Art as political expression – Warhol

Andy Warhol’s political portraits anticipated today’s blurred boundaries between public office and stardom


Art has been used to express all kind of positions and is often only interpreted correctly years later.
When the artist makes it, it’s seen as controversial however later generations seem to appreciate it more and more.

Watch: How Andy Warhol’s Lost Computer Art Was Finally Found

BACK IN THE 1980s, computer makers were scrambling to get Andy Warhol to try out their spiffy new graphic software. Among them was Steve Jobs, who had been pestering Warhol to play with MacPaint, initially to a lukewarm response. “Jobs wanted Andy to use the Mac, but he didn’t like it because at that time the Mac was only grayscale and Andy really liked color, of course,” says Matt Wrbican, chief archivist at the Andy Warhol Museum.

Image what Warhol could have done for art on some longboard skateboards.