Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in 1928. He was one of the first pop artists. Most of his work is brightly colored, and often, he depicted things that were a popular part of everyday modern life, like supermarket products and rock stars. Hence, “pop art” is the art that was based on Popular things. And he also liked to do pieces with repetitive images because much of everyday life is repetitive.

However, pop art was not popular at all for a while. It simply wasn’t what people expected to find in a museum. You see, Andy invented a new way of producing art. He would draw his subject in pencil, and then he would go over the pencil lines with ink. Before the ink dried, he pressed his paper down onto a clean sheet of paper to give a very tidy blotted line look. As his career advanced, Andy did a lot of photo silk-screening. 

Andy Warhol was very famous and very, very rich when he died. Those things were significant to him.

The Art

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Photo of ArtistPortrait – by Martha Holmes

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