August 6th would have been Andy Warhol’s 83rd birthday. Interest in the work of the pop art innovator shows no sign of flagging in the 21st century: recently, a 1963 self-portrait by the artist (originally sold for only $1,600) netted over $34.8 million at auction. For an in-depth examination of the American icon’s extraordinary career, take a look at former Nation art critic Arthur C. Danto’s Andy Warhol. Or try Pop Art Portraits, by Paul Moorhouse, featuring magnificent large-scale reproductions of work by Warhol, as well as Robert Rauschenberg, Roy Lichtenstein, David Hockney, and many others.
And be sure to try The Andy Warhol Museum’s D.I.Y. POP app, which lets you turn your photos into Warhol-esque portraits! We have some history posing with the Danto biography, so keep reading later this month as we have a bit of fun turning the app on our own staff!