Iconic artist Andy Warhol would have been 87 today

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Iconic artist, Andy Warhol -- who is often referred to as the founder of Pop Art -- would have been 87 years old today.

Although his fame initially rooted from his prints and paintings of soup cans and celebrities, the artist eventually became an icon and an innovator in the art world.

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The artist was featured in a recent Andy Warhol x Converse collaboration, and his artwork was also included on a BMW Art Car.

Warhol died on February 22, 1987 in New York City, but it's clear that his legacy will continued to live on through his artwork.

See the slideshow below for photos of Warhol and his iconic pieces:
Warhol's iconic works, Triple Elvis
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Iconic artist Andy Warhol would have been 87 today
Two women carry the artwork 'Triple Elvis' by Andy Warhol at the museum Brandhorst on May 15, 2009 in Munich. The museum which shows works from the contemporary arts collection of Udo and Anette Brandhorst is set to open to the public on May 21, 2009. (Photo by Miguel Villagran/Getty Images)
This undated file photo provided by Christie's shows Andy Warhol's "Triple Elvis." Executed in ink and silver paint in 1963, the work brought $81.9 million on Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014 when it was sold at auction by Christie's in New York during their Post-War & Contemporary Art Evening Sale. (AP Photo/Christie's, File)
In this Oct. 14, 2014, file photo, Christie's employees stand near two Andy Warhol portraits, "Triple Elvis," left, and "Four Marlons" at the offices of the auction house in London. Triple Elvis sold for $81.9 million and "Four Marlons" brought in $69.6 million at Christie’s sale of postwar and contemporary art in New York, Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)
A man sits in front of a self-portrait by US artist Andy Warhol as part of the exhibition 'Warhol' on April 17, 2014 in Rome. The works of the artist, father of American Pop Art, will be housed in the renovated rooms of the Museo della Fondazione Roma, Palazzo Cipolla from April 18 until September 28, 2014. The exhibition features over 150 works, paintings, photographs and sculptures from the collection of Warhol's friend Peter Brant. The works on display range from Warhol's early drawings right up to his Last Supper series, first presented in Milan in 1987 in what was to be his last exhibition before his death that same year. (Photo by Alberto Pizzoli/AFP/Getty Images)
A man looks at portrait photographs of US artist Andy Warhol (L), Chinese-American architect Ieoh Ming Pei (R) and art critic and curator Henry Geldzahler (2R) by British photographer David Bailey at an exhibition of his works where over 300 prints are exhibited in London on February 5, 2014. As well as new work, this exhibition includes a wide variety of Baileys photographs from a career that has spanned more than half a century. (Photo by Andrew Cowie/AFP/Getty Images)
Pop artist Andy Warhol is shown in this 1987 file photo. One of his signature silver wigs brought $10,800 when put up on the block at Christies Auction House in New York, Thursday, June 22, 2006. The hairpiece was part of an auction of celebrity memorabilia. (AP Photo/File)
Museum employee Carri Ann Wantuchowicz, left, walks past a 1986 synthetic polymer paint and silkscreen ink on canvas, self-portrait of Andy Warhol, Monday, Dec. 9, 2002, at The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, in Fort Worth, Texas. The museum, reopening Saturday, boasts more gallery space than any other repository of contemporary art except New York's Modern Museum of Art, officials say. (AP Photo/Donna McWilliam)
Pop artist and avant garde filmmaker Andy Warhol, left, making snapshots, and singer Grace Jones attend the Maria Shriver/Arnold Schwarzenegger wedding in Hyannis, Mass., April 26, 1986. (AP Photo)
Pop artists Andy Warhol, left, and Jean-Michel Basquiat pose in front of their collaborative paintings on display at the Tony Shafrazi Gallery in Manhattan's SoHo section, N.Y., on Sept. 24, 1985. They collaborated on 16 untitled canvases. Warhol painted the company logos and Basquiat, who has roots in the graffiti movement, added dashes of color and commentary. Warhol, working in oils for the first time since 1962, said of the collaboration: "I just did some, and he did some. We didn't think too much about it. It was fun doing." The canvases were offered at between $50,000 and $80,000 a piece. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
Actress Joan Collins chats with Andy Warhol, April 1, 1985. She holds a snapshot of a portrait Warhol painted of her. (AP Photo/Liu Heung Shing)
Andy Warhol and Barbara Allen attend the opening of the Rudolph Nureyev film "Valentino" in New York, Sept. 30, 1977. (AP Photo/Dan Grossi)
Pop artist Andy Warhol, left, and actress-model Marisa Berenson, right, join Ginger Rogers backstage at the Waldorf Astoria's Empire Room in New York, March 2, 1976. Ms. Rogers opened her show Tuesday. (AP Photo/Ray Stubblebine)
Pop artist Andy Warhol, center, accompanied by Factory regulars Ultra Violet, left and Viva, right, attend a preview of the film "I Love You, Alice B. Toklas," starring Peter Sellers and Leigh Taylor-Young, Oct. 1968. (AP Photo)
UNITED STATES - APRIL 20: Andy Warhol, Martha Graham (Photo by The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
Andy Warhol at Studio 54 in New York City, October 1981. (Photo by Robin Platzer/Twin Images via Getty Images)
Andy Warhol (Photo by The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
Andy Warhol (Photo by The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
Andy Warhol with italian actor Alberto Sordi posing for a photo on December 31, 1986 in New York, New York. (Photo by Santi Visalli/Getty Images)
Andy Warhol and Keith Haring (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage via Getty)

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