His art remains controversial today but continues to be incredibly commercially successful. Several of his pieces are iconic. However, the quality of his art and stature as an artist is often called into question
Andy's parents emigrated from Slovakia but ethnically they were Carpatho-Rusyn. He grew up in a slum in Pittsburgh. Mother: Julia.
The owner of Serendipity, a coffeehouse frequented by stars of then and now, who knew Andy Warhol before he was Andy Warhol, mentioned that his eyesight was incredibly sensitive and that was probably why he liked color so much.
Illustrator and Marketing consultant for a leather company - which still uses the logo that he created for them