His iconic screen prints from the 1960s captured both celebrity culture, with his portraits of Elvis Presley and Marilyn Monroe, as well as mundane consumer culture through his depiction of US dollar bills and the iconic Campbell's Soup can, which he first exhibited in 1962.

In the 1970s, Warhol's screen prints included celebrities of the day including Diana Ross and John Lennon.

In 1964 Warhol opened the doors to ''The Factory'' the infamous art studio, in which he held many parties for pop culture icons.

Warhol also extended his legacy as founder of the New York Academy of Art in 1979. Warhol died in February of 1987 as a result of complications following gallbladder surgery.