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Self Portrait of Andy Warhol
Andy Warhol was a legend in his lifetime. He was born in Pennsylvania in 1928 and studied at Carnegie Institute of Technology. He recieved his bachelor of fine arts and moved to New York City to become a commercial artist. He began to do work for Harpers Bazaar and Vogue. He began working on a process called silkscreening. This silkscreening technique looks like printing with a bold graphic style that can either have many colors or be black and white. As he entered into the New York culture scene he began painting celebrity portraits. His work was reminiscent of the practices of artists from the Renaissance and Baroque periods. Warhol combined business and art and had the ability to nose out trends of the 1960's. With this knowledge he entered the world of consumer advertising. He died in 1987 but his pieces have outlived his popularity. We can learn alot about Andy Warhol by looking at his paintings because they express autobiographical elements of his life and artistic career.
The purpose of this museum on Andy Warhol is to show his paintings as a representation of the times in which he painted them. This museum should show how the 1960's era was huge influence on his work. His paintings also show who Andy Warhol was as a person. This museum will be of interest to anyone who has an interest in the Pop Art movement, Andy Warhol, and anyone with knowledge of the 1960's as a social and political time of change.
- Celebrity Portraits This gallery contains some of his most famous paintings
- Warhol's Social Issue Paintings This gallery offers a background on the social issues of the 1960's and Warhol's reaction to this through these paintings.
- Interview Magazine Covers and Background This gallery offers some information about Warhols magazine Interview.
- Other Links To Andy Warhol and Final Thoughts This gallery offers other links to virtual pages for those interested in more material on Andy Warhol