People that made a difference: Andy Warhol (August 6, 1928 – February 22, 1987)

Facts about the man who had Slovakian origins and whose family’s original name was Varchola (later changed to Warhola as they came to the United States). [source]

What the world says about him:

He was a leading artist in a movement that came to life in the 1950s and turned aspects of mass culture, such as advertising, comic books and mundane cultural objects into art.

What he said:

“Being good in business is the most fascinating kind of art. Making money is art and working is art and good business is the best art.”

“They always say that time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.” (The Philosophy of Andy Warhol: (From A to B and Back Again) Ch. 7: Time (1975))

Did you know Andy Warhol also was a movie maker?

He mostly made movies that focused on a single person or thing. Things just happened in real-time. He was no director, not narrating, just capturing the moment. A prime example of those “stillies” (in contrast to movies) is his film of the Empire State Building. Or his portraits of people who could come to the Factory – his workspace in New York City.

Just a camera, three minutes of tape and a chair. Everybody could come in to be filmed. Actress Sally Kirkland once said: “It’s brutal. After a while your face dissolves…”

Here’s a short film by Andy Warhol. This time featuring himself eating a Hamburger.

 

Watch a full-length documentary about the creative mind below: “BBC.Modern Masters: Andy Warhol”

(Video by BBC)

As YouTube-User Hybrid381 says: “I thought the presenter was great! Superb documentary!

Andy Warhol (August 6, 1928 – February 22, 1987)

 

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