Monday, October 19, 2009

Andy Warhol Had More Than 15 Minutes Of Fame

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I want to start a new feature here on the blog. I plan to cover from time to time some of my favorite artists. I hope you guys will enjoy this series of posts. I decided to start with Andy Warhol. I think most people have seen one of his paintings at some point in time, whether you realized it was done by him or not. You've also probably heard someone talk about "15 minutes of fame," which was coined by Warhol.


Andy Warhol (1928-1987) was an artist of many talents. He was not only a painter, but a photographer, sculpturer, author, film director, music producer, magazine founder, etc. He helped define pop art. He could paint everything from brand name products to celebrities. His paintings were very diverse, including things such as soup cans to flowers to guns to electric chairs. The Factory, the name of Warhol's studio, was definitely an interesting place to be during the 1960's. He was surrounded by everybody from bohemians to celebrities to aristocrats. There's never been another artist quite like Andy Warhol. I'm fascinated both by this man and his work. I hope you will enjoy these pictures I'm posting as a selection of his art.

mickey

Queen

ali

Andy Warhol,  Marilyn

AndyWarholFlowers72

andywarholgun-c-1981-82

campbells

andy-warhol-michael-jackson

beethoven

aw__liza

aw_skulls2

Brooklyn Bridge

Andy-Warhol_Cow_Wallpaper

Andy-Warhol_Velvet_Underground1

jackie

Dollar Sign 1981

Diamond Dust Shoes Lilac Blue Green

fourmonkeys

JohnWayne

knives

mick-jagger

moonwalk

SimplyLiz-blog

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91 comments:

petite nyonya said...

Growing up in this part of the world, I don't know much about Andy Warhol although I've heard of his name and knew that he was an artist. But recently, I happened to watch on TV a movie about him during The Factory days, starring Sienna Miller. Can't remember who was the actor playing him. He had quite a weird yet interesting & talented life.

Kat said...

oh my, i love his work!

Gingeyginge said...

Great post....like the one of the Duke....Thanks for your comment....

Keith said...

Hey Petite. Thanks for commenting. The movie with Sienna Miller was Factory Girl. Guy Pearce played him in that move if I remember correctly.

Keith said...

Thanks Kat. Cheers!

Keith said...

Hey Gingey. Thanks. That is a good one. Cheers!

Bruce Coltin said...

He showed us a new way of seeing what he had already been looking at. A soup can is no longer just a soup can.

Couture Carrie said...

Stunning post, K! I was an Art History major in college so this is right up my alley! I had never seen Warhol's Brooklyn Bridge before so thank you for posting the lovely pic!

xoxox,
CC

Rev. Phantom said...

Warhol is one of my favorite artists as well--probably my favorite of the 20th century. Great selections, his style was one of a kind.

Erika said...

I agree...Andy Warhol's fame is everlasting; eternal. Love his work! :)

Kinezoe said...

One of the greatest icons in the 20th century. Colourful, elegant, innovative... I love the John Wayne picture! And Marilyn Monroe... Beautiful.

Greetings. Great post.

Stéphanie said...

Great post Keith ! I love Andy Warhol ! Thank you !
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sinnlighet said...

Keith, I love love love love your blog & constantly new amazing theme.

Andy W whas, in my opinion, one of the the greatest artist of all timebrief overlook of art.

Welcome to my home by the cyberworld...

Agneta from S.....

Carlotta said...

more than a genius!! Have a great week Keith!!

janettaylor said...

J'adore his work.
Hope U had a great weekend, Keith!

XoXo

Kate Gabrielle said...

Great idea for a series- and what a great artist to start with!! I adore Andy Warhol, he's definitely one of my favorites!

Cheryl Lynn said...

You cannot even think of mentioning American pop culture without making reference to Andy Warhol. I followed the art of one of his proteges, Jean Michel Basquiat, for many years. The influence Warhol had on this young man's art was evident. The art was a commentary on the consumerism of the times and is just as relevant today.

I think this is going to be a very interesting feature. I look forward to more.

Have a great week and thanks so much for stopping by.

Steve Langton said...

Great idea for a new batch of posts. Warhol really did some terrific work. Love the banana, with reference to a truly great album.

Sam said...

Wonderful post Keith! I love Warhol - I like all his work from the graphic designing and illustrating he did early in his career right up to the silk screens - he was certainly one of the 20th Century's great iconic artists.Hope your weekend is going well!

drollgirl said...

warhol is just one of the best contemporary artists of all time. his works have influenced pretty much everything.

one of my favorites series he did is the electric chairs. and the car crashes. i guess i lean towards the grim subject matter -- but he could just make things -- even grisly things -- look so cool.

Scott (gotankgo) said...

Andy Warhol is a true force in the world of art. Great breadth of style in his work. Nicely done Keith, I'll be looking forward to the next one.

Mongo said...

The Dino Lounge keeps getting better & better. Keep up the great work, Keith!

JFK Jean said...

Andy was the epitome of the "superstar". I need to see if I can find "The Factory" on dvd.....

Allison said...

Andy Warhol is one of my favorite artists of all time. I think he was so brilliant, and I LOVE that he didn't really care so much about what other people thought.
I love going to MoMA and seeing all his work - it's just stunning.
I love this new feature on your blog, Keith!

♥ Marta ♥ said...

OMg...he's one of my favorites. I've done ridiculous amount of papers on him. He sure was quite a character!

P.S. I think that this idea is fabulous.

Keith said...

Hey Bruce. Thanks. So true. I couldn't have said it any better!

Keith said...

Hey Carrie. Thanks for commenting. I'm so thrilled you enjoyed this post. I had been wanting to post about my favorite artists for quite some time. I had to start with Warhol. He's amazing.

Keith said...

Hey Rev. Thanks. I'm happy to hear you are also a Warhol fan. He's great. He's my favorite artist of the 20th century.

Hey Erika. Thanks. That's cool that you're a Warhol fan too. His work will live on forever.

Keith said...

Hey Kinezoe. Thanks so much. Glad that you're a fan too. His work is so amazing. There's nobody out there quite like him.

Keith said...

Thanks Stephanie. Cool that you're also a Warhol fan.

Hey Agneta. Thanks so much. I'm really happy that you love my blog. I appreciate that. I try to post about different things that I find cool.

Keith said...

Hey Carlotta. Thanks. Nice hearing from you. Nobody quite like Andy.

Thanks Janet. I had a great weekend. I hope you did too.

Keith said...

Hey Kate. Thanks so much. I'm glad you like this new series. I had been wanting to do it for some time. I definitely had to begin with Warhol.

Keith said...

Hey Cheryl Lynn. Thanks for commenting. Great hearing from you. Oh yeah. When I think of pop culture, Andy Warhol is one of the first people I think of. I love Basquiat myself. He's awesome. I plan to cover him here too. I hope you enjoy my future art posts. I appreciate your feedback. Take care. Enjoy the week ahead. Cheers!

Keith said...

Hey Steve. Thanks. Glad that you enjoyed this post. Warhol did some awesome pieces. I love that cover for the Velvet Underground. What a cool band.

Hey Sam. Thanks. Warhol did so much. His art was expressed through so many forms and mediums. That's one of the things I love about him. I had a great weekend. I hope you did too.

Keith said...

Hey Droll. Thanks. Glad to see you're an admirer of Warhol as well. Yeah, his art influenced so much whether people realize it or not. I do like his grim art. He could make an electric chair, etc. look enticing. Very amazing and cool artist.

Hey Scott. Thanks. Warhol reached across so many levels. He was into everything. He influenced so much. He's definitely very inspiring to me. Hope you will enjoy the future posts in this series.

Keith said...

Hey Mongo. Thanks so much. I really appreciate that. I have a lot of fun sharing my interests with people. It's neat to show people what I find cool.

Hey JFK. Thanks for commenting. Definitely a superstar. I want to see more stuff about him.

Keith said...

Hey Allison. Thanks for commenting. Glad to see you're a Warhol fan. I think he was definitely a genius. So brilliant and amazing. One of a kind. I admire that he didn't care what others thought. I appreciate your feedback. I do hope you will enjoy the future art posts I do.

Hey Marta. Thanks. Glad that you're a fan of his as well. That's so cool that you've done papers on him. He was definitely a character. I'm happy that you are enjoying this art idea of mine.

Nancy Sinatra Fan said...

I love Andy. He's one of my favorite artists too. I can't wait to see who else you cover in this new series here.

Wolf Boy said...

This dude is so fantastic. I would have dug hanging out at the Factory with him and all the assorted characters there.

Dana Andrews said...

Wonderful!. Bridge's picture is the best.

Keith said...

Hey Phoebe. Thanks. I'm happy that you and so many others are enjoying my new art series. I need to make a list of the artists I plan to feature.

Keith said...

Hey Wolf. Thanks. Glad you like him too. I think it would have been very cool to have been able to frequent the Factory.

Keith said...

Thanks Dana. I really like that one myself. Cheers!

Jessica Cangiano said...

Stellar idea for an going series of post, Keith - and what an awesome retro artist to kick off with. (I've always loved his work, especially the can of tomato soup, as it was my favourite variety of canned soup when I was growing up :D)


Wishing you a fantastic Monday & week ahead,
♥ Jessica

Robert M. Lindsey said...

Great title for you post Keith. Warhol was indeed varied. Did you see the Bible I posted a while back that I called "The Warhol Bible"?

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naveen said...

thanks for visiting my blog , my weekend was really bad , lol i hate holidays, being alone in home is very boring

E.K. said...

Great new feature. As an Art Historian I'm excited to see some of the more obscure artists you like!

Niki B. said...

FABULOUS post

Heavenly Housewife said...

I think this is a fab new feature. I love art. This one particularly fits in well with your blog because of the Hollywood crossover (ie, he did many famous celebrities).

Protege said...

Although I am more into impressionism and the art of the Renaissance, I still think he made his ultimate mark on the art world. He was eccentric and different, a quality I have always found intriguing in people.;)

glaykisdolcevita said...

I love your blog..i love Andy...
Love his work


Glayki!

Mondo said...

Great idea Keith - and what a start Andy Warhol was a genius, and so inventive. Have you checked out any of his movies? Frankenstien and Dracula are worth a peep at this time of year.

Also check out a couple of English artists along similar lines - Patrick Caufield and Gilbert and George, I'm sure you'll like their work too

lorenabr said...

HI,
Yes I had a great weekend. I was watching The Houseboat 1958. I just love these old movies. Great post by the way, I love his work, timeless and unique...

Keith said...

Hey Jessica. Thanks. Glad you like this new series. I couldn't have started it off with anyone better. That tomato soup can has become quite iconic over the years.

Keith said...

Hey Robert. Thanks for commenting. Yeah, I believe I did see that "Warhol Bible." I'll have to check it out again.

Keith said...

Hey Naveen. Sorry you didn't have a good weekend. Mine was pretty good. Sometimes they are and sometimes they aren't. Have a nice week.

Hey E.K. Thanks. That's really cool. I'm definitely eager to do more of these art posts.

Keith said...

Thanks Niki. Cheers!

Hey Housewife. Thanks. I thought he would be a great artist to start with for many reasons. Definitely doing celebrity art like he did fit right in.

Keith said...

Hey Protege. Thanks. He's not everybody's cup of tea. Glad you still understand his influence and contribution.

Thanks Glayki. I really appreciate that. Cheers!

Keith said...

Hey Dave. Thanks for commenting. I have seen his movies. It's been years though. I need to see them again. Thanks for those recommendations of British artists. I'll have to check those out.

Keith said...

Hey Lore. Thanks for commenting. I love "Houseboat." I'm a big fan of classic movies. Glad you had a nice weekend. Have a great week. Cheers!

Girl Japan: April Marie said...

I would absolutely love to have the Marilyn one... The movie Factory Girl, can you believe I never seen it, I am inspired by the colors, fabrics, interior...

Keith said...

Hey April. Thanks. I love the Marilyn one myself. Very amazing. I hope you get a chance to see Factory Girl.

Tights Lover said...

Great post! Warhol was such a genius.

My blog has passed an award on to yours!

Keith said...

Hey Tights. Thanks so much. I really appreciate that. I'm going to check it out now.

lorenabr said...

Yes tou are so right Miami Vice was good.

Keith said...

Thanks Lore. Glad you liked it too.

Rachel Follett said...

I saw Factory Girl too and I thought it was quite interesting seeing a bit about his life. Not at all what I expected. Although I am not a huge fan of his work I can definitely appreciate what he was doing. I am liking that heels one though! Thanks for sharing a bit about him. This series is great!

Cathy Voyage said...

He's so cool! Hope you had a great day...

Gema said...

loooooooooooooooove andy warhol! adorable pics

Stephanie said...

Wow, I of course love the picture of Marilyn. She is just fabulous. But LIZA my queen of the Cabaret. I have to love that painting of her. :) Andy you are a saint to paint such wonderful paintings of these glorious people. :)

Marian said...

Keith this is a great post,firstly the title is just perfect.
Warhol was way ahead of his time! His work is iconic and he was right about everyone soon becoming famous for 15 mins
xx
Marian

FASHIONconfectionairy said...

I adore Andy but he has a hell of a lot to answer for!
XOXOX
Libby
http://fashionconfectionairy.weebly.com

clarewbrown said...

cool new feature, K. I am a huge Andy Warhol fan, though his art is an eerie prediction to the celebrity worship in our society today

Leah said...

I love Andy Warhol's eclectic style. I usually mimic his works in my photographs using photoshop of course.

Keith said...

Hey Rachel. Thanks for commenting. Even if you're not a big fan, I'm glad you still enjoyed this post. Cool that you saw Factory Girl.

Thanks Cathy. I did. Hope you had a great day too.

Thanks Gema. Glad to see you're a Warhol fan.

Keith said...

Hey Steph. Thanks for commenting. I'm glad I could share some of Andy's paintings with you. I knew you would really love the one of Liza. I know you're a big fan of hers.

Hey Marian. Thanks so much. I thought it would be a neat title. It seems like everybody gets their 15 minutes these days. Oh yeah. Andy was definitely before his time. What a genius.

Savvy Gal said...

i like this feature. looking forward to more. i like andy warhol very much. great post.

Keith said...

Hey Libby. Thanks for commenting. Glad to see you like Andy's work. He definitely played by his own rules for good or bad.

Hey Clare. Thanks. You hit the nail on the head. It was like he was predicting the celeb worship of our today.

Hey Leah. Glad you're a fan. That's a cool about using photoshop to mimic his style.

Keith said...

Thanks Savvy. I'm happy you enjoy this new feature here. I can't wait to do more. Cheers!

being fashion is... said...

u know, i love all your posts.. kisses baby, i will emai you... kisses

Keith said...

Thanks Fashion. I'm so glad you enjoy my posts. Cheers!

Mrs. M. said...

i think this is a wonderful addition to the site. i really look forward to seeing what artists you are going to cover in the future!

Keith said...

Hey Mrs. M, Thanks. I'm really happy that you are looking forward to my art series up here.

AutumnJones said...

Andy Warhol is on of my FAVORITE people. I watched this small documentary on VH1. It came on a few months ago. He's so revolutionary.

Keith said...

Hey Autumn. Thanks. Cool to see you're a fan of his too. I thought he's such a genius. What an icon. I would love to have met him.

loft in soho said...

I love Andy Warhol! I adore his amazing work!!!!!!!!!!!

thanks for your visit Keith,

xxx

Keith said...

Hey Loft. Thank you. I appreciate you stopping by and commenting. Cheers!

Ediot said...

hes such an amzing artist. very inspirational artwork,

Keith said...

Thanks Ediot. I appreciate you stopping by and commenting.

Opé - Style Artist said...

Love this post!
The art is amazing...timeless.

Keith said...

Thanks Ope. Glad you liked it.