Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol was born as Andrew Warhola on August 6th 1928 in Pittsburgh and was one of the most important artists of pop art, a genre that became popular in the second half of the 20th century. Though he is best remembered for his mass-produced paintings of Campbell's soup cans, he created hundreds of other works ranging from commercial advertisements to films. His best-known work including the soup cans reflected his views on the commercial culture of America.
Shoe designs
Warhol had Sydenham's chorea (also known as St. Vitus' Dance), the nervous system disease that causes involuntary movements. At times when he had to stay in bed he listened to the radio and collected pictures of movie stars. He studied commercial art and after his study he moved to New York City and began a career in magazine illustration and advertising.
Campbell's soup
He started exhibiting his art in the 50's and also designed some album covers for artists. Most famous is the banana cover from Velvet Underground with Nico from 1967.
Velvet Underground & Nico album cover

During the 60's he founded his studio "The Factory" and gathered about him a wide range of artists, writers, musicians, and underground celebrities. His work became popular and controversial.

Silver Clouds
On June 3 1968 radical feminist writer Valerie Solanas shot Warhol and Mario Amaya (art critic and curator) at Warhol's studio. They both survived the attack.
The nun from Ingrid Bergman
In the 70's he made many portraits of famous people.

Portrait Mick Jagger
In 1987 he was taken to hospital for a  gallbladder surgery after which he was recovering very well but died in his sleep because of irregular hearthbeat.
Brillo package art

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