion of "Warhol superstars" and popularized the phrase "15 minutes of fame."

His contribution to the art world is significant, with notable works like "Campbell's Soup Cans" (1962) and "Marilyn Diptych" (1962), as well as his experimental films like "Empire" (1964) and "Chelsea Girls" (1966). These works not only define his career but also underscore the essence of the Pop Art movement.

Warhol's influence extended beyond his artwork. He managed and produced the experimental rock band The Velvet Underground, founded Interview magazine, and wrote several books, including "The Philosophy of Andy Warhol" and "Popism: The Warhol Sixties." Living openly as a gay man before the gay liberation movement, Warhol's personal life was as influential as his professional endeavors.

Tragically, Warhol's life was nearly cut short in 1968 when he was shot by radical feminist Valerie Solanas. He eventually passed away in 1987 due to cardiac arrhythmia following gallbladder surgery. His legacy continues, with The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh standing as the largest U.S. museum dedicated to a single artist.

Warhol's art remains highly collectible and valuable. His works, like the "Silver Car Crash (Double Disaster)" and "Shot Sage Blue Marilyn," have fetched staggering amounts at auctions, signifying his enduring impact on the art market​.

For art collectors and experts, Andy Warhol's work represents a crucial intersection of pop culture and fine art, offering a unique perspective on consumerism and celebrity. His pieces are not just art; they are historical landmarks that capture a transformative era in both art and society.

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Date and place of birt:6 august 1928, Pittsburgh, USA
Date and place of death:22 february 1987, New York City, USA
Nationality:USA
Period of activity: XX century
Specialization:Artist, Designer, Filmmaker, Illustrator, Painter, Photographer, Publisher, Writer
Art school / group:The Factory
Genre:Performance art
Art style:Abstract Expressionism, Modern art, Multiple, Pop Art
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Creators USA

Francis Joseph Bruguière (1879 - 1945)
Francis Joseph Bruguière
1879 - 1945
Scott Kahn (1946)
Scott Kahn
1946
Burton Silverman (1928)
Burton Silverman
1928
Joseph Whiting Stock (1815 - 1855)
Joseph Whiting Stock
1815 - 1855
Wafaa Bilal (1966)
Wafaa Bilal
1966
Maruja Mallo (1902 - 1995)
Maruja Mallo
1902 - 1995
John Henry Waddell (1921 - 2019)
John Henry Waddell
1921 - 2019
Perle Fine (1905 - 1988)
Perle Fine
1905 - 1988
Arnold Mesches (1923 - 2016)
Arnold Mesches
1923 - 2016
Richard Mosse (1980)
Richard Mosse
1980
Knox Martin (1923)
Knox Martin
1923
Kiki Smith (1954)
Kiki Smith
1954
Patrick Henry Bruce (1880 - 1936)
Patrick Henry Bruce
1880 - 1936
Mary Bradish Titcomb (1858 - 1927)
Mary Bradish Titcomb
1858 - 1927
Paul Rudolph (1918 - 1997)
Paul Rudolph
1918 - 1997
Joel-Peter Witkin (1939)
Joel-Peter Witkin
1939

Creators Abstract Expressionism

Einar Reuter (Ahtela) (1881 - 1968)
Einar Reuter (Ahtela)
1881 - 1968
Alexey Alexeyevich Shovkunenko (1884 - 1974)
Alexey Alexeyevich Shovkunenko
1884 - 1974
Walter Gropius (1883 - 1969)
Walter Gropius
1883 - 1969
 Tal R (1967)
Tal R
1967
Joaquim José Rodrigo (1912 - 1997)
Joaquim José Rodrigo
1912 - 1997
Wucius Wong (1936)
Wucius Wong
1936
Franz Lenk (1898 - 1968)
Franz Lenk
1898 - 1968
Patrick Nagel (1945 - 1984)
Patrick Nagel
1945 - 1984
Alexander Kanoldt (1881 - 1939)
Alexander Kanoldt
1881 - 1939
Félix Vallotton (1865 - 1925)
Félix Vallotton
1865 - 1925
Josef Moest (1873 - 1914)
Josef Moest
1873 - 1914
Georg Dienz (1964)
Georg Dienz
1964
George Ivanovich Narbut (1886 - 1920)
George Ivanovich Narbut
1886 - 1920
Raul Martinez (1927 - 1995)
Raul Martinez
1927 - 1995
Jessica Mitchell (XX century)
Jessica Mitchell
XX century
Eugenio Gerli (1923 - 2013)
Eugenio Gerli
1923 - 2013