Countdown To Andy’s 85th Birthday

Jul 30, 2013 4:26PM

In starting off our week long countdown to what would be Andy Warhol’s 85th birthday, we’ve composed a list of seven celebrities the King of Pop Art would have appreciated today, according to some of our favorite aficionados.

 Andy once said, “I guess I’ve been influenced by everybody. But that’s good. That’s pop.” Whether these celebs will stand the test of time or not, we’re certain Warhol would have found inspiration in the eclectic individuals below.

Seven Celebs Andy Would Have Loved Today:

 1. “(For better or worse) Kim Kardashian…”—Aaron Hicklin, editor-in-chief of Out Magazine

2. “Without question, Daphne Guinness. She’s Jackie O by way of Edie Sedgwick.” Robert Leleux, writer

3. “Real Housewives. We all just have to accept that.” —Lena Dunham, filmmaker and actress

4. “JWOWW.” —Margaret Cho, actress

5. “I think he would embrace today’s train-wreck reality stars. Untalented-but-famous folks like Honey Boo Boo…”—Jackie Beat, drag superstar

6. “I am sure he would have loved Lady Gaga.” —Jesse Tyler, actor

7. “Warhol loved beautiful icons and he loved messing with them, so he’d probably be dying to get his hands on Justin Bieber.” —Maxwell Ryan, CEO & Founder of Apartment Therapy

Check out all of the Warholian Questionnaires on our Andy Warhol page for more on all things Warhol.