Andy Warhol's Pop Art Inspiration
“Here’s how it all works.
You meet rich people.
You hang around with them.
And one night, when they’ve had a few drinks.
They say “I’ll buy it.”
Then they tell their friends they must have your work.
So you get your price established.
That’s all you need.” — Warhol.
That’s how it goes in other aspects of business too, unfortunately, whether we like it or not. Artists tend to romanticize but the truth is mostly different.
It’s advice on being a salesman in the art world. Because salespeople spend time with rich clients golfing, and hanging out…the same happens in the art world.
Andy Warhol was born Andrew Warhola Jr.. August 6, 1928 — February 22, 1987). He was an American artist, film director, and producer who was an important figure in the visual art movement known as pop art.
This is one work of Andy Warhol.
Campbell’s Tomato Juice Box, 1964. Synthetic polymer paint and silkscreen ink on wood, Museum of Modern Art, New York City.
Pop art is an art movement that emerged in the United Kingdom and the United States during the mid-to-late-1950s.
The pop-art movement presented a challenge to motifs of fine art by including imagery from popular and mass cultures, such as advertising, comic books, and mundane mass-produced objects.
One of its objectives was to use images of popular culture in art and focus on the banal of any culture.
Pop art is also associated with the artists’ use of mechanical means of reproduction or rendering techniques. The material is sometimes visually removed from its context, isolated, or combined with unrelated material.
His works explore the relationship between artistic expression, advertising, and celebrity culture that flourished by the 1960s.
Some of Warhol's best-known works include the silkscreen paintings of Campbell’s Soup Cans (1962),