Countdown to Andy’s 85th

Christie's
Jul 31, 2013 6:05PM

Andy Warhol once said, “I got a little into technology a couple of times.” It’s an understatement, perhaps, from an artist who, in 1985, marveled, “This is incredible!” to Steve Jobs and Keith Haring about one of the first Macintosh computers. We think that the consummate artist of the future would have loved the tech revolution going on today, — and we’d definitely be following the #PrinceofPop on Twitter.

 In that spirit, we asked six of our favorite tweeters to take a stab at their best Warholian tweets:

Imagine Warhol had a Twitter account. What kind of thing might he say in 140 characters or less?

 1. “Got lost in Harlem and never coming home”— Marcus Samuelsson

 2. “He knew the value of brevity. Many of his great, wry observations fit into the ‘140 character or less’ category. One I love from The Philosophy of Andy Warhol is ’If you can’t believe it’s happening, pretend it’s a movie.’”— Neil Blumenthal

3. “Breakfast is the easiest meal to curate properly and the hardest one to give a shit about.” — Lena Dunham

4. “In the future everybody will be world famous in 140 characters or less.”— Brendan Fallis

 5. “I just adore cellular telephones. #JudyJetson”— Jackie Beat

6.“He would not use it. He’d rack up the followers and maybe, maybe, one time tweet something like, ‘there is no public display of thought without a voice attached to it.’”— Leandra Medine

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