Andy Warhol

Fascinated by consumer culture, the media, and fame, Andy Warhol became one of the most important artists of the twentieth century, creating the prototype of the artist as a social celebrity, successful business person, and mass producer. He derived his subject matter from popular culture and established himself as a prime mover in the pop art movement with his paintings of Campbell’s Soup cans. Using cultural icons such as Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Warhol celebrated the transience of taste and fame.

Source: Andy Warhol Foundation