Monday, December 31, 2007

THE BEAUTY OBSESSION



Photo: www.mostbeautifulman.com

PARIS BRITNEY AND LINDSAY: WHAT DOES IT SAY ABOUT US

«There is a sexist element at work in this gender shift» says Mark Young a professor who specialize in the psychology of celebrity and pop culture at the Marshall School of business in Southern California. «Throughout history going back to Aphrodite and the Greeks society has always deifed women more than men. We build them up to huge heights and when they falter make mistakes-we love to tear them down. Typically with far more zeal than we do most men».

«It's the public demand for celebrity news that fuels the paparazzi that fuels the bad behaviour on the paparazzi's part. The bad behaviour drives the celebrities insane and often leads to them driving recklessly or punching out photographers» says Young. «In a way you can't blame them for doing that. But the average person often does blame the star and says hey that's the price of celebrity. «But the reality is that it's all of us as a collective fueling this behaviour. And it's a sad indication of what society has devolved to»....«People are seeking role models out there. They want someone to believe in. If it's not our religious leaders or our government then who's next? It's celebrities because we're bombarded by it, more than anything".


The Globe & Mail
Dec 31 2007

Sunday, December 30, 2007

«IT'S CALLED GOSSIP AND OF COURSE AND IT'S AN OBSESSION OF MINE»- ANDY WARHOL


«Shiloh (the couple 20 months old kid) looks like Brad» she tells the UK Look magazine. «She's almost going to be the outcast in the family because she's so blond and blue-eyed». In the inteview Angelina also repeats a controversial comment she made earlier this year «I think I felt much more for Mad, Zee and Pax because they were survivors» she says «and Shiloh seemed so privilegied from the moment she was born».

Source: Life & Style magazine

Saturday, December 29, 2007

«GEE, THAT'S GREAT!»



Photo: Andy Warhol by Robert Mapplethorpe

SUCCESS TIP FOR THE 21st CENTURY

«If a person isn't generally considered beautiful, they can still be a success if they have a few jokes in their pockets. And a lot of pockets».

-The philosophy of Andy Warhol

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE FAST FOOD JOINTS WILL HAVE DIMMED LIGHTS ROOM FOR ADULT ENTERTAINMENT

Copyright by IVAN

SHOE FETISH : FROM ANDY WARHOL TO TODAY'S HIP HOP CULTURE

ANDY WARHOL ON WRESTLING:«IT'S EXCITEMENT, IT'S SHOW BUSINESS, IT'S CHIC»

POST WARHOL PREDICTION:IN THE FUTURE A CELEBRITY MAGAZINE WILL ASK:IS NICOLE BABY GOING TO WEIGH MORE AT BIRTH THAN BABY SURI? CAST YOUR VOTE NOW!

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

«Philosophers write for professors, thinkers for writers»

-Cioran

«GEE, THAT'S GREAT!»



Artwork by On Kawara

POST WARHOL PREDICTION:IN THE FUTURE EACH CELEBRITY NEWS WILL BE PASSÉ AFTER 15 MINUTES

IMAGINARY DIARIES OF A POP ARTIST: 2008

Dec 29 2007

Oh, another year is coming. Why are people celebrating getting older? New Year partying should be like sex. You should just watch other people doing it once you're over 30.

Friday, December 28, 2007

«MUSCLES ARE GREAT;EVERYBODY SHOULD HAVE AT LEAST ONE THAT THEY CAN SHOW OFF»-ANDY WARHOL

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE ALABAMA WOMEN SANS PLASTIC SURGERY WILL BE ASKED TO SURRENDER THEIR BUS SEATS TO WOMEN WITH COMPLETE MAKEOVER

THE END OF OLD FASHIONED FAME

«With the pros keeping all the paparazzi and websites buzzing there's no way an ordinary average, remarkable person can hold the headlines for long. Only Georges Clooney seems to be able to hang onto fame in the old fashioned way by being handsome and charming. Even pals brad & Angelina -Even Tom Cruise need the extra shot of progeny from far away places or wearing designer duds to keep people's attention».

LA Times
Dec 16 2007

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE WOMEN OVER 30 WILL GET THEIR BODIES CUT AND BONES REPLACED TO GET THE BONE STRUCTURE OF A 18 YEAR OLD

SOMETHING ANDY WARHOL WOULD HAVE LIKED

GETTING THE FULL STORY IN THE 21ST CENTURY

«With people only in their public personalities and with the media only in the NOW, we never get the full story about anything. Our role models, the people we admire, the people American children think of as heroes, are all these half-people».

-Andy Warhol
America

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE PORN STARS NURSES WILL BE HIRED TO MASTURBATE PAPY BOOMERS IN RETIREMENT HOMES

Thursday, December 27, 2007

LOOKING FOR 15 MINUTES....

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE A CELEBRITY MAGAZINE WILL WRITE:ANGRY BRAD SURPRISES ANGIE IN BED WITH JEN!

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

«Having sex is like playing bridge. If you don't have a good partner you'd better have a good hand»

-Woody Allen

«GEE, THAT'S GREAT!»



Jim Dine
1962

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE HOLLYWOOD STARS WILL SELL AUTOGRAPHED PICTURES OF THEIR PHYSICAL FLAWS AT CONTEMPORARY ART AUCTIONS

Copyright by IVAN

ALL ABOUT SEX

«Writing in the New York Times in 2002 Holland Cotter went so far as to call Warhol the first major postwar artist to put gay identity at the very center of his work». Says Cotter:«Just by being himself, a public sissy, he automatically became one of the most important political artist of his time. For Cotter sex was a «main ingredient» of Warhol's work. He did whole series of sexually explicit paintings and took hundreds probably thousands of explicit photographs...almost exclusively of men and male sex parts...By 1964 just two years into his fame Warhol announced he was giving up painting in favor of «underground» filmmaking which he did until he was shot in 1968. Praised by critics but largely unseen by audiences many of Warhol's films were drenched in sexuality. Witness titles such as Blow Job, Taylor Mead's Ass, My Hustler and the Brokeback Mountain of 1968 Lonesome Cowboys».

-Sx
Dec 27 2007

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

GREAT MUSIC FOR 15 MINUTES OF FAME

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

«They are more concerned with being philosophers than anything else. They form a preconceived opinion then they look at the work of art. Painting merely serves as a cloak in which to wrap their emaciated philosophical systems».

-Joan Miro
(About Art critics)

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

POST WARHOL PREDICTION:IN THE FUTURE WOMEN WILL GET NOSE SURGERY EVERY 6 MONTHS TO FOLLOW CHANGING SUMMER & WINTER LOOK!

Sunday, December 23, 2007

B-BOY BATTLE FOR 15 MINUTES OF FAME

IMAGINARY DIARIES OF A POP ARTIST: LIVING NOW

Dec 23 2007

«Oh, tried to watch some gay porn at home but I didn't understand it. There was one fashion designer having sex and the voiceover was: «cock is the new black» Then they were having an orgy and the voiceover was: «three cocks in one hand are worth two up the ass». Is this the way I should talk now? I l mean I remember learning things like a picture is worth 1000 words so I don't know maybe it's just knowledge changing over time. They say my work is selling really well in Dubai now. That's great. Maybe I should paint more royal family members. Went shopping for Christmas. The say the 90's are back but I haven't figured out what they were really all about. Saw many people from the 70's on the street. They are all so old now. You really see everything in daylight. Before baby boomers were saying «never trust anyone over 30». Now that they've become papy boomers they just want to fuck anyone under 30 before dying. Gee that would be a great line for the early 21st century: «Never fuck anyone over 30».

«ATHLETES ARE GOING TO BE THE NEW MEDIA STARS»-ANDY WARHOL

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: WOMAN MAG: HOW TO MAKE YOUR FACE LOOK SLIMMER WHEN HAVING HIS COCK IN YOUR MOUTH: TEN TIPS FOR YOU!

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

«I thank God I was raised Catholic so sex will always be dirty»

-John Waters

CROTCH SHOT FOR 15 MINUTES OF FAME

POUQUOI ON NE PEUT PAS COMPRENDRE CAMILLE PAGLIA SI ON NE COMPREND PAS ANDY WARHOL

Il est bien connu qu'Andy Warhol est l'un des artistes préféré de Camille paglia. Or cela tient pour une bonne part à la question du catholicisme. Paglia a déja noté par ailleurs que les ex- catholiques comme Warhol ou Mapplethorpe avaient une riche imagination pornographique. Mais si Warhol est important pour elle c'est surtout parce qu'elle a toujours soutenu depuis ses débuts que la religion est fondamentale à la création d'oeuvres artistique majeures et ce que ce soit parce que l'on y adhère ou encore parce que l'on s'y oppose. En ce sens cela invite à se rappeler que si Warhol a été tantôt l'artiste jet set tantôt l'artiste décadent underground, il fut aussi celui qui allait régulièrement à l'église et qui a laissé derrière lui nombres d'images comportant une iconographie religieuse. Chez warhol la question religieuse comme chez tout grand artiste est inséparable de la complexité du personnage.

THE EVERYDAY ATHLETE

«You can't go anyplace in America without seeing boys and girls and men and women who look like they've been professional athletes their entire lives».

-Andy Warhol
America

Friday, December 21, 2007

«MUSCLES ARE GREAT;EVERYBODY SHOULD HAVE AT LEAST ONE THAT THEY CAN SHOW OFF»-ANDY WARHOL

POST WARHOL PREDICTION:IN THE FUTURE PANHANDLERS & HOMELELESS PEOPLE WILL BEG:«FUCK ME PLEASE»

FAME GONE WILD

«Before he gunned down eight people in an Omaha mall Dec 5 Robert A Hawkins left a note explaining his actions.His life has been ruined by a break-up and job loss but now I least he was going to be famous. Except of course that he isn't».

-La Times
Dec 16 2007

ANDY WARHOL ON WRESTLING:«IT'S EXCITEMENT, IT'S SHOW BUSINESS, IT'S CHIC»

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

«The true mystery of the world is the visible not the invisible».

-Oscar Wilde

LOOKING LIKE A STAR

«In fact Warhol became a real wit, perhaps the greatest in American art since James MCNeil Whistler. He was a kind of Oscar Wilde for the jet set era:« Death can make you look like a star» he said but the make-up has to be right».

-The Australian
Dec 22 2007

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

«GEE, THAT'S GREAT!»

IMAGINARY DIARIES OF A POP ARTIST: NEWS

Dec 19 2007

Read something on the Internet and they were saying we're living in the age of junk news. What does that mean? I guess useful news is when they 're telling us Britney is pregnant and junk news when they're telling us Britney's sister is pregnant. Or is it the other way around? That's great. I mean it gives women something to talk about when they're having their nails done. Some kid at the office asked me what I thought about Forbes making a list of the most influential babies in Hollywood. I don't know. I just want to be on the richest dead celebrities list when I'm gone. Before I wanted to be come back as a big diamant on Elizabeth Taylor's finger but not I changed my mind since she's not moving around much. I want to come back as a Dolce & Gabbana underwear on some 19 year old male model on the runway. Or a little pet in Paris Hilton's handbag. That would be really glamorous.

BODYBUILDER LOOKING FOR HIS 15 MINUTES OF FAME

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

«Women might be able to fake orgasms. But men can fake whole relationship»

-Sharon Stone

POST WARHOL PREDICTION:IN THE FUTURE EVERYBODY WILL CREATE THEIR OWN INTERNET AD NETWORK

«MUSCLES ARE GREAT;EVERYBODY SHOULD HAVE AT LEAST ONE THAT THEY CAN SHOW OFF»-ANDY WARHOL

IMAGINARY DIARIES OF A POP ARTIST: AMERICAN GLADIATORS

Dec 18 2007

Gee, they're bringing back that old TV show American Gladiators in January. All the dykes will be excited by the women bodybuilders and fairies will like the muscle boys too. That's great american television. Why do they always say we need to get smarter? It would be wrong is everybody was doing that. Smart people have to become smarter and dumb people have to become dumber. Everything works better than way.

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE A COSMETIC COMPANY WILL LAUNCH: «ANTI-SAGGING DERRIÈRE CREAM»

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Sunday, December 16, 2007

THE BEAUTY OBSESSION

IMAGINARY DIARIES OF A POP ARTIST: BRUCE WEBER

Dec 17 2007

Watched again that ad Bruce Weber did for Abercrombie & Fitch. Some young kids are wrestling and then you can read «when you're young, you're gold». That's really a good american marketing. They should prevent all those 40 plus fairies build like horses but talking like birds to wear their stuff though. It's bad advertising. Oh I feel so old now. Why do we have to get old? They say that when we die we resurrect with our body. Do 95 year old people who die resurrect with their 95 year old body...forever? Maybe that's why so many young people commit suicide, I don't know.

ACTING COCKY FOR 15 MINUTES OF FAME

WHY ME?

«But being famous isn't all that important. If I weren't famous, I wouldn't have been shot for being Andy Warhol. Maybe I would have been shot for beeing in the Army. Maybe I would be a fat schoolteacher. How do you ever know?».

-The philosophy of Andy Warhol

THE BEAUTY OBSESSION

THE FAME OBSESSION

We are a nation obsessed with fame. But as the poets have told us time and time again too much handling will destroy any object of desire. Fame, at least in the old-fashioned stands the test of time sense is now almost impossible to achieve and may in fact no longer exist. Andy Warhol once observed that fame was going so cheap everyone would have their 15 minutes. In today's world Warhol himself probably couldn't have hung on for 15 seconds»....

-LA Times
Dec 16 2007

Saturday, December 15, 2007

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: THE FUTURE OF «ADVERTISING SPACE FOR SALE»

IMAGINARY DIARIES OF A POP ARTIST: FAME

Dec 16 2007

I guess people are confused today because there are too many kind of fame you can have. You can be famous for something, famous for nothing, locally famous, wannabe famous, famous hasbeen, infamous or even «not so famous». But I guess the best now is really to be «not so infamous». That's really the best kind of celebrity. Went to the office. Worked on my Obama portrait.

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

«My love life is terrible. The last time I was inside a woman was when I visited the Statue of Liberty»

-Woody Allen

«ATHLETES ARE GOING TO BE THE NEW MEDIA STARS»-ANDY WARHOL

EXPLAINING THE HOLLYWOOD LIFE

«I love it when you ask actors, «What're you doing now?» and they say «I'm between roles». To be living «Life between roles» that's my favorite».

-Andy Warhol
America

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE A CELEBRITY MAGAZINE WILL WRITE:FED UP WITH MEN BRITNEY TURN INTO A RAGING BULL DYKE AND ESCAPE WITH ROSIE!

Thursday, December 13, 2007

FRAT BOY FLEXING FOR 15 MINUTES OF FAME

IMAGINARY DIARIES OF A POP ARTIST: REALITY TV

Dec 15 2007

Gee, they say that with the writer's strike everything in january will be reality TV shows. Some german journalist called me yesterday. He want to do an interview with me about that. He says my movies in the sixties were the first exemples of reality TV. I don't know. I guess I just didn't put enough twenty -two year old cruising and fucking each other on screen back then. They have a really great reality show in Germany now though. They make little films about the life of people who die without anybody knowing them. It's like when I made my suicide painting in 1962 so that anonymous guy jumping could be remembered for a moment. Watch some porn at home and there was this girl who kept her big Channel glasses all the time while she bouced up & down the guy's dick. Did they paid her more for that? Some kid told me that now porn and luxury products are like product placement in movies 30 years ago. Like when the producers of E.T refused to have Reese chocolate pieces featured for free in the movie and now companies are paying like millions to have their products in films. That's great.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

«An intellectual is a person who's found one thing that is more interesting than sex».

-Aldous Huxley

THE CELEBRITY OBSESSED CULTURE

A VERY LONG 15 MINUTES OF FAME

«It's no secret Andy Warhol got a lot longer that his 15 minutes of fame-or that he was all about commercialism. In the most recent permutation of the late artist's image Warhol is set to be immortalized as the inspiration for a denim collection created by Pepe Jeans London. The Madrid-based brand has acquired a European license from The Andy Warhol Fondation to produce a collection of apparel and accessories dubbed The Andy Warhol Collection by Pepe Jeans London».

-WWD.com
Dec 12 2007

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

GREAT MOVE FOR 15 MINUTES OF FAME

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

«Never miss a chance to have sex or appear on television»

-Gore Vidal

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE THE MOST POPULAR RELIGION IN THE WORLD WILL PROMISE CLOTHES FOR WOMEN AND BLOW JOB FOR MEN IN THE AFTERLIFE

SHOWING OFF FOR 15 MINUTES OF FAME

Monday, December 10, 2007

«GEE, THAT'S GREAT!»

«Driven by an unprecedented global buying spree of everything from hot ticket contemporary works to time -proven choices from Picasso to Pop works of art have become the facto international currency in their own right. In mid November collectors and art dealer spent 315.9 million at Sotheby's New York on modern and contemporary works in one two hour auction alone".

-Salon
Dec 9 2007

Sunday, December 09, 2007

ANDY WARHOL ON WRESTLING:«IT'S EXCITEMENT, IT'S SHOW BUSINESS, IT'S CHIC»

«OH, I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO PAINT»

«I had a job one summer in a departement store looking through Vogues and Harper's Bazaars and European magazines for a wonderful man named Mr. Vollmer. I got something like 50 cents an hour and my job was to look for «ideas». I don't remember ever finding one or getting one».

-The philosophy of Andy Warhol

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: WOMAN MAG:HOW NOT TO MESS YOUR GORGEOUS (AD SPACE) HAIR WHEN GETTING FACIAL FROM YOUR MAN: TEN TIPS FOR YOU!

«MUSCLES ARE GREAT;EVERYBODY SHOULD HAVE AT LEAST ONE THAT THEY CAN SHOW OFF»-ANDY WARHOL

IMAGINARY DIARIES OF A POP ARTIST: OPHRA & OBAMA

Gee, that was really a big rally for Obama yesterday. He was with his wife and Ophra on stage. Maybe some fat white woman in the crowd thought she was watching The Cosby Show. Ophra didn't want me to do her portrait some years ago but now she told me she could change her mind. She said her father don't know who I am. It was really a great all american rally. Some people came because they thought Oprah was going to give away some cars or furniture. Why didn't she do it? I see nothing wrong with buying friends, sex or some place at the White House. What's wrong with that? I mean all those business guys asking me to do their portrait are doing it all the time. Try to watch some porn at home. And there was a girl with two cocks in her mouth and then another guy was saying: «that's it, now smile, that's it, now say hello» Gee, I don't understand. Is this love?

Saturday, December 08, 2007

THE AMERICAN MIND

«Buying is more american than thinking and I'm as american as they come».

-Andy Warhol

Thursday, December 06, 2007

BOXER ENJOYING 15 MINUTES OF FAME

IMAGINARY DIARIES OF A POP ARTIST: THE VIEW

Dec 6 2007

Oh, everybody 's talking about Sheri Sheppard that co-host on The View . She said yesterday Christians came first before the Greeks. Now they say she was really dumb to say that but I don't understand why. Nobody cares about facts anymore. I mean if we elect a guy who tell us there are weapons of mass destruction when they're not any, why can't she say the Greeks threw Christians to the lions? I mean if her hair looks good, who cares if what she says is right or wrong? Maybe next time she will say Jesus was crucified because when he was shown on the cross with those two others guys on TV not enough people called to save him instead of the other guy. That would be a great american thing to say.

POST WARHOL PREDICTION:IN THE FUTURE A WOMEN MAGAZINE WILL WRITE:«HOW TO MINIMIZE YOUR EXPRESSION WRINKLES WHEN HE COMES ON YOUR FACE»

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

«I NEVER MET AN ANIMAL I DIDN'T LIKE» -ANDY WARHOL

IMAGINARY DIARIES OF A POP ARTIST: PRICE WAR

Dec 5 2007

Gee, I guess it's really a price war with the celebrity magazines now. Checked out Life & Style and they had that yellow circle with «one dollar less than US weekly» on the cover. That's great. I should really start again to paint magazines covers. Ryan our new kid at the office told me he just got a new «friend with benefits» . What does that mean? Is it like when straight men get married because they want to stop paying for prostitutes but end up paying more? Oh, I don't understand. They say Rosie is going to have her own show on the Internet. I don't know. Why don't she just wrestle Barbara Walters in the mud on prime time? That would be a great american TV show.

SHOWING OFF FOR 15 MINUTES OF FAME

POST WARHOL PREDICTION:IN THE FUTURE A COSMETIC COMPANY WILL LAUNCH DIFFERENT MOISTURIZERS «FOR STRAIGHT MEN'S SKIN» AND «GAY MEN'S SKIN».

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WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

«I believe that sex is a beautiful thing between two people. Between five it's fantastic».

-Woody Allen

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

«GEE, THAT'S GREAT!»



Bruce Nauman
One hundred live and die
1984

KEITH HARING & ANDY WARHOL

«Haring didn't have Warhol's range or complexity or genius at getting under the skin of the culture. But one could say that Haing became a sort of mini-Warhol and in one way went beyond his idol. Because of the tenor of the times Haring's queer sexuality was much more out front than Warhol's enigmatic image, behaviour and sensibility. But Warhol's need to belong to be a star among stars was shared by Haring. He was an american kid who equated-at least at the beginning success with public recognition and media validation».

-Ingrid Sischy.

Monday, December 03, 2007

«MUSCLES ARE GREAT;EVERYBODY SHOULD HAVE AT LEAST ONE THAT THEY CAN SHOW OFF»-ANDY WARHOL

IMAGINARY DIARIES OF A POP ARTIST: SEXY ADVERTISING

Dec 4 2007

Oh, I don't undertand why everybody's talking all the time about those ads from American Apparel. It's just the same thing over and over again. I guess sex is everywhere because people don't actually get laid as much as they would like. It's just like money. Only people who don't have it can't stop thinking about it. Nobody talks about money at dinners on Park Avenue. They always said things like: «Oh, I love to be surrounded by beautiful things». They never say they just bought a 50 millions Pollock or a 20 millions Matisse.

I like those ads for American Apparel. I mean people do forget really fast. Brooke Shields was 15 when she did those jeans ads for Calvin (Klein) back in the 80's so what's the difference? All the kids wants me to be on MYSPACE. I don't know. I don't want to end up having less friends than Barbrara Walters..

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

«My best birth control now is to leave the lights on».

-Joan Rivers

THE CELEBRITY OBSESSED CULTURE

IMAGINARY DIARIES OF A POP ARTIST: BOB WAS RIGHT

DEc 2 2007

Oh, Bob (Robert Rauscheberg) was right when he said that you need to have a lot of time to feel sorry for yourself to be an abstract expressionist. I guess now people just don't have time to feel sorry for themselves to read litterature or think about smart stuff. Everybody is too old for that anyway. Baby boomers just want to watch 20 something having sex on their computer screens. Isn't it why old straight men write litterature anyway? To get 20 year old girls in their bed? That's great. Will Smith said yesterday that his child wants to be Paris Hilton. Maybe in he future magazines will have titles like «The black Paris Hilton» or «The Asian Nicole Ritchie». Went to the office. Worked on my «Blue pregnant Britney»

Sunday, December 02, 2007

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE MAINSTREAM COMPANIES WILL BE FORCED TO ADVERTISE ON PORN SITES TO REACH THEIR TARGET MARKET

«ATHLETES ARE GOING TO BE THE NEW MEDIA STARS»-ANDY WARHOL

LOVE & BUSINESS FOR THE 21st CENTURY

«I don't see anything wrong with being alone. It feels great to me. People make a big thing about personal love. It doesn't have to be such a big thing. The same for living-people make a big thing about that too. But personal living and personal loving are the two things the eastern-type wise men don't think about».

-The philosophy of Andy Warhol.

POST WARHOL PREDICTION:IN THE FUTURE A CELEBRITY MAGAZINE WILL WRITE: «DID ANGELINA CHEATED ON BRAD WITH BRITNEY?»

SOMETHING ANDY WARHOL & JEAN MICHEL BASQUIAT WOULD HAVE LIKED!

IT'S ALL ABOUT JEANS

«Warhol in particular was fastidious about his jeans. He also went on to become the cover star for l'Uomo Vogue's special denim issue in 1980. He once said:«I wish I could invent something like jeans. Something to be remebered for. Something mass».

-Lucire magazine.

TAKASHI MURAKAMI


«Takashi Murakami has been called Tokyo's son of Warhol, but the scope of this most protean and dynamic of artists would be the envy of Andy. Murakami's Kanhai Kiki corporation which has branches in Tokyo and Long Island New York combines the role of studio, PR company, art factory and seed bed for young artists...

-How do you feel when people describe you as the japanese successor to Andy Warhol?

-«It's OK. Who knows? When I die maybe they will say about some Russian or Indian artist: Oh you are the Russian or indian Takashi Murakami. My work is colorful and looks like pop art so I won't escape from Andy Warhol and that can be good and bad."

-The Art Newspaper
Dec 2 2007

«MUSCLES ARE GREAT;EVERYBODY SHOULD HAVE AT LEAST ONE THAT THEY CAN SHOW OFF»-ANDY WARHOL

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE THE CATHOLIC CHURCH WILL PROMISE MATERIAL GOODS IN HEAVEN TO REMAIN COMPETITIVE WITH ISLAM

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WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

«I'm not really sure what social message my art carries if any. And I don't really want it to carry one. I'm not interested in in the subject matter to try to teach society anything or to try to better the world in any way».

-Roy Lichenstein.

Saturday, December 01, 2007

THE BEAUTY OBSESSION

POST WARHOL PREDICTION:IN THE FUTURE «YES I DID POSE NUDE ONLINE» WILL REPLACE «YES' I DID SMOKE MARIJUANA» AMONG ASPIRING POLITICAL CANDIDATES

THE TRASH INFLUENCE

«The first Warhol film I saw was Trash. It was playing at the Guild theater in Portland-this would have been around 1970. There was this guy outside waiting to go in-30-ish-ex junkie, gay and he was checking us out. He said: «You come to these films a lot? And we were going «No, no we don't». It was like something in a Warhol movie. If the film itself had an influene on me, it was probably because it showed you something you didn't see in other movies. Even in the 1950's when he was drawing Warhol showed you stuff you weren't supposed to draw: Cocteau like-penis drawings, pictures of sailors. I guess Kenneth Anger was the pinnacle of underground film at that time and he had similar imagery».

-Gus van Sant

POSING & MODELING FOR 15 MINUTES OF FAME

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE A COSMETIC COMPANY WILL LAUNCH «BOTOX-ENRICHED NIGHT CREAM»

POLITICAL LIFE IN THE 21st CENTURY

«I keep waiting-like everybody else is-for a really great person in political life. I watch TV on Sunday mornings to look for politicians that I could like, but all I see are guys scared to lose their jobs just trying to talk for thirty minutes without getting fired».

-Andy Warhol
America

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