Andy Warhol, Self-Portrait, 1966-1967
Collection of The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh
© 2012 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.
Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Andrew Warhola (6 August 1928 - 22 February 1987), known as Andy Warhol, was a leading figure in the visual art movement known as Pop Art.
A commercial illustrator by training, Warhol was fascinated by the relationships between fame, celebrity, art, fashion, advertising and our consumer society which he explored repeatedly in his work.
At the height of his fame in the 1960s and 70s Warhol himself had become a celebrity and suggested in an often quoted remark that "In the future everybody will be world-famous for 15 minutes".
Often controversial, Warhol remains a complex and often misunderstood character whose art depicting objects such as Campbell's soup cans and celebrities from Marilyn Monroe to Mao Tse-Tung, has been imprinted into the public's collective consciousness for decades.
Through this collection of art works from The Andy Warhol Museum, the life, work and creative genius of Warhol are illuminated as never before.
This remarkable exhibition celebrates anew an artist whose life and work define the concept that, fame is fleeting, art is eternal.
Learn more about Andy Warhol's life and career from The Andy Warhol Museum.