In the future, everyone will be famous for fifteen minutes.
In this age of reality TV and celebrity culture, artist Andy Worhol’s words are incredibly prescient.
The pop-artist himself remains hugely famous, more than 30 years after his death. Warhol, at one time a commercial illustrator, transformed the world of art and the way we think about art forever.
“Art is what you can get away with,” he once said.
“If you're not trying to be real, you don't have to get it right. That's art”.
To prove the point, his screen prints of tins of Campbell’s soup turned the everyday into iconic art. He used a similar format to produce multiple images of cultural icons like Marilyn Monroe – and himself – and undoubtedly baffled some people as much as he inspired others. He was a true original.
Even the artist’s grave is now a piece of conceptual art, with a camera set up on what would have been his 85th birthday, and still live-streaming onto a website dedicated to his memory.