Andy Warhol 3


Pop art is a movement that occurred near the end of the 1950's. It was a reaction to Abstract Expressionism. Pop art emphasized contemporary social values, the sprawl of urban life, the vulgar, the superficial, and the flashy. Advertising provided a number of starting points for the subjects. A man named Andy Warhol is considered a founder and major figure in Pop Art.
Andy Warhola was born in 1928. There has for years been quite a bit of confusion to where and when Andy Warhol was born, but according to Andy's two older brothers and the birth certificate that was filed in Pittsburgh in 1945, he was born on August 6th in Pittsburgh. (www.warhol.dk) Warhol was a graduate of the ...

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of his work. (Grolier 1996) Warhol did most of his well-know works in a four year span from 1960 to 1964. He started out by reproducing images such as comic strips on much larger canvases. Some examples of these would be Nancy, Dick Tracy, Superman, and Popeye. He later became much more interested in reproducing labels of products and some people. This became a standard procedure for Warhol during this period. He later began to make movies and photography. (Coplans pg 47-48)
At the beginning of his work, he started out with the making comic strip "reproductions." They really shouldn't be considered reproductions because they aren't an accurate portrayal of the product. Some of his pieces such as the thirty-two painting collection of Campbell's Soup Cans, are almost identical to the models he used. While others have a looser quality and are merely starting points on which to begin. (Coplans pg 47)

He accomplished the mass amounts of the same subject through many ...

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