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The Boy From Nowhere

With his iconic silver wigs, pallid makeup, and outsized glasses, Andy Warhol redefined the notion of celebrity artist. Born on August 6, 1920, Warhol stayed in the public spotlight by repositioning (and often distorting) the spotlight on American life.

Warhol was a pioneer of the distinctly American style of pop art. Drawing on his experience as an advertising illustrator, Warhol blended the highbrow with the quotidian, often provocatively. Over at AllDay.com, I’m asking: Who was Andy Warhol?