Obsessed with celebrity, consumer culture, and mechanical (re)production,Pop artistAndy Warhol created some of the most iconic images of the 20th century. As famous for his quips as for his arthe variously mused that art is what you can get away with and everyone will be famous for 15 minutesWarhol drew widely from popular culture and everyday subject matter, creating works like his(1962),Brillo pad box sculptures, and portraits of Marilyn Monroe, using the medium of silk-screen printmaking to achieve his characteristic hard edges and flat areas of color. Known for his cultivation of celebrity, Factory studio (a radical social and creative melting pot), and avant-garde films like(1966), Warhol was also a mentor to artists likeKeith HaringandJean-Michel Basquiat. His Pop sensibility is now standard practice, taken up by major contemporary artistsRichard PrinceTakashi Murakami, andJeff Koons, among countless others.
American, 1928-1987, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, based in New York, New York
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art,
Master Prints selected by Michael Craig-Martin
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.,
Los Angeles to New York: The Dwan Gallery, 1959-1971
38 3/4 40 1/8 in; 98.4 101.9 cm
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