Ryan McGinness on Comparisons to Andy Warhol

Question: Are you a disciple of Warhol?

McGinness: I’m interested in taking what Warhol was doing with reproductions of reproductions further so what that means for me is using silk screen not unlike Warhol but using a set number of original variables, all my original drawings, not reproductions of found photographs that somebody else took for instance and creating unique experiences, not repeating the same experience so you don’t have 50 car crashes which was a breakthrough and significant contribution but that’s not what I’m doing, I’m creating 50 unique experiences with a set of original unique variables and imaging of course is different, I’m not using photographic imaging and using this kind of iconic, you know, universal symbol imagery as well.

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