Andy Warhol

(American, 1928–1987)

Andy Warhol was a leading figure in the Pop Art movement. Like his contemporaries Roy Lichtenstein and Robert Rauschenberg, Warhol responded to mass-media culture of the 1960s. His silkscreens of cultural and consumer icons—including Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor, Campbell’s Soup Cans, and Brillo Boxes—would make him one of the most famous artists of his generation. “The best thing about a picture is that it never changes, even when the people in it do,” he once explained. Born Andrew Warhola on August 6, 1928 in Pittsburgh, PA, he graduated from the Carnegie Institute of Technology in 1949. Moving to New York to pursue a career in commercial illustration, the young artist worked for magazine such as Vogue and Glamour. Though Warhol was a gay man, he kept much of his private life a secret, occasionally referencing his sexuality through art. This is perhaps most evident in his drawings of male nudes from the 1950s, and later in his film Sleep (1963), which portrays the poet John Giorno nude. In 1964, Warhol rented a studio loft on East 47th street in Midtown Manhattan which was later known as The Factory. The artist used The Factory as a hub for movie stars, models, and artists, who became fodder for his prints and films. The space also functioned as a performance venue for The Velvet Underground. During the 1980s, Warhol collaborated with several younger artists, including Jean-Michel BasquiatFrancesco Clemente, and Keith Haring. The artist died tragically following complications from routine gall bladder surgery at the age of 58, on February 22, 1987 in New York, NY. After his death, the artist’s estate became The Andy Warhol Foundation and in 1994, a museum dedicated to the artist and his oeuvre opened in his native Pittsburgh. Today, his works are held in the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, Museum of Modern Art in New York, and the Tate Gallery in London, among others. A major retrospective of Warhol's work took place at the Whiney Museum of Art in New York in 2019. 

Andy Warhol (38,636 results)
Marilyn Monroe

After Andy Warhol

Marilyn Monroe

Bruun Rasmussen Auctioneers

Est. 30,000–40,000 DKK

Self-Portrait, 1978

Andy Warhol

Self-Portrait, 1978

Bruun Rasmussen Auctioneers

Est. 30,000–30,000 DKK

Saint Apollonia, 1984

Andy Warhol

Saint Apollonia, 1984

artnet Auctions

Est. 7,000–10,000 USD

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Kimiko, 1981

Andy Warhol

Kimiko, 1981

artnet Auctions

Est. 25,000–35,000 USD

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Sunset, 1972

Andy Warhol

Sunset, 1972

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Est. 60,000–80,000 USD

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Diamond Candy Box, 1981

Andy Warhol

Diamond Candy Box, 1981

Phillips New York

Est. 60,000–80,000 USD

Red Lenin, 1987

Andy Warhol

Red Lenin, 1987

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Est. 80,000–120,000 USD

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Mao, 1972

Andy Warhol

Mao, 1972

Skot Foreman Fine Art

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Rose, ca. 1955

Andy Warhol

Rose, ca. 1955

Skot Foreman Fine Art

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