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Andy Warhol The Early Years

Andy Warhol – The Early Years

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As the enfant terrible of the 1960s New York art scene and the man who almost single-handedly defined pop art Andy Warhol’s career is the stuff of legend. To us here he also gets VoEA bonus points for coining the phrase ’15 minutes of fame’ which, in our present day ‘celebrity culture’ and some 45 years after he first used the expression, seems even more relevant than ever.

 

What’s not so well-known though is his initial success as a commercial illustrator and here we see what must be some of his earliest work which presumably helped fund his more abstract ventures into the art world. The simple line drawings are not a million miles away from his era-defining Campbell’s soup can and if we were to don our art critics’ hats for a moment we’d say the lineage is distinctly visible even to our untrained eyes. Now where’s Brian Sewell when you need him?

 

Andy Warhol Children's Book

Andy Warhol Children's Book

Andy Warhol Children's Book

Andy Warhol Children's Book

Andy Warhol Children's Book

Andy Warhol Children's Book

Andy Warhol Children's Book

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