Andy Warhol

Warhol had subjects like Campbell's soup cans, Brillo soap pads, dollar bills, and Coca Cola bottles. He had portraits of Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley, Elizabeth Taylor, and Jackie Kennedy.

"When a interviewer asked him why he started painting these cans soup cans, Warhol gave a typical but not very enlightening reply: 'because I used to drink it. I used to have the same lunch everyday for twenty years I guess, the same thing over and over again.'aE (Leslie pg.58)

He was recognized many times with attempting to mock and to celebrate American middle-class values by erasing the difference between popular and high culture.

Warhol did many silk-screens on canvas; he also did acrylic on canvas. His medium was either newsprint of photography. The main point that Warhol wanted to get across was that everybody wanted to be like the famous people, that is why his art sold, the public wanted to know them and act like them. According to Warhol everybody looks alike and it is foolish that they want to be like someone else.

Warhols's technique at the beginning was the blotted line technique, which he invented and tested with for a short time on his own. The blotted line technique



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