Convinced that Warhol may be conspiring to steal her work, Solanas purchased a gun. On June 3rd 1968 she shot Warhol three times at The Factory, missing twice but striking him with a third bullet, which went through both lungs, spleen, stomach, liver, and esophagus. Warhol was taken to a hospital and underwent a 5-hour surgery.
Valerie Solanas turned herself in the same day and confessed to the shooting. She was charged with attempted murder, assault, and illegal possession of a gun. After undergoing the psychiatric evaluation, Solanas was diagnosed with chronic paranoid schizophrenia.
After being released from the New York State Prison for Women in 1971, she continued stalking Warhol and people from his camp over the phone, which led to a new arrest and several institutionalizations. The attack had a profound impact on Warhol and his personality, who spent the rest of his life in fear that Solanas would attack him again.
In 1988, Solanas died of pneumonia at the age of 52.
Valerie Solanas Discography Tracks
Writing & Arrangement
|none||Various||Valerie Solanas Various - We Fall Gratefully At The Feet: A Tribute To Piss Factory (7xFile, FLAC, EP)||Fulsome Prism Recordings||none||Australia||2014|
|none||Slow Process||Valerie Solanas Slow Process - Of Others (3xFile, FLAC, EP, Comp)||Not On Label (Slow Process Self-released)||none||Australia||2016|
Acting, Literary & Spoken
|658796 5||Manic Street Preachers||Manic Street Preachers - Little Baby Nothing (CD, Single, CD2)||Columbia||658796 5||UK||1992||Sell This Version|