How Did Andy Warhol Influence Pop Art

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Andy Warhol is one of the most leverage and influential figures of Pop Art and culture, in which proofs that more than twenty years after his death, he is still considered to be one of the minority of being fictitious and greatest of Pop Art Artists.
Warhol’s journey and his work inspired and still inspire many creative artists and thinkers around the world. This is due his enduring imagery, along with his art cultivated celebrity, and the constant research of different scholars.
His impact as an artist is way deeper and greater than his one prescient observation that states, “everyone will be world famous for fifteen minutes.” – Andy Warhol’s tremendous curiosity resulted in an enormous body work that he spent and spanned on every available medium and techniques, along with the most important contribution to the collapse of boundaries between high and low culture. (Varnedoe, et al , 2001, p.10)

Andy Warhol was born on August 6, 1928, at Pennsylvania/ Pittsburgh, and died on February 22, 1987, in New York. At a young age, he diagnosed Chorea and was confined to bed for a while. To keep him busy and entertained during his recovery, his mother gave him drawing sessions. Andy developed a passion for the medium, and he continued to draw in his spare time when he was healthy. Also he included up photography (Fig 4.1.1). In 1942 Warhol enrolled at Schenley High School, and after graduating in 1945, he studied commercial art at the Carnegie Institute for Technology, now
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