Andy Warhol requires no introduction.
The Iconic American Artist was a leading figure in the visual movement known as pop art and was responsible for creating some of the most well known art pieces featuring the likes of Marilyn Monroe and Campbell's Soup! Along with likes of Roy Lichtenstein, Jasper Johns and Robert Rauschenberg (to name but a few), Warhol created art based on consumerism and the idealisation of mass production.
The term "pop art" was officially introduced in December 1962; the occasion was a "Symposium on Pop Art" organized by the Museum of Modern Art.
Andy Warhol was one of the first people to use the silk screen printmaking process as a technique to make paintings and in the 1960's he became as much a part of popular culture as the subjects in the his work. Warhol died on February 22 1987, aged 58 from a sudden post-operative irregular heartbeat following gallbladder surgery. Since his death, his work has continued to be an iconic representation of the 1960's and his colourful abstract style created a legacy beyond his 58 years.
To celebrate the legendary Andy Warhol we decided to take a look at how you can use wall prints and colour to make your home pop!
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Widely considered to be his best painting, 'Marilyn Diptych' was created in 1962 in tribute to the late Marilyn Monroe who died that same year. Using publicity photos from her movie, 'Niagra' the piece is half colour and half black and white merging two of Warhol's consistent themes, death and cult of celebrity.
The striking use of colours in the colourful half of the piece shows that bold colour composition can create a big statement. If your home decor style doesn't lend itself to something quite so bold then why not consider going for a statement wall print with one block colour?
Our 'I Never Read Poster', inspired by Andy Warhol is a great way to add a big pop of colour to your home. The bright pink is muted by the bold black typography and as it is a simple, modern print it can look great on it's on a show piece (as shown above) or as part of a gallery wall. Using a simple, black wood picture frame compliments the bold black text.
Our colourful 'Wild Cats No.2 Poster' is a great piece of wall art to make your home pop! The abstract illustration would make a big statement in your home and the bold yellow will brighten up any space. The colour composition of this print is similar to the colours of Andy Warhol's 'Shot Marilyns' piece. Created in 1964 his famous work of art consisted of four canvas paintings of Marilyn Monroe.
A common subject of Warhol's work was consumerism and he often featured iconic brands in his paintings such as Coca Cola and Campbell's Soup. Our 'Pastel Hotel Poster' is a colourful photography wall print of the iconic Beverly Hills Hotel. This timeless piece is an easy way to add colour to your home and make a statement in any room.