Remembering Andy Warhol


Photographs taken by Andy Warhol as displayed at the Brooklyn Museum until September 12th, 2010

Posthumously, Andy Warhol may be having the best week ever. Perhaps the most recognizable visual artist in the world, two retrospectives of his life happened to be released last week. 

The Autobiography and Sex Life of Andy Warhol by John Wilcock and re-issued by Trela Media, contains interviews from Warhol's associates and friends -- all personal, professional, infamous and famous. This edition of Sex Life corrects some information once considered to be true. 

What is certainly not contested, is Warhol's obsession with celebrity and popular culture. Andy Warhol: The Last Decade curated by the Brooklyn Museum presents Warhol's must famous works, but also reveal his Catholic up-bringing and interest in conspiracy theories (read: Mary Magdalene sitting with Jesus during the Last Supper). In the latter part of Warhol's life, the artist experimented with large scale paintings and abstract expressionism. Warhol also continued his work with poplar culture with black and white graphic paintings and collaborations with frequent visitors of the factory. 

Not a one-trick pony, Warhol says to switch your style up.

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