© The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts
© The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts
© The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts

ANDY WARHOL

Andy Warhol was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on August 6th 1928. After studying Art at Carnegie Institute of Technology, he moved to New York City starting his collaborations with Harper’s Bazar and Glamour. His first drawing solo show was at the Hugo Gallery in 1952 and soon he started working on bigger canvas paintings featuring comics and other mass market products. Andy was intrigued by everyday life and global facts on newspapers and TV, for this reason photography was of keen importance in his artistic career. For example he used Polaroid as preparatory sketches of his larger silkscreens and black and white reflex photography for his social encounters in night clubs, gallery venues, private parties, etc… His photo archive left after his death in 1987, was enormous and still used by his Foundation for museum exhibitions and books. Photology has been representing Warhol’s work since 2006 including exclusive vintage material in various group shows such as Polamaniacs and The New York Scene. His first Photology solo show "Andy Warhol Polaroids" in 2016 featured an unseen collection which travelled to Milano, Noto and Genova.