In the early sass, he began to experiment With reproductions eased on advertisements, newspaper headlines and other mass-produced arranges frown American popular culture such as Campbell soup tins and Coca Cola bottles. In 1962, he began his series portraits of Marilyn Monroe. Other subjects given similar treatment included Jackie Kennedy and Elvis Presley. The same year he took part in the New Realists exhibition in New York. Which was the first important survey of Pop Art.
In 1963, Warhol began to make experimental films. His studio, known as the Factory, became a meeting point for young artists, actors, musicians and hangers-on. One of these, Valerie Salinas, hot and seriously wounded him in 1968. Warhol was now established as an internationally famous artist and throughout the sass and sass exhibited his work around the world. On 22 February 1 987, Warhol died unexpectedly in a New York hospital following a gall bladder operation.
Roy Liechtenstein born 1923 1997] American Pop artist: painter, lithographer and sculptor. Born in New York. Studied at the Art Students League 1 939, and at Ohio State College 1940-3. War service 1943-6. Returned to Ohio State College 1946-9, and taught there until 1951 _ First one-man exhibition at the Chargeable Gallery, New York, 1951 _ Lived n Cleveland, Ohio 1 951-7, painting and making a living at various odd jobs. Instructor at New York State University, Ego’s, New York 1957-60, and at Rutgers University 1960-3.
Painted in a non-figurative and Abstract Expressionist style 1957-61, but began latterly to incorporate loosely handled cartoon images, Mackey Mouse. Donald Duck etc. , in his paintings. Made a breakthrough into his characteristic work in 1961; painted pictures based on cornice strip images, advertising imagery and overt adaptations of works of art by others, followed by classical ruins, paintings of canvas backs or stretchers, etc. Made land, sea, KY and moonscapes in 1964, sometimes in relief and incorporating plastics and enameled metal.
His later work includes some sculptures, mostly in polished brass, based on Art-Deco forms of the sass, etc. Lives in New York. Banks Banks is a pseudonymous England-based graffiti artist, political activist, film director, and painter. His satirical street art and subversive epigrams combine irreverent dark humor with graffiti done in a distinctive stenciling technique. Such artistic works of political and social commentary have been featured on streets, walls, and bridges of cities throughout the world.