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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“If everybody's not a beauty, then nobody is.”

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“I used to think that everything was just being funny but now I don't know. I mean, how can you tell?”

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“Being good in business is the most fascinating kind of art”

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

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“It's excitement, it's show business, it's chic”

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

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

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“I've decided something: Commercial things really do stink. As soon as it becomes commercial for a mass market it really stinks.”

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“The mosquito is the state bird of New Jersey”

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“I always wished I had died, and I still wish that, because I could have gotten the whole thing over with.”

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“Dying is the most embarrassing thing that can ever happen to you, because someone's got to take care of all your details.”

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

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“Before I was shot, I always thought that I was more half-there than all-there -- I always suspected that I was watching TV instead of living life. Right when I was being shot and ever since, I knew that I was watching television.”

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“I always thought I'd like my own tombstone to be blank. No epitaph, and no name. Well, actually, I'd like it to say "figment."”

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“I think that throughout the show that there are many things that could be picked up on in terms of fashion and in terms of style. Whether it be the drawings from the 1950s or the dresses from ”

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