Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol

American artist, film director, and producer (1928–1987)
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Andy Warhol (; born Andrew Warhola; August 6, 1928 – February 22, 1987) was an American artist, film director, and producer who was a leading figure in the visual art movement known as pop art. His works explore the relationship between artistic expression, advertising, and celebrity culture that flourished by the 1960s, and span a variety of media, including painting, silkscreening, photography, film, and sculpture. Some of his best known works include the silkscreen paintings Campbell's Soup Cans (1962) and Marilyn Diptych (1962), the experimental films Empire (1964) and Chelsea Girls (1966), and the multimedia events known as the Exploding Plastic Inevitable (1966–67).

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Andy Warhol was born on Monday, 6 August 1928 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. His full name at birth was Andrew Warhola. He was best known as an artist. Warhol's country of citizenship (nationality) was American. He died on Sunday, 22 February 1987 in New York City, New York, USA at the age of 58. Andy attended high school at Schenley High School, North Oakland, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. For university, he studied at Carnegie Institute of Technology, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. His religion is listed as Roman Catholic. He was 5' 9½" (177 cm) tall and weighed 170 lbs (77 kg) with a slim build. He had blue eyes and blonde hair (color). His net worth was reported to be $220,000,000 US dollars. His zodiac star sign was Leo.

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Full name at birth
Andrew Warhola
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Claim to fame
Pop art, The Factory
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Date of birth
6 August 1928
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Place of birth
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
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Date of death
22 February 1987
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Age
58 (age at death)
Place of death
New York City, New York, USA
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Cause of death
Irregular heartbeat (after a routine gallbladder surgery)
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Occupation
Photographer, Writer, Producer, Painter, Manager, Designer, Illustrator
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PERSONAL DETAILS

Height
5' 9½" (177 cm)
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Weight
170 lbs (77 kg)
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Distinctive feature
Often wore wigs, especially a straight platinum blonde
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Dress size
7
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Shoe size
11
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Pets
Archie (dog-dachshund)
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Net worth
$220,000,000 USD
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High school
Schenley High School, North Oakland, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
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University
Carnegie Institute of Technology, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
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  • Andy Warhol made a film called "Vinyl" in 1965.Vinyl is a American black-and-white experimental film directed by Andy Warhol at The Factory. It is an early adaptation of Anthony Burgess' novel A Clockwork Orange, starring Gerard Malanga, Edie Sedgwick, Ondine, and Tosh Carillo, and featuring such songs as "Nowhere to Run" by Martha and the Vandellas, "Tired of Waiting for You" by The Kinks, "The Last Time" by The Rolling Stones and "Shout" by The Isley Brothers.
  • 1984: He and Don Monroe directed music video "Hello Again" for The Cars. He also appeared in it, playing The Bartender.
  • Is portrayed by Clark Render in Ghostlight (2003)
  • Warhol's "A: A Novel," published in 1968, is based on 24 hours of tape recordings (24 one-hour tapes) of Ondine speaking. His tape-recorded musings were transcribed and typed up and serve as the basis of the novel, which was disingenuously presented as one day in the life of Ondine. The book is one of the premier artifacts of the Pop art movement/Pop culture. Warhol followed Ondine around New York City with a tape recorder, recording their conversations. Ondine was addicted to amphetamines and was prone to wild verbal flights that covered many subjects. To type up the tapes, Warhol hired teenage girls, some of whom were barely literate and made many errors. Warhol "edited" the resulting manuscript during a series of concerts given by The Velvet Underground (Lou Reed is one of the "characters" in the novel), sitting in the rear of the theater in the dark, reading proof sheets with a flashlight. Like James Joyce when confronted with transcription errors made by the French printers/compositors of the first edition of "Ulysses" (1922), Warhol loved the mistakes and decided to keep them in. He thought the mistakes improved the book as it made it worse, more of a Pop manifesto, and insisted that all the errata be left in the final draft, which he fancied as a Pop "Finnegans Wake." In his later book/memoir "Popism," Warhol explained, "I wanted to do a 'bad book' just the way I'd done 'bad movies' and 'bad art,' because when you do something exactly wrong, you always turn up something." Warhol, the author, refused to filter out the "background noise" or "static," thus preventing the reader from following a coherent narrative thread. The book intentionally is boring, as are many of Warhol's films. Of his films Warhold said that talking about them was more interesting than actually viewing them, and this likely was his intent with "A: A Novel" -- to create an artifact that made people talk about it -- and think.
  • Avoided the subject of death, except in his paintings (the Disaster series). He did not attend the funerals of his superstars nor did he attend his mother's funeral when she died in November 1972. After she passed away he continued to give the impression that she was still alive to people who would ask about her. Warhol did not mention his mother's death to any of his close friends. As late as 1976, when friends asked about his mother, Andy said, 'Oh, she's great. But she doesn't get out of bed much."

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