Comments: Have you experienced Warhol's iconic '15 minutes' of fame?
The Campbell Soup Company celebrates the 50th anniversary of Andy Warhol's soup can series with special edition labels.
September 5th, 2012
04:15 PM ET

Comments: Have you experienced Warhol's iconic '15 minutes' of fame?

Editor's note: We're listening to you. Every day, we spot thought-provoking comments from readers. Here's some comments we noticed today.

Andy Warhol once said that "in the future, everybody will be famous for 15 minutes." He's been dead for 25 years, but he's still got his fame. This week, 1.2 million limited-edition cans of condensed tomato soup with Pop-art-inspired labels go on sale to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Warhol's famed art piece "32 Campbell's Soup Cans."

Readers shared their thoughts on the artist's style and got us thinking about our own fleeting moments in the limelight.

Andy Warhol's '15 minutes' of fame are not up yet

One reader described her Warhol-esque decor.

AndreaMilnes: "I love Warhol, and really pop art in general. You should see my apartment, it's a minor explosion of modernism and it happens to feature the Warhol Wall. Fittingly above my TV I have four tinted photos of him, each with a quote, and I freakin love it. The quotes aren't particularly deep (ex: "everybody must have a fantasy") but then I'm not particularly deep either. It's part of the reason I love his work, you don't have to be 6ft up your own rear and up to your eyeballs in meaning to be interesting and produce great art. Art is awesome when it's done merely for the sake of itself. Add in the pop cultural and fashion aspects of Warhol, and it's a recipe for my adoration. So please believe I'll be eating lots of soup for a while, lol!"

Others took a different view.

norcalmojo: "Warhol was the Sid Vicious of the art world. He knew his art was commercial junk and also knew that people would buy anything if they were told it was cool. It was a joke on his own fans. At least Pistols' fans were in on the joke. Warhol fans are still convinced they're sophisticated."

One commenter described the story of Billy Name, a photographer who knew Warhol at the time the artist survived being shot. He described Name's apartment as a "mini Warhol gallery."

Jabooy: "My friend and tenant worked with Andy at the factory and they were good friends up until he died. In fact he was in the darkroom when he was shot and was the first to come to Andy's aid. I can tell you he will be pleased to see these soup cans and will buy a lot of soup!"

When we replied to him about his comment (and later reached out to him), this conversation was the result:

Jabooy: "Mr. Name has shared so many stories of the factory with me, both in person and watching him do interviews with television and magazines, I feel like I was a there! 🙂 A little too young however ..."

CeltinWood Responder: "Seems Jabooy mined his '15 minutes of fame' directly from the Warhol playbook with his recent entry?!"

So that got us thinking, what about you? Have you ever found yourself suddenly famous, but only for a few minutes? Have you ever been "Internet famous"? Or are you simply famous all the time?

Whatever your degree of celebrity, please share your story in the comments area below or sound off on video via CNN iReport.

Compiled by the moderation staff. Some comments edited for length or clarity.

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  1. saywhat

    I agree with you there about the way these cans look.
    And that Amazon adventure you had does give you rightful claim on how these cans should remain as original.

    September 5, 2012 at 4:45 pm | Report abuse |
  2. nsaidi

    Wow Tony, what were you doing in the Amazon?

    September 5, 2012 at 4:48 pm | Report abuse |
  3. raven

    Love, love, love it. Warhol was the king of kitsch.

    September 5, 2012 at 4:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat)©

      Hellooooooooo raven

      How the heck you doin ?

      September 5, 2012 at 5:24 pm | Report abuse |
  4. bobcat (in a hat)©

    Ooooooohhh Priiiiiiitttyyyy my preeecccious.

    September 5, 2012 at 5:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©


      September 5, 2012 at 5:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat)©

      Just being silly. My attempted quote from "Lord of the rings". Fail big time. I know.

      September 5, 2012 at 5:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Nah, not a fail at all.
      Love ya, bro, I'm hip to that.

      September 5, 2012 at 6:39 pm | Report abuse |
  5. chrissy

    @ nsaidi, Tony may not answer you. He was hijacked on the previous thread and was pretty upset about it. And good evening also @ saywhat, raven and bobcat. Did you all catch the speech last night? I know saywhat did, and it was totally awesome! 😉

    September 5, 2012 at 5:08 pm | Report abuse |
  6. banasy©

    Warhol's art is a product of the era; gotta love the psychedelic sixties and all that went with it...
    Peter Max, anyone remember him?
    Has some clothing by him...bright is an understatement!

    My daughter has one of the 'Marilyns' lithos.
    It's her treasure.

    September 5, 2012 at 5:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat)©

      Definitely have to love those sixties. That's when a great number of us came of age. There could never be an era like that again. I could say thank goodness, but I won't. Those times were too cool. Faaar Out Maaan

      September 5, 2012 at 5:21 pm | Report abuse |
  7. bobcat (in a hat)©

    @ chrissy

    Good day to you. It was great to hear a speech that made people feel like they matter. That is what I like about our first couple, they seem just down to earth people that have shared our past experiences.

    September 5, 2012 at 5:17 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Portland tony

    @Nsaidi....Let me reiterate ..I am not posting on this website anymore . My handle was hijacked and I refuse to play games...My last post was at 2:30EDT
    It's been fun!

    September 5, 2012 at 5:27 pm | Report abuse |
  9. chrissy

    @ Portland Tony, i know its frustrating but if you leave than the troll wins. Please dont let him win, we know the difference between you and the troll. And we would miss you.

    September 5, 2012 at 5:36 pm | Report abuse |
  10. raven

    Hi bobcat!! Love your golum impression! And hey chrissy! Don't leave tony, chrissy is right, we'd miss you.

    September 5, 2012 at 5:57 pm | Report abuse |
  11. AndreaMilnes

    The fact that I just got a tiny 15 minutes of internet fame off a comment on a Warhol article is just sort of perfect.

    September 5, 2012 at 6:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Ah, it is, isn't it?

      September 5, 2012 at 6:19 pm | Report abuse |
  12. banasy©

    Apparently, under the TOS, trolls and those who bash through innuendo are completely protected.

    I'd rather be stuck in the 60's.

    September 5, 2012 at 6:17 pm | Report abuse |
  13. bobcat (in a hat)©

    @ raven

    I don't know what the deal is with these jackers. It isn't usually this bad during the week.

    September 5, 2012 at 6:18 pm | Report abuse |
  14. raven

    @bobcat: I just dont get it...I just dont understand how its fun to impersonate other bloggers. But each to his own, I guess.

    September 5, 2012 at 8:22 pm | Report abuse |
  15. BOMBO ©

    15 minutes of fame? Several of my sarcastic ramblings appear daily on CNN soundoff. Does that count?

    September 5, 2012 at 8:31 pm | Report abuse |
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