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andy warhol’s high school

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Andy Warhol attended Schenley High School. He graduated in 1945 at the early age of sixteen, 51st in his class of 278 graduates.

Schenley High School closed in June 2011 after being open for 95 years.

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andy warhol’s boyhood home

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Andy Warhol (Andrew Warhola) was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on August 6, 1928. His parents, Julia and Ondrej Warhola, were Carpatho-Rusyns who immigrated Mikó (now called Miková) in what is now northeastern Slovakia in the early 1920's.

In 1934, Andy's father, a coal miner, bought a three story, yellow brick house at 3252 Dawson Street in the Oakland section of Pittsburgh. Andy Warhol lived here from 1934 until he moved to New York City in 1949.

The youngest of three brothers, Andy developed chorea in the third grade, a nervous system disease that causes involuntary movements of the extremities, which is believed to be a complication of scarlet fever and causes skin pigmentation blotchiness.

At times when he was confined to bed, he drew, listened to the radio and collected pictures of movie stars around his bed.

The Warhola House is currently being restored by the surviving heirs to Warhol.

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andy warhol’s grave

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Andy Warhol died in his sleep on February 22, 1987 from a sudden post-operative cardiac arrhythmia.

He is buried next to his parents at St. John the Baptist Byzantine Catholic Cemetery outside of Pittsburgh, PA.

Warhol's will dictated that his entire estate – with the exception of a few modest legacies to family members – would go to create a foundation dedicated to the "advancement of the visual arts". Warhol had so many possessions that it took Sotheby's nine days to auction his estate after his death; the auction grossed more than US$20 million.

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the andy warhol museum

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Plans for The Andy Warhol Museum were announced in 1989, and the museum opened its doors in May 1994.

The collection includes 900 paintings; approximately 100 sculptures; nearly 2,000 works on paper; more than 1,000 published and unique prints; 77 sculptures; and 4,000 photographs. The film & video collection includes 60 feature films, 200 of Warhol’s Screen Tests and more than 4,000 videos.

The building that houses the museum was built in 1911 as a distribution center for products sold to mills and mines, and the Warhol Museum was designed by architect Richard Gluckman and features seven floors of gallery and exhibition space.

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andy warhol was shot here

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In 1968, Andy moved the Factory to the sixth floor of the Decker Building, 33 Union Square West, near Max's Kansas City, a club Warhol and his entourage would frequently visit.

On June 3, 1968, Valerie Solanas visited the Factory, looking for Warhol, who she felt was taking control of her screenplay away from her. She waited until Warhol returned around 4pm. Within a few minutes, she shot Warhol three times, seriously wounding him, as well as shooting Mario Amaya. Solanas turned herself in to the police a few hours later. In 1996, an indie film was made depicting the surrounding events called I Shot Andy Warhol starring Lili Taylor and Jared Harris.

Around 1970, Warhol built a video camera system and taped his visitors and documented the activities around the studio.

Warhol's studio remained at this address until he moved locations in 1973.

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