Andy Warhol Quotes

Andy Warhol (/?w??rh?l/; born Andrew Warhola; August 6, 1928 – February 22, 1987) was an American artist who was a leading figure in the visual art movement known as pop art. His works explore the relationship between artistic expression, celebrity culture, and advertisement that flourished by the 1960s. After a successful career as a commercial illustrator, Warhol became a renowned and sometimes controversial artist. The Andy Warhol Museum in his native city, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, holds an extensive permanent collection of art and archives. It is the largest museum in the United States dedicated to a single artist

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Andy Warhol


Being good in business is the most fascinating kind of art. Making money is art and working is art and good business is the best art.

Andy Warhol


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

Andy Warhol


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

Andy Warhol


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

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


Human beings are born solitary, but everywhere they are in chains - daisy chains - of interactivity. Social actions are makeshift forms, often courageous, sometimes ridiculous, always strange. And in a way, every social action is a negotiation, a compromise between 'his,' 'her' or 'their' wish and yours.

Andy Warhol


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

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


Art is what you can get away with.

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


What's great about this country is that America started the tradition where the richest consumers buy essentially the same things as the poorest.

Andy Warhol


When I look around today, the biggest anachronism I see is pregnancy. I just can't believe that people are still pregnant.

Andy Warhol


I think having land and not ruining it is the most beautiful art that anybody could ever want to own.

Andy Warhol


The childlike, gum-chewing naivete, the glamour rooted in despair, the self-admiring carelessness, the perfected otherness, the wispiness, the shadowy, voyeuristic, vaguely sinister aura, the pale, soft-spoken magical presence, the skin and bones . . .

Andy Warhol


When you think about it, department stores are kind of like museums.

Andy Warhol