The hotel “Pullman Riga Old Town” will host a lecture “Pop-art: from kitsch to art. Andy Warhol – the genius of pop-art “

Hotel Pullman Riga Old Town continues a series of lectures on prominent artists. On July 1st, a lecture on the life and work of Andy Warhol will take place.

The history of art of the 20th century would be incomplete if the world had never known the name of Andy Warhol – an American artist, producer, designer, writer, collector, magazine publisher and film director, a key person in the history of the pop-art movement and contemporary art in general. Warhol is the founder of the “homo universale” ideology, the creator of works that are synonymous with the concept of “commercial pop art.”

The subjects of the lecture will be:

• How did Andy Warhol turn himself into a brand and why didn’t he like abstract expressionists;

•  Who generated the ideas of the early British pop-art;

• What did Georges Cera and Roy Lichtenstein have in common;

• How did Peter Blake became famous as an artist with the help of The Beatles;

• Who brought the philosophy of pop-art to a logical end.

Lecturer of the evening: Natalia Bataraga (Moscow) – art historian, creator of the project All About Art, fashion historian, stylist.