Monday, August 06, 2012

August 6 Birthday: Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol, artist
Aug. 6, 1928- Feb. 22, 1987

Fabulous! A Portrait of Andy Warhol by Bonnie Christensen (Henry Holt and Co. BYR, 2011)

Sickly and lonely as a child, Warhol found comfort in drawing and friendship in comic books. Marked as different, as a person and in his art, Warhol exploded onto the art scene as an adult and captured the attention and adoration of the world. His iconic paintings include Campbell Soup cans and famous movie stars.

The Andy Warhol Museum in Warhol's hometown of Pittsburgh has a stellar collection of his work. Of note: Warhol's "fifteen minutes of fame" quote lives on.