Andy WARHOL- 1981 – Paul Delvaux – silkscreen and ink on canvas – 228 x 228 cm

Warhol makes art with machines, which makes him the great innovator of the twentieth-century art scene. He conceived the blotted-line technique, which consists of wet lines of ink being blotted on a second sheet of paper. Using photographs of noble portraits, dollars, pop stars, sex symbols and other popular themes, he became the hip visionary of a new era in art. He succeeded in replacing 800 years of painting by silk-screening. Portraits of Paul Delvaux is a unique masterpiece, made in his Factory. Warhol’s flower became the symbol of the “happy flower power” period of sex, drugs and rock-and-roll, and so did Warhol himself eventually.