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->''"In the future, [[FifteenMinutesOfFame everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes.]]"''
-->-- '''Andy Warhol'''

Andy Warhol (August 6, 1928 -- February 22, 1987) was a [[RenaissanceMan visual artist, filmmaker, producer, printmaker, icon, author, part-time model and clothing designer]].

Born Andrew Warhola, Jr. in UsefulNotes/{{Pittsburgh}} to Rusyn[[note]]Not a typo. The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rusyns Rusyns]] are a people of the Carpathian region who speak an East Slavic language closely related to Ukrainian, and were once considered to be more or less the same as Ukrainian, but through the passage of time have ended up closer in culture to Poles through a combination of Polish and then Austro-Hungarian (as opposed to Russian) domination and their predominantly Catholic religion.[[/note]]-American parents, Andy Warhol was a sickly child and often hospitalized. He developed a [[ChekhovsGun phobia of hospitals]] and was pathologically shy. Interested in drawing, he had a lot of time to practice. He went to art school and moved to New York. He started in commercial art illustration, but radically changed his style. Andy became famous for his hyper-saturated representations of everyday items, adhering to the concept that the everyday is beautiful. Famous pieces include ''Campbell's Soup Cans'', ''Marilyn Diptych'' and ''Elvis''.

Andy founded [[EccentricTownsfolk The Factory]]: a menagerie of his friends, drag queens, musicians, sexual radicals, models, drug dealers, free-thinkers and other oddities. Many of the "Warhol Superstars" including Edie Sedgwick, Betsey Johnson and Gerard Malanga went on to become stars in their individual fields. Other Factory regulars included Creator/SalvadorDali, Creator/AllenGinsberg, [[Creator/WilliamSBurroughs William S. Burroughs]], [[Music/TheRollingStones Mick Jagger]], Truman Capote and [[Music/VelvetUnderground The Velvet Underground]].

Things changed when [[StrawFeminist Valerie Solanas]] shot Warhol. Warhol survived the shooting but the event had a permanent effect on his life and work. He said of the shooting,

->''"Before I was shot, I always thought that I was more half-there than all-there -- I always suspected that I was watching TV instead of living life. People sometimes say that the way things happen in movies is unreal, but actually it's the way things happen in life that's unreal. [[RealityIsUnrealistic The movies make emotions look so strong and real]], whereas when things really do happen to you, it's like watching television -- you don't feel anything. Right when I was being shot and ever since, [[ArtistDisillusionment I knew that I was watching television. The channels switch, but it's all television.]]"''

After that, The Factory [[LosingTheTeamSpirit was finished]]. In the 70's, Warhol did portraits commissioned by Music/MichaelJackson, Liza Minnelli, and Music/JohnLennon among others. In the 80's Warhol collaborated with younger artists. He died in '87, after delaying a check up on a gallbladder issue due to his phobia of hospitals.

Warhol is also the TropeNamer for FifteenMinutesOfFame.
!! Warhol's notable works include:

(Note that many of his works have the property of being ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin, so there's no need to PotHole that trope in this section.)


[[folder: Paintings ]]

* "Campbell's Soup Cans" (sometimes "32 Campbell's Soup Cans"), a series of paintings which consisted of 32 different cans of Campbell's Soup, each of a different variety.
* "Marilyn Diptych", his most famous work besides the Soup Cans, consisting of 50 repetitions of a publicity still of Creator/MarilynMonroe, with one half in color, the other in steadily decaying black and white; made two weeks after her death, probably as a meditation on celebrity deaths.


[[folder: Films ]]

Warhol made a series of films between 1963 and 1969, which include:

* ''Film/{{Empire|1964}}'', a 485 minute shot of the Empire State Building.
* ''Taylor Mead's Ass'', a 70 minute, somewhat sarcastic response to one critic who complained about "films focusing on Taylor Mead's ass for two hours."
* ''Vinyl'', one of the only Warhol-directed films with a plot: A very very loose adaption of ''Literature/AClockworkOrange'' (predating the Creator/StanleyKubrick movie by about 6 years), done in a single almost-continuous shot.
* ''Chelsea Girls'', a somewhat unusual experiment consisting of two sets of sketches, presented side by side, one in color, the other in black and white. Co-directed by Paul Morrissey.


[[folder: Films associated with Warhol ]]

Paul Morrissey wrote and directed two films, produced by Warhol (some claim that Warhol's involvement only amounted to allowing his name to be used):
* ''Film/FleshForFrankenstein'', released in the US as "Andy Warhol's Frankenstein"
* ''Film/BloodForDracula'', released in the US as "Andy Warhol's Dracula"
!!Works about Warhol include:

* ''Scenes From The Life Of Andy Warhol'' 1990 Film by Jonas Mekas
* ''I Shot Andy Warhol'' 1996 Film
* ''Songs For Drella'' 1990 album by Music/LouReed and John Cale
* ''Superstar: The Life and Times of Andy Warhol'' 1996 Documentary by Chuck Workman

!!Works where Andy Warhol appears as a character include:


[[folder: Comics ]]

* A robot Warhol with a [[BrainUploading technological copy of his personality]] was the viewpoint character in an issue of Creator/NeilGaiman's run on ''[[Comicbook/{{Miracleman}} Marvelman]]''.


[[folder: Film ]]

* ''Cocaine Cowboys'' (1979) -- Warhol appears AsHimself.
* ''The Doors'' (1991) -- Played by Creator/CrispinGlover.
* ''Basquiat'' (1996) -- Played by Music/DavidBowie.
* ''[[Film/AustinPowers Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery]]'' (1997) -- Played by Mark Bringelson.
* ''54'' (1998) -- Played by Sean Sullivan.
* ''Film/FactoryGirl'' (2006) -- Played by Creator/GuyPearce. [[note]]Of note, Music/LouReed lambasted the movie for portraying him completely wrong[[/note]]
* ''Film/{{Watchmen}}'' (2009) -- Played by Greg Travis in the opening credits.
* ''Film/MenInBlack3'' (2012) -- Played by Creator/BillHader.


[[folder: Literature ]]

* "Andy Warhol's Dracula", an ''Literature/AnnoDracula'' novella by Creator/KimNewman. (See below for the RealLife Warhol-associated work this refers to.)


[[folder: Live Action Television ]]

* ''Series/TheLoveBoat''. Yes, you read that right. He appeared as himself on an episode of ''The Love Boat''. Think about it.
* ''Series/NoelFieldingsLuxuryComedy'' has an inexplicably robotic Warhol as Noel's cleaner.
* ''Series/{{Vinyl}}'' [[note]]Played by John Cameron Mitchell[[/note]]
* An occasional offscreen character in ''Series/MadMen'', as Peggy occasionally interacts with the early Factory through her artier friends.
* The seventh episode of ''Series/AmericanHorrorStoryCult'' deals with the assassination attempt by Valerie Solanas.


[[folder: Opera ]]

* ''Jackie O'' 1997


[[folder: Video Games ]]

* ''VideoGame/TheSims''. In The Sims 1: Superstar expansion, Warhol is depicted as the main photographer.


[[folder: Western Animation ]]

* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'', "All The President's Heads"
!!! "In the future, these tropes will be famous for 15 minutes":

* {{Asexuality}}: Often speculated, but the more general consensus is that he was homosexual. He may, however, [[CelibateHero have been a virgin]].
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Hoo boy.
* CoolOldGuy: One of the most influential artists in history.
* CollectorOfTheStrange: Cookie jars, wigs, and other various items.
* CrazyPrepared: Taped an episode of the game show ''Series/HighRollers'' in 1975- back when video recorders and tapes were prohibitively expensive, and Creator/{{NBC}} was still erasing their tapes of non-primetime shows.
* [[BlackComedy Dead Baby Comedy]]: Literally, in ''Andy Warhol's Bad''
* {{Documentary}}: 1990's ''Superstar: The Life and Times of Andy Warhol''
* EroticEating: He did an entire film of a drag queen eating a banana. It can be seen [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VSEYQvEplbo here]].
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: ''Taylor Mead's Ass''.
* {{Fanservice}}: One of his "screen tests" starring Baby Jane Holzer was four minutes of erotic toothbrushing. [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Yes, you heard that right]]. [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything And it's obvious what it's meant to look like, too]]. May be the UrExample of "porn", while quite mainstream by today's standards (especially considering the stuff you can find on Website/YouTube), for its time it was unique.
* GeniusSweetTooth: He claimed at times to eat only candy. He was also fond of visiting bakeries, sometimes buying entire birthday cakes for himself.
* HatedHometown: At least according to the quotes in the Lou Reed song [[SmallTownBoredom Smalltown]].
-->''"There's no Michelangelo coming from Pittsburgh."''
* HiddenDepths: He was a devout Ruthenian Byzantine Catholic for his entire life, attending Mass (though not taking communion) almost daily and even (according to his priest) making a few converts.
** His spiritual life also included creating a large number of religious-themed paintings, found only after his death, which he never publicly displayed or marketed as he considered them works of personal devotion. Warhol also took great pride in funding his nephew's studies for the priesthood.
* InCaseYouForgotWhoWroteIt: ''Andy Warhol's Dracula'' and ''Andy Warhol's Bad''.
* InNameOnly:"[[Film/BloodForDracula Andy Warhol's Dracula]]" and "[[Film/FleshForFrankenstein Andy Warhol's Frankenstein]]". He had almost nothing to do with them.
* LeFilmArtistique: Nearly all of his films fall under this category.
* LeaveTheCameraRunning: So, so many of his films. Notoriously, eight hours of the Empire State Building were filmed because he just liked to "watch time go by".
* MadArtist: Read a biography on Andy Warhol. ANY biography.
* TheMuse: Most consider his to have been Edie Sedgwick.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: In the Preston & Child novels, Literature/AgentPendergast's looks are often compared with Warhol's. Such comparisons weren't made of Mason Eckhart in ''Series/MutantX'' -- but he's pretty transparently an ''eeeevil'' Andy Warhol.
* {{Postmodernism}}: Was one of the primary influences.
* ShoutOut: He made several paintings of Creator/{{Herge}} and met the man in person, naming him as much an influence on his work as Creator/WaltDisney: "For me, Hergé was more than a comic strip artist. He had great political and satirical dimensions".
* TakeThat: The film ''Taylor Mead's Ass'' was made after a critic said of another one of Andy's films that "... people don't want to see an hour and a half of Taylor Mead's ass". ''Taylor Mead's Ass'' was exactly that.
* UrExample: Many of his films are this of trends that wouldn't emerge until the advent of the internet, for example Jane Holzer's screen test of erotic toothbrushing looks like a very early example of the sexy things put on Website/YouTube [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar that since they don't fall under the porn umbrella at worst face age-restriction]].
* VirginSacrifice: Seen in ''Andy Warhol's Dracula''.
* TheWonka: Just read an interview with him. The founder of the Factory was an oddball leader.
** Some claim his public behavior was a giant StealthParody.