Artist Birthdays, August 6: ANDY WARHOL

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ANDY WARHOL (August 6, 1928 – February 22, 1987)

  • Nationality: American
  • Field: Painting, illustration, printmaking, photography, sculpture
  • Art Movement: Pop Art
  • ARTiFact: His view of the media was that they could enable any person to become famous, thus in 1968 he coined the expression, “15 minutes of fame.”
  • Artist Quote: “What’s great about this country is that America started the tradition where the richest consumers buy essentially the same things as the poorest.”
  • Important Artwork (shown below): Campbell’s Soup Cans, 1962.

Andy Warhol. Campbell's Soup Cans. 1962.

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