Pop Art & Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol ( 1928-1987) was a popular American print artist. He helped create a style of art called Pop Art. Warhol printed pictures of ordinary objects. He also printed famous people.

Warhol did most of his painting during the 1960’s. This was an exciting time in popular culture. New kinds of music, art, books, and movies were being created. This inspired Warhol to look at art in a new way.

Warhol’s art showed what was popular in American culture. It was different than anything that had been created before. Many people didn’t take his work seriously

FUN facts....

Andy Warhol is famous for saying, “In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes.” In 1957, Warhol had plastic surgery to change the shape of his nose. He also lost most of his hair by the time he was 25. He wore wigs for the rest of his life. Warhol said that he started Pop Art because he hated Abstract Expressionism (like Action Painting). Abstract Expressionists didn’t use recognizable images

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