Friday, August 29, 2008



I have always been a big fan of Andy Warhol. Even though he was best known for his pop culture work and observations, deep down he was a great illustrator. He has so many memorable quotes, but here's one I particularly remember:

What's great about this country is that America started the tradition where the richest consumers buy essentially the same things as the poorest. You can be watching TV and see Coca Cola, and you know that the President drinks Coca Cola, Liz Taylor drinks Coca Cola, and just think, you can drink Coca Cola, too. A Coke is a Coke and no amount of money can get you a better coke than the one the bum on the corner is drinking. All the Cokes are the same and all the Cokes are good. Liz Taylor knows it, the President knows it, the bum knows it, and you know it.


steve said...

Me too! You should seriously get out to Pittsburgh to check out the Warhol Museum. You'll see lots of his early, hand drawn illustrations--brilliant work. In the meantime, very cool, original depiction of the man.

INDIGENE said...

Great colors, and powerful imagery!

Juan said...

Excellent illustration!!