‘With Flowers, Andy was just trying a different subject matter. In a funny way, he was kind of repeating the history of art. It was like, now we’re doing my Flower period! Like Monet’s water lilies, Van Gogh’s fowers, the genre’ (G. Malanga, quoted in D. Dalton, A Year in the Life of Andy Warhol, London 2003, p. 74).
‘I looked around the studio and it was all Marilyn and disasters and death,’ Geldzahler recalled. ‘I said, ‘Andy, maybe it’s enough death now.’ He said, ‘What do you mean?’ I said, ‘Well, how about this?’ I opened a magazine to four fowers’ (H. Geldzahler, quoted in T. Scherman & D. Dalton, Andy Warhol: His Controversial Life, in Art and Colourful Times, London 2010, p. 225).