Art and consumerism

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Warhol’s first one-man show of pop art in 1962 introduced the world to his Campbell’s soup cans. It also unleashed decades of controversy about art and consumerism, and propelled Warhol’s profile to international heights, enhanced by an attempt on his life and his unusual personal life (he was gay but claimed he was a virgin).

http://www.biography.com/people/andy-warhol-9523875

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