Sunday, August 31, 2008

“BEAUTY IS A SIGN OF INTELLIGENCE" -ANDY WARHOL

PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: FAITHFUL

If young people want to be faithful but cannot and old people want to be unfaithful but no longer can what does 45 year old men & women want? I guess they want to be faithful and unfaithful at the same time because they can do both.

POST WARHOL PREDICTION:WOMEN MAG:GIRL POWER! GET A WARDROBE MALFUNCTION AT YOUR NEXT BUSINESS MEETING AND GET A MAN!

“GEE THAT'S GREAT”

Sculpture by Keith Haring

“IT'S CALLED GOSSIP AND OF COURSE IT'S AN OBSESSION OF MINE” -ANDY WARHOL

In the absence of stickiness, perhaps the sweetest segment of the night is the homage to Eighties New York. 'Into the Groove' is reinvented in a blizzard of hip hop scratching while Madonna skips between two ropes, double-Dutch style. On the screens, Keith Haring visuals mirror the skipping below. In his memoir, Madonna's brother Christopher Ciccone accuses his sister of forgetting her gay roots since marrying Guy Ritchie, whom he portrays as a casual homophobe. So it is nice to see Haring's work onstage and the loyal gangs of gay men, lesbians and transsexuals out in support tonight.

-The Observer
August 31 2008

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

“There's nothing wrong with shooting for the stars.”

-Justin Timberlake

“I BELIEVE MEDIA IS ART” -ANDY WARHOL

PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: THE REAL WARHOL

To love pop culture is to love youth...

WHEN ART CRITICISM IS DUMB...

In May 1985, Andy Warhol was interviewed by the modernist art historian Benjamin H.D. Buchloh. Throughout the interview, Buchloh tries to situate Warhol’s work in relation to that of earlier avant-garde artists, to Duchamp, Man Ray, Matisse, Yves Klein, and Francis Picabia, among several others. Warhol eludes every such attempt on Buchloh’s part to create a modernist pedigree for his art. “No, well, I don’t know” Warhol would say or “No, well, I didn’t think that way.” When asked specifically about the artistic impact of meeting Duchamp in the 1960s, Warhol responds “No, I didn’t know him that well.” And, in a moment of terrifically unambiguous rejection, Warhol answers a question about the influence of Picabia on his drawings of the 1950s by telling Buchloh that “I didn’t even know who that person was” at the time. (1)

-Richard Meyer

Saturday, August 30, 2008

“I ALWAYS THOUGHT COWBOYS LOOKED LIKE HUSTLERS. THAT'S NICE” -ANDY WARHOL

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: CELEB MAG:HOW ANGIE & JEN GOT THEIR GORGEOUS HAIR BACK WITH (AD SPACE) AFTER MUD WRESTLING EACH OTHER!

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VISITING CHINA

By the time of his visit, China was edging out of its totalitarian past. Mao’s death in 1976 had brought the Cultural Revolution to an end, and younger artists, who had never had access to any sort of art history, including their own, were beginning to see and be influenced by Western art. An avant-garde—the most famous members of which were the “Star” and “Scar Painting” groups—sprang up and enthusiastically appropriated previously unseen Western styles, such as surrealism or abstraction, and used them as instruments of social critique.

Warhol would have been completely ignorant of these nascent artistic movements. The only artist he met during his visit was Dr. Ku-Nien Chang, the master calligrapher and landscape painter, who professed not to know much about Western art but had seen a picture of Warhol’s Marilyn Monroe in a foreign magazine. Dr. Chang skillfully snaked his brush over a piece of paper, inscribed the result “long life,” and gave it to Warhol. Warhol drew a picture in return, a large dollar sign in magic marker, and wished Dr. Chang “good fortune.” Later, Makos teased Warhol for making such a crude gesture, and of always having money on his mind. “I have mind on my money,” Warhol quipped. “It’s different, kid.”

-Modern Painters
Sept 2008

“MUSCLES ARE GREAT:EVERYBODY SHOULD HAVE AT LEAST ONE THAT THEY CAN SHOW OFF" -ANDY WARHOL

ANDY WARHOL & THE RELIGIOUS QUESTION.

The glittering New York crowd that Andy Warhol loved paid tribute to him yesterday at one of his favorite New York places. More than 2,000 people crowded into St. Patrick's Cathedral for a memorial mass honoring the late artist.
They came from the worlds of art, fashion, society and entertainment, and some of their names were among the world's most droppable - Halston, Liza Minnelli, Ann Bass, Klaus von Bulow, Claes Oldenburg, Grace Jones, Richard Gere and Prince and Princess Michael of Greece.In an altar banked with tulips and forsythia, the Rev. Anthony Dalla Villa, the celebrant, eulogized Mr. Warhol, who died Feb. 22 after a gall-bladder operation, as ''a simple, humble, modest person, a child of God who in his own life cherished others.''

Father Dalla Villa said that Mr. Warhol was able to ''take the very simple and ordinary objects of life and make them truly extraordinary.'' He added, ''He was the Christian gentle man, the Christian gentleman.'' 'Fooled the World'
The service emphasized Mr. Warhol's sprituality and passion for his Catholic religion. The Rev. C. Hugh Hildesley, pastor of the Church of the Heavenly Rest, wrote a tribute in the program that described how Mr. Warhol habitually spent Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter at the church, serving food to the homeless. John Richardson, the art historian and critic, said Mr. Warhol had ''fooled the world into believing that his only obsessions were money, fame and glamor, and that he was cool to the point of callousness.'' But he was, in fact, ''more of a recording angel,'' Mr. Richardson said. ''The distance he established between the world and himself was above all a matter of innocence and of art.''


-NEW YORK TIMES
April 2 1987

STRAIGHT GUYS IS THE NEW GAY

“IT'S CALLED GOSSIP AND OF COURSE IT'S AN OBSESSION OF MINE” -ANDY WARHOL

We never thought we would have to use Pete Doherty and 'porn' in the same sentence, but here we are. Kate Moss' ex is planning on showcasing some homemade porn at an Austrian adult cinema tomorrow. Aside from porn, the video, which was shot with a friend’s camera, will feature him addressing his friendships with Kate Moss and Amy Winehouse, as well as his drug use. A source told Metro: "Some of it is very arty and some of it is very revealing, fly-on-the-wall stuff."

-Hollyscoop
August 27 2008

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

“Everybody loves you when they are about to cum.”

-Madonna

Friday, August 29, 2008

“MY FAVORITE THING TO BUY IS UNDERWEAR” -ANDY WARHOL

LIFESTYLE OF THE SICK & FAMOUS

But often celebrities suspect that medical personnel or loved ones have been lured by money to share intimate details. In a celebrity-mad culture in which stars' medical problems have high news value and tabloids have deep pockets, the people's right to know about Swayze's pancreatic cancer or TomKat's baby sonogram or Clooney's injuries in a motorcycle accident trumps celebrities' right to keep their medical records private. Unsurprisingly, celebrities, their publicists and their lawyers are bitter, even though there's nothing new about this: Elizabeth Taylor's many medical crises have been tabloid fodder for decades. What's new now, they say, is the increased public appetite for any celebrity news, the increased competition to get that news and the cash some outlets wave to entice people."Every time you think the bar can't get any lower, it gets lower. It's beyond outrageous," says publicist Ken Sunshine. "This is way, way over the line and indefensible in a civilized society."

-ABC News
August 29 2008

“POP ART BATMAN” & THE ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONISM QUESTION

FUCKING SUCKING & BREEDING 101

'Love and sex are profoundly based in economics,' says assistant professor Marina Adshade, who normally lectures on currency fluctuation, GDP, international monetary trends and domestic spending.'Most people would agree sex involves some form of negotiation; it involves investment and, particularly where marriage is concerned, a contract.
'There are costs and benefits to all aspects of love and sex and these are covered by economic principles.
'I could teach a course about industrial organisations and maybe only have five per cent of the students fully engaged after a while.' In contrast, she said, the Sexonomics course would be 'something they will be really interested in.'
The 12-week course is designed for second year students at Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia.
The university, which includes three former Canadian Prime Ministers among its alumni, is already considering expanding the course next year because of the high level of interest.Dr Adshade, an economic historian, believes there is a range of economic data that can be studied to promote a better understanding of sexual behaviour, marriage and the reasons behind rising divorce rates and dwindling marriage figures.'People marry each other for economic reasons; for instance people generally marry within their own income sphere, education or class,' she adds.

-Daily Mail
August 29 2008

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“GEE THAT'S GREAT”

Artwork by Miro

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

Bill Clinton acclaimed in Denver.

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

Gerard Faggionato, who represents the Bacon estate in Europe and whose exhibition “Francis Bacon’s Women” opens on 8 September, explains, “The Bacon market is not one that has players in the same way as Warhol for the simple reason that there isn’t enough material. If someone owns four Bacon paintings, they are considered a major collector.” Indeed, Bacon was a ruthless editor of his own work. He destroyed paintings throughout his life and, after his death, excavators discovered 98 slashed canvases in his studio. His entire oeuvre consists of only 600 or so paintings. While the market for post-war art may be soaring, prices for Bacon are skyrocketing. Last year, the artist came in third place behind Warhol and Picasso in ArtPrice’s auction turnover rankings whereas, in 2003, he languished in 77th place.

-The Art Newspaper
August 29 2008

“IF EVERYBODY'S NOT A BEAUTY THEN NOBODY IS” -ANDY WARHOL

The Great Divine.

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: WOMEN MAG:HOW TO MINIMIZE YOUR EXPRESSION WRINKLES WHEN TRIPPING IN FRONT OF MEN!

PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: INTELLIGENCE

Being more intelligent is simply to have a more acute awareness of time passing by...

“ATHLETES ARE GOING TO BE THE NEW MEDIA STARS” -ANDY WARHOL

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

Art and religion have had a rocky marriage, but the divorce came only recently. Looking back at of the rise the 20th-century avant-garde — which, for the most part, aimed to subvert the complacent values of the bourgeoisie — one might wonder what role art ever had in American religious life.But of course it did, and for a long time.

Rock or hip-hop might not exist if Martin Luther, during the Reformation, hadn't insisted everyone sing together at church. If the 19th century had a soundtrack, it'd be the sound of noisy hymnals rising up from tent revitals and mass baptisms. The King James Bible informed the imaginations of Nathaniel Hawthorne, Herman Melville, and Emily Dickenson. Whitman was considered a prophet in his time. Emerson's Transcendentalism yielded a powerful pantheistic view of nature and a belief in the divinity of all mankind.

Thanks to modernism, art and religion parted ways until the 1980s and '90s, when they clashed in ways familiar to us today. Jerry Falwell's Moral Majority launched a pernicious campaign to purge media of "indecency." "Piss Christ" nearly shut down the NEA. Mapplethorpe's bullwhip landed a Cincinnati curator in jail. Chris Ofili, a British-Nigerian artist, sent Rudy Giuliani into apoplexy after using elephant dung to ornament his Virgin Mary.
Camille Paglia has called these controversies, in a 2007 Arion article, "fading sparks" of the old mid-century politics of style. It's time to move on, she said. People need religion, and they need artists. To reunite them, modern day artists need to look back and "recover their spiritual center."

-Charleston City Paper
August 13 2008

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

David Duchovny enters rehab for sex addiction.

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Thursday, August 28, 2008

“MUSCLES ARE GREAT:EVERYBODY SHOULD HAVE AT LEAST ONE THAT THEY CAN SHOW OFF" -ANDY WARHOL

LIFE OF A MALE MODEL

When male model Bruce Hulse included his sexual exploits with several top models in his memoir about life in the fashion world, he did not expect to be branded "the bad guy", but he admits his honesty was naive. His book, "Sex, Love and Fashion: A Memoir of a Male Model", describes his early days as a lifeguard, playing professional basketball in Sweden and goes on to tell how he was discovered, and the parties and exotic locations that followed. But it's the kiss-and-tell stories about the former Calvin Klein model's sexual adventures with some of the world's most beautiful women that have caused a buzz in the modeling world and sparked criticism of Hulse.

In the book, Hulse writes about the time with Andie MacDowell, the actress from "Four Weddings and a Funeral" where the light was too bright in a hotel room so he tossed his T-shirt over the lamp -- and it caught fire. Then there was the night when he ended up alone with Australian supermodel Elle "The Body" Macpherson when he was getting over a breakup with another model and had lost his sex drive. "No worries Brucie... let's just be friends then," he wrote Macpherson told him.
There is also the candlelight dinner in Paris with Paulina Porizkova which ended in sex that was like a "professional wrestling match... I'd never had such energetic, wild sex with anyone before."

-Reuters

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: RAGAZINE: IRAQ WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION FOUND IN OBAMA'S BACKYARD "

“GEE THAT'S GREAT”

Photo by David Lachapelle

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

Michael Phelps to host SNL season premiere.

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“IT'S CALLED GOSSIP AND OF COURSE IT'S AN OBSESSION OF MINE” -ANDY WARHOL

The 50-year-old Sharon Stone, now allegedly dating 24-year-old Chase Dreyfous, has joined the growing list of Hollywood cougars. According to In Touch Weekly, "the unlikely pair, who met in early July while working together on Sharon's charity, Planet Hope, were first spotted getting cozy at a party thrown by fashion designer Christian Audigier on August 2 in LA."
Sharon's no stranger to younger men. Stone was engaged to producer Bill McDonald, who was eight years younger than her, after they met on the film Sliver in 1993. McDonald left his wife, Naomi Baca, for Stone. She later wed media mogul Phil Bronstein, and they were married for six years before they divorced in early 2004.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

“I THINK EVERYONE SHOULD BE BUGGED ALL THE TIME...BUGGED AND PHOTOGRAPHED” -ANDY WARHOL

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: WOMAN MAG: HOW TO SURVIVE THE HURRICANE SEASON WITHOUT DAMAGING YOUR HAIR: TEN TIPS FOR YOU!

WHO THE FUCK ARE YOU?

“But then you start learning the details.You find out the nice man who always had an extra piece of gum to give you has gone completely off his rocker and killed his wife, that the ex -minister of the church you grew up in is now a big drunk who's totalled three cars. You learn that your best friend's parents who were always so great are getting a divorce, that the woman who you always thought was the most ordinary housewife ran off with another man to Canada. You find out that the girl you had a crush on in elementary school is now a religious fanatic living in India with a bald head»

-Andy Warhol.

MODELING FOR 15 MINUTES OF FAME

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

Jen dines with Woody Allen & wife.

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“IT'S CALLED GOSSIP AND OF COURSE IT'S AN OBSESSION OF MINE” -ANDY WARHOL

Despite lacklustre sales of his new G-Unit album, 50 Cent has come out top, beating last year’s champion Jay-Z, on the latest Forbes Hip-Hop Cash Kings list thanks to an estimated $150 million worth.According to Forbes, 50 Cent raked in around $150 million last year after taxes, mainly due to his share of the Vitamin Waters Glaceau, who were brought out by Coca-Cola. Sales from his G-Unit clothing line, his G-Unit record label, acting roles, video games and album sales from his multi-platinum selling "Curtis" album also bolstered his earnings.Forbes also revealed that the rapper is working on a mining partnership with South African billionaire Partrice Motsepe. Last year’s richest Hip-Hop mogul Jay-Z came in second this year after earning an estimated $82 million from sales of his "American Gangster" album, world tour, multi-million dollar deal with Live Nation and his various other business ventures.

WARHOLIAN VAUDEVILLE FOR THE 21st CENTURY

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

“Good advice is something a man gives when he is too old to set a bad example.”

-La Rochefoucault.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

PHILOSOPHIE FOR THE 21st CENTURY: LOOKING

Women looking at other women more beautiful than they are: always the best show...

“BEAUTY IS A SIGN OF INTELLIGENCE" -ANDY WARHOL

OUR FAME OBSESSED CULTURE

Not that Perez Hilton needs the publicity. Ads on his homepage fetch up to $54,000 a day, and his overhead is minimal—his only employee is his sister Barby, who fields emails and corrects typos. Which means he's pulling down millions a year. The site now averages 198 million pageviews a month, according to the Web ratings service Quantcast. Nielsen Online estimates that while visitors to TMZ.com, one of his main competitors, stay only 15 minutes, those on Hilton's site linger for 45 minutes.

-Wired
August 18 2008

Monday, August 25, 2008

“IT'S CALLED GOSSIP AND OF COURSE IT'S AN OBSESSION OF MINE” -ANDY WARHOL

The newest season of “The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency,” which debuts August 26 on the Oxygen cable channel, has as one of its stars an openly gay former porn actor. The model, Martin Ritchie, appeared as “Pauly” on CruiserBoys.com and  'York' for Boyride.com. This isn't the first time the show has flirted with members of the adult industry. Last season Rodrigo de Carli's gay porn work for Rascal Video (as 'Claudio Martin') was exposed. De Carli has since returned to porn, joining Lucas Entertainment."I don’t have a problem with gay porn," said Janice Dickinson in an interview with HX. "What’s wrong with gay porn? It allows people to encapsulate what their fantasies are. Is that so bad?

Source: bananaguide

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

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

Jennifer Hudson to sing National Anthem at Convention.

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I KNOW IT WHEN I SEE IT!

“And, to further confuse things, there are degrees of celebrity; levels if you will. Perhaps it would help to think of celebrity as resembling Dante's circles of hell. Each smaller circle representing a more concentrated and potent form of celebrity. At the center, you might find Madonna and Tom Cruise, while Taylor Hicks and Tila Tequila orbit around them in more cacophonous, frivolous (and sinful) outer bands. As you can see from the chart, name recognition doesn't guarantee that you will be breathing the same rarefied air that keeps Brangelina fresh and relevant. No matter how badly Khloe Kardashian may want to be a star, she's still just bottom-of-the-barrel fodder for "Celebrity Apprentice."
So, though I may not be able to give you a textbook definition of celebrity, I think we can all agree on one thing: we know star power when we see it.”

-Washington Post
August 25 2008

“GEE THAT'S GREAT”

Artwork by Sylvie Fleury

OBSESSED ABOUT TIME PASSING BY...

From 1974 until his death in 1987, Andy Warhol filled more than 610 boxes with his life’s detritus — T-shirts, invitations, receipts, photographs, letters, anything. He called them Time Capsules, which meant that, unlike their mortal creator, they would travel into the future. They would preserve evidence of what it was like to be alive and famous for a heady 13 years in New York. The boxes are kept at the Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, his home town. You will be able to view the contents of Capsule 92 at the Other Voices, Other Rooms exhibition at the Hayward Gallery in London in October. Only 172 capsules have so far been opened. What are they all about? Matt Wrbican, archivist of the museum, points out that Warhol made up different versions of his life story for journalists. He did this so successfully that, even when he told them the truth, they ended up printing the lies. But the capsules do not lie. “They are,” says Wrbican, “evidence of the truth.”

-Sunday Times
August 24 2008

“BEAUTY IS A SIGN OF INTELLIGENCE" -ANDY WARHOL

“IT'S CALLED GOSSIP AND OF COURSE IT'S AN OBSESSION OF MINE” -ANDY WARHOL

When Christopher Adam Daughtry auditioned for "American Idol" in early 2006, he was an obscure musician from Roanoke Rapids, N.C., whose only claim to fame was singing "Achy Breaky Heart" at his grandfather's bar. By May of that same year, most of America was idolizing him on the show. When he stumbled, RCA Records was waiting in the wings to pick him up. In just six months, Daughtry formed a band named after himself, cut a self-titled debut album and went from a fourth-place finish on the popular TV show to first on the U.S. music charts. "It's been quite a ride," says the 28-year-old singer. "I never expected to experience all of this. Not ever. "I've been to the Philippines, Jakarta, Singapore. It's like I've been on a whirlwind tour, like forever."

-New York Daily News
August 22 2008

PHILOSOPHIE FOR THE 21st CENTURY: SO CALLED “REVOLUTIONARY ARTISTS”

The more an artist question the idea of beauty on the canvas the more obsessed he is about finding a date who look like a top model.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

MADONNA & KEITH HARING TODAY: STICKY & SWEET TOUR: REMEMBERING THE ARTIST

MADONNA & KEITH HARING (LES ANNÉES 1980)

Quel est le secret de la durée de Madonna au sommet depuis plus de 20 ans? On a remarqué déja dans son cas une meilleure compréhension de l'importance de l'image photographique que nombre de jeunes chanteuses telles Britney, Shakira ou compagnie. Or ces images rappelant le glamour Hollywoodien d'antan que Madonna a su au fil des ans cultiver sont absolument nécessaires à la construction d'un mythe durable. Mais surtout ce que cela nous dit c'est que cet élément pointe directement vers ses débuts et sa proximité d'avec le monde de l'art du New York du début des années 1980 et tous les jeunes artistes gravitant autour d'Andy Warhol. Avec ce tout cela suppose de leçons apprises en regard des notions de rupture, d'avant-garde, de deuxième degré ou de réappropriation.

À cette époque Madonna eut un moment une relation avec le peintre Jean Michel Basquiat. Mais c'est surtout son amité avec un autre peintre Keith Haring qui allait s'avérer déterminante. De cette amité avec Haring elle dira plus tard." Nous étions comme deux oiseaux rares dans un même environnement... J'ai toujours apprécié le travail de Keith parce qu'il y a beaucoup d'ironie dans son travail jumulé à forte conscience du monde comme il y a beaucoup d'ironie dans le mien". Sans aucun doute l'admiration était mutuelle. Lorsqu'elle épousa Sean Penn en 1985 Madonna recu entre autre comme cadeau une oeuvre collaboration de Keith Haring et Andy Warhol. Un cadeau qui il va s'en dire a passablement gagné en valeur depuis...

Haring devait mourir du sida à 31 ans en 1990 après avoir laissé une quantité impressionnante d'oeuvres derrière lui. Quant à Madonna on connaît la suite. Aujoud'hui encore on retrouve plusieurs similitudes. En effet tous deux ont parfaitement maitriser l'art de jouer sur plusieurs tableaux en même temps. Haring issu du tout début de la culture Hip Hop dessinait des graffitis dans le métro New Yorkais, se passionnait pour le break dancing, préférait dessiner pour les enfants que s'ennuyer lors de dîners donnés en son honneur et aspirait à être pris au sérieux par le monde de l'art et des galleries lequel mis un certain temps à le faire. Le critique d'art Robert Hughes le qualifia même à un certain moment de simple «décorateur disco». Madonna elle fut taxée à ses débuts ne ne faire que du «Bubble Gum pop» même si déja elle aspirait à une carrière artistique d'importance et n'a jamais caché son ambition démesurée. Aujourd'hui sa façon de jouer sur plusieurs tableaux fait d'elle tantôt l'adepte de la Kabbale qui se rebaptise Esther, tantôt celle qui s'adonne au revival disco voire celle qui lorgne du côté du «statement» aristocratique Britannique.

Au fil des an Haring et Madonna ont fait abondamment usage des thémes et imageries sexuelles dans leurs oeuvres. Pour un Haring a toujours dit que la seule pulsion qu'il ressentait plus fortement que l'art était celle de la sexualité. L'imagerie sexuelle dans son oeuvre est parfois débordante de joie et d'énergie ou alors fortement marqué de l'ombre du SIDA qui battait alors son plein. De son côté bien qu'elle prenne aujourd'hui ses distances avec un certain passé, la Material Girl des débuts faisait amplement de même. Il y a eu un obscur film xxx intitulé «Un certain Sacrifice". Puis les photos nues prises en 1977 que Playboy et Penthouse publièrent en 1985. Se succèdèrent le livre «Sex» en 1992 puis nombre de vidéos ou provocation, sexualité et religion se mêlaient allègrement, le tout cuminant avec le Jésus noir de «Like a Prayer».

Tous deux également ont partagé un intérêt commun pour les hommes noirs et latinos. Une relation marquante de Keith Haring fut celle qu'il eut avec le DJ Juan Dubose. Pour Madonna on pense bien sur à Carlos Leon ex- entraîneur personnel et compagnon et aujourd'hui père de sa fille Lourdes. Aujourd'hui Keith Haring ( à qui Madonna dédiait un de ses spectacles dans le film True or Dare) demeure une influence importante. Mais il y en a une autre à ne pas négliger. Comme bon nombre des grosses pointures à Hollywood tel Jack Nicholson, Madonna est une grande adepte des oeuvres de Tamara De Lempicka. Or cette peintre fille d'aristocrates russes était résolument d'avant son temps et sa réputation d'aventurière sexuelle de même que ses oeuvres art déco d'une forte sensualité contribuèrent à faire d'elle une figure controversée de l'art de la première moitié du vingtième siécle. Au fil du temps son oeuvre a traversé diverses périodes d'oubli et de redécouverte l'une d' elle étant l'usage que Madonna fit de ses oeuvres à l'intérieur de certains de ses vidéos. (Son spectacle Cio Italia en 1987 s'ouvrait sur «Open Your Heart» et une oeuvre de Lempicka)

Depuis ses débuts Madonna a toujours flirté de près ou de loin avec le monde de l'art. Tout comme elle n'a jamais caché son admiration pour nombre d'artistes. Dans son cas ce qui est intéressant est qu'elle a su en retour se gagner l'admiration de bon nombre d''artistes dit «sérieux» généralement peu enclins aux accolades envers ce qui est issu de la culture pop. Pour un le grand peintre mexicain Alberto Gironella empruntant à la métaphore surréaliste la qualifiait de «beauté convulsive» allant même jusqu'à dire qu'elle était la dernière des surréalistes. En plus bien sur d'en faire le portrait

POST WARHOL PREDICTION:WOMAN MAG:GET A FACIAL FROM YOUR MAN AND GET YOUNGER, SMOOTHER SKIN NOW!

ANDY WARHOL & THE BODYBUILDING QUESTION

«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

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

K-Fed parties with Shar Jackson.

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

Dealers have always offered clients a higher degree of discretion than the public space of an auction ever can. That has traditionally been their great asset. But let's be candid: Nobody in Dubai or Shanghai wants a pickled cow to gaze at musingly in solitude for the sheer beauty of its hindquarters. When today's clients buy such wares, privacy is the last thing on their minds. They are buying into celebrity. As Thomas Hoving, the former director of the Metropolitan Museum, once said: "Social climbing and art have gone together since Alexander brought Lysippas to his court, and before." As the market's top end begins to evaporate for them, contemporary dealers should reconsider the Duchamp-Warhol ethos of shock and celebrity that has come to dominate the art world. Perhaps it is time for dealers to start embracing what will save them: art valued on its merits without the hype.

-The Wall Street Journal
August 23 2008

“GEE THAT'S GREAT”

Photo by Robert Mapplethorpe.

POST WARHOL PREDICTION:IN THE FUTURE THE IMPOSSIBILITY OF CREATING A LONG LASTING STAR POWER WILL PRECIPITATE THE STAR SYSTEM DECLINE.

NOTHING SPECIAL

The year 1969 began with a flurry of ideas. What about a television show, Andy suggested called «Nothing Special» consisting of six hours of people walking past a hidden camera. Or a film called Orgy a large cast version of Blue Movie which would be shot on a jouney around the world? »

Victor Bockris ( The life and death of Andy Warhol)

Saturday, August 23, 2008

STRAIGHT GUYS IS THE NEW GAY

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

Malaysia finally allows Avril Lavigne concert.

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“IT'S CALLED GOSSIP AND OF COURSE IT'S AN OBSESSION OF MINE” -ANDY WARHOL

Madonna has begun her latest world tour in Cardiff, unveiling a stage show that involves 250 crew, £1m of jewellery, 16 dancers and eight costume changes. It is the first of 51 dates for the pop superstar, who turned 50 a week ago. She is performing around 20 hits from her 25-year career, with the show split into four sections - Pimp, Old School, Gypsy and Rave.

“BEAUTY IS A SIGN OF INTELLIGENCE" -ANDY WARHOL

ACTING TALENT IN THE 21st CENTURY: LOOKING GOOD ON A MAGAZINE COVER

Hollywood's exploitive nature was what triggered Sir Ben Kingsley, the Academy Award winning actor to recently speak out.
"Some young people are told they are actors and they're not,'' Kingsley said at press conference in July."It's unfair to exploit a young person who may look good on a magazine cover and tell them they can be in movies, then make it happen for them when they can't do it."You're lifting their expectations so high and then pulling the rug when the audience gives them a collective thumbs down.''However, Kingsley's warning appears to have fallen on deaf ears in Tinsel Town. As the entertainment industry continues to splinter due to fewer films being made, shrinking record sales, fragmenting television audiences and the rise of online, in turn, young celebrities are becoming part of a rapidly disposable star system.If the ascent of young stars was ever in doubt, Forbes Magazine recently confirmed a new invasion of under 25-year-olds had successfully become some of the current highest earners in Hollywood.

-Daily Telegraph
August 24 2008

Friday, August 22, 2008

“MUSCLES ARE GREAT:EVERYBODY SHOULD HAVE AT LEAST ONE THAT THEY CAN SHOW OFF" -ANDY WARHOL

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

“A serious problem in America is the gap between academe and the mass media, which is our culture. Professors of humanities, with all their leftist fantasies, have little direct knowledge of American life and no impact whatever on public policy.”

-Camille Paglia

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE FASHION DESIGNERS WILL CREATURE “HAUT DESIGN” SEX TOYS COLLECTIONS

Copyright by IVAN

“GEE THAT'S GREAT”

Artwork by Caravaggio

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

In Europe a decline in religious faith has contributed to the sterilization of the culture. Fertility rates tell the story: The former citadel of Christianity is no longer replacing its population. A similar trend is apparent in America’s “blue” states: Fertility rates in New England now resemble those of northern Europe.Conventional wisdom ascribes changes in fertility rates to economic conditions. But such conditions are only part of the story. Fertility rates reflect people’s confidence in life. Such confidence reflects not only an economic calculation but also an existential one: it is a measure of people’s faith in the value and purpose of life. Phillip Longman, a New America Foundation demographer who has studied the “divide between who is having children and who isn’t,” notes that “religiously minded Americans are putting far more of their genes into the future than their liberal, secular counterparts. . . . Fertility correlates strongly with religious conviction. In the United States, fully 47 percent of people who attend church weekly say that their ideal family is three or more children. By contrast, only 27 percent of those who seldom attend church want that many kids.” What liberalism needs is a leader who recognizes that liberals have been too long suckled in an outworn secularism, and who offers instead a program of creative re-engagement with a spiritual culture that inspired the painting of Giotto and the poetry of Dante, the Moses of Michelangelo and his Sistine frescoes, the cantatas of Bach and the Missa Solemnis of Beethoven.

-CBS News
April 22 2008

Thursday, August 21, 2008

SIGHT OF THE DAY: “WOK & ROLL NOODLES”

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

“I BELIEVE MEDIA IS ART” -ANDY WARHOL

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

Ricky Martin welcomes twin boys.

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POST WARHOL PREDICTION:WOMEN MAG:HOW TO MINIMIZE YOUR EXPRESSION WRINKLES WHEN CHECKING OUT YOUR CREDIT CARDS DEBT: TEN TIPS FOR YOU!

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

“IT'S CALLED GOSSIP AND OF COURSE IT'S AN OBSESSION OF MINE” -ANDY WARHOL

The ailing U.S. economy has begun to affect periodical publishing, with newstand sales of U.S. magazines falling 6.3 per cent in the first half of 2008.Consumers are cutting back on non-essential spending because of rising gas and food costs, and that's hurt sales of most magazines, according to the Audit Bureau of Circulations.Cosmopolitan, usually the top selling magazine on newstands, saw sales fall six per cent to 1.75 million copies in the year to June 30.Among the top 10 U.S. magazines, In Touch Weekly, US Weekly, Woman's World and O, The Oprah Magazine, each posted a double-digit decline.
Only People, which published the first pictures of Angelina Jolie's twins earlier this year and recently won a bidding war to publish pictures of J-Lo's new babies, posted newstand gains. Its sold 5.2 per cent more copies in the first half of the year.

“EVERYTHING IS BEAUTIFUL" -ANDY WARHOL

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

“All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.”

-Pablo Picasso

PHILOSOPHIE POUR LE 21UNIÈME SIÈCLE: COUCHER

À 20 ans les gens couchent à gauche et à droite. Après 30 ans ils couchent à droite seulement.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

“MUSCLES ARE GREAT:EVERYBODY SHOULD HAVE AT LEAST ONE THAT THEY CAN SHOW OFF" -ANDY WARHOL

“IT'S CALLED GOSSIP AND OF COURSE IT'S AN OBSESSION OF MINE” -ANDY WARHOL

Playboy boss Hugh Hefner has slammed reports he's retiring from his hard-partying ways at the Playboy mansion.The 82-year-old mogul was rumored to have scheduled his last celebration at the estate with this year's Halloween party.
But, according to the New York Post, Hefner's hosting duties -- and his libido -- are still roaring, despite reports the famous Playboy parties are costing him dear.He tells the newspaper, "These parties pay for themselves," adding the sponsorships and ticket sales cover outstanding event costs.

Source: sfgate.com

LOOKING FOR LOVE IN THE 21st CENTURY

“Being single is best but everyone wants to fall in love. I guess it's because they hear it on the radio and they've got to have it.”

-Andy Warhol.

“GEE THAT'S GREAT”

Artwork by Le Pontormo.

POST WARHOL PREDICTION:WOMAN MAG:GAP BETWEEN YOUR UPPER LIP & NOSE 1 MILLIMETER TOO WIDE? HOW TO GET AN EMERGENCY PLASTIC SURGERY BEFORE MEN NOTICE!

“IT'S CALLED GOSSIP AND OF COURSE IT'S AN OBSESSION OF MINE” -ANDY WARHOL

Did a gay man ruin porn for straight women? In 1995 Dirk Shafer made a documentary film, Man of the Year, about being chosen Playgirl magazine's sexual icon to straight women even though he was — gasp! — a gay man. Not only were many Playgirl models gay, he revealed, but a surprising chunk of the magazine's fan base was too.Once that closet door was open Playgirl became a little more obvious about catering to its gay fans but perhaps too obvious, suggests former editor Colleen Kane. In a piece for Radar magazine she explains that "the unfortunate '90s trends of Day-Glo spandex, long hair, manscaping and inverted triangle-shaped muscle-bound bodies" pulled Playgirl away from its '70s feminist roots, not to mention the growing lack of shyness about depicting the erect penis in all its glory. "Women often need a little more context to fantasize — a story, a person, a mood. Without the right factors in place, seeing a picture of a giant dong can feel like getting flashed," says Kane.

-Xtra magazine
August 19 2008

À LA "QUERELLE»

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

Christina Applegate clear of cancer

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WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

“It is absurd to divide people into good and bad. People are either charming or tedious.”

-Oscar Wilde.

Monday, August 18, 2008

SHOWING OFF FOR 15 MINUTES OF FAME

“IT'S CALLED GOSSIP AND OF COURSE IT'S AN OBSESSION OF MINE” -ANDY WARHOL

The liberal arts tradition has eroded over time in favor of academic over-specialization. But the underlying problem is not that our professors are feckless or that our undergraduates are brain-dead addicts of iPods and cellphones who lack curiosity and passion for knowledge. The real problem is that these young men and women, through no fault of their own, are showing up on campuses undereducated and unprepared for college-level work. They should have received a good general education before they arrived on campus. That was the view of pre-college education adopted in the great 1893 "Committee of Ten" report on pre-college education. The report said that all American children should have a sound general education that prepares them for college--whether they go or not.

-Forbes
August 13 2008

Sunday, August 17, 2008

YOU'RE NOT THAT HOT BITCH OR THE MARKETING OF CELEBRITY CULTURE

'Female celebrities always sell better than men because the magazine readership is overwhelmingly female,' says Alex Stanger, an entertainment reporter for BBC News 24. 'Women want to see other women not looking so great. A shot of someone's armpit hair or cellulite sells more than a lovely, set-up, airbrushed photo.'

The Observer
August 17 2008

“MUSCLES ARE GREAT:EVERYBODY SHOULD HAVE AT LEAST ONE THAT THEY CAN SHOW OFF" -ANDY WARHOL

POST WARHOL PREDICTION:IN THE FUTURE HOLLYWOOD & BOLLYWOOD WILL MERGE TOTALLY

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

Ellen and Portia gets married.

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“ATHLETES ARE GOING TO BE THE NEW MEDIA STARS” -ANDY WARHOL

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

“A 41-inch bust and a lot of perseverance will get you more than a cup of coffee - a lot more.”

-Jane Mansfield

“IT'S CALLED GOSSIP AND OF COURSE IT'S AN OBSESSION OF MINE” -ANDY WARHOL

THE Olympics medal table is one measure of a country's global standing (or at least of its ambition). America, the world's only superpower, topped the table at Athens in 2004, winning a total of 102 gold, silver and bronze medals. China came second. This year the hosts in Beijing may lead the table for the first time. While rich countries typically win most medals, the top ten looks different if population size is taken into account, as calculated by our sister publication Intelligent Life. Do this (in this case a distinction is not made between the value of a gold, silver or a bronze medal) and only Australia survives from the total medal winners; island nations and eastern European countries zoom up the list.

-The Economist
June 3 2008

Saturday, August 16, 2008

“MY FAVORITE THING TO BUY IS UNDERWEAR” -ANDY WARHOL

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

A surprising beneficiary of the president Bush Economic Stimulus Plan, aimed at encouraging spending and job creation, the porn industry recently enjoyed a banging good boost in profits, according to a research company that specializes in these kinds of things.The Adult Internet Market Research Company, (AIMRCo) says that adult-themed and pornographic websites experienced a spike in sales and memberships during weeks in the spring and summer when people received their stimulus checks in the mail across the country. “Many of the sites we surveyed have reported 20-30% growth in membership rates since mid-May when the checks were first sent out, and typically the summer is a slow period for this market,” said Kirk Mishkin, head researcher for AIMRCo.

Source: blast magazine

“THE WORLD FASCINATES ME” -ANDY WARHOL

THE PART ONLY ART HISTORIANS CAN UNDERSTAND?

There is, I still think, a great film to be made about this consciously strange individual. Unfortunately, none of the endless production line of Factory films even comes close to, or dreams of, overturning the stupidest, most discredited myths about Warhol and his New York.

Was he cold, remote, cruel? Some books say not, but who cares? Not the screenwriter or the documentary maker trying to interest backers and producers. In recent years, art historians have uncovered several unexpected Warhols in the copious archives he kept. There is Warhol the friend of poets, whose early associates in the New York avant garde were all serious writers; there is Warhol the religious artist, whose apparently sincere and deep Christianity was only revealed after his death by his friend John Richardson. But these alternative Warhols don't cut it with film-makers convinced that audiences like their avant garde as inhuman as possible, to reassure them that in the end it's better to be a suburbanite than one of those weird artists.

-The Guardian
August 14 2008

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

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

Madonna turns 50 today

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

Here's a cheap marketing strategy that gets attention: sign a celebrity as franchisee. Fatburger, the Santa Monica, Calif.-based fast-food chain, is expanding into Chicago behind Kanye West, one of the city's favorite sons. The rapper has rights to open 10 locations in the city's metropolitan area, with the first slated to open in September.

-AdAge
August 15 2008

“GEE THAT'S GREAT”

Artwork by Claude Tousignant

POST WARHOL PREDICTION:CELEB MAG: WOULD JEN HAVE A BETTER CHANCE AT LONG LASTING LOVE WEARING (AD SPACE) OR (AD SPACE) ?

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PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: ARRANGED

I wonder if arranged fucking without arranged marriage is better than arranged marriage without arranged fucking...

“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

Jen Aniston looks great after breakup.

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WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

I believe that it's better to be looked over than it is to be overlooked.


-Mae West

Friday, August 15, 2008

“GEE THAT'S GREAT”

Artwork by Robert Mapplethorpe

THE WARHOL COOKIE JAR SYNDROME

Looking for a reliable signal of cultural decline? We don't know what to collect anymore. People with money to burn are buying junk and expecting it to be valuable someday. Like truly awful modern art that sells at auctions in New York and London for tens of millions.Or even sillier, the costumes of movie stars. And not even stars in good movies, but eye-candy like "Spiderman,""Batman" and the "Harry Potter" series. This is what comes of a popular culture -- pardon, "pop culture" - - that no longer distinguishes between what is great and what happens to be playing. Four or more hours a day in front of television may have blunted in Americans the sense of what good is. Maybe trendy movie reviewing is to blame, the pressure to praise what ticket-buyers will flock to anyway. Or could it be our public schools, which don't teach critical distinctions anymore? "Esteem" has to be for everyone and everything. Which, of course, they don't deserve. Rap music is not and never will be up with Bach. Jasper Johns sells at higher prices but is not in the same room with Vermeer. He is just "in" until we eventually grow ashamed of ourselves.Given a chance to acquire the manuscript of a song by Schubert, in his own hand, or a T-shirt worn by a Bob Dylan, which would a baby boomer choose?

-www.redorbit.com
August 16 2008

“MORE THAN ANYTHING PEOPLE JUST WANT STARS” -ANDY WARHOL

PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: MONEY IS TIME....

Nobody ever compared if the guy with 10 billion at 90 is happier than the guy with $10 at 19.

POP CULTURE & THE POLITICAL QUESTION

“The reason why America has been the most dominant country in the world is not because America has more nuclear arms than anybody else,” Spike Lee told the Global Brand Forum, an international business conference, in Singapore.“Has anyone seen exactly where a nuclear arm influenced how other people dress, the way they talk, the way they think? America is dominating the world because of culture — movies, television, Levi’s (jeans), Coca-Cola, Disney, rock and roll, hip-hop,” he said.

“Many countries in the world are powerful, with lots of weapons and manpower, and an impeccable economy. But I would not call that power. Power is when you influence how people think, how they dress, how they talk” The African-American director, known for his films dealing with social and political issues, said US influence is so pervasive, notably through films, that it has shaped global public opinion.

“I THINK EVERYONE SHOULD BE BUGGED ALL THE TIME...BUGGED AND PHOTOGRAPHED” -ANDY WARHOL

“IT'S CALLED GOSSIP AND OF COURSE IT'S AN OBSESSION OF MINE” -ANDY WARHOL

Scarlett Johansson has criticised Hollywood's treatment of older women.The 23-year-old actress and singer said that the movie industry was harder on women than men.Johansson told Hello! magazine: "Women kind of wilt as men sort of achieve as they get older, like wine or whatever. It's like, 'Oh, she's past her prime and she can't play a sex symbol'."The Girl With A Pearl Earring star, who is engaged to Canadian actor Ryan Reynolds, 31, added: "It's just a preconceived notion about women in general and particularly in this industry. It's a very vain, vain industry."Johansson is the latest in a string of actresses to complain of ageism in Hollywood.Sharon Stone, 50, once quipped: "When I went to the Oscars, it was like, 'Oh, there's been an archaeological dig and look what we've found, a 40-year-old'."

Thursday, August 14, 2008

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

Brandy has a new single.

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“EVERYTHING IS BEAUTIFUL" -ANDY WARHOL

POST WARHOL PREDICTION:IN THE FUTURE FAMOUS ATHLETES WILL POSE NUDE ON WHEATIES CEREAL BOXES

THE CELEBRITY QUESTION

Why, after all, is celebrity an insult? Personal magnetism, the ability to galvanize attention and rally masses: this is a bad quality in a Chief Executive? J.F.K. and Ronald Reagan managed to soldier on with this handicap. Besides, celebrity is America's chief international export. There's something almost unpatriotic about denigrating it; it's like insulting Obama by comparing him to a gmc truck. (You know who complains about American celebrity culture? Al-Qaeda and the French, that's who!)

-Time
August 14 2008

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

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

"Money, it turned out, was exactly like sex, you thought of nothing else if you didnt have it and thought of other things if you did."

-James Baldwin

STRAIGHT GUYS IS THE NEW GAY

Dink Flamingo, who specializes in getting military guys to disrobe and jack off, get sucked, or other fun activities, also does not doubt that gay-for-pay models exist. "Straight boys are easier to work with. There's nowhere near as much drama. I've never had a model that became completely gay. But I have had more than one tell me 'The more I deal with women's shit, the more I realize I like men better.'"

Source: -Gaysexblog.net

THE WARHOL ATTITUDE: SO BAD IT'S GOOD

Artwork by Pierre & Gilles

“IT'S CALLED GOSSIP AND OF COURSE IT'S AN OBSESSION OF MINE” -ANDY WARHOL

The Beijing Olympics is not the first time the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has awarded the games to a modern dictatorship. In 1936, the Berlin Olympics were a huge propaganda victory for Adolf Hitler. He was able to showcase his ideals of Aryan supremacy and xenophobic militarism. Although the games are remembered in the United States for sprinter Jesse Owens capturing four gold medals, at the time, they were viewed as the triumph of totalitarianism over the declining democracies. The Germans won 33 gold medals, nine more than the second-place Americans. Benito Mussolini's Italy finished third, ahead of France and Britain. The message was clear: Nazi Germany and fascist Italy represented the wave of the future, while capitalist democracies like the U.S. - embodied the old, dying order.

In a similar manner, China is seeking to use the Olympics as a symbol of its emerging global might. The Chinese are in a gold medal war with the United States. China hopes that, by defeating America in athletic competition, it can demonstrate the country's superior political and socio-economic system. In short, Beijing wants to replicate the Berlin games, and show the world that China is the new rising superpower.

-Washington Times
August 10 2008

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

“MUSCLES ARE GREAT:EVERYBODY SHOULD HAVE AT LEAST ONE THAT THEY CAN SHOW OFF" -ANDY WARHOL

POST WARHOL PREDICTION:IN THE FUTURE CELEB MAG WILL PUBLISH COMPARATIVE PICS OF FEMALE STARS IN XXX SCENES ASKING: WHO SUCK IT BEST?

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

Jennifer Aniston & John Mayer split.

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SHOWING OFF FOR 15 MINUTES OF FAME

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

Since Warhol died the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts has controlled the copyright to his art. In the past 10 years fees from licensing have grown from $US400,000 to $US2 million-plus a year (there is no breakdown solely for fashion).
Michael Hermann, the foundation's director of licensing, says that while requests have steadily increased, "the foundation seeks to work with organisations that understand and embrace Warhol's non-conformist spirit"."During his life Andy Warhol wore Levi's and in 1984 Levi's commissioned Warhol to create paintings of their iconic logo," says Hermann of the Warhol Factory X Levi's collection which, since launching in 2006, has featured jeans with silver thread (playing on the silver-walled Factory), shirts with dollar signs, jackets bearing Warhol's famed Marilyn Monroe work, and images inspired by the artist's Shadows series."Given this historical relationship and the stature of both Andy Warhol and Levi's as American icons, the foundation felt that a project made sense," says Hermann.

-The Australian
August 13 2008

“MORE THAN ANYTHING PEOPLE JUST WANT STARS” -ANDY WARHOL

POST WARHOL PREDICTION:IN THE FUTURE THE HOTTEST PRODUCT IN ESTHETICS WILL BE «PORTABLE LASER CORRECTOR»

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WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

“To succeed with the opposite sex, tell her you're impotent. She can't wait to disprove it.”

-Cary Grant

Monday, August 11, 2008

STRAIGHT GUYS IS THE NEW GAY

“IT'S CALLED GOSSIP AND OF COURSE IT'S AN OBSESSION OF MINE” -ANDY WARHOL

According to a LiveScience article, people with voices deemed sexy and attractive tend to have greater body symmetry.

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

Britney show off new bikini body.

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“GEE THAT'S GREAT”

Artwork by Anish Kapoor

DENNIS HOPPER & THE ART CROWD

MADRID -- Dennis Hopper will be the subject of an exhibition, "Dennis Hopper & the New Hollywood," which will open Oct. 13 at the Cinematheque Francaise in Paris. A film festival-cum-art exhibit, it will feature a selection of Hopper's movies, his '60s photos, video extracts, archives, billboards and private art collection, including works by Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Julian Schnabel and Ed Ruscha.

-Variety
August 7 2008

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

“To achieve harmony in bad taste is the height of elegance.”

-Jean Genet

“MUSCLES ARE GREAT:EVERYBODY SHOULD HAVE AT LEAST ONE THAT THEY CAN SHOW OFF" -ANDY WARHOL

“IT'S CALLED GOSSIP AND OF COURSE IT'S AN OBSESSION OF MINE” -ANDY WARHOL

Gen Xers and boomers may have assumed that today's youth are as anti-marketing as they once were; millennials' mass adoption of Mr. Obama's brand may puzzle or alienate them. After a video featuring celebrities like the Black-Eyed Peas' will.i.am and actress Scarlett Johansson crooning along with an Obama speech went viral last winter, a response mocking the mass Obama phenomenon was posted to YouTube, set to "Building a Religion" by quintessential Gen-X band Cake.

Pete Markiewicz, co-author with Mr. Strauss and Mr. Howe of "Millennials and the Pop Culture," said Gen Xer cynics Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert often lampoon the Obama campaign's messianic tendencies. Said Mr. Markiewicz, "Both Colbert and Stewart are liberal, but the worship of Obama sticks in their Xer craws."

-AdAge
August 11 2008

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

Friends remeber Bernie Mac.

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“BEAUTY IS A SIGN OF INTELLIGENCE" -ANDY WARHOL

PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: BEAUTY

People always says that before fat women were considered beautiful. True. But they were considered beautiful because all the poor were starving and were so skinny. Now that the poor are so fat all the Hollywood stars want to be so skinny. They just don't want to be beautiful. They want not to look like the poor.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE A COSMETIC COMPANY WILL LAUNCH:ULTRA MOISTURIZING PRE «FACIAL» MIST

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BURGER KING ADVERTISING AS PRECURSOR OF REALITY TV

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

It wasn’t so long ago that Tina Brown and Bonnie Fuller were busy transforming entire magazine genres. They lived on opposite ends of the taste spectrum — Brown edited Vanity Fair and the New Yorker, Fuller revamped Glamour, then re-invented the celebrity gossip concept at Us Weekly and later the Star — but the two had a similar formula: a willingness to throw out the old model, a feel for where the culture was heading and a forward-driving tenacity that became legendary in media circles.

Then old-media companies mostly stopped generating the large, ambitious projects Fuller and Brown cut their teeth on, and both editors stepped away from magazines. Now this summer finds both embarked on — what else? — Web start-ups. Fuller has started a Web company aimed at women ages 20 to 40, focusing on — what else? — celebrity news. Brown will run a news and culture site called The Daily Beast (after the fictional newspaper in Evelyn Waugh’s 1938 novel "Scoop”), which is funded by Barry Diller’s InterActiveCorp and will launch in the fall.

-L.A Times
August 10 2008

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

Dark Knight continues Box-office reign.

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“MY FAVORITE THING TO BUY IS UNDERWEAR” -ANDY WARHOL

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

“The worst part of success is to try to find someone who is happy for you.”

-Bette Midler

SHOW OFF THAT MUSCLE!

“Muscles are great:everybody should have at least one that they can show off. I work out every day, and for a while at the beginning I tried to get definition but it didn't come off that way on me. Now I do have one muscle that appears , and then it seems to go away, but it comes back after a while».

-Andy Warhol.

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

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

In our digital age, just about everything that can be recorded is recorded. This goes double for celebrities. And so, like the voyeurs we are, we study under an unforgiving microscope the most trivial movements of our celebrities. We watch a sour-looking Jake Gyllenhaal trying to get into his car, noticing that the footage is over-exposed, washed out from all the flashbulbs going off while he tries to find his keys. It's surreal, and almost arty in its way, as it recalls the prescient and banal genius of Andy Warhol's films.

Video images such as these are the stock and trade of TMZ, and each show features such footage, and their bullying acquisition. On a recent episode, we got a story on Hulk Hogan and his family, who were visiting their incarcerated son on his 18th birthday. The TMZ narrator has no sympathy, and in a mocking tone that sounds like the playground taunts of a bully, rejoices in saying that for his birthday, "He's going to big-boy jail!" This snarling and acidic gloss is complemented by wacky special effects, all used in the service of making the celebrities look just as vain, entitled and idiotic as some people desperately need them to be.

-The Gazette
August 9 2008

ANDY WARHOL & JOSEPH ALBERS

“J'aurais du continuer les Soupes campbell tout du long. Parce que finalement j'aimais bien des gens comme ce type qui fait toujours des carrés, Joseph Albers. Je l'aime bien, j'aime beaucoup son travail».

-Andy Warhol.

“GEE THAT'S GREAT”

Artwork by Vermeer

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE THE HOTTEST HEEL OF PRO WRESTLING WILL BE TWO ROBOTIC WALKING CHINESE PARTY OFFICIALS

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

Morgan Freeman feeling good.

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“MUSCLES ARE GREAT:EVERYBODY SHOULD HAVE AT LEAST ONE THAT THEY CAN SHOW OFF" -ANDY WARHOL

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

According to research conducted by Nick Rule and Nalini Ambady, it takes just  50ms (that's milliseconds) to determine a man's sexual orientation. Twenty-two male and sixty-eight female undergrads were shown photos of 90 men's faces (half were homosexual) for 33ms, 50ms, 6500ms or 10,000ms and were asked to guess whether or not they were gay.
It was at the 50ms timeframe -- long enough for the faces to be consciously seen -- that the students' could accurately deduce sexuality in 57 per cent of the cases. Accuracy didn't improve when subjects viewed images for longer periods of time.

-Banana Guide

IN HOMAGE TO ANDY WARHOL THE AVERAGE STUDENT

“I never learned anything at all in school and didn't read a book for pleasure until I was 19 years old.”

-Stanley Kubrick

Saturday, August 09, 2008

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

PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY:ART

Jeff Koons is american
Damien Hirst is english.
Takashi Murakami is japanese
Chinese artist are rising fast

Meanwhile the four biggest financial places in the world are New York, London, Tokyo and Hong Kong....

NO SEX PLEASE, I'M AN ARTIST!

They're all in the Los Angeles show. So what's missing? Sex. Not eroticism -- everything Warhol did feels erotic -- but representations of actual sex, physical sex. Try to imagine a Picasso retrospective without sex. No penises, no breasts, no vaginas. No artist having his way with his studio models, no men and women joyously in flagrante. It's out of the question; sex was too much a part of his work. It was a main ingredient in Warhol's, too. He did whole series of sexually explicit paintings and took hundreds, probably thousands of explicit photographs. You don't see any of them here. Why? One possibility: the images are almost exclusively of men and male sex parts and express an undisguised interest in same-sex sex.

-New York Times
July 14 2002
( About the Los Angeles Retrospective)

“MUSCLES ARE GREAT:EVERYBODY SHOULD HAVE AT LEAST ONE THAT THEY CAN SHOW OFF" -ANDY WARHOL

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

“I see when men love women. They give them but a little of their lives. But women when they love give everything.”

-Oscar Wilde

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ANDY WARHOL ET L'ARGENT

“De tout temps on le savait les artistes ont été tourmentés par les préoccupations d'argent. On peut même dire qu'un grand artiste se double généralement d'un excellent homme d'affaires, quitte, s'il le faut à déléguer ses pouvoirs à son épouse, son secrétaire. Exemple Dali. Il suffit aussi de lire les correspondances de Michel-Ange , de Van Gogh ou de Gauguin pour voir à chaque ligne apparaître ce souci. Les frères bellini ne peignent un trompe-l'oeil que pour recevoir en paiement dix kilos d'or. Cette obsession fait de l'artiste un faiseur d'or qui ramasse la terre sur le sol et opère la transmutation : mais après avoir transmué la terre en or, il doit restituer la terre. “Avida Dollars” en avait fait une profession de foi. Warhol est le premier à vendre la mèche.”

-Gilles neret
Trente ans d'art Moderne.

STRAIGHT GUYS IS THE NEW GAY

“IT'S CALLED GOSSIP AND OF COURSE IT'S AN OBSESSION OF MINE” -ANDY WARHOL

Throughout the 1970s Valentino and Giammetti were regular visitors to Warhol’s Factory and nightclub Studio 54 and now they own one of the best collections of the artist’s work in the world. “There were paintings everywhere, if I had bought them I would now have a colossal fortune,” says Valentino. In 1974, Warhol made four portraits of the designer. “I only purchased two of them years later, in the 1990s and paid 30 times more,” he says. “Recently I tried to bid for Warhol’s 1986 Self-Portrait (Green Camouflage), which sold for $12.3m. I become very emotional in the art market but I also have clear limits of what I want to pay. I am very choosy,” he adds.

Valentino also missed out on some of the earliest works by Basquiat to whom he paid homage in his autumn/winter 06/07 collection. “He used to loiter outside my fashion house because he was flirting with one of the English girls who worked for me,” says Valentino. “I never bought at the right moment: it was at the end of the 1990s that I bought his Eternity collages. Two are in my house in Holland Park [in London].” The same home features five late Picassos, more Basquiats and paintings by Hirst, De Kooning and Warhol.

-The Art Newspaper

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE OLYMPICS WILL IMITATE F-1 RACING: MEDALS FOR BEST ATHLETES & MEDALS FOR BEST SPORT CLOTHING COMPANY

Friday, August 08, 2008

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

Photo: Corbin Fisher

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

“A new biography of Madonna came out last week, and apparently the biography lists all the men she's slept with. The book is apparently called the Manhattan Telephone Directory.”

-Bill Maher

“IT'S CALLED GOSSIP AND OF COURSE IT'S AN OBSESSION OF MINE” -ANDY WARHOL

Pop culture references in campaigns haven't always involved celebrities. Walter Mondale in a 1984 debate took the inventive step of channeling a well-known commercial. Of rival Democrat Gary Hart's policies, he asked: "Where's the beef?" It was, of course, the slogan of the classic Wendy's ad. And as far back as 1952, Dwight D. Eisenhower used newfangled Walt Disney animation in a groundbreaking TV ad — still viewable on YouTube — for his campaign against Adlai Stevenson.

But arguably the most famous pop culture reference in a campaign — exquisite in its succinctness — was Richard Nixon's 1968 four-word appearance on "Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In," intoning the show's catch phrase, "Sock it to me?" (Nixon added the question mark.) He defeated Hubert Humphrey, who producers apparently couldn't get.
By 1992, candidate Bill Clinton knew how valuable it would be to play the saxophone on "The Arsenio Hall Show." And these days, it's a virtual rite of passage for candidates to appear on the late-night shows — sometimes, they even announce their candidacies on them.They don't simply chat. They duly appear in "Saturday Night Live" skits, read out David Letterman's often humiliating Top Ten lists, or suffer through partisan questioning, in McCain's case, from "Daily Show" host Jon Stewart.

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

“SHOPPING IS MORE AMERICAN THAN THINKING” -ANDY WARHOL

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE PARIS HILTON WILL BECOME THE NEW CICCIOLINA OF POLITICS AND WILL BE ELECTED GOVERNOR OF CALIFORNIA

Copyright by IVAN

KEITH HARING & MADONNA

As in the past, this tour will be divided into four sections. The first references gangsta pimp and Art Deco with Givenchy costumes. This, it would seem, is Madonna’s current take on her longest-running fashion inspiration — the dominatrix. “It’s a theme that runs throughout her career” Phillips says. “She’s not afraid of being hard.” The second section has been termed “Old School,” and harkens back to Madonna’s early days in New York, with Scott’s outfit and some vintage prints from Keith Haring, the late graffiti artist and friend of Madonna who died of AIDS in 1990. “He and Madonna were friends. If he were alive, it would be his 50th birthday as well. So I thought, ‘What if we revisited that?’” Afterward, there’s a gypsy section with more costumes from Givenchy. “Riccardo’s a new young talent. If you look at Madonna’s history with fashion, that makes him an obvious choice.” Finally, there’s a futuristic rave section with lots of Japanese influences.

- Woman Wear Daily

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

“Out with stereotypes, feminism proclaims. But stereotypes are the west's stunning sexual personae, the vehicles of art's assault against nature. The moment there is imagination, there is myth.”

-Camille Paglia

SHOWING OFF FOR 15 MINUTES OF FAME

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: THE FUTURE OF FOOD MARKETING: OBAMA SAYS: I'M NOT AN ELITIST:"I EAT (AD SPACE) EVERY DAY

Copyright by IVAN

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

And it's an amazing country where an Arizona multimillionaire can attack a Chicago South Sider as an elitist and hope to make it stick. The Chicagoan was brought up by a single mom who had big ambitions for him, and he got scholarshipped into Harvard Law and was made president of the law review, all of it on his own hook, whereas the Arizonan is the son of an admiral and was ushered into Annapolis though an indifferent student, much like the Current Occupant, both of them men who are very lucky that their fathers were born before they were. The Chicagoan, who grew up without a father, wrote a book on his own, using a computer. The Arizonan hired people to write his for him. But because the Chicagoan can say what he thinks and make sense and the Arizonan cannot do that for more than 30 seconds at a time, the old guy is hoping to portray the skinny guy as arrogant.

-Garrison Keillor
Salon

“ATHLETES ARE GOING TO BE THE NEW MEDIA STARS” -ANDY WARHOL

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: FUTURE HOTTEST PERFUME NAMES

PUSSY JUICE
HOOKER ESSENCE
DOLLAR STORE DIVA
GLAMOUR BITCH

Copyright by IVAN

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

Nelly will be modeling the Sean John underwear and loungewear line, which will include briefs, boxer-briefs, boxers, undershirts, pajamas and robes, among other unmentionables. According to a post on Celebrity Brands, Sean "Diddy" Combs said, "Nelly is the quintessential definition of the Sean John man, he has the attitude, the swagger and most of all, the physique that our customers can both aspire and relate to. And let's be honest, all of the ladies out there are going to be thanking us for this campaign. The images are so strong; they speak for themselves."

-AdAge
July 5 2008

“MUSCLES ARE GREAT:EVERYBODY SHOULD HAVE AT LEAST ONE THAT THEY CAN SHOW OFF" -ANDY WARHOL

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

"A really hard laugh is like sex—one of the ultimate diversions of existence."

-Jerry Seinfeld.

Monday, August 04, 2008

POST WARHOL PREDICTION:IN THE FUTURE POOR PEOPLE WILL BE PREVENTED FROM WALKING IN RICH NEIGHBORHOOD IN ORDER NOT TO CREATE VOLATILITY ON THE MARKETS

“GEE THAT'S GREAT”

Artwork by Tom Wesselman

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

Lindsay & Samantha very affectionate.

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INTERVIEW MAGAZINE

With two issues already out and a third - the September fashion issue - promising a major redesign that returns the magazine to a larger format and sees a change from the iconic typeface of its title, there are strong signs of a regaining of vitality and purpose. For the pair's debut issue, Marc Jacobs was induced to wear one of Warhol's silver wigs for the cover and friends recounted stories about the founder; for the second, actress Eva Mendes drips sweat and eyeliner and (reluctantly) talks about her trip to rehab."We want to make it a general interest magazine with a lot more fashion and art and, hopefully, the smarter side of cinema, television and music," says O'Brien, who recently caused media wave-lets by saying, as editorial director of a celebrity magazine, he had grown weary of celebrity. "I am bored of the stalking people, the 'Oh my God, Britney Spears smoking-in-front-of-her-children' type stuff. It's loathsome. Hopefully, we'll take the high road; we want Interview to be about ideas and fun and gossip, but not on that level."

The Guardian
August 4 2008

Sunday, August 03, 2008

“EVERYTHING IS BEAUTIFUL" -ANDY WARHOL

WARHOL & RAUSCHENBERG OU LA VIE COMME ART

“Je suis pour l'art mais pour l'art qui n'a rien à voir avec l'art. L'art à tout à voir avec la vie mais il n'a rien à voir avec l'art".

-Robert Rauscheberg

PORN LOVER

“On recovering from the injuries sustained in the shooting Warhol's first walk was to a Peep Show".

-Isabel Kuhl
Warhol.

“BEAUTY IS A SIGN OF INTELLIGENCE" -ANDY WARHOL

WARHOLIAN T-SHIRT OF THE DAY

GET FAT OR DIE TRYING

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE COSMETIC COMPANY WILL OFFER FREE DEMONSTRATION OF CUM SHOT PROOF PRODUCTS TO WOMEN

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 IT'S AN OBSESSION OF MINE -ANDY WARHOL

There are 20 million sexless marriages in the United States.

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

“One must be a living man and a posthumous artist.”

-Jean Cocteau

Saturday, August 02, 2008

“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

Shots fired at party with Usher & Nelly

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PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: TIME

Someone can be poor in the 21st century and has a more confortable pillow than Louis XIV had....

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

Photo:www.brokestraightboys.com

IMAGINARY DIARIES OF A POP ARTIST:OBAMA & OPHRA

August 2 2008

Gee, I don't understand all that talk about Obama They say we don't know what he really plan to do. But I mean that's dumb because WE KNOW everything. It's like a male Ophra running to be president. That's why she support him so much. He wants to end the racial division. Ophra does it on her show. He wants to end that dumb division between right & left. Ophra once said she voted for as many Republicans & Democrats. The guy is smart and likes to read. Ophra has a book club. So I guess she should be vice-president...Went to the office. Some jewish gallery owner told me I should do some group painting with Hirst & Murakami like I did with Clemente and Basquiat in the eighties. I don't know...There was a great title in some gossip mag this week: Mario Lopez: “the most shirtless man in America.” Oh, I wish I was that smart to find such really good dumb title. Why can't I find any? ...

“MORE THAN ANYTHING PEOPLE JUST WANT STARS” -ANDY WARHOL

“IT'S CALLED GOSSIP AND OF COURSE IT'S AN OBSESSION OF MINE” -ANDY WARHOL

In 2000, when he was running for the GOP nomination against George W Bush, McCain made himself into the country's greatest talk show guest. He showed up on David Letterman, Jay Leno, and everything in between with banter and laugh lines that put the best of Tinseltown to shame. Later, he would show up hosting Saturday Night Live in 2002 and on the mock news of Jon Stewart's The Daily Show, knocking the ball out of the park every time. Now McCain is still showing up on Letterman and SNL but with a creakiness much closer to Charlton Heston than Jackie Gleason.
 
Additionally McCain admits he doesn't know much about economics and computers. Neither does my 82-year old Godmother. But here's the thing, she's looking for good bargains on Channel outfits to wear out to lunch with her friends, not running for the Presidency of the richest, largest and most technically advanced economy in the world.
 
Same thing applies to the use of Britney and Paris in his ads. For one, they are both so 2007. Bad girl burnouts Amy Winehouse and Lindsey Lohan would have been much more current and, in all honesty, much more damning, but that would have meant the McCain people actually paid attention to Pop Culture and took it seriously. People love to scoff at Pop Culture as if it is somehow outside the perimeters of real life, but they forget the "Pop" in Pop Culture stands for "popular." If you mock what the people like, what the people talk about, you either better be spot on or walk away. I'm not saying McCain or for that matter Obama should do a voiceover in the next Grand Theft Auto video game, but they both should remember that the celebrity culture of 2008 permeates everything.

-www.examiner.com
 

Friday, August 01, 2008

“ MY FAVORITE THING TO BUY IS UNDERWEAR" -ANDY WARHOL

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

“You dress elegant women. You dress sophisticated women. I dress sluts.”

-Gianni Versace

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

Rep: Elizabeth Taylor is fine.

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