Andy Warhol’s short life, from August 6, 1928 to February 22, 1987 gave him enough time to change the art world. The changes he originated in painting, printmaking, publishing and video to inspire us today.

The greatest compliment and honor one artist can pay to another is to be inspired by the other’s work. Being inspired does not mean being a copy-cat. Artists are a lot like scientists who build on the discoveries and work of other artists. Only the greatest artists can impel and inspire the ongoing flow and changes in art.

Andy Warhol is One of Those Great Artists Who Inspire Other Artists

As an artist Warhol’s work continues to inspire and effect my own. He is one of the greatest artistic influences on my work. His use of symbols in Pop Art, especially in his later work, mutates through other artists such as Jasper Johns and Word Artists like Jenny Holzer and Lawrence Weiner to become the strokes of my Post Conceptual Art in the twenty-first century. Warhol’s influence on my work becomes visually obvious with my Essence Portrait of him. It was my first of the portraits and it inspired the rest of the series. It is created out of small strokes of the original alpha-numeric, phonic and binary symbols that are original to Psalm 19, which is also my favorite psalm.

Psalm 19 (Andy Warhol)

This image was recently used by Interview magazine — Warhol’s magazine– as their avatar of Twitter and also posted on Facebook

Today, in honor of Andy Warhol’s birthday, I’m posting my first prototype altered version of a basic Essence Portrait. Again, in homage, I’m parodying Warhol’s own Double Denied. It is part of a presentation and work I am creating for a new series about social media. This series uses avatars, including portraits.

So Happy Birthday Andy Warhol. Thanks for changing how I see the world.

Psalm 19 (Andy Warhol Double Denied)

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Judy Rey Wasserman is an artist and the founder of Post Conceptual Art theory and also the branch known as UnGraven Image Art at

Post Conceptual UnGraven Image Art theory is based at the intersection of ancient spiritual wisdom and cutting-edge contemporary science. It shows us a new and enhanced spiritual and science-based way to see the world. It is a life changing vision that can even become an actual new way of seeing that is a fulfillment of biblical prophecy. Can this be true? See for yourself.

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2 Replies to “Birthday Tribute to Andy Warhol”

  1. ..i love arts of andy warhole…
    im his number one fun in terms of arts activity…
    i used to do his famous andy warhole effect on my pictures…

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