30 Intimate Snapshots That Capture Everyday Life of Andy Warhol in New York During the 1960s

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Born Andrew Warhola in 1928, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, American artist, director and producer Andy Warhol was a leading figure in the visual art movement known as pop art. His works explore the relationship between artistic expression, celebrity culture, and advertising that flourished by the 1960s, and span a variety of media, including painting, silkscreening, photography, film, and sculpture.

Warhol’s best known works include the silkscreen paintings Campbell’s Soup Cans (1962) and Marilyn Diptych (1962), the experimental film Chelsea Girls (1966), and the multimedia events known as the Exploding Plastic Inevitable (1966–67). His New York studio, The Factory, became a well-known gathering place that brought together distinguished intellectuals, drag queens, playwrights, Bohemian street people, Hollywood celebrities, and wealthy patrons.

Warhol promoted a collection of personalities known as Warhol superstars, and is credited with coining the widely used expression “15 minutes of fame.”

In the late 1960s, he managed and produced the experimental rock band The Velvet Underground and founded Interview magazine. He authored numerous books, including The Philosophy of Andy Warhol and Popism: The Warhol Sixties.

Andy Warhol lived openly as a gay man before the gay liberation movement. After gallbladder surgery, Warhol died of cardiac arrhythmia in 1987 at the age of 58.

Take a look at these intimate snapshots to see everyday life of  Andy Warhol in New York from the 1960s.

Warhol in American Supermarket at the Exhibition Bianchini Gallery, New York, 1962

Andy Warhol at 1342 Lexington Avenue, New York, 1962

Andy Warhol at 1342 Lexington Avenue, New York, 1962

Andy Warhol at Gristede’s Supermarket, New York, 1962

Working on Elvis, 1963

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