The Mystery of Andy Warhol

"Warhol was the black hole in space, the vortex that engulfed all, the still epicenter of the psychological storm.He found the key to the motor of the merry-go-round, as the kids on the outside spun faster and faster and, no longer able to hang on, flew off into space,"
stated movie star Ultraviolet about her dear friend Andy Warhol.That is clearly what Warhol was, a phenomenon in the world of art, an Einstein of his time, a true genius.Warhol's prints may appear to be nothing more than pleasure to the eye with their bright colors and popular appeal; however, there is much more behind the plastic looking prints of Marilyn Monroe and Liz Taylor.These views against society point to Warhol's troublesome childhood, which left an imprint on his heart causing him to despise the superficiality of the human race.Warhol's childhood forever haunted him causing Warhol to express himself in his paintings.Although Warhol rarely mentioned anything relating to his childhood what little evidence now remains suggests a drab youth that was marred by hardship, illness, feelings of inferiority, and perhaps worst of all, a total lack of the glamour that meant so much to him in adult life (Bourdon 14).Andy Warhol's difficult childhood was the catalyst for his artistic techniques and themes, which was the paint he used to portray the modern life as an empty, illogical existence.
Andy Warhola was born on August 6, 1928 and was characterized by his mother as "a wild baby but a very, very bright boy" who talked early (Bourdon 14).There has been a great deal of confusion as to where Warhol was born mostly due to Warhol's own attempts to erase his childhood from the public record.Warhol led interviewers to believe that he was born as early as 1929 or as late as 1933 (Bourdon 14).According to Warhol's two older brothers as well as his birth certificate, Andy Warhol was born in Pittsburgh, Pe…