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“In the future we will all be famous for 15 minutes” – Andy Warhol Before Reality TV and Selfies and Bloggers and Podcasts, a diminutive, blonde haired artist born Andy Warhola came to New York City and forever transformed the Art World and everyone he came into contact with. As Andy Warhol, the artist, images of Marilyn Monroe, Elvis, Jackie O, even Mickey Mouse were doused in vibrant color and turned into what would be known as Pop Art. Coca-Cola, Campbell’s Soup cans and even Brillo boxes achieved legendary status. Andy left us in 1987 but his influence is still being felt today. Andy Warhol is without a doubt the most famous American artist and a leading figure of 20th century modern art. Andy was so much more than just an artist, printer, illustrator, painter and photographer. He was the manager of a band (The Velvet Underground), he was the founder of a celebrity magazine called Interview , an author, and a prolific filmmaker with over sixty films including one called Empire that was an 8 hour film of the Empire State Building. That’s love. We can all still learn quite a bit from New York City’s adopted hometown hero, visionary and philosopher. “I think everybody should be nice to everybody.” -Andy Warhol

Chase Backer Publisher, Metropolitan/25A

Profile for Metropolitan Magazine

Metropolitan Magazine March 2019  

Metropolitan Magazine March 2019