About the Author
was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1928. In 1949, after attending the School of Fine Arts at what is now Carnegie Mellon University, he moved to New York City, where he embarked on a successful career as a commercial illustrator. It was in the 1960s that he began his iconic Campbell's Soup
paintings and honed his trademark deadpan persona. Throughout the 1960s and 70s, Warhol created silkscreen paintings, sculptures and films, promoted the fledgling rock band, The Velvet Underground, and produced Interview
magazine. After surviving a gunshot wound inflicted by the infamous Valerie Solanis in 1968, Warhol died during a routine gallbladder operation in 1987.Nobuyoshi Araki
began working as a photographer in the 1960s. Since his early, self-published, photocopied books, he has published over 200 books worldwide, and his signature nudes have become recognizable to photography fans everywhere.