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Andy Warhol’s New York

  Since the 1960s, Andy Warhol has served as the consummate image of the artist: glamorous, iconic, enigmatic. Is it any wonder that he has shaped generations of artists after him?   Now the Metropolitan Museum of Art is examining the artist’s lasting legacy with Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years. The exhibition, which runs from September 18 through December ... Read More »

At Home with the Artists

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  In the 1963 photographer William John Kennedy came to New York to shoot two of Pop’s biggest stars—Andy Warhol and Robert Indiana. Now, 50 years later, Warhol and Indiana are among modern art history’s most celebrated and the 81-year-old Kennedy is returning to New York for an exhibition of photographs on the Lower East Side, some shot just blocks ... Read More »

Spotlight On: The Andy Warhol Museum

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A controversial genius and one of the most famous American artists in the past century, Andy Warhol’s name is synonymous with modern art and ingenuity. Born in 1928 in Pittsburgh to Slovakian immigrants, Andy Warhol would rise to become the leading figure in the artistic movement Pop Art. His artistic career began while a student of commercial art at the ... Read More »

Spotlight On: Andy Warhol

  Born in Pittsburgh, PA, to working class parents who emigrated to America from Slovakia before he was born, Andy Warhol rose to fame rebuking traditional art and manufacturing for himself a persona associated with both fame and mystery.   Warhol began his career in New York City as a magazine illustrator but his drawings soon began to gain attention ... Read More »

News: Dennis Hopper’s Art Goes to Auction

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The late, great, actor Dennis Hopper will always primarily be known for his stunning rolls in such films as Easy Rider and Apocalypse Now but one of the lesser known facts about Hopper was that he was one of the greatest contemporary art collectors in the world, with a collection of hundreds of works that included Warhols and Lichtensteins and ... Read More »

News: Rare Warhol Hits Auction Block

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A 1962 Andy Warhol painting of a Campbell’s soup can, with can opener, is headed for the auction block at Christie’s auction house. The painting is part of a lot featuring post-war and contemporary art, and is expected to go for between $30 million and $50 million. The work was one of 11 Warhol would paint of large-scale Campbell’s soup ... Read More »

Inspired!

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True Stories behind Famous Art, Literature, Music and Film
By Maria Bukhonina
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