"Making money is art and working is art and good business is the best art." - Andy Warhol
Warhol was born the poor, sickly son of a steelworker but was able to create an estate that was valued at over $700 Mil at the time of his death in 1987. He broke into the art world by relentlessly focussing on the mundane but it was his obsession with culture, people, and money that made him a household name.
His success was magnified by his introduction of a new business model to one of history's oldest professions, portrait painting. From there broke into new markets by founding a film studio, starting a magazine, producing a tv show, managing a band, and lecturing around the world (kind of).
Equal parts business and art history, this class will look at Warhol's rise to fame, his fascination with money, and the business practices he used to become one of the most successful people of his time.
Andy Warhol, Businessman