Andy Warhol


Andy Warhol (born Warhola) is an American artist, film director, and producer. Initially successful as an illustrator and graphic designer, Warhol began creating his own paintings based on advertisement imagery. Obsessed with celebrity, consumer culture, and mechanical reproduction, he drew widely from popular culture and everyday subject matter becoming the driving force and leading proponent of the Pop Art movement.


His works explore the relationship between artistic expression, advertising, and celebrity culture that flourished by the 1960s, and span a variety of media, including painting, silkscreening, photography, film, and sculpture


Shocking in its time for its embrace of "low art" and detachment from emotion, Warhol created some of the 20th century’s most iconic images. The now-infamous series of Campbell’s Soup Cans, Disasters, Electric Chairs, and celebrity portraits of Marilyn Monroe, Jackie Kennedy, and Elvis Presley, among others.


Warhol has been the subject of multiple exhibitions at the Whitney Museum of American Art, Museum of Modern Art, Tate Modern, and Centre Pompidou, among many others. His works have sold for upwards of $100 million at auction.