HOW TO IMPERSONATE ANDY WARHOL:
Andy Warhol was an artist obsessed with celebrity and beauty. He not only wanted to portray American icons, he aspired to be one. His look was suitably iconic.
To get the Warhol look, try a boldly striped shirt under a leather jacket and some dark glasses. For more of an evening look, pair a white oxford with a skinny tie or a turtleneck under a blazer. Wear black cigarette pants or shabby jeans. Top it all off with a silver wig.
A gay man, Warhol’s friends in the
early 1960s criticized him for being “too swishy.” His dyslexia and his
difficulty with verbal communication led him to develop his signature style of expression.
He had a generic, non-specific enthusiasm for just about anything, often communicating with little more than simple expressions such as “Wow” or “Oh, great.”
“When I got my first television set, I stopped caring so much about
having close relationships.”
Warhol was enamoured of technology because it was a way to detach himself from emotional drama. He wanted to watch drama, but not be involved in it.
Carry a camera or a tape recorder to experience similar detachment.
Like all great celebrities, Warhol knew how to look good in pictures and it’s a lot easier to look great in a picture when you have a beautiful girl on your arm.
In Edie Sedgwick, Warhol created a doppelgänger, but he had other muses such as chanteuse Nico and drag queen Candy Darling to inspire him as well.
If you want to be authentic in your impersonation, make sure you have a glamorous girl at your side.