Warhol was nearly murdered by feminist, Valerie Solanis. He was shot and had to wear a bandage around his waist for the remainder of his life. This incident inspired the movie, "I Shot Andy Warhol."
In addition to creating art, Warhol started Interview magazine, opened a night club and created two cable TV shows-Andy Warhol's TV and Andy Warhol's Fifteen Minutes- for MTV.
Andy would claim, “If you want to know all about me, just look at the surface of my paintings and me, and there I am. There’s nothing behind it.”
He died in hospital on February 22nd, 1987 from a heart attack because hospital stuff overloaded him with fluids after his routine gallbladder surgery.
In 1962, he exhibited the now-iconic paintings of Campbell's soup cans.
In the late 1950s, Warhol began devoting more attention to painting, and in 1961, he debuted the concept of "pop art"—paintings that focused on mass-produced commercial goods.
At the age of 8, Warhol contracted Chorea—also known as St. Vitus's Dance—a rare and sometimes fatal disease of the nervous system that left him bedridden for several months. It was during these months, while Warhol was sick in bed, that his mother, herself a skillful artist, gave him his first drawing lessons.
Warhol continued to support himself through his commercial work until at least 1963, but from 1960 he determined to establish his name as a painter.
After studying at the Carnegie Institute of Technology in Pittsburgh from 1945 to 1949, he moved to New York and began working as a commercial artist and illustrator for magazines and newspapers.
In the 1960s, Warhol continued to paint and he also made films. From 1963 to 1968, he made nearly 60 movies.
Unfortunately, Warhol found that he couldn't make his paintings fast enough on canvas. Luckily in July 1962, he discovered the process of silk screening.
Though he is best remembered for his paintings of Campbell's soup cans, he also created hundreds of other works including commercial advertisements and films.