Monday, August 04, 2008
HUO - Or was Warhol not an artist just because he was also a fashion illustrator.
WT - But it's also the shock value. I think that's why Warhol remains so important: because of his fearless transmutation of values, from everyday life to fine art.
HUO - Yes.
WT - Because this moment is never resolved. Because people are always searching for a rhetoric of value, for safety. They don't like the transient, and they can only bear things that death or history has established as secure.
HUO - I think this analysis of Warhol would be a good place to pause for today. Many thanks.
Fra The Conversation Series 6, Hans Ulrich Obrist interviewer Wolfgang Tillmans.