Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol died in Manhattan and was laid to rest in Pittsburgh at St. John the Baptist Byzantine Catholic Church in Bethel Park.

Born in Pittsburgh, Warhol was a leading figure in the visual art movement known as pop art.  His works explore the relationship between artistic expression, celebrity culture, and advertising that flourished by the 1960s.  His studio, The Factory,, was a well known gathering place that brought together distinguished intellectuals, drag queens, playwrights, Bohemian street people, Hollywood celebrities, and wealthy patrons. He managed and produced rock band The Velvet Underground, and founded Interview magazine.

Warhol was also openly gay and he is credited with coining the widely used expression “15 minutes of fame.”

The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh  holds an extensive permanent collection of art and archives, is the largest museum in the U.S. dedicated to a single artist.