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Andy Warhol born Andrew Warhola; August 6, 1928 - February 22, 1987, was an American artist, film director and producer. He was also a leading figure in the visual art movement known as Pop Art. His works flourished in the 1960s, and explored the relationships between artistic expression, advertising and celebrity culture. They spanned a variety of media, including painting, silk screening, photography and film.

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Peel Slowly And See

"The famous banana, even without its suggestive peel-off skin, will forever be one of the most valuable icons created by Andy Warhol."
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Andy Warhol designed one of most iconic album covers of all time, featuring a simple yellow banana on the sleeve of The Velvet Underground's debut record. Warhol, undeterred by his lack of experience in the music industry, had become the band's manager two years prior and even introduced the German vocalist Nice to the group. Early editions of the record cover featured removable stickers, allowing music fans to peel the banana's yellow skin to reveal a pink fruit underneath. These early covers, now a rare collector's item, also included the titillating suggestion, "Peel Slowly and See". Though Warhol cut ties with The Velvet Underground in 1968, he continued experimenting with the banana motif in silkscreens and polaroids, favoring the fruit for its phallic shape and ubiquity in American daily life.

Silver Factory

"Silver, fractured mirrors, and tin foil."
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Caraway Syrup

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The original Factory was often referred to as the Silver Factory. In 1963, artist Ray Johnson took Warhol to a "haircutting party" at Billy Name's apartment, decorated with tin foil and silver paint, and Warhol asked him to rereate the same scheme for his recently leased loft. Silver, fractured mirrors, and tin foil were the basic decorating materials loved by early amphetamine users of the 1960s. Name covered the whole factory in silver, even the elevator. Warhol's years at the Factory were known as the Silver Era. Aside from the prints and paintings, Warhol produced shoes, films, sculptures and commissioned work in various genres to brand and sell items with his name. His first commissions consisted of a single silkscreen portrait for $25,000, with additional canvases in other colors for $5,000 each. He later increased the price of alternative colors to $20,000 each. Warhol used a large portion of his income to finance the Factory.

Marilyn

"The more you look at the same exact thing, the more the meaning goes away, and the better and emptier you feel."
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Kaffir Lime and Pomegranate Cordial,
Java Apple, Ginger

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ZERO PROOF VERSIONLyre's American Malt, Osmanthus Tea,
Kaffir Lime and Pomegranate Cordial,
Java Apple, Ginger

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A signed photograph of the child film star Shirley Temple, which is believed to have inspired Andy Warhol's pop art images of Marilyn Monroe, was to go on show in Britain.The photograph, in which Temple looks remarkably similar to how Monroe appeared in the later artwork, was sent to Warhol in 1941 when he was 13. Andy Warhol filmed "Poor Little Rich Girl (1965)" The title references the 1936 film of the same name, starring Shirley Temple, whom Warhol idolized as a child.

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