Andy Warhol

1928 (Pittsburgh, Penn.) – 1987 (New York)

Pittsburgh fellow-student Pearlstein made regular New York gallery expeditions with him, before sharing a roach-ridden apartment. Capote’s alcoholic mother told him to leave her son alone. Klüver made his silver clouds float, Jagger (cleaning for money) met him over dinner, while Philip Johnson got caught in a spat over his ‘Most Wanted Men’ portraits. Mekas and Smith provided underground film connections, Berrigan asked for a cover-design, Duchamp (who liked his spirit) met him at an opening, Dalí made him wear an Inca head-dress. Warhol tried to get Young and de Maria into a band before fastening on Reed and Cale.