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“They say that time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.”
- ANDY WARHOL
Andy Warhol
Artist and Filmmaker, 1928 - 1987

Andy Warhol (Andrew Warhola) was born on August 6, 1928 in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. He is considered by many as the most influential American artist of the second half of the 20th century. Warhol's signature style used commercial silkscreening techniques to create identical, mass produced images on canvas, then variations in color to give each print of an edition a different look.

Warhol first applied his silkscreen techniques as a commercial artist in the 1950s. Window displays of a Fifth Avenue department store featured his comicbook superhero images. His initial forays into the POP ART came in the early 1960s with his Coca-Cola Bottles (1962) and sculptures of Brillo Boxes (1964), which brought worldwide recognition. Condemned as consumerism by many critics, his work was enthusiastically accepted in Europe, Australia and Japan. Later in the 1960s, Warhol produced a series of motion pictures dealing with such concepts as time, boredom and repetition. In 1968, Valerie Solanis, founder and sole member of SCUM (Society for Cutting Up Men) walked into Warhol's studio and shot the artist. The attack was nearly fatal.

Warhol's generally sunny and upbeat artwork turned to more serious subjects in his images of Jacqueline Kennedy mourning the assassination of President Kennedy in 1963, and his "Birmingham Race Riot" (1964). His Endangered Species prints (1983) including "Pine Barrens Tree Frog," the "Orangutan" and the "Bald Eagle," inspired concern, not at the subjects themselves, but at their possible absence.

Warhol died in New York on February 27, 1987 after a gallbladder operation. He had set, and then stretched the boundaries of POP ART. Warhol's depictions of everything from Campbell's Soup Cans to the faces of celebrities like Marilyn Monroe and John Wayne provide an often revealing commentary on contemporary American society.

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Books By Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol Diaries Andy Warhol Diaries
by Andy Warhol, Pat Hackett (Editor)

Warhol dictated his diary to Pat Hackett at 9:30 am daily from whereever he was in the world. It started out as an expense account diary, but evolved into a chronicle of the wild times in the Warhol world of the 70s and 80s. The book is edited from original 20,000 diary pages.

Purchase this paperback edition of Andy Warhol Diaries

The Philosophy of Andy Warhol The Philosophy of Andy Warhol: From A to B and Back Again
by Andy Warhol with Pat Hackett

Warhol's observations on beauty, love, success and everything else are delivered with humor and sarcasm that will make you laugh out loud. This little book reveals one of the 20th Century's most notable personalities.

Purchase this paperback edition of The Philosophy of Andy Warhol

Popism Popism: The Warhol '60s
by Andy Warhol with Pat Hackett

Andy Warhol's own story of the 1960s and the extraordinary scene that surrounded his studio. Popism: The Warhol '60s is the ultimate inside story of a decade of cultural revolution.

Purchase this paperback edition of Popism: The Warhol '60s

Wild Raspberries Wild Raspberries
by Andy Warhol, Suzie Frankfurt

Wild Raspberries is the delectable cookbook spoof by Andy Warhol and Susie Frankfurt. This book may be the funniest, campiest, most fanciful cookbook ever produced. Nineteen vintage Warhol illustrations accompany the hilarious recipes--A&P Surprise, Gefilte of Fighting Fish, Seared Roebuck, and Omelet Greta Garbo, among others.

Purchase this hardcover edition of Wild Raspberries

The Andy Warhol Series
by Andy Warhol

The following books from the Andy Warhol Series were compiled from the archives of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and published by Bulfinch Press.


Josephine Angels, Angels, Angels

29 black-and-white and 11 color illustrations dedicated to Angels.

Purchase this hardcover edition of Angels, Angels, Angels


Cats, Cats, Cats Cats, Cats, Cats

19 black-and-white and 20 color illustrations dedicated to Cats.

Purchase this hardcover edition of Cats, Cats, Cats


Flowers, Flowers, Flowers Flowers, Flowers, Flowers

40 drawings, prints, and silkscreens including never-before-published rarities as well as popular prints. Filled with Warhol's droll quips and playful aphorisms.

Purchase this hardcover edition of Flowers, Flowers, Flowers


Ho, Ho, Ho! Ho, Ho, Ho!

37 of Warhol's inventive holiday drawings and watercolors, accompanied by quotations from his books and diaries.

Purchase this hardcover edition of Ho, Ho, Ho!


Love, Love, Love Love, Love, Love

42 of Andy Warhol's wittiest, most charming illustrations of passion and romance. Warhol's pre-Pop drawings and paintings are the basis for this book.

Purchase this hardcover edition of Love, Love, Love


Shoes, Shoes, Shoes Shoes, Shoes, Shoes

Andy Warhol's tribute to shoes.

Purchase this hardcover edition of Shoes, Shoes, Shoes


Style, Style, Style Style, Style, Style

Andy Warhol's tribute to 60's style.

Purchase this hardcover edition of Style, Style, Style


Yum, Yum, Yum Yum, Yum, Yum

40 whimsical drawings including picnic spreads, outsized lobster dinners, overflowing fruit baskets and more, plus witty Warhol epigrams on food and consumption accompany.

Purchase this hardcover edition of Yum, Yum, Yum


Books About Andy Warhol

I'll Be Your Mirror I'll Be Your Mirror: The Selected Andy Warhol Interviews
by Kenneth Goldsmith (Editor), Reva Wolf (Introduction), Wayne Kostenbaum (Preface)

This is the first collection of Warhol interviews, some never before published. Warhol granted interviews often and proved to be a challenging subject. He toyed with interviewers, vamping and evading, concealing shrewd insights within seemingly insipid remarks. For Warhol, interviews were performances.

Purchase this paperback edition of I'll Be Your Mirror

Andy Warhol 365 Takes Andy Warhol 365 Takes: The Andy Warhol Museum Collection
by Staff of Andy Warhol Museum

An illustrated tour of Warhol's art, friends, lovers, personal history and obsessions (shoes, religion, jewels, mortality), compiled by the staff of the Andy Warhol Museum.

Purchase this hardcover edition of Andy Warhol 365 Takes

Andy Warhol: Series and Singles Andy Warhol: Series and Singles
by Ernst Beyeler, Georg Frei, Peter Gidal, Edward Sanders

This comprehensive overview of Warhol's works includes an analysis of his art in the context of his life and times. Together the text and copious illustrations make "Series and Singles" a magnificent testimony to Warhol's contributions to the world of art.

Purchase this hardcover edition of Andy Warhol: Series and Singles

Warhol: The Biography Warhol: The Biography
by Victor Bockris

A collection of Warhol's unseen works, including gifts he gave to various friends and associates, plus their recollections of artist. This book provides an intriguing look at Warhol's art and times.

Purchase this paperback edition of Warhol: The Biography

Unseen Warhol Unseen Warhol
by John O'Connor (Editor), Benjamin Liu

A collection of Warhol's unseen works, including gifts he gave to various friends and associates, plus their recollections of artist. This book provides an intriguing look at Warhol's art and times.

Purchase this hardcover edition of Unseen Warhol

Andy Warhol Andy Warhol (Getting to Know the World's Greatest Artists)
by Mike Venezia

A children's biography.

Purchase this Library Binding edition of Andy Warhol


DVDs About Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol: A Documentary Film Andy Warhol: A Documentary Film (2006)
Produced by PBS Paramount

Combining powerful on-camera interviews and rare still and motion picture footage, this DVD is also the first to put Warhol himself — his humble family background and formative experiences in Pittsburgh, and his crucial apprenticeship as a commercial artist in New York — back into the presentation of his life.

Purchase this DVD edition of Andy Warhol: A Documentary Film

Andy Warhol - The Complete Picture Andy Warhol - The Complete Picture (2002)
Produced by BFS Entertainment

Capturing the essence of Warhol's strobe-lit, amphetamine-fueled 60s "scene" are rare audiotapes and films from the Warhol Foundation Archives and recollections of friends and colleagues like Debbie Harry and Dennis Hopper.

Purchase this DVD edition of Andy Warhol - The Complete Picture

Andy Warhol Andy Warhol (1988)
Produced by Image Entertainment

This is the first major profile of Andy Warhol's life and work since his death in 1987 and includes some previously unseen footage of the artist, shot in London shortly before his death.

Purchase this DVD edition of Andy Warhol


Related Websites

Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts

Andy Warhol
PBS American Masters Series

Warhols.com
A large selection of artwork by Andy Warhol

Carnegie Museums of Pittsburg's Andy Warhol Museum

Gallery Warhol
A comprehensive Andy Warhol site

Hamilton Selway Gallery
Perhaps the largest stocking wholesale Warhol dealer in the US.



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