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Who Was Andy Warhol?

Andy Warhol was one of the most important artists of pop art, which became extremely popular in the second half of the twentieth century. Everybody knows his paintings like for example the Campbell's soup cans, Marylin Monroe`s many colorful portraits and The famous Velvet Underground Banana Album Cover.

Mads Mikkelsen as Andy Warhol 

Back in Wroclaw, you have the opportunity to see origanl album covers made by Andy Warhol until the end of february 2014 - a must-see!
Address: Ogrody Doswiadczen. Humanitarium; Stabłowicka 147, 54-066 Wroclaw, Poland

Humanitarium currently hosting the exhibition "Play the Music - from physics to music," which creates 25 interactive exhibits depicting the world of music since the formation of the sound wave through the game on a laser harp Jean-Michael Jarre, to the covers of the greatest hits and a collection of over 100 vinyl records. These are unique pieces, which have been designed by world-renowned artists. "Few people know that Andy Warhol designed 51 covers, ​​starting even from the 50's," says Isabella Chyłek, initiator of the exhibition presented to 3 November in Krakow café Pause In Garden. In Wroclaw Humanitarium you will have the opportunity to see 21 of the original art cover from the private collection of Peter Metz.The most famous, of course, " Velvet Underground " with a yellow banana and " Sticky Fingers " by the Rolling Stones with a zipper. Some projects by Andy Warhol ( Diana Ross , Paul Anka , John Lennon and others) represent a kind of extension of the cycle of portraits of idols ( Muhammad Ali , Marilyn Monroe, Mick Jagger ). The exhibition of album covers designed by Andy Warhol will be exhibited in Wrocław from 5 December 2013 to 28 February 2014 in the Campus Humanitarium in Wroclaw Research Centre EIT + , ul. Stabłowicka 147a . The exhibition will bear multimedia information playing in the background. As the icing on the cake there will be unique turntables by Transcriptors Transcriber, Transcriptor Prisma and other players and audio media that have already been forgotten. In Krakow, the exhibition " Warhol Covers" enjoyed great success.

Debbie Harry- Rock Bird/ French Kiss

The Rolling Stones- Emotional Tattoo

John Lennon- Menlove Ave

The Velvet Underground 

The Rolling Stones- Sticky Fingers

The Rolling Stones- Love You Live 

The Smiths- Rough Trade

Diana Ross- Silk Electric (1982) 

Miguel Bosé- Milano/ Madrid (1983)

MTV High Priority- RCA (1986)

Paul Anka- The Painter (1976)

The Rolling Stones- Sticky Fingers

Johnny Griffin- The Congregation

Billie Squier- Emotion in Motion (1982)

Aretha Franklin- Aretha (1986)

Close to the Humanitarium lies the "Dolnoslaskie Centrum Materialow I Biomaterialow Wroclawskie Centrum Badan" (Dolnoslaskie Center of Wroclaw Materials and Biomaterials Research Center).

When speaking of Andy Warhol, one must not forget mentioning Edie Sedgwick, who was a beautiful muse for him. 

The true story of one woman`s brief and ultimately tragic flirtaction with fame in the 1960`s provides the basis for this biographical drama. In 1943, Edie Sedgwick (Sienna Miller) was born to a wealthy and socially prominent family grewing up with beauty and money, but also experiencing a history of mental illness; she was hospitalized with an eating disorder in her late teens, and by the time she was 21, two of her seven siblings had died before their time. In 1964, Edie moved to New York City, and quickly made a splash on the Manhattan social scene; she became friends with the famous pop artist Andy Warhol (Guy Pearce), who was fascinated by her loveliness and her quirky personality. So he wasted no time in casting her in one of his underground movies, and she quickly became a crucial part of his team. Fashion Icon Diana Vreeland (Illeana Douglas) was convinced Edie had the looks and chram to also become a successful model, and soon she was gracing the pages of Life, Vogue, and Glamour. But when she met Billy Quinn (Hayden Christensen), a folk rock singer-songwriter, he persuaded her that Warhol and his associates were sinply using her fame and beauty for their own gain, and so she found herself torn between two powerful mentors, one of whom had became her lover as well. Factory Girl also co-stars Jimmy Fallon, Mena Suvari, and Tara Summers as regulars at the Warhol "Factory". The character of Musician was inspired partially by Bob Dylan, who was romantically involved with Edie Sedgwick for a short time.


and here the original Edie Sedgwick

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  1. Good article :) I would also recommend to see David LaChapelle photography. Andy was his teacher and mentor - and it's obviously visible in his photos ;)
    Thanks for posting ;)

  2. Thanx for the tip, I will keep that one in mind! :)