Andy in His Own Words

Andy Warhol, Warhol in his own words: Untitled Statements (1963-87)

Artwork: Cambell’s Soup Cans, 1962. Synthetic polymer paint on thirty-two canvases, Each canvas 20 x 16″ (50.8 x 40.6 cm), Museum of Modern Art, NY.

This famous super star of the pop movement was also a filmmaker and an American draftsman during the 1960s-80s. The printmaking genius, Andy Warhol, composed the short text “Warhol in his own words: Untitled Statements” which basically expresses his random views and opinions on the mixing of pop art in American. You cant helped but to see what separates him from other icons because of his artistic instincts. “My instinct about painting says, If you don’t think about it, its right. As soon as you have to decided and choose, its wrong”(Warhol, 1963, p.342). Intertwined along side his unorthodox philosophy, expresses that he doesn’t stress about subject or objects being boring. Andy doesn’t mind repeated subject in his piece and he showcases a lot of repetition in his art work.

One of his most memorable works was the Campbell’s piece that exemplified his commercial illustration talent. Its said that Andy Warhol was giving the inspiration and the idea by interior designer Muriel Latow.  Muriel Latow suggested to him that he should paint objects that people came into contact with every day. Andy Warhol’s 100 Can art piece was an early snipped of his ability to showcase mass production of consumers goods. Andy first had to project the original image on to a canvas, he had to repeated trace the design that created a two dimensional graphic aesthetic. The famous produced a Monchengladbach type and a Ferus type which were many pieces amongst the several tributes he did for Campbell’s soup. His version of mass produce advertisement was self dedication because Andy once said that he use to have the same lunch every day for 20 years, over and over. this once again show how Andy’s natural  behavior towards repetition becomes second nature.

-Justin Crayton



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