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Don't think about making art, just get it done. Let everyone else decide if it's good or bad, whether they love it or hate it. While they are deciding, make even more art.

The American Pop artist Andy Warhol remains among the world’s most famous and influential artists, having shaped our understanding of what defines American art, the role of the artist, and the relationship between art, pop culture, and media.

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An artist is someone who produces things that people don't need to have but that he – for some reason – thinks it would be a good idea to give them.

Andy Warhol (Andrew Warhola) was born in 1928 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He entered the Carnegie Institute of Technology (now Carnegie Mellon University) in 1945, where he majored in pictorial design. Upon graduation, Warhol moved to New York with fellow student Philip Pearlstein.

 

Warhol worked as an illustrator for several magazines including Vogue, Harper's Bazaar and The New Yorker, as well as advertising and window displays for retail stores. In 1952, the artist had his first solo exhibition, exhibiting Fifteen Drawings Based on the Writings of Truman Capote. In the 60's, Warhol painted his first works based on comics and...

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