Graffiti: The art of the 80s was about visual art and graphic art. Graffiti art started in the late 1970s, but it boomed during the 1980s. The art of graffiti was discovered in the 1980s and many artists would diverge from subculture and go into commercial art used for advertising and selling. Famous sprayers, or people who used spray paint for their art, grew famous as well when graffiti became more popular. An example is Harald Naegeli, a sprayer who was once perceived as a criminal but is now regarded as an important artist. Famous graffiti artists include Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat.
Graffiti made an impact on art nowadays, and you can see graffiti on walls everywhere in the Philippines. Before, people who did graffiti were regarded as criminals, but the in 1980s people strayed from traditional work and explored other types of art. In the 80s the younger people also began to embrace the hip-hop culture and graffiti inspired the younger artists of the age.
Andy Warhol: Andy Warhol was known as the leader of pop art in the 1980s. One of his most famous works would be the Campbell soup painting that he painted. In the mid 80s, his reputation as a media icon rose and his style helped many younger pop artists. He also did many popular series of works and made portraits of celebrities such as Michael Jackson and Marilyn Monroe. He died on February 22, 1987 because of complications for his gall bladder surgery.
Andy Warhol’s work inspired many younger artists. He also created commercial art like his Campbell soup painting as well as another painting for Coke. His simple style inspired the younger artists as well, and help them develop new techniques.
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