Andy Warhol (1928-1987) was an American artist, director and film producer, considered a prominent figure in the visual art movement known as pop art. He began his professional career as an illustrator, acquiring worldwide fame both for his work in painting, avant-garde cinema and literature, as well as becoming a character in the media and for his role as a guru of modernity. His works explore the relationship between artistic expression, celebrity culture and advertising that flourished in the 1960s, and cover a variety of media, such as painting, screen printing, photography, film and sculpture.
His study of New York, The factory, it became a well-known meeting place for intellectuals, drag queens, playwrights, bohemian street people, Hollywood celebrities and wealthy clients.
Some of his best-known works include silkscreen paintings Campbell's Soup Cans (1962) and Marilyn Diptych (1962), the experimental film Chelsea Girls (1966) and multimedia events known as Exploding Plastic Inevitable (1966-67).
Andy Warhol's famous quotes
They always say that time changes things, but you really have to change them yourself.
As soon as you stop wanting something, you get it.
I never fall apart, because I never fall.
I fear that if you look at one thing long enough, it loses all its meaning.
It's not what you are that counts, it's what they think you are.
I think everyone should be kind to everyone.
Being born is like being kidnapped. And then sold to slavery.
I like to be right in the wrong place and wrong in the right place. Being right in the wrong place and wrong in the right place is worth it because something interesting always happens.
Do not pay attention to what they write about you. Just measure it in inches.
The idea of waiting for something makes it more exciting.
The friendlier I am, the more people think I am lying.
Why do people spend their sad time when they could be happy?
I'm not afraid to die; I just don't want to be there when it happens.
No matter how slow you go, as long as you don't stop.
People should fall in love with their eyes closed.
Everyone must have a fantasy.
I wonder if it is possible to have a love affair that lasts forever.
You should let the little things that normally bore you suddenly excite you.
Isn't life a series of images that change as they repeat themselves?
Dying is the most embarrassing thing that can happen to you, because someone has to take care of all your details.
Security breeds stagnation.
Sometimes, the little moments when you don't think they are anything while they are happening turn out to be what marks a whole period of your life.
Don't think about making art, just do it. Let everyone else decide if it's good or bad, if they love or hate it. While you decide, make even more art.
You have to be willing to be happy for nothing.
Most people in the United States think that art is a man's name.
I have a social illness. I have to go out every night. If I stay home one night, I start spreading rumors to my dogs.
An artist is someone who produces things that people do not need to have.
I like boring things.
I think that having land and not ruining it is the most beautiful art anyone could wish for.
Beauty is a sign of intelligence.
If not everyone is beautiful, then nobody is.
Romance is finding your fantasy in people who don't have it.
The mystery was gone, but the wonder was beginning.
People sometimes say that the way things happen in movies is unreal, but in reality, what happens to you in life is unreal. Movies make emotions look strong and real, while when things really happen to you, it's like you're watching TV, you don't feel anything.
But I always say, in the company of one, two are a crowd and three are a party.
I don't want to be smart, because being smart depresses me.
Fantasy love is much better than reality love. Never doing so is so exciting. The most exciting attractions are between two opposites that are never found.
Everything has its beauty, but not everyone sees it.
When people are ready to do so, they change. They never do it before, and sometimes they die before they get to do it. You can't make them change if they don't want, like when they want, you can't stop them.
An image means that I know where I was every minute. That's why I take photos. It is a visual diary.
Each song has a memory; Each song has the ability to make or break your heart, close your heart and open your eyes.
I only do art because I am ugly and I have nothing else to do.
You have to do things that average people don't understand, because those are the only good things.
History books are rewritten all the time.
I don't know where fantasy stops and where reality begins.
The only time I want to be something is outside a party to enter.
People should be more aware of the need to work to learn to live because life is very fast and sometimes disappears too quickly.
In the future, everyone will be famous for fifteen minutes.
Everyone ends up kissing the wrong person by saying good night.
The best thing about an image is that it never changes, even when the people who appear in it do.
I am a deeply superficial person.
I had many appointments, but I decided to stay at home and relax.
Remember, they have never seen you in their life.
The biggest price you pay for love is that you have to have someone close, you can't be alone, which is always much better.
You can never predict what small things in the way someone looks, speaks or acts will cause peculiar emotional reactions in other people.
People should fall in love with their eyes closed. Just close your eyes. Do not look and it will be magical.
James Dean was the damaged but beautiful soul of our time.
I guess I have a very weak interpretation of 'work', because I think being alive is having a lot of work on something you don't always want to do.
Sex is the greatest nothing of all time.
Everyone has a different idea of love. A girl I know said: "I knew he loved me when he didn't kiss me."
I think it would be very glamorous to reincarnate like a big big ring on Liz Taylor's finger.
I always meet strong women looking for weak men to dominate them.
I love Los Angeles. I love Hollywood. They are beautiful. They are all plastic, but I love plastic. I want to be plastic.
The idea is not to live forever, it is to create something that does.
Every time I'm interested in something, I know that time is off, because I'm always interested in the right thing at the wrong time. I should be interested simply when I am no longer interested.
When I bought my first TV, I stopped worrying so much about having close relationships.
Since people will live longer and get older later, they will have to learn to be children for longer.
Sex is more exciting on the screen and between the pages than between the sheets.
I never understood why when you died, you not only disappeared, but that everything should continue as it was, although you simply would not be there. I always thought that I would like my own gravestone to be blank. No epitaph and no name. Well, actually, I would like you to say 'invention'.