The world of fame has changed a lot since Andy Warhol coined the concept of “15 minutes of fame” — for one thing, his prediction seems to be coming true — but his social life, in particular, continues to fascinate. Surrounded by socialites, eccentrics, and fellow creatives at all times, Warhol established a kind of mecca for young artists (and hangers-on) to inspire one another and participate in his many ongoing projects spanning from painting to film.
Naturally, the most captivating characters continue to be the hand-selected group who made it to his inner circle. The superstars of his studio “The Factory” included icons like Nico from The Velvet Underground, Edie Sedgwick, and more.
Today, as we celebrate what would have been Andy Warhol’s 84th birthday, we round up the best stars from The Factory who continued to spread creativity even after Andy’s fifteen minutes passed.