The Museu Carmen Thyssen Andorra offers you this week a new guided tour of a particular work from the exhibition “INFLUENCERS in Art. From Van Goyen to Pop Art”, which you can discover from home.
Today we invite you to discover “Mick Jagger“, by the famous artist Andy Warhol, which is part of the Carmen Thyssen-Bornemisza collection.
Andrew Warhola, better known as Andy Warhol, was born in Pittsburg on August 6, 1928 and died on February 22, 1987 in New York. Endowed with great sensitivity from his childhood, Andrew Warhola began to cultivate the art of appearances and images by inventing characters and using pseudonyms, elements that would accompany him throughout his life. A true master of the image, in 1949 he obtained his diploma in Artistic Design at the Carnegie Institute of Technology. He then moved to New York City where he was quickly spotted by major international firms such as Columbia Records and Vogue and in 1952 he had his first exhibition in the Hugo Gallery.
Considered to be the epicentre of the Pop movement, he was one of the first artists to stand up against abstract expressionism by proposing simple images, recognizable by the greatest number of people, and having a strong social significance. His graphic vocabulary, characterized by repetition, is intimately linked to mass industry, denouncing this consumer society in which each of us has a role.
It is therefore no coincidence that a few years later, in 1962, Warhol set up his own studio, which was to be called The Factory. This workshop quickly became a successful creative centre until 1984. Between photography, painting, silkscreen printing and cinema, The Factory was frequented by many celebrities, including Mick Jagger, as models for the artist.
Andy Warhol is a complete artist who goes far beyond painting. He embodies a way of life and an artistic movement that is decisive for the future of art history. Considering that art is everywhere, he represents a society, which will be his main source of inspiration throughout his career.