Andy Warhol

Born:

August 6, 1928

 

Place of birth:

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

 

Andrew Warhola (August 6, 1928 – February 22, 1987), known as Andy Warhol, was an American painter, printmaker, and filmmaker who was a leading figure in the visual art movement known as pop art. After a successful career as a commercial illustrator, Warhol became famous worldwide for his work as a painter, avant-garde filmmaker, record producer, author, and member of highly diverse social circles that included Bohemian street people, distinguished intellectuals, Hollywood celebrities and wealthy patrons.

Warhol has been the subject of numerous retrospective exhibitions, books, and feature and documentary films. He coined the widely used expression "15 minutes of fame." In his hometown of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, The Andy Warhol Museum exists in memory of his life and artwork.

The highest price ever paid for a pop art Andy Warhol painting is US$100 million for a 1963 canvas titled Eight Elvises. The private transaction was reported in a 2009 article in The Economist, which described Warhol as the "bellwether of the art market." $100 million is a benchmark price that only Jackson Pollock, Pablo Picasso, Vincent van Gogh, Pierre-August Renoir, Gustav Klimt and Willem de Kooning have achieved.

 

Factory in New York

 

Main article: The Factory

  • Factory: 1342 Lexington Avenue (the first Factory)
  • The Factory: 231 East 47th street 1963–1967 (the building no longer exists)
  • Factory: 33 Union Square 1967–1973 (Decker Building)
  • Factory: 860 Broadway (near 33 Union Square) 1973–1984 (the building has now been completely remodeled and was for a time (2000–2001) the headquarters of the dot-com consultancy Scient)
  • Factory: 22 East 33rd Street 1984–1987 (the building no longer exists)
  • Home: 1342 Lexington Avenue
  • Home: 57 East 66th street (Warhol's last home)
  • Last personal studio: 158 Madison Avenue

 

Quelle: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andy_Warhol