Andy Warhol is one of the most important artist of the 20th century and one of the leading representatives of Pop art. In 1928, he was born as Andrej Warhola in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. After his training in picture designs in Pittsburgh, he moved to New York, where he worked as commercial artist and illustrator.
- Born: 6 August 1928
- Died on: 22 February 1987
- Place of birth: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
- Nationality: American
- Studied at: Carnegie Institute of Technology Pittsburgh
- Similar artists: Roy Lichtenstein, Jim Dine, Robert Indiana, Robert Rauschenberg, David Hockney, Jeff Koons
- Era: Modern art
- Stylistic direction: Pop art, figurative art
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|Andy Warhol||The Scream - Pink||790 Euro||Print (After)||25 x 35 in||limited edition of 1500||no||no||13.08.2019|
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|Andy Warhol||Dollar Signs||2500 Euro||Print (After)||19.7 x 15.7 in||limited edition of 1000||no||no||13.08.2019|
Andy Warhol was born Andrew Warhola on August 6, 1928 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. As the son of Eastern European immigrants, he grew up in modest circumstances. In 1936, at the age of 8, he contracted chorea minor, a neurological autoimmune disease that forced him into bed rest. During this time he already discovered his passion for comics and films, which was to influence his later artistic direction. He also made his first small paper figures and drawings.
Due to his childhood interest in art and graphics, he finally decided to study commercial art at the Carnegie Institute of Technology in Pittsburgh in 1945. He graduated in painting and design in 1949 and moved to the metropolis of New York City. Once there, he pursued various activities: He worked at times in a shoe factory, as a window dresser or fruit seller on the streets. In the 1950s, Warhol accepted various commissions as a commercial artist. Since the publication of some of his drawings in the magazine "Mademoiselle", which he signed "Andy Warhol", he distributed his works under this name. Through contacts with the director of the Hugo Gallery, the artist was able to exhibit his prints there for the first time in 1952. In the years that followed, he rose to become one of New York's most renowned graphic designers and was able to show his prints at the Museum of Modern Art as early as 1956.
Influenced by his work in the advertising industry, but also by his interest in films and comics, he created his first works with figures and objects from contemporary pop culture. In doing so, he set himself against existing art greats, such as Jackson Pollock or Mark Rothko, but did not yet distinguish himself from contemporaries, such as Robert Rauschenberg and Roy Lichtenstein, who had also turned to these subjects in the art movement of Pop Art. This was to change with the use of a new design principle: the printing technique of "drop and dripping" that Warhol had already used as a graphic artist was further developed into screen printing in the 1960s. This method enabled him to reproduce his works ad infinitum and formed the cornerstone of his artistic career.
The motifs for his silkscreens were not only famous movie stars, such as Marilyn Monroe, famous paintings, such as the Mona Lisa, but also everyday things, such as the cans of Campbell's Soup. The series became the real subject of his work through duplication, and the individual work became less important. In 1962, Ferus Gallery in Los Angeles hosted Warhol's first solo exhibition as an artist, titled "Campbell's Soup Cans." On display were 32 images of the canned food, which differed from each other only by the flavors.
In the same year he founded the so-called "Factory". These were former factory buildings that Warhol converted into his studio. They were also used as a film studio or as a venue for events. In the 1960s, Warhol met with numerous prominent guests and artist colleagues in the "Factories," a hub of the contemporary art scene. He quickly began to record these visits, first photographically and later with a cine camera. He eventually also found his way to the medium of film and produced numerous feature and short films in the years that followed.
On June 3, 1968, Andy Warhol was critically injured by several shots fired by Valerie Solanas. With this event, a change went through Warhol's previous lifestyle. The "Factory" became more and more an office complex, the guests became fewer and Warhol turned back to screen printing. The 1970s were finally marked by an increasing commercialization of his art, which progressed entirely in Warhol's sense.
On February 22, 1987, the artist, filmmaker and publisher died in New York of complications from gall bladder surgery.
- 02.12.2023 – 25.02.2024 Rembrandt to Rego - The Printmaker's Art – Scotthish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh.
- 31.08.2023 – 14.03.2024 The Pop of Life! – The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Monreal.
- 29.07.2023 – 08.08.2023 Life in Pictures. A portrait of seeing for Rudolf Zwirner – PalaisPopulaire, Berlin.
- 15.07.2023 – 05.11.2023 MOT Collection: Membrane of the Time – Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo.
- 14.04.2023 – 04.06.2023 Warhol Pop Up – Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek.
- 12.02.2023 – 30.04.2023 I’ll Be Your Mirror: Art and the Digital Screen – Modern, Fort Worth.
- 30.10.2022 – 08.01.2023 JUBILÄUMSAUSSTELLUNG - Fondation Beyeler, Riehen/Basel.
- 14.10.2022 – 22.01.2023 Museum Ludwig, Cologne - History of a Collection with Civic Commitments - The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto.
- 11.10.2022 – 22.01.2023 Joan Didion: What She Means - The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles.
- 15.09.2022 – 14.01.2023 MIX & MATCH - Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich
- 24.08.2022 – 29.01.2023 Delivery in Art at MMCA Cheongju - National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea.
- 22.07.2022 – 08.01.2023 New York: 1962-1964 - The Jewish Museum, New York City.
- 10.06.2022 – 09.10.2022 Balance - Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin.
- 24.02.2022 – 19.06.2022 Welt in der Schwebe - Luft als künstlerisches Material* - Kunstmuseum Bonn.
- 27.11.2021 – 08.05.2022 POP ART: From Warhol to Panamarenko – S.M.A.K Ghent.
- 14.10.2021 – 13.02.2022 Nothing is Lost - Art and Matter in Transformation – GAMeC Bergamo.
- 24.09.2021 - 09.01.2022 The Cool and the Cold. Malerei aus den USA und der UdSSR 1960–1990 - Gropius Bau, Berlin.
- 19.09.2021 - 14.11.2021 Das Ensemble schreibt das Stück. 70 Jahre heute - Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen.
- 16.09.2021 - 09.01.2022 max bill global - Zentrum Paul Klee, Bern.
- 03.07.2021 - 10.10.2021 Andy Warhol. Becoming Andy Warhol - UCCA - Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing.
- 27.02.2021 – 26.09.2021 wild/schön - Kunsthalle Emden.
- 12.12.2020 - 18.04.2021 Andy Warhol Now - Museum Ludwig Köln, Cologne.
- 06.10.2020 - 27.11.2020 Dreamsongs: From Medicine To Demons To Artificial Intelligence - Colnaghi London.
- 25.09.2020 - 31.01.2021 DEFROSTING THE ICEBOX - MUMOK Wien, Vienna.
- 25.09.2020 - 31.01.2021 ANDY WARHOL EXHIBITS a glittering alternative – MUMOK Wien, Vienna.
- 25.08.2020 - 24.01.2021 MONOCULTURE - A Recent History – MuHKA – Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp.
- 01.07.2020 - 06.01.2021 MISFITTING TOGETHER - MUMOK Wien, Vienna
- 20.06.2020 - 11.10.2020 Mapping the Collection – Museum Ludwig Köln, Cologne.
- 02.06.2020 - 27.09.2020 Yael Davids: A Daily Practice – Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven.
- 01.06.2020 - 13.09.2020 Some Mysterious Process - Art Gallery NSW, Sydney.
- 24.04.2020 - 06.09.2020 The Cool and the Cold. - Gropius Bau, Berlin.
- 03.04.2020 - 26.07.2020 Pop on Paper. Von Warhol bis Lichtenstein - Kulturforum Berlin / Gemäldegalerie.
- 12.03.2020 - 15.11.2020 ANDY WARHOL – Tate Modern, London.
- 10.03.2020 - 28.06.2020 Photography’s Last Century - The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City.
- 19.02.2020 - 26.07.2020 Amuse-bouche. The Taste of Art - Museum Tinguely, Basel.
- 08.02.2020 - 06.09.2020 SIGHT SEEING. Die Welt als Attraktion - Kunsthalle Emden.
- 08.02.2020 - 23.08.2020 Home Stories - Vitra Design Museum - Weil am Rhein.
- 07.02.2020 - 02.08.2020 Trauern - Von Verlust und Veränderung - Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg.
- 20.10.2019 - 16.02.2020 Andy Warhol - Revelation - Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh.
- 19.10.2019 - 12.01.2020 AMERIKA! DISNEY, ROCKWELL, POLLOCK, WARHOL - Bucerius Kunst Forum, Hamburg.
- 19.05.2019 02.09.2019 Andy Warhol - From A to B and Back Again - San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco.
- 26.01.2019 - 18.03.2019 FROM GESTURE TO FORM - Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice.
- 17.11.2018 - 02.06.2019 Andy Warhol and Eduardo Paolozzi | I want to be a machine - Scottish National Galleries, Edinburgh.
- 12.11.2018 - 31.03.2019 ANDY WARHOL—FROM A TO B AND BACK AGAIN - Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City.
- 15.09.2018 - 17.02.2019 WARHOL 1968 - Moderna Museet, Stockholm.
- 12.07.2018 - 14.10.2018 A Tale of Two Worlds - Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires.
- 09.12.2017 - 21.05.2018 AMERICA! AMERICA! HOW REAL IS REAL? - Museum Frieder Burda, Baden-Baden.
- 09.03.2017 - 18.06.2017 The American Dream - pop to the present - British Museum, London.
- 21.10.2016 - 27.03.2017 An Imagined Museum. Works from the Centre Pompidou, Tate and MMK collections - Centre Pompidou-Metz, Paris.
- 04.06.2016 - 28.08.2016 Andy Warhol | Ai Weiwei - Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh.
- 26.02.2016 - 02.10.2016 Andy Warhol. Shadows - Guggenheim Bilbao.
- 1956: 35th Annual Art Award for Distinctive Merit.
- 1957: 36th Annual Art Directors Club Medal and Award of Distinctive Merit.
- 1964: Independent Film Award from Film Culture magazine.
- Andy Warhol, Documentation by Kim Evans, 77min, Germany 2008.
- Andy Warhol: A Documentary Film, Documentation by Ric Burns, 230min, USA 2006.
- Drag & draw. Andy Warhol, the unknown fifties, Nina Schleif, Munich 2018.
- Andy Warhol. Polaroids 1958-1987, Reuel Golden (Publ.), Cologne 2017.
- Andy Warhol: 1928 - 1987, Klaus Honnef, Cologne 2015.
- Andy Warhol. the Life years 1949-1959, exhibition catalog, Alexandra Barcal, Olaf Kunde & Paul Tanner, Munich 2015.
- Factory made: working with Warhol, Bildband, Ulli Lommel, Munich 2015.
- Factory Man: die Lebensgeschichte des Andy Warhol, Maren Gottschalk, Basel 2015.
- Andy Warhol - death and disaster, exhibition catalog, Ingrid Mössinger (Publ.), Chemnitz 2014.
- Andy Warhol: the complete commissioned posters, 1964 - 1987, Paul Maréchal, Munich, London, NewYork 2014.
- Warhol, Catherine Ingram, Hamburg 2014.
- Reading Andy Warhol, exhibition catalog, Nina Schleif (Publ.), Ostfildern 2013.
- Andy Warhol. From Silverpoint to Silver Screen. 1950s Drawings, Daniel Blau (Publ.), Munich 2012.
- America. Harpercollins, Andy Warhol, New York 1985.
- The Philosophy of Andy Warhol (From A to B and Back Again), Andy Warhol, New York, London 1975.
- A: A Novel, Andy Warhol, New York 1968.
- Baden-Baden - Museum Frieder Burda
- Berlin - Hamburger Bahnhof
- Essen - Museum Folkwang
- Hamburg - Hamburger Kunsthalle
- London - Tate Collection
- Ottawa - National Gallery of Canada
- Amsterdam - Stedelijk Museum
- Medzilaborce - The Andy Warhol Museum of Modern Art
- Bilbao - Guggenheim Bilbao
- Cleveland - Cleveland Museum of Art
- Kansas City - Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
- Los Angeles - Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)
- Los Angeles - The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA)
- New York - The Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)
- New York - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
- New York - The Metropolitan Museum of Art
- Pittsburgh - Andy Warhol Museum
- Washington D.C. - The National Gallery of Art