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Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol was an American artist who was a leading figure in the visual art movement known as pop art. His works explore the relationship between artistic expression, celebrity culture and advertisement that flourished by the 1960s. Andy Warhol was born on 6th August 1928 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is known for his pop art and his work focuses of the crossover between celebrity, advertising and artistic expression. He worked with many forms of media, including: painting, printmaking, photography, drawing, sculpture, film and music. He also started a magazine (called Interview Magazine) and he wrote several books. He called his studio The Factory and it became a famous meeting place for creative people and celebrities. In the 1960s he produced a series of paintings of iconic American images and objects, these included: Campbell’s Soup cans, dollar bills, Marilyn Monroe and Elvis Presley and Coca-~Cola bottles. Andy Warhol was shot (and nearly died) on 3rd June 1968. The shooter was Valerie Solanas. In the 1970s Warhol produced work for many celebrities, including: Mick Jagger, John Lennon and Diana Ross. He founded the New York Academy of Art in 1979.

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