Andy Warhol Special at FAMOUS

Andy Warhol Special at FAMOUS

"Art is what you can get away with"  
- Andy Warhol 

On the occasion of the new Netflix docu-series 'The Andy Warhol Diaries', we are celebrating and showcasing our FAMOUS Andy Warhol Collection.

The series take a deep dive into the enigmatic life of one of the most famous artists of the 20th century, trying to get an understanding of a man who was just as famous for his cult of personality as he was for his art. The episodes are based on Warhol's dictated diary logs and interviews of friends and coworkers, such as David LaChapelle, Debbie Harry, Jamie Wyeth and more. 

 

 

Andy Warhol, one of our absolute personal favorites and a true inspiration for us at Famous, was the leading figure of 'pop-art', a style that used imagery from mass culture—comic strips, movies, advertising—and adopted a light, playful tone. 

His works explore the relationship between artistic expression, advertising, and celebrity culture that flourished by the 1960s, and span a variety of media, including painting, silkscreening, photography, film, and sculpture. Some of his best known works include the silkscreen paintings Campbell's Soup Cans (1962) and Marilyn Diptych (1962), the experimental films Empire (1964) and Chelsea Girls (1966), and the multimedia events known as the Exploding Plastic Inevitable (1966–67).

Warhol once tried to give an old friend one of his Marilyn Monroe silk screens, and the man, who disliked Pop, said, “Just tell me in your heart of hearts that you know it isn’t art.” Warhol, imperturbable, answered, “Wrap it up in brown paper, put it in the back of a closet—one day it will be worth a million dollars.”

Warhol has been the subject of numerous retrospective exhibitions, books, and feature and documentary films. The Andy Warhol Museum in his native city of Pittsburgh, which holds an extensive permanent collection of art and archives, is the largest museum in the United States dedicated to a single artist. A 2009 article in The Economist described Warhol as the "bellwether of the art market". Many of his creations are very collectible and highly valuable. The highest price ever paid for a Warhol painting is $105 million for a 1963 serigraph titled Silver Car Crash (Double Disaster). His works include some of the most expensive paintings ever sold.

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We are excited to hold a series of Andy Warhol's collectibles, multiples, wallpapers and merchandise. Please, browse through our Collection and don't hesitate to contact us at info@famous.nl for inquiries and more information.