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Andy Warhol

Art History Final Project
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Taylor Thomas

on 27 May 2013

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Transcript of Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol BY:Taylor Thomas
McKenna Hockemier
Kayla Watanabe Early Life Death In 1968 Valerie Solanas attempted to kill Warhol and the curator of his art studio after a misunderstanding about a misplaced movie script. Warhol's injuries affected him the rest of his life. ATTEMPTED MURDER!!! Founded by Warhol and Stuart Pivar in 1979 NEW YORK Academy of art Warhol adopted a band called the Velvet Underground and personally designed their cover art. MUSIC After suffering postoperative complications from a routine gall bladder procedure, Warhol died at the age of 58. Campbell's Soup I: Tomato
created 1962 Marilyn Diptych 1962 Endangered Species: Grevy's Zebra 1983 Album Cover: The Velvet Underground and Nico 1967 Warhol was born August 6, 1928 in Pittsburgh. Because he was a hypochondriac, Warhol was an isolated child and especially close to his mother. "I never think that people die. They just go to department stores."
-Warhol Warhol's father died when he was 13. Warhol studied commercial art at Carnegie Institute of Technology and later earned a BA degree of Fine Arts in Pictorial Design. He began exhibiting his work in the early 1950s for various advertisements. Shoe ad for I.Miller Shoes 1928-1987 The life of Random fact: Warhol's full name was Andrew Warhola Television Warhol hosted a talk show for upcoming musician on MTV called "Andy Warhol's Fifteen Minutes" in 1985 EDUCATION "I always thought I'd like my own tombstone to be blank. No epitaph, and no name. Well, actually, I'd like it to say 'figment.'"
-Warhol In 1987, the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts was established in accordance with Warhol's will. Mission: To foster innovative artistic expression and the creative process.

Primarily supports work of a challenging and often experimental nature. LEGacy POP ART Pope of Pop By 1960, Warhol was an established commercial illustrator. RANDOM FACT: Warhol owned over forty wigs. A NY wig-maker sewed them from hair imported from Italy. When a girl snatched his wig at a book-signing, Warhol noted in his diary, ‘I don’t know what held me back from pushing her over the balcony.’ When Warhol died the band reunited and wrote an album entitled, Songs for Drella, a tribute to Warhol. "Once you 'got' Pop, you could never see a sign again the same way again. And once you thought Pop, you could never see America the same way again." -Warhol Random fact: Warhol had a foot fetish. OTHER WORKS Warhol also published books and produced movies. Movie poster for 1963 film "Sleep" in which a man was shown sleeping for 5 hours. "I always suspected that I was watching TV instead of living life... Right when I was being shot and ever since, I knew that I was watching television. The channels switch, but it's all television."
-Warhol the end
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