Born on August 6, 1928, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Andy Warhol started his working life as a magazine and ad illustrator who then became a leading artist of the 1960s Pop art movements. He ventured into a wide variety of art forms, including performance art, filmmaking, video installations and writing, and controversially blurred the lines between fine art and mainstream aesthetics.
Nearly 30 years after his death, Andy Warhol remains one of the most influential figures in contemporary art and culture. His life and work inspires creative thinkers worldwide thanks to his enduring imagery, his artfully cultivated celebrity, and the ongoing research of dedicated scholars. His impact as an artist is far deeper and greater than his one prescient observation that “everyone will be world famous for fifteen minutes.”
Warhol died on February 22, 1987, in New York City.