Artist Profile: Andy Warhol
“In the future everyone will be world famous for fifteen minutes.”- Andy Warhol
Andy Warhol’s (1928-1987) art is desired throughout the world with many pieces displayed in galleries and museums including The MOMA, Guggenheim and the MET as well as his own museum. Cactus is quickly becoming one of the most prominent collectors of Warhol screen-prints in North America! We are proud to have these spectacular works of art in our restaurants.
“I love Los Angeles. I love Hollywood. They’re so beautiful. Everything’s plastic, but I love plastic. I want to be plastic.”- Andy Warhol
Andy Warhol captured a generation with his pop-art. The subjects of his screen-prints and paintings began with everyday products like Campbell Soup and Coca Cola. Later, Warhol turned to celebrities and friends as the stars of his screen-prints. He often repeated images over and over again, changing the colours or minor details in each painting.
Andy Warhol was almost as famous for his outrageous comments in the media as his art. In the end, he became a pop culture icon and celebrity in his own right. Many of Warhol’s observations are still relevant today….
“Art is what you can get away with”- Andy Warhol
Must Read: Andy Warhol Portraits by Tony Shafrazi
Must Watch: Andy Warhol: A Documentary Film (2006) & Factory Girl (2007)
List of Warhol’s paintings and the Cactus locations you can find it at (in brackets):
Kimiko (Southpoint, Byrne Rd)
Annie Oakley (Southpoint)
Howdy Doody (Southpoint, Park Royal, Kelowna)
Mother and Child, Martha Graham: the Kick (Park Royal)
Sitting Bull (Kelowna, Byrne Rd, Coquitlam)
Hans Christian Andersen (Yaletown)
Volkswagen Lemon (Byrne Rd)
Martha Graham: Satyric Festival (Ash)
After the Party, Camouflage: Green, Camouflage: multi (Bentall)
Camouflage: multi, Truck: Black, Truck: Blue (West Edmonton)