Andy Warhol (1928-1987) was an artist, film director, and producer, famous for being a prominent figure in the Pop Art movement. Born in Pittsburgh, Philadelphia and died in New York City, New York where he lived and worked. He graduated from Carnegie Institute for Technology with a BFA in 1949.
His works explore the relationship between artistic expression, advertising, and celebrity culture that flourished by the 1960s and span a variety of media, including painting, silkscreening, photography, film, and sculpture. Warhol foreshadowed our current relationship with technology, using machines to broker connection and intimacy. Olivia Lang writes about how his work patrols the space between people, conducting a grand philosophical investigation into closeness and distance intimacy and estrangement. He rarely left the house without an armoury of cameras and tape recorders using them to broker and buffer interactions that has light to shed on how we deploy technology in our time of so-called connectivity.