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Andy Warhol

Artist Factory

was born in Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania, USA in 1928 and died in New York in 1987.

Because Andy Warhol loved parties and the company of other interesting people, he surrounded himself with a whole clique. Together they created art, shot films, or produced their own magazine.

All of that happened in his artist studio, which he called “The  Factory.” It is probably the most legendary artist’s atelier of all time.

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Is it desirable to be world famous? What would it mean if everyone became famous? 

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Artwork Factory

Andy Warhol, Triple Elvis, 1963

The photo of the singer Elvis Presley in the role of a gangster is the basis for this work. Andy Warhol repeated the same motif three times on a silver canvas. This repetition was

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Andy Warhol used screen printing for some of his works. This technique allows a template such as a photo or a picture from a newspaper to be printed on canvas or some other surface. The screen, with its applied stencil, is reusable. This allowed Andy to use the same motif repeatedly and create a new design each time.

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Andy Warhol, One Dollar Bill (Front), 1962

Andy Warhol’s first silkscreens, made in early 1962, took the front and back sides of one- and two-dollar bills as their motif. In this version, the artist prints the front of a on

Andy Warhol , Flowers, 1965, UAB 507

Andy Warhol

Flowers, 1965

Before Andy Warhol worked as an artist in New York, he designed advertisements, for example, for shoes. Products and packaging, such as for cornflakes, are also a recurring theme in his paintings.

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Advertising and brands surround us almost constantly. What influence does this have on us? Why are artists interested in it? 

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Creative project Factory

blotted line – a technique for serial work

Duplicate a design of your choice using the blotted line technique.

Andy Warhol loved to dress up and slip into other roles. His most famous look was to wear a very light, almost white wig, dark sunglasses, and a leather jacket.

Andy Warhol, Self-Portrait, 1986, UAB 598aus der Sammlung Brandhorst

Andy Warhol

Self-Portrait, 1986

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Why do you think the external image is so important? What is the fun in dressing up, exaggerating, underlining your own personality? 

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Andy Warhol, Ladies and Gentlemen (Wilhelmina Ross), 1975

The work on paper is composed of several layers of images: the print based on a portrait photo, a transparency, colored paper and tape. Andy Warhol assembles the portrait of an unk

As a child, Andy Warhol was often ill and had to stay in bed for weeks. His mother Julia bought him his beloved comics and magazines about film stars. He was spellbound by them and forgot the world around him while leafing through the pages.

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What makes you forget the world around you? What inspires you to dream, draw, craft? 

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Andy Warhol, Mustard Race Riot, 1963

The title of this large diptych by Andy Warhol, almost 4 x 3 m in size, refers on the one hand to the photographs used and on the other hand to the color of the two canvases. Dense

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