andy warhol

One day in 1963, Andy Warhol walked into a New York photobooth and took what have become the world's most famous selfies. One of these trailblazing self-portraits has just been sold at a Sotheby's auction for just over £6m.
No one has ever paid so much for an American work at auction before.
Where's Wally is a classic that's fun and tempting to play with. With Where's Warhol, we were lucky: the formula seemed made for him. Warhol's name begins with W, providing that essential alliteration in the title. Then there's Warhol's branded look of jeans, stripy jumper and dark glasses, which is uncannily similar to Wally's wardrobe.
I knew what I wanted to be, I admired the hustlers, the bohemians, the challenging artists, the justifiable criminals, the underground writers. Most people had pictures of Kings of Leon or the Arctic Monkeys on their wall during that time. I had Bowie. Andy Warhol. Oscar Wilde.
Together Avedon's and Warhol's works weave together a tapestry of a time that was the height of pop culture. This was the era when legends were born and icons were made.
One can change their city. One can change their friends. One can change their job. One can change their hairstyle. What one cannot do, is change their experience.
Though the soup cans caused a mild sensation in Los Angeles with the more daring members of the youthful art and film community intrigued by their novelty, most people treated them with indifference or outright disdain.
Magnificent Obsessions has a fascinating premise - to gain insight into the work of a number of post-war and contemporary artists from around the world through examination of their personal collections
Seven artists were invited to curate their own section of this exhibition, choosing particular periods and subjects from post-war British cultural history. Over 250 objects are included in this vast exhibition, with every media possible included - from paintings to photographs, from sculpture to scientific surveys, and everything in-between.
They are interested by how East and West see things. It is the difference they are intrigued by and the results are impressive. It is a method of East/West interaction many artists are working with, now that China has become a place for the manufacture of Western art ideas.