A Warhol bouquet perfect for the pop master's birthday.
Andy Warhol signs "Interview" magazine covers featuring the photography of Houstonian Suzanne Paul at Texas Gallery, circa 1980s. (Courtesy Deborah Colton Gallery, Houston.)
Karen Bystedt and Ralph Ziman's "Untitled," 1982 photograph with mixed media, photo 1982, collaboration 2014, at Samara Gallery, Houston.
He put Pop art on the map by creating fervor around a can of Campbell’s soup, began Interview Magazine — the forerunner to today’s tabloid gossip-fueled weeklies — foreshadowed filmmaking and video as an art form, and was America’s greatest history painter of the 20th century.
Happy Birthday, Andy Warhol, who would be 87 today (1928-1987), the kid from Pittsburgh (also my hometown) who worshiped fame and Tinseltown, then became his own celebrity, creating his Factory studio, where film stars, socialites, royals and even politicians brushed up against the art world and were captured on canvas or magazine cover.
Follow live video from Warhol’s graveside, in Pittsburgh. Surely Andy (who’s original name was Andrew Warhola Jr.) would be pleased with the hoopla.