Alongside Picasso, Andy Warhol is probably one of the most recognized of twentieth century artists. Warhol became famous worldwide for his work as a painter, avant-garde filmmaker, record producer, author, and public figure known for his membership in bohemian social circles. Warhol is perhaps best known for his role – a central figure – in the movement known as Pop art, exploring the relationship between artistic expression, advertising, and celebrity culture, or the concept of using mass-produced commercial goods in design.
Warhol’s birth date was never recorded at a hospital, he liked to change his birthday and make up stories about his youth when doing interviews. Similarly, his name wasn’t Warhol, but Warhola; on one of his first jobs his name in the credits was misspelled but he liked it, and it stuck.
Andy Warhol changed the art world; he was the most significant figure in Pop Art and responsible for its rise. Warhol also changed art techniques; he popularized silk-screening as an artistic process. In fact, Warhol was a different kind of artist altogether. Whereas many artists focus entirely on their art with no interest in fame or fortune, Warhol wanted to be rich and famous, and succeeded in doing so.
Andy Warhol was all about change, but its his quote below that really captures the essence of change.
“They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself”
Thinking that time will change something is just to cling to it and get lost in its torments; time just passes and doesn’t change anything. The only thing that changes is the hour, the date and the year. It is up to each one of us to change and to want to change, to grab the bull by the horns and move forward and arm ourselves with experience and change what was wrong and move in the direction that leads us to success, or failure.
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