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Popism by Andy Warhol
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Sep 20, 2009

really liked it
bookshelves: art, autobiography
Read in January, 2010

** spoiler alert ** Loads of fun to read! I took copious notes on artists, writers, fashion designers, dancers, models and musicians to Google and films to see, etc, etc. Read it!


"I've been quoted a lot as saying, "I like boring things. ...if I'm going to sit and watch the same thing I watched the night before, I don't want it to be essentially the same-I want it to be EXACTLY the same. Because the more you look at the same exact thing, the more the meaning goes away, and the better and emptier you feel." -pg. 50

"As I said before, that had always fascinated me, the way people could sit by a window or on a porch all day and look out and never be bored, but then if they went to a movie or a play, they suddenly objected to being bored. I always felt that a very slow film could be just as interesting as a porch-sit if you thought about it the same way. And now all these kids on acid were demonstrating the exact same thing." -pg. 207

now, this is really saying something...

"People say that you always want what you can't have, that "the grass is always greener" and all that, but in the mid-sixties I never, never, never felt that way for a single minute. I was so happy doing what I was doing, with the people I was doing it with." -pg. 220

referencing the 1st screening of his 24 hour film, ****...

"The strange thing was, this was the first time I was seeing it all myself - we'd just come straight to the theater with all the reels. I knew we'd never screen it in this long way again, so it was like life, our lives, flashing in front of us - it would just go by once and we'd never see it again." -pg. 252

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