SPRING 1966: unpublished Warhol interview by Robert "OLD OWL" Reilly
[FROM: I'll Be Your Mirror. The Selected Andy Warhol Interviews 1962 - 1987. Carroll & Graf Publishers]
OLD OWL: All right. Why do you wear boots?
ANDY: To make me taller. But tin cans are better.
OLD OWL: On your shoes you mean?
ANDY: Oh no. Inside your shoes, like the boy in Life. Your boots are so nice, but they have round toes and small heels. I have Cuban heels.
1986 | Andy Warhol
Beatle Boot (White)
OLD OWL: Why else do you wear boots? Besides to be taller?
ANDY: To make me taller?
OLD OWL: Yes.
ANDY: Well, I’m a sadist.
OLD OWL: What do boots have to do with being sadistic?
ANDY: Ah, well, you can step on people.
1983 | Winston Smith
From: Act Like Nothin's Wrong. The Montage Art Of Winston Smith
[Last Gasp, 1994]
OLD OWL: Oh, really?
ANDY: Have you ever been stepped on? It’s fascinating.
OLD OWL: I’ll have to try it sometime.
ANDY: Oh, your boots are so big. They’re very steppable.
OLD OWL: That’s why I wear them.
1985 - 1986 | ANDY WARHOL
BLACK & WHITE WORK BOOTS
BY GUSTAVE FLAUBERT
Shiny, shiny, shiny boots of leather is the opening line of Venus In Furs (The Velvet Underground & Nico - Verve Records, 1967)
Something Different (bootleg LP)