Interesting Facts About Andy Warhol
Andy Warhol was American Pop Artist famous for his painting of Campbell’s Soup cans. His real name was Andrew Warhola originally from Czechoslovakia, but born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His very first movie was called ‘Sleep’ and it was 6 hour long never ending masterpiece of his friend sleeping. Nine people attended premiere. Seven of them stayed and watched the movie. Two of them left within the first hour. He was fascinated with movie making so he created at least 60 more movies. Let’s name some of them: Kiss, Blowjob, Eat, Shoulder, Couch, Face, Kitchen, Horse, Suicide, Drink, Closet, Sunset, Bitch and the list goes on.
Andy almost died when he was shot three times in the chest by Valerie Solanis. Valerie said that Andy Warhol had too much control over her life. Valerie was a founder of club called SCUM (Society for Cutting Up Men) and she was the only member of the group.
Andy’s films were certainly very unusual and unique. Sleep simply monitored a poet sleeping for six hours. Empire is merely eight hours of footage in New York City of the Empire State Building during dusk. Chelsea Girls was perhaps the most popular film ever made by Warhol.
Andy Warhol Quotes
“Art is what you can get away with.”
“Everyone will be famous for 15 minutes.”
How Did Andy Warhol Die?
For those who didn’t know Andy Warhol was homosexual, but also very religious man. He died in hospital from heart attack because hospital stuff overloaded him with fluids after his routine gallbladder surgery.
TheArtStory.org does an excellent job profiling all of Warhol’s wonderful art.
Here is a link to the Warhol: the Andy Warhol Museum.
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Andy Warhol was born on August 6, 1928. Warhol was once advised by an art teacher to paint what he liked, which happened to be rather ordinary things. from ColorizedHistory