The Case for Andy Warhol in Three Minutes

Earlier this year, Colin Marshall introduced you to The Art Assignment, a weekly web series that celebrates the creative process and “today’s most innovative artistic minds.” The series typically features the hosts, John Green and Sarah Urist Green, “traveling around the country, visiting artists and asking them to give you [the audience] an art assignment.” But sometimes they take a break from their travels and look back at influential artists who shaped the modern art scene — like Andy Warhol.

Above, you can watch “The Case for Andy Warhol,” a three minute video that puts Warhol’s life and work in artistic perspective, explaining why his work, sometimes dismissed as a passing fad, is really worth your time and consideration.

When you’re done with the clip, you can head over to this Smart History clip where Steven Zucker and Sal Khan break down the artistic merits of Warhol’s famous soup cans. This one runs seven minutes.

And stay tuned, The Art Assignment will be back soon with a primer on Mark Rothko.

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