art collection

Warhol's Diamond Dust Shoes installed at The Andy Warhol Museum
The Andy Warhol Museum, Installation, Diamond Dust Shoes series, ©AWF

Over the course of his career, Andy Warhol transformed contemporary art. Employing mass-production techniques to create works, Warhol challenged preconceived notions about the nature of art and erased traditional distinctions between fine art and popular culture. The Andy Warhol Museum's permanent collection is comprised of more than 8,000 works of art by Warhol including paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, sculpture, film, videotapes, and an extensive archives that consists of ephemera, records, source material for works of art, and other documents of the artist's life. Together, the art and archives make The Andy Warhol Museum the most comprehensive single-artist museum in the world.


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Highlights of the collection include student works from Warhol's years at Carnegie Tech (now Carnegie Mellon University); commercial art and sketchbook drawings from his early years...

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early work

 Although best known for his silkscreen paintings, Andy Warhol was also an excellent draughtsman. Drawing was a constant part of his artistic practice. As a child he took classes at the Carnegie...

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self portraits

Throughout Warhol’s career his own self-image is perhaps the most pervasive, both those of his own creation and those other photographers snapped...

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artist's perspectives

In 1964 one visitor upon seeing Andy Warhol's Brillo Boxes at the Stable Gallery questioned “Is this an art gallery or supermarket warehouse?"...

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