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famous for his Andy Warhol Marilyn Monroe work. He was also the manager and producer of the rock band the Velvet Underground. The Velvet Underground had a major influence on punk music, and an enigmatic front man in Lou Reed.
Even his studio was famous, and The Andy Warhol Factory brought together a wide variety of people, from Hollywood celebrities to playwrights. He even entered the lexicon, with his phrase ‘15 minutes of fame’. Andy Warhol used this phrase to both encapsulate the fleeting nature of fame and the possibility that everyone can experience it.
In the 1980s, Warhol, just before he died, became friends with some influential New York artists, such as Julian Schnabel and Jean-Michel Basquiat. These famous artists rekindled Warhol’s career, and he also influenced their work.
Warhol once said that he wanted to be plastic. This perfectly encapsulates his approach to art, and the sometimes garish but always intriguing outcomes. Currently, his legacy is displayed most prominently in the Andy Warhol Museum, the single biggest museum dedicated to an individual artist.