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


Voyeurism is a director's job description. It's an artist's, too.

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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?

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I'll bet there are a lot of artists that nobody hears about who just make more money than anybody. The people that do all the sculptures and paintings for big building construction. We never hear about them, but they make more money than anybody.

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I think the first photograph I did was a ballplayer. It was a way of showing action or something.

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I like boring things.

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I always like to see if the art across the street is better than mine.

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Exposure and attention make a work famous - the more you talk about it, the more attention it gets, the more validity it achieves.

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History books are being re-written all the time

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

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Employees make the best dates. You don't have to pick them up and they're always tax-deductible.

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In the future, everyone will be famous for 15 minutes.

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

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

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I'm the type who'd be happy not going anywhere as long as I was sure I knew exactly what was happening at the places I wasn't going to. I'm the type who'd like to sit home and watch every party that I'm invited to on a monitor in my bedroom.

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It's the movies that have really been running things in America ever since they were invented. They show you what to do, how to do it, when to do it, how to feel about it, and how to look how you feel about it.

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