pop art movement
popular culture & the mundane in art
Andy Warhol (August 6, 1928 – February 22, 1987) was an American artist and a leading figure in the visual art movement known as pop art. His works explore the relationship between artistic expression, celebrity culture advertisement that flourished by the 1960s. After a successful career as a commercial illustrator, he became a renowned and sometimes controversial artist. The Andy Warhol Museum in his native city, Pittsburgh, PA is the largest museum in the U.S. dedicated to a single artist.
Andy Warhol in his studio with Robert Indiana and cats, 1964. Andy loved animals, and we’re not sure if these are his studio cats, but it’s worth noting that the artist once owned 25 cats — all named Sam. His series of 25 cat prints were not based on his own cats, but that of New York photographer Walter Chandoha.
Edie Sedgwick, 1965 She was a muse to Andy Warhol, to Guido Palau backstage at Marc Jacobs' Spring 2013 show, and to countless women over the years, who have admired her Factory Girl style, topped off by a pixie cut with long bangs, blond highlights, and sometimes even silver streaks that Sedgwick created using—of all things—spray paint.