Andy Warhol Artwork Gallery
Everyone has heard about Andy Warhol at some point in their life – even if they are not expert artists or individuals who follow news regarding the art world. Andy Warhol was born on August 6th 1928, and his full name is Andrew Warhola. He was a leading figure in the visual art movement known as Pop Art until his untimely death on February 22nd 1987. Even after his death, Warhol’s fame, style and artwork lives on and continues to inspire new and old artists alike. There are multiple museums and studios that feature an Andy Warhol Artwork Gallery where you can find his most popular works of art such as screenprints of Marilyn Monroe, drawings of Campbell’s Soup cans and more.
Andy Warhol was a commercial illustrator by training, but he worked with various mediums to express his creativity. Warhol was fascinated by the relationships between fame, celebrity, art, fashion, advertising and our consumer oriented society, which he thoroughly and repeatedly explored in his work. At the height of his fame in the 1960s and 1970s Warhol had achieved a high level of celebrity for himself and became well known for believing that in the future “everybody will be world-famous for 15 minutes.”
Andy Warhol is best known for the role he played in the emergence of pop art. At first glance, pop art might seem to glorify popular culture by elevating everyday objects such as soup cans and hamburgers to the status of fine art on the walls of esteemed museums. A second glance suggests that these works of art critique mass marketing practices and consumer culture in the United States. The Andy Warhol Art Prints of his Gold Marilyn Monroe (1962) clearly reflects this irony of pop art. The central image on the gold background evokes a religious tradition of painted icons, which transforms the Hollywood starlet into an icon that reflects our obsession with celebrity.
Artwork Gallery for Andy Warhol
Depending on how you perceive things, Andy Warhol is considered to be the greatest American artist of the second half of the 20th century – or he is seen as a corrupter of art who destroyed painting and fine art, and took us down the slippery slope of postmodernism. People either love him and see him as a legend, or hate him and denounce his work as art. Regardless of your point of view you can’t deny that Andy Warhol had a great effect on the art world.
Andy Warhol and his work were often seen as controversial, complex and often misunderstood. He created outstanding works of art depicting objects such as Campbell’s soup cans and painting portraits of celebrities such as Marilyn Monroe, Mao Tse-Tung and others. Warhol was also extremely fascinated by morbid situations and concepts, and this curiosity inspired some of the most brilliant artwork during the contemporary pop art movement.
If you are looking for an Artwork Gallery for Andy Warhol you are sure to come across many pop art and contemporary art museums and art studios that have dedicated space to the famous artist. The Andy Warhol Museum, in his hometown of Pittsburgh, is the largest art museum that is dedicated to one single artist. The museum holds more than 12,000 works of art created by Warhol and the highest priced painting was Eight Elvises, images of Elvis Presley, which sold for more than 100 million dollars. Through the collection of art works from The Andy Warhol Museum, the life, work and creative genius of Warhol are illuminated as never before. This remarkable exhibition celebrates anew an artist whose life and work define the concept that, fame is fleeting and art is eternal.
Here at Hamilton Selway we continue to pay homage to this great artist by collecting and selling his outstanding works of art. If you are interested in buying or selling Andy Warhol artwork don’t hesitate to connect with us. Our experts would be more than happy to evaluate any works of art that you are interested in selling as well as assist you in finding specific prints that you are interested in purchasing. As an established art gallery we have great relationships with other galleries and art dealers and we are constantly acquiring new art from established and famous Artists such as Andy Warhol, Robert Longo, Roy Lichtenstein and many others. Give us a call today to discuss your options for acquiring or selling your current works of art – we would be more than happy to assist you all of your needs. We look forward to hearing from you and earning your business!