Andy Warhol


Obsessed with celebrity, consumer culture, and mechanical (re)production, Pop artist Andy Warhol created some of the most iconic images of the 20th century. As famous for his quips as for his art—he variously mused that “art is what you can get away with” and “everyone will be famous for 15 minutes”—Warhol drew widely from popular culture and everyday subject matter, creating works like his 32 Campbell's Soup Cans (1962), Brillo pad box sculptures, and portraits of Marilyn Monroe, using the medium of silk-screen printmaking to achieve his characteristic hard edges and flat areas of color.

Andy Warhol was born in 1928 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His work is featured in many public collections, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Guggenheim Museum, New York; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; the Museum Ludwig, Cologne; Tate Modern, London.