Andy Warhol ( August 6, 1928 – February 22, 1987) was an American artist who was a leading figure in the visual art movement known as pop art. His works explore the relationship between artistic expression, celebrity culture and advertisement that flourished by the 1960s. After a successful career as a commercial illustrator, Warhol became a renowned and sometimes controversial artist. Warhol’s art encompassed many forms of media, including hand drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, silk screening, sculpture, film, and music. He was also a pioneer in computer-generated art using Amiga computers that were introduced in 1984, two years before his death. The Andy Warhol Museum in his native city, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, holds an extensive permanent collection of art and archives. It is the largest museum in the United States dedicated to a single artist.
Traveling exhibition of Andy Warhol: 15 Minutes Eternal presented by the Andy Warhol Museum was on view at the CAFA Art Museum in Beijing from 29 September through to 15 November. It is the largest retrospective of Warhol’s artwork to travel to Asia, spanning his career from the 1940s to 1980s. The exhibition is arranged by decade and features more than 300 paintings, photographs, screen prints, drawings, and sculptures. Iconic works in the exhibition include Jackie(1964), Marilyn Monroe(1967), Silver Liz(1963), Mao(1972), Campbell’s Soup(1961), and Self-Portrait(1986). The exhibition is co-organized by CAFA Art Museum, China Arts and Entertainment Group, and the Andy Warhol Museum.