People may die, but pictures certainly seem to live forever. And with the king of bold, boundary pushing, and ironical images Andy Warhol having his 30th deathday today, he died on the 22nd of February 1987, we decided to take a look back at the visually and emotionally moving clips that shaped his career and still capture the artist’s character in an intriguing way. Despite being mostly known for his Pop Art paintings, Andy Warhol also had a tight connection to film, working closely with his muse Edie Sedgwick and creating short movies like “Poor Little Rich Girl” and “Horse” in 1965. Apart from being the man behind the camera, he also wasn’t shy of starring in the main role – as himself, of course. Because who else would Andy Warhol be than the still fascinating and pop-culture shaping persona he created for himself so many years ago.
Take a trip down memory lane with us as we put together a selection of Andy Warhol’s most significant stunts behind and in front of the camera – including Hamburgers, Basquiat, and recordings that definitely brought him more than just 15 minutes of fame.
Andy Warhol eating a Hamburger
Poor Little Rich Girl – A Film by Andy Warhol
State of the Art – Andy Wahol and Jean-Michel Basquiat
Screen Test of Edie Sedgwick by Andy Warhol
Andy Wahol working at his Studio in 1980
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