Saturday, October 29, 2011
“In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes.”
The expression is a paraphrase of Andy Warhol’s 1968 statement: “In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes.” In 1979 Warhol reiterated his claim: “…my prediction from the Sixties finally came true: In the future everyone will be famous for 15 minutes.” Becoming bored with continually being asked about this particular statement, Warhol attempted to confuse interviewers by changing the statement variously to “In the future 15 people will be famous” and “In 15 minutes everybody will be famous.”
Warhol’s comment and the insight it expressed emerged from his own fascination with fame and celebrities. His view of the media was that they could enable any person to become famous. Warhol’s own shifting entourage of otherwise undistinguished hangers-on in the ’60s and ’70s, whom he dubbed his “Superstars,” exemplified his idea of ephemeral, disposable celebrity.
I personally would love tob e famous by good deeds. I would love to be given attention with something good i've done for someone else and make that person's life better.
Posted by Msenge Nomnqweno at 6:51 AM