Thursday, 6 August 2009

Our Month's Artist "ANDY WARHOL'

Every time I think of ANDY WARHOL, I always think of the Campbells Soup Can and the duplicated colored photos of Marilyn Munroe. But there is a lot more to this ARTist....... here's a little more about him.

Andrew Warhola, August 6, 1928 – February 22, 1987), more commonly known as Andy Warhol, was an American painter, printmaker, and filmmaker who was a leading figure in the visual art movement known as pop art. After a successful career as a commercial illustrator Warhol became famous worldwide for his work as a painter, avante-garde filmmaker, record producer, author, and public figure known for his membership in wildly diverse social circles that included bohemian street people, distinguished intellectuals, Hollywood celebrities and wealthy aristocrats.

Warhol has been the subject of numerous retrospective exhibitions, books, and features and documentary films. He coined the expression "15 minutes of fame".

Andy Warhol Commercial Art is our inspiration for the month of August, please send your entries to shazzaalleyes@hotmail.com.


So.... if you want your '15 mins of Fame' send your entry in.......

TFL
Shazza

1 comment:

  1. Great read Shazza... I didn't know that he created the term "15 minutes of fame"... too cool!! xxx

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