Andy brought attention to the idea of consumerism and celebrity. While using everyday objects in his work, he is known for attracting the rich and poor alike.
“You can be watching TV and see Coca-Cola, and you know that the President drinks Coke, Liz Taylor drinks Coke, and just think, you can drink Coke, 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.”
– Andy Warhol
Would Andy think the same about consumer culture today? If so, what celebrities and products would he compare?