Friday, December 4, 2009
Yesterday we got to see several Warhols at SAM. Indulge me..I have to tell you this.. I actually met Warhol once...he was seated directly in front of me at a Broadway play in NYC. The play was 42nd Street. He was so recognizable with his black/white choppy hair and pale skin. He was very affable and autographed my playbill with his name and trademark heart. (Unfortunately, I have since lost it!). I did this quick sketch today from a black and white photo of Warhol taking a nap in his leather coat. The end result looks a bit ghoulish, almost like a person in a coffin..at least that is what it reminds me of. Many of my artist friends do not share my admiration for Warhol..but that's all right. I loved most everything about him. Here's something from his diary: "I broke something and realized I should break something once a week to remind me how fragile life is."