The Andy Warhol Museum is the global keeper of Andy Warhol’s legacy. Located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the place of Andy Warhol’s birth, The Andy Warhol Museum holds the largest collection of Warhol’s artworks and archival materials. They are one of the most comprehensive single-artist museums in the world and the largest in North America.
The Warhol holds the largest collection of Warhol’s artworks and archival materials. Paintings, drawings, commercial illustrations, sculptures, prints, photographs, wallpapers, sketchbooks, and books cover the entire range of Warhol’s career, from his early student work to pop art paintings and collaborations. The Warhol’s film and video collection includes approximately 350 preserved Warhol films, and it houses the entire output of the artist’s work in video, comprised of more than 4,000 videotapes. The archives is the greatest single collection of ephemera documenting Warhol’s life, and it includes Warhol’s serial work the Time Capsules—610 containers that the artist filled, sealed, and sent to storage.
The collection includes 900 paintings; approximately 100 sculptures; nearly 2,000 works on paper; more than 1,000 published and unique prints; 4,000 photographs; 60 feature films; 200 Screen Tests; and more than 4,000 videos. The collection also features Warhol wallpaper and books.
Some of the most notable artworks include 1960s pop art paintings of consumer products, including Campbell’s Soup Cans and Coke, and celebrities portraits of stars like Elizabeth Taylor, Jackie Kennedy, Marilyn Monroe, and Elvis Presley; 1970s series, such as Death and Disaster, Mao, and abstract Oxidations; and works from the 1980s, including The Last Supper and collaborative paintings made with younger artists, such as Jean-Michel Basquiat and Francesco Clemente.
From the time he obtained his first film camera in 1963 until his death in 1987, Warhol actively explored the moving image, creating films, personal portraits, programs for cable television, and music videos. Among the films and videos in the collection are Warhol’s Empire, The Chelsea Girls, and Sleep, as well as video diaries, experimental soap operas, music videos, commercial work-for-hire, and all completed episodes of the television series Fashion, Andy Warhol’s T.V., and Andy Warhol’s Fifteen Minutes.
Drawings made by Warhol’s mother, Julia Warhola, are also included in the art collection.