TOP 10 MOST FAMOUS WORKS BY ANDY WARHOL

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Top 10 Famous Works by Andy Warhol

With his portraits of world stars and paintings of everyday objects, Andy Warholbecame one of the best-known artists of the twentieth century. Warhol was unique in the art world because he did not want to keep his work exclusive, but chose to make a massive amount of copies. In his works, he combines painting, silk screening, photography and digital art, making each painting a unique look.Curious about the best that Warholhas to offer? Here are the 10 best works by Andy Warhol.

10. Camouflage Self-Portrait

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By the end of his life, Andy Warhol has made several self-portraits in all sorts of shapes and colors. This copy is a barrel of contradictions through the use of camouflage. The artist makes himself visible in a self-portrait, but at the same time uses a pattern designed to make yourself invisible. This painting shows how Warhol thinks about the colors and patterns he uses, even though his work looks so nonchalant.

TOP 10 FAMOUS WORKS BY ANDY WARHOL

9. Banana

Banana - TOP 10 MOST FAMOUS WORKS BY ANDY WARHOL

Fans of The Velvet Underground will definitely recognize this banana. This print can not be admired in a museum, but on the first album of this rock band. The artist designed this banana especially for the band and was also involved in the development of the album. This simple banana shows immediately where Andy Warhol has become world famous: simple prints of everyday objects. Nice idea: At the first press of this album, the banana could be peeled like a sticker, including a skin-colored banana.

TOP 10 FAMOUS WORKS BY ANDY WARHOL

8. Green car crash

Green car crash - TOP 10 MOST FAMOUS WORKS BY ANDY WARHOL

This painting is part of a larger series made by Warhol. For example, there are several paintings that depict an autocrash. What makes this painting unique is that it is the only version in the series that contains color. The pictures of the burning car are real, and are taken after a car accident caused by a police pursuit. Warhol shows this in a subtle way what the consequences are of brutality by the police, a theme he often worked with in his career.

7. Mao

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The portrait of the former leader of China is already world-renowned, so why would you review it as an artist again? It is known that Warhol had a fascination with celebrities and their image. This is also the reason why the artist decided to make a portrait of Mao Zedong. The politician was one of the most influential people in the world in the 70’s. Warhol has never made a political statement about this painting, but some art connoisseurs interpret this work as commentary on the perfect Mao images depicted in his propaganda.

6. Big electric chair

Big electric chair - TOP 10 MOST FAMOUS WORKS BY ANDY WARHOL

This painting is also featured in the top 10 for the political message Warhol wants to give. This image of an electric chair is not just put on the canvas by the artist. The use of these chairs was extremely controversial in his time. Warhol plays with two different colors on canvas to show the fine line between life and death, with the main seat in the lead.

5. Campbell’s Soup Cans

Campbells Soup Cans - TOP 10 MOST FAMOUS WORKS BY ANDY WARHOL

Campbell soups are a traditional part of American culture. Warhol also has good memories of this soup: his mother always made him ready when he was ill. This painting of the famous canned soup is not only an ode of his childhood memories, but also shows criticism of society. Warhol was of the opinion that America attached too much value to brands and stuff. He saw this painting as an example of the glorification of things, instead of things that really matter.

4. Gun

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The title of this painting leaves little to the imagination. Warhol paints a red and black revolver and leaves them subtle. This painting is a less well-known work by Warhol, but shows exactly what the artist can do well: say a lot with a simple image. Andy Warhol has a great interest in violence in America because he thinks violence is glorified in society. Where most Americans do not look out for a simple black revolver, Warhol shows the other side of this weapon: the bloody red side.

 TOP 10 FAMOUS WORKS BY ANDY WARHOL

3. Eight Elvises

Eight Elvises - TOP 10 MOST FAMOUS WORKS BY ANDY WARHOL

Another familiar face to a work of Warhol. Elvis is one of the artists where Andy Warhol worked the most in his paintings. There is also the work of Two Elvises, which has been copied 22 times. Of Eight Elvises, however, only one version has been made, and that is unique in Warhol’s work. This painting is at the same time the most expensive work of the artist, with a price of no less than 100 million dollars.

2. Green Coca-Cola Bottles

Green Coca Cola Bottles - TOP 10 MOST FAMOUS WORKS BY ANDY WARHOL

Anyone who sees this painting at the first time will not even think it’s art. With the recognizable Coca-Cola logo at the bottom of the painting, it just seems like a retro advertisement for this soda. The goal of Warhol with this painting is to elevate an everyday product into a work of art. In addition, Warhol sees brands like Coca-Cola as something that connects everyone: even the president drinks Coca-Cola.

1. Marilyn Diptych

Marilyn Diptych - TOP 10 MOST FAMOUS WORKS BY ANDY WARHOL

The most iconic work that Warhol has made in his career. The editing of a picture of Marilyn Monroe is infinitely often imitated and copied. Warhol made this painting in the weeks after the death of Marilyn Monroe . He repeats the same photo 50 times in the painting, partly in bright colors and partly in black and white. With this, Warhol wants to show how the fame of stars fades after they die. This is not the case for Marilyn Monroe alone: ​​decades after her death she is still an international star. This is also true of Warhol’s painting, which is still world-renowned after all.

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