'Art is anything you can get away with.'

Discover the world of Andy Warhol, a central figure in the history of 20th-century art, renowned for his vibrant Pop Art creations. Shapero Modern features a curated selection of Warhol's artworks, including signed prints, and limited editions. Warhol's repeated imagery of everyday objects and his innovative approach have cemented his place as an iconic figure in the art world.

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Andy Warhol (1928–1987), artist, printmaker, filmmaker, and director, was a leading light in the Pop Art movement. Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Warhol's journey began at the Carnegie Institute of Technology (now Carnegie Mellon University), where he excelled in commercial art. After earning his Bachelor of Fine Arts in pictorial design in 1949, Warhol embarked on a significant career in magazine illustration in New York City.

Warhol's first exhibitions in the 1950s, at venues such as the Hugo Gallery and Bodley Gallery in New York, and the Ferus Gallery in Los Angeles, marked the debut of his famous Campbell’s Soup Cans. His 1962 solo exhibition at Stable Gallery in New York and the Symposium on Pop Art at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) were pivotal moments in his career.

In the early 1960s, Warhol founded 'The Factory', a hub for artists, writers, celebrities, and musicians. His work in this era, especially the 1964 exhibit 'The American Supermarket', challenged notions of consumerism and the art market. Warhol's 60+ films between 1963 and 1968 further pushed the boundaries of art, blending it seamlessly with popular culture.

The 1970s saw Warhol creating commissioned celebrity portraits, featured at Manhattan's Jewish Museum in 1980. Post-1968, Warhol's focus shifted towards securing wealthy patrons, painting figures like the Shah of Iran Mohammad Reza Pahlavi and celebrities such as Mick Jagger and Diana Ross. Warhol also founded Interview Magazine in 1975 and was instrumental in the founding of the New York Academy of Art in 1979, merging his philosophies on art and business.

Warhol's legacy, preserved by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, lives on in collections worldwide, including The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh. Shapero Modern offers a range of Warhol's artworks, inviting collectors and enthusiasts to own a piece of this legendary artist's oeuvre.

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