Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol
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Andy Warhol (August 6, 1928 – February 22, 1987) was an American artist who was a leading figure in the visual art movement known as pop art. His works explore the relationship between artistic expression, celebrity culture and advertisement that flourished by the 1960s. After a successful career as a commercial illustrator, Warhol became a renowned and sometimes controversial artist. The Andy Warhol Museum in his native city, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, holds an extensive permanent collection of art and archives. It is the largest museum in the United States of America dedicated to a single artist.

Warhol's artwork ranged in many forms of media that include hand drawing, painting, ... more »

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  • ''People need to be made more aware of the need to work at learning how to live because life is so quick and sometimes it goes away too quickly.''
    Andy Warhol (1928-1987), U.S. pop artist. Exhibition catalog, October-November 1966, ICA, Boston, Massachusetts.
  • Those who talk about individuality the most are the ones who most object to deviation, and in a few years it may be the other way around. Some day everybody will just think what they want to think, an...
    Andy Warhol (1928-1987), U.S. Pop artist. Art News (Nov. 1963), vol. 62, no. 7.
  • I suppose I have a really loose interpretation of "work," because I think that just being alive is so much work at something you don't always want to do.... The machinery is always going. Even when yo...
    Andy Warhol (1928-1987), U.S. pop artist. From A to B and Back Again, ch. 6 (1975).
  • ''Being born is like being kidnapped. And then sold into slavery.''
    Andy Warhol (1928-1987), U.S. pop artist. From A to B and Back Again, ch. 6 (1975).
  • ''Love and sex can go together and sex and unlove can go together and love and unsex can go together. But personal love and personal sex is bad.''
    Andy Warhol (1928-1987), U.S. Pop artist. From A to B and Back Again, ch. 3 (1975).
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