Latest Pop art Stories

2011-01-10 07:10:00

BORDENTOWN, N.J., Jan. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Artist Kip Omolade's "Diovadiova Project" uses drawings and paintings to position an unknown model to celebrity status through exhibitions, publications and commercial products. Recently, art and celebrity have shared an increased commercial co-existence. Jay-Z used an Andy Warhol painting for the cover art for his book "Decoded." Katy Perry's "Teenage Dream" CD cover was painted by fine artist Will Cotton. Kanye West commissioned painter...

2009-09-22 15:55:00

MILWAUKEE, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- This week, the Milwaukee Art Museum premieres the first U.S. museum exhibition to explore the late work of Andy Warhol. Organized by the Milwaukee Art Museum, Andy Warhol: The Last Decade opens September 26 and runs through January 3, 2010 before a national tour. Created amidst the bustle of his Pop celebrity, the works show vitality, energy, and a renewed spirit of experimentation. "Warhol is as misunderstood as he is famous," said John McKinnon,...

2009-09-12 13:40:30

Millions of dollars worth of original art made by the late artist Andy Warhol was stolen from a Los Angeles home, police say. Los Angeles police Detective Donald Hrycyk said 11 large portraits by the Pop Art icon were stolen from the home of noted art collector Richard L. Weisman last week, the Los Angeles Times reported Saturday. Hrycyk, head of the police department's art theft detail, said Weisman's housekeeper noticed the Warhol collection was missing Sept. 3. Other Warhol pieces, along...

2009-08-03 11:27:01

Artist Andy Warhol's 1984 portrait of the late pop star Michael Jackson is going on display at London's O2 arena before it is sold at auction in New York. The rendering will be exhibited at the venue where Jackson had been scheduled to start a series of concerts this month. Jackson died June 25 at the age of 50. He had been practicing for the O2 concert series in the weeks leading up to his death, which is still under investigation. Warhol died in 1987 after undergoing gall bladder surgery....

2006-05-22 17:48:23

By Chris Michaud NEW YORK (Reuters) - Don't have $10 million for an Andy Warhol Campbell's soup can painting? A mere $1,000 could buy the late artist's paintbrush or paint-splattered shoes when an array of his possessions hit the auction block next month. The items, included in a sale of celebrity memorabilia announced by Christie's on Monday, were culled from gifts that Warhol bestowed on Jeffrey Warhola and his other nephews when they visited their famous uncle from the late 1960s...

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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.