Monday, March 31, 2008

«I THINK EVERYONE SHOULD BE BUGGED ALL THE TIME..BUGGED AND PHOTOGRAPHED» -ANDY WARHOL

«THERE'S NO COUNTRY IN THE WORLD THAT LOVES «RIGHT NOW» LIKE AMERICA DOES - ANDY WARHOL

Andy Roddick engaged to swimsuit model.

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MADONNA ON NEW YORK: MISSING WARHOL, HARING & CIE

"It's not the exciting place it used to be. It still has great energy; I still put my finger in the socket. But it doesn't feel alive, cracking with that synergy between the art world and music world and fashion world that was happening in the 80s. A lot of people died."

Vanity Fair
May 2008

«I LOVE LOS ANGELES. I LOVE HOLLYWOOD. THEY'RE BEAUTIFUL. EVERYBODY'S PLASTIC» -ANDY WARHOL

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

«The height of cleverness is to be able to conceal it.»

-Francois de La Rochefoucauld.

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

Former 'N Sync star JC Chasez says he's sick of online speculation that he and "Gossip Girl" hunk Chace Crawford are lovers according to People.com.The 31-year-old Chasez -- who once dated Eva Longoria -- says, "I'm a straight guy and I'm allowed to have guy friends."

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

«THERE'S NO COUNTRY IN THE WORLD THAT LOVES «RIGHT NOW» LIKE AMERICA DOES - ANDY WARHOL

Jennifer Anniston hooks up with Orlando Bloom?

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POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE A NEW HOLLYWOOD RELIGION WILL OFFER GIFT BAGS TO EVERY NEW CONVERT

Sunday, March 30, 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

The New Yorker set Eric Alterman loose on the declining American newspaper industry. "Until recently, newspapers were accustomed to operating as high-margin monopolies. To own the dominant, or only, newspaper in a mid-sized American city was, for many decades, a kind of license to print money. In the Internet age, however, no one has figured out how to rescue the newspaper in the U.S. or abroad," he writes. "Newspapers have created Web sites that benefit from the growth of online advertising, but the sums are not nearly enough to replace the loss in revenue from circulation and print ads." Are models like blog/news mash up The Huffington Post the future of news?

AdAge
march 27 2008

«GEE, THAT'S GREAT!»

Artwork by David Salle

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE THE NEW TREND WILL BE UPSCALE FAST FOOD CHAIN HIRING ONLY MALE MODELS

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

«Art produces ugly things which frequently become more beautiful with time. Fashion, on the other hand, produces beautiful things which always become ugly with time.»

-Jean Cocteau

«I THINK EVERYONE SHOULD BE BUGGED ALL THE TIME..BUGGED AND PHOTOGRAPHED» -ANDY WARHOL

POST WARHOL PREDICTION:THE FUTURE OF TEETH WHITENING PRODUCTS: «THIS SCREAMING ORGASM SCENE BROUGHT TO YOU BY... (AD SPACE)

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

PIERPONT MORGAN and Ron Jeremy wouldn't seem to have much in common at first glance — save for a certain flair with facial hair and similar views on applied contract law. "I don't want a lawyer to tell me what I cannot do; I hire them to tell me how to do what I want to do," the legendary financier is reputed to have said. A century later, not much has changed, the legendary adult film star recently confirmed. "The mainstream business is far more cutthroat than the porn business," Jeremy was quoted as saying. "In porn, almost everything is done with verbal contracts and word of honor. In the mainstream, you can sign a contract an inch thick and still get screwed over."

-Smartmoney.com
March 28 2008

Saturday, March 29, 2008

«THERE'S NO COUNTRY IN THE WORLD THAT LOVES «RIGHT NOW» LIKE AMERICA DOES - ANDY WARHOL

No wedding for Brad and Angelina..

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«PERSONNALY I LOVED PORNO AND BOUGHT LOTS OF IT ALL THE TIME» -ANDY WARHOL

PHILOSOPHIE POUR LE 21unième SIÈCLE: AMOUR

L'amour sans le sexe peut facilement être aussi excitant que le sexe sans amour.

STARS ARE LIKE US!

«Warhol who loved to see the stars looking radiant also loved to see them looking rotten. He liked to deconstruct celebrity and nothing amused him more than to catch them with their mouth open and a big piece of meat on the fork. «Open wide Mick»

Glenn O'Brien.

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

BODYBUILDING BACK THEN

«I became very good friend with Andy Warhol and used to hang out at the (Factory) Studio in the 70's because he was a big believer in bodybuilding and (like other hip celebrities) helped get bodybuilding out of the dungeon to make it a hip activity to do».

-Arnold Schwarzenegger

THE TRUTH IS A PARADOX

«Perhaps I instinctively identify with Andy Warhol not just because of his father's death (my grandfather's) but because he has insisted upon superficiality while others, as they suggest depth, in fact are willing only to present surfaces to to other people».

Joyce Carol Oates
Journal
Nov 22 1979

SHOWING OFF FOR 15 MINUTES OF....

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

PARIS (AFP) — Original comic book artwork, from the boy adventurer Tintin to the cowboy Lucky Luke, is breaking into the European fine art market, fetching ever higher prices at auction, experts say.

A 1932 oil painted for by the Belgian author Herge for the cover of "Tintin in America" is the star item at a one-off sale of 650 comic originals Saturday in Paris, with a starting price of 280,000 euros (440,000 dollars)."A museum piece. Sublime," writes the Artcurial gallery and auction house, which is organising the sale, in its catalogue. The Tintin is expected to beat the world record set last year by Yugoslav-born French science fiction artist Enki Bilal with an illustration from his 1994 work "Blue Blood", which sold for 177,000 euros.

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

«As the age of television progresses the Reagans will be the rule, not the exception. To be perfect for television is all a President has to be these days.»

- Gore Vidal

«I THINK EVERYONE SHOULD BE BUGGED ALL THE TIME..BUGGED AND PHOTOGRAPHED» -ANDY WARHOL

LEARNING A GOOD LESSON

«One of the first lesson I learned as a Warhol employee was that when we were at parties in the evening, we were working».

-Glenn O'Brien

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: THE FUTURE OF FIRMING CREAM ADS:«THESE BOOTY SHAKING BITCHES BROUGHT TO YOU BY...(AD SPACE)

Friday, March 28, 2008

«MORE THAN ANYTHING PEOPLE JUST WANT STARS»- ANDY WARHOL

POST WARHOL PREDICTION:IN THE FUTURE AN AMERICAN SURVEY WILL ASK:«WOULD YOU BUY A MADONNA-JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE SEX TAPE?»

Copyright by IVAN

LOVE IN THE 21ST CENTURY

«What we're looking for is someone who doesn't live there, just pays for it»

-The Philosophy of Andy Warhol

WAR: WHAT IS IT GOOD FOR?

«But tell me why is that everybody is so good-looking now. In the fifties there were really good-looking people and then all the rest who weren't. Today, everybody is at least attractive. How did it happen? Is it because there's no wars to kill the beauties?»

-The Andy Warhol Diaries
August 16 1982

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

«The poverty from which I have suffered could be diagnosed as "Soho" poverty. It comes from having the airs and graces of a genius and no talent.»

-Quentin Crisp

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

Spending on alternative media hit $73.43 billion in 2007, a 22% increase over the previous year, and will continue to grow, according to PQ Media's Alternative Media Forecast.

AdAge.com
March 26 2008

Thursday, March 27, 2008

«GEE, THAT'S GREAT!»

Artwork by Jasper Johns

WHY WE HAVE PEREZ HILTON TODAY...

Although only one of the most famous group of Pop artists was gay (Warhol), the new art's connection with the work of earlier gay artists such as Rauschenberg and Johns is clear.

Furthermore, during the early 1960s the straight world was beginning to discover the camp sensibility (exemplified by the 1964 publication of Susan Sontag's "Notes on Camp"). Because camp was seen as the triumph of style over substance, when the Pop artists elevated their reviled media images to the arena of "high art," they paralleled the camp celebration of and commitment to the marginal. Pop's self-consciousness about style in both "low" and "high" art inextricably linked it to camp, and resulted in numerous homophobic attacks on Pop and its practitioners.

This resistance by the art world establishment did not prevent the public from enjoying and collecting Pop Art. The Pop artists achieved quick financial success (much to the dismay of the staunchly heterosexual Abstract Expressionists) and soon assumed canonical status in art history.

Its affinities with the camp sensibility have always provided Pop with a substantial gay audience. Pop has subsequently had a significant influence on later art and artists, opening the doors for everything from Photorealism in the 1970s to the ironic examination of the mundane that has dominated much contemporary art.

www.glbtq.com

POST WARHOL PREDICTION:WOMAN MAG:HOW TO MINIMIZE YOUR EXPRESSIONS WRINKLES WHEN LEARNING YOUR MAN IS NOT AS RICH AS YOU THOUGHT!

SHOWING OFF FOR 15 MINUTES OF....

PHILOSOPHIE POUR LE 21unième SIÈCLE: ECONOMIE

J'adore l'idée que lorsqu'une économie va bien, il y a perdu dans les statistiques et pourcentages dont se glorifient politiciens et économistes quelqu'un quelque part, qui ait décidé d'acheter deux vagins artificiel en plastique plutôt qu'un...

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

"I'm not sure I can sing 'Holiday' or 'Like A Virgin' ever again.».... "I just can't – unless somebody paid me like $30 million or something. Like if some Russian guy wants me to come to the wedding he's going to have to a 17-year-old, you know it."

-Madonna

«MORE THAN ANYTHING PEOPLE JUST WANT STARS»- ANDY WARHOL

POST WARHOL PREDICTION:IN THE FUTURE POLE DANCERS WILL REPLACE RING GIRLS AT BOXING EVENTS

Copyright by IVAN

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

“I'd love to sell out completely. It's just that nobody has been willing to buy.”

-John Waters

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

«THERE'S NO COUNTRY IN THE WORLD THAT LOVES «RIGHT NOW» LIKE AMERICA DOES - ANDY WARHOL

Kimora Lee files from divorce from Russell Simmons.

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Wednesday, March 26, 2008

IMAGINARY DIARIES OF A POP ARTIST: SEXY

March 26 2008

Gee, everything is about being sexy now. I mean Gianni Versace used to tell me that any man just have to wear a nice shirt and roll up the sleeves to be sexy, but now it's like everything has to be sexy all the time: Sexy dress, sexy hair, sexy shoes, sexy car, sexy sofa, etc. What's next? An article about the «Ten sexiest can openers ever»? Chris Crocker said he's disapointed Britney didn't like his video. But I mean...He shouldn't worry too much though. They say the «in» thing now in Hollywood is to have homeless fans. I should have kept all those crazy fans from the sixties. I would be «in» now.

«MORE THAN ANYTHING PEOPLE JUST WANT STARS»- ANDY WARHOL

POST WARHOL PREDICTION:IN THE FUTURE A LONDON ART DEALER WILL ASK DAMIEN HIRST TO PAINT «TEN JEWS OF THE 21st CENTURY»

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

«Unlike the subjects of his many of his famous portraits from the 1960s and 1970s, Warhol never met a single one of his Jewish “sitters.” All the images in the exhibit were taken from random sources ranging from passport photos to film stills, which are on display next to the portraits. Some of the portraits are also accompanied by preparatory drawings and collages. The source photographs, drawings and collages have not been exhibited alongside the portraits until now.

Revisiting Warhol’s Jews was an important and worthy exercise—especially considering how much more playful Jewish culture has become in the U.S. since 1980. The idea that the religious iconography is inseparable from the pop culture in which it resides no longer seems controversial—well, maybe a little bit.»

Heeb magazine
March 26 2008

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

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

«It’s not really easy to date. It’s easy to get laid, though. But I’m a better fuck than a boyfriend, I suppose. I’m too much to handle for these people. Say I do an event at a club or something, they're all star-fuckers. Which is OK. I’m fine with being used for a night.»

Chris «Leave Britney Alone» Crocker.

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: FUTURE OF ADVERTISING: THIS ORGASMIC SOUND EFFECT BROUGHT TO YOU BY...(AD SPACE)

ANDY WARHOL & KEITH HARING

«Of course, by the time Haring appeared, Andy Warhol was already the pop of Pop. And Pittsburgh isn't all these two very American artists had in common. Both were prolific, dared to create all over the place, and had the audacity to be informal and casual-seeming about art, which misled critics already determined to find them frivolous. Both were gay and - perhaps, at some level, because of that - had an extra drive to be anointed as popular and famous. Haring didn't have Warhol's range, or complexity, or genius at getting under the skin of the culture. But one could say that Haring 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, behavior, 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.»

Vanity Fair
July 1997

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

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

The Museum of Contemporary Art of Lyon is presenting one of the biggest exhibitions ever organized in France in homage to Keith Haring, an emblematic figure of the New York art scene of the 1980s, who would have been 50 in 2008. This exceptional exhibition has been entrusted to the Italian curator Gianni Mercurio and is being organized in close collaboration with the Keith Haring Foundation in New York. It presents an unprecedented ensemble of works from the most important American and European collections, both public and private.

Artdaily.org
March 25 2008

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

POST WARHOL PREDICTION:IN THE FUTURE A COSMETIC COMPANY WILL LAUNCH:« NECK LENGHTENING CREAM»

«THERE'S NO COUNTRY IN THE WORLD THAT LOVES «RIGHT NOW» LIKE AMERICA DOES - ANDY WARHOL

Britney scored record ratings for «How I met your mother».

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«GEE, THAT'S GREAT!»


Artwork by Jerome Bosch

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: WOMAN MAG:BE A SEX GENIUS! GIVE YOUR MAN A NAKED TRAMPOLINE SHOW AND MAKE YOUR BOOBS LOOK BIGGER!

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

«I think there's something incredibly sexy about a woman wearing her boyfriend's T-shirt and underwear.»

-Calvin Klein

Monday, March 24, 2008

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

FROM WARHOL TO ASHLEY ALEXANDRA DUPRE

«Back in 1968, another American futurist, the wealthy conceptual artist Andy Warhol, suggested that in the future "everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes". What Warhol forgot to add was that in the internet age, this fame would not be accompanied with any pecuniary profit. Fame in the digital age is valueless; it can't be cashed at the bank.

Ten days ago, a 22-year-old aspiring musician called Ashley Alexandra Dupré outed herself as the prostitute who, for an hourly rate of $1,000, sold her services to the-then Governor of New York, Eliot Spitzer. For 15 minutes, Dupré became world famous. On the day of her confession, the young woman's MySpace page got 7 million hits, with 3 million people listening to her song, "What We Want". But this ephemeral notoriety hasn't translated into sales for the unsigned artist and it's doubtful that her 15 minutes of global fame earned the amateur musician any more cash than 15 minutes of professional work that she did for Eliot Spitzer.»

-The Independant
march 24 2008

«MORE THAN ANYTHING PEOPLE JUST WANT STARS»- ANDY WARHOL

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

Hillary Rodham Clinton was in the White House on at least seven days when her husband had sexual encounters with Monica Lewinsky, according to the first lady's calendars released Wednesday.

Associated Press
March 20 2008

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE JEFF KOONS WILL MAKE A CRYING CHRIS CROCKER SCULPTURE

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

«THERE'S NO COUNTRY IN THE WORLD THAT LOVES «RIGHT NOW» LIKE AMERICA DOES - ANDY WARHOL

TMZ has learned that "AI" wannabeen David Hernandez has come to the Big Apple to audition for the cast of Broadway's "Rent." Hey -- beats strippin' for a livin'

March 24 2008
8:31 am

GEE, YOU LOOK GREEEAT!

«But no matter how perfectly someone's got their public personality going, it's never as good as their real life. You never get to hear that some parts of being «successful» aren't so great, or that the «overnight success» took working like a dog all the time for twenty years, or that someone who's doing really well on the outside is working like crazy to overcome lots of problems on the inside»

-Andy Warhol.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

«MORE THAN ANYTHING PEOPLE JUST WANT STARS»- ANDY WARHOL

BOB COLACELLO

«A few days after the Voice ran my rave review of Andy Warhol's Trash, an X-rated saga about hustlers, junkies, and transvestites, I received a call from its director, Paul Morrissey, who said that Andy loved the review and wanted me to write for their new magazine, Interview. I was ecstatic to think that the hippest artist of our time had even glanced at something I had written; my mother and father were considerably less enthusiastic about this turn of events, though they soon came around to the idea of my working for the Pope of Pop when I told them that Governor Nelson Rockefeller had stopped by the Factory to look at paintings one afternoon when I was handing in a review.»

-Bob Colacello
Former Interview magazine editor.

PHILOSOPHIE POUR LE 21unième SIÈCLE: AMOUR AVEUGLE

Si l'amour est aveugle, n'est-il pas encore plus important de toucher?

«BEAUTY IS A SIGN OF INTELLIGENCE» -ANDY WARHOL

«THERE'S NO COUNTRY IN THE WORLD THAT LOVES «RIGHT NOW» LIKE AMERICA DOES - ANDY WARHOL

Kevin Federline celebrates his birthday in Las Vegas

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POST WARHOL PREDICTION: WOMAN MAG: HOW TO TOSS YOUR GORGEOUS LOCKS WITH STYLE WHEN SUCKING ON BOTH SIDES OF HIS SHAFT!

«GEE, THAT'S GREAT!»


Artwork by Hans Memlinc

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

"Some directors think that it is better to have straight men in gay porn," said Jeffrey Escoffier, who writes about gay culture, politics and history. "They have less trouble getting erections."Last night at 19 University Place, Escoffier discussed gender and sexuality in porn while specifically focusing on his work studying the "gay for pay" phenomenon in which straight men perform in gay porn films. From his interviews with people in the industry, Escoffier has found that 25 to 40 percent of porn actors are "gay for pay».

-Washington Square News
March 6 2008

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

«It is great to be a blonde. With low expectations it's very easy to surprise people.»

-Pamela Anderson

Saturday, March 22, 2008

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

POST WARHOL PREDICTION:IN THE FUTURE CHRIS CROCKER WILL STAR IN A POST WARHOLIAN SCREEN TEST AT A CONTEMPORARY MUSEUM OF ART

FROM WARHOL TO YOU TUBE CELEBRITIES

«It’s been six months since a sobbing plea on YouTube rocketed the then-19-year-old from Internet cult status to internationally-recognized icon. Yes kids, I said “icon.” A decade or so from now, we’ll look back at this point in online community’s juvenilia,  and it’ll be Chris we’ll look to for context. For proof, look no further than the “Leave Britney Alone!” cameo appearance in the recent pop culture movie spoof, “Meet the Spartans.”

Chris (Crocker) and his regularly-posted YouTube commentaries are the next generation of Andy Warhol’s cult of personality, in which small gestures become monumental. Unlike Warhol, the 20-year-old Chris belongs to a media-saavy generation that instinctively knows how to work a camera.  Like other YouTube celebrities, Chris uses this young medium to become his own media outlet of which he’s not the product, but a mirror or a lens.

MSNBC
march 21 2008

«THERE'S NO COUNTRY IN THE WORLD THAT LOVES «RIGHT NOW» LIKE AMERICA DOES - ANDY WARHOL

Angelina Jolie, who played the wife of slain journalist Daniel Pearl in a film last year, gave $100,000 to a foundation in his honor. The movie itself only made $9 mil.

-TMZ
March 22
10:50 am

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

BLOGGING IS TIME CAPSULE FOR THE 21st CENTURY

IMAGINARY DIARIES OF A POP ARTIST: HAPPINESS

Marc 22 2008

Read the news. They say they found the happiness gene. Some 50% of people got it others don't. That's good because in the future no money will be lost on bad marketing. They will just find who are the unhappy 50% and then sell them 100 pair of shoes and bags instead of 10 and no longer waisting their time with useless «genetically happy» people. But I guess it will really change a lot of other things too. Before a woman jealous of another one would say: Ok, she's beautiful, but she's dumb". But now one can no longer say that because all the beautiful people are smart and all the ugly ones are dumb. Only artists now are average beautiful or average ugly. I mean, that's why they're artists. So with this new gene thing ugly women will be able to say: I'm not like Angelina but I got the happiness gene and she doesn't» That will keep her shopping for even more magazines with Angelina on the cover. That's great! Went to the office. Worked on my J.LO portrait with babies.

RIGHT ON!

«In the course of the seventies, European critics became far more interested in the Flower pictures and the Disasters, which they could safely regard as Goyaesque. Hence the incomparably strange critical incarnation of Andy Warhol as a warrior of the class struggle in the interpretive work of many critics. To imagine that one might find some hidden subtext of revolutionary socialism in the work of Andy Warhol must have struck many other gay men like myself as particularly absurd and fanciful. And, ultimately, insulting, insofar as it sustained a continued refusal to engage with the most glaringly obvious motif in Warhol's career--his homosexuality.»

Marc Siegel
Art Journal
Spring 2003

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: CELEB MAG:NOT SEEN SINCE ONE WEEK! DID KATIE EAT BABY SURI?

Friday, March 21, 2008

«MORE THAN ANYTHING PEOPLE JUST WANT STARS»- ANDY WARHOL

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

«Don't cry for Ingrid Sischy. After she abruptly departed her eighteen-year position as editor-in-chief of Interview magazine, and her girlfriend Sandra Brant (you remember her – she used to be married to Peter Brant) sold her half-ownership stake in the parent company Brant Publications, people were wondering what she was going to do with her life. After all, for nearly two decades her name was synonymous with Andy Warhol's gritty, authentic magazine. But it turns out she's had a great plan all along! Condé Nast HR mouthpiece WWD tells us that both Sischy and Brant will be international editors of Italian, Spanish, and German versions of Vanity Fair.»

-New York magazine
17/3/2008

«THERE'S NO COUNTRY IN THE WORLD THAT LOVES «RIGHT NOW» LIKE AMERICA DOES - ANDY WARHOL

Lindsay Lohan sex tape rumors not true

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MODELING FOR 15 MINUTES OF FAME

POST WARHOL PREDICTION:IN THE FUTURE THE FEDERAL RESERVE WILL BAIL OUT CHRISTIE'S & SOTHEBY'S

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

«It is no secret that the Chinese contemporary art market is blistering hot, but outsiders have little idea of the murky ways the market's players have been cashing in for the last few years. With hundreds of millions of dollars at stake, China's high-earning artists, speculators, middlemen and critics have come up with some creative ways to manufacture demand. Artists are mass-producing paintings, auction houses are working with artists and dealers to juice up prices, and artists are paying for praise and exhibitions to build up their brands. If it were penny stocks being peddled, all this would go under the label of market manipulation. In the art world it's business as usual. Is there any law to stop a painter from bidding on his own artwork in order to create feverish demand? There isn't.»

-Forbes
4/7/8

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

«Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.»

-Oscar Wilde.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

«THE WORLD FASCINATES ME»- ANDY WARHOL

«THERE'S NO COUNTRY IN THE WORLD THAT LOVES «RIGHT NOW» LIKE AMERICA DOES - ANDY WARHOL

Paris signs autographs in South Africa.

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POST WARHOL PREDICTION:WOMAN MAG:«HAVE YOUR MAN COME ON YOUR FACE & GET YOUR SKIN LOOKING AWESOME: TEN TIPS FOR YOU!»

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

PHILOSOPHIE POUR LE 21unième SIÈCLE: LOI DE L'ATTRACTION

On dit que les hommes plus agés sont attirés par les femmes plus jeunes parce que leur jeunesse indique qu'elles sont davantage en mesure de lui assurer une descendance. Je me demande pourquoi tant d'hommes de 60 ans courent après les gars de vingt ans...

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

The Material Girl, who turns 50 this year, will release one song a day from Hard Candy, her eighteenth full-length album, in the week leading up to its retail release on April 28.Seven of the eleven tracks will be available for Vodafone customers to buy for about 99p each. They can be downloaded for 24 hours before being replaced by the next track.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

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

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE A CELEBRITY MAGAZINE WILL WRITE: MILEY CYRUS LIKES PIZZA! DO YOU F@** CARE?

THE GROWING IRRELEVANCE OF CELEBRITY GOSSIP

«And two weeks ago, venerable gossip Liz Smith ended one of her syndicated newspaper columns by quoting a producer of a celebrity-driven television show as observing, "There's nothing going on in celebrity land. There's no news, no gossip, no scandal. The Oscars showed how dull things are. People are only interested in politics." Smith herself wondered if the slackening appetite for star news wasn't also about the fact that "we are being dished up loads of stuff about people we have never heard of and don't care about."

-Rebecca Treister
Salon
March 19 2008

«MORE THAN ANYTHING PEOPLE JUST WANT STARS»- ANDY WARHOL

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

Doll company Herobuilders has created an 8-inch tall Barack Obama doll. Unlike the life-sized version, the creepy looking, pint-sized presidential hopeful does not come with a guarantee to bring about real change in Washington.

-TMZ
March 19 2008

THE PHILOSOPHER

«The Philosophy of Andy Warhol is arguably the artist's most important book. Divided into sections covering broad topics such as love, fame, beauty, and economics, this work is an amazing combination of memoir and philosophy, which ultimately paints a portrait of a highly odd man who gravitates to the simplest of pleasures while viewing the world from a perspective that is somehow both disarmingly innocent and ruthlessly accurate. It is also an extremely revealing look at the mental and emotional processes of one of recent history's most original artistic thinkers.»

-The Guardian
Jan 16 2008

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

LOOKING AT AMERICA

«I mean, the fact that I put out a book like this is this notion… the idea of popular; making things easy and accessible and to make people understand that time in history. I’m a by-product of that whole period, weather it was him or further back, Man Ray, or all the different artists that were around at the time… we were all a product of that moment. He stands out because he was so visual -- not only in terms of the way he looked, but in the way he referenced American art exclusively. He didn’t look to Europe for inspiration; he looked at America.»

-Christopher Makos

POST WARHOL PREDICTION:IN THE FUTURE A COSMETIC COMPANY WILL LAUNCH «PUSSY LIPS PLUMPER»

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«GEE, THAT'S GREAT!»

POST WARHOL PREDICTION:IN THE FUTURE JOAN MIRO WILL BE THE MOST EXPENSIVE ARTIST IN THE WORLD

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

Every year Artprice compiles a ranking of artists based on the total revenue generated by public sales of each artist's work, with Pablo Picasso invariably taking the number one position on the market podium. Not so in 2007: after nearly 10 years, the champion of modern art has been dethroned by the guru of Pop art, Andy Warhol.

Second in 2006, Warhol became the global market leader in 2007.More than just one name replacing another, this 'event' reflects a veritable sea-change in the auction world. While in the 1990s the very pinnacle of the art market belonged to the impressionists, particularly Auguste Renoir and Claude Monet, and then, after 2000, to the moderns with Pablo Picasso and Gustave Klimt, today, and possibly for some time to come, the market has hoisted contemporary art to the summit of the pyramid.

In 2006, the only members of the contemporary segment among the top 10 artists were Warhol, Lichtenstein and Willem de Kooning, representing Pop art and American abstract expressionism. In 2007, the contemporary presence considerably broadened with the arrival of Francis Bacon, Mark Rothko and Jean-Michel Basquiat.

«BEAUTY IS A SIGN OF INTELLIGENCE» -ANDY WARHOL

«THERE'S NO COUNTRY IN THE WORLD THAT LOVES «RIGHT NOW» LIKE AMERICA DOES - ANDY WARHOL

Backstreet Boy A.J. McLean Goes Solo.

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WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

«I'd like to live as a poor man with lots of money.»

-Pablo Picasso

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

«MORE THAN ANYTHING PEOPLE JUST WANT STARS»- ANDY WARHOL

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

Jerry Saltz, art critic for the Village Voice in New York, has complained: "At no time in the last 50 years has what an art critic writes had less effect on the market than now." Whatever he writes, Saltz believes, has no effect. Might as well shrug and walk away. I just wonder why a critic even cares that their writing has such a negligible influence on the market.»

-The Guardian
March 18 2008

POST WARHOL PREDICTION:THE FUTURE OF MALE IMPOTENCE PILL: «THIS ASS SCREWING SCENE BROUGHT TO YOU BY...(AD SPACE)

Monday, March 17, 2008

«GEE, THAT'S GREAT!»

FROM UNDERGROUND FILMS TO A GREAT HIP HOP MOVIE

«I was basically inspired by the way that Andy Warhol would cast these really wild real-life characters into his films, only to let their strange interactions become the theme of his movies.»

-Charles Ahearn
Director of «Wild Style»

PHILOSOPHIE POUR LE 21unième SIÈCLE: CYNISME

Tout de même savoureux de constater que ce qui définit aujourd'hui le mieux ce début de 21unième siècle est une forme de cynisme que n'aurait pas renié Oscar Wilde. Lui-même qui disait d'ailleurs que le propre d'un cynique c'est de connaître le prix de tout mais la valeur de rien. Difficile d'imaginer description plus juste de notre monde actuel...

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

Know someone who loves skateboarding and pop art? Well, we have the perfect birthday gift idea - the MHL Andy Warhol-themed skateboard decks.No, they don't feature images of Elizabeth Taylor, Marilyn Monroe and soup cans. Instead, they go for more leftfield designs  - Warhol's 1986 camouflage series of prints, each one with a Warhol signature and authentication.

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

POST WARHOL PREDICTION:IN THE FUTURE A COSMETIC COMPANY WILL LAUNCH: TEETH WHITENER FOR CATS & DOGS

«THERE'S NO COUNTRY IN THE WORLD THAT LOVES «RIGHT NOW» LIKE AMERICA DOES - ANDY WARHOL

Mariah Carey snapped at a NY paparazzo this weekend -- accusing him of trying to get an ugly shot of her.

TMZ
March 17 2008
9:14am
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Sunday, March 16, 2008

À LA WARHOL...

“Picasso had his pink period and his blue period. I am in my blonde period right now.”

-Hugh Hefner
Playboy Founder

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

POST WARHOL PREDICTION:IN THE FUTURE CHRIS CROCKER WILL LAUNCH A POLE DANCING VIDEO IN HOMAGE TO BRITNEY

«THERE'S NO COUNTRY IN THE WORLD THAT LOVES «RIGHT NOW» LIKE AMERICA DOES - ANDY WARHOL

Halle Berry has baby girl.

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MODELING FOR 15 MINUTES OF FAME

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

«There are already tons of reasons to be skeptical about hopes for mingling the intense sociality of the web with an interloper like an advertisement. In its fourth-quarter results, Google noted the difficulty MySpace, with whom it has an ad arrangement, has in monetizing its immense traffic. Before that, Facebook, the fast-growing No. 2 player, lost momentum when its plan to turn user recommendations of products and services into ad inventory ran smack into a wall of privacy complaints. While users might be eager to talk about brands and products, as Facebook has maintained, they don't necessarily want to do so with some drooling corporation looking over their shoulders and broadcasting their recommendations to the world in sponsored boxes. The difficulty begs several important questions, among them whether all this is just an attempt to make money off the unmonetizable? »

-Adage
March 17 2008

PREDICTING BRITNEY...

«Everybody says...fantastic things. People are always putting it down as an invasion of privacy but I think everyone should be bugged all the time...bugged and photographed».

-Andy Warhol

«MORE THAN ANYTHING PEOPLE JUST WANT STARS»- ANDY WARHOL

PHILOSOPHIE POUR LE 21unième SIÈCLE: TOURNER EN ROND

Presque chaque mois amène son nouveau livre sur les méfaits de la culture de la célébrité. Le tout accompagné des inévitables lamentations sur le «dumbing down» culturel et la perte de repères historique l'accompagnant. Or le problème est que tout cela reste majoritairement un débat interne, un jeu publish or perish universitaire de prêche aux convertis. Ceux qui devraient lire ces livres ne les lisent pas. On n'a définitivement pas fini de mesurer l'ampleur du désastre causé par trente ans de ghettoisation des sciences humaines et de l'histoire de l'art à travers la seule vision universitaire.

«GEE, THAT'S GREAT!»


Artwork by Tony Cragg

EDUCATION CRISIS:THE FIRST THING THAT MUST BE ACKNOWLEDGED

«Education has failed to adjust to the massive transformation in Western culture since the rise of electronic media. The shift from the era of the printed book to that of television, with its immediacy and global reach, was prophesied by Marshall McLuhan in his revolutionary Understanding Media, which at its publication in 1964 spoke with visionary force to my generation of college students in the United States. But those of us who were in love with the dazzling, darting images of TV and movies, as well as with the surging rhythms of new rock music, had been given through public education a firm foundation in the word and the book. Decade by decade since the 1960s, popular culture, with its stunning commercial success, has gained strength until it now no longer is the brash alternative to organized religion or an effete literary establishment: it is the culture for American students, who outside urban centers have little exposure to the fine arts.»

-Camille Paglia

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

RONALD FELDMAN

«During this time, Warhol befriended a Jewish New York gallery owner, Ronald Feldman. For years Warhol had prodded Mr. Feldman for ideas. When an Israel-based dealer suggested to Mr. Feldman that Warhol do 10 additional portraits of Meir, Mr. Feldman thought the idea was excessive. But he suggested to Warhol a 10-portrait series of accomplished Jews in the 20th century. Warhol warmed to the idea, so Feldman presented him with a long list of possible subjects. Many of the selected 10 came from Mr. Feldman's urgings, including the final portrait of Louis Brandeis. At the start of the project Warhol didn't even know all of his subjects. In a diary entry he writes, "Who is Martin Buber?"

-New York Sun
March 10 2008

ACTING DUMB FOR 15 MINUTES OF FAME

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: THE FUTURE OF MOISTURIZERS ADVERTISING:«THIS BOOBS LICKING SCENE BROUGHT TO YOU BY... (AD SPACE)

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

«The intimate and terrifying world of celebrity gossip sites like PerezHilton.com, TMZ.com, and X17online attracts much of its traffic during the corporate lunch hour, from women between the ages of 16 and 34».

-The Atlantic
April 2008

«MORE THAN ANYTHING PEOPLE JUST WANT STARS»- ANDY WARHOL

IMAGINARY DIARIES OF A POP ARTIST: DATING

March 15 2008

Gee, some kid told me to try online dating. I tried but I don't understand it. Guys put pictures of their dick and ass and then write «looking for friendship» . What should I do if i'm looking for sex? Walked down the street and somebody made a smiley on a green traffic light. I was so jealous. Then some guy give me a bible and asked me if I had children. I said no. He told me I was wrong because «children are the orgasm of life». So I asked him how many orgasm he got in his life, but then he got mad and left.

«BEAUTY IS A SIGN OF INTELLIGENCE» -ANDY WARHOL

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