ANDY WARHOL (1928 – 1987) was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Warhol graduated from Schenley High School in Pittsburgh in 1945 and subsequently applied to the Carnegie Institute of Technology (now Carnegie-Mellon University). In New York Warhol met Tina Fredericks, the art editor at Glamour magazine, who employed him as a painter and advertisement designer. Warhol started to create his first screenprints in 1960. These pictures were inspired by comic book heroes and movie stars. He was an artist who created great art, called Pop Art, out of modern advertisements. Warhol was inspired by the big-city consumerism and its symbols: supermarkets, neon signs, movies and television shows. His most well-known motifs included the faces of Jackie Kennedy, Marilyn Monroe and Liz Taylor, Campbell’s Soup cans and Coca-Cola bottles.
Andy Warhol (1928 – 1987)
Ryuichi Sakamoto, 1986
Graphite drawing on handmade paper
80 x 60 cm
Price on request