Jean-Michel Basquiat and Andy Warhol

”It was like some crazy-art world marriage and they were the odd couple. The relationship was symbiotic. Jean-Michel thought he needed Andy’s fame, and Andy thought he needed Jean-Michel’s new blood. Jean Michel gave Andy a rebellious image again.” - Warhol’s longtime studio assistant Ronny Cutrone quoted in Warhol: The Biography by Victor Bockris

Aviation Week Ad: From the February 6, 1961 issue of Aviation Week & Space Technology, this ad from Haynes Alloys points out that their special product is used as the outer skin of the Mercury capsule.

These early ads are swell because the artwork is all hand drawn and colored. Good illustrators/artists were in big demand. Even Andy Warhol started out as an ad artist (shoes)!

Aviation Week (2/6/61)

When people are ready to, they change. They never do it before then, and sometimes they die before they get around to it. You can’t make them change if they don’t want to, just like when they do want to, you can’t stop them.
—  Andy Warhol, Andy Warhol in His Own Words
It’s strange, isn’t it, how the idea of belonging to someone can sound so great? It can be comforting, the way it makes things decided. We like the thought of being held, until it’s too tight. We like that certainty, until it means there’s no way out. And we like being his, until we realize we’re not ours anymore.
—  Deb Caletti, Stay