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Old 12-17-2010, 01:05 PM
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Old 12-17-2010, 01:19 PM
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The funny thing about a forum is often things are posted that I do not know much about. Take for example, Andy Warhol. A quick google and boom. An artist that came up with the saying "15 minutes of fame". Cool, thank you for that. Perhaps this "shoe drawing was before his "15 minutes of fame".
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Originally Posted by Mighty Sylvan View Post
The funny thing about a forum is often things are posted that I do not know much about. Take for example, Andy Warhol. A quick google and boom. An artist that came up with the saying "15 minutes of fame". Cool, thank you for that. Perhaps this "shoe drawing was before his "15 minutes of fame".
Andy Worhals photos and paintings sell for millions and millions of dollars now..
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Old 12-17-2010, 01:23 PM
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he is the 6th highest painting ever sold...

ANDY WARHOL
"Eight Elvises", 1963
$100 million
Private sale, 2008. Buyer: anonymous

This unique work by Warhol, measuring over 12 feet long, had been at the collection of Roman collector Annibale Berlingieri for over 40 years. It surpassed the previous world record for a work by Warhol, the $71.7 million paid at Christie's New York in 2007 for "Green Car Crash (Green Burning Car I)"
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Old 12-17-2010, 01:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Mighty Sylvan View Post
The funny thing about a forum is often things are posted that I do not know much about. Take for example, Andy Warhol. A quick google and boom. An artist that came up with the saying "15 minutes of fame". Cool, thank you for that. Perhaps this "shoe drawing was before his "15 minutes of fame".
I thought almost everyone was familar with his wacky paintings. I don't know what makes them great but I do know they are famous.

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I have heard of Andy Warhol and I have seen his paintings but this is the first time Ive put the two together. It might be an age thing. I was in diapers in the 70's and he died in 1987.
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Originally Posted by Mighty Sylvan View Post
I have heard of Andy Warhol and I have seen his paintings but this is the first time Ive put the two together. It might be an age thing. I was in diapers in the 70's and he died in 1987.
You wore diapers for ten years?
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Originally Posted by Mighty Sylvan View Post
I have heard of Andy Warhol and I have seen his paintings but this is the first time Ive put the two together. It might be an age thing. I was in diapers in the 70's and he died in 1987.
I wasnt even born till 1984.

Just thought it was kind of a funny rejection letter. Shows us all to follow our dreams no matter what!
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warhol didnt have dreams -- he had nightmares
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You wore diapers for ten years?


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2 words: Campbell's Soup
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IMO quite frankly the museum was probably right .....many graffiti artist and graphic artist can draw as good as or better than Warhol, whose fame is due more to his weirdness and self promotion then his talent..i mean, come on ..a can of soup or a photo that has been altered and colorized of Monroe!! PT Barnum was right when he said, there is a sucker born every minute and that could not be more true then those who pay millions for art work such as Warhols
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Congrats! I have a very large bulletin board in my office where I place many inspirational things...

I snoped and found out your letter is real... and it is now on my board!

Like I was told a long time ago... and prove it each day... if everyone thinks it's a great idea, it isn't nearly as great as if they think it isn't.
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Originally Posted by oceanluvr30 View Post
IMO quite frankly the museum was probably right .....many graffiti artist and graphic artist can draw as good as or better than Warhol, whose fame is due more to his weirdness and self promotion then his talent..i mean, come on ..a can of soup or a photo that has been altered and colorized of Monroe!! PT Barnum was right when he said, there is a sucker born every minute and that could not be more true then those who pay millions for art work such as Warhols

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Originally Posted by OldPete View Post
Congrats! I have a very large bulletin board in my office where I place many inspirational things...

I snoped and found out your letter is real... and it is now on my board!

Like I was told a long time ago... and prove it each day... if everyone thinks it's a great idea, it isn't nearly as great as if they think it isn't.

Aww thats so sweet! Thank you!
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I agree, the museam was right. I don't consider what he did as art.
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Originally Posted by John_Madison CT View Post
I agree, the museam was right. I don't consider what he did as art.
Isn't' that the whole problem with art? Nobody can agree on what is worthwhile.

I would certainly think however that Warhol stuff would qualify as something the Museum of Modern Art would be interested in.
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Originally Posted by John_Madison CT View Post
I agree, the museam was right. I don't consider what he did as art.
I agree as well, but I don't think most of what people consider to be art as art.
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Originally Posted by DrJim View Post
Isn't' that the whole problem with art? Nobody can agree on what is worthwhile.

I would certainly think however that Warhol stuff would qualify as something the Museum of Modern Art would be interested in.

I agree Jim, and I think thats whats great about art. Its all interpretive. What someone sees as ugly someone else sees as beautiful.
And I just liked this letter because it shows perseverance and it also shows when someone knocks you down, get right back up again.
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Old 12-20-2010, 11:41 AM
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The funniest part of that letter is that it is TYPED and not "printed"!

Can the newbies of the world even read typed letters these days???

I'm sure they are wondering what crappy printer printed that letter out!



Yeah, I know, it was typed back in 1956 before they had printers...

Or even PC's. Or laptops. Or that POS Prius...

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