A prolific revolutionary and proponent of the Pop Movement in the 1960s underground art scene, who was bent on exposing with his early works just how utterly superficial American society truly is, and forcing the abstract expressionists to recognize what they tried so ardently to block out. Warhol's immensely troubled personal life, however, is at times more fascinating than his art in itself.
His more popular works are now being bastardized by such teeny bopper clothing establishments as HotTopic and Urban Outitters. While this typically angers the hardened Warholiac who has spent years buidling a greater understanding of the true "genius" and social/homoerotic commentaries of Warhol's works, the true irony of this the current hatred of "Warhol mania" of the teen world by many an art elitist is that Warhol himself would have loved having his works (and his name) pimped out and reduced to kitsch by the younger generations, as he himself commonly stated and participated in (namely in the 1980s).
13-year-old: OMGZ! andy warhol is SOOOO teh sex! i just got the kewlest bag with a big banana on it from Urban Outfitters!!11!!1 warhol is my favorite artist EVER!! i got a marilyn monroe sleep mask too!
Person who has studied Andy Warhol: You do realize you're sporting a giant phallus on your bag, and that the Marilyn was a rumination on death, correct?
13-year-old: ...uuuh yeah. it's so pretty!!! warhol was a genius!!
Person who has studied Warhol: Please get away from me.
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