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Aug 6, 1928. The artist, filmmaker and provocateur was born Andrew Warhola to Czech immigrant parents at Forest City, PA. (Some sourcescite his birth year as 1927.) A leader of the Pop Art movement, Warhol challenged the definitions of art. After a stint as a commercial artist, Warhol gained attention in 1962 with paintings of ordinary commercial products most famously, Campbells Soup cans and pop culture figures. He moved on to silk-screen portraits (of subjects such as Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley and Mao Tse-tung) and experimental film projects (Empire [1964] was a static depiction of the Empire State Building that ran more than eight hours). Warhol was the center of New Yorks celebrity scene, and in 1968 it washe who claimed, In the future everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes. Warhol died Feb 22, 1987, at New York, NY.

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