Andy Warhol Influence On Pop Art

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“An artist is somebody who produces things that people don’t need to have.” Andy Warhol is a famous artist that does pop art. Andy wasn’t like any other artist, he was different from all of them. He was born on August 6th, 1928 and died on February 22nd, 1987. During Andy’s early life, he was diagnose Sydenham’s chorea which causes involuntary movements of the extremities. When he graduated from high school his dream was to go the University of Pittsburgh and become a art teacher, but instead he enrolled to Carnegie Institution of Technology and learned commercial art. When he graduated from college with his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, he decided to move to New York to pursue a career as a commercial artist. He landed a job with Glamour magazine in September, and went on to become one of the most successful commercial artist of the 1950’s. In the late 1950’s, he began devoting more attention to painting, and in 1961 he debuted the concept of “pop art.” A year later he exhibited the now-ironic paintings of Campbell’s soup cans. These small canvas works of everyday consumer products created a major stir in the world, bringing both Warhol and pop art into the national spotlight for the first time. Some of his famous pop art was Coca-Cola bottles, vacuum cleaners and hamburgers. His most famous subjects include Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth…show more content…
4 years later, Warhol’s career almost ended on June 3rd. He was shot by Valerie Solanis, an aspiring writer and radical feminist. Warhol was seriously injured, and had to stay in the hospital for 3 weeks. After his recovery, he continue to do what he loves which was paint, write books, and write some scripts. Around 1970, Warhol published “The Philosophy of Andy Warhol” and “Exposures.” And of of his famous films were Sleep and
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