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The Artist No other artist is as much identified with Pop Art as Andy Warhol He was a modernist painter who wanted to get rid of the difference between fine art and commercial art and wanted to show the world that art can be found in everyday objects such as magazine illustrations comic books advertising campaigns etcAndy Warhol Biography He started to paint familiar images such as money comics dollar signs food groceries womens shoes celebrities and newspaper clippings Andy Warhol Biography He believed in making his paintings appear as if they were machine made by using silkscreen and replicating images signifying an assembly line and reproduced them because he wanted everyone to think alike He wanted no trace of the human touch He wanted the only discrepancies or differences in his artwork to appear caused by a machine and sometimes even deliberately replicated poor quality commercial printing with slurs of ink and off-register clour to do just thatKinsmen 2 A very good example of this is with his 6 ft 10 14 x 4 ft 9 oil painting Green Coca-Cola Bottles done in 1962 Although it was not his most renowned work for Warhol it symbolized American cultural values and democratic equality An example of this is illustrated in Warhols quote that a Coke is always a Coke the Coke that the president drinks is the same as your Coke or mineFoster Hal etc 447 He used silkscreen to give more of an assembly line effect and his repetitive style signified mass media culture and how we see the same things day after day everywhere we go He carried this technique with him to later paintings as he became fascinated with the open sores of political life He painted celebrities like Marilyn Monroe Richard Nixon and images of morbid tragic things and believed the repetition of it stripped the image of emotion Seeing the image over and over forces it to become boring
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