Andy Warhol, ‘Georges Marciano’, 1980, Revolver Gallery
Andy Warhol, ‘Georges Marciano’, 1980, Revolver Gallery
Andy Warhol, ‘Georges Marciano’, 1980, Revolver Gallery

Title: Georges Marciano
Medium: Synthetic Polymer Paint and Silkscreen Ink on Canvas
Year: 1980
Size: 40” x 40”
Edition: Unique

WARHOL GEORGES MARCIANO

Georges Maricano was created in 1980 by Andy Warhol. Marciano, the co-founder of the American clothing brand GUESS?, appreciated Warhol’s unparalleled art form and commissioned a piece from the artist. Taking one of Marciano’s pictures, Warhol transformed his image into one of his pop art creations. Marciano once said, “I’ve always been a collector… I love beautiful things and art and culture definitely fall into this category… I believe that culture and art are important because they are closely linked to fashion. They are a true expression of the self just like my other passion – fashion.”

WARHOL GEORGES MARCIANO AS PART OF ANDY WARHOL’S LARGER BODY OF WORK

Andy Warhol was at the forefront of his career in the pop art movement creating commissioned portraits of iconic American celebrities, such as Marilyn Monroe, Muhammad Ali and Elvis Presley. He experienced a flood of commissions from an array of individuals hoping to be part of his collection. Having one’s portrait painted by Warhol carried a high amount of prestige and class. It was considered a form of social validation and public acceptance. Warhol’s portrait of Marciano hangs in Marciano’s hotel, L’Hotel, in the Old Port of Montreal.

About Andy Warhol

Obsessed with celebrity, consumer culture, and mechanical (re)production, Pop artist Andy Warhol created some of the most iconic images of the 20th century. As famous for his quips as for his art—he variously mused that “art is what you can get away with” and “everyone will be famous for 15 minutes”—Warhol drew widely from popular culture and everyday subject matter, creating works like his 32 Campbell's Soup Cans (1962), Brillo pad box sculptures, and portraits of Marilyn Monroe, using the medium of silk-screen printmaking to achieve his characteristic hard edges and flat areas of color. Known for his cultivation of celebrity, Factory studio (a radical social and creative melting pot), and avant-garde films like Chelsea Girls (1966), Warhol was also a mentor to artists like Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat. His Pop sensibility is now standard practice, taken up by major contemporary artists Richard Prince, Takashi Murakami, and Jeff Koons, among countless others.

American, 1928-1987, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, based in New York, New York

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2017
Andy Warhol: Lips, Roberts & Tilton, Culver City
2016
Andy Warhol: Shadows, Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Bilbao
2015
YES!YES!YES! WARHOLMANIA IN MUNICH, Museum Brandhorst, Munich
2015
Andy Warhol: Little Red Book #178, Frye Art Museum, Seattle
2015
Warhol by the Book, Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown

Solo Shows on Artsy

2017
Andy Warhol: Lips, Roberts & Tilton, Culver City
2016
Andy Warhol: Shadows, Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Bilbao
2015
YES!YES!YES! WARHOLMANIA IN MUNICH, Museum Brandhorst, Munich
2015
Andy Warhol: Little Red Book #178, Frye Art Museum, Seattle
2015
Warhol by the Book, Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown
2014
2014
2011
Made in Italy, Gagosian, Rome

Group Shows on Artsy

2016
Art Basel Miami Beach, Edward Tyler Nahem Fine Art LLC, New York
2016
Los Angeles to New York: The Dwan Gallery, 1959-1971, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Washington
2016
Big Picture: Art After 1945, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle
2016
The Doris and Donald Fisher Collection, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), San Francisco
2016
Unfinished: Thoughts Left Visible, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
2016
MashUp: The Birth of Modern Culture, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
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