Andy Warhol And Pop Art

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Register to read the introduction…The images of Marylin Monroe, of the Campbell 's soup cans, of Micheal Jackson are easly recognized by the majority of people because they are still widely reproduced on magazine, newspaper and tv. Several photographic filters has been created to make pictures look like Pop art. But does this mean that Andy Warhol 's artwork are any good? Nowadays the answer to this question is “yes” but during the '60s and during all Andy Warhol 's career both art critics and people were divided on the subject. The group of people who said no tried to prove their arguments by saying that the subject choosen wasn 't original, that art and interpretation have a limit and they even use a controversial interview of Andy Warhol as the final proof. In this interview he aswered a question about why he represented common items in his artwork: “Uh yes, because is not original it is easier to do [and] gives me something to do” (Modern Masters, Andy Warhol), a strange reply that make many people think that his art was just a way to get money. Instead the group of people who said yes said that it is the idea that counts in a artwork, not the skills and the medium used to make…show more content…
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