Style Inspiration: Andy Warhol’s Pop Art-Inspired Fashion
Andy Warhol represented a revolution in art with his pop-art creations, poking fun and making light of America’s consumerism & celebrity obsessed culture.
He passed away in 1987 at age 58, but in honor of the anniversary of his birth on August 6, Warhol is the inspiration for today’s style inspiration.
“In the future, everyone will be famous for 15 minutes.” “In 15 minutes, everybody will be famous.” “In the future, fifteen people will be famous.”
“At the times in my life when I was feeling the most gregarious and looking for bosom friendships, I couldn’t find any takers so that exactly when I was alone was when I felt the most like not being alone. The moment I decided I’d rather be alone and not have anyone telling me their problems, everybody I’d never even seen before in my life started running after me to tell me things I’d just decided I didn’t think it was a good idea to hear about. As soon as I became a loner in my own mind, that’s when I got what you might call a “following.” As soon as you stop wanting something you get it. I’ve found that to be absolutely axiomatic.”
“I think everybody should like everybody.”
“What’s great about this country is that America started the tradition where the richest consumers buy essentially the same things as the poorest. You can be watching TV and see Coca-Cola, and you know that the President drinks Coke, Liz Taylor drinks Coke, and just think, you can drink Coke, too. A Coke is a Coke and no amount of money can get you a better Coke than the one the bum on the corner is drinking. All the Cokes are the same and all the Cokes are good. Liz Taylor knows it, the President knows it, the bum knows it, and you know it.”
“I usually accept people on the basis of their self-images, because their self-images have more to do with the way they think than their objective-images do.”
“Sometimes you fantasize that people who are really up-there and rich and living it up have something you don’t have, that their things must be better than your things because they have more money than you.But they drink the same Cokes and eat the same hot dogs and wear the same ILGWU clothes and see the same TV shows and the same movies. Rich people can’t see a sillier version of Truth or Consequences, or a scarier version of The Exorcist. You can get just as revolted as they can—you can have the same nightmares. All of this is really American.”
At Andy Warhol’s funeral, before his casket was lowered into the ground, his friend Paige Powell dropped a copy of Interview magazine, of which Andy created and produced, an Interview t-shirt, and a bottle of Estee Lauder ‘Beautiful’ into the grave, of which Andy loved the scent of.