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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

appreciation

This:
Not this:Jean-Charles de Castelbajac

If you come across the book,The Philosophy of Andy Warhol : (From A to B and Back Again) I totally recommend reading it. Even if you're not a huge fan of Andy's work this book is hilarious and enjoyable. It's not terribly insightful but it's a quick read and very quotable. It's amazing how vain yet self deprecating he really was.
A few of my favorite Warhol quotes:
  • "I don't feel like I get germs when I hold money. . . When I pass my hand over money, it becomes perfectly clean to me."
  • "An artist is someone who produces things that people don't need to have but that he - for some reason - thinks it would be a good idea to give them."
  • "I never think that people die. They just go to department stores."
  • "Success is when the checks don't bounce."

6 comments:

clorivak said...

I'll have to look for that...I bought one of Andy's books but I had to stop reading it...it just wasn't going anywhere..and I lost my patience.

I seen a doc on him alittle while ago..super interesting, I'm not like a massive fan or anything but I find him extremely intriguing and obviously he was very revolutionary.

--great quotes!

victoria thorne said...

the quotes are superb...

so's your taste :)

love visiting, always!

Dooder City said...

he was such a genius. I just saw his work at the dia:beacon.

POST VILLAGE said...

love andy warhol! there was an exhibition of andy warhol where i am and i was supposed to go but just missed out and heard it was amazing !!! yes i was angry

The Cottage Cheese said...

I will add this to my reading list. I saw a huge Warhol exhibit in Atlanta many years ago and his work is truly genius. What an odd but insightful man he was.

cake. said...

this is probably my most read book of all time. the whole thing is practically highlighted.