So much was already said about Warhol that I am really picking my thoughts here in order to avoid just another Andy mastication. For me, Andy Warhol is not an artist. He is a catalyst and an enabler. Pushing people to do, or just creating the environment where they can run amok and create . or something close to create.
I have a suspicion that he surrounded himself with all these creative people because of his inferiority complex as an artist, and if I want to be mean I would say his nonchalant breaking of every rule and restriction was also a mean to lower the bar so he can fit in. maybe it was just a mean. I don’t know. Maybe I am just mean.
I do like Andy, don’t get me wrong. And the funny thing is that he would agree with me completely. He even said in an interview , when asked why he just copied the soap box and not create something original "because it is easier".
now, the question is, as always with Warhol, is this Andy talking or Warhol talking. Is this the artist or the persona he created. Everybody knew he was much more comfortable in the persona then in his real skin, so I guess it was part of the show. Or was it….