15 Things You Might Not Know About Andy Warhol, WWF Fan And Cookbook Author

By Jacob Shelton
Left: Gavin MacLeod and Andy Warhol shooting the Love Boat episode Hidden Treasure, Pictures From the Past, Ace's Salary, which aired on October 12, 1985. Right: Warhol in Stockholm, Sweden in 1968. Sources: Walt Disney Television via Getty Images

Andrew Warhola, Andy Warhol, or just Andy to his friends, was a Pop Art pioneer who turned himself into a pop-culture icon with an intense work ethic and a flair for self-mythologizing. Though we've seen his Campbell's Soup cans, Brillo boxes and Marilyn Monroes a million times, there was more to the man than that -- much more. Did you know he published a cookbook? Have you seen his episode of The Love Boat? Or did you know he was a fan of professional wrestling?

It's true that he was not Mr. Outgoing, and that he spent much of his time holed up in his Factory and made copies of copies of copies (whether or not his work was perceived as art, or original wasn’t the point), indulging his lifelong obsession with idolatry. As an increasingly insulated figure, Warhol was hard to reach, but those freaks and weirdos who made it inside the factory didn’t find a provocateur waiting for them. Instead, they found a soft-spoken and sensitive All-American boy.  

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