He did not have the haughty arrogance or attitude that so many of his peers maintained. He tipped heavily and said thank you a lot.
Andy Warhol was humble and kind
|by Anonymous||reply 24||09/05/2013|
Yes, of course. That's why Valerie shot him.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||09/01/2013|
Warhol was kind because he tipped well?
Warhol was a lot of things, but I would not have wanted to be his friend.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||09/01/2013|
Read "Holy Terror" if you want to know what he was really like.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||09/01/2013|
In his will, he left some money to an assortment of people to have them write something nice about him from time to time after he was gone. I'm thinking about doing that too.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||09/01/2013|
Well, that is nice to hear. He always sounded so strange.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||09/01/2013|
He used people.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||09/01/2013|
I love the portrayal of him in "Men In Black".
|by Anonymous||reply 7||09/02/2013|
[quote]Read "Holy Terror" if you want to know what he was really like.
It was written by Bob Colacello who worked at Interview with Warhol for a long time and had an axe to grind. He was also an opportunist who wouldn't have had much of a career without Warhol.
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Bob Colacello sucked Nancy Reagan's cock.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||09/03/2013|
Did he pay his assistants well?
Didn't they do most of his painting? What happened with him and Basquiat?
|by Anonymous||reply 10||09/03/2013|
I always get a sense that AW betrayed those who trusted him - just like Truman Capote. Then again, most of his biographers probably saw a relationship with him that didn't exist in his mind.
Perhaps he wasn't so humble and kind or wicked. Perhaps he was a self-respecting adult - as defined by Joan Didion.
What I wrote makes even me vomit, but I'm leaving it. You could probably stand to lose a few pounds.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||09/03/2013|
Andy had a small, close inner circle who were with him and loyal to him for decades until his death. This includes Pat Hackett, Brigid Berlin, Fred Hughes, Vincent Fremont, and others. I'm assuming he was kind and loyal to them as well.
Others, like Bob C, came and went from the fold. In his diaries Waarhol said that he couldn't understand why Bob decided to leave and why he was getting so grand. Bob was a social climber and wanted to worm his way into hetero high society. He was more interested in the skinny rich ladies who lunch than art.
Warhol valued money highly and was notoriously cheap, so I doubt he paid his employees very well. But the experience and the exposure to celebrities and the art world that they got was invaluable. It was their ticket to ... anywhere.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||09/03/2013|
Of course, Andy was nice. He grew up poor in Pittsburgh. And, in the words of Vera Charles, "When you're from Pittsburgh..."
|by Anonymous||reply 13||09/03/2013|
"Warhol's will dictated that his entire estate — with the exception of a few modest legacies to family members — would go to create a foundation dedicated to the "advancement of the visual arts". Warhol had so many possessions that it took Sotheby's nine days to auction his estate after his death; the auction grossed more than US$20 million.
In 1987, in accordance with Warhol's will, the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts began. The foundation serves as the estate of Andy Warhol, but also has a mission "to foster innovative artistic expression and the creative process" and is "focused primarily on supporting work of a challenging and often experimental nature."
|by Anonymous||reply 14||09/03/2013|
I sat next to him in the audience of an Off-Broadway play, "Slab Boys" in 1983, starring then-unknown Sean Penn, Val Kilmer and Kevin Bacon.
He seemed very nice.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||09/03/2013|
No one gives a shit, elderly cunt at R15.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||09/03/2013|
R16: Stop projecting.
R15: Good to know.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||09/04/2013|
Thank you R17. R16 is really the eldercunt.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||09/04/2013|
Bump. What ever became of Bob Colaciello?
|by Anonymous||reply 19||09/05/2013|
Smug and manipulative, perhaps.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||09/05/2013|
I would agree with manipulative. But most people who knew him well say he was anything but smug - very humble.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||09/05/2013|
Colacello writes fawning pieces about society women for "Vanity Fair".
|by Anonymous||reply 22||09/05/2013|
He gathered those offbeat people around him in the 60's as creative inspiration- and to make him appear younger. What he really wanted was to be "up there", with the richy rich.
He tolerated artsy-types until they got "nutty" (Edie Sedgwick, Valerie Solanos, etc.) then he banished them, lest they tarnish his reputation.
Humble? Ask his plastic surgeon.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||09/05/2013|
His printmaker Rupert passed on shortly after Andy died.
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