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Painting Until the early ’60s, Warhol was a successful commercial illustrator. Its elegant and detailed designs for the shoe company I. Millar were particularly popular. These ink drawings, very outspoken line, alternated with monoprint impressions (similar to a monotype) who applied extensively in its first stage as an artist. Although this position between the artistic and the commercial world was not uncommon, it is true that for reasons of prestige the majority of artists had with discretion as business advertising. In fact, Warhol’s fame as an illustrator meant at first an obstacle to its consideration as an artist. By then tried to expose some of the drawings made with these techniques in art galleries, but their attempts were unsuccessful.By this time some of its questions on the status of art and its relation to the market: Since then, criticize their separation and tried to interpret music and popular culture as an artistic theme. Pop Art and was a current state that some artists exploring germ in isolation, some of these pioneers such as Roy Lichtenstein or Warhol himself (which would become known as the “Pope of Pop”) would become over time synonymous with pop. Warhol became involved in this artistic movement by images taken from cartoons and television commercials that painted with careful splashes of paint. These splashes emulated the look of American Abstract Expressionism, then in vogue.Warhol would eventually removing references to your images to reduce the representation of an iconic brand, celebrity, or the sign of the dollar also deleted any trace of the artist’s hand in his paintings. This was in some sense art returning the value of cosa mentale, as Leonardo had described and the Renaissance. Warhol extrapolated his deep knowledge of the business world in his artistic side. So, I sensed that define a market niche was the end of the artistic set a theme. The cartoons and comic books had already been used by Lichtenstein, typography language was part of Jasper Johns and Warhol also wanted to define their own distinctive aesthetic. His friends advised him to paint the things I loved: In his peculiar way of taking things literally, for his first major exhibition he painted the famous Campbell soup cans, which he claimed had been the most frequent lunch along her life .The work was sold for 10,000 at an auction held on November 17, 1971 at the headquarters of Sotheby’s in New York, a bargain when compared with the 6 million obtained more recently by the work itself. But Warhol also loved celebrities, and therefore decided to paint. These first steps in the art world were gradually defining their personal stamp, which was precisely to avoid the imprint of the artist in person benefit of some issues but were considered “anti-art” were the essence of the culture of society welfare state. Warhol frequently used screen printing, and when he did he was forced tracing a slide. As his career took hold as a painter, Warhol hired several assistants to help him process your images, following your instructions to make changes and modifications on the same subject.In 1979, Warhol BMW was commissioned to paint a race car BMW M1 racing for the fourth exhibition of the “BMW Art Car.” Unlike the three artists who had preceded him, Warhol initially declined to use a scale model, and began to paint directly on the vehicle. It is said that Warhol took a total of 23 minutes to paint the whole car. Warhol’s work took on a more serious tone after the attack suffered in 1968. A comic trend coexisted with a more solemn, and therefore his work can be found comic strips or electric chairs, either. On the other hand, Warhol used the same techniques, screen printing, offset, flat-toned paintwith bright colors, to represent their beloved celebrities, everyday objects, car accidents, suicides or disaster images, as evidenced by the series “Death and Disaster “made between 1962 and 1963.The paintings in this series-like “Car Accident in red,” “Purple Man jumping” or “Orange Disaster” – transform personal tragedies into public spectacles, and announce the use of images of catastrophe that would become inherent in the culture mass media. The unifying element in Warhol’s work is his deadpan style and the construction of a seemingly unflappable character, Buster Keaton as an art. These features were highlighted by Warhol’s own personality, preferring to pretend to be stupid the media and refused to give explanations about their work.

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