Andy Warhol was one of the most influential artists of the second half of the 20th century. Creating some of the most recognizable images ever produced. Challenging the idealist visions and personal emotions conveyed by abstraction. Warhol embraced popular culture and commercial processes to produce work that appealed to the general public. He was one of the founding fathers of the Pop art movement, expanding the ideas of Duchamp by challenging the very definition of art. His artistic risks and constant experimentation with subjects and media made him a pioneer in almost all forms of visual art. His unconventional sense of style and his celebrity entourage helped him reach the mega-star status to which he aspired.
Warhol’s will dictated that his estate fund the Warhol Foundation for the advancement of the visual arts. Which was subsequently created later that year. Through the joint efforts of The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Institute, and Dia Center for the Arts. The Warhol Museum was opened in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1994, housing a large collection of Warhol’s work.
American Painter, Draftsman, Filmmaker, and Printmaker