Friday, 20 December 2013

Once more on Andy Warhol

Few documentaries on Andy Warhol I've dug in on YouTube after visiting the exhibition at Palazzo Reale.  

While knowing very basic things such as his famous soup cans or Hollywood celebrities silk prints and the fact that he was coming from an advertising background, these documentaries opened up much more than a deeply superficial artist craving for fame as Warhol once seemed to me. Once in a conversation about art I have said that the most important is to be unique and brought Andy Warhol as an example. While he was not drawing images nonexistent before, he was still the first turning those flatly painted daily objects like soup cans into iconic art objects. Something that did not require much skills, but a lot of creativity. Since he was the first to dare, he gets all the credits and fame, all the rest now who make exact same thing are just copycats. When saying that I was a bit irritated by the fact that there is such a big buzz around him. Now, my skepticism has changed to a better understanding the reasons and motivation of his art and why he has become so famous. 

 Andy Warhol - BBC documentary from Modern Masters series with Alastair Sooke

Andy Warhol - The Complete Picture

Andy Warhol Documentary

Andy Warhol Documentary by Chestershire Films

For the moment, only Part 1 is available as the video is quite new

Peter Jansen's, a Danish fashion designer, interview The Other Side of Andy Warhol

Below are Part 1 and Part 2 of the famous four-hour 2006 documentary by Ric Burns called Andy Andy Warhol: A Documentary Film - a "cinematic argument that Warhol was the greatest artist of the second half of the 20th Century". I have gone through the first part only and to tell the truth I am more inclined to agree with the author now than before watching that documentary: a convergence of a skeptical non-fan to someone appreciating Andy Warhol. 

Part 1

Part 2

Click here for Andy Warhol in fashion

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