GAY POP ART
Danny Warhole’s fascination with pop art started as a teenager, when he first visited the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and continued into adulthood. Through Danny’s art, he seeks to pay homage to pop artists including Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns and Roy Lichtenstein, and celebrate gay culture much in the way that these artists celebrated American iconography.
Most notably, Danny created a series of pieces entitled "The Gay Essentials." These pieces were inspired by Andy Warhol's artworks of common household objects (Brillo boxes, Campbell's Soup Cans, Coca-Cola Bottles), and the idea that we attach feelings to our familiarity with common objects. Playing on this idea, Danny focused on objects unique to the gay experience, like a Rush poppers bottle, a PrEP/Truvada pill, a Gun Oil lubricant bottle and Charlie by Mathew Zink underwear.
As another example, Danny’s piece, “Positions 0 through 9” was inspired by Jasper Johns’ “Figures 0 through 9.” Where as Johns overlaid numerical figures on top of each other, Warhole drew a series of outlines of the male figure in various sexual positions, and overlaid them on top of each other.