The Art In Everyday Things — Andy Warhol

Mike Townsend
Jan 30, 2018 · 1 min read

Andy Warhol was one of the great artists of the 20th century who understood the legitimate role that glamour and business should play in the production of art.

Andy used to go through airport security multiple times, because he found it fascinating and inspiring. He put soup cans up on walls and realized that just by looking at them it helps us to see their beauty. He famously recorded a video of him eating a hamburger.

He didn’t call his place in New York a studio, the prestigious term used by artists since the renaissance to describe their place of work. Instead he Called it ‘The Factory’. We tend to feel that the idea of art and the idea of a factory don’t really mix, but Warhol’s point was that business and art actually do very much belong together.

This morning as you wake up, just notice the design and thought that went into your coffee mug, your living room light shade and all the other small things around you everyday.

School of life — Andy Warhol

Mike Townsend

Healthcare entrepreneur: Founder @goharvey @HomeHero. @Zingplatform (acq. BigCommerce)

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