Andy Warhol

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Andy Warhol was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in 1928. Warhol immediately showed his artistic talent and studied ad art at the Carnegie Institute of Technology. After graduating, obtained in 1949, moved to New York. The “big apple” immediately offered him many opportunities to affirm himself in the advertising world, working for magazines such as Vogue and Glamour. In 1989, the Museum of Modern Art in New York dedicated him a great retrospective. His artistic activity counts many works he produced in series with the aid of the screen printing plant. His most famous works have become icons: Marilyn Monroe, Mao Zedong, Che Guevara and many more. To remember the sovereign rulers of Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom, Daughter of Denmark, Beatrice of the Netherlands, the mother Queen Ntfombi of Swaziland, Princess Diana Spencer and the former empress of Iran Farah Pahlavi. Repeat was his method of success: on large canvases many times he replicated the same image by altering the colors (mostly lively and strong). Taking commercial images of large commercial brands (famous for its Coca Cola bottles) or impact images such as road accidents or electric chairs, it was able to empathize with all the meanings of the images it represented by replicating the image on a large scale. His art, which carried the shelves of a supermarket inside a museum or an art exhibition, was a provocation not even too veiled: according to one of Pop Art’s greatest artists, art had to be “consumed” as any other commercial product.