Andy Warhol. 1928-1987. His original name was Andrew Warhola. His father was as a construction worker and died in an accident when Andy was 13 years old. Andy showed an early talent in drawing and painting. After high school he studied commercial art at the
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In the sixties Warhol started painting daily objects of mass production like Campbell Soup cans and Coke bottles.
From 1962 on he started making silkscreen prints of famous personalities
like Marilyn Monroe or Elizabeth Taylor.
Courage is being scared to death...
and saddling up anyway. John Wayne
From the time I was a kid,
I always knew something was going to happen to me. Didn't know exactly what. Elvis Presley
The man who has no
has no wings. Muhammad Ali
It's all right letting yourself go, as long as you can get yourself back. Mick Jagger
I'm never pleased with anything, I'm a perfectionist, it's part of who I am. Michael Jackson
Warhol once expressed his philosophy in one poignant sentence:
"When you think about it, department stores are kind of like museums".
One of Andy's friends described him as a true workaholic.
Warhol was obsessed by the ambition to become famous and wealthy.
During the 1960s, I think, people forgot what emotions were supposed to be.
And I don't think
Andy Warhol died February 22, 1987 from complications
after a gall bladder operation.
More than 2000 people attended the memorial mass at St.Patrick's Cathedral.
The pop art icon Warhol was also a religious man - a little known fact.