6. Andy loved recording whole conversations with people he was talking to. It was very often that he attended a tape recorder to all his appointments.
Despite this, many people felt confident in telling him many of their intimacies. Upon learning of Warhol's death, Elizabeth Taylor called one of the attendants to ask him, somewhat worried, to keep a conversation she had with the artist and never to be taken to the public as it was too private.
7. In the 70s, Andy began to make portraits by order. The process began with a photo shoot of Polaroids. The price of his work on a one-square-metre canvas was of 25,000 dollars (which today's equivalent of 200,000 dollars, approximately).
If they wanted more, they made "packages", with discounts: thus, the second picture would be worth 15,000, the third 10,000 and the fourth 5,000. Her clients included designer Carolina Herrera, who did one of these commissions (now hanging in her office). In 1978 the artist came to earn a million dollars for these portraits and became one of his main sources of income.
8. In his last years of life, he spent several hours in his morning to go shopping. He was a compulsive collector. He loved everything and above all, antiques.
In the last house he lived in, on the Upper East Side, there were whole rooms full of things and boxes that never opened again. After his death, in February 1987, Sotheby's needed 10 days to auction the 10,000 lots, in which they divided his possessions.
Another of Warhol's hobbies was opening the rooms of his house every morning, checking his belongings and locking the doors again.
9. When he died in February 1987, of postoperative complications of a vesicle operation, he was buried in Pittsburgh, his hometown, with an Interview magazine and Estée Lauder's Beautiful perfume that one of his friends, Paige Powell, who left in the coffin during the funeral.
The "Andy Warhol. Dark Star." exhibition is opened from 2nd June to 17th September 2017 at the Museo Jumex in Mexico City, Mexico.
For more information, visit www.fundacionjumex.org.