One of the central figures in the pop art movement, best known for his mass produced paintings of brand name items, celebrities, and other images from American pop culture. He was also a film maker, an author, and a record producer.
Lived: 1928 - 1987
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Birthday and astrological sign: August 6, 1928, Leo
Died: February 22, 1987, Age 58, complications following surgery
AKA: Andrew Warhola, and the Prince of Pop
Quote: Fantasy love is much better than reality love. Never doing it is very exciting. The most exciting attractions are between two opposites that never meet.
Fun Facts: He was a devout Catholic, he regularly volunteered at homeless shelters, he nearly died in the late 60's after he was shot three times by Valerie Solanas, the sole member of SCUM (Society for Cutting Up Men), and after his death in 1987, Sotheby's held an auction for his estate that lasted nine days and grossed over 20 million dollars.