Andy Warhol (born 6.8.1928 - died 22.2.1987)
Andy Warhol was an American artist best known for his contributions to the Pop Art style from the 1950s to the 1980s.
Net Worth: According to Celebrity Net Worth, Andy Warhol had a net worth of 220 million USD at the time of his death in 1987.
Childhood: Andy Warhol was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to Julia and Andrew Warhol Sr. The couple moved to the US from Czechoslovakia after their first child died. Andy was born with two older brothers, and graduated from Schenley High School in 1945. Originally intending to become an arts teacher, Warhol earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in pictorial design from the Carnegie Institute of Technology. In the same year, Warhol began a career in magazine illustration and advertising.
Career: Throughout the 1950s, Andy Warhol worked on developing his style and technique through his work in the advertising business. In 1962, Warhol brought his pop art to the West Coast in an exhibition in Los Angeles. During the 1960s, Warhol founded his studio named The Factory in its first of three locations. It was outside the second location for The Factory that a radical feminist writer and actress from one of Warhol's films, attempted to murder him and a curator who was visiting at the time in 1968. The 1970s saw a quieter decade for Warhol, as he spent the vast majority of his time painting portraits for famous people like Mick Jagger and John Lennon, as well as Chairman Mao. As he entered the 1980s, Warhol was criticised for being too much of a business artist.
Personal life: Andy Warhol was openly gay, and it is said that this contributed heavily to his style of art. He was well known for a strongly suggestive aspect to his work, as well as some of his films and portraits being considered explicit. On the 22nd February, 1987, Andy Warhol died in his sleep from problems with his gallbladder.
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Holly Woodlawn, the transgender actress who gained fame as one of Andy Warhol’s superstars in the 1970s, has died aged 69. Woodlawn had been battling cancer in recent years and passed away at an assisted-living facility in Los Angeles on Sunday.
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Grace Jones has announced her autobiography 'I'll Never Write My Memoirs' will be released on September 29.
Grace Jones has announced the release of her autobiography.
The singer and actress recently signed a book deal with Gallery Books to release 'I'll Never Write My Memoirs', with the title coming from her song 'Art Groupie' in which she insisted she would never tell her life story.
The 67-year-old star will publish her book on September 29, telling the tale of her Jamaican upbringing, emergence as a model aged 17 and her career as a disco icon after she moved to New York.
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A Collection Of Andy Warhol's Celebrity Polaroids, Including One-of-a-kind Photos Of Liza Minelli And Diana Ross, Are Going Under The Hammer.
The iconic pop artist's 1960s-era series features exclusive, close-up shots of Minelli, Ross, and Sir Mick Jagger's former wives Jerry Hall and Bianca Jagger, and are expected to rake in up to $60,000 (£37,500) when they go on sale Wednesday (13May15).
Two sets of Warhol 'selfies' are also up for sale, including six pictures in which he is dressed as a woman, which is estimated to fetch $90,000 (£56,250).
The Warhol Polaroid collection is part of Sotheby's and eBay's Contemporary Art Day Auction, which offers more than 400 pieces by acclaimed artists such as Jeff Koons and Keith Haring.
Andy Warhol's Short Films Featuring Bob Dylan And Lou Reed Are To Be Shown On The Big Screens Of New York City's Times Square Every Night Throughout The Month Of May (15).
The legendary artist's silent movies are to be projected on electronic billboards high above the Big Apple and screened in the three minutes leading up to 12am as part of an art series called Midnight Moment.
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The Velvet Underground & Nico and (Andy Warhol) - I am both, a musician called Lone Taxidermist and a make up artist, so Record store Day seemed like a good way of merging both of my passions. One of the reasons why I love vinyl is because of its true long playing physical format. I decided to listen to each album in full from start to end over and over again until the face was complete. Every time the album finished I would have a glass of wine! But I was getting too drunk especially after Human League!" - London, United Kingdom - Friday 24th April 2015
Madonna claims Kanye West ''is the black Madonna'' because they have both made careers out of ''the envelope-pushing genre''.
The 'Living for Love' hitmaker believes the 37-year-old musician is very similar to herself because they have both made a career out of pushing boundaries.
She said: ''Kanye is the new Madonna. Kanye is the black Madonna.''
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The Triple Elvis (Ferus Type), created with ink and silver paint in 1963, portrays the rock icon as a cowboy.
The picture was on sale alongside Warhol's portrait of Hollywood legend Marlon Brando, which sold for $69.6 million (£4.4 million) at Christie's auction house in New York.
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The Catholic artist and actress, also known as Ultra Violet, was remembered at a service at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, where she had sought solace after converting to Mormonism in 1981.
The French star lost her battle with cancer on 14 June (14), aged 78.
Andy Warhol's former colleague Isabelle Collin Dufresne has lost her battle with cancer at the age of 78.
Dufresne passed away in Manhattan on Saturday (14Jun14), according to the New York Times.
The artist met Warhol in the 1960s and subsequently starred in his two films, The Life of Juanita Castro and I, a Man.
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Andy Warhol. On Floppy Disks.
Andy Warhol Works Have Been Found on Floppy Disks
The story goes that computer and electronics manufacturer Commodore commissioned Warhol to create art using the company's Amiga 1000 computer, in 1985. Warhol saved many of his experimental images to floppy disks.
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The legendary artist gifted the piece to Jade in 1981, when she was only 10 years old. Warhol used to babysit for her at his New York City studio when she was young and handed her the painting following her parent's divorce.
Jade, now 42, decided to part ways with the canvas, which features a dedication to her and the date '81, and it was estimated to fetch up to $400,000 (£250,000) when it went up for auction at Sotheby's auction house in London on Thursday (13Feb14).
Continue reading: Jade Jagger Sells Andy Warhol Painting For $580,000
Andy Warhol, Salvador Dali and Takashi Murakami Saturday 20th August 2011 Carlo Harris attends Red Carpet Auction Events presents 'Convergence of the Arts' featuring a multi-million dollar collection of rare fine art, collectibles and sculpture up for bid, including originals by Andy Warhol, Takashi Murakami, Salvador Dali Kaufman, Wesselman, Agam, Rockwell, Mel Ramos, Erte, Pino and Romero Britto, held at Fillmore on Miami Beach Miami Beach, Florida
Andy Warhol, Bond and Jerry Hall - Andy Warhol: Dollar Sign - est. £120.000-150.000 London, England - Jerry Hall artwork Collection - photocall held at Sotheby's, New Bond Street. Thursday 7th October 2010
Date of birth
6th October, 1928
Date of death
22nd February, 1987