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Andy Warhol

Warhol

1928 Pittsburgh
1987 New York

The American Pop-Artist Andy Warhol was born Andrew Warhola in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on August 6, 1928 as the son of Czechoslovakian immigrants. At first he does an apprenticeship as a window dresser before he studies art history, pictorial design, sociology and psychology at the Carnegie Institute of Technology in Pittsburgh from 1945-1949. Afterwards he moves to New York where he calls himself Andy Warhol.
Up until 1960 he works as a free-lance advertising designer for fashion magazines, as illustrator and also as window dresser. The Art Directors Club awards him two medals for his design of newspaper ads in 1952 and 1957. Andy Warhols first exhibition "Fifteen Drawings Based on the Writings of Truman Capote" takes places in the Hugo Gallery in 1952.
The first series of "Campbell's soups" and "Coca Cola bottles" is made in 1962 as well as silk-screens with a dollar bill as the motif. His studio, where he works together with many friends and assistants, is called the "Factory". His art is coined by the usage of popular motifs or symbols from everyday American culture, he also employs mechanical-serial production techniques, a method that had always been regarded as inartistic.
Andy Warhol partakes in the exhibition "The New Realists" in New York in 1962. The same year his choice of motif starts to get gloomier. He creates series with images of death and disaster. He depicts airplane crashes, accidents, crime, nuclear bomb explosions and the like in screen printing technique, consciously choosing the bad image quality of the newspaper print. Another way of expressing criticism for consumer culture are his cardboard and wooden sculptures that exactly imitate commercial packages. His works have a major impact on Pop-Art.
In the 1960s Andy Warhol begins to deal with the medium film. He develops his own esthetic by means of simple techniques, long, static shots and doing without cut. The silent films "Sleep", "Kiss" and "Eat" were made in 1963 and "Empire" in 1964. The following films are also shown at the Cannes Festival, such as "Chelsea Girl" from 1966. He also works on shows for nightclub gigs with the rock band "Velvet Underground" as of 1968.
In den 1970s Andy Warhol conveys Polaroid photos of famous people onto canvas by means of the screen printing technique, among them are portraits of "Elvis Presley" (1964), "Jackie Kennedy" (1965), "Marilyn Monroe" (1967) and "Mao Tse Tung" (1972).
Andy Warhol is shot and severely injured by Valerie Solanas in 1968. He works on projects together with artists such as Jean-Michel Basquiat and Francesco Clemente in 1984.
Andy Warhol dies in New York on February 22, 1987.

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Andy Warhol - Flower Drawing

Sale 416 - June 07, 14
Lot 783
Pencil drawing 1970
35,000 EUR / 47,250 $
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Andy Warhol - Flowers (Hand-Colored)

Sale 416 - June 07, 14
Lot 796
Silkscreen 1974
28,000 EUR / 37,800 $
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Andy Warhol - Reclining Cat (Sam)

Sale 416 - June 07, 14
Lot 457
Pen and India ink drawing Ca. 1956
16,000 EUR / 21,600 $
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Andy Warhol - Piglet

Sale 420 - Dec. 06, 14
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India ink drawing Um 1959
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Andy Warhol - Hot Air Balloon

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Lot 114001337 - in 135 days
India Ink Um 1955
14,000 EUR / 18,900 $
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Andy Warhol - Male Figure

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Um 1954
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Andy Warhol - Bob C

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Lot 114001342 - in 135 days
Ball-point drawing Um 1955
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Andy Warhol - Electric Chair

Sale 416 - June 07, 14
Lot 632
Silkscreen in colors 1971
8,000 EUR / 10,800 $
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Andy Warhol - Nose and Mouth

Sale 420 - Dec. 06, 14
Lot 114001286 - in 135 days
Ball-point drawing Um 1954
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Andy Warhol - Marilyn

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Silkscreen in colors 1967
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Andy Warhol - 25 Cats name[d] Sam and one Blue Pussy

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Offset lithograph 1954
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Andy Warhol - Porträt von Karl Ludwig Schweisfurth

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Oil 1980
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