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Andy Warhol

Pop Artist Andy Warhol
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Profession: Pop Artist

United States of America

Why Famous: Silver Car Crash (Double Disaster) painting worth US$105 million

Born: August 6, 1928
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Leo

Died: February 22, 1987 (aged 58)
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Historical Events

  • 1962-07-09 Andy Warhol's first West Coast gallery exhibition in the Ferus Gallery of Los Angeles
  • 1968-06-03 American radical feminist Valerie Solanas attempts to assassinate Andy Warhol by shooting him three times. She is later diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia and pleads guilty to "reckless assault with intent to harm", serving a 3 year sentence.

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