I always hear myself saying, ‘She’s a beauty!’ or ‘He’s a beauty!’ or ‘What a beauty!’ but I never know what I’m talking about.Andy Warhol
The clothes of Courreges are so nice.Andy Warhol
If you’re not trying to be real, you don’t have to get it right. That’s art.Andy Warhol
Art? That’s a man’s name.Andy Warhol
Fantasy love is much better than reality love.Andy Warhol
Checks aren’t money.Andy Warhol
Since I was shot, everything is such a dream to me. Like I don’t know whether I’m alive or whether I died. I wasn’t afraid before. And having been dead once, I shouldn’t feel fear. But I am afraid. I don’t understand why.Andy Warhol
Now and then, someone would accuse me of being evil – of letting people destroy themselves while I watched, just so I could film them and tape-record them. But I didn’t think of myself as evil – just realistic.Andy Warhol
If you wear a wig, everybody notices. But if you then dye the wig, people notice the dye.Andy Warhol
We live in an age when the traditional great subjects – the human form, the landscape, even newer traditions such as abstract expressionism – are daily devalued by commercial art.Andy Warhol
My fascination with letting images repeat and repeat – or in film’s case ‘run on’ – manifests my belief that we spend much of our lives seeing without observing.Andy Warhol
Voyeurism is a director’s job description. It’s an artist’s, too.Andy Warhol
I went to vote once, but I got too scared. I couldn’t decide whom to vote for.Andy Warhol
I think kids should go to high school until they’re 30. No, really, because people are staying younger now and there’s nothing to do. If you stayed longer, then it would be really great.Andy Warhol
I think they should have movies in restaurants. I can’t believe that so many people get together just to sit there. It’s so abstract… isn’t it abstract? What are these people sitting here watching?Andy Warhol
I’ve been invited to the White House about five times. I think the greatest thing would be if they actually invited everybody to the White House every night… they’d just take about 500 people a night. Everybody would just love this country because it’s so thrilling to go there. It really is.Andy Warhol
Sociological critics are waste makers.Andy Warhol
I’m for mechanical art. When I took up silk screening, it was to more fully exploit the preconceived image through the commercial techniques of multiple reproduction.Andy Warhol
So many people seem to prefer my silver-screenings of movie stars to the rest of my work. It must be the subject matter that attracts them, because my death and violence paintings are just as good.Andy Warhol
Who is Andy Warhol ?
The American artist and film directress and production pioneer of the visual art movement known as Pop Art, was Andy Warhol, born of Andrew Warhola, from 6 August 1928 to 22 February 1987.
His work examines the relationships that thrived in the 1960s between the culture of art, advertisement and celebration and cover a wide range of media, including paintings, silkscreening, photography, films and sculpture.
Among his most well-known pieces include Campbell’s Sup Cans (1962) and Marilyn Diptych (1962), Chelsea Girls (1966) and the Bursting Plastic Inevitable (1966–67) multimedia events.
Warhol was born and raised in Pittsburgh and began a successful business career. Since exhibiting his artworks as an influential and controversial artist at various galleries in the late 1950s.
He created the group of personalities called the Warhol superstars and is credited with creating the commonly used phrase “15 minutes of fame,” his studio in New York, The Factory, which was a well-known meeting point for renowned intellectuals, drag Queens, playwright, Bohemians, celebrities in Hollywood and rich patrons.
In late 1960s he guided and created The Velvet Underground, an experimental rock band. He has written many books, including Andy Warhol’s Theory and Popism: The Warhol Sixties. Before the gay rights movement, he lived openly as a homeless man.
Warhol died from heart arrhythmias in February 1987 at the age of 58 following gallbladder operation. Different retrospective exhibits, books and feature films and documentary films have been presented by Warhol. The extensive permanent collection of paintings and artifacts is housed in the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, the largest museum devoted to a single artist in the United States.
Some of his plays are highly collectible and valuable. Warhol’s most lucrative price ever paid is US$ 105 million for a canvas called Silver Car Crash in 1963, featuring some of the most lucrative paintings ever sold. Warhol was named “the hotbed of the art market” in an article in The Economist from 2009.