10 Andy Warhol Facts

Here are 10 facts about the American artist, Andy Warhol.

  • Andy Warhol was born on 6th August 1928 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
  • He is known for his pop art and his work focuses of the crossover between celebrity, advertising and artistic expression.

  • He worked with many forms of media, including: painting, printmaking, photography, drawing, sculpture, film and music. He also started a magazine (called Interview Magazine) and he wrote several books.
  • He called his studio The Factory and it became a famous meeting place for creative people and celebrities.
  • Warhol was a hypochondriac and was scared of hospitals and doctors.
  • In the 1960s he produced a series of paintings of iconic American images and objects, these included: Campbell’s Soup cans, dollar bills, Marilyn Monroe and Elvis Presley and Coca-Cola bottles.

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  • Andy Warhol was shot (and nearly died) on 3rd June 1968. The shooter was Valerie Solanas.
  • In the 1970s Warhol produced work for many celebrities, including: Mick Jagger, John Lennon and Diana Ross.
  • He founded the New York Academy of Art in 1979.
  • Andy Warhol died on 22nd February 1987 following post gallbladder surgery complications. He is buried at St John the Baptist Byzantine Cemetery, next to his parents.

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