Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol was born in 1928 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He studied history of art, pictoral design, sociology and psychology from 1945 to 1949 at the Carnegie Institute of Technology, Pittsburgh. He then went to New York as a commercial artist. As a painter, graphic artist, photographer and director of films, Warhol is considered a founder and main exponent of Pop Art. He died in 1987 in New York.

 

Exhibitions and Distinctions (Selection)

2013
Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich

2013
Teylers Museum, The Netherlands

2013
Louisiana Museum, Denmark

2009
Grand Palais, Paris

2000
Lousiana Museum, Humlebaek

1999
Large travelling exhibition at Kunsthalle Hamburg; the Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh; International Center for Photography, New York

1993
Kunsthalle, Basel

1989
Travelling exhibition at Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh; University of Pennsylvania-Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia; Serpentine Gallery, London; Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach; Fondation Cartier pour l’Art Contemporain, Jouy-en-Josas

1981
Museum of Modern Art, Vienna

1979
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

1977
Museum Folkwang, Essen

1972
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis

1970
Travelling exhibition at Pasadena Art Museum; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Stedelijk Museum Eindhoven; Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville, Paris; TheTate Gallery, London; Whitney Museum, NewYork

1966
The Velvet Underground is formed

1963
The Factory is founded

1962
First Campbell’s Soup and Coca Cola screen-print series, exhibited at Ferus Gallery, Los Angeles. Participation at The New Realists, Janis Gallery, New York

1956
Thirty Fifth Annual Art Director’s Club Award for his commercial shoe drawings

1952
Hugo Gallery: Fifteen Drawings based on the Writings of Truman Capote

 

Literature (Selection)

From Silverpoint to Silver Screen - Andy Warhol 1950s Drawings ed. Daniel Blau, published by Hirmer January 2013

Andy Warhol - Zeichnungen 1942-1987, ed. The Andy Warhol Museum Pittsburgh, 2005

Andy Warhol - Catalogue Rainsonné Vol. 2 (Paintings and Sculptures 1964-69), Georg Frei, Neil Printz, London, 2004

Andy Warhol - Catalogue Rainsonné Vol. 1 (Paintings and Sculptures 1961-63), Georg Frei, Neil Printz, London, 2002

Warhol Pre-Pop, Jesse Kornbluth, München, 1989

Andy Warhol - Das zeichnerische Werk 1942-1975, ed. by Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart, 1976