Andy Warhol's Role In The Art World

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Andy Warhol Andy Warhol was an American artist who had a substantial role in the movement in the art world known as “Pop Art”. He had many different works that stemmed from multiple bases such as celebrity culture, artistic expression, and advertising for many giant corporations. Warhol turned into quite the success as a commercial artist and when he finished that part of his career he turned out to be a unique artist. He used different techniques for producing art, anywhere from photography, painting, printmaking, silk-screening, film, sculpture, music, and hand drawing. He is the guy that came up with the widely used term "15 minutes of fame". Many of his art works are very valuable and very expensive. One of his most expensive works ever…show more content…
During its existence between the years 1962 and 1984 it had three different locations. Originally, it was in Midtown Manhattan where the rent was a measly $100 a year. After that building was supposed to be torn down Warhol left and went to the Decker Building on East Street. The last place his studio called home was in a conventional office building in Union Square where it remained until 1984. Warhol was an advertisement illustrator in the 1950’s, he often used various assistants to increase his output and productivity. He collaborated with many different people throughout his career, using his Factory as an area for many of these collaborations to take place. Gerard Malanga being one of his most important collaborators assisted Warhol with producing films, silkscreens, sculpture, and other works. Other notable members of his Factory included Freddie Herko, Ronald Tavel, Ondine, Billy Name, Mary Woronov, and Brigid Berlin. These artists and Warhol himself all partook in corporate style branding and self-promotion and producing art like consumer products and having the factory style production not really ever seen before. Many of these artists could be said to be after the possible wealth and stardom associated with Warhol and The Factory, seeing as though there was a greatly deflated art market at that time and Warhol has celebrity acclaim all around him. Warhol said “During the hippie era people put down the idea of business—they’d say ‘Money is bad,’ and ‘Working is bad,’ but making money is art and working is art and good business is the best art.” The many artists that helped Warhol in his Factory followed his rebellion which impacted pop-art against

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