Andrew Warhol (Pittsburgh, August 6, 1928-New York, February 22, 1987) was an American
visual artist and actor who played a crucial role in the birth and development of the
pop art. After a successful career as a professional illustrator, Warhol acquired worldwide fame for his
work in painting, avant-garde cinema and literature, notoriety that was backed up by a skilful
relationship with the media and for his role as a guru of modernity.
Warhol acted as a liaison between artists and intellectuals, but also between aristocrats,
homosexuals, Hollywood celebrities, models, bohemians and colourful urban characters.
Fame and controversy aside, he is considered to be one of the most influential artists in the world.
of the 20th century due to his revolutionary works.
In 1987, in accordance with Warhol’s last wishes, the Andy Warhol Foundation was established.
for the Visual Arts. The foundation not only serves as Andy Warhol’s legal representative, but also as his legal representative.
defends its mission to “spur innovation in artistic expression and the creative process”, and is
declares itself “primarily focused on supporting work of experimental or groundbreaking value”.