Andy Warhol Biography and News Online

Andy Warhol was born as Andrew Warhola on the 6th of August, 1928 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in the United States of America. Warhol died on the 22nd of February, 1987 in New York City, New York, U.S.A. He died from complications arising from routine gallbladder surgery at the New York Hospital.
Warhol was one of the more influential artists of the Pop Art movement and is now one of the most famous artists in the world. His iconic images of celebrity, popular culture, and advertising now sell in the tens of millions of dollars and regularly set new records at auction houses around the world. See his Campbells Soup Cans painting.

Andy Warhol’s Digital Art

andy warhol digital art

The Andy Warhol Museum has released a few recently discovered digital images by the pop artist. Warhol created them on his Commodore Amiga computer back in 1985. The computer company commissioned Andy to do some works to show off the Commodore’s graphic arts capabilities. Among the images are doodles, Warhol classics like the soup can, a banana, portraits of Marilyn Monroe, and various photographs. Continue Reading

Top 200 20th Century Artists?

The Times and Saatchi gallery have compiled 1,461,523 votes from the public to come up with a list of the 200 top artists of the 20th Century. It’s a method that has flaws as some artists will be missing and other artists will get more attention than they really deserve, but any list compiled by anyone is flawed as lists are an art rather than a science. They’re not meant to be taken too seriously.

1 Pablo Picasso 21587

2 Paul Cezanne 21098

3 Gustav Klimt 20823

4 Claude Monet 20684

5 Marcel Duchamp 20647

6 Henri Matisse 17096

7 Jackson Pollock 17051

8 Andy Warhol 17047

9 Willem De Kooning 17042

10 Piet Mondrian 17028Continue Reading

Who is Your Favorite 20th Century Artist?

The Times Online and the Saatchi gallery have put together a list of 200 twentieth century artists and is asking visitors to vote for their favorite. They include famous painters, sculptors, photographers, video and installation artists.

You can vote for your favorite artist/s on the TimesOnline website.

I was boring and voted for Pablo Picasso, but painting would also be less interesting without the likes of Paul Cezanne, Francis Bacon, Marc Chagall, Lucian Freud, Alberto Giacometti, Philip Guston, Wassily Kandinsky, Anselm Kiefer, Henri Matisse, Amedeo Modigliani, Claude Monet, Jackson Pollock, Andy Warhol, and a few others.

There’s quite a few artists on the list that I have never heard of. Here’s the list of 200 artists arranged alphabetically..Continue Reading

Andy Warhol Lexington Avenue Perfume

To celebrate the 80th anniversary of Andy Warhol’s birthday, Bond No.9 is releasing their next Warhol inspired perfume, making it their third release to date. I had a whiff of their Silver Factory and Union Square perfumes inspired by Andy Warhol, and liked them both.Continue Reading

Ten Famous Jews by Andy Warhol

Warhol’s Jews: Ten Portraits Reconsidered is now showing at the Jewish Museum in New York. The series of work by Andy Warhol has been called “Famous Jews,” “Ten Most Famous Jews,” or “Jewish Geniuses”

The portraits are of Albert Einstein, Sarah Bernhardt, Franz Kafka, Louis Brandeis, Martin Buber, Sigmund Freud, George Gershwin, the Marx Brothers, Golda Meir, and Gertrude Stein.Continue Reading

Andy Warhol Fragrance

The New York perfume maker Bond no. 9 has released another Andy Warhol fragrance in their ongoing series of Warhol smells. “Andy Warhol Union Square” is the name of their newest bottle of pop perfume.

I’m not much of a perfume connoisseur as I really only have the last bottle of Andy Warhol perfume to compare it to, but I have been inspired to smell nice (most days of the week). Both the design of the bottle and the smells have improved from the first release, which was called Silver Factory by Bond No. 9. The new perfume bottle design looks more like it could have came straight out of the Warhol factory.Continue Reading

Art Collector with 800 Andy Warhols

The art collectors Jose Mugrabi and his sons, Alberto and David have a collection of 800 Warhols. The number of works in the Mugrabi collection of Warhols is surpassed only by the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh.

The Mugrabis have bought the Warhols over a period of 20 years, starting back when the mean estimate of an Andy Warhol at auction was $66,000, through to the current estimate of $442,000. In a Wall Street Journal report, the Warhol collector says that he is happy to help “defend” these higher prices..Continue Reading

Andy Warhol Perfume

Britney Spears, Paris Hilton, Jennifer Lopez and Miss Piggy all have a perfume of their own. Now Andy Warhol will have a celebrity perfume too, when the New York fragrance makers at Bond no.9 release a perfume called “Silver Factory” in December.

It’s a collaboration between the Andy Warhol Foundation and Bond no.9 (known for making New York neighborhood scents). This is the first of a series of Andy Warhol inspired perfumes that are being produced.Continue Reading

Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Auction

Sotheby’s has understood the importance of the internet for marketing and selling art for a while now. Their online catalogues are free to browse (they now require you to be registered, which is free) and they’re just as good or better than the printed catalogues.

A new marketing tool they have discovered is the use of video online. For the promotion of an upcoming contemporary art auction, there’s a video now online of Tobias Meyer (Worldwide Head of Contemporary Art and Principal Auctioneer) discussing some of the important works available.
The video can be seen here (it’s worth waiting for it to download). You can also browse the catalogue from the video page if you have registered.Continue Reading

Andy Warhol Animals

My interests in art and the environment don’t often collide, so I was surprised to see Andy Warhol mentioned on ENN (the environmentally friendly CNN). He’s the last person I would of expected to see on the Environmental News Network.
Even more surprisingly, they’re talking about an exhibition of Warhol’s called “Silent Spring: Andy Warhol’s Endangered Species and Vanishing Animals”, showing at the National Museum of Wildlife Art, Wyoming.

Andy Warhol and endangered animals? I would expect Andy Warhol to paint famous animals like Lassie and Flipper or even Skippy, but who would have thought he was also painting endangered species?!Continue Reading