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Andy Warhol

1928-1987 ,  American artist
Andy WarholAmerican artist and filmmaker, an initiator and leading exponent of the Pop art movement of the 1960s whose mass-produced art apotheosized the supposed banality of the commercial culture of the United States.
A cunning self-publicist, he projected a concept of the artist as an impersonal figure who is nevertheless a successful celebrity, businessman, and social climber.

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An artist is somebody who produces things that people don’t need to have.

When I got my first television set, I stopped caring so much about having close relationships

I don’t want to be smart, because being smart makes you depressed.

I like to be the right thing in the wrong place and the wrong thing in the right place.

I like boring things.

I think everybody should be nice to everybody.

They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.

Sex is more exciting on the screen and between the pages than between the sheets.

I have Social Disease. I have to go out every night. If I stay home one night I start spreading rumours to my dogs.

Don't pay any attention to what they write about you. Just measure it in inches.

Art is what you can get away with.

I never fall apart, because I never fall together.

I'm afraid that if you look at a thing long enough, it loses all of its meaning.

Being born is like being kidnapped. And then sold into slavery.

It’s not what you are that counts, it’s what they think you are.

In the future, everybody will be world famous for fifteen minutes.

I'm bored with that line. I never use it anymore. My new line is “In 15 minutes everybody will be famous”.

Security breeds stagnation.

I had a lot of dates, but I decided to stay home and dye my eyebrows.

Sex is the biggest nothing of all time.

I’m really afraid to feel happy because it never lasts.

I never think that people die. They just go to department stores.

Making money is art. And working is art. And good business is the best art.

You'd be surprised how many people want to hang an electric chair on their living-room wall. Specially if the background color matches the drapes.

If you wear a wig, everybody notices. But if you then dye the wig, people notice the dye.

My idea of a good picture is one that's in focus and of a famous person.


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