Andy Warhol By anna holman

Andy Warhola- nicknamed Andy Warhol, was born on August 6, 1928, and died on February 22, 1987.

Andy Warhol was famous for taking portraits and turning them into pieces of pop art. He would create bizarre photos and then change and revert their colors.
Andy Warhol's go-to technique was screen printing. Screen printing is to force ink or metal onto (a surface) through a prepared screen of fine material so as to create a picture or pattern. Warhol would take his photos and screen print them, turning them into bizarre pieces of art.

As a young adult, Warhol worked for the popular magazines Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, and The New Yorker. After that, he decided to become an independent artist. After he died, Warhol's work was distributed to his very own museum, created to honor him after his death, and to various galleries.

Warhol used a 1986 Polaroid SX-70 Land Camera to take his bizarre portrait photos. The photos printed quickly, and he would use them as a starting point for his painted portraits.

Andy Warhol's lighting setup included nothing but a plain white wall and the flash of his Polaroid camera.

Warhol was influenced by his obsession with bizarre and morbid concepts. He was not inspired by a specific artist or piece of artwork.

Interesting story about Warhol: His hair was not his own! In fact, Andy had 40 different wigs. In 1985, a girl snatched off his wig at a book-signing, Warhol apparently noted in his diary, ‘I don’t know what held me back from pushing her over the balcony.’

I selected Andy Warhol because he was way different than the other photographers in his style; he always came up with wacky portraits that demonstrated his out-of-the-box thinking and creativity. Warhol truly is one of the most influential artists in American history. He completely changed the way that modern-day people view pop art.

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Created with images by Sharon Mollerus - "Andy Warhol, Self-Portrait, 1986"

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