There’s a gazillion posts about entrepreneurs on Medium, few are as inspirational, creative or surprising as Warhol — a deeply insecure and sickly working-class kid who made it to the very top, not just as an artist but as an astute businessman.
The history of art is littered with exploited geniuses who died poor — Warhol was never going to let that happen.
I was amazed by this fact — Warhol was rich before he became an artist:
“His income from his advertising work increased year on year: in 1959 he earned $53,000, roughly equivalent to nearly half-a-million dollars in today’s terms. In 1960, he bought a four-storey house on Lexington Avenue and 89th Street for $60,000.”
The author, Christopher P Jones is worth a follow if you’re interested in art either as a total beginner or as an expert. He covers the entire history of art. His articles are clear, precise and simple without being simplistic.