Andy Warhol was a leading figure in the 1960s Pop Art movement. His silkscreen-printed images of cultural and consumer icons, such as Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor or Campbell’s soup cans, made him one of the most famous artists of his generation.
Born on August 6, 1928 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Andy Warhol worked as a commercial illustrator before becoming an artist. He worked within a wide variety of art forms, including performance art, film-making, video installations and writing, and controversially blurred the lines between fine art and mainstream aesthetics throughout the 1960s, up to the 1980s. Warhol collaborated with other well-known artists like Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring.
Nearly 30 years after his death, Andy Warhol remains one of the most influential figures in contemporary art and culture. His life and work still inspires creative expression worldwide thanks to his enduring imagery, his artfully cultivated celebrity, and the ongoing research of dedicated scholars.