Does owning a cat make a person more creative and successful? Quite possibly. Don’t believe me? Just ask Andy Warhol. He owned 25 cats named Sam. Just take a look at these portraits of famous artists and their many furry pals. Frida Kahlo, Georgia O’Keefe, Gutav Klimt, Salvador Dahli, Andy Warhol, Pablo Picasso … they’re all […]
To commemorate Andy Warhol’s birthday on Aug 6, Pittsburgh’s Andy Warhol Museum and live-streaming site EarthCam recently put up a 24/7 live stream of the iconic artist’s grave. Warhol, who died in 1987 at the age of 58, would have been 80-something this year. Fans could even opt to donate a can of soup or […]
Yes, even the irrepressible Andy Warhol once snapped his fair share of Polaroids. They might not have been meant to be actual artwork — apparently they were meant to be aids for prints and portraits — but they still offer a pretty fascinating glimpse into Warhol’s art process.
Iʼm obsessed with video artist Ryan Trecartin, or rather, his awe-inspiring and mangled depictions of popular culture. There is no way to really explain the way he consumes and re-expresses the media as a whole. You just have to watch it for yourself. I saw some of his work as part of the Andy Warhol […]
This is an explosive multi-disciplinary performance piece about the life of Andy Warhol. Using cabaret, documentary, fashion, and movement pieces, the show at the Odyssey Theatre in Los Angeles explores a narrative of America and its relationship to fame and celebrity from post-World War II, 1960s and 70s gay disco culture, to the celebrity-soaked world of the 1980s. Even better: it’s all scored with music from the Velvet Underground, 1970s disco, and Polish-Czechoslovakian folk music.
Eren Kapaklili is a graphic designer and digital producer working with N/A Inc, a new kind of marketing and communications agency with a singular goal: to connect people and brands in ways that affect positive social change. Kapaklili was asked to create a series of web-based postcards that featured non-conformists and revolutionaries paired with lesser known quotes. The series is called The Not Applicables because the traditional rules of society, art, politics and business did not apply to these individuals.
Montreal-based artist Beth Frey knows that, deep down, a lot of people would like to be as famous as Andy Warhol. So she started a business through her Etsy shop offering a personalized drawing of you, a unicorn, and Andy. Why a unicorn?
We’re all familiar with Campbell’s Soup Cans, a work of art produced in 1962 by American artist Andy Warhol. Since then, he has done some work for the soup maker until his death in 1987. Over the past years, Campbell’s sales have dwindled due to numerous factors and it’s now looking at Warhol to boost sales. The world’s biggest soup maker has recently announced that they will release a series of Andy Warhol special edition cans bearing labels reminiscent of the pop artist’s paintings. The special edition cans will be sold at Target stores in the US and will cost 75c each.
As an illustrator and graphic designer, I find that whether it’s through their art or music, there are some personalities that simply change the way you look at the world. In an attempt to pay homage to their talent, I’m working on a series of illustrations featuring the likes of David Bowie, Freddie Mercury, Andy Warhol and Salvador Dali. My work tries to capture the essence of their work, and at times imagines what they’d do in our current technology-savvy age. Warhol on Facebook? But, of course.
Yes, this is a real photo of a real event that happened back on May 1, 1947, when 23 year-old Evelyn McHale wrote a poignant note to her fiancee (‘He is much better off without me. I wouldn’t make a good wife for anybody’), left a small collection of personal items on the observation platform of the Empire State Building, then leapt to her death, landing, as fate would have it, on the roof of a United Nations limousine. This remarkable, untouched photo was taken in the immediate aftermath by a passerby – photography student Robert Wiles – and ran shortly afterwards in Life magazine. Years later, Andy Warhol commemorated the event with a typically striking artwork, pictured below.
The Scream by Edvard Munch is one of the few timeless paintings I admire. I love how photographer Andy Alcala took it upon himself to snap pictures of renowned artworks that were abstractly face painted on human canvases. You’ll also spot other famous works by Andy Warhol, Vincent Van Gogh and Rene Magritte to name a few.
Walk On The Wild Side and Candy Says being among the most influential songs in rotation on my Walkman during my formative years, and having had a deep fascination with Warhol and the New York of the 70s and early 80s (I moved here in 85, so I caught the tail end as a kindergartener), I was drawn to this documentary and laughed and cried the whole 90 minutes.
Just when we thought the whole cupcake craze was starting to fizzle, along comes high-end shoe designer Patrick Cox with a rad new take on the scrumptious little treats. While soccer moms and sorority sisters might flock to New York’s pastel-hued Magnolia Bakery to satisfy their cupcake cravings, Cox Cookies & Cakes in London’s chicer-than-thou Soho District is the destination of choice for hipsters, fashionistas and film industry types.
Splashes of red, blue, and yellow grace these limited edition Dom Pérignon bottles, paying homage to the great American artist, Andy Warhol. Commissioned by Dom Pérignon, this exclusion collection is a re-imagining of their infamous bottle by the Design Laboratory at Central Saint Martin’s School of Art and Design, London.
Lost At E Minor contributor Ron English has a new artwork available based around the Andy Warhol adage: ‘I’d like my own tombstone to be blank. No epitaph, and no name. Well, actually, I’d like it to say “figment”‘. In collaboration with metal experts Fully Visual, English has been happy to oblige. The statue is […]