A huge new exhibit explores Andy Warhol's artistic legacy

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You might have heard: Pittsburgh-born, -raised and -educated, off to NYC for commercial art success, followed by art-world triumphs as a serial game-changer with early Pop art, screenprint paintings, films, art-business-media, portrait commissions, glamour. Andy Warhol has been the most consequential artist of the past 50 years, and was pivotal in the shift from modern to postmodern art. Beyond the lasting value of his work, he played a major role in expanding art's subjects, themes, processes and mediums while indulging his taste for America as it had recently become: a place of consumer goods, celebrity, spectacle, short attention spans.

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