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Blogger Examines History of Warhol’s Most Famous Quote

ShutterstockAndyWarholTussaudsPer a Warholiana blog post by Blake Gopnik, the stateside popularization of Andy Warhol‘s “In the future everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes” pronouncement went like this: Time in 1967; the Museum of Modern Art in 1970; the New York Times and the Boston Globe in 1971; the LA Times in 1973; and many outlets in 1974, in connection with a young woman’s suicide.

But what if Warhol in fact never came up with this famous saying? Gopnik seems to think that’s the case, although he is unable to provide conclusive, undeniable proof:

By the late 1970s, Warhol himself was mentioning the line (not always clearly as his) at various times and in various places and in various weird versions, even saying that he’s grown bored with it. But that doesn’t tell us much about whether he came up with it in the first place: Warhol, the world’s greatest sponge, would hardly have proclaimed that he hadn’t coined his trademark aphorism. Warhol’s art and persona were all about the rewards of his sponging.

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True? Lies? Tom Arnold Paints Spectacular Schwarzenegger Sex-Drive Picture

Shutterstock_ArnoldWOFIt’s the kind of second-hand celebrity quote entertainment editors dream of. This particular one was delivered to UK newspaper The Daily Star by Tom Arnold and as a result, we’re off to The Daily Mail, Daily Mirror and many-more-to-come media outlet races:

“Arnie has a tremendous sex drive. There are women who come over. He is not lonely. He has female companions.”

“He does have a lot of needs and he believes it is all part of the fitness. Five times a day, as he says. It is a good number…”

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