Andy WARHOL

WARHOL, Andy Andy WARHOL (1928 - 1987) Born in Mc Keesport, Pennsylvania, Andy Warhol succeeded in propelling the “ready made” to the summit of 20th century art. After working in advertising, Andy Warhol took part in the very first Pop Art exhibition in 1962, prefaced by Pierre Restany, French Art Critic at the Sidney Janis Gallery in New York, an exhibition entitled “The New Realism". The artist would select a photo in a magazine, send it to the printer’s where the picture would be blown up onto a silk screen. He then chose one or two colors for use in developing the proofs several times over, thanks to his “little helping hands”, a strange “population” that occupied the Warhol’s Factory studio. Warhol was also famous for directing films; in one, he zoomed in on a kiss for several, long minutes. His short stint in performance art, a genius yet to be equaled, would bring Warhol fame and glory. Color played a major role throughout his repeated series of portraits of stars and Coca Cola bottles; Warhol had created his own unique style. Success, fame and fortune - the king - these were just some of the words that comprised his artistic alphabet. For Warhol, succeeding in business was also an art. He became, without a doubt, one of the most important artists of the 20th century. The life and works of Warhol acted as catalysts to his very own myth. He predicted the consumer society as well as globalization. The Pope of a certain American civilization, rich and famous, Andy Warhol has since become a legend. In recent years, numerous retrospectives and exhibitions have paid tribute to Warhol contributing to an increase in his already high market value.
  • American Icons

    American Icons

    Paris

    March 16, 2018 - March 31, 2018

  • Giving back to Nature

    Giving back to Nature

    Beirut

    May 17, 2017 - June 03, 2017

  • Masters of Distinction

    Masters of Distinction

    Singapore

    September 16, 2016 - October 16, 2016

  • Highlights, The Monaco Masters Show

    Highlights, The Monaco Masters Show

    Monaco

    July 05, 2013 - August 31, 2013

  • From Impressionism to Pop Art

    From Impressionism to Pop Art

    Monaco

    July 08, 2012 - August 12, 2012

  • Contemporary masters

    Contemporary masters

    London

    February 17, 2012 - March 02, 2012

  • Warhol / Basquiat : an American Legacy

    Warhol / Basquiat : an American Legacy

    Geneva

    November 18, 2011 - December 20, 2011

  • Pop and Photography

    Pop and Photography

    Miami

    December 29, 2008 - January 10, 2009