Andy Warhol was a leading figure in the visual art movement known as pop art. After a successful career as a commercial illustrator, Warhol became a renowned and sometimes controversial artist. His works explore the relationship between artistic expression, celebrity culture and advertisement. He worked in a range of mediums, including painting, sculpture, film, and music. He founded Interview Magazine and was the author of numerous books, including The Philosophy of Andy Warhol and Popism: The Warhol Sixties. Andy Warhol is also notable as a gay man who lived openly as such before the gay liberation movement. His studio (The Factory) was a famous gathering place that brought together distinguished intellectuals, drag queens, playwrights, Bohemian street people, Hollywood celebrities, and wealthy patrons.
Warhol has been the subject of numerous retrospective exhibitions, books, and feature and documentary films. We found some of those documentaries on Youtube for you.
Andy Warhol Documentary
Documentary by Kim Evans from 1987
Watch Part 2-8 at Stag’s Channel.
Episode 1, clip 1 out of 4. The rest is over here. The Swedish title is “Andy Warhol och hans Factory”, and it is in English with Swedish subtitles.
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