During the height of Andy Warhol's career in the 1960s and '70s, he was making art in many mediums — printmaking, painting, writing, film-making, and performance art. He called his workplace, The Factory, and had an entourage of friends — actors, actresses, artists, socialites, writers, directors, and performers — who would work, hang out, party, and even live there. Many of them would become famous, some just for being a part of his clique, and they were given the name, "Warhol superstars."
To celebrate Warhol's birthday today, we've highlighted twenty of the many creators, collaborators, and friends at The Factory. While many aren't necessarily well-known or "superstars" today, perhaps they prove Warhol's prescient statement that, "In the future, everyone will be famous for fifteen minutes." In any case, they were and remain important parts of his life and legacy as one of the greatest artists of the 20th century.
20 Andy Warhol Superstars Of The '60s And '70s