Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
Valerie Solanas . Valerie Solanas was an ardent feminist. She was one of the many who felt that Warhol was abusive and controlling (and she wasn't wrong there). She thought that he deserved to die. Warhol was at one point pronounced dead, but was revived and slowly recovered. Some called him a martyr, and others felt that he got what he deserved. He recovered and lived till 1987.
|To speed up the process of creating art, what method did Warhol famously adopt?||Andy Warhol
Silk screen printing. His 1973 portrait of Mao is one of the best known examples of his use of this process.
|Warhol was the producer of the first album of what underground rock band?||Andy Warhol
The Velvet Underground . He also painted the cover to their first album, entitled 'The Velvet Underground and Nico.' Many of the songs were considered daring, shocking or even a shade kinky.
|This 1964 work had to be painted over because certain people were offended by it. What was it?||Andy Warhol
Thirteen Most Wanted Men. It cause offense because most of the men were Italian.
Sleep. It was a six-hour movie of a man sleeping. Most of his movies were like 'Sleep' in that they were plotless, boring, and extremely LONG.
The Factory. Here, Warhol was a type of king, manipulating his followers and playing them off against one another. People would come into the Factory group and quickly be discarded, all at Warhol's will.
Lincoln. 'Lincoln' was by Robert Rauschenberg.
|What magazine did Warhol NOT create ads for early in his career?||Andy Warhol
Life. In high school, Warhol was so talented that the other members of the Art Club excluded him - for being much better than them.
|When Andy Warhol was in grade school, what serious disease did he contract?||Andy Warhol
St. Vitus's disease. This left him in bed for over a month. He would later refer to this as his 'first nervous breakdown.'
Czechoslovakia. Andy Warhol was born Andrew Warhola, on August 6, 1928, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
|In 1968, an actress and writer shot and almost killed Andy Warhol. Who was she?||Andy Warhol Live
Valerie Solanas. Solanas had wanted Warhol to produce a script she had written. When he continued to show no interest, she became angry and shot him. At least she got her "15 minutes of fame".
This quiz-maker gratefully got information from Wikipedia articles, nyc-architecture.com, realitystudio.com, "Andy Warhol Live" (art exhibit), and own general knowledge.
|In 1957 Warhol won the prestigious "Art Director's Club Medal" for what?||Andy Warhol Live
A shoe advertisement. Warhol went to New York City after earning a BFA degree from the Carnegie Institute of Technology in Pittsburgh, in 1949. Andy began designing in advertisements and went on to specialize in illustrating shoes. At this time, he also began to develop his Fine Art innovations.
|A famous fixture at the Factory was a piece of furniture that had been found on a New York sidewalk. It appeared in many photographs and films made at the Factory. What was it?||Andy Warhol Live
A red couch. Billy Name found the couch on a sidewalk on 47th Street. The couch was in many photos, as well as Warhol films, and a magazine cover (much sought-after today). It became a well-known symbol of the Factory.
Once, while it was temporarily left on the sidewalk during a move, it was stolen. I wonder who has it today, and if they know its importance? Or is it at the dump?
|After Andy's death, there was an album made, "Songs for Drella". This title referred to his music friends' nickname for him, which was a combination of what two names?||Andy Warhol Live
Dracula and Cinderella. After Andy's untimely death shortly after a simple operation, Lou Reed's band dedicated the "Songs for Drella" album to Andy, that he would never be forgotten. He won't be forgotten!
|Although he worked in various media, Warhol's most familiar images to us are in which medium? ||Andy Warhol Live
Silkscreen and lithography. When he had achieved some fame, Andy began to use silkscreen to create his art and to mass-produce images. By this method, he was able to create a way for viewers to see a soup can or a Brillo box as something more than it had been previously. A genius, was he.
Andrew Warhola. Andy's parents were immigrants to the U.S. from what is now in an area in north eastern Slovakia. They were a middle class family, and Andy's father worked in a coal mine.
February 22, 1987. Andy Warhol is buried at St. John the Baptist Byzantine Catholic Cemetery in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. After his death the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts was founded.
Byzantine Catholic. Warhol was actually very religious and attended church regularly. He attended St. Vincent Ferrer Church in Manhattan, New York.
Interview. Gerald Malanga co-founded "Interview" with Warhol. Warhol would often pass out free copies of "Interview" to pedestrians on the street.
|On June 3, 1968, Valerie Solanas shot Andy Warhol, but she also shot another bystander. Who was the bystander?||The Amazing Andy Warhol
Mario Amaya. Amaya didn't have any major injuries from the shooting, but Warhol suffered severely and nearly died.
Like a Rolling Stone. Dylan blamed Andy Warhol for drug use by Edie Sedgewick's (a love interest of Dylan's at the time). Listen to the song and come to your own conclusions.
Carnegie Institute of Technology. Andy Warhol attended from 1945 to 1949. The Carnegie Institute of Technology has been renamed Carnegie Mellon University.