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The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts


Last profile update: 06/16/2017
Last grant data update: 03/02/2018

At A Glance

The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts

65 Bleecker St., 7th Fl.

New York City, NY United States 10012-2420

Telephone: (212) 387-7555


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Celebrity: Entertainment






Established in 1987 in NY - Founded in the name of the late Andy Warhol, whose will dictated that his entire estate, with the exception of a few modest legacies to family members, should be used to create a foundation dedicated to the "advancement of the visual arts." Warhol was a painter, artist and avant-garde filmmaker who was influential in the "pop art" movement. Some of his most popular works included his paintings of iconic American images such as Campbell's Soup Cans, and celebrities such as Marilyn Monroe

Purpose and Activities

The foundation's purpose is the advancement of the visual arts. The foundation's principal activities are twofold: it awards grants to nonprofit cultural organizations working in the visual arts; and it has responsibility for all aspects of its collection of Andy Warhol's art.