HARRY J. JOHNSON

artamble.com

WORK
 my work

LOCAL
 art gallery
 beach chalet
 art deco+

TRAVEL
 europe
 egypt
 dc

ART
 museums
 leonardo
 warhol

home

email Harry

 
Andy Warhol, continued

Warhol

   Andy Warhol

Warhol’s friend George Plimpton said, “What always struck me about Andy was how ill-suited he was for success — pasty-faced, a white wig, fragile, a body crisscrossed with scars from an assassination attempt, gay, shy, faltering of speech, nonassertive, so unsure of himself that in 1967 he sent an impersonator on a ‘Warhol’ lecture tour. He was, in fact, perfectly equipped to slide into utter obscurity.”

Quotations from Andy Warhol:
   “I want everybody to think alike. I think everybody should be a machine.”
   “I like boring things.”
   “I think somebody should be able to do all my paintings for me.”

32 Campbell's Soup Cans

Left: ‘32 Campbell's Soup
Cans’ as they appeared
at the Museum of Modern
Art (New York) in 2001.


<- back

Leonardo

home


Sources:
- http://www.artchive.com/artchive/W/warhol.html
- http://www.warhol.dk/
- http://www.utah.edu/umfa/warhol.html
- Guardian Unlimited Guardian Newspapers Limited 2002,
http://www.observer.co.uk/Print/0,3858,4343757,00.html
- http://www.thecityreview.com/momopen.html