August 06, 2017. Andy Warhol (August 6, 1928 - February 22, 1987) was an American artist who was a leading figure in the visual art movement known as pop art. His works explore the relationship between artistic expression, celebrity culture and advertisement that flourished by the 1960s. After a successful career as a commercial illustrator, Warhol became a renowned and sometimes controversial artist. The Andy Warhol Museum in his native city, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, holds an extensive permanent collection of art and archives. It is the largest museum in the United States of America dedicated to a single artist.
Somebody should do my paintings for me. Quote at Guggenheim here,
|“Art is what you can get away with.” -|
A visitor to SFMOMA tripped and fell into Wahol's Triple Elvis. Now the museum has to both repair the piece and reevaluate its value. Tripping into valuable art seems to be what people who visit museums do best this decade. Never saw that in my first 60 years on this planet.
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