ARTISTS

Andy Warhol


Andy Warhol (1928 – 1987)

Andy Warhol is arguably the best-known artist of the second half of the 20th century. His works Double Elvis, Gold Marilyn and his Campbell’s Soup Cans are iconic. In 2011 a batch of drawings from the 1950s –the first decade Warhol spent in New York – was discovered among the works he left in his estate. In these early drawings Warhol establishes a precedent for his subsequent work. We come across: Portraits, Flowers, Guns, Car Crashes and Famous People. Through these drawings we see Warhol as a sensitive and ingenious draftsman.
He was particularly inspired by the blossoming magazine culture and its pictorial language. Extensive research by Daniel Blau has now identified the majority of the sources he used for his 1950s works. Warhol drew a large number of subjects from the world-famous LIFE magazine.

 

Selected Exhibitions
 
2019
“Andy Warhol-From A to B and Back Again”, SFMOMA, San Francisco, USA
“Contact Warhol: Photography Without End”, Cantor Arts Center, Stanford, USA
 
2019
“Andy Warhol: By Hand (Drawings 1950s-1980s)”, New York Academy of Art, New York, USA
 
2018
“Andy Warhol-From A to B and Back Again”, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA
 
2015
“Andy Warhol: Campbell’s Soup Cans and Other Works 1953–1967”, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
“YES!YES!YES! Warholmania”, Museum Brandhorst, Munich, Germany
“From Marilyn to Mao: Andy Warhol‘s Famous Faces”, Columbia Museum of Art Columbia, USA
“Andy Warhol and William Morris”, Modern Art Oxford, Oxford, England
“Pop To Popism”, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
“Transmitting Andy Warhol”, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, England
 
2014
“Andy Warhol: Death and Disaster”, Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz, Chemnitz, Germany
“Audubon to Warhol: The Art of American Still Life”, Philadelphia Museum of Art,Philadelphia, USA
“From Photo to Print. Prints from Andy Warhol to Gerhard Richter”, Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany
“SUPERPOP!”, Serlachius Museum Gosta, Mantta, Finland
“Andy Warhol: Life, Death and Beauty”, Beaux-arts Mons, Mons, Belgium
 
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

Weegee and Andy Warhol New York 1967