Andy Warhol (USA, 1928–87)

The name of American artist Andy Warhol is all but synonymous with Pop art, the movement he helped shape in the 1960s. He 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, he 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. The1967 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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Arnold Schwarzenegger & Grace Jones at His Wedding...
Andy Warhol
1980s Black and White Photography
Photographic Paper
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Jean-Michel Basquiat Boarding a Private Jet with R...
Andy Warhol
1980s Black and White Photography
Photographic Paper
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Chelsea Convent

Andy Warhol

Chelsea Convent
Andy Warhol
1980s Black and White Photography
Photographic Paper
Image dimensions: 8 x 10 in. Framed dimensions: 16.125 x 18.625 Work is framed to archival standards by Handmade Frames of Brooklyn, New York. Stamped on verso by Andy Warhol Foundatio...
Francesco Clemente

Andy Warhol

Francesco Clemente
Andy Warhol
1980s Black and White Photography
Photographic Paper
Image dimensions: 8 x 10 in. Framed dimensions: 16.125 x 18.625 Work is framed to archival standards by Handmade Frames of Brooklyn, New York. Stamped on verso by Andy Warhol Foundatio...
Pele with Unidentified Man

Andy Warhol

Pele with Unidentified Man
Andy Warhol
1980s Black and White Photography
Photographic Paper
Image dimensions: 8 x 10 in. Framed dimensions: 16.125 x 18.625 Work is framed to archival standards by Handmade Frames of Brooklyn, New York. Stamped on verso by Andy Warhol Foundatio...
Diana Vreeland with Fred Hughes
Diana Vreeland with Fred Hughes
Andy Warhol
1980s Black and White Photography
Photographic Paper
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Pat Hackett with Banana
Pat Hackett with Banana
Andy Warhol
1980s Black and White Photography
Photographic Paper
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Andy Warhol, Factory Basement, Madison Avenue at 3...
Andy Warhol
1980s Contemporary Portrait Photography
C Print
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Jacqueline Bisset and Alexander Godunov
Jacqueline Bisset and Alexander Godunov
Andy Warhol
1980s Black and White Photography
Photographic Paper
Image dimensions: 8 x 10 in. Framed dimensions: 16.125 x 18.625 Work is framed to archival standards by Handmade Frames of Brooklyn, New York. Stamped on verso by Andy Warhol Foundatio...
Quentin Crisp

Andy Warhol

Quentin Crisp
Andy Warhol
1980s Black and White Photography
Photographic Paper
Image dimensions: 8 x 10 in. Framed dimensions: 16.125 x 18.625 Work is framed to archival standards by Handmade Frames of Brooklyn, New York. Stamped on verso by Andy Warhol Foundatio...
Loulou de la Falaise

Andy Warhol

Loulou de la Falaise
Andy Warhol
1980s Black and White Photography
Photographic Paper
Image dimensions: 10 x 8 in. Framed dimensions: 18.125 x 16.625 in. Work is framed to archival standards by Handmade Frames of Brooklyn, New York. Stamped on verso by Andy Warhol Foun...
Elizabeth Saltzman

Andy Warhol

Elizabeth Saltzman
Andy Warhol
1980s Black and White Photography
Photographic Paper
Image dimensions: 10 x 8 in. Framed dimensions: 18.125 x 16.625 in. Work is framed to archival standards by Handmade Frames of Brooklyn, New York. Stamped on verso by Andy Warhol Foun...
Thomas Ammann with Victor Hugo
Thomas Ammann with Victor Hugo
Andy Warhol
1980s Black and White Photography
Photographic Paper
Image dimensions: 10 x 8 in. Framed dimensions: 18.125 x 16.625 in. Work is framed to archival standards by Handmade Frames of Brooklyn, New York. Stamped on verso by Andy Warhol Foun...
Loulou de la Falaise Smoking

Andy Warhol

Loulou de la Falaise Smoking
Andy Warhol
1970s Black and White Photography
Photographic Paper
Image dimensions: 10 x 8 in. Framed dimensions: 18.125 x 16.625 in. Work is framed to archival standards by Handmade Frames of Brooklyn, New York. Stamped on verso by Andy Warhol Foun...
Keith Haring's POP Shop, Soho
Keith Haring's POP Shop, Soho
Andy Warhol
1980s Black and White Photography
Photographic Paper
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Keith Haring and Julia Gruen
Keith Haring and Julia Gruen
Andy Warhol
1980s Black and White Photography
Photographic Paper
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Keith Haring

Andy Warhol

Keith Haring
Andy Warhol
1980s Black and White Photography
Photographic Paper
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Valentino (Garavani)

Andy Warhol

Valentino (Garavani)
Andy Warhol
1970s Pop Art Portrait Photography
Polaroid
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Lou Reed (of The Velvet Underground) with Dachshun...
Andy Warhol
1970s Black and White Photography
Photographic Paper
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Farrah Fawcett Majors

Andy Warhol

Farrah Fawcett Majors
Andy Warhol
1970s Pop Art Black and White Photography
Photographic Paper
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Cornelia Guest

Andy Warhol

Cornelia Guest
Andy Warhol
1980s Black and White Photography
Photographic Paper
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Young Waiter in Paris

Andy Warhol

Young Waiter in Paris
Andy Warhol
1970s Black and White Photography
Photographic Paper
Image dimensions: 10 x 8 in. Framed dimensions: 18.125 x 16.625 in. Work is framed to archival standards by Handmade Frames of Brooklyn, New York. Stamped on verso by Andy Warhol Foun...
Joan Collins at The Factory
Joan Collins at The Factory
Andy Warhol
1980s Black and White Photography
Photographic Paper
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Bianca Jagger with Press Photographers
Bianca Jagger with Press Photographers
Andy Warhol
1980s Black and White Photography
Photographic Paper
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Ginger Rogers & Andy Warhol
Ginger Rogers & Andy Warhol
Andy Warhol
1980s Black and White Photography
Photographic Paper
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Brooke Shields with Funny Face & Andy Warhol
Brooke Shields with Funny Face & Andy Warhol
Andy Warhol
1980s Pop Art Black and White Photography
Photographic Paper
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Debbie Harry (Blondie)

Andy Warhol

Debbie Harry (Blondie)
Andy Warhol
1980s Pop Art Black and White Photography
Photographic Paper
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Debbie Harry (Blondie)

Andy Warhol

Debbie Harry (Blondie)
Andy Warhol
1980s Pop Art Black and White Photography
Photographic Paper
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Keith Haring with Juan Rivera
Keith Haring with Juan Rivera
Andy Warhol
1980s Pop Art Black and White Photography
Photographic Paper
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Andy Warhol Self- Portrait in Drag
Andy Warhol Self- Portrait in Drag
Andy Warhol
1980s Pop Art Portrait Photography
Polaroid
Image dimensions: 4.25 x 3.375 Framed dimensions: 11 x 10.5 in. Work is framed to archival standards by Handmade Frames of Brooklyn, New York. Stamped on verso by Andy Warhol Foundati...
Self-Portrait (Andy Warhol in Drag)
Self-Portrait (Andy Warhol in Drag)
Andy Warhol
1980s Pop Art Portrait Photography
Polaroid
Image dimensions: 4.25 x 3.375 Framed dimensions: 11 x 10.5 in. Work is framed to archival standards by Handmade Frames of Brooklyn, New York. Stamped on verso by Andy Warhol Foundati...
Crosses

Andy Warhol

Crosses
Andy Warhol
1980s Pop Art Still-life Photography
Polaroid
Image dimensions: 4.25 x 3.375 Framed dimensions: 11 x 10.5 in. Work is framed to archival standards by Handmade Frames of Brooklyn, New York. Stamped on verso by Andy Warhol Foundati...
Grace Jones

Andy Warhol

Grace Jones
Andy Warhol
1980s Pop Art Portrait Photography
Polaroid
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Diana Vreeland

Andy Warhol

Diana Vreeland
Andy Warhol
1980s Pop Art Portrait Photography
Polaroid
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Tina Chow

Andy Warhol

Tina Chow
Andy Warhol
1980s Pop Art Portrait Photography
Polaroid
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Diana Vreeland

Andy Warhol

Diana Vreeland
Andy Warhol
1970s Pop Art Portrait Photography
Polaroid
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OJ Simpson with football
OJ Simpson with football
Andy Warhol
1970s Pop Art Portrait Photography
Polaroid
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Jim Morrison (of The Doors)
Jim Morrison (of The Doors)
Andy Warhol
1970s Black and White Photography
Photographic Paper
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Mick Jagger (of the Rolling Stones) Serving Tea in...
Andy Warhol
1970s Black and White Photography
Photographic Paper
Mick Jagger gained fame as the lead singer and one of the founding members of the Rolling Stones, along with Keith Richards. Image dimensions: 10 x 8 in. Framed dimensions: 18.5 x 16...
Maria Shriver

Andy Warhol

Maria Shriver
Andy Warhol
1980s Black and White Photography
Photographic Paper
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Joan Collins

Andy Warhol

Joan Collins
Andy Warhol
1980s Black and White Photography
Photographic Paper
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Gianni Versace

Andy Warhol

Gianni Versace
Andy Warhol
1980s Black and White Photography
Photographic Paper
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Georgia O'Keefe & Juan Usle

Andy Warhol

Georgia O'Keefe & Juan Usle
Andy Warhol
1980s Black and White Photography
Photographic Paper
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We Reported You to the Police...
We Reported You to the Police...
Andy Warhol
1980s Black and White Photography
Photographic Paper
This is a unique work. Image dimensions: 8x10 in. Framed dimensions: 16.5x18 in. All works are framed to archival standards by Handmade Frames of Brooklyn, New York.  Stamped on ver...
Fred Hughes in Naples, Italy
Fred Hughes in Naples, Italy
Andy Warhol
1980s Pop Art Black and White Photography
Photographic Paper
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Fred Hughes Dancing with Unidentified Man
Fred Hughes Dancing with Unidentified Man
Andy Warhol
1980s Black and White Photography
Photographic Paper
Fred Hughes is the founder of the Andy Warhol Foundation, which he ran until 1990. Hughes was the publisher of Interview magazine and Andy Warhol's business manager for more than 25 yea...
Brooke Shields & Keith Haring
Brooke Shields & Keith Haring
Andy Warhol
1980s Black and White Photography
Photographic Paper
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Bianca Jagger & Debbie Harry (Blondie)
Bianca Jagger & Debbie Harry (Blondie)
Andy Warhol
1980s Black and White Photography
Photographic Paper
The singer, songwriter, and actress Debbie Harry is an icon of 1980s punk and new wave. The lead singer of the new wave band Blondie, named for Harry's signature platinum-blonde hair. H...
Andy Warhol Exhibition Banner, Venice, Italy
Andy Warhol Exhibition Banner, Venice, Italy
Andy Warhol
1980s Black and White Photography
Photographic Paper
Image dimensions: 8 x 10 in. Framed dimensions: 16.125 x 18.625 Work is framed to archival standards by Handmade Frames of Brooklyn, New York. Stamped on verso by Andy Warhol Foundatio...
Andy Warhol & Farrah Fawcett
Andy Warhol & Farrah Fawcett
Andy Warhol
1980s Black and White Photography
Photographic Paper
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Jerry Hall & Grace Jones
Jerry Hall & Grace Jones
Andy Warhol
1980s Pop Art Black and White Photography
Photographic Paper
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William S. Burroughs

Andy Warhol

William S. Burroughs
Andy Warhol
1980s Black and White Photography
Photographic Paper
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Keith Haring's POP Shop, Soho
Keith Haring's POP Shop, Soho
Andy Warhol
1980s Pop Art Black and White Photography
Photographic Paper
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Liza Minelli, Elizabeth Taylor, & Faye Dunaway
Andy Warhol
1980s Pop Art Black and White Photography
Photographic Paper
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Bruce Springsteen

Andy Warhol

Bruce Springsteen
Andy Warhol
1980s Pop Art Black and White Photography
Photographic Paper
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Debbie Harry (Blondie)

Andy Warhol

Debbie Harry (Blondie)
Andy Warhol
1980s Pop Art Black and White Photography
Photographic Paper
The singer, songwriter, and actress Debbie Harry is an icon of 1980s punk and new wave. The lead singer of the new wave band Blondie, named for Harry's signature platinum-blonde hair. H...
Muhammad Ali

Andy Warhol

Muhammad Ali
Andy Warhol
1970s Black and White Photography
Photographic Paper
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Jean-Michel Basquiat Boarding a Private Jet
Jean-Michel Basquiat Boarding a Private Jet
Andy Warhol
1980s Black and White Photography
Photographic Paper
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