15 minutes of fame

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As this scenery reminded me so much of Warhol’s now world famous statement, a little look into its own history.

Actually the expression “15 minutes of fame” is a paraphrase of a statement by Warhol in 1968:

“In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes.”

Warhol’s photo exhibition, Stockholm, 1968: Kaplan, Justin (ed.), Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations, 16th Edition, 1992 (Little, Brown & Co.), p 758:17.

1979 Warhol renewed his assertion:

“… My prediction from the sixties finally came true:. In the future everyone will be famous for fifteen minutes”

Warhol’s photo exhibition, Stockholm, 1968: Kaplan, Justin (ed.), Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations, 16th Edition, 1992 (Little, Brown & Co.), p 758:17.

Tired of people asking again for this statement Warhol began to vary the statement in interviews:

“In the future 15 people will be famous”

Looking For Fame In All the Wrong Places, by Candace Murphy, published in the Chicago Tribune on 25 August 2006.

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