The Easel

‘He loved weightlifting and buying jewels’: Andy Warhol’s friends reveal all

A new BBC documentary claims that, away from the cameras, Andy Warhol was a churchgoer, went to the gym and authored six books.” Warhol, the man who turned the everyday of American life into art – dollar bills, soup cans, Brillo-pad boxes – pulled off the same trick in reverse, making an artificial or at least contrived version of “Andy Warhol” part of everyone’s scenery”.