Monday, February 4, 2013

Being Really American

Sometimes you fantasize that people who are really up-there and
rich and living it up have something you don't have, that their things must be better than your things because they have more money than you. But they drink the same Cokes and eat the same hot dogs and wear the same ILGWU clothes and see the same TV shows and the same movies. Rich people can't see a sillier version of Truth or Consequences, or a scarier version of The Exorcist. You can get just as revolted as they can—you can have the same nightmares. All of this is really American. 

- Andy Warhol

Photo via Twisted Sifter.
This is my absolute favorite Andy Warhol quote and I think of it often throughout my day and life.
 It instantly came to my mind when I viewed the following photo of a Ski Chalet for sale in Cananda for 15 million dollars.
In the bathroom you can see a pedestal sink, not just any pedestal sink but Kohler's Memoirs Sink. It's a very nice sink, beautiful proportions, nice clean lines. I know several people who have this sink in their home. This sink crosses economic lines.
You might be rich enough to own a $15 million dollar ski chalet or middle income and own a $300,000 home, but at the end of the day we're all washing our hands in the same pedestal sink. 

- Grace

PS- If you want to know more about Andy Warhol I highly suggest this book and this book

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