|Born||August 6, 1928 (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States)|
|Died||February 22, 1987 (New York City, New York, United States)|
|Period||Modern Art, Pop art|
Recently sold for $ 105.4 million on November 13, 2013 in a Sotheby’s auction.
Andy Warhol, the Pope of Pop Art, made this painting (a part of the series known as Death and Disaster or simply known as Disaster Series) after being inspired by an airplane crash news he read in the New York Mirror of June 4, 1962. The painting describes a scene from a peaceful march during the Birmingham Campaign of 1963 in which the protesters, led by Martin Luther King Jr., Ralph Abernathly, Fred Shuttlesworth and Rosa Parks, were being disrupted by police in the current painting. It is one of the known painting of Andy Warhol and though, not perfectly fitting under series called Death and Disaster, he insisted including Race Riots paintings into the series. Birmingham Riots, 1963 The Birmingham Riots of 1963 also known as Birmingham […]
Andy Warhol, the pop master, has used big names like Marilyn Monroe, Mao, Superman, Popaye, Dick Tracy, Batman, and even consumer products like Campbell soup and Coca-Cola. He used their readymade photographs to create a new kind of art-piece out of them. He tried to include every famous subject in his art in his time. Such big name was “The King”, Elvis Presley. The represented art-work is a publicity still taken from Elvis’s movie Flaming Star. There are total of eight overlapping images of the same still on the large canvas. It is a silkscreen painting produced in 1963. This is the first painting which brought in $100 million for an Andy Warhol work when it was sold in 2008. The price is recently suppressed […]