Born in Pittsburgh in 1928, Andy Warhol (born Andrew Warhola, the youngest son of working-class Slovakian immigrants) moved to New York City at the age of 21, after graduating from Carnegie-Mellon University. After a decade as a successful commercial artist, by the early 1960s he was leading the vanguard of the new Pop Art movement, shooting 16mm films such as Chelsea Girls, and by 1967 had developed the “Exploding Plastic Inevitable” multimedia show, featuring erotic dancers and music by The Velvet Underground, whom he managed. After founding Interview magazine in 1969, Warhol became transfixed by the rich and famous and, up until his death in 1987, was perhaps best known for his celebrity portraits and his appearances at society events. Ironically, he always disowned his gritty hometown, which didn’t fit with NYC cool, and would probably turn in his grave that his main shrine is located back there, as are his mortal remains, in Bethel cemetery, Bethel Park (412 835 8538).

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