Have you ever thought much about a pencil? It’s one of the simplest tools man has ever created, yet one of the most important. How a pencil is made hasn’t changed much really over time. We see them every day, and some of us still use them on occasion. I do. I love drawing. It’s still high on my list of favorite pastimes.
Andy Warhol once said, “Art is what you can get away with.” Clearly, he was on to something. With his controversial pop art, he explored the relationship between artistic expression, celebrity culture, and advertisement – and he got away with a lot. Even with his passing in 1987, he is still among the best-selling American artists ever. And today, maybe even more so, he is everywhere in art.