Andy Warhol was right, you know.
The snowy mop-top avante garde art prince once coyly predicted that “in the future, everyone will be famous for fifteen minutes.”
It turned out to be an astute precognitive moment for Warhol, who shot to fame himself when he began immortalizing everyday objects like Campbell soup cans in vivid neon toned silkscreens during the 1960s. Andy had begun his career as a commercial artist [ he and I had that in common] but parlayed his growing NYC notoriety into a cult following that continues to this day, nearly 25 years later. Warhol died in 1987.
That future which Warhol predicted of meteoric rises and just as sudden crashing falls from FAME has been here for at least two or three decades. Each decade the amount of time the “suddenly famous” receive during their personal “fifteen minutes” drops a little bit, as the…
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