Andy Warhol – Artipelag

As I mentioned in earlier blogpost, I paid a visit to Archipelag the other day.

While there, I found out that there was an Andy Warhol exhibition on. I am not a huge fan, but since I was there, I thought that I might as well go and check it out.

 

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Andy Warhol was born 1928 in Pittsburgh.

He studied Fine Art at Carnegie Institute of Technology, Pittsburgh. After graduating early 1950’s, he moved to New York, where he became a successful graphic designer and illustrator.

 

By 1960, he decided to concentrate on being an artist and with that, became the icon of Pop-art. He believed that art should be for everyone and did some very successful collaborations with various famous brands. Absolute Vodka, Brillo, Campbell Soup …  etc.

 

 

As his fame grew, so did his popularity. He was at his time one of the most celebrated artists. Not only did he successfully collaborate with successful brands, he himself became a brand and everyone wanted to be associated with Warhol. His prints could be found everywhere, from packaging to high fashion.

One of the most surprising facts that I learnt at the exhibition is that, he himself NEVER did any of his own screen-prints that he was so famous for. That was part of his art process, letting other people create everything for him. (Clever … or just lazy ?)

 

 

Warhol died at just 58 years old, during a routing gallbladder operation.

The exhibition is on until 26 September 2016 at Artipelag.

There are Warhol inspired silk-screen printing workshops at Artipelag during most weekends.

 

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