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Superstar: The Life and Times of Andy Warhol (1990)

A look at the life, work, and impact of Andy Warhol (1928-1987), pop icon and artist, from his childhood in Pittsburgh to his death after a botched surgery. Warhol coined the word "... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Joan Agajanian Quinn ... Herself
Jean Michel Basquiat ... Himself (archive footage)
Irving Blum Irving Blum ... Himself
Stephen Bruce Stephen Bruce ... Himself
Leo Castelli Leo Castelli ... Himself
Bob Colacello Bob Colacello ... Himself
John Coplans John Coplans ... Himself
Candy Darling ... Herself (archive footage)
Ron Feldman Ron Feldman ... Himself
Henry Geldzahler Henry Geldzahler ... Himself
David Hockney ... Himself
Dennis Hopper ... Himself
Victor Hugo Victor Hugo ... Himself
Grace Jones ... Herself
Sally Kirkland ... Herself
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A look at the life, work, and impact of Andy Warhol (1928-1987), pop icon and artist, from his childhood in Pittsburgh to his death after a botched surgery. Warhol coined the word "superstar," became one, and changed the way the culture looks at and understands celebrity. After studying at Carnegie Tech, he goes to New York to be a commercial artist. By 1960, Warhol, Lichtenstein, and Rosenquist are inventing pop art. Warhol starts "The Factory," his workshop where he paints and makes movies. His is a cafe society of late nights and parties. His family, friends, an agent, a curator, gallery owners, actors, the co-founder of "Interview," and others tell stories and assess his art. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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English

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22 February 1991 (USA) See more »

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Superestrella: La vida y la época de Andy Warhol See more »

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Fran Lebowitz: Andy made fame more famous.
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References Tarzan and Jane Regained... Sort of (1964) See more »

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Dear Mr. Fantasy
Performed by Traffic
Written by Steve Winwood, Chris Wood, Jim Capaldi (as James Capaldi)
Courtesy of Island Records, Ltd. a division of Polygram, Inc.
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A Unique look at a Unique man.
24 June 2002 | by Tiger_MarkSee all my reviews

Andy Warhol is one of the most talked about artists of the last 100 years, which was interesting, since many did not think he was an artist at all. However, what this film tries to do is show the uniqueness of the man, not the artist. In this movie we see the man that invented "pop art" and helped to promote and inspire several young artists of the day, such as Basquiat. Perhaps Warhol did not have the artistic skills of a Norman Rockwell, but he did have the flair and eye for detail which few have ever possesed. This movie takes a somewhat friendly and well deserved look at the man and the artist. SAMO(c)


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