Andy Warhol Visits Writer’s Quote Wednesday #7

Worrying too much could be my middle name.  I sometimes take things more seriously than the ones who are also involved in the same issue do.

Countless sleepless nights are the best proof that going this way doesn’t pay off.

Someone once told me: “A problem you cannot solve, ceases to exist. Relax.”

Easily said than done? I learnt the hard way; it’s possible though.

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In the book The Philosophy of Andy Warhol he explained why ‘So What’:

“That’s one of my favorite things to say. “So What.”

“My mother didn’t love me.” So what.

“My husband won’t ball me.” So what.

“I’m a success but I’m still alone.” So what. 

I don’t know how how I made it through all the years before I learned how to do that trick. It took  along time to leant it, but once you do, you never forget.”

With help of Wikipedia, here is additional information:

Andy Warhol, August 6, 1928 – February 22, 1987) was an American artist who was a leading figure in the visual art movement known as pop art. His works explore the relationship between artistic expression, celebrity culture and advertisement that flourished by the 1960s. After a successful career as a commercial illustrator, Warhol became a renowned and sometimes controversial artist. The Andy Warhol Museum in his native city, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, holds an extensive permanent collection of art and archives. It is the largest museum in the United States dedicated to a single artist.

Warhol’s art used many types of media, including hand drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, silk screening, sculpture, film, and music. He was also a pioneer in computer-generated art using Amiga computers that were introduced in 1984, two years before his death. He founded Interview Magazine and was the author of numerous books, including The Philosophy of Andy Warhol and Popism: The Warhol Sixties. He managed and produced the Velvet Underground, a rock band which had a strong influence on the evolution of punk rock music. He is also notable as a gay man who lived openly as such before the gay liberation movement. His studio, The Factory, was a famous gathering place that brought together distinguished intellectuals, drag queens, playwrights, Bohemian street people, Hollywood celebrities, and wealthy patrons.

Warhol has been the subject of numerous retrospective exhibitions, books, and feature and documentary films. He coined the widely used expression “15 minutes of fame”. Many of his creations are very collectible and highly valuable. The highest price ever paid for a Warhol painting is US$105 million for a 1963 canvas titled “Silver Car Crash (Double Disaster)”. A 2009 article in The Economist described Warhol as the “bellwether of the art market”.Warhol’s works include some of the most expensive paintings ever sold.

This post is for Silver Threading Writer’s Quote Wednesday Event. 

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 And I’m also posting for The Clinic Photo Rehab

 

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Sharing my views and experiences with words and photos - taken with diverse angles - influenced by the multicultural countries I have lived and worked. I studied Psychology and have an MBA. After working for corporates, I became an entrepreneur and consultant. Cycling, hiking, windsurfing, cooking, reading, yoga, writing and photographing, are no longer just hobbies listed in a resume.

8 thoughts on “Andy Warhol Visits Writer’s Quote Wednesday #7

  1. Powerful quote Lucile! I have been a worrier too, most of my life. Lately, I have been saying… “It is, what it is.” You know there are just some things that you cannot change – let them go! Good for you. When you say “so what?” don’t you feel liberated. I do. Thanks for sharing. ❤

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    1. That’s great that you liked it.
      I will add you saying to my list!
      It’s liberating indeed! No better feeling! And it’s just a rational decision which anyone can make.
      That’s when emotions are not welcome.
      😉
      Cheers!

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