Andy Warhol
Born on 08/06/1928
Born in Pittsburgh/USA
Died on 02/22/1987
  With his motto "Everything is beautiful " Andy Warhol is probably the best known Pop Art artist of our times. He portrayed the surfaces of objects of everyday consumption like soup-cans and washing powder, as well as entertainment idols like Marilyn Monroe and Elvis Presley rising them to the status of works of art, while at the same time treating them with irony. Andy Warhol turns the world into a surface out of which he picks pieces. The world according to Warhol is everything that is reflected by the media. Only if the world is captured in newspapers, on television or on film, does he turn his face to this world, which gains his attention.

Born on August 6th, 1928 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania as Andrew Warhola, he reached fame in the 1960s with paintings and screen prints, in which he enlarged photographs taken from the mass media and reproduced them in his own style. In 1963 Warhol commenced producing avant-garde films, which were mostly created in the surroundings of his Warhol-factory. This factory had, as an artists' collective, a dominant influence on his work. Warhol, who died on February 22nd, 1987, became a leading figure in the New York art scene and is regarded as the mentor and idol of artists like Keith Haring and Robert Mapplethorpe.

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