Andy Warhol was born on August 06, 1926 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design from the Carnegie Mellon University of Technology and moved to New York to pursue his creative dream.
From the beginning of his career, Warhol received growing attention from large corporations including Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue magazines. Utilizing various screen-printing techniques, Warhol created the universally recognizable portraits of well-known pop culture figures such as Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley, Mick Jagger, and more. Later, in the 1960’s He created his most unique works through the method of stenciled silkscreen prints, including his infamous “Campbell’s Soup Cans” works.
In June of 1968, there was an attempt made Warhol’s life. He was shot three times in the stomach but survived the attack. Despite the long-lasting health complications resulting from this event, he continued, and thrived, in his creative career. After months of continuous illness, Warhol was taken to New York Hospital on February 20th, 1987, to have surgery to remove his gallbladder. He died two days later of postoperative cardiac arrest on February 22nd, 1987.
In 1994, The Andy Warhol Museum opened in Pittsburgh, Philadelphia to honor his legacy and his works are frequently exhibited at the Whitney Museum of Art as well as the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. Martin Lawrence Galleries is proud to have a wide assortment of Warhol pieces in our inventory.
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