Blake Gopnik

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Andy Warhol was one of 20th-century art’s great success stories. He was born in 1928 as Andrew Warhola, the son of working-class Eastern European immigrants in Pittsburgh, and improbably went on to wealth and global fame as almost a living embodiment of celebrity itself.

The Andy Warhol Museum

Andy Warhol was a pioneering artist, surely the most influential since World War II. But he was also unique as a collector.