There have been some really great artists in our generation. One of them has to be Andy Warhol. The guy was an absolute genius and an extremely important figure in the visual art movement. So when a guy is as influential as him, he by default becomes an interesting topic for documentaries and biopics. Netflix grabbed the opportunity with its docuseries about Andy Warhol. And here is what you need to know about the amazing artist.
Who was Warhol?
Andrew Warhola Jr. was born on August 6th, 1928. Andy is one of the most influential figures in the visual art movement called Pop Art.
His art is a blend of the celebrity culture that was at its peak in the 1960s, artistic expression, and advertising. His work of art includes painting, photography, and experimental films that are now cult classics.
Andy can easily be called America’s best-known artist. In fact, Andy and Picasso are the two most influential artists of the 20th century. Despite being a Jack of all trades, Andy was still a master of all. His book a, A Novel was the best book of the 1960s.
It is common belief that Andy revolutionized the mass media. He understood the importance of art and chose to capitalize on it. Andy was always at the right place at the right time. However, all this publicity and popularity was, in fact, a little dangerous for him.
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In June of 1968, Andy was shot by Valerie Solanas inside his studio. His wounds from the bullet led to gallbladder surgery complication that sadly was the reason for his demise in 1987.
Andy Warhol Netflix docuseries
Netflix actively commissions documentaries on figures of great importance throughout history. So when the streaming giant announced a six-episode limited docuseries about Andy Warhol, everyone expected great content.
The Andy Warhol Diaries started streaming on Netflix on March 9th. The series includes clippings and videos that Andy himself started documenting after the attempt on his life in 1968.
These clippings combined with and AI-generated voice of Warhol truly give us an inside of the artists’ personal life. His life is a colorful code that we can only try to decode, and Netflix only helps us by giving us pieces.
Give the docuseries a watch and let us know which part of the artist’s life truly shocked you.