Andy Warhol, born 1928 in Pittsburgh, died 1987 in New York. Very few artists achieve the level of recognition that secures for them a place in the public imagination. Andy Warhol was an artist who did. However, this very celebrity of Warhol´s, his sheer, inescapable fame, has often disguised the fact that he was one of the most serious - and one of the most important - artists of the twentieth century. He quite simply changed how we all see the world around us. He also had an uncanny ability to select precise images that still have great resonance today. The straight-forward, shockingly simple images - usually culled from the pages of newspapers and magazines or discovered in photographs - found their way to a new authorship, becoming timeless, potent signs, that are indelible in the minds of most of us.