Old School Bohemians
NAME: Andy Warhol (aka Andrew Warhola)
OCCUPATION: Painter, printmaker, filmmaker, tastemaker, leader of the visual art movement for pop art.
HOMETOWN: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
YEARS IN NEW YORK: 38. Warhol moved to New York in 1949 starting out as a magazine illustrator and remained until he died in 1987.
KNOWN IN NEW YORK BECAUSE…: Warhol established himself among a variety of art scenes in New York, revolutionizing the pop art scene and creating a mini society of sorts with his Factory and the people who frequented it. His work can still be found gracing the walls of the New York MOMA.
THE SCENE: The Factory, a hip hangout spot for Warhol’s confidants, muses, drug buddies, and fellow artists, was also indeed a factory. It was an assembly line of sorts creating silkscreens used for mass production. It was also home of some of the most notable parties of the 60s and 70s.
WHY WE LOVE HIM: Warhol was criticized for the way he mass produced his art or exploited the people who surrounded him, but if nothing else, the man had great taste. His eye for art, photography, fashion, and beauty can be little compared to any other and we can all learn a little bit about marketing our work from his ideologies.