Andy Warhol is recognized today as the most important exponent of the Pop Art movement. He overturned the traditional understanding of art and placed in its stead a concept that retracts the individuality of the artist. Warhol was a critical observer of American society, exposing his compatriots’ consumerism in his paintings Campbell- and Brillo series, as well as their fascination for sensational journalism. In 1963 Warhol founded his Factory in New York, literally a manufactory of ideas and work, which influenced film in the 1960s, published the influential magazine Interview in the late 1970s, and also produced Warhol’s own artwork: Warhol conceived the idea, and a worker in his factory carried it out. The work remained consciously unsigned – a fact which nevertheless did nothing to diminish Warhols reputation. He once complained that rich New Yorkers would willingly hang his Electric Chain in their living rooms – as long as its colours co-ordinated with the wallpaper and draperies.


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