Growing up, it was Warhol who taught me what art could be. He was my window into a greater consciousness. A man made famous among the philistines due to his use of pop iconography like Elvis, Marilyn Monroe, and Liz Taylor. But once you peeked in deeper you saw his darkness and absurdity. Films like Empire (one still shot of the Empire State Building) and performances at Max's Kansas City (where members of his entourage would masturbate on tables) cued me into something beyond my soccer town and into a world full of outsiders.
Andy Warhol (superstar, contemplating):