Andy Warhol

Quick Facts

Full NameAndrew Warhola Jr.
Date of BirthAugust 6, 1928
Place of BirthPittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Date of DeathFebruary 22, 1987
Place of DeathNew York City, U.S.
Resting PlaceSt. John the Baptist Byzantine Catholic Cemetery, Bethel Park, Pennsylvania
EducationCarnegie Institute of Technology (Carnegie Mellon University)
Artistic FieldsPrintmaking, painting, cinema, photography
Notable WorksCampbell’s Soup Cans (1962), Marilyn Diptych (1962), Chelsea Girls (1966 film), Exploding Plastic Inevitable (1966 event)
Art MovementsPop art, contemporary art
Signature StylePop art
Famous StudioThe Factory
Major ContributionsManaged The Velvet Underground, coined “15 Minutes of fame”
Notable IncidentShot by Valerie Solanas in 1968
DeathDied of cardiac arrhythmia post-gallbladder surgery
MuseumThe Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh
Notable AuctionsSilver Car Crash (Double Disaster) sold for $105 million (2013), Shot Sage Blue Marilyn sold for $195 million (2022)
ParentsOndrej Warhola (Andrew Warhola Sr.) and Julia Warhola
SiblingsTwo elder brothers: Pavol (Paul) and John
EthnicityLemko (Eastern European)
ReligionRuthenian Catholic
Early CareerCommercial illustrator in the 1950s
Books AuthoredThe Philosophy of Andy Warhol, Popism: The Warhol Sixties
Magazine FoundedInterview

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