After his death, the artist’s estate became The Andy Warhol Foundation and in 1994, a museum dedicated to the artist and his oeuvre opened in his native Pittsburgh. Today, his works are held in the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, and the Tate Gallery in London, among others.
Did you know Andy was shot during an assassination attempt? Warhol was chatting on the phone at the Factory when Valerie Solanas (prostitute and budding artist in the Warhol orbit) fired the first shot from her Beretta. Warhol first realized what was happening, and before she fired the second shot he yelled, “Valerie! Don’t do it! No! No!” Only the third bullet hit him, but it was a true shot, entering under his right armpit and exiting through his right lung. At Columbus Hospital, Warhol was declared clinically dead for two minutes. Years later Solanas once remarked “I should have done target practice.”
Final Resting Place:
St. John the Baptist Byzantine Catholic Cemetery
1066 Connor Road
Bethel Park, Pennsylvania, 15102
Grave Location:Warhola Family Plot
Grave Location Description
From the cemetery entrance on Connor Road, make a right and follow the road around to the left and drive 200 feet to the Figment camera pole on the left and park. Walk to the right across the street from the camera pole and go up 5 rows and slightly to the left to find the final resting place of Andy Warhol.
Grave Location GPS40.3544538863, -80.0298569777
Visiting The Grave:
Read More About Andy Warhol:
- Wikipedia Entry
- Scott the Quirky Travel Guy visits Andy Warhol's grave
- Andy Warhol biography - Warhola Family Website
- The Andy Warhol Museum
- An Andy Warhol Travel Guide To New York City
- Andy Warhol made more than 550 films and videos during his life. This website is about those films and the superstars in them.
- Andy Warhol Was Shot By Valerie Solanas. It Killed Him 19 Years Later
- The live 24-hour view of Andy Warhol's grave
- An Art Lover’s Guide to Warhol’s Hometown of Pittsburgh
- Andy Warhol Died as He Lived – An Enigma
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