Andrew Warhola, better known as Andy Warhol, was an American artist and filmmaker considered an important leader of the Pop Art Movement. He is said to have been born in Pittsburgh in 1928 and moved to New York City in 1949, where he developed his career.
Initially, he was a very successful commercial artist who made the transition to the fine arts in the 1960s. Known for his serigraphs and paintings, Andy expands his artistic expressions with the use of photography and even the making of films and television productions.
On November 12, 2018, the Whitney Museum of American Art launched the art exhibition “Andy Warhol – From A to B and back again”, concluding on March 31, 2019. The exhibition collects most of the most emblematic works of the artist. We had the opportunity to arrive on time to enjoy one of Warhol’s most complete exhibitions.
The museum is located on Ganesevort Street on the west side of New York City, just steps from the High Line and in the city’s meat packing district.
The American sculptress Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney was a patron of living American artists, buying and exhibiting such works in the early twentieth century. She founded the museum in 1930, inaugurating the first exhibition in Greenwich Village in 1931. The Museum has had several sites before moving to its current location that opened on May 1, 2015. More than 23,000 works by more than 3,400 American artists are part of the Whitney permanent collection.