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Superstardom, lust, devotion, sin and assassination, who am I? I am Andy Warhol.
In the world of the rich and famous, no man’s name is more sacred than pop icon and artist, Andy Warhol.
Born of humble beginnings in the poorest area of Pittsburgh, he would eventually rule the world of the 60’s with his particular brand of humour, style, sex and art. A filmmaker, a magazine editor, an avid party goer, an instant celebrity, Warhol is to fame and art what Arthur Miller is to modern theatre.
Noel Anderson’s provocative play Andy Warhol’s Fifteen Minutes of Fame charts the 60s pop icon’s struggle for success and his attempted assassination by radical feminist, Valerie Solanas. Solonas, a self-confessed man-hater, would eventually penetrate Warhol’s factory and bring him crashing down to earth. This is their true story.
"Andy Warhol's forward-thinking statement - "in the future, everyone will be famous for 15 minutes" - has never been more true."
"Noel Anderson is a brave writer/director. Though elements of Andy Warholâ€™s story have universal resonance, it remains quintessentially American. Anderson is to be commended for not only thumbing his nose at the convention that Australian playwrights must tell local stories, but also for taking on a subject as vast as Warhol."
"The expression ''15 minutes of fame'' was coined by Andy Warhol, that enigmatic and cartoonish guru of celebrity - no flash in the pan himself as an artist, though he shamelessly courted publicity in a way that would hardly seem ground-breaking, or even artistic, today."