“I’d prefer to remain a mystery. I never like to give my background and, anyway, I make it all up different every time I’m asked. It’s not just that it’s part of my image not to tell everything, it’s just that I forget what I said the day before, and I have to make it all up over again.” – Andy Warhol
Although he is one of the world’s most famous artists, Andy Warhol’s true personality remains something of a mystery. Never eager to talk about himself in interviews, he often put up a farcical front, his statements closer to being a piece of art themselves rather than self-reflective answers given to a reporter. Through this act, he challenged the assumption that the personality of an artist bears no relevance to the public’s perception of their work.
Photo: Andy Warhol (Duane Michals, 1972)
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