Friday, April 24, 2009

Andy Warhol

1. When Andy Warhol was in third grade, he became ill with St. Vitus' disease and stayed in bed. While he was in bed, he loved to draw and collect pictures of movie stars. Warhol attended college at Carnegie Institute of Technology in Pittsburgh and studied commercial art. Later, he moved to New York City and began illustrating for magazines and other advertisements (such as shoe ads). RCA Records hired Warhol to design album artwork and promo materials for artists/bands. He started his first one-man gallery exhibition in 1962 at the Ferus Gallery in Los Angeles, CA. This was his debut of pop art to the public. Ever since then, he painted and shot many pictures and photos of famous people and objects found around the house (such as Cambpells Soup). Unfortunately, he died in his sleep in 1987 from a cardiac arrhythmia. His artwork will always be remembered and exhibited around the world.

2. Some of the many famous people/things Andy Warhol has photographed are Campbells Soup Cans, Marilyn Diptych, Coke Bottles, Dollar Bills, Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor, John Lennon, and Mick Jagger.

3. My favorite Andy Warhol picture is his painting of Mick Jagger:

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