Produced in a limited editon of 600 and housed in an acrylic box. In 1965, Steve Schapiro started documenting Andy Warhol for Life magazine: Warhol was cementing a reputation as an important Pop artist who drew his inspiration from popular culture and commercial objects. With his sunglasses, blond wig, and blandpublic utterances, Warhol was enigmatic, charismatic, intensely ambitious, and aware that to become a star, you needed the presence of people to document your ascent. Schapiro, also ambitious and hardworking, who in his own words “kept quiet and smiled a lot,” was an ideal witness to Warhol’s relentless rise from cult New York artist to 20th-century icon. Ironically, Life never published the story, so many of these images are seen here for the first time, scanned from negatives found deep in Schapiro’s archive.
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Andy Warhol (1928–1987) was an American artist, film director, producer and the most well-known participant of the Pop art movement. Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Warhol moved to New York City in the 1950s where he initally worked as a commercial illustrator. By the late 1950s, he began exhibiting his work in several galleries. An early adopter of the silk screen printmaking process, he created now instantly recognizable works, many of which are represented in MoMA's collection, including Campbell's Soup Cans (1962), Two Dollar Bill (1962) and Double Elvis (1963). His artworks have been featured in numerous MoMA exhibitions, including Recent Drawing U.S.A. (1956), Andy Warhol: A Retrospective (1989), Andy Warhol: Screen Tests (2003) and Automania (2021–2022).Shop All
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