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Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Andy Warhol Rejection Letter


Need more proof that committees get nothing done right? The Museum of Modern Art sent this letter to Andy Warhol in 1956 rejecting his gift of one of his early drawings. I am guessing they have regretted this decision for at least 40 years...

(click the photo to make it big enough to read)

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9 Comments:

Anonymous Lan said...

I can't agree with you more. I can't remember which artist said that we should not create for awards but for only one person. Since then, I've never cared about recognition but who likes my work. Life seems easier and happier.

July 29, 2008 8:09 PM  
Blogger Emme said...

I'm saving this for next time I suffer rejection!

July 30, 2008 5:30 AM  
Blogger Doug said...

I agree - this is something to keep for the future and then to remember that it doesn't matter what others think as long as you are following your heart!

July 31, 2008 2:05 AM  
Blogger Bartenational said...

life is rejection...

(sorry that just seemed like an artistic thing to say)

it is interesting he was trying to get into that world from early on

August 7, 2008 10:51 AM  
Anonymous Ashley said...

I actually got a copy of this letter with a purse I bought.

August 26, 2008 8:53 AM  
Blogger savedandsassy said...

What a turn of events for Mr. Warhol. This is an example of what can happen when we keep our dreams live. Where is the orignal rejection letter?

October 24, 2008 9:53 AM  
Anonymous michele said...

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I also received a copy of this letter which was inside a purse I purchased in October 2008.

November 14, 2008 10:59 PM  
Blogger Casandra said...

Casandra Morton writes:
I have a original copy of this letter on the original paper the document was written on. They do not even sell or make this paper anymore. It was a rejection the of Shoe. The Museum directory has passed also. It has Andy original address and everything on this letter. I have been trying to figure out where the letter came from back in 1956 and how or where did it come from on this paper with original signatures. If anyone can help out I would appreciate it. You would think that this letter is very important.

September 24, 2009 9:42 AM  
Blogger Santy L√≥pez. said...

Your 15 minutes of glory had not come...

October 30, 2009 8:03 AM  

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