Saturday, July 24, 2010

15 MINUTES

Ah Andy Warhol. Someone who helped me when I was 15 and clueless about life. Now that I am older and studying Fine Art I feel like Andy Warhol is sort of unmentionable or something. I really genuinely would say that Warhol is my favourite artist. I said that once to a lecturer and got a weird look. I think there's a stigma or something with Warhol because he really is what I would classify as a 'mainstream artist'. But I don't see anything wrong with that, I even think he would have liked the idea.

So at the moment I'm helping my Aunty write VCE Art education books. I have to write essays like I was a Year 12 student so naturally I'm writing about my favourite, Andy Warhol. I am fascinated by his childhood and early life. I got out all my Warhol books and got slightly distracted looking at pictures instead of writing. Oh man is he amazing. He's just so cultivated or something. He took the mundanity of his life, of everyone's life, and made art about it, with it.

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