Andy Warhol Photography

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.

Portrait of Marion Bloch
Portrait of Marion Bloch
Andy Warhol
1970s Pop Art Portrait Prints
Photographic Film
This acetate negative is a working method example used in the process of polaroid to acetate negative, acetate negative to silk screen, which was used to screen the image on canvas f...
Andy Warhol, Photograph of Liza Minnelli and Mark Gero circa 1986
Andy Warhol, Photograph of Liza Minnelli and Ma...
Andy Warhol
1980s Pop Art Black and White Photography
Photographic Paper
Liza Minnelli is an actress and singer, winning an Academy Award in 1973 for her role in Cabaret. Liza entered Warhol’s social circle during the 70’s when she frequented New York Cit...
Andy Warhol Photograph of Sausages, 1980s
Andy Warhol Photograph of Sausages, 1980s
Andy Warhol
1980s Pop Art Black and White Photography
Photographic Paper
Image dimensions: 10 x 8 in. Framed dimensions: 18 x 16.5 in. Work is framed to archival standards by Handmade Frames of Brooklyn, New York. Stamped on verso by Andy Warhol Foundati...
Andy Warhol, Photograph with Liza Minnelli and Nell Carter circa 1979
Andy Warhol, Photograph with Liza Minnelli and ...
Andy Warhol
1970s Pop Art Black and White Photography
Photographic Paper
Liza Minnelli is an actress and singer, winning an Academy Award in 1973 for her role in Cabaret. Liza entered Warhol’s social circle during the 70’s when she frequented New York Cit...
Andy Warhol Photograph, Gigi Williams and Ronnie Cutrone circa 1978
Andy Warhol Photograph, Gigi Williams and Ronni...
Andy Warhol
1970s Pop Art Black and White Photography
Photographic Paper
In 1966, when Cutrone was still in high school, he started hanging out at The Factory. He was introduced to many members of Warhol’s circle by living in the back of the Velvet Underg...
Andy Warhol, Photograph with Catherine Guinness circa 1981
Andy Warhol, Photograph with Catherine Guinness...
Andy Warhol
1980s Pop Art Black and White Photography
Photographic Paper
Image dimensions: 8 x 10 in. Framed dimensions: 16.5 x 18 in. Work is framed to archival standards by Handmade Frames of Brooklyn, New York. Stamped on verso by Andy Warhol Foundati...
Andy Warhol, Photograph with Tony Shafrazi and Ronnie Cutrone circa 1986
Andy Warhol, Photograph with Tony Shafrazi and ...
Andy Warhol
1980s Pop Art Black and White Photography
Photographic Paper
Tony Shafrazi had represented Keith Haring until the artist’s death in 1990. Shafrazi said of his first time ever entering The Factory in 1965, “I remember putting down my suitcase a...
Andy Warhol, Photograph of Jed Johnson in the Bathtub circa 1969
Andy Warhol, Photograph of Jed Johnson in the B...
Andy Warhol
1960s Pop Art Black and White Photography
Photographic Paper
Jed Johnson was one of Warhol’s longest-lasting boyfriends and lived with Warhol for multiple years. He first met Warhol in 1967, just two weeks after moving to Manhattan, when he de...
Andy Warhol, Photograph with Fred Hughes and Jed Johnson in Kuwait, 1977
Andy Warhol, Photograph with Fred Hughes and Je...
Andy Warhol
1970s Pop Art Black and White Photography
Photographic Paper
Fred Hughes was Andy Warhol's business manager for more than 25 years. During his time with Warhol, Hughes ran The Factory and was also the publisher of Interview Magazine. He was th...
Andy Warhol, Photograph of Nancy Reagan 1981
Andy Warhol, Photograph of Nancy Reagan 1981
Andy Warhol
1980s Pop Art Black and White Photography
Photographic Paper
The wife of former actor and the 40th president of the United States, Ronald Reagan, Nancy Reagan was herself an actress and the First Lady from 1981 until 1989. Image dimensions: 1...
Andy Warhol, Polaroid Photograph of Diana Ross, 1981
Andy Warhol, Polaroid Photograph of Diana Ross,...
Andy Warhol
1980s Pop Art Portrait Photography
Polaroid
Diana Ross is the former lead singer of the Motown group The Supremes, after which she went on to have a successful career as a solo singer-songwriter, music producer, and actress. ...
Andy Warhol, Photograph of Liza Minnelli, Rudolf Nureyev and Martha Graham 1980
Andy Warhol, Photograph of Liza Minnelli, Rudol...
Andy Warhol
1980s Pop Art Black and White Photography
Photographic Paper
The daughter of Judy Garland and Vincente Minnelli, Liza Minnelli became a successful actress and singer, winning an Academy Award in 1973 for her role in Cabaret. Liza entered Warho...
Andy Warhol, Polaroid Photograph of Bob Colacel...
Andy Warhol
1970s Pop Art Portrait Photography
Polaroid
Bob Colacello is a writer and a regular contributor to Vanity Fair Magazine. The former editor of Interview Magazine, Colacello was first approached by Andy Warhol after publishing a...
Andy Warhol, Polaroid Photograph of Bob Colacel...
Andy Warhol
1970s Pop Art Portrait Photography
Polaroid
Bob Colacello is a writer and a regular contributor to Vanity Fair Magazine. The former editor of Interview Magazine, Colacello was first approached by Andy Warhol after publishing a...
Andy Warhol, Photograph of Valentine Guinness, ...
Andy Warhol
1970s Pop Art Black and White Photography
Photographic Paper
Image dimensions: 10 x 8 in. Framed dimensions: 18.5 x 16 in. Work is framed to archival standards by Handmade Frames of Brooklyn, New York. Stamped on verso by Andy Warhol Foundat...
Andy Warhol, Photograph of Robin Williams in a ...
Andy Warhol
1980s Pop Art Black and White Photography
Photographic Paper
Beginning his career in stand-up, Robin Williams made it big in the late 1970s co-starring in the comedy series Mork & Mindy. He went on to have a successful career starring in films...
Andy Warhol, Photograph of Phyllis Diller circa...
Andy Warhol
1980s Pop Art Black and White Photography
Photographic Paper
The comedic actress Phyllis Diller was known throughout the 1960s and 70s for her offbeat stage persona and outlandish costumes. She appeared regularly on shows such as Hollywood Squ...
Andy Warhol, Photograph of Steve Rubell and Hal...
Andy Warhol
1970s Pop Art Black and White Photography
Photographic Paper
Steve Rubell was a night-club owner, most notably the founder and co-owner of the legendary disco club Studio 54, which he opened in 1977 with his business partner, Ian Schrager. R...
Andy Warhol, Photograph of Priscilla Presley an...
Andy Warhol
1980s Pop Art Black and White Photography
Photographic Paper
Priscilla Presley is an actress and the former wife of Elvis Presley. Additionally, she co-founded Elvis Presley Enterprises (EPE), the company responsible for transforming her and E...
Andy Warhol, Photograph of Richard Weisman at J...
Andy Warhol
1980s Pop Art 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 Founda...
Andy Warhol, Photograph of Rudolf Nureyev, Bruc...
Andy Warhol
1980s Pop Art Black and White Photography
Photographic Paper
Nicknamed "Lord of the Dance," Rudolf Nureyev was a Russian ballet dancer and choreographer, as well as the former director and chief choreographer of the Paris Opera Ballet. He is c...
Andy Warhol, Photograph of Gay Talese circa 1980
Andy Warhol
1980s Pop Art Black and White Photography
Photographic Paper
Gay Talese is a former journalist for The New York Times and Esquire magazine who helped define literary journalism in the 1960s. Image dimensions: 8 x 10 in. Framed dimensions: 16...
Andy Warhol, Photo of Judith Krantz, Boy George...
Andy Warhol
1980s Pop Art Black and White Photography
Photographic Paper
An English expat living in New York City, Quentin Crisp came to prominence following the publication of his 1968 autobiography, The Naked Civil Servant. The book, which details Crisp...
Andy Warhol, Photograph of Halston circa 1980
Andy Warhol
1970s Pop Art Black and White Photography
Photographic Paper
Roy Halston Frowick, known as Halston, was a fashion designer whose aesthetic made an impact on 1970s disco culture. Through design, art, fame, and nightlife, Halston and Warhol beca...
Andy Warhol, Photograph of Halston and an Unide...
Andy Warhol
1970s Pop Art Black and White Photography
Photographic Paper
Roy Halston Frowick, known as Halston, was a fashion designer whose aesthetic made an impact on 1970s disco culture. Through design, art, fame, and nightlife, Halston and Warhol beca...
Andy Warhol, Photograph of James Curley and an ...
Andy Warhol
1970s Pop Art Black and White Photography
Photographic Paper
Image dimensions: 8 x 10 in. Framed dimensions: 16.5 x 18 in. Work is framed to archival standards by Handmade Frames of Brooklyn, New York. This is a unique work. Work comes w...
Andy Warhol, Photograph of Blue Jeans with desi...
Andy Warhol
1980s Pop Art Black and White Photography
Photographic Paper
Depicting blue jeans with hand-drawn designs in Sharpie marker by Keith Haring, Andy Warhol, and Kenny Scharf. Image dimensions: 8 x 10 in. Framed dimensions: 16.125 x 18.625 Work...
Andy Warhol, Photograph of Keith Haring and Ken...
Andy Warhol
1980s Pop Art Black and White Photography
Photographic Paper
Keith Haring was an American artist and activist known for his iconic paintings and street art. He began to attract widespread attention with his spontaneous subway drawings after mo...
Andy Warhol, Photograph of Liza Minnelli, Marth...
Andy Warhol
1980s Pop Art Black and White Photography
Photographic Paper
The daughter of Judy Garland and Vincente Minnelli, Liza Minnelli became a successful actress and singer, winning an Academy Award in 1973 for her role in Cabaret. Liza entered Warho...
Andy Warhol, Photograph of Thomas Ammann Wearin...
Andy Warhol
1980s Pop Art Black and White Photography
Photographic Paper
Thomas Ammann was a Swiss art collector and a close friend of Andy Warhol. He was the early impetus behind an Andy Warhol catalogue raisonné, which was eventually published after Amm...
Andy Warhol, Photograph of John Stockwell and B...
Andy Warhol
1980s Pop Art Black and White Photography
Photographic Paper
Like her former husband Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones, Bianca Jagger enjoyed the nightlife New York City had to offer. Known in the 1970s and 80s as a jet-setting socialite assoc...
Andy Warhol, Photograph of John Stockwell and B...
Andy Warhol
1970s Pop Art Black and White Photography
Photographic Paper
Like her former husband Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones, Bianca Jagger enjoyed the nightlife New York City had to offer. Known in the 1970s and 80s as a jet-setting socialite assoc...
Andy Warhol, Photograph of John Cale and Lou Re...
Andy Warhol
1970s Pop Art Black and White Photography
Photographic Paper
Double exposure photograph taken by Andy Warhol of John Cale and Lou Reed, formerly of the Velvet Underground, together at the Ocean Club in New York City in 1976 where they performe...
Andy Warhol, Photograph of Catherine Guinness a...
Andy Warhol
1970s Pop Art Black and White Photography
Photographic Paper
Lou Reed Lou Reed was the lead guitarist, singer, and songwriter of New York rock band The Velvet Underground. In 1965, Andy Warhol became the manager of The Velvet Underground. They...
Andy Warhol, Photograph of Maria Schiano and Ja...
Andy Warhol
1970s Pop Art Black and White Photography
Photographic Paper
Jack Nicholson has starred in such iconic American films as Easy Rider, Chinatown, and The Shining. He is the most nominated male actor in Academy Award history and has one twice — o...
Andy Warhol, View from The Factory at 860 Broad...
Andy Warhol
1970s Pop Art Black and White Photography
Photographic Paper
A photograph by Andy Warhol from The Factory at 860 Broadway looking down at the prior Factory at 33 Union Square West. Image dimensions: 8 x 10 in. Framed dimensions: 16.5 x 18 in...
Andy Warhol, Photograph of Joseph Kosuth circa ...
Andy Warhol
1980s Pop Art Black and White Photography
Photographic Paper
The artist Joseph Kosuth is known as an early leader of the conceptual art movement in the 1960s. One of his most famous works is One and Three Chairs, which is in the collection of ...
Andy Warhol, Photograph of Bill Murray circa 1981
Andy Warhol
1980s Pop Art Black and White Photography
Photographic Paper
Bill Murray is an actor, comedian, and a former cast member of NBC's Saturday Night Live from 1977-1980, where he performed alongside Dan Aykroyd, John Belushi, Jane Curtin, and Gild...
Andy Warhol, Photograph of Stephen Sprouse circ...
Andy Warhol
1980s Pop Art Black and White Photography
Photographic Paper
Stephen Sprouse was a fashion designer who pioneered a New York "punk couture" aesthetic. He is credited with influencing the transition of the SoHo district of Manhattan in the 1980...
Andy Warhol, Photograph of Stephen Sprouse circ...
Andy Warhol
1980s Pop Art Black and White Photography
Photographic Paper
Stephen Sprouse was a fashion designer who pioneered a New York "punk couture" aesthetic. He is credited with influencing the transition of the SoHo district of Manhattan in the 1980...
Andy Warhol, Photograph of a Sandwich Board Menu
Andy Warhol
1980s Pop Art 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 F...
Andy Warhol, Photograph of Martha Graham, 1986
Andy Warhol
1980s Pop Art Black and White Photography
Photographic Paper
A photograph of Martha Graham taken by Andy Warhol on May 21, 1986 at the unveiling of a Warhol serigraph portrait of Graham. Graham was an influential modern dancer, choreographer, ...
Andy Warhol, Photograph of Maria Shriver before...
Andy Warhol
1980s Pop Art Black and White Photography
Photographic Paper
Photograph of Maria Shriver having her makeup done before her wedding to Arnold Schwarzenegger in Hyannis Port, Maine in April 1986, taken by Andy Warhol. Maria Shriver is an Ameri...
Andy Warhol, Photograph of R. Couri Hay as the ...
Andy Warhol
1980s Pop Art Black and White Photography
Photographic Paper
Image dimensions: 10 x 8 in. Framed dimensions: 18.5 x 16 in. Work is framed to archival standards by Handmade Frames of Brooklyn, New York. Stamped on verso by Andy Warhol Foundat...
Andy Warhol, Photograph of Lester Persky circa ...
Andy Warhol
1980s Pop Art Black and White Photography
Photographic Paper
Lester Persky was a television, theater, and film producer most notable for producing the 1979 film Hair, based on the Broadway anti-war rock-musical of the same name. Image dimens...
Andy Warhol, Photograph of Lana Turner circa 1981
Andy Warhol
1980s Pop Art Black and White Photography
Photographic Paper
Lana Turner got her start in Hollywood in 1937 at 16 years old. She would become one of the most famous actresses of her time, starring opposite the likes of Mickey Rooney, Spencer T...
Andy Warhol, Photograph of Joseph Beuys, 1980
Andy Warhol
1980s Pop Art Black and White Photography
Photographic Paper
The German artist Joseph Beuys was influential in the Fluxus movement of the 1960s. His conceptual, performance-based art practice often involved components of sculpture and installa...
Andy Warhol Photograph of Jon Gould circa 1984
Andy Warhol
1980s Pop Art Black and White Photography
Photographic Paper
Jon Gould and Andy Warhol met in 1980 when Warhol was 51 and Gould was a 27-year-old movie executive living in Los Angeles. Biographies of Warhol show he tried to impress Gould with ...
Andy Warhol, Photograph of Grace Jones Eating C...
Andy Warhol
1980s Pop Art Black and White Photography
Photographic Paper
Photograph of Grace Jones eating cake at the wedding of Maria Shriver and Arnold Schwarzenegger in Hyannis Port, Maine in April 1986, taken by Andy Warhol. Jones is a musician and fo...
Andy Warhol, Photograph of a Gay Couple, 1980s
Andy Warhol
1980s Pop Art 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 F...
Andy Warhol Photograph, R. Couri Hay as the kin...
Andy Warhol
1980s Pop Art Black and White Photography
Photographic Paper
Image dimensions: 10 x 8 in. Framed dimensions: 18.5 x 16 in. Work is framed to archival standards by Handmade Frames of Brooklyn, New York. Stamped on verso by Andy Warhol Foundat...
Andy Warhol, Photograph of Brigid Berlin with P...
Andy Warhol
1980s Pop Art Black and White Photography
Photographic Paper
Photograph of Brigid Berlin, known as Brigid Polk, taken on December 04, 1986. Berlin met Warhol in 1964 and soon became active in the Factory entourage. An Andy Warhol's "Superstar,...
Andy Warhol, Photograph of a Bar, 1980s
Andy Warhol
1980s Pop Art Black and White Photography
Photographic Paper
Image dimensions: 8 x 10 in. Framed dimensions: 16.5 x 18 in. Work is framed to archival standards by Handmade Frames of Brooklyn, New York. Stamped on verso by Andy Warhol Foundat...
Andy Warhol, Photograph of Fred Hughes and Jed ...
Andy Warhol
1970s Pop Art Black and White Photography
Photographic Paper
Fred Hughes was Andy Warhol's business manager for more than 25 years. During his time with Warhol, Hughes ran The Factory and was also the publisher of Interview Magazine. He was th...
Andy Warhol, Photograph of Fred Hughes and Loul...
Andy Warhol
1980s Pop Art Black and White Photography
Photographic Paper
Fred Hughes was Andy Warhol's business manager for more than 25 years. During his time with Warhol, Hughes ran The Factory and was also the publisher of Interview Magazine. He was th...
Andy Warhol, Factory Basement, Madison Avenue a...
Andy Warhol
1980s Contemporary Portrait Photography
C Print
Timothy Hursley was born in 1955 in Detroit, Michigan, where he apprenticed in architectural photography with Hungarian photographer Balthazar Korab beginning in 1972. His apprentice...
Andy Warhol, Photograph of Stephen Sprouse 1984
Andy Warhol
1980s Pop Art Black and White Photography
Photographic Paper
Stephen Sprouse was a fashion designer who pioneered a New York "punk couture" aesthetic. He is credited with influencing the transition of the SoHo district of Manhattan in the 1980...
Andy Warhol, Photo Booth Strip of Sandy Brant, ...
Andy Warhol
1960s Pop Art Portrait Photography
Photographic Paper
Image dimensions: 5 x 2 in. This is a unique work. Work comes with a Certificate of Authenticity from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Stamped on verso by the Estat...
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