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The eclectic artist, made famous by Campbell’s Soup Cans and silkscreened Marilyns, achieved world fame, but no city was as influential in the making of Andy Warhol as New York. Not surprisingly his work continues to grace the walls of the city’s most notable museums and galleries. Come September 18, the Metropolitan Museum of Art will showcase its first major exhibition of the artist. “Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years” will be shown in the Tisch Galleries through December 31. The exhibit is broken up into five sections that comprise paintings (including Turquoise Marilyn), sculpture, and films. The 45 Warhol pieces are intertwined with 100 works by 60 contemporary artists, such as Jeff Koons, Richard Avedon, and Cindy Sherman, whose work reflects Warhol art.
The Met, however, isn’t the only place to get a glimpse at Warhol’s life. Upon moving to the Big Apple in 1949, the artist left a trail that lets you follow in his footsteps even today. Here are some spots that truly pop!
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