was one of the major figures of the Pop Art movement in the
1960's. Originally Warhol was a commercial illustrator like
many other Pop artists, and ended up exploiting the commercial
icon in both subject matter and in production technique.
His multiple images of Campbell's soup cans and Coca-Cola bottles
were produced with the silk-screen process especially suited
for quantity reproduction. Most of his work was derived from
pre-existing photographs and images from advertising media.
He manipulated his images and arranged them in multiple rows
with subtle variations. Warhol also applied this same technique
to his portraits of movie stars, royalty, and sports figures.
Warhol became a cult figure and superstar in his own right.
Major Works: 'Mao',
'Campbell's Soup 1'
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