Explore Warhol's fascination with Hollywood, fame, and stardom, which began with Warhol's visits to the cinema with his brothers in gritty, industrial 1930s Pittsburgh. As a child, Warhol also sent away for fan photos and devoured movie magazines, surrounding himself with celebrity images. This practice continued into adulthood, and he eventually accumulated a profusion of photographs, movie posters, and other memorabilia.
Examine the concept of celebrity through hundreds of these archival items and gain new perspective on global celebrity culture.
Andy Warhol, Hedy Lamarr, 1962, The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, © The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.