The name of American artist Andy Warhol is all but synonymous with Pop art, the movement he helped shape in the 1960s. He was phenomenally prolific, and the archive of original photography, prints, drawings, paintings and other art that he left behind is beyond vast.
Andy Warhol is known for his clever appropriation of motifs and images from popular advertising and commercials, which he integrated into graphic, vibrant works that utilized mass-production technologies such as printmaking, photography and silkscreening. Later in his career, Warhol expanded his oeuvre to include other forms of media, founding Interview magazine and producing fashion shoots and films on-site at the Factory, his world-famous studio in New York.
Born and educated in in Pittsburgh, Warhol moved to New York City in 1949 and built a successful career as a commercial illustrator. Although he made whimsical drawings as a hobby during these years, his career as a fine artist began in the mid-1950s with ink-blot drawings and hand-drawn silkscreens. The 1955 lithograph You Can Lead a Shoe to Water illustrates how he incorporated in his artwork advertising styles and techniques, in this case shoe commercials.
As a child, Warhol was often sick and spent much of his time in bed, where he would make sketches and put together collections of movie-star photographs. He described this period as formative in terms of his skills and interests. Indeed, Warhol remained obsessed with celebrities throughout his career, often producing series devoted to a famous face or an object from the popular culture, such as Chairman Mao or Campbell’s tomato soup. The 1967 silkscreen Marilyn 25 embodies his love of bright color and famous subjects.
Warhol was a prominent cultural figure in New York during the 1960s, ’70s and ’80s. The Factory was a gathering place for the era’s celebrities, writers, drag queens and fellow artists, and collaboration was common. To this day, Warhol remains one of the most important artists of the 20th century and continues to exert influence on contemporary creators.
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- 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022Andy Warhol painted Moonwalk in 1987. However, it is more accurate to say he screened it then, as the work is a silkscreen on museum board, not a painting. Warhol used a photograph of Buzz Aldrin taken by Neil Armstrong during the moon landing as the basis for his design. Shop a variety of Andy Warhol art on 1stDibs.
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- 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022Andy Warhol's Electric Chair is in the collection of the Tate Museum in London, UK. The artist produced the work in 1964 by applying screen printing techniques and acrylic paint to canvas. Shop a range of Andy Warhol art on 1stDibs.
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- 1stDibs ExpertOctober 12, 2021The color of the cow in Andy Warhol's Cow Wallpaper is pink. It was the first of many wallpaper patterns he produced between the 1960s and the 1980s. Ivan Karp, an art dealer, is said to have inspired Warhol to create the cow image. Find a wide collection of wallpapers on 1stDibs
- 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022In 1967, Andy Warhol began publishing a series of screen prints through his printing company, Factory Additions. Using a publicity image of Marilyn Monroe, Warhol printed 10 images from five screens: one was the original photograph and four others emphasized different areas of color to reflect Monroe’s vibrant personality. Browse a selection of Andy Warhol art, prints and photos from some of the world’s top dealers on 1stDibs.
- 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022Andy Warhol's Marilyn Monroe piece called the Marilyn Diptych. Warhol created the silkscreen painting in 1962 weeks after she died. It includes 50 images of the starlet in color and black and white. Find a variety of Andy Warhol art on 1stDibs.