Warhol in the Words of 10 Artists
Francesco Vezzoli: “The man who really made a big fresco of the world was Warhol... I think his late commissioned portraits are so amazing. Even the portraits of the people who are now unknown are so fantastic. You just read in these people’s faces a kind of Proustian melancholy.” [Source]
Elizabeth Murray: “Along came the Pop artists and Andy Warhol and they just said, ‘This is bullshit. Let’s make fun of the culture, let’s use the stuff around us.’ Andy Warhol painted soup cans, and he did it with style.” [Source]
Sherrie Levine: “There’s an emptiness in Warhol's work that's always been very interesting to me... There are three spaces: the original image, his image, and then a space in between, a sort of Zen emptiness—an oblivion.” [Source]Kara Walker: “My teenage idol, however, was Andy Warhol... I was fascinated by the way he operated in the art world, and by the fact that people for the longest time, perhaps to this day, couldn't figure out if he was a genius or an idiot savant... In fact, my identification with Warhol was so strong at one point that when he died, people sent me condolence cards.” [Source]
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