Ronnie Cutrone (1948-2013) was an American artist known for his association with the pop art movement and his collaborations with renowned artist Andy Warhol. Born on July 10, 1948, in New York City, Cutrone grew up immersed in the vibrant art and cultural scene of the city.
Cutrone's artistic journey began in the 1960s when he joined the Warhol Factory as one of Warhol's assistants and became part of the legendary group of artists and performers known as the "Warhol Superstars." During his time at the Factory, Cutrone worked closely with Warhol on various projects, including the production of iconic silk-screen prints. He also played a role in organizing events and exhibitions that defined the avant-garde art scene of the time.
In addition to his collaborative work with Warhol, Cutrone developed his own artistic style and body of work. He drew inspiration from popular culture, comic books, and cartoons, infusing his art with a vibrant and playful energy. Cutrone's paintings often featured bold colors, cartoon-like imagery, and a blend of pop culture references.
Throughout his career, Cutrone exhibited his artwork in galleries and museums internationally. He continued to explore various artistic mediums, including painting, sculpture, and mixed media, always maintaining a sense of whimsy and humor in his work.
Tragically, Ronnie Cutrone passed away on July 21, 2013, leaving behind a legacy as a talented artist who made significant contributions to the pop art movement. His artwork continues to be celebrated for its distinctive style and its ability to capture the spirit of the pop culture era.