Andy Warhol in The Factory. Photo via Phaidon.
Andy Warhol was not only one of the most iconic artists of the 20th century, but an equally iconic New Yorker. Although he died in 1987, the pop artist would have been celebrating his 88th birthday this year on August 6th. In honor of his birthday, here are 10 spots to visit in honor of Warhol.
1. Andy Warhol’s First Apartment 1342 Lexington Ave.
Photo via Wikimedia Commons by GMastromatteo
In 1959, Andy Warhol purchased his first building, an 1889 row house at 1342 Lexington Avenue where he lived with his mother and their cats. The pop artist created some of his most popular works in this townhouse, including his Campbell’s Soup series. He lived there until 1974. According to Zillow, the late pop artist’s home sold for $5.5 million in 2013.