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ANDY’S POP ART

Andy Warhol was an American artist and the most famous figure associated with the American Pop Art Movement.  He also happens to be my favorite artist!  He became a household name during the Factory Years.

“In the late 1950s, Warhol began to devote more energy to painting.  He made his first Pop paintings, which he based on comics and ads, in 1961.  The following year marked the beginning of Warhol’s celebrity.  He debuted his famous Campbell’s Soup Can series, which caused a sensation in the art world.  Shortly thereafter he began a large sequence of movie star portraits, including Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley, and Elizabeth Taylor.  Warhol also started his series of “death and disaster” paintings at that time.”  Read more, here!

 

You can tell by now why his prints and paintings were called “pop art.”  Everything seems to pop off the canvas.
 Famous Quotes:
“I am a deepy superficial person.”
“As soon as you stop wanting something, you get it.”
“Art is anything you can get away with.”
“People should fall in love with their eyes closed.  Just close your eyes. Don’t look.  And, its magic.”
You can find out about Andy anywhere.  One of my favorite movies entitled Factory Girl did a good job at capturing his personality, although, its about Edie Sedwick (which I also love).
Ok guys, history class is over!
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