Flowers 72, 1970
Screenprint on paper
91 x 91 cm

artist profile

Andy Warhol


School of Fine Arts, Carnegie Institute of Technology (now Carnegie Mellon University), Pittsburgh, USA, 1945–1949

about the artist


Born: Pittsburgh, USA
Died: New York, USA

More important than his title as the “Pope of Pop” is how Andy Warhol concocted an art exemplifying the market culture and commodity obsession of the economic juggernaut that is postwar America. Over the years, as capitalism has grown its imperialistic reach, Warhol’s art now speaks potently to a global audience whose universal experience of an existence submerged in commodification and commercialization finds resonance in his undeniably relevant compositions. Warhol employed assistants, made silkscreens, depicted brands, all in the name of productivity, popularity, and ultimately, profitability. Out of his infamous “Factory” (1962–68), Warhol built a creative enterprise that encompassed and straddled modes of expression ranging from painting to photography, film to music, drawing to sculpture. His arsenal of imagery has been indelibly printed on the pages of contemporary art history and continues to influence all forms of artistic and cultural production in his posterity. The Warholian legacy represented and marked a fundamental shift in the meanings and mechanisms that make up the art market today, as his works, fittingly, carry on fetching some of the biggest prices at auction or in private sale. In dedication to the artist, two museums of have been erected: The Andy Warhol Museum, among the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, USA, and the Andy Warhol Museum of Modern Art in Medzilaborce, Slovakia. The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts was established in New York in 1987, its mission to promote advancement in the visual arts through awarding grants, fellowships, and funding projects, as well as organizing programs and exhibitions. 


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Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburg, USA

Art Institute of Chicago, USA

ARKEN Museum for Moderne Kunst, Ishoj, Denmark

Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada

Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia

Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, USA

Austin Museum of Art, USA

Baltimore Museum of Art, USA

Birmingham Museum of Art, USA

Centro de Arte Moderna e Contemporanea della Spezia, La Spezia, Italy

Cleveland Museum of Art, USA

Contemporary Museum Honolulu, USA

Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, USA

Denver Art Museum, USA

Detroit Institute of Arts, USA

Greenville County Museum of Art, USA

Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin, Germany

Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Japan

Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel

Jewish Museum, New York, USA

Kita Modern Art Museum, Sakurai, Nara, Japan

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, USA

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, Denmark

Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA

Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson, USA

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, USA

Musee d´Art Moderne et d`Art Contemporain, Nice, France

Museo Tamayo, Mexico City, Mexico

Museo d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto , Italy

Museum London, Canada

Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany

Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig, Vienna, Austria

Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany

Museum of Contemporary Art - Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, USA

Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, USA

Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, USA

Museum of Fine Arts Houston, USA

Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA

Museum of modern Art of Andy Warhol, Warhola, Medzilaborce, Slovakia

Musée d'Art moderne de Saint-Etienne, Saint-Etienne, France

Musées d´Art Contemporain, Marseille, France

National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Australia

National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., USA

National Portrait Gallery, London, UK

Philadelphia Museum of Art, USA

Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia

St. Louis Art Museum, USA

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, USA

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, UK

Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C., USA

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA

Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Gent, Belgium

Tate Modern, London, UK

Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, Iran

Vancouver Art Gallery, Canada

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA

Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, USA

Yokohama Museum of Art, Nishi-ku, Yokohama, Japan

ZKM | Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe, Germany