Friday, February 29, 2008

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

MORE IS MORE

«At the same time, there's more media every day: cable TV, satelllite TV , new magazine starting up every minute. And with more media, they need more celebrity and more news to have something to talk about».

-Andy Warhol

«BEAUTY IS A SIGN OF INTELLIGENCE» -ANDY WARHOL


Louise Bourgeois 1982

PHILOSOPHIE POUR LE 21unième SIÈCLE: L'ART DE DURER

Si la popularité des oeuvres d'Andy Warhol sur le marché de l'art ne se dément pas il en va de même pour ce qui entoure sa vision des choses. La raison en est bien simple: toute sa vie il n'a jamais perdu de vue les grandes questions essentielles et les seules qui comptent vraiment: l'art, le temps qui passe, la célébrité, l'argent, le sexe, l'amour, la beauté, la mort. Ce sont là assurément les éléments les plus reconnaissables chez les artistes qui ont traversé avec succès l'épreuve du temps et pour Warhol la majorité d'entre eux furent pratiquement des obsessions.

«MY FAVORITE THING TO BUY IS UNDERWEAR»-ANDY WARHOL

POST WARHOL PREDICTION:IN THE FUTURE A TOY MAKER WILL CREATE A «POLE DANCING BRITNEY» DOLL

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IMAGINARY DIARIES OF A POP ARTIST: THAT'S HOT!

Feb 29 2008

Gee, watched some stuff online and it was «What's hot on People.com». So I took a look and it was «Jake Gyllenhal snacks on burgers in Santa Monica. » Gee, what's not hot? Jake Gyllehal snacks on hot dogs in Santa Barbara?

SHOWING OFF FOR 15 MINUTES OF....

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY: MEN

«I've gone for each type: the rough guy, the nerdy sweet lovable guy; and the slick guy. I don't really have a type. Men in general are a good thing».

-Jennifer Aniston

POST WARHOL PREDICTION:IN THE FUTURE A COSMETIC COMPANY WILL LAUNCH «ULTRA MOISTURIZING SHAMPOO FOR CUM DAMAGED HAIR»

«GEE, THAT'S GREAT!»


Artwork by Jean Paul Riopelle

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

«These are the mags that helped turn Big Brother contestant Jade Goody into a mega-star, even when she thought that Saddam Hussein was a boxer, and that the population of Portugal spoke the little-known language, "Portuganese''.
Now, however, the love affair with chav culture, played out in gory detail through the pages of the celeb weekly, may be coming to an end. The latest magazine circulation figures for Britain and Ireland showed that some of the big weekly titles suffered massive drops in the six months to December 31.Heat and Closer, once two of the stars of the market, have both seen their sales falling faster than a Tinseltown drunk. They are down 11pc year-on-year. Sales of Now magazine have plunged 13pc.The decline of D-List appeal is not just shown in magazine sales. The drop comes as reports suggest viewers are turning off reality shows such as Big Brother, and its countless imitators.»

-The Irish Independent
Feb 28 2008

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE PLASTIC SURGERY TRENDS WILL FOLLOW FALL/WINTER & SPRING/SUMMER FASHION EVERY SEASON

Thursday, February 28, 2008

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

ARTISTIC POTENTIAL

«By taking photos from Life magazine and newspapers, he was democratising art. He saw everything as having artistic potential. When he picked up a camera, he just shot what was there in front of him: the people he knew, the people who stumbled into his studio. So there was that link between his art and his film-making.»

-David Cronenberg

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

«Size does matter. There's a lot of ways to make people feel good, but personnally I think it does enhance things».

-Pamela Anderson


Gap store windows nationwide are featuring Warhol's 1963-64 self portrait and a polyptych of silk-screened images of Judith Green (also from 1963-64) alongside the brand's spring collection, which itself has a somewhat Warholian flair. The company's website even features a photo of an adrogynous model with a cropped platinum 'do (next season, just add large round glasses for an instant David Hockney vibe!).

Of course, Barneys filled its own store windows with Warholiana back in 2006 as part of the successful "Happy Warholidays" campaign, and Bulgari recently plastered billboards with Warhol's quote comparing the jeweler to a contemporary art museum. The Barneys deal seems to have kicked off a licensing binge at the Andy Warhol Foundation. Now, in addition to the Warhol-branded Levi's jeans we mentioned yesterday, one can buy everything from tote bags and watches to salad plates and a Burton snowboard emblazoned with reproductions of Warhol works. The newest Warhol-themed product launch comes from Bond No. 9, which next month will introduce Andy Warhol Union Square, the second in the company's series of Warhol-themed fragrances. And the artist would surely endorse this move from the visual to the olfactory stage. As he once said, "Another way to take up more space is with perfume."

POST WARHOL PREDICTION:IN THE FUTURE OLYMPIC ATHLETES WILL DISPLAY ADVERTISING ON THEIR ARTIFICIALLY CREATED BODY PARTS

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

PHILOSOPHIE POUR LE 21unième SIÈCLE: HYPERCONSOMMATION

Difficile de trouver meilleur exemple qu'Andy Warhol pour illustrer le paradoxe de l'hyperconsommation dans lequel la majorité des gens peuvent facilement se reconnaître. Dans son ouvrage de philosophie en 1973 il remarquait comment le fait d' avoir beaucoup d'argent ne changeait pas grand chose et qu'une bonne bouffe généreuse au restaurant du coin était souvent plus satisfaisante qu'un repas pris dans un grand restaurant. Ce qui par ailleurs n'empêcha pas qu'à la fin de sa vie seules deux pièces de sa maison de la 66ième rue étaient encore habitables, les autres croulant sous le poids d'objets de toute sorte accumulés au fil des ans...

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

«MY FAVORITE THING TO BUY IS UNDERWEAR»-ANDY WARHOL

IMAGINARY DIARIES OF A POP ARTIST: THE OSCARS

27 fev 2008

Gee, they said the Oscars was a new record low for ratings. I didn't watch them. I guess fairies are just bored with all of it now. I mean how many years in a row can you watch a girl in a long dress followed by dozens of others girls in a long dress all of them having the exact same teeth, same skin, same nose, same waist size, same legs, same arms? Zzzzzzzzz.
And oh, Kevin Federline is going to turn 30 in Las Vegas. I guess they want to turn him into the next Mark Walhberg now.

REMEMBER THAT CROWD SCENE IN THE CHAPLIN MOVIE?

«I always think about the people who build building and then they're not around any more. Or a movie with a crowd scene and everybody's dead. It's frightening».

-Andy Warhol

«GEE, THAT'S GREAT!»


Artwork by Yves Klein

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE A COSMETIC COMPANY WILL TARGET FEMALE BOOMERS BY LAUNCHING «STILL FUCKABLE» EXTRA FIRMING BODY CREAM

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

«Through our 40s, we American women manage to arrange romps on a fairly regular basis. But the latest national statistics show that by our 50s, a third of us haven't had sex in the last year. By our 60s, nearly half have gone sexless in the previous year. Once we hit our 70s, most of us might as well hang up an "out of business" sign. (Needless to say, men fare much better.)....But not in France. Frenchwomen simply don't suffer from the same dramatic, post-40s slide into sexual obsolescence. Just 15 percent of Frenchwomen in their 50s and 27 percent in their 60s haven't had any sex in the past year, according to a 2004 national survey by France's Regional Health Observatory»

Huffington Post
Feb 28 2008

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

MY FAVORITE MOVIE: PIE IN THE SKY: THE BRIGID BERLIN STORY


«This, my friends, is the motherlode. Whatever Shelly Dunn Fremont’s and Vincent Fremont’s look at Brigid Berlin lacks in visual style or concise editing it more than makes up for in motormouth monologue power, courtesy of its subject, the woman from whom Warhol stole many of his best ideas. He profited off her use of Polaroids as art, though her one-copy book of cock self-portraits by famous men must be worth mega-millions. He ran with her obsessive use of the tape recorder, though nothing he did is as brilliant as her play Brigid Polk Strikes!, where she used a phone – broadcast over theater loudspeakers – to call friends of her rich right-wing parents (her dad was the boss of Patty Hearst's dad) to ask for abortion money, left during intermission in a taxi to collect the money, and then returned for the climactic final act: a phone argument with her mother (sample quote: “If you weren’t on drugs that night I’ll eat my hat!”). Whether imitating her mother and eternal sparring partner’s rants, wondering whether her maid is tall enough to dust the top shelves of her closet, or carefully weighing and talking incessantly about food – especially the title dessert -- Brigid Berlin is H-I-L-A-R-I-O-U-S. In this movie, the monster lurking around the corner and waiting to pounce on the heroine is a key lime pie at the corner deli. And once that pie attacks, look out!»

Reviewed by The San Francisco Bay Guardian.

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE US PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES WILL SELL THEIR INSPIRATIONAL SAYINGS AS RING TONES

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

Monday, February 25, 2008

POST WARHOL PREDICTION:IN THE FUTURE PORN STARS WILL BE THE NEW FACES OF COSMETIC COMPANIES

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RELAX IT'S JUST TELEVISION

«Before I was shot, I always thought that I was more half-there than all-there - I always suspected that I was watching TV instead of living life. Right when I was being shot and ever since, I knew that I was watching television.»

-Andy Warhol

SHOWING OFF FOR 15 MINUTES OF FAME

IMAGINARY DIARIES OF A POP ARTIST: DUMB & DUMBER

Feb 23 2008

Some cute 20 year old bodybuilder came to the office with a new book some college teacher just published. It's called «Effeminophobia and heterosexism in pro sports locker rooms». We both laughed. Are people really getting money to write dumb stuff like that? Before the left was attracting the smartest people. Now I guess it attract some of the dumbest. I mean and they wonder why the right is winning? The kid told me one day someone would realize I'm the best public intellectual model for the 21st century. He said I'm a great philosopher who just doesn't know it yet. What does it mean? I guess it was good cause he kissed me on the cheek and told me I could fuck him if I wanted.

POST WARHOL PREDICTION:IN THE FUTURE THE COLLEGE «PUBLISH OR PERISH» WILL BE KNOWN AS «PUBLISH AND PERISH»

Sunday, February 24, 2008

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


«That's why we love good looking people in our stores. Because good lookin people attract other good looking people and we want to market to cool, good looking people. We don't market to anyone other than that. Are we exclusionary? Absolutely. Those companies that are in trouble are trying to target everybody. Young, old, fat, skinny. But then you become totally vanilla. You don't alienate anybody but you don't excite anybody either».

-Mike Jeffries
Abercrombie & Fitch CEO

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

POST WARHOL PREDICTION:IN THE FUTURE PRODUCT PLACEMENT IN PORN MOVIES WILL BE THE HOTTEST TREND

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

«Like the measles love is most dangerous when it comes late in life».

-Lord Byron

«GEE, THAT'S GREAT!»


Warhol by Makos

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE A CELEBRITY MAGAZINE WILL WRITE: 8:03 AM: BRITNEY YAWN & STRECHES IN HER BED!

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

«X17's navarre said an exclusive shot of Britney would sell for about $10 000 in the US and generate thousands more in residuals. «She's the most expensive right now», he said. For Angelina for exemple you divide by two or even three to get the price». The average celebrity shot fetches $125 to $700 according to Scott Mc Kreman founder of ZUMA Press photo agency. He said residuals fees on exclusives can push the value of a unique Spears shot well past $100 000.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

«BEAUTY IS A SIGN OF INTELLIGENCE» -ANDY WARHOL

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE HOLLYWOOD STARS WILL FLASH THE RESULT OF THEIR PUSSY THIGHTENING SURGERY ON THE RED CARPET

«YOU WERE JUST WONDERFULLY.... AWFUL»

«I like the idea of giving someone 15 minutes of fame..and then actually taking it away. I do-I love it».

-Simon Cowell

«MY FAVORITE THING TO BUY IS UNDERWEAR»-ANDY WARHOL

POST WARHOL PREDICTION:IN THE FUTURE HOLLYWOOD STARS WILL FLASH THEIR NEW BOOBS ON THE RED CARPET SAYING: «ARMANI DID MY DRESS, DR COHEN DID MY BOOBS»

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

«One thing I've learned in all these years is not to make love when you really don't feel it: there's probably nothing worse you can do to yourself than that».

-Normand Mailer

Friday, February 22, 2008

15 MINUTES OF FAME EXPIRED!

IMAGINARY DIARIES OF A POP ARTIST: BEEF

Feb 22 2008

Gee, everywhere I go I see gay papy boomers with gray hair wearing baseball cap at sixty. Was it in Vogue? Why do they say gay men dress the best? I mean they just dress THE WORST. Saw a picture of Hillary on the Huffington Post and there were only women behind her. Are all these women doing that on purpose to make make sure she'll never win? Looked at a DVD about Beef in Hip Hop. They said Beef is everywhere in our culture now. I guess I should tell the kids I had a Beef with Wilhem De Kooning a long time ago. Maybe they would think I'm still in instead of this kind of weird looking old fairy.

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

LOVE LIFE

«You can think you know everything about somebody, and then you meet their girlfriend and realize:I didn't know them at all. For the first time you get to see the whole person ith their secret private life. It's just like watching an actor take off his makeup».

-Andy Warhol

Thursday, February 21, 2008

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE PLASTIC SURGERY/NON PLASTIC SURGERY ENHANCED WILL REPLACE SMOKING/NON SMOKING SECTIONS IN BARS & RESTAURANTS

«GEE, THAT'S GREAT!»


Artwork by Filippo Lippi

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

«A Will Smith or Johnny Depp gets an upfront $20m and then 20% of gross receipts when a film brings in more than $100m...According to Screen Digest the major studio's entire slate of 132 films from 2006 is set to lose 1.9 billion in cash over the five year cycle of cinema, DVD, TV and new media».

The Economist
Feb 24 2008

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

«For your best orgasm ever go vegetarian»

- Pamela Anderson

«MY FAVORITE THING TO BUY IS UNDERWEAR»-ANDY WARHOL

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

IMAGINARY DIARIES OF A POP ARTIST: LINDSAY LOHAN

Feb 20 2008

Oh, everybody's talking about those naked Lindsay Lohan pictures à la Monroe . Her mom said they were tastefully done. Before celebrities who posed nude used to say things like: «Oh, I did it for art». But it was bad because you always had some woman all dressed in black with very white skin asking weird questions like: Do you wanted it to be a tribute to Les Demoiselles d'Avignon?" or «Were you influenced by Courbet?» And then nobody understood, the celebrities were embarassed and fat women & 12 year old girls didn't wanted to buy the magazine because of those questions. Now it's great because actresses who take off their clothes just have to smile and journalist only have to say: I think your pictures are Greeeeeat». Everybody is happy with the answer and nobody got damaged hair because of stress. That's a great american thing. I guess all Young Hollywood wants to be Marylin Monroe now Why don't they want to be me?

POST WARHOL PREDICTION:WOMAN MAG: TAKE HIS COCK DEEPER IN YOUR MOUTH AND GET YOUR MAN...CLOSER TO YOU!

«BEAUTY IS A SIGN OF INTELLIGENCE» -ANDY WARHOL

EDITORIAL FOR THE 2008 AMERICAN ELECTION

«This country is so rich. And I think I see more homeless people on the street every month. How could we let this keep happening?»

-Andy Warhol

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE A PREGNANT HOLLYWOOD STAR WILL POSE NUDE WITH BABY FOOD ADS TATOOED ON HER BELLY

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Tuesday, February 19, 2008

KANYE WEST 15 MINUTES OF FAME

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

"Will and Grace" fans rejoice! The creative team behind the show, David Kohan, who is straight, and Max Mutchnick, who is gay, have signed a deal with ABC to create a new gay friendly comedy. The show will focus on the relationship of two men -- one straight, one gay -- who are both business partners and best friends. And unlike the sexually neutered Will Truman, the gay lead will be involved in a serious romantic relationship. The show will reflect the real life relationship of Kohan and Mutchnick who have been friends since highschool.
Source: www.bananaguide.com

POST WARHOL PREDICTION:IN THE FUTURE A PARIS HILTON LIVE EXHIBITION WILL BE CALLED« WAVING HAND AT THE CROWD AS ART»

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

I SHOT ANDY WARHOL

«Certainly the most outrageous was her unsolicited contribution to a few of Warhol’s “Marilyn” silk-screen paintings. In the fall of 1964 Ms. (Dorothy) Podber, a friend of the photographer and Warhol regular Billy Name, visited Warhol’s Factory on East 47th Street in Manhattan with her Great Dane (named Carmen Miranda or Yvonne De Carlo, depending on the account). Ms. Podber asked Warhol if she could shoot a stack of the “Marilyn” paintings; he apparently thought that she wanted to take pictures of them and consented.

But she produced a pistol and fired at them, penetrating three or four. One of them, “Shot Red Marilyn,” with a repaired bullet hole over the left eyebrow, sold for $4 million in 1989, at the time setting a record at auction for a Warhol work.»

-New York Times
Feb 19 2008

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

«I became the toast of London. A lot of people I met came from these really decadent families where the married men were gay and no one thought anything about it».

-Robert Mapplethorpe

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

Monday, February 18, 2008

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

«The average time users spend on social networking sites is on the decline and the once explosive growth of social networks have stagnated. In fact a certain Facebook fatigue has set in and users (reportedly Bill Gates ) are leaving the site deactivating their account. »In its heyday social networking was an activity now it may finally be turning into what at least Facebook according to its mission statement has always claimed to be: a utility».

cnet.com
Feb 17 2008

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

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE MAINSTREAM TV WILL BE SO DESPERATE IT WILL FEATURE MORBIDLY OBESE PEOPLE HAVING SEX ON PRIME TIME

Sunday, February 17, 2008

BEAUTY IN A PHOTOSHOP ERA

«Even beauties can be unattractive. If you catch a beauty in the wrong light at the right time, forget it. I believe in low lights and trick mirrors. I believe in plastic surgery».

-Andy Warhol

«GEE, THAT'S GREAT!»

LE TRIOMPHE DE LA VISION ANDY WARHOL

Si il y a une phrase que l'on entend souvent c'est bien la suivante: La littérature nous permet de réfléchir sur le monde. Tout le monde en conviendra. Mais pourquoi ne pense-t-on toujours qu'au seul roman littéraire comme ayant la capacité d'aiguiser notre compréhension du monde? Et ce dans un 21 unième siècle ou la culture de l'image et de l'instantanéité triomphe partout.À travers l'histoire de l'art ce ne sont pourtant pas les leçons de plusieurs individus majeurs qui manquent et qui permettent de mieux éclairer notre époque. Pour un le cas de l'artiste Andy Warhol est exemplaire. Aucun autre artiste n'a en effet prédit avec autant de justesse le monde culturel dans lequel nous baignons. Et aucun artiste ne recoupe une aussi intéressante carrière brouillant sans cesse les frontières de la droite et de la gauche politique.

À travers Warhol de nombreux aspects du monde contemporain sont présents voire décuplés. À commencer par celui du marketing. Tout au long de sa carrière cet artiste gai dandy n'a jamais fait semblant de ne pas être intéressé par la chose. Il disait un jour sous forme de boutade qu'il ne comprenait pas comment certains avait pu le considérer artiste underground dans les années 1960 puisque tout ce qu'il avait toujours voulu c'était se faire remarquer. Des artistes ils disaient qu'il était important pour eux de se trouver une bonne gallerie afin que la classe dirigeante les remarque tout en ajoutant que si votre promotion n'était pas faite de la bonne manière on n'allait pas se rappeler de vous. Et que dire de cette célèbre prédiction de Warhol faite en 1968 selon laquelle à l'avenir tout le monde serait «world famous for 15 minutes. Aujourd'hui le triomphe de YOU TUBE avec ses dizaines de milliers de vidéos téléchargés chaque jour de par le monde est la prophétie de Warhol devenue réalité.L'analyse de ses fréquentations passées est aussi fort éclairante. Dans les années 60 les artistes et marginaux étaient légion dans l'entourage de la Factory. De même que les drag queens. Puis par la suite quand il s'est mis à exécuter ses portraits de stars ou de grand financiers un pan de la gauche y a vu là une forme de trahison. À quelqu'un qui lui demanda alors ce qu'il faisait puisqu'il ne peignait plus et ne faisait plus de films il répondit qu'il ne faisait qu'aller à des partys. Un peu comme Paris Hilton ou Britney Spears aujourd'hui en quelque sorte. À un autre encore il répondit qu'il n'avait pas cesser de peindre puisqu'il se peignait les ongles chaque jour.Côté cash il disait que faire de l'argent est le plus fascinant des arts ajoutant que s'il avait commencé comme artiste de l'art il s'était par la suite davantage intéressé à faire de l'argent. On ne sera guère surpris qu'à sa mort en 1987 sa fortune personnelle était évaluée à 600 millions. Mais il poussait aussi l'ironie plus loin. En entrevue il disait qu'il souhaitait de l'argent pour tout le monde puis dans une autre soutenait qu'il ne fallait pas que tout le monde en ait parce que sinon ça deviendrait trop compliqué et on ne saurait plus de qui être jaloux ou de qui dire du mal.
La question du sexe chez lui est toute aussi fascinate. Warhol était convaincu que quatre choses font que l'on tombe en amour. Le visage, le corps, l'argent et la célébrité. Il affirmait alors que tout ce qui comptait était d'avoir une combinaison équivalente de ces éléments pour que cela puisse fonctionner en amour. Cependant s'il y avait trop d'écarts entre les divers éléments cela n'allait pas marcher.

De Warhol l'ex editeur du magazine Interview (de 1970 à 1983) Bob Colacello disait qu'ils se disputaient souvent ensemble au sujet de la politique Warhol se situant plus à gauche de ce dernier. Aujourd'hui encore Colacello imagine une autre divergence: «Andy aurait adoré ce qui se passe aujourd'hui, bien que moi je ne sois pas fou de cela...Je suis certain qu'Andy aimerait avoir Paris Hilton en couverture du magazine Interview mais je le lui déconseillerais. Il y a quelque chose de qui ne va pas dans notre culture quand les petites filles admirent quelqu'un dont la seule prétention à la célébrité est d'avoir fait un film porno. Il y a trop de personnes célèbres aujourd'hui qui n'ont pas vraiment accompli quelque chose d'important. C'est devenu hors de contrôle.»
Un autre élément révélateur du cas Warhol est certes le choix de sujet pour ses oeuvres. Bien sur les plus connues sont celles des années 1960. Celles qui de par leurs thèmes valent aujourd'hui à Warhol sa reconnaisance critque. Les séries telles «Most Wanted Man» ou encore «Dead and Disasters». Plus tard il devait pousser cette ironie en illustrant la faucille et le marteau symbole du communisme alors sur le déclin. Mais la plus grande leçon est ce que disait Warhol à propos du cinéaste Emile de Antonio lequel voyait dans ses oeuvres (dont sa préférée intitulée «Black Electric Chair») un fort commentaire social. Et Warhol d'ajouter. «That's funny» .Dans son ouvrage sur le monde de l'art Tom Wolfe avait déja moqué cette attitude si propre à un certain milieu artistique d'affecter une soi-disante révolte pour ne mieux qu'être récupéré par la suite. Aujourd'hui l'ironie entourant cette démarche est désormais à son apogée.

En ce 21 unième siècle l'omniprésence d'une certaine «Warhol attitude» est partout. À travers les visages de Marilyn aux couleurs criardes sur les robes de designer, à travers une collection de jeans Levi's inspiré par lui, à travers le culte de la célébrité instantanée hors du star systéme traditionel, etc. Or, dans tout cela son influence majeure reste le changement de perception du rôle de l'artiste envers les médias de masse. La position romantique de retrait né du mythe de Van Gogh, l'artiste génial et incompris a désormais maintenant complètement disparue. Et Warhol n'est pas sans y avoir été pour quelque chose. Pour le meilleur comme pour le pire...

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

POST WARHOL PREDICTION:IN THE FUTURE EXPECTING HOLLYWOOD STARS WILL SELL FETAL DEVELOPMENT WEEKLY IMAGES

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

«People magazine is poised to pay Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony between $4 million and $6 million for exclusive U.S rights to the first photos of their expected twins people familiar with the negotiations said last week».

-Ad Age
Feb 18 2008

«BEAUTY IS A SIGN OF INTELLIGENCE» -ANDY WARHOL

PHILOSOPHIE POUR LE 21unième SIÈCLE: ANDY WARHOL ET LE MONDE JUIF

Ayant une longue tradition de collectionneurs d'oeuvres d'art, il n'est guère surprenant de constater que ce sont majoritairement des hommes juifs qui furent associés à la carrière de Warhol. D'abord il y eut Irving Blum qui lui offrit sa première exposition, puis Ivan Karp et Léo Castelli. Plus tard Warhol devait en quelque sorte retourner l'ascenceur en produisant (suite à une commande) la série des dix juifs du 20ième siècle. Au nombre de ces portraits figurait celui de Franz Kafka souvent considéré comme l'un de ses meilleurs. Aujourd'hui encore cette tradition se poursuit chez de nouveaux collectionneurs juifs. De Laurence Graff à Londres en passant par David Geffen, Steven Cohen, Eli Broad à Los Angeles ou encore les frères Lauder héritiers de la célèbre fondatrice de l'empire des cosmétiques. Le nouvel enjeu? Faire preuve de vision à savoir lequel de ces nombreux prétendants au trône de successeur de Warhol tels Murakami, Koons ou Hirst aura su durer le mieux dans 30 ou 40 ans...

«GEE, THAT'S GREAT!»


Artwork by Arshile Gorky

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

«There's nothing better than good sex. But bad sex? A peanut butter and jelly sandwich is better than bad sex»

-Billy Joel

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: CULTURAL NEWS OF 2015...NOW!

JUNE 7 2015

YESTERDAY'S HOTTEST CULTURAL NEWS!

- BRITNEY SHOPPED AT CHANNEL, GUCCI, ARMANI AND BETSY JOHNSON.
- K-FED ATE A BEN & JERRY ICE CREAM
-JULIA ROBERTS BOUGHT FOR $100 000 AT SAKS
-ANGELINA JOLIE LOOKED AT A DIOR DRESS ON RODEO DRIVE
-NICOLE RICHIE DRANK A COFFEE WITHOUT SUGAR AT STARBUCKS!
-WHOOPIE GOLDBERG ATE A BURGER WITHOUT TOMATOES AT BURGER KING
-OPHRA GAINED ONE ONCE AFTER EATING A CRISPY CREAM DONUT TWO WEEKS AGO

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

IMAGINARY DIARIES OF A POP ARTIST: WHY DON'T THEY?

Feb 16 2008

Now everybody says Hillary is behind in the polls because of patriarchy. But I mean it's so dumb. It's like hearing Valerie Solanas once again. Men will vote for a woman president. Men will not vote for a woman president supported by women's groups. The Chippendale's dancers on The View were great. They should have gave Balbara Walters a lap dance. I wish they would wear beanies & caps with funky facial hair instead of bow-tie though. Younger women would pay them better and fairies would like the look better. And oh, Michael Bloomberg said cash rebates to stimulate the economy are like booze for alcoolics. That's great. It's like selling shoes to women who got already 100 pair they're not wearing so they could buy 100 pair more and keep the economy healthy. Isn't what the economy is all about? Went to the office. Worked on my new Hollywood baby bump serie.

Friday, February 15, 2008

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

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

Kanye West's upcoming U.S. tour will be sponsored by vodka firm Absolut. The rapper has dubbed the trek, which begins in Seattle, Washington on 16 April, "The Glow in the Dark Tour Ignited By Absolut 100." West says he's thrilled to stand alongside art and fashion icons like Andy Warhol and Tom Ford.

He explains, "This is a brand that has worked with the preeminent artists of the 20th century -- Tom Ford, Andy Warhol, Keith Haring, Helmut Newton. "These are individuals who have inspired me in my work, and I feel honored to be a part of this legacy."

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

B-BOY BATTLE FOR 15 MINUTES OF FAME

IMAGINARY DIARIES OF A POP ARTIST: MEN & WOMEN

Feb 10 2007

Oh, watched TV and there was this talk show where they asked people if they thought men or women were smarter. But it was so funny because everybody pretended to be attracted to each other because of intelligence. I mean ALL the women said they liked intelligent men. I don't understand it. The only reason men are fun to sleep with is because they're dumb. Why do they think they are so many gay & bisexual men? But the best line was from this old jewish lady. She said:« I always remembered the golden rule. Men are dumb. Women are hypocrites. And I never had any problem.» That was a great american thing to say.

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

«I don't exercise. If God had wanted me to bend over he would have put diamonds on the floor».

-Joan Rivers.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

«GEE, THAT'S GREAT!»

THE RELIGIOUS ART OF ANDY WARHOL

«In focusing on the explicitly religious themes that pop up throughout his career, Jane Daggett Dillenberger goes even further, making the case for a moral dimension to Warhol's work. In The Religious Art of Andy Warhol, she traces the roots of Warhol's recurring religious imagery to his upbringing as a Byzantine Catholic. She asserts that his faith never left him, even when it came into conflict with his sexuality and his immersion in the drug-soaked milieu of the New York underground. Most importantly, she sees Warhol's final series, which involved reworkings of Leonardo da Vinci's Last Supper, as "a kind of last will and testament."

Dillenberger is an emerita professor of visual arts and theology at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, Calif., and has written several books on Christian themes in art. Here, she takes her cue from John Richardson's eulogy for Warhol, delivered at a crowded memorial service at Saint Patrick's Cathedral on Apr. 1, 1987. Richardson presented the assembled mourners with surprising evidence of Warhol's spiritual commitment. He noted the artist's regular attendance at Mass, his service at a soup kitchen, his financial support of a nephew's religious vocation. Refuting the more common perception of Warhol as parasitic voyeur feeding off the self-destructive impulses of his followers, Richardson instead styled the deceased as a latter-day Prince Myshkin, Dostoyevsky's holy fool.

Dillenberger assumes the task of fleshing out this picture of Warhol's spiritual life, delving into biography and iconography for evidence of, as she terms it, "another Andy Warhol." She recounts Warhol's lifelong devotion to his devout Slovakian mother, the string of childhood illnesses which fed his morbid sensibility, and his continuing attachment to his mother's crucifixes and devotional pictures.»

Art in America
6/1/1999
Review of «The Religious Art of Andy warhol»

POST WARHOL PREDICTION:IN THE FUTURE MARKETERS WILL TEST CUM SHOT PROOF MAKEUP WITH LIVE DEMONSTRATION AT SUBURBAN STRIP MALL

Copyright by IVAN

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

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

«Auction house Bonhams on Tuesday organized the first sale dedicated solely to «street art» with works by American artist Keith Haring and Bansky who anonymously paints on London's walls....Bansky originally from Bristol Western England has attracted a global following with his graffiti paintings and his work has been bought by actress Angelina Jolie and singer Christina Aguilera among others»


Source: AFP Feb 5 2008

POST WARHOL PREDICTION:IN THE FUTURE A COSMETIC COMPANY WILL LAUNCH:«HD TV PROOF» EYE CONTOUR CREAM

Copyright by IVAN

«GEE, THAT'S GREAT!»


Artwork by Mel Ramos

PHILOSOPHIE POUR LE 21unième SIÈCLE: FAST FOOD

Warhol était fasciné par la question du fast food. Dans son livre de philosophie en 1973 il notait que Pékin et Moscou n'avaient alors rien de beau n'ayant pas encore de restaurants McDonald's. Par ailleurs, celui que certains encore aujourd'hui qualifient de simple «artiste fast food de la culture populaire» répondait sous forme de boutade lorsqu'on lui demandait:

Q-«Do you eat fast food?»
A-«I eat food fast»

Sans doute dirait-il aujourd'hui que l'ironie avec les restaurants de fast food actuels c'est qu'on n'y est toujours servi moins...rapidement qu'ailleurs.

Monday, February 11, 2008

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

POST WARHOL PREDICTION:IN THE FUTURE GAY BARS WILL LOOK LIKE SENIOR CITIZENS HANGOUTS

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

«Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing you will be successful».

-Albert Schweitzer

Sunday, February 10, 2008

THE BEAUTY OBSESSION

OH, YOU WOULD HAVE LOVED THE INTERNET!

«I'm the type who'd be happy not going anywhere as long as I was sure I knew exactly what was happening at the places I wasn't going to. I'm the type who'd like to sit home and watch every party that Im invited to on a monitor in my bedroom».

-Andy Warhol

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


The scent of a real man. Promising notes of "crumpled leaf", suede, metal, pepperwood, iris, vetiver, tonka bean and musks, perfume maker Etat Libre d'Orange has released a new scent that promises "not (to) disturb the odor of men." In other words, no matter how much you put on you'll still maintain what we in polite circles call stinky B.O.

The packaging will feature the erotic work by the late Touko Laaksonen, aka Tom of Finland.  Tom's work is easily recognizable for it's buff men with supersized pricks. In 40 years of creating art, Tom produced almost 3,500 illustrations.

Source: bananaguide.com

«GEE, THAT'S GREAT!»


Photo: Dave Lachapelle

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE AN AMERICAN COMMENTATOR WILL ASK: SHOULD HILLARY POLE DANCE TO GET BACK IN THE RACE?

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

«A narcissist is someone better looking than you are».

-Gore Vidal

Saturday, February 09, 2008

IN THE FUTURE EVERYONE WILL BE DIGITALLY FAMOUS FOR 15 SECONDS

THE BIRTH OF FAME

«...the concept of fame has been stretched almost to breaking point since it was literally first minted by Alexander the great in the 4th century BC. For placing his own portrait on his empire's coinage where previously there had only been images of the Gods, Alexander is often cited as the original self conscious seeker of fame».

-The Guardian
Jan 27 2002

POST WARHOL PREDICTION:IN THE FUTURE A WOMAN MAG CALLED «YOUR PUSSY» WILL OFFER BEAUTY TIPS & THE LATEST FASHION IN VAGINAL CONTOUR DESIGN

Copyright by IVAN

PHILOSOPHIE POUR LE 21unième SIÈCLE: ANDY WARHOL ET LES ROBOTS

Andy Warhol disait souvent qu'il aurait aimé être un robot. On avait même tenté dans les années 1980 d'en faire un à partir de sa personne. Or à l'avenir les robots feront sans doute leur apparition dans tous les domaines même là ou on les attend le moins. À tel point que des modèles seront si sensoriellement identiques aux humains qu'ils remplaceront les prostituées faisant du même coup disparaître le plus vieux métier du monde. Quant à lui un robot Andy Warhol répétant «Gee» ou «That's great» trônera au milieu de Times Square tenant dans sa main le produit in du moment.

Thursday, February 07, 2008

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

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

«Christie's auction last night part of a marathon of February sales of impressionist to contemporary art totaled 72.9 million pounds ($142 million) with fees and missed its low estimates before comissions. Just 37 of 54 lots sold or 69 percent the lowest seen at a Christie's contemporary art auction in London since june 2003».

-Bloomberg
Feb 8 2008

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE AN EMPTY ROOM ART EXHIBITION CALLED «LE VIDE» WILL SELL FOR 50 MILLIONS

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

«GEE, THAT'S GREAT!»


Art Cart by BILLY

IMAGINARY DIARIES OF A POP ARTIST: WOULD YOU PREFER TO EAT KRAFT DINNER WITH HILLARY OR OBAMA?

Feb 6 2008

I like the way people answer political surveys. They're always asked questions like «what would be best for the country now?» or «which candidate would you like to have dinner with?». Now people are asked if it would be better to have a first black president or a first woman president. So you got 95% of people who accept to answer a question about image and not issues and later the same 95% will complain the candidates didn't talk about the real issues during the campaign because they were only concerned with image. That's great. They should ask from which candidate they would like to get a blow job. I mean all the journalists & intellectuals would pretend to be offended but everybody would learn much more that way. Went to the drugstore and there was this guy bleeding heavily and almost to the point of collapsing in front of the counter. And the girl kept smiling telling him :«I' m sorry we no longer have this medication now. Do you want us to call you back in two weeks»? That was a great american answer.

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

«BEAUTY IS A SIGN OF INTELLIGENCE» -ANDY WARHOL

IMAGINARY DIARIES OF A POP ARTIST: WHAT IS A LIBERAL?

Feb 4 2008

Oh, I don't know who I am now. They used to call me a liberal in the sixties because I was doing all that alternative stuff but now they call me conservative because I hang out with rich people. I don't understand it. Why do they say Hollywood billionaires are liberal? I guess artists should live like Picasso used to say: «I want to live like a poor man with a lot of money». Also it was easier to know who was liberal and who was conservative back in the fifties. Liberal women were young and cute and conservatives women were conservatives because they were old and needed to marry fat bald men with money to pay for their cosmetics products and plastic surgery. Now the only difference left is that conservatives men fuck younger wifes and liberal men are stuck with their old feminist ones. Went to the office and worked on my Best of the Worst new American Idol serie.

Monday, February 04, 2008

POST WARHOL PREDICTION:IN THE FUTURE A CELEBRITY MAGAZINE WILL WRITE: BRITNEY TO BECOME THE NEW OBAMA GIRL ON YOU TUBE!

Sunday, February 03, 2008

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

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