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Andy Warhol

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“If you want to know all about Andy Warhol, just look at the surface of my paintings and films and me, there I am. There’s nothing behind it.”

 

Biography

American pop artist Andy Warhol became a pop icon himself, symbolizing the wild decadence of the “beautiful people” of the 1970s. Born Andrew Warhola in Pennsylvania, he studied at the Carnegie Institute of Technology before designing advertisements for women’s shoes. After gaining notoriety for his pop-art renditions of things such as Campbell’s Soup cans and silk screens of Marilyn Monroe, Warhol began making experimental films during the early ‘60s. Most of his early works were little more than passive chronicles of the ordinary. For example, in the film Sleep, he simple recorded a man sleeping for several hours. Such endeavors were heralded as groundbreaking by other experimental filmmakers, but the public and most critics generally regarded them as wastes of film, and their time. Still, Warhol continued making these plotless films until he eventually began adding crude soundtracks and sketchy scripts. Many of these films are filled with his “players”: the beautiful people, “freaks… read more

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joey Noodles

6Jun13

I truly hate Warhol

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Accept No Substitutions

23Dec12

Where's Batman Dracula?

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GDobrev

17Jun12

I have tried searching on youtube/amazon whatnot but no luck. it would be of great help if anyone could tell me where can I buy his 'Sunset'... must be one of those shorts he made...

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dovic

1Mar12

Please add "Andy Warhol: A Documentary Film".

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