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A Potpourri of Pop


Andy Warhol 1928-1987
Warhol is an influential insitution of the late 20th century, whose art alone cannot be considered without his reaction to society - which was the subject of his art. Warhol and his colleagues were reacting to the self-involvement of Abstract Expressionism by appropriating images from Pop culture and mass media such as soup cans and Brillo boxes. His factory was where workers produced his images - often no more than photo silkscreens of his subjects. In an affluent time hungry for experimental and permissive edge, Warhol flourished. He made experimental films, gathered a following of outcast characters, and became a model for the outrageous.

S&H Green Stamps
by Andy Warhol
1965

Liz
by Andy Warhol
1964
featured on poster

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