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Patrick Hughes Biography

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Patrick Hughes is a British artist who works in London. Born in Birmingham in 1939, he attended James Graham Day College in Leeds, where afterward he taught at Leeds College of Art. He eventually left that role to produce artwork independently, and his early pieces are characterized by a sense of playfulness and rejection of the serious tone of many of his contemporaries, who focused on sociopolitical issues regarding race,...

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Inject Some Diva Energy into Your Home with These Five Pieces by Andy Warhol

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It's no secret that Andy Warhol captured the American pop culture lover’s fascination with starlets better than any other artist of his generation. And his fascination with divas provided some standout works that have found themselves homes in everywhere from the Museum of Modern Art in New York City to NorthPark Mall in Dallas. And now, you can even decorate your own home with authentic silkscreens and lithographs of Warhol’s divas...

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Andy Warhol's Influences: Dadaism and Appropriation

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A staple artist in Edward Kurstak’s portfolio of art for sale, Andy Warhol is perhaps best-known for his stylized re-workings of popular imagery swiped directly from the American cultural landscape and collective imagination. But Warhol’s artistic practice, as well as his ideas encompassed within it, were not born from a vacuum. He was in fact heavily influenced by artists associated with the Dada movement, particularly Marcel Duchamp, who worked decades before...

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Shepard Fairey Biography

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Shepard Fairey’s artwork encompasses graphic design, illustration, pop art and street art, with a heavy emphasis on social activism and societal critique. Fairey is perhaps best known for his “Hope” campaign, a series of posters that portray then-presidential candidate Barack Obama in a portrait setting in an iconic vector-graphic style featuring red, beige and multiple shades of blue, along with the word “HOPE,” “PROGRESS,” “CHANGE.” These posters, inspired by Social...

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Andy Warhol's Cowboys and Indians Series

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At the zenith of his international fame in the 1960s and 70s, Warhol became renowned for producing copies upon copies of American pop icons: celebrities from Elizabeth Taylor to Marlon Brando, oversized Brillo pad boxes, paintings of Campbell's soup cans and more. In doing so, his work synthesized highbrow and lowbrow tastes and suggested that the commercial, mass-marketed world of midcentury US capitalism was indeed worthy of observation and reflection in fine art, as well as critical...

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