The Legacy of Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol was born Andrew Warhola in Pittsburgh on August 6, 1928. Besides creating his signature pop art, Warhol was the first artist to publicly exhibit video art. Warhol also compulsively recorded his conversations and referred to his tape recorder as his wife.

Key Facts In This Video

  1. Andy Warhol was born Andrew Warhola on August 6, 1928 in Pittsburgh, PA. 00:13

  2. Warhol started out making his iconic pop art paintings using rubber stamps, but switched to silk screening in order to make the process quicker. 01:13

  3. Despite being a famous artist, the majority of Warhol’s work was by commission. Anybody who wanted their portrait painted by him could do so for $25,000. 02:23

Written by Curiosity Staff July 31, 2015

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