Patti Smith

Patti Smith

I Really Appreciate Andy Warhol

When September 11 happened Patti Smith discovered how much she missed Andy Warhol - the only artist who would have known how to respond.

Patti Smith says that she really missed an artist who could reflect on and animate what had happened on September 11, and that Andy Warhol would have been such an artist. In her memoir "Just Kids" she writes about Andy Warhol, stating that she "felt little for the can and didn't like the soup". Indeed when she was young she didn't nuture any affection for Andy Warhol, but with time she learned how to appreciate his genius. Often when she goes to a contemporary art museum and sees a work that is good, she discovers that it is a work done by Andy Warhol.

Patti Smith was interviewed by Christian Lund at the Louisiana Literature festival at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in August 2012.

Edited by: Honey Biba Beckerlee and Kamilla Bruus
Produced by: Marc-Christoph Wagner
Copyright: Louisiana Channel, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art

Supported by Nordea-fonden

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