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03-06-1968

Pop artist Andy Warhol is critically wounded after shooting

The American painter, film-maker and pop artist created the Factory, a studio where artists could meet. Artists like Valerie Solanas, who made herself famous for 15 minutes when she shot him. The self-proclaimed lead of SCUM (an acronym perhaps for ‘Society for Cutting Up Men’) fired and fled. Her shooting wasn’t fatal but Warhol never recovered and Solanas was never famous again.