Today August 6, the foremost ground breaker in modern art history would have celebrated his ninetieth birthday. The importance of Andy Warhol’s (1928–1987) legacy can in no sense be overrated and - consciously or not - we are all products of his idea of contemporary life and society. What made his art subversive?
1. With his art, he saw through the birth of the post-industrial era, pointing out the age of consumerism.
2. His works bridge the gap between the classic art of portraiture and the idea of modern mass media icons, such as Marilyn Monroe, Mao Tse Tung and Elvis Presley
3. He renewed and developed the art film. Together with avantgarde young talents, he let his Factory become a studio for experimental film production.