Andy Warhol ’60s
Andy Warhol really emerged as an artist in the 1960s. Warhol had his first exhibition in New York at Eleanor Ward’s Stable Gallery in 1962. This exhibit included his most known works today.The 60s was where Warhol began to make paintings of iconic American objects such as the dollar bills, coca-cola bottles, electric chairs and celebrities. His first exhibition included such works.
In 1963, Warhol met poet John Giorno that starred in his first film Sleep. During the 60s, Andy Warhol also founded his studio The Factory. Here gathered a wide range of artists, musicians, and underground celebrities. His work became popular and controversial.
As an advertisement illustrator in the 1950s, Warhol used assistants to increase his productivity. Collaboration would remain a defining aspect of his working methods throughout his career. This was particularly true in the 1960s. One of the most important collaborators during this period was Gerard Malanga. Malanga assisted the artist with the production of silkscreens, films, sculpture, and other works at The Factory.
During the 1960s Warhol had a lot of followers which he wanted to make into Superstars. They including Nico, Joe Dallesandro, Edie Sedgwick, Viva, Ultra Violet, Holly Woodlawn, Jackie Curtis, and Candy Darling. These people all participated in the Factory films.