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Hi I'm Vanessa. Richardson and I'm Carter Roy. Welcome welcome to famous fates apar- cast original exclusive to spotify each week. We'll release five. Fresh episodes centered around a common theme such as Hollywood icons John's influential women or music legends in each episode. We'll take a close look at the remarkable life of a different person with the help of voice. Actors will dramatize ties. Their incredible lives reimagining their greatest and weakest moments. Then we'll examine their controversial deaths. Some deaths came too soon. Some remains shrouded in mystery and some changed the world forever today recovering. Andy Warhol the father of Pop. Art Inspired inspired the phrase fifteen minutes of fame and prove to the world that anything could be the subject of great art anything at all in his later. Years Warhol Warhol survived an assassination attempt only to die due to medical negligence. A tragic death. That feels both out of place and yet perfectly in character. 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This is how he chose Julia Zaba a woman opposite of him. In appearance and personality Andrei was large and Brusque Julia Petite in quiet. Neither headstrong feelings for the other. But Julius family liked Andres work ethic the mismatched pair married and a few years later Andrei decided they would return to America to Pittsburgh the Pennsylvania where he'd found work in the coal mines. Julia didn't like her new home. She refused to learn English and therefore rarely left the house. Luckily the House Got Busier. Julia gave birth to two sons before. Andy Powell in one thousand nine hundred eighty two and John in nineteen twenty five meaning that and by the time of Andy's birth in one thousand nine hundred twenty eight. The family had established a sense of routine andres meager salary and long hours relegated him to the distant breadwinner winner of the family. While Julia kept the House and cared for the boys and his older brothers also had their share of responsibilities which included providing extra income. Come to the family. Pablo took on his first job when he was eleven. But both boys played a large part in raising andy this included enrolling him in school and disciplining him when he acted out all right. You're going to walk inside. Go Up to the lady with the white hair and say oh you're going to say my name is Andy Were Hola. I'm six years old. I'm not Fixed Shush. I'm six years old and I'm in Mrs Finish Class. I'm not fix. I don't WanNa go to school. Yes you do moms too busy to take care of you. During the day mom likes talking to me during the day. She says she likes me better. Because you're not a thinker. No she didn't did to. Andy go to school. You go school this was the Warhol Household. self-governing solidly Working Class Stern. But loving and with a flair for the artistic Julia was a gifted scholar filling the home with drawings of kittens and flowers and he soon began copying her from his first years in school. His teachers recognized his immediate talent for drawing but in third grade and he had to leave class when he contracted a disease called. Sit In ham's Korea or Saint Vitus. Dance it it was an unlucky draw for eight weeks. Andy couldn't leave his bed. He grew skinny and frail. His skin turned blotchy and his nose. Protruded Bulb Asli there were emotional tolls as well. Andy developed a deep fear of sickness doctors and hospitals. His hypochondria would last his entire life but the time off had its benefits. Andy took up a new hobby to pass the time. Celebrity worship and the obsessed over gossip and star tracking magazines following following Hollywood's biggest stars. His favorite would be a little girl about his age and appearance who had already managed to become a household name. Shirley Temple Komo cracker in my them rabbit but I have following. I'm one by one. The idea that someone his age could achieve stardom greatly appealed to Andy soon he was cutting out pictures of Shirley and his other favorite stars then piecing them back together in collages. Of course this would later echo in his famous celebrity portraits but for the time being he was just a lonely starstruck fan day. He's coming does he think we have a fancy automobile to take us. What going to me late in nineteen thirty nine nine Andrei and some co workers accidentally drank contaminated water at their worksite? While the others recovered Andrei grew more ill he soon had to retire are unable to work his presence. In the home dampened the report Andean. His mother shared I coming up in the count of three one here good. Let's you wash your ears. Yes looked me. See your hands. What's this glue glue from from what I'm the tape? I making a project. You're making a project and it doesn't matter that you're entering the House of God with glue on your hands or late. Let's just start walking. While Andy Washes his hands. He'll have to run to catch up understood. Yes Sir but Andrei Drake cared for the family in different ways. Seeing the most potential in his youngest son Andrei saved money for Andy's education. He would die when Andy was only thirteen. High School came and went. Andy Hope to study art education at the University of Pittsburgh but his plans changed to be more practical practical in nineteen forty five Andy enrolled in the Carnegie Institute of Technology in Pittsburgh studying commercial art from the start and he didn't get along well with his professors and once again he'd have to answer to Paul this letter says you're flunking three classes. I'm only flunking three classes. It says you'll be expelled at the end of the term Pavel. I'm sorry but I'm not going to let someone who still bitter. They aren't Picasso. Tell me my drawing is eighty seven percent creative to understand his argument. We need a quick catch up on art history in one thousand nine hundred fifty s saw. The rain of an art style called abstract expressionism. Painters like Jackson pollock abandoned recognizable subjects and instead tried to capture raw emotion through color texture and juxtaposition art was defined signed by beautiful otherworldly expressions that spoke directly of the artists brilliance was created a polarizing atmosphere and eight year Grad student might understand the the significance of a Rothko print but the general populace just saw squares with salsa created a divide among artists. The quote real artists those who sold sold among the high end galleries and the quote commercial artists. Who worked advertisements in comics? Warhol didn't like this separation a kid from working class Pittsburgh. Berg didn't see the point in pandering to the New York elite but he also wanted to remain artistic and his work. Not just collecting paychecks. You're going to go go back in and ask them to let you take the glass. Now Dandy you take the class look at me. You're anti you're supposed to get the education get Outta Town Down Dad chose you. I don't know anything about Picasso. That's the point. But I know what happens to droughts. You've got to make this thing work. That means C plus or higher. Did you really just call it. This art thing warhol appealed to a professor and returned to class this this would prove pivotally important carnegie. Didn't see art the same way as Andy but it would teach him technical skills that would become distinguishing traits of his most important important work most notably printing similar to a printing press this involved copying an image over and over in assembly line fashion Warhol Paul and impulsive creative like the speed and output he could achieve working with mechanized art tools and he was about to go to one of the most fast paced cities on the planet in Nineteen nineteen forty nine after his graduation. Andy dropped the a from his last name. Becoming Andy Warhol and took up residence in New York City. New York would be the center of Andy's greatest accomplishments so we want to take a quick snapshot of who he was upon arrival. First of. Aw Andy was fiscally independent conscious of money since childhood warhol quickly secured commissions for. I Miller Shoes Glamour magazine and numerous window displays as he was good at his job. We're halls commercial. Work would win awards from the American Institute of Graphic Arts and the art directors club but he already possessed his trademark shakiness. Shakiness has more artistic work such as don't pick on me a picture of a man picking. His nose seem designed to offend and perplexed the viewer though he didn't get that much recognition for such art. He seemed delighted in pushing the comfort of his audience. There were other changes in his life as well. Socially Warhol participated and didn't many remember Andy from the fifties as an awkward but constant partygoer hardly able to make conversation he said of himself. I'm the type who'd be happy not going anywhere as long as I was sure I knew exactly what was happening at the places I wasn't going to. I'm the type who'd like to sit at home and watch every party that I'm invited to on a monitor. During my bedroom and warhol celebrity worship also continued. He was now enamored with the author. Truman capote like Shirley Temple capote represented an an idealized version of Warhol Gay Gregarious and though he had yet to write breakfast at tiffany's or in cold blood clearly talented andy reached out to Capote Multiple Apple Times through letters and phone calls. It didn't go well. Hello Hello.