Don’t think about making art, just get it done. Let everyone else decide if it’s good or bad, whether they love it or hate it. While they are deciding, make even more art.Andy Warhol
Given the Super Bowl’s lackluster performance, I found some strange excitement in Burger King’s #EatlikeAndy ad taken from the 1982 film 66 Scenes from America.
The original clip shows Warhol chewing on a Whopper for a good four minutes. According to fast-food aficionado Bill Oakley, Warhold had originally requested a McDonald’s burger.
While you can’t always get what you want, “Art,” quipped Warhol—”is whatever you can get away with.” Watch the video below.
Banksy reversed the Warhol quote so it fits today’s weather.
“In the future, everyone will want to be anonymous for fifteen minutes.”Banksy
“In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes.”Andy Warhol
Needless to say, social media changed things. Going off the grid will be the new luxury.
My idea of a good picture is one that’s in focus and of a famous person doing something unfamous. It’s being in the right place at the wrong time.Andy Warhol, Andy Warhol’s exposures
“At the times in my life when I was feeling the most gregarious and looking for bosom friendships, I couldn’t find any takers, so that exactly when I was alone was when I felt the most like not being alone. The moment I decided I’d rather be alone and not have anyone telling me their problems, everybody I’d never even seen before in my life started running after me to tell me things I’d just decided I didn’t think it was a good idea to hear about. As soon as I became a loner in my own mind, that’s when I got what you might call a ‘following.’ As soon as you stop wanting something you get it. I’ve found that to be absolutely axiomatic.”
But in traditionally solitary art forms like painting and poetry, the more creators a piece has, the less quality it is perceived to have.
It turns out that there’s a greater chance someone will like your picture or poems if you write them yourself. Who said art was a team game?