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Andy Warhol Presentation

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Anna Atteberry

on 22 February 2013

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Transcript of Andy Warhol Presentation

What is Pop Art? Warhol Early Years Artist Talks "All Recognized Things Become Art" "Everyone will be famous for 15 minutes." Making It Big From 1962 on he started making silkscreen prints of famous personalities like Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor. Pop ART During the 1970s Warhol frequently socialized with celebrities such as Jackie Onassis and Truman Capote, who were important subjects in his early work. Andy Warhol Pop Art Originating in Britain in 1950s and then moving to US in late 1950s.
Used common everyday items to portray elements of popular culture, primarily in advertising and television.
The image were presented with a combination of humor, criticism and irony.
Characterized by themes and techniques drawn from popular mass culture such as:
comic books
mundane cultural objects
music Andy Warhol was born on August 6, 1928 in Forest City, Pennsylvania.
During his teenage years, Andy suffered from several nervous breakdowns, but continued to the Carnegie Institute of Technology in 1945.
After college he drew advertising for various magazines, including Vogue, Harper's Bazzar, book jackets, and holiday greeting cards.
In 1960, Warhol began to make his first paintings They always say that time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself. An artist is someone who produces things that people don't need to have but that he, for some reason, thinks it would be a good idea to give them. In 1952 Andy Warhol had his first one-man show exhibition at the Hugo Gallery in NY.
In 1956 he had an important group exhibition at the renowned MOMA. Soon he became a famous figure in the NY art scene. In 1965, Warhol was the first artist to exhibit video as art.
He created work for Saturday Night Live, and appeared in an episode of The Love Boat. He founded "The Factory," his studio during these years, and gathered around himself a wide range of artists, writers, musicians, and underground celebrities. Warhol's work from this period revolves around United States pop (popular) culture. He painted dollar bills, celebrities, brand name products and images from newspaper clippings. "What's great about this country is that America started the tradition where the richest consumers buy essentially the same things as the poorest. You can be watching TV and see Coca Cola, and you know that the President drinks Coca Cola, Liz Taylor drinks Coca Cola, and just think, you can drink Coca Cola, too. A coke is a coke and no amount of money can get you a better coke than the one the bum on the corner is drinking. All the cokes are the same and all the cokes are good. Liz Taylor knows it, the President knows it, the bum knows it, and you know it."
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