Andy Warhol (1928-1987) was an American artist, filmmaker, and cultural icon who played a pivotal role in the Pop Art movement of the 1960s. Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Warhol began his career as a commercial illustrator before becoming a prominent figure in the New York City art scene. Throughout his career, Warhol’s artwork explored themes of consumerism, celebrity culture, and mass media, often featuring subjects such as Campbell’s soup cans, Marilyn Monroe, and Elvis Presley. He also experimented with a variety of mediums, including silkscreen printing, painting, sculpture, and film. Warhol’s work has had a profound impact on contemporary art and popular culture, and his legacy continues to influence artists today. In addition to his artwork, he was also known for his eccentric personality and his involvement in the avant-garde social scene of 1960s New York. Despite his untimely death in 1987 at the age of 58, Warhol remains a celebrated and influential figure in the art world and beyond.
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