Andy WarholArtist 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?
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.
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.
Advertising and brands surround us almost constantly. What influence does this have on us? Why are artists interested in it?
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.
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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?
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.
What makes you forget the world around you? What inspires you to dream, draw, craft?