Top Ten Facts

Andy Warhol

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1. Warhol was a hypochondriac and was scared of hospitals and doctors.

2.

Andy Warhol was shot on 3rd June 1968 by actress Valerie Solanas

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Warhol used urine for his ‘piss paintings’

4.

Warhol would volunteer at homeless shelters in New York City especially during holiday seasons

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After his mother died in 1972, Warhol would lead others to believe she was still alive, saying things such as: “She’s great. But she doesn't get out of bed much.”

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Andy was shot two days before the assassination of R.F.Kennedy

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In high school, the art club excluded Warhol because he was better than the other members.

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His birth date was never recorded at a hospital. Andy liked to change his birthday and make up stories about his youth when doing interviews.

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Warhol had a serious foot fetish. When going through his stuff after he passed they found a mummified foot from Ancient Egypt.

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Warhol owned over 40 wigs. A New York wig maker sewed them from hair imported from Italy.