Did Anybody Really Know Pop Artist Andy Warhol?

Did Anybody Really Know Pop Artist Andy Warhol? American painter Andy Warhol was a central figure in the Pop Art movement. His work was reactionary to the prior Abstract Expressionists. He realized a level of notoriety normally reserved for Hollywood stars, and has been a major influence on other artists then and now. NYC Street […]

Andy Warhol’s Pop Art Film in Current London Exhibition

Is there another artist of the second half of the 20th century who’s more famous and made a deeper impression on our culture than pop artist and moralist Andy Warhol (1928-1987) ? Oh, I can’t think of any right now, but I know there have to be a few … Oh … ‘So what? Fame […]

Keith Haring’s Pop Art Language – contemporary artist biography

Click images for purchase info ‘People saw it as something that wasn’t really by one artist but was a vocabulary open to anyone.’ This is what Keith Haring himself said about his work. And this vocabulary consists of simple, almost primitive, archetypal images, strung together in complete sentences. It is this communicative quality that makes […]

When Art Broke Out of the Gallery, Keith Haring Led the Pack (Videos)

Today I want to show you a series of Keith Haring videos that insightful, well-crafted and comprehensive. Together they form a graphic and verbal portrait, documentary, or biography if you wish, of who Keith Haring was as an artist. They highlight the many milestones in his artistic career. They touch upon many aspects of the […]

Andy Warhol Quotes

I’m not much for collecting quotes from famous people, but the quotes of pop artist Andy Warhol reveal who he was as an artist. They are so part and parcel of Andy Warhol’s public life and artist statement, that we’re making an exception here. Besides, some really make us laugh. Sure you can find you […]

Koons in Versailles 2008

Both enthralled and appalled by the Jeff Koons exhibition in Versailles, one of the world’s most refined palaces today, I needed a long but leisurely stroll in the extended gardens of this glorious monument of art and artifacts of French style of the highest quality caliber, to allow me to reflect on it all. Self-confessed, […]

Jean-Michel Basquiat Biography & Video: Interview, Paintings, Warhol & Clients

American artist Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960-1988) gained popularity first as a graffiti artist in New York City. Later, he was recognised as a successful 1980s-era Neo-expressionist artist. Jean-Michel Basquiat grew up in Brooklyn, New York, where he initially created graffiti on subways, signing them with SAMO© (standing for “SAMe Old shit”). In 1980 Basquait participated in […]

Pop Artist Peter Max

Pop Artist Peter Max, like his contemporary Andy Warhol, had his artistic way with iconic figures. While Andy Warhol captured Marilyn and Liz in Day-Glo glory, Peter Max caught the visages of the Statue of Liberty, the Mona Lisa and George Washington in vibrant Technicolor. They both took a turn with Mick Jagger. But Max […]

Pop Art Forerunner Robert Rauschenberg died at 82

The American artist Robert Rauschenberg passed away May 13 at age 82. Rauschenberg gained fame in the 1950s transition from Abstract Expressionism to Pop Art. Several of his works — including “Canyon,” which featured a stuffed bald eagle affixed to a canvas; “Monogram,” a stuffed Angora goat on top of a painted panel; and “Bed,” […]

David Hockney – Art BMW – Video

By Astrid Lee World-famous artist David Hockney was born in Bradford, UK. He lived in both London and Los Angeles. As important contributor of the British Pop art movement of the ’60s, Hockney is one of the most influential, 20th century artists. Despite his fame for Pop Art, David’s earlier works show Expressionist marks and […]