Andy Warhol

Artist & Film Director

Andy Warhol was the most glamorous figure of 20th-century American art. Most art does not have an impact on the world. But Warhol was keen to do so. He mastered many genres – from drawing, painting and printing, to photography, audio recording, sculpture and theatre

What held all this together was his approach to life, which came through in everything he did. He was sensitive: he noticed details, he was aware of how he felt, he was moved by the surfaces of the world. This openness and lack of vindictiveness gave him freedom to play and enjoy the world.

"The idea is not to live forever; it is to create something that will."