To be kissed in some unconventional place — the forearm as Bowie does above; a cleft in the clavicle; the top of a foot — is to know that you are loved in a way that is as arbitrary as it is irresistible. At once rote and romantic, the errant kiss is an affection that seeks to traverse every region of your body. It is a wanderlust of lips that plan to travel you forever.
Andy Warhol (American, 1928-1987) Silver Liz [Ferus Type], 1963 silkscreen ink, acrylic, and spray paint on linen 40 x 40 in. (101.6 x 101.6 cm.) The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh; Founding Collection, Contribution The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. 1998.1.55