American Pop Artist: Andy Warhol

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Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol was an American Pop artist, from 1928-1987. A pop artist is an artist who has a style that explores the everyday imagery that is part of modern consumer culture. Using things like consumer product packaging, celebrities, comic strips, and advertisements. Other pop artists are Robert Rauschenberg and Roy Lichtenstein. Andy Warhol was born on August 6, 1928 in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. Warhol died in New York on February 27, 1987 after a gallbladder operation. Andy Warhol was a very influential artist. His early works of pop art came in 1962 with his Coca-Cola Bottles and in 1964 with his sculptures of Brillo Boxes. Andy Warhol’s pop art work brought appreciation from all over the world. Andy Warhol had many other works of art, which were on more serious things. “Jacqueline Kennedy” was in 1963, over the sadness for President John Kennedy, also in 1964 “Birmingham Race Riot”, in 1983 Warhol made “Endangered Species” prints, which had “Pine Barrens Tree Frog” “Orangutan” and “Bald Eagle” were all inspiring works of art that Andy Warhol created. On 1968 Andy Warhol was shot by Valerie Solanis, while on his studio filming a motion pictures about boredom and repetition. Valerie Solanis was the founder and also only member of SCUM (Society for Cutting UP Men), Valerie’s attack was almost deadly, but Andy Warhol recovered. I, myself am glad that Warhol was not killed because he produced many great works of art after this attack. I believe Andy Warhol was a successful artist and did inspire many people in his Pop art.
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