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Monday, August 17, 2015

American Artist Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol is one of the most memorable artist in America. It was his creative artwork that has been featured in many pop culture sights and books. The colors in his art work, his setting and the stars that were in many of his pieces all made Warhol bigger than life. One of my art professors said that some of Warhol's pieces made the star rather than the star making the piece.

Andy Warhol entered the world on August 6, 1928. He was one of the leading artist in pop art and his work would explore the relationship between artistic expression, celebrity culture and advertisement. It would be the life of a commercial illustrator that would bring Warhol on the scene.  In his life he would create some of the most expensive art.

Art in a variety of medias from drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, silk screening, sculpture, film and music would be left behind by the famous mr. Warhol. The Andy Warhol museum in Pittsburg Pennsylvania holds many of his works and is the largest museum dedicated to a single artist. Warhol even dabbled in computer generated art and creative designs.

Warhol was a proud gay man who lived his life openly. His studio nicknamed the factory was a gathering place for many intellectuals, drag queens, playwrights, street people, Hollywood celebrities and wealthy patrons. I can only imagine the parties and conversations that went on there.

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