Andy Warhol was born in Pittsburgh in 1928, and through his fame as a pop art icon in New York City he has become its unofficial mascot: Andy Warhol themed café’s and merchandise everywhere. The Andy Warhol Museum offers a comprehensive look into the art practices and quirks of the famed artist, including the work he made as a student at Carnegie Mellon University, time capsules of collected travel paraphernalia, and of course his screen prints and documentation of celebrities from the Factory.

On view during our visit was “Adman: Warhol Before Pop”, a special exhibition spotlighting Warhol’s participation in New York City’s developing advertising industry in the 1950s, and how it later shaped his practice as an artist. Highlights include several recreations of his window displays for high end department stores and several of his collaborative paintings with Jean-Michel Basquiat.