This is an image from Andy Warhol.When this was displayed in 1962, it was in a nearby gallery with a sign that said, "Get the real thing for 29 cents."Not to forget the humor, the underlining thing is that Warhol's work threatened the concept of art as serious and transcendent: artist intentions devoid of satire seemed as cheerfully vacuous as his subject matter.With this one project, Andy changed art in a new way.Although it could be thought of as vapid, I think it was a smart move on the artist, because he was, as many great artists do, taking down the structure of art and making people think about what art is again.Pop art's celebration of the banal and it's unapologetic dismissal of higher aims soon lost their original shock value, yet Andy, it's best known person, remained on top throughout his lifetime.
Born in Pennsylvania in 1930 with the name Andrew Warhola, he graduated college from the Carnegie Institute of Technology in 1949.He then moved to New York City where he became involved in commercial art and won several prizes.His development in fine art began with wry, delicate drawings and culminated in the hard-hitting graphic style that became a huge success.He had a solo show in New York's Stable Gallery in 1962 and it brought him instant fame.
In his studio he mass-produced many of the peaces that we see today.The pop artist not only depicted mass products but he also wanted to mass-produce his own works of pop art. Consequently he founded The Factory in 1962. It was an art studio where he employed in a rather chaotic way “art workers” to mass produce mainly prints and posters but also other items like shoes designed by the artist. Thefirst location of the Factory was in 231 E. 47th Street, 5th Floor (between 1st & 2nd Ave).Warhol’s favorite printmaking technique was silkscreen. It came closest to his idea of proliferation of art. Apart from being an Art Producin…


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