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Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol, <i>Mao</i>, 1973
Synthetic polymer paint and silkscreen ink on canvas
12 x 10 inches; (30.5 x 25.4 cm)
Andy Warhol, Mao, 1973
Synthetic polymer paint and silkscreen ink on canvas
12 x 10 inches; (30.5 x 25.4 cm)
Andy Warhol, <i>Rorschach</i>, 1984
Synthetic polymer paint and silkscreen ink on canvas
24 x 20 inches (61 x 50.8 cm)
Andy Warhol, Rorschach, 1984
Synthetic polymer paint and silkscreen ink on canvas
24 x 20 inches (61 x 50.8 cm)
Andy Warhol, <i>Camouflage Painting</i>, 1986
Synthetic polymer paint and silkscreen ink on canvas
40 x 40 inches (101.6 x 101.6 cm)
Andy Warhol, Camouflage Painting, 1986
Synthetic polymer paint and silkscreen ink on canvas
40 x 40 inches (101.6 x 101.6 cm)
Andy Warhol, <i>Hammer and Sickle</i>, 1977
Synthetic polymer paint and silkscreen ink on canvas
15 x 19 inches  (38.1 x 48.3 cm)
Andy Warhol, Hammer and Sickle, 1977
Synthetic polymer paint and silkscreen ink on canvas
15 x 19 inches (38.1 x 48.3 cm)
Andy Warhol, <i>Unidentified Male</i>, 1957
black ballpoint pen on manila paper
16 3/4 x 14 inches (42.5 x 35.6 cm)
Andy Warhol, Unidentified Male, 1957
black ballpoint pen on manila paper
16 3/4 x 14 inches (42.5 x 35.6 cm)
Andy Warhol, <i>Ladies and Gentlemen</i>, 1975
synthetic polymer paint and silkscreen ink on canvas
50 x 40 inches (127 x 101.6 cm)
Andy Warhol, Ladies and Gentlemen, 1975
synthetic polymer paint and silkscreen ink on canvas
50 x 40 inches (127 x 101.6 cm)
Andy Warhol, <i>Ladies and Gentlemen</i>, 1975
Synthetic polymer paint and silkscreen ink on canvas
50 x 40 inches (127 x 101.6 cm)
Andy Warhol, Ladies and Gentlemen, 1975
Synthetic polymer paint and silkscreen ink on canvas
50 x 40 inches (127 x 101.6 cm)
Andy Warhol, <i>The Scream (After Edvard Munch)</i>, 1984
Synthetic polymer paint and silkscreen ink on canvas
52 x 38 inches (132.1 x 96.5 cm)
Andy Warhol, The Scream (After Edvard Munch), 1984
Synthetic polymer paint and silkscreen ink on canvas
52 x 38 inches (132.1 x 96.5 cm)

Biography

Andy Warhol
(1928-1987)

Andy Warhol was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1928. He graduated from the Carnegie Institute of Technology in Pittsburgh in 1949. Early in his career he worked as a commercial artist and illustrator, and towards the 1960s he began consolidating his well-known style of large-scale, colorful prints of popular consumer goods and other advertising related images that were prevalent in mass media. Warhol eventually became the main exponent of Pop Art, which introduced images of consumer culture into works of art that were manufactured with mass production techniques and blurred the boundaries between high and commercial art. His diverse oeuvre includes paintings, prints, sculptures and films that are often grouped in series that focus on different issues such as consumerism, violence, celebrity culture and even include socio-political commentary. At the same time, Warhol’s works commented on the fundamentals of the medium by highlighting the conflict between medium and subject matter. He frequently transformed banal objects into items meant for adoration; and in other occasions his endless repetition of dramatic images stripped them of all meaning. Warhol’s intriguing works are imbued with a poignant, powerful commentary and challenge to the status quo. Andy Warhol became one of the most influential figures in contemporary art and culture at large.

Warhol’s works have been exhibited extensively throughout the United States and Europe. Recent important solo exhibitions were held at the Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin in 2001, the Wilhelm-Hack-Museum in Ludwigshafen, Germany in 1996, the Museum of Modern art in New York, and the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris in 1989. His works have also been exhibited in major institutions such as the National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution in Washington, the Museum Haus Lange in Krefeld, Germany and the Moderna Museet in Stockholm. The Andy Warhol Museum opened in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in May of 1994. His work has been featured in multiple publications. Andy Warhol died in 1987 in New York.


SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
2012
"Regarding Warhol: Fifty Artists, Fifty Years," The Metropolitan Museum, New York
"Andy Warhol, 15 Minutes Eternal," Artscience Museum, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore. Traveled to Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong, China
"Andy Warhol: Fame and Misfortune," McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, Texas
"Portraits of Andy Warhol," Ibercaja Obra Social, Zaragoza, Spain. Travelled to Contemporary Art Center of Virginia, Virginia Beach, Virginia

2011
"Rivoluzione Warhol," Centro Saint Benin, Aosta, Italy
"Picasso to Warhol: Twelve Modern Masters," High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia
"Andy Warhol, Shadows, 1978-1979," Hirshorn Museum, Washington D.C.
"Warhol Headlines," National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Traveled to Museum fur Modern Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany; Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna, Rome, Italy
"Andy Warhol and Elizabeth Taylor," Gagosian Gallery, New York
"Warhol and Basquiat," Arken Museum of Modern Art, Ishoj, Denmark
"Warhol and the Diva," The Lowry, Salford Quays, United Kingdom
"Warhol: Early Work," Villa Schöningen, Potsdam, Germany
"Andy Warhol: Ten Portraits of Jews in the Twentieth Century," Waddeson Manor, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
"Warhol. Property from the Collection of Gregory McCoy," The Lawrenceville School, Lawrenceville New Jersey
"Andy Warhol: Artists Rooms," Southampton City Art Gallery, Southampton, United Kingdom
"American Icons: Andy Warhol and Cars," Montclair Art Museum, Montclair New Jersey
"Graphite on Paper: Andy Warhol Drawings," Kantor Gallery, Los Angeles, California
"Andy Warhol: Cowboys and Indians," Rockwell Museum of Western Art, Corning

2010
"Andy Warhol: The Last Decade," Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, New York (solo)
"Andy Warhol: Still Lifes and Feet, 1956-1961," Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York
"Andy Warhol: Unexposed Exposures," Steven Kashner Gallery, New York
"Andy Warhol: Motion Pictures," Museum of Modern Art, New York
"Andy Warhol: Warhol and Dance," Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, France
"Andy Warhol: The Early Sixties," Kunstmuseum Basel, Basel, Switzerland
"Andy Warhol Enterprises," Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, Indiana
2009 – 2010
"Deeply Superficial: Warhol's Voyeurism," Muscarelle Museum of Art, Williamsburg, Virginia (solo)
"Andy Warhol in the 1980s," Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin (solo)
"Faces of Warhol, Focus Exhibition in Three Installments," Museum of Art and "Archaeology," University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri (solo)

2009
"Ladies and Gentlemen," Skarstedt Gallery, New York
"Le grand monde d'Andy Warhol," Galeries nationales du Grand Palais, Paris, France (solo)
"Andy Warhol Portraits," Greenfield Sacks Gallery, Santa Monica, California (solo)
"Andy Warhol: Through a Glass Starkly," George Segal Gallery, Montclair State University, Montclair, New Jersey (solo)
"Warhol Live," The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, San Francisco, California (solo)
"Andy Warhol, Mr. America," Biblioteca Luis Angel Arango, Bogota, Colombia (solo)
"Twisted Pair: Marcel Duchamp and Andy Warhol," The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
"Warhol TV," La Maison Rouge, Paris, France (solo)
"Andy Warhol: Pop Politics," Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, New York (solo)
"The Prints of Andy Warhol (From A to B and Back Again)," San Jose Museum of Art San Jose, California (solo)
"Andy Warhol: Von Marilyn Bis Mao," Horst-Janssen-Museum, Oldenberg, Germany (solo)
"Warhol from the Sonnabend Collection," Gagosian Gallery, New York(solo)
"Andy Warhol," The Museum Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial, Taipei, Taiwan (solo)
"Warhol Live," The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, Canada (solo)
"Andy Warhol: Crossroads, Domus Artium (DA2)," Salamanca, Spain (solo)
"Art for Everyday: Andy Warhol from Object to Practice and Back Again," Museu De Arte Contemporanea Niteroi, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil (solo)
"Andy Warhol: Cowboys and Indians," Mint Museum of Art Charlotte, North Carolina (solo)
"Andy Warhol: 15 Weeks of Fame," Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, Arkansas (solo)
"Warhol's Jews: Ten Portraits Reconsidered," The Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, California (solo)
"Andy Warhol Portfolios: Life and Legends," Mint Museum of Art Charlotte, North Carolina (solo)
"Andy Warhol: Pop Politics," Currier Museum of Art, Syracuse, New York (solo)
"Warhol Presents," Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, New York
"Andy Warhol: Polaroid Portraits," Galerie Clic, St. Bartheleny, French West Indies (solo)

2008
"Andy Warhol, Stereo Types," Galerie Daniel Blau, Munich, Germany (solo)
"Warhol: 15 Min/24 FPS," University Art Museum, California State University, Long Beach, California (solo)
"Andy Warhol: Still-Life Polaroids," Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York (solo)
"Andy Warhol by Andy Warhol," Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo, Norway (solo)
"The Eternal Now: Warhol and the Factory: '63-68," Ikon Gallery Birmingham, United Kingdom (solo)
"Rapid Exposure: Warhol in Series," Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids, Michigan (solo)
"Andy Warhol's Silver Clouds," Loyala University Museum of Art, Chicago, Illinois (solo)
"Canis Major: Warhol's Dogs and Cats (and other party animals)," The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (solo)
"Andy Warhol Retrospective," Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia (solo)
"Self-Portrait exhibition," La Casa Encendida, Madrid, Spain
"Andy Warhol: Larger than Life," Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Canada (solo)
"Other Voices, Other Rooms," The Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Netherlands
"Silent Spring: Warhol's Endangered Species and Vanishing Animals," Morris Museum, Morristown, NJ (solo)
"Andy Warhol," Centro Cultural de la Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru Lima, Peru (solo)
"Andy Warhol Exhibit," New World of Coca-Cola Museum, Atlanta, Georgia (solo)

2007
"Camouflage Paintings," Skarstedt Gallery, New York
"Andy Warhol Retrospective," The Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, Scotland (solo)
"Andy Warhol Disaster Prints," Kampa Museum, Prague, Czech Republic (solo)
"Pop Art 1960's - 2000's," Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima, Japan
"Andy Warhol Presents," University Art Museum, Santa Barbara, California (solo)
"Andy Warhol's Dream America," Toledo Museum of Art Toledo, Ohio (solo)
"Andy Warhol - Shadows and other signs of life," Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris, France (solo)
"Portraits," Jablonka Galerie, Berlin, Germany
"Factory Work: Warhol, Wyeth, and Basquiat," Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, ME
"Andy Warhol and Minimal Art," Staatsgalerie, Stuttgart, Germany (solo)
"Andy Warhol Retrospective," Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea (solo)
"Warhola Becomes Warhol - Andy Warhol: Early Work," Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, MA (solo)
"Pop Goes The West: Featuring Roy Lichtenstein: American Indian Encounters and Andy Warhol's, Cowboys and Indians," Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Indianapolis, IN
"Andy Warhol's Dream America," Nevada Museum of Art Reno, Nevada (solo)
"Prints of Andy Warhol (From A to B and Back again)," Kampa Museum Prague, Czech Republic (solo)
"Time Capsule 64," The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

2006
"Warhol's World," Hauser & Wirth, London, United Kingdom
"Man's Best Friend," Lococo Fine Art, St. Louis, Missouri
"Andy Warhol: Vanishing Animals," Medium SARL, St. Barthelemy, French West Indies (solo)
"Andy Warhol-Drawings," JGM. Galerie, Paris, France
"Skulls," Galerie Andrea Caratsch, Zurich, Switzerland

2005
"Andy Warhol Self-Portraits," Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, Scotland (solo)
"Small Drawings of Children & Dolls," Jablonka Galerie, Cologne, Germany

2004
"Andy Warhol - Selbstportraits," Sprengel Museum, Hannover, Germany (solo)
Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Vaduz, Liechtenstein
"The Late Andy Warhol - The Late Work," Museum kunst palast, Dusseldorf, Germany (solo)
"Andy Warhol: Motion Pictures," Kunstwerke, Berlin, Germany (solo)
"Andy Warhol," Anton Kern Gallery, New York (solo)
"Andy Warhol - LATE PAINTINGS," Gagosian Gallery, Los Angeles, California (solo)

2003
"Andy Warhol - The Time Capsules," Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany (solo)
"Warhol - Screen Tests," Museum of Modern Art, New York (solo)
"Ladies & Gentlemen, Sex Parts & Torsos," Jablonka Galerie, Cologne, Germany
"Cosmos, Colleges and Drawings," Jablonka Galerie, Cologne, Germany
E. Fischl, M. Barceló, F. Clemente, A. Katz, P. Taaffe, A. Warhol, Jablonka Galerie, Cologne; TEFAF, Maastricht, Germany

2002
"Portrait Drawings/Sherrie Levine: Skulls," Jablonka Galerie, Cologne, Germany

2001
"Retrospective," Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin, Germany
"Andy Warhol Campbell’s Soup Cans," Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, California

2000 "Headshots," Jablonka Galerie, Cologne, Germany

1999
"Modern Madonna," Jablonka Galerie, Cologne, Germany
"Photography," The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany (solo)

1998
"Reframing Andy Warhol: Constructing American Myths, Heroes and Cultural Icons," The Art Gallery, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland
"Knives," Jablonka Galerie, Cologne, Germany

1997
"Egg Paintings," Jablonka Galerie, Cologne, Germany

1993
"Andy Warhol: Abstract," Kunsthalle, Basel, Switzerland; Östereichisches Museum für Angewandte Kunst, Vienna, Östereich; IVAM, Valencia, Spain (solo)

1992
"Andy Warhol Polaroids 1971 - 1986," Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York. Traveled to London, United Kingdom and Paris, France (solo)

1991
"Andy Warhol's Video and Television," Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (solo)

1990
"Andy Warhol: Cars-The Last Pictures," Kunstmuseum, Berne, Switzerland (solo)
"Andy Warhol: Films," IVAM, Valencia, Spain (solo)
"The Prints of Andy Warhol," Cartier Foundation for Contemporary Art, New York (solo)

1989
"Andy Warhol: A Retrospective," Hayward Gallery, London, United Kingdom (solo)
"Andy Warhol: Shadow Paintings," Gagosian Gallery, New York (solo)

1986
"Andy Warhol - Neue Grafik Details of Renaissance Paintings," Heinz Holtmann, Cologne, Germany

1983
"Andy Warhol," Heinz Holtmann, Cologne, Germany

1982
"Andy Warhol - Neue Bilder und Grafik," Heinz Holtmann, Cologne, Germany

1976
Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy

1970
Museum of Contempary Art, Chicago, Illinois
Stedelijk van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, Netherlands
Musée d´Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France
Museum of Art, Pasadena, California (toured the US)

1969
Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin, Germany

1968
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Danemark

1967
Galerie Rudolf Zwirner, Cologne, Germany
Ileana Sonnabend, Paris, France

1966
Leo Castelli Gallery, New York
Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, Massachusetts

1965
Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1964
Ileana Sonnabend, Paris, France
Leo Castelli Gallery, New York
Stable Gallery, New York

1963
Ferus Gallery, Los Angeles, California

1962
Ferus Gallery, Los Angeles, California

1952
"Andy Warhol: Fifteen Drawings Based on the Writings of Truman Capote," Hugo Gallery, New York, NY (solo)

SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, California
Guggenheim, Bilbao, Spain
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.
J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, California
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts
Museum of Modern Art, New York
National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Australia
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada
Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena, California
Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut
Astrup Fearnley Museet for Moderne Kunst, Norway
Bibliotheque Nationale de France, Paris, France
Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio
Columbia Museum of Art, Columbia, South Carolina
Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas
Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, Indiana
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri
Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Musée d'Art Contemporain, Marseilles, France
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, California