Poetry Studio

ANDY WARHOL
(Text used: Fabulous! A Portrait of Andy Warhol by Bonnie Christensen)

Prince of Pop Art
wild silver wig
white white skin

King of Cool

Pittsburgh 1930s
small
smart
shy
talent for drawing

Third grade illness
muscle spasms
permanently blotchy skin
Andy drew
drew some more

Free art classes
Andy drew portraits
rows
and
rows
of portraits

College
invented own drawing style
New York City
commercial artist
wasn't enough.
"What can I paint?"
"Paint something familiar."
32 paintings
each kind of Campbell's Soup

Andy was on his way.
Portraits
movie stars
events
Coca Cola bottles

Paintings in glittering fine art galleries
made films
more fame

Prince of Pop Art
King of Cool

Fabulous!

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