Andy Warhol
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member renruts
N 40° 21.266 W 080° 01.790
17T E 582384 N 4467548
Quick Description: Andy Warhol's final resting place.
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 11/30/2006 2:41:38 PM
Waymark Code: WM109Z
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member cache_test_dummies
Views: 446

Long Description:
Andy Warhol's gravesite is easy to locate as it has been garnished with several pieces of memorabilia that are forever changing. At times there is even a camera there for people to take pictures with or a pad of paper for you to leave your thoughts.

Of course, there are also geocaches nearby. When this was published, there was one in the cemetery and one in the park. (UPDATE 4/2013) there is a letterbox in the cemetery now and no caches in the park currently.

Update August 2013: (visit link) a webcam has been installed!
NPR Story about the grave - (visit link)
2014 Birthday event - (visit link)
2015 birthday event - (visit link)
2016 Birthday event - (visit link)
Description:
Andy Warhol was an American artist, avant-garde filmmaker, writer and social figure. Warhol also worked as a publisher, music producer and actor. With his background and experience in commercial art, Warhol was one of the founders of the Pop Art movement in the United States in the 1950s. In the 1960s, Warhol began to make paintings of famous American products such as Campbell's soup cans and Coca-Cola. He switched to silkscreen prints, seeking not only to make art of mass-produced items but to mass produce the art itself. He said he wanted to be like a machine. Warhol was born Andrew Warhola in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His parents, Andrij (Andrew) Warhola (original surname was Varchola, he changed it after coming to US) and Ulja (Julia) Justyna Zavacka, were working-class immigrants of Rusyn ethnicity from northeast Slovakia.


Date of birth: 8/6/1928

Date of death: 2/22/1987

Area of notoriety: Art

Marker Type: Headstone

Setting: Outdoor

Fee required?: No

Web site: [Web Link]

Visiting Hours/Restrictions: Not listed

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