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By Andy Warhol

A loosely shaped autobiography via Andy Warhol, informed together with his trademark combination of irony and detachment

 

In The Philosophy of Andy Warhol—which, with the subtitle "(From A to B and again Again)," is much less a memoir than a set of riffs and reflections—he talks approximately love, intercourse, foodstuff, good looks, status, paintings, funds, and luck; approximately long island, the USA, and his early life in McKeesport, Pennsylvania; approximately his reliable instances and undesirable in ny, the explosion of his profession within the sixties, and his lifestyles between celebrities.

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Say you have been going to shop for a $200,000 portray. i believe you have to take that cash, tie it up, and hold it at the wall. Then whilst somebody visited you the very first thing they might see is the cash at the wall. i do not believe every person must have funds. It will not be for everybody—you would not comprehend who was once very important. How uninteresting. Who might you gossip approximately? Who could you place down? by no means that groovy feeling of someone announcing "Can I borrow twenty-five money? " Christmas is if you have to visit the financial institution and get crisp cash to install envelopes from the stationery shop for counsel. once you tip the doorman, he is going on in poor health go away or quits and the recent one is not inspired. i like to get the easiest orchestra seat for a Broadway express, go away after the 1st act, and capture the tip of the express round the corner, the simplest seat there, too. and i've stubs. that is paintings simply because i am "covering" it. i used to be by no means attracted to a simple checkbook—I simply sought after the table version simply because that has loads of prestige, i believe. mendacity within the bath WITH A PILLOW at the back of MY HEAD MAKES ME believe VERY RICH—the pillow that I despatched away for for $3. ninety five and a boxtop. perhaps it really is an phantasm. Of grandeur. but if you pay the telephone debts each month that I do, you recognize you might have the cash. it truly is enjoyable to shop for loads of issues for a bit. To get an immense purchasing bag in Lamston's—to pay the thirty cents for the bag, after which to fill it. you might have blown perhaps sixty cash in Lamston's, and also you get domestic and also you positioned every thing at the mattress and also you take the Comet and also you wash the costs at the tops off the place it is written "$1. sixty nine. " Then, the minute you may have placed all of the stuff away, you must buy groceries back. so that you visit the Village. you switch your nostril up at one plant store since you wish them to imagine you are going to the pricy plant store around the road. after which you need to galvanize that plant guy, so that you pass in and also you say, "I'll take it. " then you definitely deliver these domestic and your room is stuffed with vegetation. That makes you're feeling so wealthy you must depart your door open only a crack so the folk around the corridor can see you are wealthy. no longer adequate so that you imagine they will rob you, notwithstanding. while I had loads of money as soon as, I sprang for my first colour tv. The "tingle" in black and white used to be using me loopy. i presumed perhaps if I observed the entire advertisements in colour they would glance new and i might have extra issues to move out and purchase back. Korvettes. In funds. I even sought after handheld remote control, yet that was once in one other division. i began taking it domestic, yet then I received paranoid. The field acknowledged "Sony" and "Korvettes" and that i sought after it to claim "Lamston's," simply because i used to be taking it up my elevator, up my corridor, into my house, and with that wrapping, and with having to throw out the white styrofoam that indicates its form, i presumed, "I shouldn't have this for lengthy. " cannot I deduct liquor if i need to get excessive to speak and talking's my company? i've got a delusion approximately cash: i am strolling down the road and that i listen an individual say—in a whisper—"There is going the richest individual on the earth.

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