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.
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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A painting of 'Charlie's Angels' star Farrah Fawcett by Andy Warhol is ruled as the property of her former lover Ryan O'Neal in bitter court battle with the University of Texas.
The 'Charlie's Angels' star passed away at the age of 62 in 2009 after a lengthy battle with cancer, leaving her own art collection to her old university. However, when her partner of 30 years was found to have kept one of two portraits by famous pop artist Warhol after it was spotted in a reality TV show, the institution took action in a move O'Neal branded as 'simple greed'.
His defence stated that Warhol, who the couple had known for more than 10 years before the paintings were produced, had created one piece for both Fawcett and O'Neal meaning that one of them was not Fawcett's to give away. The pair, although had been in a relationship for a long time, were never married and lived in separate houses though had a son in 1985 named Redmond, who O'Neal plans to bequeath the portrait to.
Continue reading: Warhol's Farrah Fawcett Painting Court Battle Won By Lover Ryan O'Neal
Monica Warhol referred to Kim as an "icon" and said that Andy would have loved her
Kanye West really loves his fiancé, Kim Kardashian, as his endless showing of pricey gifts continues to show. The latest gift for his wife-to-be was a portrait of the reality star, painted by none other than Monica Warhol, the cousin of Andy Warhol.
The pair have been going strong for some time now
West hired the Tucson, Arizona-based artist to create a painting of his baby momma, with Monica going on to commend Kim for her 'work,' calling her an "icon."
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'Sunset at Montmajour' will take its place in the Van Gogh museum in Amsterdam.
A previously unknown landscape painting found in an attic in Norway has been attributed ot the master painter Vincent Van Gogh.
'Sunset at Montmajour' - which depicts trees, bushes and a swirling sky - has spent years in the attic of a private collector after he was told the work was not by the Dutch artist. However, the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam authenticated the work by letters, style and the physical materials used.
It is the first full-size canvas by Van Gogh discovered since 1928, according to BBC News.
Continue reading: Van Gogh Masterpiece Found In Attic, Three Other Hidden Art Treasures
Andy Warhol's grave and baptism church feature today (6th August) on a 24 hour webcam broadcast to celebrate the late artist's 85th birthday.
Andy Warhol, the leader of the Pop Art movement, may have died in 1987, but that hasn't stopped him from making headlines today with the as his grave features in an internet event to celebrate his 85th birthday.
The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh in collaboration with Earthcam and St. John Chrysostom Byzantine Catholic Church will feature a 24 hour event in honour of the late artist.
Continue reading: Andy Warhol's Grave The Focus Of His 85th Birthday Webcam Event