Marilyn Monroe, 1962
Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol painted icons.

Jackie, 1964
Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol painted history.

Love him or hate him, Andy Warhol was just the latest in the long line of artists documenting our times.

Portrait of George Washington, 1797
Gilbert Stuart

Jimmy Carter, 1976 and Richard Nixon, 1972
Andy Warhol

Warhol presents these images in wild colors. They are silk-screened, an ancient method of print-making using stencils and ink on silk. Many of his works are huge in size.

Derrick Cartwright, Ph.D., states, “What I think is most essential about Warhol was his canniness in identifying images from the media, repeating them and recirculating them as art before many others recognized them as history.”

The colors, the odd blurring of lines, the uncompromising images startle us.

We, the viewers, first see Andy Warhol’s art.  Then we experience history, our own history.

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