Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol, born Andrew Warhola on August 6, 1928, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, was a prominent American artist and a leading figure in the visual art movement known as Pop Art. His works explore the relationship between artistic expression, celebrity culture, and advertising. Warhol initially pursued a career as a commercial illustrator, but his 1960s pop art works, such as the iconic *Campbell's Soup Cans* and *Marilyn Diptych*, brought him fame. His New York studio, The Factory, became a famous gathering place for intellectuals, drag queens, playwrights, and celebrities. Warhol was also known for his interest in the printmaking process, particularly in silkscreen printing, which allowed him to produce his artworks in series and contribute to his fame and the commercial aspect of his art. Contrary to the query's suggestion, Warhol's primary medium for these prints was silkscreen rather than lithography. His fascination with mass production paralleled his use of common consumer goods and celebrity faces as subjects. One of Warhol's most famous paintings, *Shot Sage Blue Marilyn*, which is a silkscreen and not a lithograph, was sold by Christie's in 2022 for $195 million, making it the most expensive piece of 20th-century art sold at auction and the most expensive work by an American artist ever sold at auction[1][5][11][12]. This sale highlights the enduring value and iconic status of Warhol's work in the art market. Citations: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13] [14] [15] [16] [17] [18] [19]
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Shot Sage Blue Marilyn
Andy Warhol