Saturday, May 9, 2020

Willem de Kooning Made Fun of Andy Warhol

At a dinner party at the end of the 1960's two of the worlds biggest artists had an interaction and well Willem de Kooning was not a fan of Andy to say the least.. He said while being intoxicated at a party: “You’re a killer of art, you’re a killer of beauty, and you’re even a killer of laughter,”

Warhol thought of art as a business not as de Kooning did. He told a New York reporter in 1969 that
“The new art is really a business,” “We want to sell shares of our company on the Wall Street stock market.”

Perhaps his thinking was what has changed and influenced art and it's capitalist approach since.

Would you buy Warhol branded linens and bed sheets today? Maybe Murakami will come out with them and Uniqlo and Muji will be the ones selling them.
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