43. Joe Dallesandro (1948— )
2012 Ranking: #9
A couple of years ago I Facebook friended Joe Dallesandro in the middle of the night, sending him (as I’ve been known to do) a rather lengthy message saying “Hey, I don’t actually know you, but I know who you are and Facebook keeps saying we ought to be friends, so feel free to reject me! But also to not reject me.” And since then I’ve noticed this really weird thing that keeps happening: the mother of one of my friends—a woman I think I’ve met twice in the last ten years—posts messages on his Facebook wall all the time. ALL the time. Like, daily. I’m so fascinated by this, but also I don’t know her well enough to know whether she’s just a superfan or whether she actually had some sort of secret Warholian life in the distant past.