Great and terrible Andy Warhol
Artist, producer, designer, collector, editor, director, iconic figure, the king of Pop-art, the legend of 60s...what else could you say about him? Who else except Andy Warhol managed to raise trivial things to an art form?
His Muse was Edie Sedgwick. Their Platonic romance last for some years and made public minds thrill. She called herself "Mrs Warhol" and he shot her in his films. Outstanding and stunning both of them were the most cherished and longed for persons at the best parties of the period and everybody was ready to entertain them. They were just exceptional.
They did not try to make something outrageous and explode the public with cultural revolution. They enjoyed their life together and did what gave them satisfaction. This freedom made them popular.
Even The Queen Elizabeth II has some of his works in her collection! A couple of years ago the Queen bought her own portraits created in 1985 especially for the exhibition The Queen: Portraits of A Monarch.
By the way the name of Andy Warhol is bound with the loft interiors. In 1962 he opened and art-studio "the Factory" on Manhattan where had been a real factory before. " The Factory" was the refuge of secular world and numerous parties. Among the "Warhol stars" there were Bob Dilan, Mick Jagger ( The Rolling Stones) and Jim Morrison (The Doors) a famous writer Truman Capote and Salvador Dali and Allen Ginsberg.
The loft interiors meanwhile got more and more popular in America: industrial regions got filled with galleries and studios and art-workshops and clubs attracted artistic personalities, artists and boheme idols with their freedom and absence of strict rules.
As a special treat here are some thouhts from genious of Pop-art:
"People should fall in love with their eyes closed. Just close your eyes. Don’t look and it’s magic"
"Don't pay any attention to what they write about you. Just measure it in inches."
"Sometimes people let the same problem make them miserable for years when they could just say, So what. That's one of my favorite things to say. So what."
"I'm afraid that if you look at a thing long enough, it loses all of its meaning"
"As soon as you stop wanting something, you get it."
"I like to be the right thing in the wrong place and the wrong thing in the right place. Being the right thing in the wrong place and the wrong thing in the right place is worth it because something interesting always happens."
"I think everybody should be nice to everybody."
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