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American artist and filmmaker Andy Warhol was one of the protagonists of Pop Art and is often considered to be the most influential contemporary artist of the twentieth century. Warhol had a long and varied career at the forefront of the visual arts in post-war America, working across the diverse media of screenprinting, painting, collage, sculpture, installation and film.

While Warhol is best known for his multiple-image silkscreens of consumer goods and celebrities, he also approached subjects ranging from...
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‘Warhol is the bellwether of the art market. Normally, that’s down to a huge market share, or being a trendsetter. The strange thing about Warhol, is that he is both.’
Sarah Thornton, Economist

 

While Warhol is best known for his multiple-image silkscreens of consumer goods and celebrities, he also approached subjects ranging from still-life, the Renaissance, politics and the natural world. Warhol's influence on the course of post-war twentieth-century art history has been immense, and he continues to dominate the contemporary art market into the twenty-first century.

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‘Warhol’s work becomes eternal and iconic in equal measure … He thus becomes the central figure to the massive art market that has grown up around it, locking himself in as the single most important artist in the canon of contemporary art.’
Eric Shiner, former director of the Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh
‘The reason I'm painting this way is that I want to be a machine, and I feel that whatever I do and do machine-like is what I want to do.’
Andy Warhol
Selected Works

Original Silkscreen Graphics

‘Instinctively an astounding colourist ...Warhol achieved in his art a signature style like no other; when meditating upon a work of his art, it is impossible not to recall the appearance and presence of the artist himself.’
Norman Rosenthal, Curator & Art Historian

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