Glamour portrait my way: Translated
Andy Warhol is one of the most celebrated artists of the 20th century, Warhol's pop art together with other pop artists brought art back to the museums. Installation and land art which became vogue prior to pop art could not be hung or sold in art galleries.
Andy Warhol, although not noted as a photographer, relied heavily on photography to do most of his artwork with silkscreen. It is true that many or perhaps most of his photos were appropriated, however, some of his famous works were done with photos taken with a Polaroid by himself. Warhol showed the world how to turn photos into great works of art, his 7 Elvises (above), a multiple silkscreen created from a photo of Elvis, sold for 1 million US dollars.
Roy Liechtenstein, a contemporary of Andy Warhol also played a pivotal role in pop art with his comic book style work. Together these two artists may be considered the fathers of American pop art.
Story and all photos below by Hein Waschefort 2016