Andy Warhol

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Full Name Andy Warhol
Age 91 Years Old
Nick Name Andy
Gender Male
Famous As Artist
Birth Date August 06, 1928
Birth Place Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.

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How Burger King Turned Documentary Footage of Andy Warhol Eating a Whopper Into Its Super Bowl Ad

Burger King just aired 37-year-old footage of art icon Andy Warhol eating the company’s signature burger, the Whopper, during the Super Bowl. What was once documentary footage is now a 45-second ad for the fast-food brand-an exercise in the confluence of art and commerce, exactly the kind of meta-commentary on consumerism that made Warhol famous. Adweek caught up with Burger King and David Miami to find out how the fast-food brand came up with the idea, what it took to put it together and how the brand expects the 100 million-plus Super Bowl audience to react. Burger King secured approval to use the footage for the ad, which aired during the fourth quarter of the Big Game, from The Andy Warhol Foundation. The clip, which is mostly silent, shows Warhol taking a Whopper out of a Burger King bag, opening a ketchup bottle, dipping the burger in ketchup and eating it. 

When and How Andy Warhol Died?

On 22nd February 1987, Andy left this world at the age of 58 in New York City because of cardiac arrhythmia. He died in Manhattan at 6:32 a.m. According to news reports, he had been making a good recovery from gallbladder surgery at New York Hospital before dying in his sleep from a sudden post-operative irregular heartbeat. A memorial service was held in Manhattan for Warhol on April 1, 1987, at St. Patrick's Cathedral, New York. 

Early Life, Family, Birthday, Education, Siblings, Nationality, Ethnicity, Wikipedia, Bio of Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol was born on 6th August 1928 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the U.S. His nationality is American and his ethnicity is White. He was the fourth child of Ondrej Warhola, his father, and Julia, his mother whose first child was born in their homeland and died before their move to the U.S. His father emigrated to the United States in 1914, and his mother joined him in 1921. The family was Ruthenian Catholic and attended St. John Chrysostom Byzantine Catholic Church. Talking about his siblings, he had two older brothers named Pavol (Paul) and Jan. His zodiac sign is Leo. His other early life background will be updated soon.

Regarding his education, he graduated from Schenley High School. He then attended the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University. 

Height, Weight and Other Body Measurement

Warhol was a very handsome person with a charming smile on his face attracting many people towards him. He was 5 feet 11 inches tall. He has a balanced weight of 77 Kg. His hair color was Blonde and his eye color was Blue. His other body measurement such as dress size, shoe size and more will be updated soon.

How Andy Began His Career?

  • Andy began his career as a commercial illustrator.
  • Later, he began to receive recognition as an influential and controversial artist.
  • After that, he promoted a collection of personalities known as Warhol superstars, and is credited with coining the widely used expression "15 minutes of fame."
  • He held exhibitions at the Hugo Gallery and the Bodley Gallery in New York City; in California, his first West Coast gallery exhibition was on July 9, 1962. 
  • The exhibit included the works Marilyn Diptych, 100 Soup Cans, 100 Coke Bottles, and 100 Dollar Bills.
  • Radical feminist writer Valerie Solanas shot Warhol and Mario Amaya, art critic, and curator, at Warhol's studio on 3rd June 1968. 
  • His famous portrait of Chinese Communist leader Mao Zedong was created in 1973.
  • He also founded, with Gerard Malanga, Interview magazine, and published The Philosophy of Andy Warhol (1975). 
  • In the year 1979, along with his longtime friend Stuart Pivar, Warhol founded the New York Academy of Art.
  • In the year 1979, Warhol was commissioned by BMW to paint a Group-4 race version of the then "elite supercar" BMW M1 for the fourth installment in the BMW Art Car Project.
  • A 1964 Large Campbell's Soup Can be sold in a 2007 Sotheby's auction to a South American collector for £5.1 million ($7.4 million).
  • His first portrait of Basquiat (1982) is a black photo-silkscreen over an oxidized copper "piss painting".
  • He worked across a wide range of media-painting, photography, drawing, and sculpture. 
  • He made more than 60 films, plus some 500 short black-and-white "screen test" portraits of Factory visitors between 1963 and 1968 including Sleep, Blow Job, Empire, Eat, Batman Dracula, Jack Smith and the Destruction of Atlantis, Vinyl, Chelsea Girls, and more. 
  • He authored numerous books, including The Philosophy of Andy Warhol and Popism: The Warhol Sixties, A Gold Book, Holy Cats and more and more.

Marital Status, Affairs, Children's, Sexual Orientation

Andy Warhol was not married yet and he was still to get married. His sexual orientation was gay. Interviewed in 1980, he indicated that he was still a virgin. His an assertion of virginity would seem to be contradicted by his hospital treatment in 1960 for condylomata, a sexually transmitted disease. His boyfriend's name is Charles Lisanby, Jon Gould, Jed Johnson and more. There is no information regarding his children. 

Net Worth, Salary and Source of Income

The net worth of Andy Warhol who was an American artist is equal to $220 million dollars at the time of his death (after adjusting for inflation and taking into account the value of his work). His exact salary will be updated soon. His major source of earning was from his artistic career.