Andy Warhol would have appreciated the irony of his fame resonating with today’s millennials, who were still in diapers when he died in 1987 and who have become some of the most avid collectors of Warhol’s works.

This years Super Bowl ad for Burger King, showing Andy eating a burger, the Whitney retrospective and the celebrity culture that Warhol predicted and participated in, have increased the demand for his work from here to Hong Kong.

Andy on Instagram

For the next few weeks, the Andy Warhol Foundation is posting dozens of rarely seen photographs of Andy on Instagram, with the hashtag #IntimateAndy.

Andy Warhol opening presents at his birthday party at the home of fashion designer Halston on August 7, 1979.

The photographs are part of the Andy Warhol Photography Archive at Stanford University’s Cantor Arts Center, which were donated by the Warhol foundation in 2014.

The warholfoundation began posting the photos on April 26 and will continue to post them through May 11th. The Warhol Foundation is encouraging anyone who has photos of Andy to join in and post them as well.

Warhol’s Women

Andy Warhol was often surrounded by beautiful, and often, famous men and women. Way before selfies and iPhones became part of our daily lives, Warhol carried a camera wherever he went and captured a world that existed in the hippest venues of the New York art scene.

Bianca Jagger, Andy Warhol and Debbie Harry Circa 1980S in New York City.

A look at the way Warhol depicted women in his later work is the focus of an exhibit at the Levy Gorvy in New York. Unlike the cool, commercial images of Warhol’s early work, his later works were imbued with emotional content.

In 1964, Warhol was preparing for a show at the Sonnabend Gallery in Paris. The 1960s were turbulent in the U.S. John Kennedy was assassinated in 1963, there were protests against the Vietnam War, the death penalty and racial inequality. The headlines of American newspapers inspired Warhol to create the Death and Disasters series for the Paris exhibition.

Whether a portrait of Jackie Kennedy Onassis, Dolly Parton, Aretha Franklin or Marilyn Monroe,  there is a poignant and passionate feeling that pervades the work.

Warhol Women runs from now through June 15.

Warhol’s Drawings

Andy Warhol’s skills as an artist were often overshadowed by his use of borrowed images for his Pop art. Warhol had a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. He was a commercial artist and illustrator before he became a successful Pop artist.

Warhol’s skills as an fine artist is showcased at the Sperone Westwater Gallery in downtown Manhattan. Andy Warhol By Hand: Part II, Drawings 1950s – 1960s is an exhibit of a wide range of Warhol’s drawings that showcases his masterful technique with pen and pencil. The exhibit includes more than 100 works on paper. The show runs through June 29th.

Andy Warhol Fine Art Prints at VFA

Andy Warhol was a masterful of fine art printmaker. Please contact us for more information about Andy Warhol or any of the other fine artists in our gallery.

References:
Claire Selvin. Andy Warhol Foundation to Post ‘Intimate’ Pictures on Instagram, Including One of the Pop Artist in Roller Skates. ArtNews. April 26, 2019.
Liz Cantrell. Andy Warhol Fans Have Two New Must-See Shows. Town & Country. April 25, 2019.
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