Artist-of-the-day #1:Andy Warhol

’’Making money is art and working is art and good business is the best art.’’

Andrew Warhola, Jr. (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 acommercial 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 PittsburghPennsylvaniaThe Andy Warhol Museumexists in memory of his life and artwork.

The highest price ever paid for a 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 PollockPablo PicassoVincent van GoghPierre-August RenoirGustav Klimt and Willem de Kooning have achieved.

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

This is picture from village called Mikova.Birthplace of his parents.

A bit of his art.

(Slovakian part)

Andy Warhol má svoje múzeum v obci Miková,ktoré je zároveň rodiskom jeho rodičou,práve preto som velmi hrdá že Andy Warhol má slovenské korene…(aspoň niečo bolo na Slovensku dobré)

Dalšiu galeriu možete nájsť v objekte InVino v obci Dubová.Kde sú jeho obrazy súčastou stálej expozície.

Kliknite na obrázok a presmeruje Vás to na stránku Invina(Eleska).