Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Andy Warhol - კიდევ ერთხელ, უფრო ვრცლად






Andy Warhol (August 6, 1928 — February 22, 1987) was an American artist, a central 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, an avant-garde filmmaker, a record producer, an author and a public figure known for his presence in wildly diverse social circles that included bohemian street people, distinguished intellectuals, Hollywood celebrities and wealthy aristocrats.A controversial figure during his lifetime (his work was often derided by critics as a hoax or "put-on"), Warhol has been the subject of numerous retrospective exhibitions, books and documentary films since his death in 1987. He is generally acknowledged as one of the most influential artists of the twentieth century.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

kalo mtxova komentarebi unda gavuketo da ai ak:

for all our non-georgian friends i will try my best and write in english.

andy warhol - georgian: ენდი უორჰოლი; a few bits about him from wikipedia - georgian: ვიკიპედია, alternative: უიქიფედია

"Andy Warhol was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Andy was the third child of his parents, Andrij (Andrew) Warhola and Ulja (Julia). His parents were working-class immigrants of Rusyn ethnicity from Miková, Austro-Hungarian Empire (now in northeastern Slovakia). Warhol's father immigrated to the USA in 1914, while his mother joined him in 1921, after the death of Andy Warhol's grandparents. Warhol's father worked in a coal mine. The family lived at 55 Beelen Street and later at 3252 Dawson Street in the Oakland neighborhood of Pittsburgh. The family was Byzantine Catholic and attended St. John Chrysostom Byzantine Catholic Church. Andy Warhol has two older brothers, John and Paul."

so we have another talented slav here, like so many others, but almost none of them was russian, as one after one another of the superheroes of that nation proves either to be jewish, ukrainian or of caucasian origin.

xo, da about andrej warholas roots theres is a very nice documentary called "totally warhol" which is being shown on german/french TV channel ARTE from time to time. those of us with a decent dish in tbilisi surely will have seen the movie.....

and last but not least theres a song about this incredible man by David Bowie called simply "Andy Warhol" on his "Honky Dory" album from the early seventies. sadly enough seu jorge, the brailian singer, didnt include that one in his portuguese sung alternative version of the album. (http://www.lastfm.de/music/Seu+Jorge/The+Life+Aquatic+Studio+Sessions)

besides, im still looking for people to help me find kartvelian words for the lyrics of that song, so if somebody is interested in that topic, mail to: ra_vkna@yahoo.de

მოგესალმებიტ ქალაკ არტანუჯიდან, ჰაჯიბექთაშვილი

ჰაჯიბექთაშვილი said...

check out the film under:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FECR3bVwhn0

Ralph H. said...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/georgienblogspotcom/sets/72157607854440250/