The Shooting of Andy Warhol & Valerie’s 15 Minutes of Fame


A passage from the excellent Ric Burns documentary details Warhol’s June 4, 1968 shooting at the hands of Valerie Solanas, paired with the ghostly, ethereal musings of his convalescence.

Earlier on the day of the attack, Valerie Solanas had been turned away from his office and gallery after asking for the return of a script she had given to Warhol. The script had apparently been misplaced.

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