Commerce into art. This title deals with a critical observer of American society. Andy Warhol (1928-1987) is recognized today as the most important exponent of the Pop Art movement. He overturned the traditional understanding of art and placed in its stead a concept that retracts the individuality of the artist. Warhol was a critical observer of American society exposing his compatriots’ consumerism in his paintings ( Campbell and Brillo series) as well as their fascination for sensational journalism. In 1963 Warhol founded his Factory in New York literally a manufactory of ideas and work which influenced film in the 1960s published the influential magazine Interview in the late 1970s and also produced Warhol’s own artwork: Warhol conceived the idea and a worker in his factory carried it out. The work remained (consciously) unsigned – a fact which nevertheless did nothing to diminish Warhol’s reputation. He once complained that rich New Yorkers would willingly hang his Electric Chain in their living rooms – as long as its colours co-ordinated with the wallpaper and draperies. About the series: Every book in TASCHEN’s Basic Art Series features: a detailed chronological summary of the artist’s life and work covering the cultural and historical importance of the artist approximately 100 color illustrations with explanatory captions and a concise biography.