so, tomorrow is the art show that the pre-school kids (under my direction) have been working towards. so far between the two age groups we have studied (minus the few i'm blanking on!) : van gogh, seurat, matisse, calder, michelangelo, o'keefe, AND warhol! the last was inserted by me in lieu of mary cassat (apologies to mothers & children worldwide) and while researching him this evening for my opening blurbs, i found the following nugget of warhol philosophy from – The Philosophy of Andy Warhol: (From A to B and Back Again), 1975...i HAD to share.
"What's great about this country is that America started the tradition where the richest consumers buy essentially the same things as the poorest. You can be watching TV and see Coca Cola, and you know that the President drinks Coca Cola, Liz Taylor drinks Coca Cola, and just think, you can drink Coca Cola, too. A coke is a coke and no amount of money can get you a better coke than the one the bum on the corner is drinking. All the cokes are the same and all the cokes are good. Liz Taylor knows it, the President knows it, the bum knows it, and you know it." ~ Andy Warhol