A couple months ago we had visitors in from out-of-town and decided to go to The Art Institute of Chicago. To my delight, we were able to view the exhibit “Andy Warhol-From A to B and Back Again.” I have always been intrigued by Andy Warhol, so to see this exhibit was the highlight of my day.
Andy Warhol is perhaps most notably known as the wild-haired artist from the 60’s that painted the Campbell’s soup can. That he was, but before he became an iconic American Pop artist, did you know he was a commercial artist and graphic designer? He made his start doing advertisements, illustrations and working for magazines. He loved shoes, he was fascinated with pop culture and was one of the first artists to use a Mac computer to make art. So yah, I can totally relate to this guy! His use of film and photography were on point, too. If only social media existed back then, considering he practically invented the “selfie.”
Warhol’s vision, his nonconformity and his experimentation with technique is something I admire. He was unconventional and that is one of the things I loved about him and his work. I challenge all of us to try to make an effort to push boundaries and look at the every day through a different lens.