‘Orange Disaster #5’
Acrylic and silkscreen enamel on canvas, 269.2 x 207 cm
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, Gift, Harry N. Abrams Family Collection 74.2118

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 advertising that flourished by the 1960s.

After a successful career as a commercial illustrator, Warhol became a renowned and sometimes controversial artist. His art used many types of media, including hand drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, silk screening, sculpture, film, and music. His studio, The Factory, was a well known gathering place that brought together distinguished intellectuals, drag queens, playwrights, Bohemian street people, Hollywood celebrities, and wealthy patrons. He managed and produced The Velvet Underground, a rock band which had a strong influence on the evolution of punk rock music. He founded Interview magazine and was the author of numerous books, including The Philosophy of Andy Warhol and Popism: The Warhol Sixties. He is also notable as a gay man who lived openly as such before the gay liberation movement, and he is credited with coining the widely used expression “15 minutes of fame”.


Marilyn Diptych 1962 by Andy Warhol 1928-1987Marilyn Diptych – 1962

Self-Portrait 1986 by Andy Warhol 1928-1987

Andy Warhol – Self-Portrait – 1986 ; More about this – Warhol Self Portrait

largerAds: Paramount, II.352, 1985


Ingrid Bergman – The Nun, II.314, 1983

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