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Andy-warhol

Andy Warhol (August 6, 1928 - February 22, 1987) was a prominent American artist and a leader of the pop art movement. He used a variety of media for his art, including painting, silkscreening, photography, film, and sculpture. Among his most famous works are the silkscreen paintings Campbell's Soup Cans (1962) and Marilyn Diptych (1962), the experimental film Chelsea Girls (1966) as well as the multimedia events known as the Exploding Plastic Inevitable (1966–67). His New York studio was a beloved meeting place for many outsiders. In accordance with Warhol's last will, his entire estate (with a few exceptions) went to create a foundation for the "advancement of the visual arts". The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts was founded in 1987, the year of his death. Warhol was also a prolific filmmaker and producer who produced more than 60 films just between 1963 and 1968. Warhol was also active in the music scene and strongly influenced the new wave/punk rock band Devo and David Bowie. Warhol is believed to have had Asperger's Syndrome and is mentioned as likely autistic in The Genesis of Artistic Creativity and  Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome and Creativity by Michael Fitzgerald, Asperger Syndrome and High Achievement by Ioan James as well as in Elijah’s Cup by Valerie Paradiz. Read more about his extraordinary life on his Wikipedia page.