What you don’t know about Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol was COOL…..he’s no longer amongst us (or is he?) but his legacy is EVERYWHERE…..especially in Interview magazine (which he founded in 1969 ). As a collaboration with Ray-Ban celebrating influential leaders in art, fashion, music and film, Interview put together a collection of little known facts about Monsieur Warhol.

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HOMETOWN: Pittsburgh, PA

AGE: n/a

FAVORITE COLOR: Black. [Andy Warhol by Glenn O'Brien, June 1977]

FAVORITE ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE: Jack Daniels is my favorite drink. [Louise Fletcher, May 1977]

WHEN DRUNK… I tell everyone they can be on the cover ofInterview. [Andy Warhol by Glenn O'Brien, June 1977]

PAINTING HABITS: [I paint] everyday. Saturday and Sunday, too. From 3:00 to 7:00 in the afternoon, but it’s always dark where I paint anyway. [Paul Delvaux, October 1981]

TRAVEL: I don’t want to go anywhere, it takes so much time. But then traveling makes time go by so fast. That’s about the only thing that makes life worth living. I guess—the days traveling around. They make time go by so fast. But I’m tired… I just want to stay home. I like everything about everything but that’s what I like best. [Louise Fletcher, May 1977]

ENTERTAINMENT: I’m always worrying about bombs in movie theaters, though. My favorite movies are the unsuccessful ones because there’s no one there. [Shelley Duvall before The Shining, September 1977]

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GRAFFITI ART: What’s so good about [Jean Michel Basquiat] is he can go and take his art with him and do it there. [Art: from I.R.T. to ART Keith Haring with Halston and Philip Johnson, December 1985.]

RESTAURANTS: I think they should have movies in restaurants. I can’t believe that so many people get together just to sit there. It’s so abstract… isn’t it abstract? What are these people sitting here watching? [Andrea de Portago, June 1977]

STORE OPENINGS: Yesterday morning we went to the Elsa Peretti jewelry opening at Tiffany’s and it was mobbed. I never saw so many people before, it was like a meat counter. Like a fruit stand… I mean, people were standing in line! For jewelry! [Cher at the Pierre, December 1974]

ON JACKSON POLLOCK: I almost bought a paiting from Sidney Janis, a Jackson Pollack, and they were only $700, but at the time I didn’t understand them. I understand them now…The art now is all so good; that’s why it’s so hard to know what direction it’s going in.[Leo Castelli, February 1982]

ON PICASSO: Somebody called me up and asked me what I thought of Picasso and I said I never think about Picasso, I just think about Paloma. [Picasso by Persky, September 1980]

ON E.T. : He looks like one of my dachshunds. [Steven Spielberg, July 1982].

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*The collaboration with Ray-Ban is helping promote it’s new line of Legends sunglasses…SERIOUSLY cool!

Keep smiling!

Julie

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