View Full Version : Was Warhol was the Grandfather of the modern pop-icon?

09-09-2003, 03:38 PM
Do you believe that Andy Warhol was the Grandfather of the modern pop-icon?

09-09-2003, 07:47 PM
Do you mean like Britteny Spears, etal.?

09-09-2003, 07:51 PM
andy warhol is britney's grandfather?
and marylin manson too?

09-09-2003, 08:24 PM
Hmm. Was the Velvet Underground a pop icon?

Maybe now...

09-09-2003, 08:27 PM
Andy at the Silver Factory with a Brillo box.

09-09-2003, 09:52 PM
The contrast of roughness with the soft kitty.... it makes no sense and yet.... :cat:

09-09-2003, 10:56 PM
What's your take on the question, Gar? Do you think so? Tell me more.

09-10-2003, 01:44 AM
Warhol, the icon of pop art. It is said.

Warhol, the grandfather of the modern pop-icon. Perhaps.

Warhol, the grandchild of the traditional Eastern Christian iconographer (http://csw.art.pl/new/2002/warhol_e.html)???

09-11-2003, 12:59 AM
Originally posted by Gar
Do you believe that Andy Warhol was the Grandfather of the modern pop-icon?

No, but I do think he was Uncle Lurch from the Adams Family.

09-11-2003, 01:52 AM

09-11-2003, 02:39 AM
I believe Elvis was probably more of a pop-icon earlier in his career than Warhol was, so I'd have to say no. Warhol didn't really hit his stride in the public's eye until the mid 1960's. Elvis was already on Ed Sullivan for a third time in 1958. The Beatles arrived in '62. Frank Sinatra ten years earlier. I wasn't around, so I dont know what exactly the popularity level of these stars were back in the day versus how we see them now.

From the pop-icons as we know them today, I'd probably trace thier lineage to Marilyn Monroe or James Dean or Elvis than Warhol. Warhol might have been the earliest (and best) to exploit popculture though.

- Greg

09-11-2003, 04:03 PM
Warhol pointed out to us the irony in popularism and self-aggrandizement. He made a mirror for pop culture to look into. Shoot, he made personal "mirrors"/images for many of these pop icons to see there own selves in. -thru his werk/imagery.

IMO, He was truly a remarkable person and the ultimate, original artist. Like no other. Even when he may not even have fully realized it himself.

He saw the human in the robot.

09-11-2003, 04:08 PM
Originally posted by Gar

He saw the human in the robot.