Andy’s idea on love and sex is the buildup of our fantasies and its inevitable clash with reality. His disillusionment was faced between the fantasy and reality of sex and romance. Andy once said that fantasies gave people problems, but it also brought romance. One form of fantasy is his notion of nostalgia – a romanticized fantasy of the past.
As said by Andy Warhol:
“People should fall in love with their eyes closed. Just close your eyes. Don’t look and it’s magic.”
“The most exciting thing is not-doing-it. If you fall in love with someone and never do it, it’s much more exciting.”
“Sex is more exciting on the screen and between the pages than between the sheets anyway. Let the kids read about it and look forward to it, and then right before they’re going to get the reality, break the news to them that they’ve already had the most exciting part, that it’s behind them already.”
“Fantasy love is much better than reality love. Never doing it is very exciting. The most exciting attractions are between two opposites that never meet.”
“People’s fantasies are what give them problems. If you didn’t have fantasies you wouldn’t have problems because you’d just take whatever was there. But then you wouldn’t have romance, because romance is finding your fantasy in people who don’t have it.”
“It’s safe to say that most sex involves some form of nostalgia for something. Sex is a nostalgia for when you used to want it, sometimes. Sex is nostalgia for sex.”
“Love and sex can go together and sex and unlove can go together and love and unsex can go together. But personal love and personal sex is bad”
Do you agree with Andy’s concept?
Andy Warhol, Self Portrait (1979)