Friday, January 23, 2009

Andy Warhol, Marilyn Monroe and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis in Wax

I made these images of ANDY WARHOL, JACQUELINE KENNEDY ONASSIS and MARILYN MONROE in wax at MADAME TUSSAUDS Wax Museum in Times Square. Andrew Warhola (August 6, 1928 – February 22, 1987), more commonly known as Andy Warhol, was an American painter, filmmaker and conceptual artist, who was a leading figure in the movement known as pop art. After a successful career as a commercial illustrator, Warhol became famous worldwide for his work as a painter, avant-garde filmmaker, record producer, author, and public figure known for his membership in wildly diverse social circles that included bohemian street people, distinguished intellectuals, Hollywood celebrities and wealthy aristocrats.
Warhol has been the subject of numerous retrospective exhibitions, books, and feature and documentary films. Warhol created the concept of "15 minutes of fame", which refers to the fleeting condition of fame in the modern world, mainly attributed to mass media and transience in human beings. (From wikipedia).
Two of his famous paintings are those of actress MARILYN MONROE, and former First Lady JACQUELINE KENNEDY.

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