Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol's "art" was something others wouldn't call art. His "art" was merely putting his signature on things that were produced at his factory by the people that worked there. He stopped taking part in making the art and decided to only take credit for everything that his industry produced.
This is his work of art entitled "Marilyn Diptych". This is simply pictures of Marilyn Monroe put side by side in different color schemes that he signed and made his own. He did this with another well-known woman in the art world...
Mona Lisa
Mona Lisa. This Andy Warhol artwork is being estimated at $1,800,000-$2,200,000. Again, these are only pictures of a famous painting made to be a different color and quadrupled on one page that he signed and made it to be art. This is much like the Marilyn Diptych above in it looks as if he used the same basic process in making these different works of art.
A quote by Andy Warhol suggests that a person's question to him is what sparked his interest in painting money. "I’d asked around 10 or 15 people for suggestions. Finally one lady friend asked the right question, ‘Well, what do you love most?’ That’s how I started painting money."
Andy Warhol's "Dollar Sign" resides in the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh. It is a depiction of, well, what he truly loves most; money.
Another Painting that I find appealing and would put in my own home because of its timeless beauty;
Andy Warhol's Grevy's Zebra. This, while it doesn't look similar tohis ohe woks in that i is only one zebra, it hasn't been multiplied or sequenced, but the colors of this painting are what ties it in with the rest of his paintings.
Andy Warhol Grevy's Zebra (from the Endangered Species Portfolio) (F&S II. 300), 1983

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