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Warhol, Andrew (Andy)

Born: 1928 AD
Died: 1987 AD, at 58 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Artists


1928 - Born on August 6th in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

1949 - Warhol graduated from the Carnegie Institute of Technology, Pittsburgh, with a degree in pictorial design.

1962 - Received sudden notoriety, when he exhibited paintings of Campbell's soup cans, Coca-Cola bottles, and wooden replicas of Brillo soap pad boxes.

1963 - He was mass-producing these purposely banal images of consumer goods by means of photographic silk screen prints, and he then began printing endless variations of portraits of celebrities in garish colours.

1966-1969 - Warhol devoted more of his energy to filmmaking. Usually classed as underground films, such motion pictures of his as "The Chelsea Girls", "Eat", "My Hustler", and "Blue Movie" are known for their inventive eroticism, plotless boredom, and inordinate length (up to 25 hours).

         - Warhol was shot and nearly killed by one of his would-be followers, a member of his assemblage of underground film and rock music stars, assorted hangers-on, and social curiosities.

1975-1979 - His "The Philosophy of Andy Warhol" was published, followed by "Portraits of the Seventies" and "Andy Warhol's Exposures".

1987 - Died on February 22nd in New York from heart attack while sleeping after his gallbladder surgery at the age of 58.


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