Photo Flash: ANDY WARHOL's Rare Celebrity Photographs for Sale - Sylvester Stallone, Liza Minnelli & More!
Previously unseen photographs taken by pop artist Andy Warhol will be offered for sale by an online art and antique dealer for up to £5,000 for a print.
Check out some of the works below!
Andy Warhol was an American artist who was a leading figure in the visual art movement known as pop art. His works explore the relationship between artistic expression, celebrity culture and advertisement that flourished by the 1960s. After a successful career as a commercial illustrator, Warhol became a renowned and controversial artist. The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, holds an extensive permanent collection of art and archives. It is the largest museum in the United States dedicated to a single artist.
Warhol was also a pioneer in computer-generated art using Amiga computers that were introduced in 1984, two years before his death. He founded Interview Magazine and was the author of numerous books, including The Philosophy of Andy Warholand Popism: The Warhol Sixties. He 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. He coined the phrase "15 minutes of fame". The highest price ever paid for a Warhol painting is US$100 million for a 1963 canvas titled Eight Elvises. The private transaction was reported in a 2009 article in The Economist, which described Warhol as the "bellwether of the art market". Warhol's works include some of the most expensive paintings ever sold.