Tuesday, September 30, 2008

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

“The ultimate irony is that I'm becoming part of the establishment".

-John Waters

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: WOMAN MAG:HOW TO MINIMIZE YOUR EXPRESSION LINES WHEN SCREAMING TO YOUR MAN: «YES, YES, FUCK ME, FUCK ME!»

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A GREAT 15 MINUTES OF FAME

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

Janet Jackson hospitalized.

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Monday, September 29, 2008

POST WARHOL PREDICTION:THE FUTURE OF WOMAN MAG AD:IS THE FINANCIAL CRISIS CAUSING YOU STRESS DAMAGING YOUR HAIR? GET THIS NEW (AD SPACE) SHAMPOO NOW!

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STRAIGHT GUYS IS THE NEW GAY

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

“I'm very proud of my gold pocket watch. My grandfather, on his deathbed, sold me this watch.”

-Woody Allen

WALL STREET DECADENT BONUSES CULTURE: WHY NOTHING WILL CHANGE AFTER THE CRISIS

«I don't think everybody should have money. It shouldn't be for everybody-you wouldn't know who was important. How boring. Who would you gossip about? Who would you put down? »


-The philosophy of Andy Warhol

“I LIKE EVERYBODY'S ART" -ANDY WARHOL

Artwork byJeff Koons

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

Amanda Burton has bitterly criticised the celebrity culture for putting too much pressure on young girls to look perfect.
The 51-year-old star of Silent Witness singled out makeover television shows and women's magazines, accusing them of destroying any ' sisterhood' left by encouraging women to expose each other's flaws.Yet at the same time she admitted regularly having Botox injections to disguise her wrinkles.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: POLITICS

Now that all the intellectually smart & witty things comes from straight people any politician could get the gay vote by only promising a free gym membership and a pair of white underwear.

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

ART HISTORY GONE WILD!

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

“THE WORLD FASCINATES ME” -ANDY WARHOL

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

In recognition of the rise of a new generation of Asian super-rich, eager to own Asian cultural artefacts once traded in London or New York, Sotheby's has shifted all of its sales of Asian art to Hong Kong.In five days of selling, the auctioneers expect to set a local record of £140 million.Most notably, Sotheby's will host a prestigious "evening sale" of contemporary Asian art in Hong Kong for the first time. Its rival, Christie's, will follow suit with a Hong Kong evening sale in November.The "Chinese contemporary" category is the most rapidly appreciating segment of the global market.According to Quek Chin Yeow, Sotheby's deputy director for Asia, China's new wealth has coincided with a creative blossoming."All great art needs a great movement," he said. In China's case that was provided by the transformation of society as it emerged from the strictures of Maoism in the 1980s.

Telegraph
Sept 28 2008

PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: RELIGION

Why taking chances for the afterlife? I believe in Jupiter, Athena, Jesus, Moïses, Apollon, Zeus, Priape, Isis & Osiris, Bacchus, Mercure & Bouddha all at once.

“BEAUTY IS A SIGN OF INTELLIGENCE" -ANDY WARHOL

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

“Look your best - who said love is blind?”

-Mae West

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

DJ AM released from hospital.

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

PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: STEREOTYPES

I like the idea of people saying stereotypes are never true and then watching eight black guys running the 100 meters final at the Olympics, a gay young guy looking effeminate and crying for Britney on You Tube, or a big fat girl with a buzz cut leading the womyn's center at her College. That's great.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

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

PARIS, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- U.S. pop star Madonna has begun showing the physical signs of aging despite a strict dietary and exercise regime, The Daily Mail says.The British publication reported Saturday that while the "Material Girl" maintains a strict macrobiotic diet and routinely exercises, the 50-year-old looked her age while exiting a Paris hotel this week.
The celebrity's declining appearance also comes amidst rumors she has had plastic surgery to maintain her famed sexy looks, the newspaper reported.The mother-of-three is said to conduct two-hour workout sessions six days a week to maintain her body after 25 years in the music industry. Madonna, who is pushing through a 50-date worldwide tour, owns an $11 million private gym where she conducts her weekly fight against the aging process, the Mail said.

“SHOPPING IS MORE AMERICAN THAN THINKING” -ANDY WARHOL

“ONE THING I MISS IS THE TIME AMERICA HAD BIG DREAMS ABOUT THE FUTURE" -ANDY WARHOL

Non-union charter schools are increasingly replacing unionized schools across the United States. Charter schools that lack sufficient capital budgets, or that employ flawed teaching methods, can be worse for a student than a regular public school.
But the best charters - and they are proliferating - use strict discipline, constant student testing and merit-based pay for teachers to produce astonishing results, turning underperforming students into motivated graduates headed for college.
Mr. Obama's plan would encourage the spread of charter schools. He'd also increase federal funding for education, bolster pre-kindergarten programs and reward high-performing teachers with merit pay. He should expect no more support from teachers unions, which vehemently oppose both merit pay and charters.Mr. McCain would not increase education funding. Instead, he'd introduce vouchers that would permit parents to use public funding to enroll their children in private schools. The risk is, the vouchers could destroy the public education system entirely.Although the McCain and Obama plans are diametrically opposite, both recognize an emerging consensus on two key issues: Teachers must be rewarded, and punished, based on how well they do their job; and the only way to know how a student is doing is through constant testing. As these two principles are implemented in school districts across America, they will revolutionize the quality of public education.

-Globe &Mail

SHOWING OFF FOR 15 MINUTES OF FAME

PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: GAY VS STRAIGHT

Gay men try to imitate straight couples and end up miserable. Straight men try to imitate gay open couples and end up alone.

POST WARHOL PREDICTION:IN THE FUTURE A COSMETIC COMPANY WILL LAUNCH:«PRE CUM SHOT ULTRA MOISTURIZING FLUID»

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“I LIKE EVERYBODY'S ART" -ANDY WARHOL

Artwork by Nikki De Saint Phalle

THE VERTIGINOUS DECLINE OF CELEBRITY GOSSIP QUALITY

What's next? Former high school friend says third rate star «will make a great dad»?

“GEE THAT'S GREAT”

Is the new media environment making us dumber or just different? It seems everyone is weighing in on the question these days, whether in books lamenting The Dumbest Generation and The Age of American Unreason or in articles asking whether the Internet is making us stupid or at least hastening the twilight of book reading.Not all observers are angst-ridden. Recently New York Times columnist David Brooks dryly observed that "on or about June 29, 2007," the release date of the first iPhone, media displaced culture, and "the means of transmission replaced the content of culture as the center of historical excitement." But Brooks seemed more bemused than alarmed by the fact that what he calls "aggregators and appraisers" and other "lords of the memes" are the new cultural elite.

-US News & World Report
August 28 2008

“I USED TO DO THINGS AND TRY TO BE IMAGINATIVE AND THEY DIDN'T LIKE IT. THIS IS WHEN I DECIDED NOT TO BE IMAGINATIVE» -ANDY WARHOL

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

“If I didn't have my films as an outlet for all the different sides of me, I would probably be locked up.”

-Angelina Jolie

PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: TIME

I like the fact that in contemporary art we talk about 1970 to today while in Hip Hop old school is 1980...

“EVERYTHING IS BEAUTIFUL" -ANDY WARHOL

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE ADVERTISERS WILL BUY AD SPACE ON PORN STARS BODIES DURING SEX SCENES

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PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: WOMEN

Women buy clothes to compete with other women. But it's the only reason they will never confess if you ask them why they bought.

“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

If we were designing men and women to deliver maximum sexual satisfaction to one another, we would not start from here. The reason, as Shere Hite noted, has to do with the position of a tiny, but neglected organ – the clitoris.Conventional sexual intercourse, in which the penis is inserted into the vagina, may be an efficient method of reproduction but is doomed to failure when it comes to maximising sexual pleasure – at least for the woman.The author of the Hite report, one of the most detailed surveys of sexual behaviour ever carried out, says doctors, therapists and the public share a collective blindness about this simple anatomical fact which determines the way in which most women achieve orgasm.The key, according to Ms Hite, is that women have orgasms more easily when masturbating than when having intercourse. This is because the clitoris, the stimulation of which leads to orgasm, is situated above the entrance to the vagina, where it is mostly inaccessible to the thrusting movement of the penis."The overwhelming majority of women, according to my research, can have orgasms easily during masturbation. So why not also during coitus? The answer is that during masturbation women choose to stimulate the clitoral area. Only rarely, in 2 per cent of cases, does it involve vaginal penetration," she said.

-The Independant
Sept 23 2008

“I NEVER READ. I JUST LOOK AT PICTURES" -ANDY WARHOL

Friday, September 26, 2008

PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: MEN

Men are dumb. That's why it's fun to sleep with them.

THE WARHOL ATTITUDE: SO BAD IT'S GOOD

Troubled star Amy Winehouse was looking worse than ever last night at a charity bash in London.
The Back To Black singer was there to sing backing vocals for her 12-year-old goddaughter Dionne's singing debut - but instead, she showed her up terribly.Looking skeletally-thin, with ill-looking, ravaged skin, smudged make-up and a totally out-of-it demeanour, she ruined her performance by attempting to headbutt a photographer before collapsing and sobbing: "Life can’t go on. I can’t do this any more."

Mirror
Sept 26 2008

«THE UNITED STATES HAS AN HABIT OF MAKING HEROES OUT OF ANYTHING AND ANYBODY WHICH IS SO GREAT» -ANDY WARHOL

PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: RELIGION

Are we going to be entitled to the afterlife paradise of religion not born yet?

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

Britney working as a waitress in her video.

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CROWD SCENE

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

-Andy Warhol

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE AN AMERICAN ESCORT AGENCY WILL ADVERTISE: KEEPING THE FUNDAMENTALS OF OUR ECONOMY STRONG

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

“A girl can wait for the right man to come along but in the meantime that still doesn't mean she can't have a wonderful time with all the wrong ones. ”

-Cher

MODELING FOR 15 MINUTES OF FAME

Thursday, September 25, 2008

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

Clay (Aiken) talks about coming out to his mama the day his younger brother was deployed to Iraq four years ago—"I figured, you know what, if you're having a bad day, you might as well have it all happen now!" When asked if he has a boyfriend, Clay, 29, claims: "I've got one man in my life right now, and he's crying and needs formula!" We hope he's referring to infant son Parker.

-Radar

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE VAGINAS DESIGNERS ARTISTS TO THE STARS WILL BE INTERVIEWED ON THE RED CARPET AT THE OSCARS

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“I LIKE EVERYBODY'S ART" -ANDY WARHOL

Sculpture by Anthony Caro

“ONE THING I MISS IS THE TIME AMERICA HAD BIG DREAMS ABOUT THE FUTURE" -ANDY WARHOL

Paul Kennedy, a Yale professor of history, put forward in his 1988 book The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers the notion that a great power's economic rise and fall in relation to its rivals was as important to its longevity as its military supremacy. Finance, commerce and the popular arts have extended Britain's sway long beyond its time.For the U.S., declining economic growth and rising military commitments won't necessarily signal the decline of Pax America unless others become disproportionately richer and stronger. That is why the rise of China and the resurgence of Russia are such threats to American power. And while it is difficult to imagine the U.S. accepting a diminishing status gracefully, it will have to find a destiny in that seam where finance and commerce meet politics and strategy. Post-imperial Britain shows a possible pat".

-Forbes
Sept 24 2008

STRAIGHT GUYS IS THE NEW GAY

PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: ART IN THE CITY

They should ask artists to create different forms for traffic lights.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: POLITICAL SURVEY: WOULD YOU RATHER EAT (AD SPACE) PIZZA WITH MCCAIN OR (AD SPACE) ICE CREAM WITH OBAMA?

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

Photo: WWE

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

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Make room, iTunes. MySpace is hoping to shake up the digital music scene.In a bid to spruce up its popular online hangout, MySpace plans to flip the switch Thursday on a much-anticipated service that will give its roughly 120 million users free access to hundreds of thousands of songs from the world's largest recording labels.
The catch: the music can be played only on personal computers connected to the Internet and listeners have to tolerate advertising splashed across the screen. Anyone who wants to transfer a song to a portable device like Apple Inc.'s iPod will have to buy the music through Amazon.com Inc.'s year-old downloading service, which sells songs for as little as 79 cents apiece.Unlike much of the material at Apple's iTunes store, the music sold through MySpace's new service won't contain the protections that limit how many times a track can be copied.

MADONNA & KEITH HARING

"We were two odd birds in the same environment. I watched Keith come up from that street base, which is where I also came up from. I’ve always responded to Keith’s art. From the very beginning there was a lot of innocence and a joy that was coupled with a brutal awareness of the world. The fact is, there’s a lot of irony in Keith’s work, just as there’s a lot of irony in my work. And that’s what attracts me to his stuff. I mean, you have these bold colors and those childlike figures and a lot of babies, but if you really look at those works closely, they’re really very powerful and really scary."

-Madonna

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

POST WARHOL PREDICTION:IN THE FUTURE TOMBSTONE WILL HAVE BUILT-IN SCREEN ALLOWING TO WATCH THE DEFUNCT PAST SEX TAPE

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

Britney's home on sale for 7.9 millions.

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

PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: TIME

If you're a straight man and have your mid-life crisis at 60 you're 10 years too late. If you're a gay man and have your mid-life crisis at 60 you're 35 years too late. ..

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE A BODY CREAM BRAND WILL ASK JANET JACKSON TO RE-ENACT «TITTIGATE» WITH ITS LOGO ON IT

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“BEAUTY IS A SIGN OF INTELLIGENCE" -ANDY WARHOL

PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: CONFIDENCE

Average people talk about self-confidence because they want to become great. Great people talk about how they never had any self-confidence.

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

“Men marry because they are tired; women, because they are curious; both are disappointed.”

-Oscar Wilde

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

“I LIKE EVERYBODY'S ART" -ANDY WARHOL

Artwork by Mark Rothko

GREAT HOMMAGE TO KEITH HARING

NEW YORK, (RUSHPRNEWS)09/22/2008–In a time where social change stirred New York City’s underground scene, young artists were acting out against the right-wing, conformist turn that took over America in the early 1980’s. Director Christina Clausen brings us the riveting and intimate portrait of world-renowned artist, Keith Haring in the 82-minute, must-see documentary: “The Universe of Keith Haring”.The film features interviews and rare archival footage with Fab 5 Freddy, Yoko Ono, Andy Warhol, Madonna, Grace Jones and David LaChapelle among many.With audio excerpts from original interviews with Haring, conducted by his biographer John Gruen, “The Universe of Keith Haring” captures the spirit of the avant-garde, 80’s street-art movement, which was profoundly impacted by the works of Haring and peers such as Jean-Michel Basquiat and Kenny Scharf.

SEX TIPS AND WOMEN'S MAGAZINE: NOTHING MORE WARHOLIAN!

«In WOMEN IN REVOLT Jackie Curtis add-libbed one of the best line of disillusionement with sex when he-as-she portraying a virgin schoolteacher from Bayonne New Jersey was forced to give oral gratification -a blow job-to Mr America. After gagging and somehow finishing up, poor Jackie can't figure out if she had sex or not -«This can't be what millions of girls commit suicide over when their boyfriends leave them».

-The Philosophy of Andy Warhol

“GEE THAT'S GREAT”

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: THE FUTURE OF WOMAN MAG SEX TIPS: HOTTEST NEW NAKED CRAWLING MOVES TO GET ANY MAN YOU WANT!

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«AND I THINK I SEE MORE HOMELESS PEOPLE ON THE STREET EVERY MONTH.HOW CAN WE LET THIS KEEP HAPPENING?» -ANDY WARHOL

Up to 10,000 staff at the New York office of the bankrupt investment bank Lehman Brothers will share a bonus pool set aside for them that is worth $2.5bn (£1.4bn), Barclays Bank, which is buying the business, confirmed last night.The revelation sparked fury among the workers' former colleagues, Lehman's 5,000 staff based in London, who currently have no idea how long they will go on receiving even their basic salaries, let alone any bonus payments. It also prompted a renewed backlash over the compensation culture in global finance, with critics claiming that many bankers receive pay and rewards that bore no relation to the job they had done.

The Independant
Sept 22 2008

Monday, September 22, 2008

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

WHERE WOULD ANDY CHECK IF HIS NAME IS IN THE PAPER TODAY

- According to Mark Cuban, the online space is in for a shakeout, and newspapers' best option is to declare bankruptcy.
"The Internet has matured. It's not where all the excitement will happen over the next five years," he said Monday during a panel entitled "The Future of Media" that kicked off the fifth annual Advertising Week in New York. Asked where he is putting his money these days, Cuban said: "In the bank. This is where you save for the rainy day."As the Web continues to become more mainstream, the HDNet chairman expects some hot online properties to begin running into trouble as their lack of money-making potential becomes apparent.Cuban bets that one future growth area of entertainment will be a face-to-face evolution of online networking: big sports and other events shown on giant screens to large audiences. He also signaled that he will keep an eye on mobile opportunities.Cuban also recommended that newspaper owners declare bankruptcy, arguing that soon they won't reach enough people.Vanity Fair columnist Michael Wolff also took a bearish view on traditional media, suggesting that their content sometimes actually loses value in the digital age."These brands look more and more ridiculous," he said, pointing to what he called "the obsolescence of weekly news magazines." He also argued that people who only read the New York Times these days are simply "old people."

-Hollywood Reporter
Sept 22 2008

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

Topping the list: the Police, who banked $115 million over the course of the year, proving the big money is made on the road rather than in the recording studio.Once famous for not getting along, the timeless rockers reunited in 2007 to perform their early hit "Roxanne" at the Grammy Awards. From there, the band fronted by Sting set out on a sold out and highly lucrative five-continent reunion tour. Some 4 million fans, both young and old, forked over a collective $200 million in tickets to see the trio perform. Not bad for a trio that got their start in the late 1970s.Singer-turned-brand Beyoncé Knowles comes in second, raking in $80 million during the 12-month period.

Forbes
Sept 22 2008

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

WARHOL VS HIRST:THE COMMERCIAL ARTIST WHO WANTED TO BE A SERIOUS ARTIST AND VICE VERSA

“Damien Hirst is a brand, because the art form of the 21st century is marketing. To develop so strong a brand on so conspicuously threadbare a rationale is hugely creative - revolutionary even. The whole stupendous gallimaufrey is a Vanitas, a reminder of futility and entropy. Hughes still believes that great art can be guaranteed to survive the ravages of time, because of its intrinsic merit. Hirst knows better. The prices his work fetches are verifications of his main point; they are not the point. No one knows better than Hirst that consumers of his work are incapable of getting that point. His dead cow is a lineal descendant of the Golden Calf. Hughes is sensitive enough to pick up the resonance. "One might as well be in Forest Lawn [the famous LA cemetery] contemplating a loved one," he shouts at Hirst's calf with the golden hooves - auctioned for £9.2m - but does not realise it is Hirst who has put that idea into his head. Instead he asserts that there is no resonance in Hirst's work. Bob dear, the Sotheby's auction was the work.”

-Germaine Greer

“I LIKE EVERYBODY'S ART" -ANDY WARHOL

Artwork by James Rosenquist

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

"Porn has entered the mature years," says Paul Fishbein, publisher of AVN, the adult film industry trade magazine. "It's no longer naughty, underground. It's an up-front, in-your-face business, as much a part of the pop culture as anything else. We're in a different phase of our pop culture. Kids today have access to material that we didn't when we were kids. It's more normal, when a kid turns 18, to have that access to sexual material."Or maybe, claims Bowen, it's simply a case of American sexual attitudes finally shedding their Puritanism and achieving maturity."Europe has been doing this stuff forever," she says. "They're not hung up on the whole sex thing. No one ever made a big deal about violence in the movies, but sex has been taboo. Maybe we're finally keeping up with the Joneses."

-NY Daily News
Sept 20 2008

POST WARHOL PREDICTION:IN THE FUTURE PARIS HILTON WILL BE ASKED TO ADVERTISE A NEW PAPARAZZI-RESISTANT CAR PAINT

“Sometimes there will be 50 or 100. They are like rats. All my cars are completely scratched up from their battery packs and cameras. They jump on your car and dent the windows."

-Paris Hilton.

MODELING FOR 15 MINUTES OF FAME

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

Janet Jackson leaves record label.

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WHAT'S GOOD FOR POLE DANCERS IS GOOD FOR THE ECONOMY

So the NYC economy is headed for the crapper, sure -- but who's really suffering? Weep for the strippers.We're told first-hand by the pole-gymnasts at joints like the Penthouse Executive Club in NYC that biz has come to a grinding halt -- and to addinsult to injury, strippers say one-dollar bills have replaced tens and twenties. Oh, the humanity!Sources tell us traffic at some super-exclusive Manhattan nightspots is down 40-50% since the wheels came off

-TMZ
Sept 19 2008

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

WALL STREET CULTURE EXPLAINED: IT'S ABOUT FUCKING!

"There are a number of mechanical devices which increase sexual arousal, particularly in women. Chief among these is the Mercedes-Benz 380SL." --Lynn Lavner

“ONE THING I MISS IS THE TIME AMERICA HAD BIG DREAMS ABOUT THE FUTURE" -ANDY WARHOL

The truth of our actual condition in the last eight years is sobering, and the new understanding of it will affect our trust in institutions and government for a very long time. The crucial analysis was done a while back by the former President of Harvard and economist, Larry Summers, who pointed out that there was a very great difference between the fortunes of capital and labour during the boom. 'While workers normally received three-quarters of corporate income, with the remainder going to profits and interest, the (US) Economic Policy Institute has calculated that since 2001, labour has received only one-quarter of the increase in corporate income, as real wages have failed to keep pace with productivity growth.'

The Guardian
Sept 21 2008

“BEAUTY IS A SIGN OF INTELLIGENCE" -ANDY WARHOL

POST WARHOL PREDICTION:IN THE FUTURE WOMEN MAGAZINES COVER WILL BE TESTOSTERONE SMELLING TO BOOST SALES.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

POST BOTOX PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY

It's as useless to be young without being beautiful than being beautiful without being young.

STRAIGHT GUYS IS THE NEW GAY

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

On Monday, while Lehman Brothers was drawing up its $639 billion bankruptcy papers, a bidder at Sotheby's auction house in central London put up $18.5 million for an improbable, if ironically appropriate, luxury object: the carcass of a bull.
Was this perversely out of touch with the times--the bull, a bizarre eschatological animal, to match the decidedly apocalyptic tone of the news updates from Wall Street? Or was this anonymous bidder helping to kick-start a revolution in the way contemporary art is bought and sold? The answers have to do with the discourse on perverse art. And the way that old ideas of artistic genius, combined with media frenzy, empower the artist to make astronomical sums of money precisely by shocking and offending the public.The bull--or, to use its proper title, "The Golden Calf"--is the work of British artist Damien Hirst. Last week it served as the centerpiece of "Beautiful Inside My Head Forever," an exhibition of 223 new pieces Hirst produced exclusively for Sotheby's (nyse: BID - news - people ) and which, on Monday and Tuesday, managed to fetch almost $200 million, despite reeling financial markets.

-Forbes
Sept 18 2008

“I'M A DEEPLY SUPERFICIAL PERSON” -ANDY WARHOL

THE AGE OF “CLINTONESQUE ABSTINENCE”

Leading sexual health experts in Australia say their country is embracing oral sex unlike ever before."For young people it's an almost universal practice now, with 90 per cent trying it before the age of 30," said Basil Donovan, a professor of sexual health at the University of NSW. Among teenagers it's the new abstinence in the Clintonesque sense, because it's a way of having sex without having sex, and there are obvious contraceptive advantages too."

-Bananaguide.

RIGHT ON!

Rather than reinventing Warhol under the sign of this or that avant-garde artist, why not take his fascination with mass culture seriously? Why not look closely at the subjects and surfaces which Warhol actually worked -- and worked over -- rather than refer his art, yet again, to some earlier source within the history of modernism? Why not, for example, think seriously about Warhol’s roots as a commercial illustrator and graphic designer, about his expertise in the language of advertising and the solicitation of consumerist desire? Surely, Warhol’s commercial illustrations of the 1950s are no less relevant to his Pop art of the 1960s than are a set of Goya etchings or Schwitters collages. In positioning Warhol as a “classic modernist,” the retrospective not only suppresses his commercial expertise but also his identity as a queer artist. Questions of same-sex desire, effeminacy, and cross-dressing, not to mention the complex links between gay subculture and the mass media, deserve to be taken seriously within any full-scale retrospective of Warhol’s career.

-Richard Meyer

“I BELIEVE MEDIA IS ART” -ANDY WARHOL

PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: SEX OBJECT

Why people always confuse being treated like a sex object with being treated like an object? Treated like an object is bad. Treated like a sex object is great.

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

“From the moment I was six I felt sexy. And let me tell you it was hell, sheer hell, waiting to do something about it.”

-Bette Davis

“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

There is a growing body of evidence that suggests that the human brain is not well equipped to distinguish between real relationships and — as psychologists call them — "parasocial," or imagined ones. That means that some of the benefits people get from pseudo relationships with celebrities may be the same as those reaped from real friendships and real-life interactions. It's just a matter of degree. So it's O.K. to get caught up in Palinmania if her example makes you feel better about your chaotic life of juggling work and family — as long as you realize she won't be there to talk you through your next family crisis.

-Time
Sept 15 2008

POST WARHOL PREDICTION:AMERICAN SURVEY: SHOULD BRITNEY, PARIS & LINDSAY POLE DANCE AT THE NEXT PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURATION?

“EVERYTHING IS BEAUTIFUL" -ANDY WARHOL

Photo by Robert Mapplethorpe

“ONE THING I MISS IS THE TIME AMERICA HAD BIG DREAMS ABOUT THE FUTURE" -ANDY WARHOL

Newsweek’s Fareed Zakaria offered the soothing reassurance that it was not about “the decline of America, but rather about the rise of everyone else”. His fellow pundit, Tom Friedman of The New York Times, noted ruefully of his summer visit to Beijing: “China has been preparing for the Olympics; we have been preparing for al Qa’eda. They’ve been building better stadiums, subways, airports, roads and parks. And we’ve been building better metal detectors, armoured Humvees and pilotless drones…When you see how much modern infrastructure has been built in China since 2001…and you see how much infrastructure has been postponed in America since 2001…it’s clear that the next seven years need to be devoted to nation-building in America.”

-The National
Sept 20 2008

Saturday, September 20, 2008

IMAGINARY DIARIES OF A POP ARTIST: MCCAIN-PALIN

Sept 20 2008

Gee, the election will be very close again. Some 45 % will still vote Republican. I guess all the single women in their 40's and 50's are thinking: I like old men with white hair and private jet while all the old married men think: I would like to be with some woman 30 years younger than me when traveling. That's great american marketing. Went to the office. Worked on my Alaska Moose portrait till 10:00.

FOUR TERRIFIC: TOM & GISELE EXPLAINED

“ Let's say you decide you have an OK face, a great body , medium money and no power or prestige. That means you should go after other people who also have two mediums, a terrific and a nothing. It's not supposed to matter which categories the different things fall in as long as it's two mediums, one terrific one nothing»

-Andy Warhol

“BEAUTY IS A SIGN OF INTELLIGENCE" -ANDY WARHOL

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE UNDERWEAR COMPANIES WILL BUY ADVERTISING SPACE IN GAY BATHOUSES

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TALK ABOUT WORKING

“I suppose I have a really loose interpretation of "work" because I think that just being alive is so much work at something you don't always want to do. Being born is like being kidnapped. And then sold into slavery. People are working every minute. The machinery is always going. Even when you sleep.”

-Andy Warhol

“ WE WILL DO ANYTHING TO GET A 15 MINUTES OF FAME”

LIVING IN AN ERA OF 40 Y.O. MEN READING ABOUT MILEY CYRUS

Gary Cross, a professor of history, makes firmer connections in Men to Boys: The Making of Modern Immaturity (Columbia Univ., $29.50). Cross slides through 20th-century culture in loping, eloquent paragraphs. He gives us informed wryness -- as when he observes that the patron saint of modern manhood has morphed from Cary Grant (mature) to Hugh Grant (not) -- and then tells us what it means. We've rejected the Victorian patriarch without finding a suitable substitute, he says, and "youth is no longer a stage of life but a 'refuge' from the now tangled and obscured path to maturity." Woven between indictments of our youth-centric media and cultural decay is the observation that pitting women against men in a war of rights -- and of "defining the victim" -- has rendered male baby boomers unable to put on a strong, masculine face for their offspring.

-Washinton Post
Sept 13 2008

PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: TALENT

Before all the interesting men were gay and all the boring ones were straight. Now it's the reverse.

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

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

As for the sound of “Circus,” Spears said she is working with talented people who are helping her take her songs up to the next level.“I think it is more urban. I’m working with producers who are just amazing,” she added. “There is this fresh new energy.”Though Spears is on the hunt for her own video co-stars, she found time to help out Madonna, guest starring in a video segment for Madonna’s “Sticky & Sweet” tour, where Spears sings an except from Madonna’s “Human Nature,” while trapped in an elevator, which Spears fans will get a chance to see this fall when Madonna’s tour lands in

MSNBC
Sept 19 2008

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE A SEX TOY COMPANY WILL OFFER PARIS HILTON TO DEVELOP HER OWN VIBRATORS LINE

SLEEP: 2008 VERSION

PARIS HILTON INC: À LA WARHOL

Q: What's the most annoying misconception people have about you?

A: "The one that 'she doesn't work'. I am literally running a huge corporation. I have my clothing lines, my champagne, my watches, shoes and purses and dog clothes -- every sort of product you can imagine. I am doing movies. I am doing my record right now, producing, starring in a TV show. So it is a 24 hour, seven day-a-week job. I work all the time, so I laugh when I hear people say that."

-Paris Hilton

Reminds me of all those people who didn't understand that when surrounded by people waisting their time at the Factory or when going out at Studio 54 Warhol was actually working non stop.

“GEE THAT'S GREAT”

Artwork by Christian Boltanski

POST WARHOL PREDICTION:WOMAN MAG: HOW TO MINIMIZE YOUR EXPRESSION WRINKLES WHEN MISSING A CURVE AT 200MPH

PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: THE SECRET (THE OTHER ONE)

Secret of happiness for women: always make sure your friends are minimum ten pounds heavier than you are.

MODELING FOR 15 MINUTES OF FAME

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

Tom very proud of Katie.

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

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Paris Hilton launched a television show to look for a new best friend who was hot, loyal and "paparazzi-ready" -- and she says she found exactly what she was looking for. Hilton, 27, the millionaire socialite, said some 300,000 Americans applied to take part in the reality series "Paris Hilton's My New BFF" (Best Friend Forever), which begins airing on September 30 on MTV. The 16 women and two men selected to compete had to perform a series of challenges to be Hilton's new BFF, including how to look hot on a rollercoaster and making a commercial for one of her fashion products. She has now picked a winner with whom she said she has struck up a real, off-screen friendship. "The person who won is now my best friend. We hang out. Yeah, we're really friends," Hilton told Reuters on Tuesday.

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

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

“Woman is the dominant sex. Men have to do all sorts of stuff to prove that they are worthy of woman's attention.”

-Camille Paglia

NEW BILLIONAIRE TRICK

Before the trick was to have Wall Street disconnected from Main street. Now the new trick is to have the Art market street disconnected form both Wall Street & Main street.

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

ART HISTORY REALITY CHECK

Before: sometimes a cigar is just a cigar -Freud

After: sometimes a Campbell soup can is just a Campbell soup can.

Friday, September 19, 2008

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

Baseball star Alex Rodriguez settles divorce.

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

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

Brad Pitt announced Wednesday he's giving $100,000 to help fight California's Proposition 8. The November ballot initiative would eliminate same-sex couples' right to marry."Because no one has the right to deny another their life, even though they disagree with it, because everyone has the right to live the life they so desire if it doesn't harm another and because discrimination has no place in America, my vote will be for equality and against Proposition 8," the actor said in a statement.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

WALL STREET 2008 & OUR GOSSIP GIRL CULTURE EXPLAINED

“A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything but the value of nothing.”

-Oscar Wilde.

“GEE THAT'S GREAT”

Artwork by Davide Ghirlandaio

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

Ryan O'Neal & son arrested for drug possession.

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PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: POST WARHOL FATIGUE: KOONS, HIRST & MURAKAMI

Making money is art. Constantly talking about art through money is not.

“BEAUTY IS A SIGN OF INTELLIGENCE" -ANDY WARHOL

POST WARHOL PREDICTION:IN THE FUTURE NOT OWNING YOUR OWN SPACESHIP WILL BE CONSIDERED BEING ON WELFARE AMONG THE FORBES 400

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

On the first season of "Beverly Hills 90210," in 1990, an average Midwestern family, the Walshes, moved to California from Minnesota, and the kids had to confront - and assimilate - Beverly Hills privilege and snobbery. The 2.0 versions of the 90210 family, the Wilsons, come from Kansas, but they are hardly outsiders. The father, Harry (Rob Estes), is the son of a wealthy, hard-tippling former actress, Tabitha (Jessica Walter). He is a prodigal Beverly Hills prince who returns to his old high school as the new principal and moves right back into the family mansion, a Renaissance-style villa. The wealthy on television are now really, really wealthy, and anyone who doesn't have a beach house and a butler might as well be on welfare. Class tensions divide not just the haves and have-nots, but the haves and have-mores: upper-middle-class heroes contending with classmates whose financial resources and social connections are fabulous and endless.

-International Herald Tribune
Sept 8 2008

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

“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

Kate Hudson talk about her dating disaster.

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Tuesday, September 16, 2008

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

Ms. DeGeneres ranked as the most popular celebrity in the U.S. in a poll by Harris Interactive earlier this year. She edged out talk rival Oprah Winfrey, who generally enjoys higher ratings but saw her popularity dinged after her strong endorsement of Sen. Barack Obama's presidential bid. She grilled Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain on his gay-marriage stance during his Sept. 2 appearance on her show, in which he said he supported "legal agreements" between gay couples to deal with such issues as insurance, but that marriage should be between a man and a woman. "I along with many, many others wish you every happiness," Mr. McCain said. "So you'll walk me down the aisle, is what you said?" Ms. DeGeneres responded. "Touché," Mr. McCain said.

-AdAge
Sept 16 2008

STRAIGHT GUYS IS THE NEW GAY

Monday, September 15, 2008

POST WARHOL PREDICTION:WOMAN MAG:HOW TO MINIMIZE YOUR EXPRESSION WRINKLES WHEN LEARNING YOUR SUGAR DADDY LOST HIS JOB AT HIS INVESTMENT BANK

BECAUSE THEY DON'T VOTE & DON'T FINANCE POLITICAL PARTY ANDY!

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

-Andy Warhol

“I BELIEVE MEDIA IS ART” -ANDY WARHOL

BUT....IS JESSICA PREGNANT?

Asian markets, many of them closed for a holiday on Monday, tumbled as investors absorbed the weekend's dramatic events on Wall Street, where Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy protection and rival Merrill Lynch agreed to be sold to Bank of America for $50 billion.Shares in AIG plunged nearly 61 percent on Monday and the U.S. Federal Reserve hired investment bank Morgan Stanley to review options for what was once the world's biggest insurer -- which has lost 92 percent of its value this year -- a person familiar with the situation said on Monday.

Reuters
Sept 16 2008

POST WARHOL PREDICTION:IN THE FUTURE HOLLYWWOD STARS WILL REUNITE TO RAISE FUNDS IN «CONCERT FOR WALL STREET».

“EVERYTHING IS BEAUTIFUL" -ANDY WARHOL

PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: DUMB FAG

You're 30+. You go to a bar alone. You're not looking at anybody. Nobody is looking at you. It's spelled MOVE ON & GET A LIFE!

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: THE FUTURE OF WOMEN MAG AD:50 HOTTEST & FILTHIEST THINGS TO DO TO A MAN WITHOUT DAMAGING YOUR GORGEOUS (AD SPACE) HAIR!

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

Britney to release new album on her birthday.

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WARHOL'S PLAYGROUND IN THE 1970'S

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

“Sex is the last refuge of the miserable.”

-Quentin Crisp

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

We seem to have a pretty good schedule for these sorts of things. The 1920s brought jazz, the 1950s ushered in rock ‘n’ roll, the late ’70s started exploring hip-hop, and in between, we had variants of jump blues, rockabilly, mod rock, punk, funk, disco and electronic  that provided such a rich pop music history in the last 50 years. But where is our musical revolution? Sure, the ’80s had post-punk and grunge and the ’90s had… well, the ’90s had music … well, the ’90s had something resembling music. But as we approach the end of this century’s first decade, what musical progression do we have? Sure, artists like Radiohead, Jay-Z and Beck reached an apex of their careers that allowed them make some of the best records of their genre, but did they do anything particularly innovative? Not unless you consider mainstream success for a scientologist to be progress.

BadgerHerald
Sept 15 2008

Sunday, September 14, 2008

“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

Jennifer Hudson is engaged.

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POST WARHOL PREDICTION:WOMAN MAG:ARE YOUR PUSSY LIPS TOO FAT? YES, YES A QUIZZ FOR YOU!

“GEE THAT'S GREAT”

Artwork by Pablo Picasso

AVOIDING THE ACADEMIC GHETTO

A decade ago, public support for the agency was at an all-time low, after the uproar over its funding of works such as Andres Serrano's "Piss Christ" and photographs by Robert Mapplethorpe. Work by an artist who took off her clothes and smeared herself in chocolate, Karen Finley, was nearly funded. In 1996, Congress slashed the agency's budget to less than $100 million, and a large bloc of congressmen regularly voted to abolish the NEA altogether.Today, as a result of Mr. Gioia's leadership, the NEA is not just surviving but thriving. As chairman, Mr. Gioia put into practice the same philosophy of the arts he advanced in "Can Poetry Matter?", his widely discussed 1991 essay in the Atlantic Monthly. "The most serious question for the future of American culture," he wrote back then, "is whether the arts will continue to exist in isolation and decline into subsidized academic specialties or whether some possibility of rapprochement with the educated public remains."

New York Sun
Sept 11 2008

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: WOMAN MAG:HOW TO CREATE A GLAMOROUS BEE-STUNG LIPS EFFECT WHEN GOING DOWN ON YOUR MAN: TEN TIPS FOR YOU!

“I BELIEVE MEDIA IS ART” -ANDY WARHOL

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

Gossip peddler Perez Hilton is looking healthy these days and reports that he’s lost 10 inches from his waist in the last year.
He says he has no intention of being skinny and would actually like to have a body like David Beckham’s. He also says the secret to his success is working out five days a week, and he’s currently using two personal trainers on alternate weeks for variety.He also reports that he’s getting meals delivered six days a week (but doesn’t say which system he is using) and that he loves his once a week cheat day even though the food is delicious and doesn’t make him feel deprived.

PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: MODEL TALK: HOW ARE YOU?

Average looking people: I'm fine.

Models: I'm pretty good.

SHOWING OFF FOR 15 MINUTES OF FAME

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE A WOMEN STUDIES TEACHER WILL WRITE: CRITICISM OF SARAH PALIN IS A PLOT AGAINST ALL WOMYN EVERYWHERE!

THE DANDY WARHOLS

Few touring rock bands, if any, love the job perk of being adored more than the Dandy Warhols. Luckily for them, there was plenty of adoration to go around during the band's eclectic set from the not-quite-sold-out crowd at the Vic Friday night.
The Dandy Warhols' persona -- like that of artist Andy Warhol himself -- is one of outside observer/active participant in the trappings of all things rock. They celebrate and comment on all things rock and yet, are rock stars themselves. And as Warhol's art was commentary on pop culture that became, in turn, part of that pop culture, so is the Dandy Warhols very existence a comment on the rock 'n' roll lifestyle.

-Chicago Sun Times
Sept 11 2008

WARHOL CHILD

PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: WHY THE RIGHT CONTINUE TO MAKE GAINS

“For Sedgwick, Gender Identity Disorder is particularly dangerous to effeminate boys, more so than to "masculine" girls. According to Sedgwick, a post-DSM III society places effeminate boys in a category of "other" in its attempt to create an idea of a healthy homosexual, while regarding Gender Identity Disorder in girls as "rare." Sedgwick maintains that many regard a healthy homosexual male as one who has reached adulthood and exhibits a masculine persona.”

With such publish or perish trash no wonder conservatives are winning more & more. Anytime you hear the expression “gender identity” you know you're dealing with mediocrity. The right must laugh his ass off.

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

THE NEW ART MARKET

SHANGHAI (AFP) — Andy Warhol's pop art portraits, Damien Hirst's kaleidoscopic butterfly wings and Zhang Xiaogang's monochromatic families were on sale this weekend under the Shanghai Exhibition Centre's Soviet spire as the art world looked to China to sustain booming sales.The SH Contemporary art fair, China's largest international exhibition of its kind in its second year, is a front line of the mainland's fledgling and highly profitable art market.The four-day event, which concluded Saturday, is the creation of Lorenzo Rudolf, who aims to repeat his success as head of the Basel art fair in Shanghai.China's clout in the art world is growing alongside its economic power. Last year it overtook France in the international sales rankings after the amount spent in the country on art rose 78 percent from 2006.
It is now the third biggest market after the US and Britain, according to art market analysts artprice.

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

Lindsay Lohan wears a ring.

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

There is no solid evidence to show how many people are living in sexless marriages, but in her bestselling book, The Sex-Starved Marriage, Michele Weiner Davis cites research indicating that around one in 20 couples are making love fewer than 10 times a year.She believes that these marriages, while not exactly doomed, are certainly on shaky ground. Paula Hall, sex and relationships therapist with Relate and founder of therelationshipspecialists.com, agrees: "A sexless marriage is fine as long as both people are happy with it. Unfortunately, this is rare."

-The Telegraph
Sept 13 2008

“GEE THAT'S GREAT”

Artwork by ON Kawara

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

“I'd like to live as a poor man with lots of money.”

-Pablo Picasso

FROM PICASSO AND HIS MUCH YOUNGER WOMEN TO WARHOL SURROUNDED BY CUTE BOYS

According to Freud, all artists are motivated by the desire for three things: fame, money and beautiful lovers. Given the obvious truth of this observation, why is it still taboo for any artist to admit to this array of motives, particularly the first? Take Martin Amis. He has always subscribed to Arthur Koestler's dictum that a writer's ambition should be to trade 100 contemporary readers for 10 readers in 10 years' time and for one in 100.

-The Independant
Sept 11 2008

Saturday, September 13, 2008

AFTER WARHOL & STUDIO 54: KEITH HARING & THE PARADISE GARAGE

Reminiscing about Keith Haring and the Paradise Garage, Ann Magnuson wrote that "dancing was our pagan rite and the Paradise Garage, the first multi-cultural gay dance club, became Keith's Pantheon." In his journals, Haring wrote, "I don't know if you know how important the Paradise Garage is, at least for me and the tribe of people who have shared many a collective spiritual experience there. The Garage also changed or affected my life incredibly through various 're-imprinting' experiences and transformations." Haring would even schedule his trips around the Garage, "leaving on Sundays and returning before or on Saturdays."The Paradise Garage was a club on the border of SoHo that was central to Keith Haring's world from the early 1980s until it closed in 1987

www.haring.com

“THE WORLD FASCINATES ME” -ANDY WARHOL

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE EVERYBODY WILL BE FUCKABLE FOR 15 MINUTES

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WARHOL WOULD BE SO HAPPY

The Hollywood actress look in the 21st century: same nose, same skin, same teeth, same hair, same body size, same arms size, same everything over & over & over again. Cloning on a volunteer basis...

“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

Britney gives painting for charity.

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

“I don't think it's exaggerated. Look at the choices. They have all these screens. Computers, iPods. There are only so many hours, and this other stuff is so much more compelling. It's like the decline of the audience for classical music.”

-Phillip Roth (asked if he thinks the concerns about kids reading less are exagerated)

Wall Street Journal
Sept 12 2008

STRAIGHT GUYS IS THE NEW GAY

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

“Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach him how to fish, and he will sit in a boat and drink beer all day.”

-Georges Carlin

PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: HOLLYWOOD FAME

I like the idea that in Hollywood now an actress could make one serious movie that will be forgotten one week after, then having 5 millions people reading she bought a yellow dress yesterday, and then one day die in her Hollywood Hills home nobody remembering the dress or the movie since 60 years.

Friday, September 12, 2008

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

THE ROOTS OF CELEBRITY CULTURE IN POLITICS

While the culture of celebrity dates to the early 19th century in politics, the Hollywood ethic is everywhere today. It extends to athletic fields, board rooms and even church pulpits, where evangelists like Rick Warren preach to 20,000 people every week and write mega-selling books."People want to find candidates appealing and find some qualities where they're like me or they're better than me," says Victoria Ott, a historian at Birmingham-Southern College in Alabama who studies the pre-Civil War era.She points to Andrew Jackson, the self-styled populist who called himself "Old Hickory" and touted his war record. His allies cast rival John Quincy Adams as an elitist with the slogan, "Vote for Andrew Jackson, who can fight. Not for John Quincy Adams, who can write."Nearly 180 years later, the celebrity machine is churning out the same pablum, albeit electronically and instantaneously. Now it's Vietnam POW John McCain who can fight and best-selling author Barack Obama who can write.

-The Associated Press
August 11 2008

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

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

Mischa Barton splits with boyfriend.

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THE NEVER ENDING QUESTION: BACK THEN

Here's a question of considerable financial interest this fall: Is Andy Warhol overrated? Art experts have come to a consensus that the flamboyant and prolific pop artist known for his paintings of Campbell Soup cans is probably the most important artist of the late 20th century. The monetary importance of that assessment has been clear since 1998, when a Warhol portrait of Marilyn Monroe, Orange Marilyn, soared beyond all expectations at a Sotheby's auction and was gaveled down at an incredible $17.3 million. No single work has approached that record since then, but the average price of Warhol paintings and prints has continued to climb rapidly

Business Week
Oct 30 2002

SHOWING OFF FOR 15 MINUTES OF FAME

DRIVING IN LOS ANGELES

“The last time I was in Los Angeles, when I walked down the street it was like I was invisible, nobody recognized me. But in the car, people would honk, and wave, and blow kisses and even pull over to ask for autographs, because they were only used to seeing celebrities on the road and never in the flesh».

-Andy Warhol

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE NURSES WILL GIVE B.J. TO PAPY BOOMERS IN RETIREMENT HOMES TO BOOST THEIR SEROTONIN LEVEL & CUT HEALTH COSTS

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“GEE THAT'S GREAT”

Artwork by Eleanor Antin

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