The great pop icon Andy Warhol (1928-1987) made name and fame in the art world through his innovation using machine techniques. In times of ever-evolving industrialization, he came up with the idea to produce art with his now well-known ‘screen-printing technique’, after experimenting in the 1950s with his own found ink technique: the ‘Blotted Line’. Andy Warhol started his career in the advertising world where shoes and clothing were his main themes. After the year 1961 his subjects expanded to everything that concerns the population such as Coca-Cola bottles, Campbell soup cans, Chanel perfume bottles,… and numerous portraits of celebrities shone in many colours. With this he emerged as the founder of pop art. Art from and for the common people: their idols, their consumer goods, their tragedies,… His drawings also show an unmistakable style in which he makes the portrait recognizable with a minimum of lines. This genius proved himself not only as an artist, he also played a role in the film and music world that should not be underestimated. With his ‘Factory’ he offered a place for many outcasts and other artistic souls to do their thing and develop there.
At the exhibition there were about 15 original artworks on canvas and paper presented. Iconic elements, kiku-flowers, self-portraits and portraits of Georgia O’Keeffe and Kennedy, among others.
At the start of the exhibition, the corona pandemic broke out and we were forced to close for several weeks under the lockdown. The doors were reopened in May and the public could once again enjoy our exceptional offer.