Andy Warhol

One of the most well-known artists of the late 21st century, Andy Warhol was a leading figure in the Pop Art movement that emerged in the 1960s. Warhol’s cross-pollination between artistic expression, celebrity culture, advertisement and commercial objects led him to create some of the most sought-after body of work today. Born into a working-class immigrant family in Pennsylvania in 1928, Warhol showed artistic talent at a young age and chose to pursue studying commercial art. From there, he experimented with gallery exhibitions and many mediums, including silk-screening. In the 1960’s Warhol enraged art critics when he exhibited a new theme, which focused on everyday commercial subjects such as Coca Cola and Campbell’s soup cans. His work is widely held in private and public collections including numerous international art museums, and two solo museums: The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, PA, and the Andy Warhol Museum of Modern Art in Slovakia.