Warhol's "everyone will be famous" from Rivers' "everybody will be famous"?
goranson at DUKE.EDU
Sat Jan 28 16:12:45 UTC 2012
As Garson posted,* Time Magazine, October 13, 1967 reported:
Whole new schools of painting seem to charge through the art scene with the speed of an
express train, causing Pop Artist Andy Warhol to predict the day "when everyone will be famous for 15 minutes."
Might this famous quote have been inspired by or borrowed from a similar quote on a similar art subject by another NY artist from a book published earlier (**) that same year?***:
The art explosion introduces so many new names and new kinds of work that we are approaching the time when, as Larry Rivers says, "Everybody will be famous."
Constructivism; origins and evolution, by George Rickey (G. Braziller, 1967) page x.
*Cite: 1967 October 13, Time, Sculpture: Master of the Monumentalists,
Time, Inc, New York. (Online Time magazine archive) link
In the year 1967, the styles and statements of America's brash,
brilliant and often infuriating contemporary artists have not only
become available to the man in the street, but are virtually
unavoidable. And with proliferation comes confusion. Whole new schools
of painting seem to charge through the art scene with the speed of an
express train, causing Pop Artist Andy Warhol to predict the day "when
everyone will be famous for 15 minutes."
**amazon claims it was punlished Jan. 1, 1967, but I haven't confirmed that.
The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org
More information about the Ads-l