Andy Warhol, born in 1928, was an artist, director and produces. He was the leading figure in the visual art movement pop art. His greatest works showcases the relationship between artistic expression and celebrity culture. Andy Warhol started out as a commercial illustrator but after exhibiting his work in several galleries he started to receive recognition as an artist. His artwork was considered controversial at its time. His New York studio The Factory became a popular gathering place that brought together all kinds of distinguished intellectuals. Andy Warhol is best known for the Soup Cans (1962) and Marilyn Diptych (1962), the experimental film Chelsea Girls (1966), and the multimedia events known as the Exploding Plastic Inevitable (1966–67). Andy Warhol died in 1987, 58 years old.