Andy Warhol American, 1928-1987
Obsessed with celebrity, consumer culture, and mechanical (re)production, Pop artist Andy Warhol created some of the most iconic images of the 20th century. As famous for his quips as for his art—he variously mused that “art is what you can get away with” and “everyone will be famous for 15 minutes”—Warhol drew widely from popular culture and everyday subject matter, creating works like his 32 Campbell's Soup Cans (1962), Brillo pad box sculptures, and portraits of Marilyn Monroe, using the medium of silk-screen printmaking to achieve his characteristic hard edges and flat areas of color. Known for his cultivation of celebrity, Factory studio (a radical social and creative melting pot), and avant-garde films like Chelsea Girls (1966), Warhol was also a mentor to artists like Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat. His Pop sensibility is now standard practice, taken up by major contemporary artists Richard Prince, Takashi Murakami, and Jeff Koons, among countless others.
Brooklyn Bridge, 1983Screenprint on Lenox Museum Board, printed by Rupert Jasen Smith, New York with their blindstamp, verso with Andy Warhol Copyright inkstamp dated 1983. This print was published to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Brooklyn Bridge39 3/8 x 39 3/8 in
100 x 100 cmAndy Warhol
Karen Kain, 1980Screenprint with diamond dust on Lenox Museum Boardheight 40 in
height 101.6 cmAndy Warhol