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I get sick a lot in the winter, so I spent this past January as I’ve spent many Januaries before it — in bed with a standard-issue flu. As the fever built, my mind hopscotched from one anxiety to the next. Gazing at the ceiling, I’d time-travel to the future — spring would, inevitably, be better: coffees with friends, a weekend hiking group. But when months elapsed and Covid-19 put spring on hiatus, it became clear that I, like anyone else fortunate enough to work from home, would be stuck inside. One restless weekend, close to climbing the walls, I reread “The Philosophy of Andy Warhol.”

Toward the end of the ’60s, Warhol gravitated to the written word — in 1969, he started Interview magazine. When a literary agent suggested that he write his autobiography, Warhol told her that the writer Bob Colacello was already working on it. The agent suggested that Warhol write his “philosophy” instead: “I mean, if anyone has a philosophy, it’s got to be you.”

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