To find Andy Warhol facts, you don't have to look far. The Prince of Pop - not to be confused with the King of Pop, the late Michael Jackson - has become an American artistic legend.
Andy Warhol was born Andrew Warhola, but he changed the spelling of his name after Glamour magazine mistakenly credited his work as "Drawings by Warhol."
After dropping out of high school, Warhol attended the Carnegie Institute of Technology, which is now Carnegie Mellon University, in Pittsburgh.
Warhol's studio was named The Factory, where he employed art workers to mass produce prints and posters. Its first location was at 231 E. 47th Street, between First and Second Avenues in New York.
Who Shot Andy Warhol?
Warhol was nearly murdered by feminist, Valerie Solanis. He was shot and had to wear a bandage around his waist for the remainder of his life. This incident inspired the movie, "I Shot Andy Warhol."
In addition to creating art, Warhol started Interview magazine, opened a night club and created two cable TV shows-Andy Warhol's TV and Andy Warhol's Fifteen Minutes- for MTV.
Warhol had an interesting sense of style; he wore silver wigs and eventually dyed his hair silver. After having been told he had lazy eyes, he wore opaque glasses that had a tiny pinhole for him to see through.
Friends and family described Warhol as a "workaholic."
Warhol found a niche in the commercial arts designing shoes.
Warhol's original artistic style became known as American Pop Art.
Warhol produced The Velvet Underground's first album.
Warhol called his bout of St. Vitus's disease his "first nervous breakdown."
Art Club Reject
In high school, the art club excluded Warhol because he was better than the other members.
Warhol famously adopted the silk screening method to produce his work.
The Death of an Artist
Warhol died after a routine gall bladder surgery in 1987.
The key elements of Andy Warhol's artwork can be found in each of his art forms, whether you are examining paintings, silk screens or cinematic projects. While other artists have become part of the Pop Art movement he created, there are components found in Warhol's works that serve as distinctive Warhol signatures.