I’ve been bad all my life. Playing dirty tricks on people is my speciality.
Dorothy Podber (September 15, 1932 - February 9, 2008) was an American performance artist born in the Bronx to a mother who had tried repeatedly, but unsuccessfully, to abort her.
One day in late 1964 she arrived at the Warhol "Factory" on East 47th Street dressed in black motorcycle leathers, except for a pair of white gloves. After slowly removing her gloves, she pulled a small pistol out of her pocket, and aimed it at Warhol before swivelling to a stack of four paintings propped against the wall and pressing the trigger.
One of them, “Shot Red Marilyn,” with a repaired bullet hole over the left eyebrow, sold for $4 million in 1989.