Andy Warhol est un artiste, graphiste et cinéaste américain. Il est considéré comme l'icône du mouvement Pop Art.
Warhol a étudié à la Carnegie Institute of Technology de 1945 à 1949, puis il a commencé sa carrière comme directeur artistique des magazines Vogue et Harper's Bazaar. Ses succès dans la publicité lui ont valu la médaille du Art Directors Club en 1957.
Warhol devient particulièrement célèbre quand il se lance dans la production de sérigraphies où il dépeint des gens célèbres comme Marilyn Monroe. Il a également utilisé la technique de la sérigraphie pour représenter différents types d'images comme des produits périssables (les fameuses soupes Campbell). Pour Warhol, la beauté se trouve partout, tout autour de nous.
Dès 1963, il créé ou participe à des films produits dans son propre studio, "The Factory", qui devient également un lieu de rassemblement pour les "bohèmes" de New York. Warhol filme tout avec sa caméra, et plus tard aussi avec un appareil photo Polaroid. De nombreuses célébrités ont été filmées par Warhol, parmi elles, Bob Dylan ou Salvador Dalí.
Conformément à la volonté de Warhol, la Fondation Andy Warhol pour les arts visuels a été fondée à New York en 1987 et le Musée Andy Warhol a ouvert à Pittsburgh en 1994.
[Warhol] has given us an image of Mao with such brutal force that, however we formulated our mental picture of the Chinese leader a moment ago, he has supplanted it with his own.\n (Douglas Crimp, New York Letter, Art International, vol. 17, no. 2, February, 1973, p. 46)\nEvincing the same commanding presence and indelibly charged graphic force of the state portrait which inspired it, Andy Warhols extraordinary 1972 masterwork Mao is among the most historically potent, culturally significant, an
Andy Warhol\nNine Jackies\n1964\nacrylic and silkscreen ink on linen, on nine canvases\noverall: 60 x 48 in. (152.4 x 121.9 cm)\nEach respectively stamped by the Estate of Andy Warhol and numbered PA 56.135, 56.136, 56.138, 56.139, 56.142, 56.144, 56.149, 56.150, 56.151 on the reverse.
Andy Warhol (1928-1987)\nGun\nstamped twice with the Estate of Andy Warhol and the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts., Inc. stamps and numbered 'PA15.061' (on the overlap)\nacrylic and silkscreen inks on canvas\n70 x 90 1/8 in. (177.8 x 228.9 cm.)\nPainted in 1981.
Andy Warhol (1928-1987)\nSelf-Portrait (Fright Wig)\nstamped with the Estate of Andy Warhol stamp and the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts stamp and numbered ‘PA 40.021’ (on the overlap); stamped with the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts stamp (on the reverse); numbered ‘PA 40.021’ (on the stretcher)\nacrylic and silkscreen ink on linen\n40 x 40in. (101.6 x 101.6cm.)\nExecuted in 1986
Andy Warhol\nFlowers\n1964\nacrylic, silkscreen ink on canvas\n48 x 48 in. (121.9 x 121.9 cm.)\nStamped twice with the Estate of Andy Warhol and the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. along the overlap; further numbered "PA53.012" along the overlap and stretcher bar.
Andy Warhol\nsynthetic polymer and silkscreen ink on canvas\nExecuted in 1981-1982.\n\nAndy Warhol’s Gun, 1981-1982, offers the viewer a monumental memento mori of the modern age. In a corpus revolving around celebrity, death and tragedy, it takes a critical position amongst the car crashes, race riots and electric chairs of Warhol’s Death and Disaster series from the early 1960s. It was through the lens of detachment that Warhol approached the existential subject of mortality, here isolating an
A collaboration between the founding father of Pop art, Andy Warhol, and his much younger Neo-Expressionist protegé, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Taxi, 45th/Broadway, executed in 1984-1985, emerges from a period of intense creativity and inspiration in the mid-1980s in which the two artists together created what would become amongst their most powerful and dynamic works. Emerging from different generations and backgrounds, and indeed at different stages in their lives and artistic careers by this point
Andy Warhol\nNine Gold Marilyns (Reversal Series)\n1980\nsilkscreen and acrylic on canvas\n54 1/8 x 41 3/4 in. (137.5 x 106 cm.)\nSigned, titled and dated "9 Gold Marilyns, Andy Warhol, 1980 Reversal Series" along the overlap.
Andy Warhol\nsynthetic polymer paint and silkscreen ink on canvas\nExecuted in 1986.\n\n“All art is at once surface and symbol. Those who go beneath the surface doSo at their peril.” Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray, 1890“Paul Taylor: It’s odd because you normally see just one Jesus at a time” Andy Warhol: ‘Now there are two’.”Executed in 1986, Last Supper belongs to the final epic series that Andy Warhol executed before his untimely death. Initially conceived as a commission for the gall
Andy Warhol\nFlowers\n1964\nAcrylic and silkscreen ink on linen.\n48 x 48 in. (121.9 x 121.9 cm.)\nSigned “Andy Warhol ©” and inscribed by Frederick Hughes “I certify that this is an authentic painting by Andy Warhol completed by him in 1964, Frederick Hughes” on the overlap.
Andy Warhol\nNine Gold Marilyns (Reversal Series)\n1980\nsilkscreen and acrylic on canvas\n54 1/8 x 41 3/4 in. (137.5 x 106 cm)\nSigned, titled and dated “9 Gold Marilyns, Andy Warhol, 1979/80, Reversal Series” along the overlap.
Andy Warhol (1928-1987)\nFive Deaths\nstamped by The Estate of Andy Warhol and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc., twice and numbered ‘PA57.021’ (on the overlap)\nacrylic and silkscreen ink on linen\n20 3/8 x 30in. (51.8 x 77cm.)\nPainted in 1963
The greatest love affair of Warhols artistic life, it can be argued, was with money. Allison Unruh, Signs of Desire: Warhols Depictions of Dollars in: Exh. Cat., Indianapolis, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Andy Warhol Enterprises, 2011, p. 137.\n\nDollar Sign perfectly captures Andy Warhols extraordinary ability to appropriate, subvert, and reinvent the motifs of consumer culture using his inimitable Pop aesthetic. Forming a part of the iconic Dollar Signs that were executed in 1981, the present w
Executed in a crisply registered palette of bright white flowers against a bold green background, the present work embodies one of Pop Arts most iconic bodies of work: Andy Warhols Flowers. In the half century since its creation, Warhols Flowers have infiltrated popular culture as a touchstone of classic American Pop. During the summer of 1964, Warhol executed canvases portraying this exact composition in formats measuring twenty-four, forty-eight, and eighty-two inches square, intended for an e