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Ack Ro' , Jaki Irvine's reflection on the fragility of life at Kerlin Gallery, Dublin, is an 'ambitious, holistic installation' staged like a 'wild disarray of interconnected yet fragmented pieces'.

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Andy Warhol Biography

American artist Andy Warhol was a leading figure in the American Pop Art movement in the 1960s and 70s. His works are often comprised of images appropriated from popular culture and created in a variety of mediums including drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, film, and sculpture. Prior to working as an artist full-time, Warhol had a successful career as a commercial illustrator for several high-profile publications including Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Glamour, and The New Yorker. The artist first exhibited his works at the Hugo Gallery, New York in 1952 and was later included in his first group show at the Museum of Modern Art in 1955.

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In the 1960’s, Warhol rose to prominence with his ground-breaking paintings and screen-prints of commonplace American objects such as Campbell’s soup cans, dollar bills and Coca-Cola bottles. Arguably the most productive decade of the artist’s career was in the 1960s when Warhol launched his studio, known as ‘the Factory,’ which brought together an eclectic crowd of like-minded liberated individuals including writers, actors, musicians, and drag queens. At this time Warhol also began making films using the same deadpan approach to the commonplace. They were also further evidence of an interest in the serialism and automatism as found in the works of musician John Cage and writer William Burroughs.

Warhol’s art seemingly embraced consumerism, yet alongside the images of celebrities such as Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley, and Marlon Brando, Warhol was also producing works that depicted darker subject matter such as police attacks against civil rights protesters, the death sentence, and car crashes. Ultimately it was the ubiquity of mass media imagery and how it flattened all events into a consumerist landscape which was central to Warhol’s practice.

During the 1970’s Warhol became more preoccupied with his entrepreneurial pursuits than his artistic practice and established the influential magazine Interview and published a book titled The Philosophy of Andy Warhol. By the 1980’s, Warhol’s profile was growing once again due to his association with Neo-Expressionist artists such as Jean-Michel Basquiat, Julian Schnabel, and David Salle. Warhol unexpectedly died in 1987.

The Andy Warhol Museum in the artist’s hometown of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, holds the title for the largest museum dedicated to a single artist in North America. His works are held in major public and private collections worldwide.

Frances Hodgson | Ocula | 2016

Andy Warhol Featured Artworks

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Still-Life by Andy Warhol contemporary artwork
Andy WarholStill-Life, 1976Gelatin silver print
12.7 x 20.3 cm
Galerie Chantal Crousel Enquire about this work
Self-Portrait in Drag by Andy Warhol contemporary artwork
Andy WarholSelf-Portrait in Drag, 1981Unique colour Polaroid print, printed 1981
3 3/4 x 3 inches
Huxley-Parlour Enquire about this work
Portrait of Terre Blair by Andy Warhol contemporary artwork
Andy WarholPortrait of Terre Blair, 1985Oil on canvas
101.6 x 101.6 cm
Ben Brown Fine Arts Enquire about this work
Sunset (See F. & S. IIA.85-88) by Andy Warhol contemporary artwork
Andy WarholSunset (See F. & S. IIA.85-88), 1972Screen print in colours on paper
Galerie Buchholz Enquire about this work
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE by Andy Warhol contemporary artwork
Andy WarholUNIDENTIFIED FEMALE, c. 1960Black ballpoint pen on manila paper
42.5 x 35.2 cm
Cheim & Read Enquire about this work
Unidentified Female by Andy Warhol contemporary artwork
Andy WarholUnidentified Female, c. 1954Black ballpoint pen on off-white paper
61 x 45.4 cm
Cheim & Read Enquire about this work
Untitled by Andy Warhol contemporary artwork
Andy WarholUntitled, 1964Screenprint (handcut stencil)
Hamish McKay Enquire about this work
Dollar Sign by Andy Warhol contemporary artwork
Andy WarholDollar Sign, 1981Graphite on HMP paper
80 x 60 cm
Ben Brown Fine Arts Enquire about this work

Andy Warhol Current & Recent Exhibitions

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Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, (SELF) PORTRAITS at Parkett, Zurich
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22 February–18 July 2020 Group Exhibition (SELF) PORTRAITS Parkett, Zurich Exhibition Space
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Masters of Photography 2019 at Huxley-Parlour, London
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20 November–20 December 2019 Group Exhibition Masters of Photography 2019 Huxley-Parlour, London
Contemporary art exhibition, Andy Warhol, From "THE HOUSE THAT went to TOWN" at Galerie Buchholz, New York
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11 July–30 August 2019 Andy Warhol From "THE HOUSE THAT went to TOWN" Galerie Buchholz, New York

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Armory Week Lowdown: Shows to See Ocula Report Armory Week Lowdown: Shows to See Sharmistha Ray, New York

The Armory Show opens to the public on 7 March (running to 10 March 2019)—just about a week after the fair relocated a portion of its 194 exhibitors due to structural issues found in Pier 92, forcing its sister fair Volta to cancel its 2019 show so that Armory could occupy its Pier 90 venue. Despite the upheaval, New York 's art week is...

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Neil Printz Ocula Conversation Neil Printz Stephanie Bailey, London

As part of a collaboration between The Andy Warhol Foundation of the Visual Arts and Phaidon Press, the first volume of The Andy Warhol Catalogue Raisonné was published in 2002. Initiated in 1976 by dealer Thomas Ammann, the aim of the catalogue is to provide a comprehensive record of Warhol’s entire body of work, which is estimated at...

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Andy Warhol In Related Press

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Andy Warhol Dreams of God Related Press Andy Warhol Dreams of God 2 November 2019, Hyperallergic

PITTSBURGH — That Andy Warhol was a lifelong practicing Byzantine (i.e. Eastern) Catholic is not a secret. At least one book is devoted to his religious concerns. His biographers and some critics note that most of the women and men in the Factory were lapsed believers. And he made paintings, especially late in life, with explicit Christian...

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Andy Warhol: Everything is Good Related Press Andy Warhol: Everything is Good 31 October 2019, Gagosian Quarterly

Since Warhol 's death in 1987 a lot of attention has been given to his pre-Pop work–his late-1940s student paintings, his '50s commercial art (book jackets, advertising drawings), and the personal work he made for friends and to charm art directors (handmade books, handbill calling cards). It's unusual for an artist's juvenilia to get so much...

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Seven Artists on the Warhol Influence Related Press Seven Artists on the Warhol Influence 1 November 2018, The New York Times

Three decades after Andy Warhol's death, he remains one of America's most provocative artists. His influence on popular culture is so pervasive that each emerging art movement after him has had to grapple with Warhol's focus on surface perfections and his singular celebrity. Despite their complicated feelings, many contemporary artists say they...

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Painting’s Patriarchal Spirit Related Press Painting’s Patriarchal Spirit 20 October 2018, Hyperallergic

LONDON—In 1981, the Royal Academy of Arts in London put on an exhibition of 20 th century painting that changed the art world. A New Spirit in Painting was 'a manifesto,' the accompanying catalogue said; it showcased a set of contemporary, mostly European painters, whose work possessed qualities—figurative, narrative, emotional,...

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Andy Warhol In Video & Audio

A Luta Continua. The Sylvio Perlstein Collection Related Video & Audio A Luta Continua. The Sylvio Perlstein Collection 8 May 2018, Hauser & Wirth

Unfolding across all three floors of Hauser & Wirth New York, 22 nd Street, A Luta Continua is the first United States presentation of the Sylvio Perlstein Collection. Curated by David Rosenberg, the exhibition presents more than 360 works by some 250 artists. Among these are Josef Albers, Carl Andre, Diane Arbus, Hans Bellmer, André...

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