Andy Warhol  (American, 1928-1987) 

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(American, 19281987), born Andrew Warhola in Pittsburgh, PA, was an iconic and versatile Pop artist. After studying design at the Carnegie Institute of Technology in Pittsburgh, Warhol moved to New York City in 1949 to pursue a career as a commercial artist. Though successful, Warhol wanted to be an independent painter, and in the early 1960s began to create paintings based on advertisement imagery. Shocking in its embrace of "low art" and its detachment from emotion, his early work quickly brought him fame, as he produced the now infamous series of Campbell's Soup Cans, Disasters, Electric Chairs, and celebrity portraits (Marilyn Monroe, Jackie Kennedy, and Elvis Presley were among his subjects), with commercial techniques such as screen printing and stenciling. As his fame grew, Warhol built a studio called The Factory on 47th street in New York City, and collected a group of eccentrics he called the "Superstars", with whom he created a number of experimental films, such as Sleep, Chelsea Girls, and Empire, which were often banned by the police for their vulgarity. In 1968, Valerie Solanas, a former member of Warhol’s entourage, attempted to kill the artist and others outside of The Factory. Narrowly surviving, Warhol withdrew from his bohemian circle and occupied himself in the 1970s creating celebrity portraits, which brought him considerable earnings, but weakened his critical approval. With Gerard Malanga, Warhol also founded Interview magazine, which is still in print today. In the 1980s, however, Warhol's work was revitalized by collaborations with younger artists, such as , , and , and he produced renowned series of paintings such as The Last Supper. Warhol died in 1987 due to complications following an operation. As per his desire, the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts was established after his death.

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Andy Warhol, GREEN PEA (from Campbell's Soup I)

 

Andy Warhol
GREEN PEA (from Campbell's Soup I)
1968

Kodner Gallery
Andy Warhol, Flowers

 

Andy Warhol
Flowers
1964

Patricia Low Contemporary
Andy Warhol, Marilyn Monroe: Castelli Graphics

 

Andy Warhol
Marilyn Monroe: Castelli Graphics
1981

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Andy Warhol, Heart

 

Andy Warhol
Heart
1979

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Andy Warhol, Self Portrait with Fright Wig

 

Andy Warhol
Self Portrait with Fright Wig
1986

Bengtsson Fine Art
Andy Warhol, Empire

 

Andy Warhol
Empire
1965

Bengtsson Fine Art
Andy Warhol, Butterflies

 

Andy Warhol
Butterflies
1955-1956

Bengtsson Fine Art
Andy Warhol, Flowers

 

Andy Warhol
Flowers
1970

Compagnia dell'Arte
Andy Warhol, Turtle

 

Andy Warhol
Turtle
1985

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Andy Warhol, Unidentified Male

 

Andy Warhol
Unidentified Male, 1955-1956
black ballpoint and ink on paper

 

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Andy Warhol, Unidentified Male

 

Andy Warhol
Unidentified Male, 1955-1956
black ballpoint and ink on paper

 

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Andy Warhol
Unidentified Male, 1955-1956
black ballpoint and ink on paper

 

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1928   Born in Pittsburgh, PA
1945 - 1949   Studied Pictural Design at Carnegie Institute of Technology, Pittsburgh, PA
1949   Moved to New York after graduation and worked as a commercial artist
1952   First individual show at the Hugo Gallery, exhibiting Fifteen Drawings Based on the Writings of Truman Capote
1956   First group show at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
1962   Founded the Factory, New York, NY
1968   Valerie Solanis, founder and sole member of SCUM, nearly kills artist, New York, NY
1969   Founded Interview Magazine, New York, NY
1978   Enrolled in the School of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York, NY
1982   Created cable television show Andy Warhol's TV
1986   Created cable television show Andy Warhol's Fifteen Minutes for MTV
1987   Died in New York, NY
1989   Museum of Modern Art exhibited a major retrospective of his works, New York, NY
1994   Andy Warhol Museum opened in Pittsburgh, PA
2013 - 2014   De Chirico / Warhol. Self-Portraits, Galerie Andrea Caratsch, St. Moritz, Switzerland
2013   Pop Art Accrochage, Fluegel-Roncak Gallery, Nuremberg, Germany
Andy Warhol - Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute, Utica, NY
Le Pont - MAC Musées d´Art Contemporain Marseille, Marseille
This is Not a Love Song - La Virreina - Centre de la Imatge, Barcelona
En suspension - FRAC - Pays de la Loire, Carquefou
Neuerwerbungen FrÜhjahr 2013 - Galerie Ludorff, Dusseldorf
Selections from the Mary and Michael J. Tatalovich Collection - Haggerty Museum of Art, Milwaukee, WI
The Whole Earth - Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin
Out [o] Fashion Photography: Embracing Beauty - Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA
The Polaroid Years - The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY
Iconic Moments - Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO
Andy Warhol – Pop Art Classics - Galerie Fluegel-Roncak, Nuremberg
Von Kopf bis Fuß - Porträts und Menschenbilder in der Sammlung Würth - Kunsthalle Würth, Schwäbisch Hall
Don't Be Shy, Don't Hold Back - The Logan Collection At Sfmoma - San Francisco Museum of Modern Art - SFMOMA, San Francisco, CA
Beg, Borrow and Steal - Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, CA
Legacy: The Emily Fisher Landau Collection - Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, FL
The Pop Object: The Still Life Tradition in Pop Art - Acquavella Galleries, Inc., New York City, NY
The Lyon, the Which and the Warhol - Hofstra University Museum, Hempstead, NY
Creating Myth and Icon - Plains Art Museum, Fargo, ND
The 60s In The Guggenheim Collections. From Informel To Pop Art - Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice
Light Sensitive - Nasher Museum of Art, Durham, NC
Dialog Über Grenzen - Die Sammlung Riese - KOG - Kunstforum Ostdeutsche Galerie, Regensburg
Andy Warhol - Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland
Pinups & Portraits - IKON Ltd, Santa Monica, CA
Il Guggenheim. L'avanguardia americana 1945–1980 - Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome S
Group Show - Gagosian Gallery, Hong Kong, SAR
Andy Warhol: Works on Paper - Sperone Westwater Gallery, Lugano
Andy Warhol: Works on Paper - Sperone Westwater Gallery, New York City, NY
Andy Warhol- Pop Art - Galerie der Stadt Tuttlingen, Tuttlingen
Shooting Stars: Publicity Stills from Early Hollywood and Portraits by Andy Warhol - The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Andy Warhol – Fifteen Minutes of Fame - Kunsthaus Bregenz, Bregenz
Andy Warhol: Polaroids 1974 - 1987 - The Luckman Fine Arts Complex, Los Angeles, CA
Warhol - Early Drawings - Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk
2012   Regarding Warhol: Fifty Artists, Fifty Years, The Metropolitan Museum, New York, NY
Andy Warhol, 15 Minutes Eternal, Artscience Museum, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore. Traveled to Hong Kong Museum of Art
Andy Warhol: Fame and Misfortune, McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, TX
Portraits of Andy Warhol, Ibercaja Obra Social, Zaragoza, Spain. Travelled to Contemporary Art Center of Virginia
2011   Villa Schöningen, Potsdam, Germany
Rivoluzione Warhol, Centro Saint Benin, Aosta, Italy
Picasso to Warhol: Twelve Modern Masters, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA
Andy Warhol, Shadows, 1978-1979, Hirshorn Museum, Washington DC
Warhol Headlines, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC. Travelled to Museum fur Modern Kunst, Galleria Nazionale d’Arte
Andy Warhol and Elizabeth Taylor, Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY
Warhol and Basquiat, Arken Museum of Modern Art, Ishoj, Denmark
Warhol and the Diva, The Lowry, Salford Quays, UK
Andy Warhol: Ten Portraits of Jews in the Twentieth Century, Waddeson Manor, Buckinghamshire, UK
Warhol. Property from the Collection of Gregory McCoy, The Lawrenceville School, Lawrenceville, NJ
Andy Warhol: Artists Rooms, Southampton City Art Gallery, Southampton, UK
American Icons: Andy Warhol and Cars, Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, NJ
Graphite on Paper: Andy Warhol Drawings, Kantor Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Andy Warhol: Cowboys and Indians, Rockwell Museum of Western Art, Corning, NY
2010   Deeply Superficial: Warhol's Voyeurism, Muscarelle Museum of Art, Williamsburg, VA (solo)
Andy Warhol in the 1980s, Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI (solo)
Faces of Warhol, Focus Exhibition in Three Installments, Museum of Art and Archaeology, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO (solo)
2009   Le grand monde d'Andy Warhol, Galeries nationales du Grand Palais, Paris, France (solo)
Andy Warhol Portraits, Greenfield Sacks Gallery, Santa Monica, CA (solo)
Andy Warhol: Through a Glass Starkly, George Segal Gallery, Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ (solo)
Warhol Live, The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA; Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA (solo)
Andy Warhol, Mr. America, Biblioteca Luis Angel Arango, Bogota, Colombia (solo)
Twisted Pair: Marcel Duchamp and Andy Warhol, The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA
Warhol TV, La Maison Rouge, Paris, France (solo)
Andy Warhol: Pop Politics, Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, NY (solo)
The Prints of Andy Warhol (From A to B and Back Again), San Jose Museum of Art San Jose, CA (solo)
Andy Warhol: Von Marilyn Bis Mao, Horst-Janssen-Museum, Oldenberg, Germany (solo)
Warhol from the Sonnabend Collection, Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Andy Warhol, The Museum Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial, Taipei, Taiwan (solo)
Warhol Live, The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, Canada (solo)
Andy Warhol: Crossroads, Domus Artium (DA2), Salamanca, Spain (solo)
Art for Everyday: Andy Warhol from Object to Practice and Back Again, Museu De Arte Contemporanea Niteroi, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil (solo)
Andy Warhol: Cowboys and Indians, Mint Museum of Art Charlotte, NC 9solo)
Andy Warhol: 15 Weeks of Fame, Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, Arkansas (solo)
Warhol's Jews: Ten Portraits Reconsidered, The Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, CA (solo)
Andy Warhol Portfolios: Life and Legends, Mint Museum of Art Charlotte, NC (solo)
Andy Warhol: Pop Politics, Currier Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY (solo)
Warhol Presents, Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY
Andy Warhol: Polaroid Portraits, Galerie Clic, St. Bartheleny, French West Indies (solo)
2008   Andy Warhol, Stereo Types, Galerie Daniel Blau, Munich, Germany (solo)
Warhol: 15 Min/24 FPS, University Art Museum, California State University, Long Beach, CA (solo)
Andy Warhol: Still-Life Polaroids, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Andy Warhol by Andy Warhol, Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo, Norway (solo)
The Eternal Now: Warhol and the Factory: '63-68, Ikon Gallery Birmingham, UK (solo)
Rapid Exposure: Warhol in Series, Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids, MI (solo)
Andy Warhol's Silver Clouds, Loyala University Museum of Art, Chicago, IL (solo)
Canis Major: Warhol's Dogs and Cats (and other party animals), The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA (solo)
Andy Warhol Retrospective, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia (solo)
Self-Portrait exhibition, La Casa Encendida, Madrid, Spain
Andy Warhol: Larger than Life, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Canada (solo)
Other Voices, Other Rooms, The Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Netherlands
Silent Spring: Warhol's Endangered Species and Vanishing Animals, Morris Museum, Morristown, NJ (solo)
Andy Warhol, Centro Cultural de la Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru Lima, Peru (solo)
Andy Warhol Exhibit, New World of Coca-Cola Museum, Atlanta, GA (solo)
2007   Andy Warhol Retrospective, The Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, Scotland (solo)
Andy Warhol Disaster Prints, Kampa Museum Prague, Czech Republic (solo)
Pop Art 1960's - 2000's, Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima, Japan
Andy Warhol Presents, University Art Museum, Santa Barbara, CA (solo)
Andy Warhol's Dream America, Toledo Museum of Art Toledo, OH (solo)
Andy Warhol - Shadows and other signs of life, Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris, France (solo)
Portraits, Jablonka Galerie, Berlin, Germany
Factory Work: Warhol, Wyeth, and Basquiat, Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, ME
Andy Warhol and Minimal Art, Staatsgalerie, Stuttgart, Germany (solo)
Andy Warhol Retrospective, Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea (solo)
Warhola Becomes Warhol - Andy Warhol: Early Work, Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, MA (solo)
Pop Goes The West: Featuring Roy Lichtenstein: American Indian Encounters and Andy Warhol's, Cowboys and Indians Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Indianapolis, IN
Andy Warhol's Dream America, Nevada Museum of Art Reno, Nevada (solo)
Prints of Andy Warhol (From A to B and Back again), Kampa Museum Prague, Czech Republic (solo)
Time Capsule 64, The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA
2006   Warhol's World, Hauser & Wirth, London, England
Man's Best Friend, Lococo Fine Art, St. Louis, MO
Andy Warhol: Vanishing Animals, Medium SARL, St. Barthelemy, French West Indies (solo)
Andy Warhol-Drawings, JGM. Galerie, Paris, France
Skulls, Galerie Andrea Caratsch, Zurich, Switzerland
2005   Andy Warhol Self-Portraits, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, Scotland (solo)
Small Drawings of Children & Dolls, Jablonka Galerie, Cologne, Germany
2004   Andy Warhol - Selbstportraits, Sprengel Museum, Hannover, Germany (solo)
Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Vaduz, Liechtenstein
The Late Andy Warhol - The Late Work, Museum kunst palast, Dusseldorf, Germany (solo)
Andy Warhol: Motion Pictures, Kunstwerke, Berlin, Germany (solo)
Andy Warhol, Anton Kern Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Andy Warhol - LATE PAINTINGS, Gagosian Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
2003   Andy Warhol - The Time Capsules, Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany (solo)
Warhol - Screen Tests, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY (solo)
Ladies & Gentlemen, Sex Parts & Torsos, Jablonka Galerie, Cologne, Germany
Cosmos, Colleges and Drawings, Jablonka Galerie, Cologne, Germany
E. Fischl, M. Barceló, F. Clemente, A. Katz, P. Taaffe, A. Warhol, Jablonka Galerie, Cologne; TEFAF, Maastricht, Germany
2002   Portrait Drawings/Sherrie Levine: Skulls, Jablonka Galerie, Cologne, Germany
2001   Retrospective, Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin, Germany
2000   Headschots, Jablonka Galerie, Cologne, Germany
1999   Modern Madonna, Jablonka Galerie, Cologne, Germany
Photography, The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA; Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany (solo)
1998   Reframing Andy Warhol: Constructing American Myths, Heroes and Cultural Icons,The Art Gallery, University of Maryland, MD
Knives, Jablonka Galerie, Cologne, Germany
1997   Egg Paintings, Jablonka Galerie, Cologne, Germany
1993   Andy Warhol: Abstract, Kunsthalle, Basel, Switzerland; Östereichisches Museum für Angewandte Kunst, Vienna, Östereich; IVAM, Valencia, Spain (solo)
1992   Andy Warhol Polaroids 1971 - 1986, Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York, NY (travelled to London, UK and Paris, France) (solo)
1991   Andy Warhol's Video and Television, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY (solo)
1990   Andy Warhol: Films, IVAM, Valencia, Spain (solo)
Andy Warhol: Cars-The Last Pictures, Kunstmuseum, Berne, Switzerland (solo)
The Prints of Andy Warhol, Cartier Foundation for Contemporary Art, New York, NY (solo)
1989   Andy Warhol: A Retrospective, Hayward Gallery, London, UK (solo)
Andy Warhol: Shadow Paintings, Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1986   Andy Warhol - Neue Grafik Details of Renaissance Paintings, Heinz Holtmann, Cologne, Germany
1983   Andy Warhol, Heinz Holtmann, Cologne, Germany
1982   Andy Warhol - Neue Bilder und Grafik, Heinz Holtmann, Cologne, Germany
1976   Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
1970   Museum of Contempary Art, Chicago, IL
Stedelijk van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, Netherlands
Musée d´Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France
Museum of Art, Pasadena, CA (toured the US)
1969   Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin, Germany
1968   Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Denmark
1967   Galerie Rudolf Zwirner, Cologne, Germany
Ileana Sonnabend, Paris, France
1966   Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, NY
Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA
1965   Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA
1964   Ileana Sonnabend, Paris, France
Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, NY
Stable Gallery, New York, NY
1963   Fetus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1962   Fetus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1952   Andy Warhol: Fifteen Drawings Based on the Writings of Truman Capote, Hugo Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
  FAIF Collection, Zurich, Switzerland
  Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA
Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, CA
Museo Guggenheim, Bilbao, Spain
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC
J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland
National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Australia
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada
Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena, CA
Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT
Astrup Fearnley Museet for Moderne Kunst, Oslo, Norway
Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris, France
Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
Columbia Museum of Art, Columbia, SC
Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX
Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, MA
Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO
Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN
Musée d'Art Contemporain, Marseille, France
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
2009    Le Grand monde d'Andy Warhol (Exh. Cat.). Paris, France: RMN, 2009
2008    Aquin, Stephane, Lavigne Emma and Matt Wrbican. Warhol Live (Exh. Cat.). New York: Prestel, 2008
2006    Angell, Callie. Andy Warhol screen tests: the films of Andy Warhol: catalogue raisonné. New York: Harry N. Abrams, 2006
2003    Koestenbaum, Wayne. Andy Warhol. New York: Penguin, 2003
Watson, Steven. Factory Made: Warhol and the Sixties. New York: Pantheon, 2003
2002    The Andy Warhol Catalogue Raisonne, Volume 1: Paintings and Sculpture, 1961-1963. Edited by Georg Frei and Neil Printz. London: Phaidon, 2002
2001    Dillenberger, Jane D. The Religious Art of Andy Warhol. New York City: Continuum International Publishing Group, 2001
1999    Schaffner, Ingrid. The Essential Andy Warhol. New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1999
Schmuckli, Claudia. Andy Warhol: The Last Supper (Exh. Cat.). New York: Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, 1999
1997    Bockris, Victor. Warhol: The Biography. New York: Da Capo Press, 1997
1996    Stiles, Kristine; Peter Howard Selz. "Warhol in His Own Words". Theories and documents of contemporary art: a sourcebook of artists' writings. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1996
1994    The Andy Warhol Museum. New York: Distributed Art Publishers, 1994
1990    Colacello, Bob. Holy Terror: Andy Warhol Close Up. New York: HarperCollins, 1990
1989    Guiles, Fred Lawrence. Loner at the ball: the life of Andy Warhol. London: Bantam Books, 1989
Bockris, Victor. The Life and Death of Andy Warhol. New York: Bantam Books, 1989
Finklestein, Nat. Andy Warhol: The Factory Years 1964-1967. New York: St. Martins Press, 1989
Mc Shine, Kynaston. Andy Warhol: A Retrospective. New York: Museum of Modern Art, 1989
O'Pray, Michael. (Ed.). Andy Warhol Film Factory. London, UK: British Film Institute, 1989
1988    Kornbluth, Jesse. Pre-Pop Warhol. New York: Panache Press, 1988
1985    Warhol, Andy. America/Andy Warhol. New York: Harper & Row, 1985
1985    Feldman/Schellmann. (Eds.). Andy Warhol Prints: A Catalogue Raisonne. West Germany: Schellmann, 1985
1983    Ratcliff, Carter. Andy Warhol. New York: Cross River Press, 1983
1980    Warhol, Andy, Pat Hacket. POPism: the Warhol '60s. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1980
1975    Warhol, Andy. The Philosophy of Andy Warhol: From A to B and Back Again. Orlando, Florida: Harcourt Brace Jovanich, 1975
1970    Crone, Rainer. Andy Warhol. New York: Praeger, 1970