Everything is connected Part 13

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Andy Warhol and British journalist John Wilcock founded magazine Interview  late 1969. The magazine, nicknamed “The Crystal Ball of Pop,” features intimate conversations between some of the world’s biggest celebrities, artists, musicians, and creative thinkers. Interviews were usually unedited or edited in the eccentric fashion of Warhol’s books and The Philosophy of Andy Warhol: From A to B and Back Again. The book is an assemblage of self-consciously ironic “quotable quotes” about love, beauty, fame, work, sex, time, death, economics, success, and art, among other topics. Warhol promoted the book in September 1975 on a nine-city U.S. book tour, followed by stops in France, England and Italy where the Prince of Pop met the Pope.


In the early days, complimentary copies of Interview were often given away to the “in-crowd”; this was the start of the magazine’s circulation. Toward the end of his life, as Warhol withdrew from everyday oversight of his magazine. Warhol continued to act as ambassador for the magazine, distributing issues in the street to passersby and creating ad hoc signing events on the streets of Manhattan.



During his five-year association with Andy Warhol, Wilcock audiotaped the enigmatic artist’s closest associates, asking them to “explain” him, publishing the results in 1971 as The Autobiography and Sex Life of Andy Warhol.


This $5 biography became a rare book offered for sale on Amazon at prices up to $2,101,99. 


A revised edition of the book was released in 2010. Now for sale on Amazon for just $ 18,61.


A cheap copy of the original.

Andy loves cheap copies of originals.

2 Responses to “Everything is connected Part 13”


  1. Everything is connected Part 14 | Design Thinking by Doing - 24 oktober 2016

    […] a measurable impact on art, journalism and culture-at-large over the last century. Like I mentioned yesterday he co-founded Interview with Andy Warhol and he has written for countless print and online […]

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