Andy Warhol: A Documentary Film is a four-hour 2006 documentary by Ric Burns
;;about pop artist Andy Warhol.
The film is Burns\' cinematic argument that Warhol was the greatest artist
of the second half of the 20th Century. (Picasso is credited with having
that honor in the first half of the 20th Century.)
Laurie Anderson narrates the movie.
In one segment, Burns compares Warhol\'s portraits of such celebrities as
;;Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor with the icons of saints that Warhol
saw in his boyhood Byzantine Catholic parish, where he spent many hours as
Burns follows Warhol through his meteoric rise in New York\'s commercial
art world during the 1950s. Burns cites 1962, the year Warhol first
exhibited his soup can paintings in Los Angeles, as the turning point
in Warhol\'s career.
Burns also describes in detail Valerie Solanas\' near-fatal shooting
of Warhol in 1968.
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