Andy Warhol Is Shot New York City June 3, 1968
by Robert Grey Reynolds, Jr
Andy Warhol was a noted pop artist and underground filmmaker when he was almost killed by an assassin's bullets in the early summer of 1968. Warhol's first commercial film success was Chelsea Girls (1966). He had painted many of the works that made him famous, i.e. the Campbell's Soup Cans and movie stars like Marilyn Monroe. The shooting nearly killed him. He lingered near death for 2 months.