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Transcript of Andy Warhol
The Prince of Pop Art. Andy Warhol was one of the first artists to understand the importance of the mass media. He painted everyday images of things that usually are not considered art and used saturated colors: reds,blues,yellows. Warhol made paintings using images such as Coca Cola bottles, dollar symbols, and popular cleaning products One of Warhol’s first exhibits was in nineteen sixty-two. He created thirty-two paintings of red and white soup cans. These paintings shook the art world. The soup cans looked like the soup produced by one of America’s most popular food companies, Campbell’s. Every painting looked the same except for the words written on the can that described the different kinds of soup. He made series with Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe, and other stars. This new technique made Warhol a star. Who was Andy Warhol? Warhol explored many other subjects, he made a series of paintings on death and disasters. Warhol used eight different images of Jacqueline Kennedy
for the "Jackies". For the "Flowers" he used the same motifs,
but differ in their arrangement, color and cropping. A little later, Andy Warhol started as
a commercial artist creating shoe ads. Early in his career, Andy Warhol
illustrated books for children.
Andy had a great imagination,
his cats were blue or red.
Children loved them. In 1960, Andy produced his first hand-painted pictures
based on comic-strip figures, including Batman, Dick Tracy, Popeye and Superman. Between 1982 and 1986, he made more famous portaits. Warhol was very interested in fame. He was famous and loved it. He celebrated famous people and famous people liked him. He did not only make portraits, he was also a film maker, publisher, and even manager of a rock band.