Synopses & Reviews
Born in Pittsburgh to Czechoslovakian immigrants, Andy Warhol graduated from the Carnegie Institute of Technology with a degree in pictorial design. Following this, he moved to New York where he found steady work as a commercial artist. In the early sixties Warhol's first Pop paintings, many of which remain icons of 20th century art, such as the Campbell's Soup Cans and Marilyn Monroe screenprints catapulted him to fame. At the same time he expanded his artistic interests to other media; he began making films and collaborating with the rock group The Velvet Underground. His productivity continued through the 70s and 80s, ending with his 1986 series on The Last Supper. Firmly established as an international celebrity, Warhol exhibited his work extensively in museums and galleries around the world. Through his groundbreaking work, he brought avant garde art to the public conscious and became one of the most influential figures in post-war American art. Includes spectacular images of his greatest work.