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Published on February 29, 2008

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Slide1:  “In the future, everyone will be famous for 15 minutes.” Andy Warhol Andy Warhol 1928-1987:  Andy Warhol 1928-1987 Early Life The 60’s The 80’s Early Life::  Early Life: Pictures Andy Warhol Born August 6, 1928 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Parents were Ruthenian immigrants from Slovakia. Studied Commercial Art at Carnegie Institute of Technology: 1945-1949. Began working as a freelance magazine illustrator in NYC in 1949. Some of Andy Warhol’s early illustrations::  Andy Warhol Some of Andy Warhol’s early illustrations: Early Life The 60’s:  The 60’s The 1960’s: Warhol begins work in Pop Art. His best known series done during this time period include: “Campbell’s Soup Cans” “Celebrity” paintings “Death and Disaster” series “Flower Paintings” The 60’s also marked the birth of Warhol’s “Factory” and his “Superstars” Andy Warhol Paintings The Factory Paintings of the 60’s:  Paintings of the 60’s More Paintings Andy Warhol The 60’s More Paintings of the 60’s:  More Paintings of the 60’s Andy Warhol The 60’s The 80’s:  The 80’s The 1980’s were the height of “Artist as Celebrity” for Andy Warhol. Andy continued with his commissioned “Celebrity” portraits as well as moving into realms such as self-portraiture, T.V., and his iconographic “Last Supper” series. Andy Warhol died February 22, 1987 in New York City following routine gallbladder surgery. Paintings Andy Warhol “Andy Warhol” By David Bowie Paintings of the 80’s:  Paintings of the 80’s More Paintings T.V. Andy Warhol T.V.:  T.V. In the 1980’s Andy Warhol injected himself into mainstream media. He starred in many television commercials as well as having his own T.V. shows “Andy Warhol’s T.V.” in 1982 and Andy Warhol’s Fifteen minutes” for MTV in 1986. Below is a clip from a TDK commercial done in Japan in the mid 80’s. Andy Warhol The 80’s More Paintings of the 80’s:  More Paintings of the 80’s Andy Warhol The 80’s The Factory:  The Factory Andy Warhol established his art studio “The Factory” in 1962. He employed many different assistants at “The Factory” to help him mass produce his silk-screen paintings. Many of the “hangers on” at “The Factory” became what was known as Warhol’s “Superstars”. The films that Warhol produced during this time period were cast with Andy’s “Superstars”. Superstars Andy Warhol The Factory 1962 “Superstars”:  “Superstars” Andy met Gerard Melanga in 1963. He was Andy’s first assistant. He starred in “Kiss” in 1963 and “Couch” in 1964 Andy & Gerard Melanga Next The Factory “Superstars”:  “Superstars” Andy met Edie Sedgwick in January of 1965. The two often dressed alike and appeared everywhere together for a period in the 60’s. Edie starred in such films as “Poor Little Rich Girl” in 1965, “Beauty No. 1” in 1965 and starred as Andy Warhol in “The Andy Warhol Story” in 1967. Edie Sedgwick died November 16, 1971 of a drug overdose. Andy & Edie The Factory Next “Superstars”:  “Superstars” In 1966 Andy Warhol produced the Velvet Underground’s first LP. They would provide songs for several of Warhol’s films as well as perform in the happening “The Exploding Plastic Inevitable”. The Velvet Underground was fronted by Lou Reed. The band also consisted of Sterling Morrison, John Cale, Maureen Tucker, Doug Yule and Nico, another “Superstar” who Warhol basically forced on the already established group. The Factory The Cover of “The Velvet Underground & Nico”

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