After high school, he became a commercial artist, but would soon make a name for himself as a "pop artistaE. Andy concentrated on and drew his inspiration from popular culture. However, he heightened the colors and changed the scale to make the images larger than life. In doing so he redefined pictorial realism and extended its concept (Nicholson 8-10).
Warhol's ideas were put into more than 35,000 artworks, including films and some sculptures. These ideas included exploring mass production, such as silk screening, celebrity fame, and other aspects of American culture in the late 20th century. In his lifetime, he was known for his artwork, which turned everyday images, such as soup cans and soapboxes, into fine art. Among his most-identifiable works were brightly colored prints that put an iconic spin on famous figures such as Elvis, Marilyn Monroe, and Mick Jagger, the one in the Cochran Collection (Fogde). Warhol died unexpectedly on Sunday, February 22, 1987, at a New York hospital, while recovering from a successful gallbladder operation. However, since his death, his artwork's