Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol

Born: 1928 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Died: 1987 New York, New York


Andy Warhol was born Andrew Warhola on August 6, 1928, in Pittsburgh. He received his B.F.A. from the Carnegie Institute of Technology, Pittsburgh, in 1949. That same year, he moved to New York, where he soon became successful as a commercial artist and illustrator. During the 1950s, Warhol’s drawings were published in Glamour and other magazines and displayed in department stores. He became known for his illustrations of I. Miller shoes. In 1952, the Hugo Gallery in New York presented a show of Warhol’s illustrations for Truman Capote’s writings. He traveled in Europe and Asia in 1956.


By the early 1960s, Warhol began to paint comic-strip characters and images derived from advertisements; this work was characterized by repetition of banal subjects such as Coca-Cola bottles and soup cans. He also painted celebrities at this time. Warhol’s new painting was exhibited for the first time in 1962, initially at the Ferus Gallery, Los Angeles, then in a solo exhibition at the Stable Gallery, New York. By 1963, he had substituted a silkscreen process for hand painting. Working with assistants, he produced series of disasters, flowers, cows, and portraits, as well as three-dimensional facsimile Brillo boxes and cartons of other well-known household products.

Starting in the mid-1960s at The Factory, his New York studio, Warhol concentrated on making films that were marked by repetition and an emphasis on boredom. In the early 1970s, he began to paint again, returning to gestural brushwork, and produced monumental portraits of Mao Tse-tung, commissioned portraits, and the Hammer and Sickle series. He also became interested in writing. His autobiography, The Philosophy of Andy Warhol (From A to B and Back Again), was published in 1975, and The Factory published Interview magazine, a major retrospective of Warhol’s work organized by the Pasadena Art Museum. In 1970 Warhol travelled in the United States and abroad. Warhol died February 22, 1987, in New York.


Curriculum Vitae

2013 - 2014


De Chirico / Warhol. Self-Portraits, Galerie Andrea Caratsch, St. Moritz, Switzerland




Pop Art Accrochage, Fluegel-Roncak Gallery, Nuremberg, Germany Andy Warhol - Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute, Utica, NY Le Pont - MAC Musées d´Art Contemporain Marseille, Marseille This is Not a Love Song - La Virreina - Centre de la Imatge, Barcelona En suspension - FRAC - Pays de la Loire, Carquefou Neuerwerbungen FrÜhjahr 2013 - Galerie Ludorff, Dusseldorf Selections from the Mary and Michael J. Tatalovich Collection - Haggerty Museum of Art, Milwaukee, WI The Whole Earth - Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin Out [o] Fashion Photography: Embracing Beauty - Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA The Polaroid Years - The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY Iconic Moments - Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO Andy Warhol – Pop Art Classics - Galerie Fluegel-Roncak, Nuremberg Von Kopf bis Fuß - Porträts und Menschenbilder in der Sammlung Würth - Kunsthalle Würth, Schwäbisch Hall Don't Be Shy, Don't Hold Back - The Logan Collection At Sfmoma - San Francisco Museum of Modern Art - SFMOMA, San Francisco, CA Beg, Borrow and Steal - Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, CA Legacy: The Emily Fisher Landau Collection - Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, FL The Pop Object: The Still Life Tradition in Pop Art - Acquavella Galleries, Inc., New York City, NY The Lyon, the Which and the Warhol - Hofstra University Museum, Hempstead, NY Creating Myth and Icon - Plains Art Museum, Fargo, ND The 60s In The Guggenheim Collections. From Informel To Pop Art - Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice Light Sensitive - Nasher Museum of Art, Durham, NC Dialog Über Grenzen - Die Sammlung Riese - KOG - Kunstforum Ostdeutsche Galerie, Regensburg Andy Warhol - Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland Pinups & Portraits - IKON Ltd, Santa Monica, CA Il Guggenheim. L'avanguardia americana 1945–1980 - Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome S Group Show - Gagosian Gallery, Hong Kong, SAR Andy Warhol: Works on Paper - Sperone Westwater Gallery, Lugano Andy Warhol: Works on Paper - Sperone Westwater Gallery, New York City, NY Andy Warhol- Pop Art - Galerie der Stadt Tuttlingen, Tuttlingen Shooting Stars: Publicity Stills from Early Hollywood and Portraits by Andy Warhol - The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC Andy Warhol – Fifteen Minutes of Fame - Kunsthaus Bregenz, Bregenz Andy Warhol: Polaroids 1974 - 1987 - The Luckman Fine Arts Complex, Los Angeles, CA Warhol - Early Drawings - Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk




Regarding Warhol: Fifty Artists, Fifty Years, The Metropolitan Museum, New York, NY Andy Warhol, 15 Minutes Eternal, Artscience Museum, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore. Traveled to Hong Kong Museum of Art Andy Warhol: Fame and Misfortune, McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, TX Portraits of Andy Warhol, Ibercaja Obra Social, Zaragoza, Spain. Travelled to Contemporary Art Center of Virginia




Villa Schöningen, Potsdam, Germany Rivoluzione Warhol, Centro Saint Benin, Aosta, Italy Picasso to Warhol: Twelve Modern Masters, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA Andy Warhol, Shadows, 1978-1979, Hirshorn Museum, Washington DC Warhol Headlines, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC. Travelled to Museum fur Modern Kunst, Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Andy Warhol and Elizabeth Taylor, Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY Warhol and Basquiat, Arken Museum of Modern Art, Ishoj, Denmark Warhol and the Diva, The Lowry, Salford Quays, UK Andy Warhol: Ten Portraits of Jews in the Twentieth Century, Waddeson Manor, Buckinghamshire, UK Warhol. Property from the Collection of Gregory McCoy, The Lawrenceville School, Lawrenceville, NJ Andy Warhol: Artists Rooms, Southampton City Art Gallery, Southampton, UK American Icons: Andy Warhol and Cars, Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, NJ Graphite on Paper: Andy Warhol Drawings, Kantor Gallery, Los Angeles, CA Andy Warhol: Cowboys and Indians, Rockwell Museum of Western Art, Corning, NY




Deeply Superficial: Warhol's Voyeurism, Muscarelle Museum of Art, Williamsburg, VA (solo) Andy Warhol in the 1980s, Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI (solo) Faces of Warhol, Focus Exhibition in Three Installments, Museum of Art and Archaeology, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO (solo)




Le grand monde d'Andy Warhol, Galeries nationales du Grand Palais, Paris, France (solo) Andy Warhol Portraits, Greenfield Sacks Gallery, Santa Monica, CA (solo) Andy Warhol: Through a Glass Starkly, George Segal Gallery, Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ (solo) Warhol Live, The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA; Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA (solo) Andy Warhol, Mr. America, Biblioteca Luis Angel Arango, Bogota, Colombia (solo) Twisted Pair: Marcel Duchamp and Andy Warhol, The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA Warhol TV, La Maison Rouge, Paris, France (solo) Andy Warhol: Pop Politics, Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, NY (solo) The Prints of Andy Warhol (From A to B and Back Again), San Jose Museum of Art San Jose, CA (solo) Andy Warhol: Von Marilyn Bis Mao, Horst-Janssen-Museum, Oldenberg, Germany (solo) Warhol from the Sonnabend Collection, Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY (solo) Andy Warhol, The Museum Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial, Taipei, Taiwan (solo) Warhol Live, The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, Canada (solo) Andy Warhol: Crossroads, Domus Artium (DA2), Salamanca, Spain (solo) Art for Everyday: Andy Warhol from Object to Practice and Back Again, Museu De Arte Contemporanea Niteroi, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil (solo) Andy Warhol: Cowboys and Indians, Mint Museum of Art Charlotte, NC 9solo) Andy Warhol: 15 Weeks of Fame, Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, Arkansas (solo) Warhol's Jews: Ten Portraits Reconsidered, The Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, CA (solo) Andy Warhol Portfolios: Life and Legends, Mint Museum of Art Charlotte, NC (solo) Andy Warhol: Pop Politics, Currier Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY (solo) Warhol Presents, Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY Andy Warhol: Polaroid Portraits, Galerie Clic, St. Bartheleny, French West Indies (solo)




Andy Warhol, Stereo Types, Galerie Daniel Blau, Munich, Germany (solo) Warhol: 15 Min/24 FPS, University Art Museum, California State University, Long Beach, CA (solo) Andy Warhol: Still-Life Polaroids, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, NY (solo) Andy Warhol by Andy Warhol, Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo, Norway (solo) The Eternal Now: Warhol and the Factory: '63-68, Ikon Gallery Birmingham, UK (solo) Rapid Exposure: Warhol in Series, Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids, MI (solo) Andy Warhol's Silver Clouds, Loyala University Museum of Art, Chicago, IL (solo) Canis Major: Warhol's Dogs and Cats (and other party animals), The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA (solo) Andy Warhol Retrospective, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia (solo) Self-Portrait exhibition, La Casa Encendida, Madrid, Spain Andy Warhol: Larger than Life, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Canada (solo) Other Voices, Other Rooms, The Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Netherlands Silent Spring: Warhol's Endangered Species and Vanishing Animals, Morris Museum, Morristown, NJ (solo) Andy Warhol, Centro Cultural de la Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru Lima, Peru (solo) Andy Warhol Exhibit, New World of Coca-Cola Museum, Atlanta, GA (solo)




Andy Warhol Retrospective, The Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, Scotland (solo) Andy Warhol Disaster Prints, Kampa Museum Prague, Czech Republic (solo) Pop Art 1960's - 2000's, Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima, Japan Andy Warhol Presents, University Art Museum, Santa Barbara, CA (solo) Andy Warhol's Dream America, Toledo Museum of Art Toledo, OH (solo) Andy Warhol - Shadows and other signs of life, Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris, France (solo) Portraits, Jablonka Galerie, Berlin, Germany Factory Work: Warhol, Wyeth, and Basquiat, Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, ME Andy Warhol and Minimal Art, Staatsgalerie, Stuttgart, Germany (solo) Andy Warhol Retrospective, Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea (solo) Warhola Becomes Warhol - Andy Warhol: Early Work, Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, MA (solo) Pop Goes The West: Featuring Roy Lichtenstein: American Indian Encounters and Andy Warhol's, Cowboys and Indians Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Indianapolis, IN Andy Warhol's Dream America, Nevada Museum of Art Reno, Nevada (solo) Prints of Andy Warhol (From A to B and Back again), Kampa Museum Prague, Czech Republic (solo) Time Capsule 64, The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA




Warhol's World, Hauser & Wirth, London, England Man's Best Friend, Lococo Fine Art, St. Louis, MO Andy Warhol: Vanishing Animals, Medium SARL, St. Barthelemy, French West Indies (solo) Andy Warhol-Drawings, JGM. Galerie, Paris, France Skulls, Galerie Andrea Caratsch, Zurich, Switzerland




Andy Warhol Self-Portraits, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, Scotland (solo) Small Drawings of Children & Dolls, Jablonka Galerie, Cologne, Germany




Andy Warhol - Selbstportraits, Sprengel Museum, Hannover, Germany (solo) Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Vaduz, Liechtenstein The Late Andy Warhol - The Late Work, Museum kunst palast, Dusseldorf, Germany (solo) Andy Warhol: Motion Pictures, Kunstwerke, Berlin, Germany (solo) Andy Warhol, Anton Kern Gallery, New York, NY (solo) Andy Warhol - LATE PAINTINGS, Gagosian Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (solo)




Andy Warhol - The Time Capsules, Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany (solo) Warhol - Screen Tests, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY (solo) Ladies & Gentlemen, Sex Parts & Torsos, Jablonka Galerie, Cologne, Germany Cosmos, Colleges and Drawings, Jablonka Galerie, Cologne, Germany E. Fischl, M. Barceló, F. Clemente, A. Katz, P. Taaffe, A. Warhol, Jablonka Galerie, Cologne; TEFAF, Maastricht, Germany




Portrait Drawings/Sherrie Levine: Skulls, Jablonka Galerie, Cologne, Germany




Retrospective, Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin, Germany




Headschots, Jablonka Galerie, Cologne, Germany




Modern Madonna, Jablonka Galerie, Cologne, Germany Photography, The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA; Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany (solo)




Reframing Andy Warhol: Constructing American Myths, Heroes and Cultural Icons,The Art Gallery, University of Maryland, MD Knives, Jablonka Galerie, Cologne, Germany




Egg Paintings, Jablonka Galerie, Cologne, Germany




Andy Warhol: Abstract, Kunsthalle, Basel, Switzerland; Östereichisches Museum für Angewandte Kunst, Vienna, Östereich; IVAM, Valencia, Spain (solo)




Andy Warhol Polaroids 1971 - 1986, Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York, NY (travelled to London, UK and Paris, France) (solo)




Andy Warhol's Video and Television, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY (solo)




Andy Warhol: Films, IVAM, Valencia, Spain (solo) Andy Warhol: Cars-The Last Pictures, Kunstmuseum, Berne, Switzerland (solo) The Prints of Andy Warhol, Cartier Foundation for Contemporary Art, New York, NY (solo)




Andy Warhol: A Retrospective, Hayward Gallery, London, UK (solo) Andy Warhol: Shadow Paintings, Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY (solo)




Andy Warhol - Neue Grafik Details of Renaissance Paintings, Heinz Holtmann, Cologne, Germany




Andy Warhol, Heinz Holtmann, Cologne, Germany




Andy Warhol - Neue Bilder und Grafik, Heinz Holtmann, Cologne, Germany




Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy




Museum of Contempary Art, Chicago, IL Stedelijk van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, Netherlands Musée d´Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France Museum of Art, Pasadena, CA (toured the US)




Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin, Germany




Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Denmark




Galerie Rudolf Zwirner, Cologne, Germany Ileana Sonnabend, Paris, France




Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, NY Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA




Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA




Ileana Sonnabend, Paris, France Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, NY Stable Gallery, New York, NY




Fetus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA




Fetus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA




Andy Warhol: Fifteen Drawings Based on the Writings of Truman Capote, Hugo Gallery, New York, NY (solo)

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