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When considering the life and works of Andy Warhol one thing is agreed upon for good or bad he changed the visual construction of the world we live in By the time of his death in 1987 he was ranked on the same level with Pablo Picasso and Jackson Pollock as one of the three most important artists of this century He was a working man a social climber a person who liked to build things an acquirer of goods and a known homosexual These attributes all contributed to the interesting and complicated nature of his art Andrew Warhola was born August 6 1928 in Pittsburg He was the youngest son of Czechoslovakian immigrants Andrew was born at the time of the Wall Street Crash 1929 and the Great Depression Like millions of other families Andrews father could not find work and his early childhood was very difficult and deprived After several years his familys financial situation improved and he was older he attend a commercial design course at Pittsburghs Carnegie Institute of Technology Although he was very shy and had a strong fear of failure he did very well there In 1949 Andrew Warhola moved to New York After his first commission to illustrate shoes Andrew noticed that the final a of his name was omitted in the credits and since decided to call himself Andy Warhol a name that he considered youthful He quickly became a successful and highly paid commercial artist in the 1950s but desperately wished for fame as a fine artist He was unsuccessful in his efforts and sold few exhibits Andrew became depressed and believed that the fine art world had rejected his art as old fashioned and irrelevant Andy needed new ideas to help boost his creativity He got several ideas from a woman named Muriel Latow a gallery owner he knew She advised him to paint what he loved most like money or what
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