Tuesday, 11 August 2015

# 278

"I have a Fantasy about Money: I'm walking down the street and I hear somebody say - in a whisper - 'There goes the richest person in the world.'" --- Andy Warhol, The Philosophy of Andy Warhol

Thursday, 6 August 2015

# 277

Today is Andy Warhol's birthday! ... and what better way to remember him than to read through his diary and see how he spent previous birthdays (when he wasn't dead)... Here is a wonderful excerpt:

Thursday, August 6, 1981
It was my birthday and I'd told everyone at the office that if they even mentioned it they'd be fired. Brigid had wanted the day off but I was Mr. Grumpy. I let everyone off five minutes early. And the funniest thing was that in the morning Brigid went to the delicatessen and over the radio the DJ said, 'And happy birthday to Andy Warhol who's sixty-four years old today,' so she was laughing that they'd even added eleven years on.
John Reinhold send me 500 carats of diamond dust for a present. It's like half a can of tomato soup-size. And he sent me twenty-seven roses. Diamond dust can kill you. It's a good way to murder somebody. 
Got a call from Hollywood. Jon didn't remember my birthday which was great.