He spoke his opinion and was not afraid to be different... his odd opinions were usually how somehow strongly relevant....
He was also known for his sort of advertising like Pop Art... He was an odd man. Very few words. He used large images. They almost overwhelmed the viewer, but at the same time you are dazzled. They shine and sparkle. They bomb bard you with information and leave you wanting to know more.
By the end, he was deemed a celebrity. His image became bigger than what he was and what he could handle. People would dress up like him and attend public places for him. He was no longer free to be him. He retired from painting in 1965 and went into film work. However, he took away from film like he took away form painting, except unlike the painting, this method did not work.
To see what type of film he did... click here.
Interesting huh? It will make you think before you ever say you are bored again.... really. Nonetheless, Warhol later retreated to his home where he would stay in a sort of hiding after being shot. He later died from complications due to surgery to remove gal stones.
"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...." -Andy Warhol
He may have been strange and off in his own world, but he saw everyone as equal. He was so quickly judged, yet did not jump to judge people back. Maybe we could all learn something from Mr. Warhol... Here is was a man that always seemed to be messed up on drugs and always smiled and said "No, we don't do drugs" when asked, however he did not judge those around him. He merely points out the equality among the people that surrounded him.
1928 - 1987