Wednesday, November 16, 2011


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There is a really cool online company that is taking your own digital portraits and turning them into Warhol style pop art.  The images can be put on canvas, or peel-and-stick, posters, acrylic print, plaques etc.  The possibilities are endless.  With the holidays right around the corner, this creative gift idea will go over well with family and friends.

Thumbnail for version as of 01:27, 4 March 2006Andy Warhol is such an icon of cool, retro style.  This American artist is best known for his pop-art style - the 1960's paintings of household products such as soup cans and his silkscreen method of printing famous people like Marilyn Monroe and Elvis Presley.  He was also a prolific filmmaker and producer.

"When you think about it, department stores are kind of like museums".

Warhol became obsessed with mass produced products as well as mass producing his own works of art.  He founded The Factory, where employees frantically worked on reproducing his prints and posters.  This location also became the hub of more than 300 experimental underground films.

I love the idea of paying homage to such an interesting retro artist by applying current technology to older aesthetics.  Warhol loved the idea of mass production, not hording his creations in secret like many other artists do.  So it seems so fitting that we honour him now by doing what he would have done.  After all, "imitation is the sincerest form of flattery."

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