Monday, October 19, 2009
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.