“When President Kennedy was shot that fall, I heard the news over the radio while I was alone painting in my studio… I’d been thrilled having Kennedy as president; he was handsome, young, smart – but it didn’t bother me that much that he was dead. What bothered me was the way the television and radios were programming everybody to feel so sad… It seemed like no matter how hard you tried, you couldn’t get away from the thing.”

– Andy Warhol – POPism: The Warhol ‘60s, by Andy Warhol and Pat Hackett, Harcourt, Brace, Janovich (New York, 1980) p. 60