Artist of the week : Andy Warhol (week 6))

This week’s artist is Andy Warhol. Warhol is very famous for his “pop art”. I really like pop art because it tends to be very colorful and bright. Most of his work involved celebrities and he would often paint his idols.  Some people would say that his work is criticizing a society obsessed with money and celebrities . Others say that he lived a highlife that contradicts his work.  Warhol replied to his audience by saying “making money is art and working is art, and good business is the best art.”

His “eight Elvises” sold for nearly $100 million. I think that because he is really good at art this piece was famous but I think it costs so much because of who he painted. Many collectors would go crazy for an Elvis painting .

Warhol’s work is really interesting and unique. But whenever I try find a meaning within it, I can’t figure out what he is trying to say. Overall, I was amazed to learn how successful and famous he was, and still is.

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