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Andy Warhol (1928 - 1987)

Andy Warhol (1928 - 1987)

Born Andrew Warhola on 5th August 1928 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. A major figure of the pop-art movement, Warhol studied commercial art at the Carnegie Institute of Technology. He then moved to New York and commenced a successful career in magazine illustration working for Vogue and Harper's Bazaar.

His first one-man show took place in 1952 and in 1956 he had his first exhibition at MOMA. Warhol was fascinated with celebrity and become a famous figure on the New York scene.

Apart from his art, what sets Warhol apart from most other artists is his business acumen as evidenced by his famous quote "Making money is art, and working is art and good business is the best art".

The Factory was founded in 1962 as a studio which employed artists to mass produce prints and posters designed by Warhol, usually in his favorite medium of silkscreen. Early work depicts objects of daily life, such as Campbell's Soup Cans and Coke Bottles and turned to prints of famous personalities like Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor and Mick Jagger.

Described by his friends as a true workaholic Warhol died in 1987 following complications from a gallbladder operation.

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