Sunday, November 30, 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

Britney celebrates birthday early in the U.K

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NEW STUDIO

Japanese artist Takashi Murakami, whose giant Buddha, bug-eyed monsters and magical mushrooms packed in huge crowds last year at the Museum of Contemporary Art, is putting down roots in Los Angeles. A multifaceted artist who embraces painting and sculpture, film and mass-produced goods as part of a single enterprise, he is planning to open an animation studio here next summer.Often called Japan's Andy Warhol and headquartered in Tokyo, Murakami already has a studio in New York. But he has decided that Hollywood is the place to expand his filmmaking capabilities. The new studio will operate under the umbrella of Kaikai Kiki, his production and artist-management company."Animation and film have always been among my greatest influences, ever since I first saw 'Star Wars' and Hayao Miyazaki's films," Murakami said in a statement.

Los Angeles Times
Nov 24 2008

Saturday, November 29, 2008

“THE WORLD FASCINATES ME” -ANDY WARHOL

CHELSEA HOTEL

Punks, poets, painters, dropouts, drug fiends, drag queens - all have been welcome at the Chelsea hotel. Andy Warhol filmed there, Arthur Miller wrote there and Leonard Cohen met Janis Joplin there, going on to write a song about New York's most beloved hotel.But long-term tenants of the Chelsea - witnesses to a colourful history of fires, murders and suicides - believe it is in danger of losing its bohemian soul. They have launched numerous lawsuits against the hotel's owners because they fear eviction. And the new manager they blame for enforcing the crackdown is British....The 12-storey, 250-room Chelsea hotel was among the tallest buildings in New York when it was built in 1883. It became a residential hotel in 1905 and a celebrated retreat for musicians, painters and men of letters, including Mark Twain, William Burroughs and Tennessee Williams. In one room, Arthur C Clarke wrote 2001: A Space Odyssey, and in another Thomas Wolfe wrote You Can't Go Home Again. Dylan Thomas drank 18 glasses of whisky in a row in his room before falling into a coma and dying in a nearby hospital. Andy Warhol's muse Edie Sedgwick set fire to hers.

The Guardian
Nov 30 2008

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE NURSES WILL BE PAID BY GOVERNMENTS TO PROVIDE SEXUAL SERVICES TO PAPY BOOMERS IN RETIREMENT HOMES

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Friday, November 28, 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

Michael Phelps introduces his girlfriend to family.

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HOW INTERVIEW MAGAZINE WAS FOUNDED

Andy Warhol, as one might expect, was no ordinary magazine publisher. He purportedly founded the iconic title Interview merely in order to justify his application for a press pass to give him free access to the New York Film Festival.

The Independant
Nov 24 2008

“I LIKE EVERYBODY'S ART" -ANDY WARHOL

Photo by David Lachapelle

PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY

People say we are what we have. They're wrong. We have what we are...

TOM OF FINLAND AND THE ADVERTISING WORLD

Tom, who worked as an illustrator in the Finnish advertising business until the early 1970s, when he became a full-time gay propagandist, sold the male body as a pleased, pleasuring and pleasured thing several decades before Calvin Klein thought of it. In the middle of the 20th century, Tom was effectively sketching the blueprint of 21st-century man. And boy, was he blue.
Before Tom no one drew men like he did, making them such unabashed sex objects and sex subjects, giving them such exaggerated male secondary - and primary! - sexual characteristics: big chins, strong jaws, full lips. Masculinity, and virility end up looking so... scrumptious. Buxom. Busty. Tom's men have round firm breasts, saucer-like aureolas and nipples you can adjust your thermostat with.

Mark Simpson
Times Online
Nov 3 2008

“BEAUTY IS A SIGN OF INTELLIGENCE" -ANDY WARHOL

PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: BOTOX

Men don't want 50 year old with Botox. They want 20 year old without.

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

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - R&B singer Chris Brown swept the American Music Awards on Sunday, winning three prizes including artist of the year.The 19-year-old star, famed for his on-stage athleticism, overshadowed Alicia Keys, who led the field with five nominations, and ended up with a pair of statuettes. Brown was clearly shocked when his name was announced for artist of the year, the ceremony's final award. "I probably was shocked like everybody else," Brown told reporters backstage at the Nokia Theater. "I know everybody was like, 'Huh?' I thought Coldplay should have genuinely won that award, but I'll take it!"
He was also named favorite male artist in both the soul/R&B and pop/rock categories. His girlfriend, Rihanna, won those categories for the women, beating Keys in both races.Keys' awards were for her chart-topping disc, "As I Am," which was named favorite album in the soul/R&B and pop/rock categories.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

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

LEO CASTELLI

Lisa Phillips, director of the New Museum of Contemporary Art, in New York, believes that an artist’s importance is determined by his or her work alone. “That’s what will survive over time,” she points out. “Dan Flavin had zero charisma, but he was a great artist. Russell Crowe, the actor, is not charismatic, but his fame attracts a crowd. They’re different things.” On the other hand, she says, “Leo Castelli had great charisma. He was the number one dealer in New York, the top guy with the best stable of artists, a consummate gentleman who was very accepting and incredibly charming. And the genuine excitement he stirred up for the art came partly through the strength of his personality.”The New York dealer Mary Boone saw her own fame rise in the 1980s along with that of gallery artists like Ross Bleckner, Eric Fischl and Schnabel, especially after she collaborated with Castelli on a precedent-setting two-gallery show for Schnabel. “Leo used to tell me that his strength as a dealer was as a mythmaker,” she recalls. “I think he felt the art sold itself. It was people he made desirable.”

Artinfo
Nov 24 2008

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

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

«The individual, man as a man, man as a brain, if you like, interests me more than what he makes, because I've noticed that most artists only repeat themselves.»

-Marcel Duchamp

JESSICA SEEN EATING A BURGER!

The crowning blow came this week when the once-magisterial Associated Press imposed a 500-word limit on all of its entertainment writers. The 500-word limit applies to reviews, interviews, news stories, trend pieces and "thinkers." Oh, it can be done. But with "Synecdoche, New York? Worse, the AP wants its writers on the entertainment beat to focus more on the kind of brief celebrity items its clients apparently hunger for. The AP, long considered obligatory to the task of running a North American newspaper, has been hit with some cancellations lately, and no doubt has been informed what its customers want: Affairs, divorces, addiction, disease, success, failure, death watches, tirades, arrests, hissy fits, scandals, who has been "seen with" somebody, who has been "spotted with" somebody, and "top ten" lists of the above. (Celebs "seen with" desire to be seen, celebs "spotted with" do not desire to be seen.)

Chicago Sun Times
Nov 26 2008

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

“I BELIEVE MEDIA IS ART” -ANDY WARHOL

POST WARHOL PREDICTION:THE FUTURE OF WOMAN MAG AD: HOW TO LOOK SLIMMER FOR YOUR MAN WHEN WALKING NAKED IN THESE NEW GORGEOUS (AD SPACE) HIGH HEELS!

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OLD AND BORING

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Britney Spears says her life is so dull under her father's watchful eye that she feels old and boring.
With her new album "Circus" out next week, the 26-year-old singer is working on a comeback after seeing her life spiral out of control with a run of strange behaviour, a bitter custody battle over her two sons and the loss of her rights to administer her own affairs."I feel like an old person now," Spears told Rolling Stone in an interview for the music magazine's December 11 issue."I do! I go to bed at, like, 9:30 every night and I don't go out or anything, you know what I mean? I just feel like an old fart."

“BEAUTY IS A SIGN OF INTELLIGENCE" -ANDY WARHOL

PLUTOCRATIC SEX 101

Facing financial losses, more than 80 per cent of male multimillionaires will claw back on their mistress fund, according to a survey from Prince & Associates Inc., a Connecticut-based wealth research firm...In the face of the financial crisis, men proved to be the cheapos: 81 per cent said they planned to lower their mistresses' daily allowance, including cutting the limitless credit card. Seventy-five per cent planned to cut perks such as jet rides and elegant apartments, and 85 per cent gunned for cheaper gifts. By comparison, 54 per cent of female philanderers planned to raise their gigolos' allowances, possibly to draw their strapping hunks closer during tough times."I'm finding it's much better to be kept by women than men," Mr. Prince said.
Would the threat of a mistress leaving them get Scroogy male millionaires spending again? Mr. Prince said more than half were not concerned: "They don't care. They'll replace them."A long-time wealth analyst, Mr. Prince still was surprised by how blasé rich men were about divulging the fact that they keep mistresses. "It's like, 'Of course we do! She has the pool boy, what the hell do I care?' "

-Globe & Mail
Nov 20 2008

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

THE OTHER POP ART

“Hip-hop is over for me. I sing, not rap, on this album. I now want to be grouped among those musicians you see in those old black and white photos - the Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, the Beatles. And I'm not going to get there by doing just another rap album full of samples. I've had to create a whole new musical genre to describe what I'm doing now and I'm calling it 'pop-art' - which is not to be confused with the visual art movement. I realise that my place and position in history is that I will go down as the voice of a generation."

Kayne West

WHY ANDY WARHOL WAS «IN LOVE» WITH HIS TAPE RECORDER

Do you love your cellphone? Your laptop? And--be honest now--did you ever expect to have an emotional relationship with a gadget?Sherry Turkle figured you would. Turkle, a psychoanalytically-trained sociologist and psychologist who teaches at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has spent decades studying technology's effect on relationships and one's sense of self. Her favorite mantra: We think with objects we love. We love objects we think with.

Forbes
Nov 14 2008

Monday, November 24, 2008

GEE, THAT'S GREAT



«1983, 1984, it was almost like a dialogue going on, back and forth, and the subways were a way to continue the dialogue and put [out] images which I would get sometimes specifically from dance moves that I saw. . . you know, [persons who would] bend over backwards [to the floor] or somebody going underneath [in the moves called the bridge and the spider], things that I was seeing in dances and literally putting them right into the work - they knew, when they saw it, right away what it was."


-Keith Haring
Artforum
1990

IMAGINARY DIARIES OF A POP ARTIST:HOLLYWOOD RIVALRY

Nov 24 2008

Oh, the Angelina vs Jennifer rivalry is so good for the magazine industry. It's like Bette Davis-vs Joan Crawford in the old days. That's great. They should invent nastier titles though. I mean Bette Davis used to say the only male star Joan Crawford didn't sleep with at MGM was Lassie. Why don't they have some fairy inventing great titles like :«Angry Jennifer fight back:«Is there a guy on People's hottest men list Angelina didn't sleep with?» That would be great american marketing.

BRIGID BERLIN

Works by an artist with a genuine Pop pedigree can be seen at John McWhinnie and Glenn Horowitz’s skylighted gallery-bookstore hybrid on 64th Street. The needlepoint copies of recent New York Post and Daily News front pages are by Brigid Berlin, the ’60s debutante turned Warhol superstar who continues to make Factoryesque art. Ms. Berlin’s early Polaroids and amphetamine-fueled “trip books” are also on display, as are rare books with a kitschy-sleazy, John Waters-Richard Prince aesthetic.

New York Times
Nov 13 2008

SHOWING OFF FOR 15 MINUTES OF FAME

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

“I couldn't have attended half the parties that I was supposed to have been to according to the newspapers. It bothers me. ”

-Calvin Klein

MADONNA AND THE ART WORLD

In 1982, says Madonna's unofficial biographer, Andrew Morton, British singer Sade was serving drinks in the New York club the Danceteria. At the same time, the late artist Keith Haring, whose paintings would later sell for staggering sums, was doing shifts in the cloakroom. And in 1983, pop met art even more directly as the then little known Madonna embarked on a relationship with the artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, Morton reports. Basquiat would go on to be hailed as genius and lionised by the New York art world until his death, from heroin addiction, in 1988. More widely known than the Basquiat link is Madonna's admiration for the work of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo.

BBC
Dec 16 2001

“MASS ART IS HIGH ART" -ANDY WARHOL

STRAIGHT WOMEN: THINKING LIKE GAY MEN FOR LOVE LIKE STRAIGHT WOMEN FOR SEX.

“So why didn't Playgirl matter to us? First, there was always the suspicion that Playgirl was a gay men's magazine in disguise. As a healthy, red-blooded straight female, I fancy men, but I have to admit that the photographs of fully erect hard-bodied "Campus Hunks 2008" sproinging off the pages of Playgirl's swan song print issue (it will continue online) are more of a turnoff than an enticement. From the casting to the lighting and decor, the atmosphere is just as cheesy as men's mags. And the amateur snapshots submitted by readers of their hairy selves tumescent and naked but for their tube socks are more one-night-stand nightmare than desirable fantasy.But more important, pictures of naked men hanging out on full display speak more of engineering than intimacy. As one friend noted, "they aren't sexy without a backstory." Apparently just looking at a picture of a naked man out of context isn't "hot" for most women. I actually find ads for Calvin Klein perfume with beautiful couples entwined on a windswept cliff more erotic.”

Globe and Mail
Nov 23 2008

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

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

Chris Brown dominates American Music Awards.

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Sunday, November 23, 2008

DENNIS HOPPER & THE ART WORLD

Throughout the '60s, Hopper photographed his friends in Hollywood and in the Art World, like Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol. And he also became an avid art collector. "I bought Andy Warhol’s first soup can painting for $75," Hopper said, "and I bought a Roy Lichtenstein, 'The Sinking Sun,' for $1,100 out of Roy’s studio. That sold last year for $17,870,000."

ABC News
Nov 16 2008

“YES I LOVE TEXAS“ -ANDY WARHOL

INTERVIEW MAGAZINE

Interview, which will be 40 years old next year, was way ahead of its time in being a magazine devoted to the cult of celebrity, defining the emerging stars of film, fashion, music and literature. It was also the pioneer of the Q&A style of interview, which has become a staple of publishing in the past four decades. And now Glenn O’Brien, who ran the magazine for Warhol in its early years after joining fresh from film school, is back in the editor’s chair.O’Brien’s latest edition of Interview includes pieces with Damien Hirst, Richard Prince, Jeff Koons and Cindy Sherman, some of the most influential artists alive, and the editor hopes it becomes a collector’s item for years to come. “I feel like people are going to keep it on the bookshelf for 10 or 20 years because it’s comprehensive and authoritative,” he says. “It’s not something you throw out it’s a periodical that has the qualities of a book.”O’Brien came to Interview back in 1970, eight issues after it started. Along with his friend and fellow film student at Columbia University Bob Colcello, he was summoned by Warhol to bring some sense to an editorial operation previously assigned to his acolytes in the wild surroundings of the artist’s studios ‘The Factory’.

The Independant
Nov 23 2008

GEE, THAT'S GREAT

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: WOMAN MAG: HOW TO MINIMIZE YOUR EXPRESSION WRINKLES WHEN SHOWING OFF YOUR BEST ORGASM FACE TO YOUR MAN!

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GEE, YOUR ASS LOOK GREAT!

«So many people have such great bodies totay that the sort of lumpy, sit-around -the-house flab that used to be «normal» now looks really bad».

-Andy Warhol

STRAIGHT GUYS IS THE NEW GAY

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

LOS ANGELES — Conventional wisdom holds that Hollywood’s fortunes go up when the economy goes down. People still crave entertainment, particularly of the escapist variety, and movies remain within the budgets of most people.
That may prove true this time around, too — ticket sales have been particularly robust in recent weeks — but studio prosperity stopped depending on box-office results a long time ago. DVDs propel profits these days, and there is a creeping dread in the movie capital that buyer interest is plummeting as the global economic crisis worsens.

New York Times
Nov 20 2008

DIGITAL AGE

In the digital age Warhol's prediction that everyone will be famous for 15 minutes look more and more like an understatement...

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

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

if you have the opportunity to play this game of life you need to appreciate every moment. A lot of people don`t appreciate the moment until it`s passed”

-Kayne West

PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: GAY MEN

If people were arrested for lack of entrepreneurship and intellectual curiosity 99% of gay men would be in jail.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

“BEAUTY IS A SIGN OF INTELLIGENCE" -ANDY WARHOL

IMAGINARY DIARIES OF A POP ARTIST: DEMOCRAT VS REPUBLICAN

Nov 22 2008

Gee, why do they always say the rich vote Republican and the poor Democrat?. That's so dumb. People who think they're rich but aren't always vote Republican. People who think they're smart but are not always vote Democrat. All the others never vote the same.

GOOGLE CELEBRITY MATCH NOV 22 2008

Paris Hilton ; 99, 900 000
Susan Sontag: 974 000

“I LIKE EVERYBODY'S ART" -ANDY WARHOL

Artwork by Jean Dubuffet

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

Now, finally, some help seems to be on the way. The House recently passed a bill that would allocate $18 billion for new construction projects. Barack Obama has signaled that he will sign a version of that bill and probably ask for tens of billions of dollars of additional spending to create badly needed jobs and help fix up America in the process. Money is going to start flowing.And yet when it comes to the nation’s infrastructure, money isn’t the main problem.
A lack of adequate financing is part of the problem, without doubt. But the bigger problem has been an utter lack of seriousness in deciding how that money gets spent. And as long as we’re going to stimulate the economy by spending money on roads, bridges and the like, we may as well do it right.

-New York Times

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

FAME IN THE 21st CENTURY

About 200,000 video shorts are added to YouTube each day and based on my painstaking hour of research I'm certain most of it is absolute crap.Millions of webcams in teenagers' bedroom all over the world are being used to create video, mainly of the teens themselves talking about themselves and broadcasting it to the planet. I'm also certain that their parents are not aware of this.The boys act like worthless rock stars, gangsters or jump their BMX bikes over their friends. Teen girls by the hundreds are posting videos of themselves kissing their female classmates, essentially setting fire to their political careers before they even graduate from high school. On YouTube everyone is famous, just as Andy Warhol predicted, and they are burning through their 15 minutes without much thought about the consequences of putting themselves out there on a medium that is both permanent (that's forever, kids) and universally available.

Vancouver Sun
Nov 22 2008

Friday, November 21, 2008

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

POST WARHOL PREDICTION:IN THE FUTURE SEX TAPES WITH MEN 50 YEARS YOUNGER WILL BE OLD HOLLYWOOD ACTRESSES MOST POPULAR WAY TO REVIVE THEIR CAREERS.

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

Britney:«I lost my way, myself».

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STRAIGHT GUYS IS THE NEW GAY

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

«I am a star because I have always felt so alienated and I project this feeling to others.»

-Candy Darling

PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: REALITY TV SUCCESS EXPLAINED

Everybody just want to watch a dumb cocky 25 year old plumber having sex with a 20 year old bitchy waitress.

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

ZEITGEIST

Never mind the change Obama's about to bring to Washington; what's his presidency going to mean to entertainment? Most Commanders-in-Chief leave big footprints on the culture. JFK launched America into the New Frontier amid visions of Camelot and cheery fare like The Dick Van Dyke Show. Reagan made it morning in America with a patriotic surge that produced Tom Cruise in Top Gun and the sweet excesses of Dynasty. George W. Bush set the world stage for jittery, paranoid dramas brimming with government conspiracies (even the Dark Knight violated wiretapping laws). And now there's a new guy moving into the West Wing — elected on a platform of hope — with the potential to plant Sasquatch-size tracks all over the zeitgeist. ''The idea of change and hope has permeated the country, regardless of politics, and that includes Hollywood,'' says Kevin Feige, president of production at Marvel Studios, home to Iron Man and the soon-to-be-launched Captain America. ''Discussions in all our development meetings include the zeitgeist and how it's changed in the last two weeks. Things are being adjusted.''

Entertainment Weekly
Nov 21 2008

Thursday, November 20, 2008

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

Popstar Madonna might be facing a tough time dealing with her ongoing divorce battle, but when it comes to career, she’s definitely on a roll, as she’s getting 10 million dollars for being the face of Louis Vuitton. After Jennifer Lopez, Uma Thurman and Scarlett Johansson, the ‘4 Minute’ hitmaker is the latest face of French luxury brand.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

“BEAUTY IS A SIGN OF INTELLIGENCE" -ANDY WARHOL

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

«Men marry because they are tired; women, because they are curious; both are disappointed.»

-Oscar Wilde.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: STEREOTYPES

The more people try to deny that stereotypes are true the more they reappear stronger in porn versions.

THE NEW MAINSTREAM: FROM a 1964 ANDY WARHOL MOVIE TO 21Sst CENTURY WOMEN MAGAZINES TIPS




«Blowjob, fellatio, sucking off – whatever guise it comes under (pardon the pun) oral sex is a great way to give (and receive) a whole lot of pleasure. Armed with this quick, no-fuss guide, you too can be the ultimate Blow-Job Queen».

«Get into it. Look at your partner and the ecstacy you have caused! Make eye contact. Show your partner how much you love being down there. Moan, make appreciative noises (a well-placed MMMM! can make for some nice vibration, too), let your partner know how turned on you are. Don't neglect the rest of the body, either stroke, tickle, scratch the thighs, stomach, butt, and everywhere else you can reach.»

«The "melting ice cream" method -- It's just how it sounds. I think I read it in a women's magazine and it really works! Just pretend like his cock is an ice cream cone and it's a hot summer day. It's melting fast and you've got to eat it all up. Then, just treat his cock exactly the way you would the ice cream. Another option here of course is to actually put whipped cream on his dick and then get every last drop off.»

«The "confused cock" method -- I made up the name, do you like it? We discovered this by accident but it drives him crazy. While sucking on his cock in one direction, I will gently stroke his cock the other direction, then switch. So, for example, I'll suck back gently on his cock while stroking it downwards towards his stomach, then switch, moving my mouth down towards his stomach and pulling my hand up on his cock toward my mouth. »

Monday, November 17, 2008

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

ÉTRANGE OUBLI

Une des chose les plus révélatrice du caractère stérile de nombreux débats droite -gauche actuels en politique est l'absence de prise en compte du cas grands artistes présents ou passés.. Warhol pour un en est un parfait exemple. De ses multiples contradictions apparentes émerge en fait une complexité de caractère propre à tous les grands artistes. De la visite du FBI à la factory dans les années 1960, jusqu'à sa période portraitiste du jet set dans les années 1970, en passant par son amité avec les Reagan. Mais surtout l'étude de son cas nous éviterait quantité de projection farfelues et d'intellectualisation à outrance. Il a commencé à peindre des billets de banque non pas pour faire un quelconque statement idéologique, mais parce qu'une amie le lui avait suggéré. De même a-t-il peint la boîte de soupe Campbell tout simplement parce c'est ce qu'il mangeait souvent dans son enfance et non pas pour faire une critique ou encore à l'opposé un éloge de la société de consommation.

MY FAVORITE ART CRITICISM

«He entered the art world by the back door of the mass appeal»

(About Keith Haring)

“I BELIEVE MEDIA IS ART” -ANDY WARHOL

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

«I would say that Bob Dylan is as interested in money as any person I've known in my life. That's just the truth. »

-David Geffen.

POST WARHOL PREDICTION:WOMAN MAG:HOW TO FAKE «LUXURY MOANING STYLE» WHEN HAVING SEX ON HIS YACHT ON THE FRENCH RIVIERA!

“I LIKE EVERYBODY'S ART" -ANDY WARHOL


Artwork by Keith Haring

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

Kayne West denies assaulting photographer.

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LOOKING FOR 15 MINUTES OF FAME

After Thursday’s initial audition for the show’s producers, 300 dancers were called back Friday and Saturday to strut their stuff in front of four judges: the ballroom specialist Mary Murphy, the husband-and-wife choreographic team Napoleon and Tabitha D’Umo and the show’s executive producer, Nigel Lythgoe.Again and again the judges emphasized technique. They also emphasized appearances and the need to “sell it,” lest hopefuls forget they were auditioning for a television show. Some of the dancers had very little to sell, but then again reality television thrives on awkward moments and dashed hopes.
Still, not all reality shows are equal, as Mr. Lythgoe said during Friday’s lunch break, bemoaning that “disposable celebrities” have replaced true stars.

New York Times
Nov 16 2008

Sunday, November 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 painting of a boxer by Jean-Michel Basquiat - owned by Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich - has been sold at auction for $13.5m (£9.12m).The painting was a highlight of Christie's contemporary art auction in New York. But a Francis Bacon painting failed to sell, fuelling fears over the state of the art market. Bacon's Study for Self Portrait, billed as a highlight of the auction, had been estimated to fetch $40m (£27m).When the bidding stalled at $27.4m (£18.5m) the auction was halted.

BBC
Nov 13 2008

IMAGINARY DIARIES OF A POP ARTIST: LESBIANS

Nov 16 2008

Gee, I guess Lindsay Lohan doesn't want to be a lesbian anymore. She said she's bisexual maybe. I mean of course she's not a real lesbian. Real lesbians are either fat, famous, gorgeous model or they're playing softball. Went to the office. Worked till 10:00 on my Sarah Palin portrait.

STRAIGHT GUYS IS THE NEW GAY

DECONSTRUCTING PARIS HILTON BOOBS SHOT!

Dreamt up by two media studies academics – Su Holmes of the University of East Anglia and Sean Redmond, a lecturer at the University of Victoria, New Zealand – Celebrity Studies follows an increase in the publication of academic papers about celebs in recent years. To Dr Andy Miah, founder of the first celebrity culture conference in 2005, a publication of this kind was only a matter of time. "It doesn't surprise me. Celebrities have become a focal point of our value system which warrant our attention."But taking celebrity culture too seriously can seem ridiculous. Biographer and cultural commentator Graham McCann is sceptical of the academic approach: "There is plenty of room for irreverent commentaryas so much of the celebrity industry is complicit and mutually self-serving. The problem with analysis is that academics are obsessed with trying to identify patterns and processes, which leads to generalisations. They don't allow for the individuality or irrationality of a lot of celebrity culture. Looking at certain specific case studies may be illuminating; there might be moral lessons to be learnt. But academic findings of this sort are at best banal and at worst misleading."

The Independant
Nov 16 2008

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE THE BABY BOOMERS DEFINITION OF «ACTIVISM» WILL BE PROTESTING FOR FREE VIAGRA IN RETIREMENT HOMES

Saturday, November 15, 2008

“MASS ART IS HIGH ART" -ANDY WARHOL

THE POP CULTURE OBSESSION

The gig: Chief of Buzznet Inc., a Los Angeles-based Internet company he describes as a one-stop shop for pop culture.
With contributions from paid editors and amateurs, the company's websites include Buzznet, Celebuzz, the Superficial, Just Jared, WWTDD.com, Absolute Punk, Stereogum and official celebrity blogs such as those of Britney Spears and Kim Kardashian. Together, the company says, the sites draw more than 37 million users. "In the 1980s, Sumner Redstone and MTV got that there was an insatiable demand for pop culture and that pop culture is built from the ground up," said Goldman, 42. "That appetite and the ability to feed it has only grown with the advent of the Internet."

L.A. Times
Nov 15 2008

NO WONDER HER FAVORITE ARTIST IS «LIBERAL» ANDY WARHOL WHO LOVED GUNS, TEXAS AND NANCY REAGAN

“I stand on what I said (as a staunch pro-choice advocate) in my last two columns -- that Palin as a pro-life wife, mother and ambitious professional represents the next big shift in feminism. Pro-life women will save feminism by expanding it, particularly into the more traditional Third World."

-Camille Paglia

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

PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: MARKETING

The should sell «D-list starfucker» t-shirts...

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JONNY DEPP VS THE LINDSAY LOHAN SYNDROME

Star Editor-in-Chief Candace Trunzo says that if celebrities don't want to line the pages of her magazine, they don't have to. "By and large, if you really want to be a private person and live a private life, you can do it," she says, citing Johnny Depp as an example. But many crave the limelight for good reason. Unlike Depp, they don't have a steady stream of projects keeping them in the public eye. Rather, they rely on media attention to keep them relevant--and famous.

Forbes
Nov 13 2008

Friday, November 14, 2008

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

POST WARHOL PREDICTION:THE FUTURE OF WOMAN MAG AD: FAKE YOUR BEST ORGASM EVER AND HAVE YOUR SUGAR DADDY BUYING YOU THESE GORGEOUS (AD SPACE) SHOES!

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

The 50-year-old singer who was first romantically linked to the baseball player, nickname 'A-Rod', earlier this year before announcing her divorce from Guy Ritchie - has reportedly been gushing to close pals about the sportsman. A source said: "Madonna is smitten with Alex. She told a close friend that he has the heart of a poet trapped inside an insanely gorgeous body."It has also been claimed Alex has regularly been sending the mother-of-three "love notes". The source added to the New York Post newspaper: "Alex has been writing Madonna these sweet, personal and rambling expressions of his feelings - sort of like old-fashioned love notes." It was recently claimed Alex is so keen to make his relationship with Madonna work that he is moving in a bid to be closer to the singer.

“BEAUTY IS A SIGN OF INTELLIGENCE" -ANDY WARHOL

MAKING IT (REALLY!).... IN HOLLWOOD.

But is nepotism a bad thing in this case? Should audiences care that Angelina Jolie's dad is Academy Award winner Jon Voight? Or that it was Tori Spelling's father who cast her in Beverly Hills, 90210? Jonathan Kuntz, a film historian at the University of California Los Angeles' department of Film, TV and Digital Media, doesn't think so. The way he sees it, celebrity relatives can often get an aspiring star a gig or two, but then they must stand on their own. Unlike industries where connections reign supreme, in Hollywood the audience ultimately decides who sticks around and who doesn't. Thompson argues that it's tougher for the A-list offspring. Perpetually compared with their established relatives, they're often held to higher standards than lesser-known peers. The result: These stars have to work overtime to prove they're famous because of talent, rather than a star-studded family tree.

Forbes
Nov 12 2008

“A GOOD WAY TO TAKE UP MORE SPACE IS WITH PERFUME” -ANDY WARHOL

CHRISTINA AGUILERA AND THE POP ART QUESTION

Christina Aguilera has been talking about her new look and what fans can expect from her sound in the future. Speaking to MTV News about her appearance at the 2008 Video Music Awards, Aguilera said: "I wanted to give [fans] a little sneak preview of what's to come [with her VMA performance]. The vein of the new material is a futuristic take on what is inspiring me at the moment... and it's got a very pop-art feel, visually."She continued: "[There's a] throwback to Andy Warhol and all the colours and vividness and bright boldness that was in that artwork. I'm a big collector of pop art and graffiti art at this point, too - D*Face and Banksy, also Roy Lichtenstein... and it's been very fun venturing off into that zone."Aguilera added: "I was very inspired by the look and feel of that [pop-art] genre, your Jane Birkins, your Blondies, females who have come before who have done this so many times and so well - almost as an homage to them. Also, speaking of Warhol, Nico from the Velvet Underground... so it all kind of ties in to a pop-art feel and twist, with a mod look. But a futuristic taste of what's to come."

SHOWING OFF FOR 15 MINUTES OF FAME

YOU'RE A STAR!

Former commercial photographer Tania Cowher, 32, came up with the idea for Celeb4aday.com while watching Entertainment Tonight. "Who hasn't thought of what it would be like to live that life?" asks Tania, who launched the company in Austin in November 2007, followed by Los Angeles, San Francisco and, as of this past May, New York. "My staff and I are not professional paparazzi by any means but we've learned. We watched a lot of TMZ for our first client in Austin, then practiced in my driveway. We had to learn to walk backward and take pictures," she explains. The company now offers celebrity wannabe packages, including the A-List which gives clients four personal paparazzi for 30 minutes and a mock-up of a high-gloss tabloid magazine cover with their picture, for $730. The Superstar package ($990) lasts for an hour and the Megastar ($3,000) provides clients with six paparazzi for two hours, limo service, a publicist and a bodyguard.

NY Post
Nov 2 2008

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

PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: ECONOMY

Trickle down theory in the 21st century: Billionaire buying a 120 millions dollars painting , building his own private museum and charging visitors $100 each to see the painting.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

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

As Stephen Colbert's conservative alter-ego puts it, the new preferred culture war for straight white men is "gays versus blacks, blacks versus gays, and black gays versus themselves." Spokesgay Dan Savage then appears to correct Stephen, noting that it's really the elderly vote that put Prop 8 through: "And they're dying, which is some comfort."

AfterElton.com
Nov 12 2008

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

POST WARHOL PREDICTION:IN THE FUTURE HOLLYWOOD STARS WILL PROMOTE THEIR FAVORITE SEX TOYS ON THE RED CARPET

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«ONCE YOU THOUGHT POP YOU COULD NEVER SEE AMERICA THE SAME WAY AGAIN» -ANDY WARHOL

Canadians in their 20s and 30s with The Hills on their TV screens, Gossip Girl novels in hand and Perez Hilton on their computer monitors are taking a cue from their boomer parents and refusing to act their age - a trend that may soon have the ad world looking at them with longing.According to a worldwide study of more than 25,000 people aged 16 to 46, the "golden age of youth" actually falls between 25 and 34, a time when people share many of the same attitudes as adolescents but few of their insecurities or financial limitations.Conducted by Viacom Brand Solutions International, the advertising division of MTV Networks, the study concludes that youth marketers should be targeting consumers not by their calendar age but rather their engagement in pop culture.

www.canada.com

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

STRAIGHT GUYS IS THE NEW GAY

THE MILLIONS DOLLARS...BARGAIN

NEW YORK (AFP) — Sotheby's bowed to economic realities and slashed estimates for much-hyped contemporary art works at an auction where almost a third of lots failed to sell.Of 63 works on offer in New York only 43 sold. Just a handful of works that did sell met their pre-auction price estimates and even fewer fetched more.The dismal showing at the auction house's autumn sale for ultra-fashionable contemporary work highlighted how the global financial crisis has knocked a hole in the recently booming luxury art market.Similar performances were seen at Sotheby's and rival Christies last week in their New York auctions of impressionist and modern art.Lead auctioneer Tobias Meyer put a brave face on the results, saying afterwards: "We are very happy with what happened tonight."He said that the hugely reduced prices reflected demand from a "seasoned, smart collecting community responding to great material."

"When the price was right, the audience responded and bought it. When the estimate might seem excessive, clearly they didn't."However, the auction of works by headline artists including Jeff Koons, Lucian Freud, Damien Hirst, and Andy Warhol, at times resembled a fire sale, rather than the spending frenzy seen in previous years.Among the works failing to meet their minimum price were paintings by Anish Kapoor, Roy Lichtenstein, Warhol, Freud and Jean-Michel Basquiat.
A large painting named "Archisponge" by Yves Klein was the biggest success, selling for over 21 million dollars. However, this was still shy of the pre-auction target announced as "in the region of 25 million dollars.""Beggar's Joys," a painting by Philip Guston, fetched 10.16 million dollars -- well under the target of 15 million dollars. Other bargains included Tom Wesslemann's "Great American Nude" at 4.14 million dollars, where the target had been six to eight million dollars.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

“I LIKE EVERYBODY'S ART" -ANDY WARHOL

FROM PICASSO TO DAMIEN HIRST

The complete collection includes jeans, t-shirts, and denim and leather jackets and a variety of girls clothing. The girls clothing is bright and colourful and reminiscent of the Hirst Spin paintings. A hoodie, jacket and t-shirt can be matched with girl’s jeans to make a contemporary and interesting look. Mr. Hirst said, "I love the idea of art you can wear.“

Agnes Tann is the Levi’s brand strategic planner. She said, "World renowned artists from Peter Blake and Max Ernst to Jean-Michel Basquiat and Andy Warhol all adopted the Levi's jeans as their favorite jeans. So, we are naturally thrilled and honored to have a creative genius like Damien Hirst bring his unique perspective to our iconic 501 jeans and the range of unique looks created for this collection."The Levi’s limited edition collection will be sold globally.Many people do not know that Pablo Picasso adopted the Levi Jeans as the clothing to wear while creating his masterpieces. He is said to be the first world-renowned artist to wear the jeans.

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

POST MONICA LEWINSKY ERA...

From a Palin sex doll to an homage adult movie, the sexualization of Palin won’t quit. Most recently, writer Rachel Kramer Bussel created Sarah Palin Erotica (http://sarahpalinerotica.com/), a site dedicated to erotic stories about the former Republican vice presidential candidate.

.F: Why do you think Americans are so sexually fascinated by Palin?

RKB: I think first it was because of her looks, but almost immediately her story, wild as it was, entranced people. Even those of us opposed to her politics couldn’t help but be captivated, and part of that captivation is her sexual allure. That doesn’t necessarily mean we all want to have sex with her (just to be clear, I don’t), but we want to know more about her, including what she’s like in bed. I read a UK reporter likening her to Princess Diana in terms of her appeal to the crowds. She’s brash, outspoken, gutsy. She’s a woman and a mother, in so many ways highly traditional, and yet totally not. I think she set off a lot of hot buttons around women’s roles in the home and workplace, as parents, and as sex objects. This story we’re hearing about her breezing into a hotel room dressed just in a towel—that’s not erotica, that’s real, yet it could be straight out of the story “The World of Men” by Delilah T. Jones.

I think we were fascinated by her, too, because she was so sure of herself, even when, perhaps, she shouldn’t have been. The sheer gumption she needed to push her way to the top is part of the charisma a good politician has, and that’s sexy. For many of us, her accent, her pushiness, her look were all things that made us wonder what made her tick. I think for any public figure, or authority figure, we wonder whether their sexual persona, what they do in private, what turns them on matches or is opposed to their public persona. For some of us, they’re exactly the same; for some, they’re different.

The Frisky
Nov 10 2008

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

Britney's son released from hospital.

Next!

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

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

“It is better to be beautiful than to be good. But... it is better to be good than to be ugly.”

-Oscar Wilde.

21st CENTURY HOLLYWOOD

Google's user-generated content arm, YouTube, has been mulling over linking up with the Hollywood big boys to broadcast full-length movies for free online.The site already has millions of what the movie industry is ultimately interested in— eyeballs—and at the last unofficial count the video sharing site had 79 million of views in January this year alone, mostly to watch short home-made and pirated video clips.According to the Guardian of London, YouTube has revealed that it's been in discussions with the big Hollywood studios. In a recent statement, YouTube said that it wants to launch the online movie service to cash in from shared ad-revenue deals by presenting films for free on its website. "Our goal is to offer maximum choice for our users, partners and advertisers," YouTube announced in a statement.

Monday, November 10, 2008

“BEAUTY IS A SIGN OF INTELLIGENCE" -ANDY WARHOL

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE IMMORTAL PEOPLE WILL BUY REPLEACABLE HEART AT THE CORNER STORE

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

If Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin decides to call it quits in the political arena (oh, do we dare to even dream?) she can always make the leap into porn. And she'd make some pretty good money doing it. Porn director Cezar Capone is willing to pay Palin $2 million to appear in an adult film. That could buy a lot of guns! And don't think Capone is leaving Mr. Palin out of the picture; Todd was offered $100,000 and an Arctic Cat snowmobile to star alongside his wife.Capone says that Palin is a "beautiful mother recognized by all of America as well as the rest of the world" and calls her "the most desirable woman over 40." Capone sent a letter to Palin's admin office on Nov. 6. He's still waiting for a reply.

Banana Guide
Nov 10 2008

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

PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: ARTISTS & WRITERS

Before writers were better looking than visual artists. Now it's the opposite.

DID SHE HAVE SEX WITH THREE MEN AT THE SAME TIME?

Still, for those who feel that the day has sagged a little unless they have received at least one e-mail containing the phrases “Have you heard?” and “OMG!!!!!!!!!”, there were many heartening facts in the piece. For while many regard gossip as idle, spiteful junk-chat, Scientific American stoutly places it as an evolutionary cornerstone of successful, socialised behaviour.

“The nasty side of gossip usually overshadows the more benign ways it functions in society,” Frank T. Andrew began. “But gossip can be a way of learning the unwritten rules of social groups and cultures ... [it is] a social bonding mechanism.” The article painted a picture of early man gathering to fight off a mammoth attack, pausing between axe-blows only to say: “I hear Johnson's wife had a Neanderthal baby. Johnson's gonna have to be asking some difficult questions ... when his vocabulary expands from 'Run!', 'Good food' and 'I sex your lady difference?', anyway.”

The Time
Nov 10 2008

Sunday, November 09, 2008

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

POST WARHOL PREDICTION:IN THE FUTURE PORN ACTRESS WILL HAVE DAILY FOOD TV SHOW ENDING UP IN ORGY

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PLAYING THE ADVERTISING GAME IN THE 21st CENTURY

Forget "product placement" -- that's so 20th century. Even "product integration" is passé. Advertisers these days want to do far more than just place BMWs, Manolo Blahnik shoes, and other luxury items within reach of favorite TV and movie characters. They want to create entire worlds of consumption. For instance:CW Television Network's "Gossip Girl" features characters whose lifestyles are driven by the Prada bags they want and the La Perla lingerie the highly sexualized characters need. Actresses in "Roommates," a MySpace TV Web series, use their characters' online profiles to chat with fans and dish out information about their clothing and other products as well as advice on where to buy them. These are the heady days of "brand integration" and "immersive" commercial environments.

ABC News
Nov 9 2008

“I BELIEVE MEDIA IS ART” -ANDY WARHOL

GET A GOOD PICTURE OF HER CELLULITE!

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Hollywood paparazzo famous for being sued by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and getting his teeth knocked out by Marlon Brando is unapologetic about the guerrilla celebrity photography culture he helped pioneer.
But Ron Galella, who at 77 still has an active press pass, says he has little interest in being part of a celebrity photo industry that now values controversy over glamour.Galella has a new book titled "No Pictures" that shows famous faces like Rolling Stones singer Mick Jagger and actors Sean Penn and Elizabeth Taylor shielding themselves from his lens. He says celebrities who act like they do not want to be photographed are hypocrites who secretly adore the attention. Galella says the paparazzi business has changed since his heyday."When I started it was one to one. Me and Jackie. Me and Liz Taylor," he told Reuters in an interview in his New Jersey home, which is decorated with pictures of just about every major celebrity. "I like glamour. I'm a romantic person."The photographers today ... they go for bad pictures, cellulite. I think it's a negative thing," he said.

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

“I want to be an artist that everyone can relate to, that's young, happy and fun.”

-Britney Spears

“BEAUTY IS A SIGN OF INTELLIGENCE" -ANDY WARHOL

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

Beyoncé wants to play Wonder Woman.

Next!

MAKING MONEY IS ART

-Spirits are soaring after Barack Obama's victory in the U.S. presidential election. So is business. Entrepreneurs worldwide have been trying to cash in on the enormous popularity of the first African-American president the U.S. has elected. Small enterprises have seen a unique opportunity to capitalize. On Wednesday, just hours after the results were known, a signed, dated and numbered political poster by the artist Shepard Fairey depicting Obama above the word “Progress” sold for twice its presale expectation, bringing $4,800 during the $1.2-million sale of fine art prints, which included the likes of Andy Warhol and Francis Bacon, by auctioneer Bonhams & Butterfields.

Forbes
Nov 9 2008

Saturday, November 08, 2008

STRAIGHT GUYS IS THE NEW GAY

PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: MONEY & HAPPINESS

The secret of happiness is not to always want more money. And It's not being happy with the money you have either. It's always wanting more while always spending less than what you have.

Friday, November 07, 2008

HEY! ASHLEE IS READY FOR HER BABY! DO YOU FUCKING CARE?

“Andy would have loved what's going on today, although I'm not too crazy about it. I'm sure Andy would have Paris Hilton on the cover of Interview magazine today but I would advise him against it. There's something wrong with our culture when little girls admire someone like Paris whose claim to fame is having released a porn tape. There are too many famous people now who really haven't done anything yet. It's out of control».

-Bob Colacello

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

WHY DAVID GEFFEN ADVISED FIRST OBAMA TO RUN AND WHY WARREN BUFFET IS NOW WORKING WITH HIM

«I learned working for Andy that there isn't really the separation people think there is between society, the art world, the corporate elite, the European aristocracy. As you go higher up the social scale, they all kind of merge».

-Bob Colacello
Interview magazine editor
1970-1983

POST WARHOL PREDICTION:WOMAN MAG:«ARTSY SEX» HOW TO CREATE A JACKSON POLLOCK- LIKE EFFECT WHEN HE COMES ON YOUR FACE!

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

ART & COMMERCE

The work itself, though, is something else. Some might argue that Haring could produce so much art because it was all generally the same (the motifs of dance, dogs, hearts, and mutating figures are repeated almost ad nauseum); and they wouldn’t be totally wrong. In fact, its very simplicity is what helped allow Haring to create a mini-industry of mass-produced T-shirts, buttons and books for sale in his own New York store, an idea that must have had Warhol slapping his forehead in exasperation. But after viewing Clausen’s film, whatever one’s opinion is of Haring’s work itself, his drive and determination remains not only impressive but still somehow less crass and money-obsessed than the art of onetime Haring cohort and interviewee David LaChappelle. (Haring’s impressive charity-work resume and generous habit of giving people whole small drawings as autographs certainly helps.) For all the frankness about commerce and popularity here, there is also a refreshing optimism in Haring’s art that one would have a hard time finding in much pop art, before or since.

-Popmatters
Nov 7 2008

Thursday, November 06, 2008

“CHURCH IS A FUN PLACE TO GO“ -ANDY WARHOL

POST WARHOL PREDICTION:IN THE FUTURE MAINSTREAM COMPANIES WILL SPONSOR HOLLYWOOD STARLETTES SEX TAPES

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

Simon Cowell has confirmed that pop star Britney Spears will be performing on the ‘X Factor’ in two weeks’ time. Cowell said that the ‘Toxic’ singer would be on show on November 15.“I’m really excited about it, because she’s got her act together now and the new record’s terrific,” News of the World quoted him, as saying.“She’s come back from a very dark place and is a great artist,” he added. Britney’s past few years have been extremely turbulent but the singer is getting back to her best with new single Womanizer. “I think that what’s happened in the last two years has made her more interesting,” Cowell said. “She wants to be the biggest star in the world again-and she’s got a shot,” he adde

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

À LA DAVID HOCKNEY

WHY BRITNEY IS GOOD FOR YOUR HEALTH!

Psychology Today gathered some of the latest research on how celebrities effect our mental state. The studies suggest that thinking about important cultural icons, like Oprah or Lance Armstrong, may actually reduce one's fear of death.One experiment found that people believe airplanes are less likely to crash if a well respected celebrity is on board (despite plenty of examples to the contrary). Another showed that people who have death on the mind tend to think celebrities are more important and will be remembered longer than do people in a neutral group. The theory here is that when we are worried about the limits of our own mortality, we tend to put our faith in the celebrities we admire, imagining that our beliefs and values will live on in their legacy. As an added boost, celeb gossip is like an instant Valium: "It is widely known for humans that chocolate stimulates the release of endorphins, and therefore eating chocolate stimulates feelings of happiness. Gossip is [also] an instant stimulator of endorphins."

CHANNELING THE ZEITGEIST

"It just caught my eye," he said of Race Riots in 1966. Two years later, he added, "I feel I represent the US in my art, but I'm not a social critic. I just paint those objects in my paintings because those are the things I know best."Of course, Warhol was notoriously and deliberately flaky in interviews, so we write off much that he said and look for clues in his work. The consensus verdict: his art is about media, celebrity, and the nature of art. The corollary: he focused on electric chairs, atomic mushroom clouds, Chinese dictator Mao Zedong, and Communist hammers and sickles because they were in the news at the time — he was just channeling the zeitgeist.

The Phoenix
Nov 5 2008

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

«AMERICA ALWAYS BEGINS WITH MOODS»- ANDY WARHOL

«If lots of people are in a certain mood, maybe they won't like a politician and the mood makes them vote him right out of office. If you're a Senator or the President, you have a mood, and that mood is what decides what you say at any moment, or even how you set up policy and run America».

-Andy Warhol

“BEAUTY IS A SIGN OF INTELLIGENCE" -ANDY WARHOL

LEAVE OBAMA ALONE!!

Chris Crocker is back! The androgynous one came out of YouTube retirement over the weekend to post an endorsement for Barack Obama. I'm sure the Obama campaign is sooo excited! Crocker, who appears to be in a pre-op transition to a woman, said he was retiring from YouTube stardom earlier this year. I guess kid who got famous by crying and begging people to "Leave Britney Alone" couldn't handle being out of the spotlight. In his all-important endorsement, Crocker says:"Anyone that's not voting for Barack Obama does not care about our country and is not American." Powerful. Huh? I'm sure all of the trannies who aren't already voting for Obama are definitely in the bag now!

-Gaysocialites.com

“I LIKE EVERYBODY'S ART" -ANDY WARHOL

Artwork by Pablo Picasso

Monday, November 03, 2008

JOE THE PLUMBER 15 MINUTES OF FAME

Tired of Joe the Plumber? Joe "the Plumber" Wurzelbacher is about to become Joe the Author. Either way, you'll be seeing a lot more of him. It seems Joe the Plumber, whose real name is Samuel J. "Joe" Wurzelbacher, has not tired of the spotlight. He's hired himself a publicity team to handle the flood of media and appearance requests that have poured in since the presidential debate made him a household name. "I have 300 requests on my desk today," his Nashville-based publicist, Jim Della Croce, told ABCNews.com on Friday, "personal appearances, endorsements, interviews -- anything a celebrity would expect."And like any good celebrity these days, Wurzelbacher already has a book in the works. Della Croce confirmed that "there is a person working with him on the book," but would not offer up any details.

ABC News
Nov 3 2008

KISSING LIKE JAMES DEAN

«It's the movies that have really been running things in America ever since they were invented. They show you what to do, how to do it, when to do it, and how to look how you feel about it. When they show you how to kiss like James Dean or hook like jane Fonda or win like Rocky that's great".

-Andy Warhol

Sunday, November 02, 2008

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

FROM THE LAST TANGO IN PARIS TO A NIGHT IN PARIS

When "Deep Throat" was made in the early 1970s, porn was still considered too underground for the actors to use their real names. When the X-rated movie's director, Gerard Rocco Damiano (a.k.a. Jerry Gerard), died last month, Time magazine eulogized him at length, praising his smarts, ambition and personal decency while calling his movie "the 'Citizen Kane' of porn."Fashion also is taking more aesthetic cues from porn, including the growing popularity of genital piercing and shaving, which was popularized by adult film actors. In May, Fox News' resident "sexpert," Yvonne K. Fulbright, made a reference to adult film while taking up the topic of genital grooming. "It's no longer simply a style concern for porn stars," she counseled, "it seems that everyone now -- guy or gal -- is giving at least some thought to pubic hair care."Asked why adult stars have become more acceptable in Hollywood, Soderbergh cited the proliferation of Internet porn and the attitudinal sea change signified by the infamous bootleg video showing socialite Paris Hilton having sex with a paramour. In years past, such a tape likely would've destroyed reputations. Instead, it boosted Hilton's paparazzi profile."That changed everything," Soderbergh says. "Or it didn't change everything; it confirmed that everything had changed."

Grey isn't the only young adult-film performer gaining wider exposure in Hollywood these days. Katie Morgan, a business-savvy 28-year-old who has made dozens of adult films, is currently appearing in indie director Kevin Smith's R-rated slacker-cool comedy " Zack and Miri Make a Porno," which opened on Halloween to strong reviews. Distributed by Weinstein Co., the film stars Seth Rogen and Elizabeth Banks as a pair of down-and-out platonic friends in suburban Pittsburgh who decide to make an amateur skin flick to pay off their debts. It appears likely to be Smith's most commercially successful film.

L.A Times
Nov 3 2008

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

OBSESSED ABOUT TIME PASSING BY...

ALBANY — If you ever stopped by Andy Warhol’s Factory, you could be pretty sure he would want you to pose for his camera.
“I can hear him say something like ‘make a face’ or ‘move around’ or ‘take off your shirt,’ ” said Roberta Bernstein, the pop icon’s former assistant and an art historian.Or, he might ask someone to drop their drawers.“That was typical of Andy. He had a naughty side to his personality. He would never force anyone to do anything, but he could sense what he could get someone to do,” said Bernstein.Yet it wasn’t the naughty side that his camera was nourishing. His camera fed his obsessive need to track every moment of his life. In 1966, Bernstein worked with Warhol at his East 47th Street Factory. At that point, he used a tape recorder to document his life.

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE SARAH PALIN WILL BE OFFERED A JOB AT NAKED NEWS

“SHOPPING IS MORE AMERICAN THAN THINKING” -ANDY WARHOL

KEITH HARING

Haring's exuberant pop sensibility combined with his owlish looks and gregarious personality made him, in the words of a friend, "a true phenomenon." Galleries and collectors fought over his work and he became a fixture on N.Y.'s clubby art scene.
Whereas many artists get less interesting when they become famous, Haring became more so. That's because of the sincerity and intensity of his impulse, visible in that subway work, to bring art to the people. Accessibility was a key concept for him, and whether it was opening a store called the Pop Shop in SoHo or doing elaborate drawings on give-away T-shirts, he held true to his beliefs.When Haring was diagnosed with AIDS, the disease that killed him in 1990, one of the things he did was throw himself with remarkable energy into a series of public art projects that reflected this generosity of spirit. Though collaborators and friends like Bill T. Jones reflect thoughtfully on a man whose impulse, Jones says, "was to do the work and live the life," it is the passion and commitment we see in the artist himself that makes the most lasting impression.

L.A. Times
Oct 31 2008

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

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PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY:SEX & LOVE

We should only have sex without love before 30 and love without sex after. Everything would work better.

“THEY ALWAYS HAD GREAT GIRL MODELS BUT NOW THE BOY MODELS ARE JUST AS GOOD“ -ANDY WARHOL

MADONNA & ANDY WARHOL

However, I've never wanted to meet Madonna. Madonna the spectacle, yes. Madonna, the cultural provocateur, yes. Madonna, the producer, not creator, yes. Madonna, the person, no. It's almost as if she is incapable of being anything other than Madonna The Myth, something she has created. I love it. Who would want to meet Madonna when the myth has a more fantastic life of its own? You could blame the myth on the cab driver who dropped her off where the action was hot. In '77 NYC (the year of Punk, Disco and Madonna) there was an art revolution going on: Television, Blondie, Arthur Russell, Larry Levine's Paradise Garage, the Ramones, disco, punk rock, club culture and, of course, the godfather of New York City, Andy Warhol. Warhol has held sway over her entire career. Madonna, like Warhol, is the ultimate observer of, rather than participant in, modern culture. She took Warhol's template of ambition and success being an art form and regenerated it into a pop career presented not only as art, but a mirror on society, reflecting our tastes and aspirations; whether it be the yuppie life of Material Girl to the pre-00 new age observations of Ray of Light. Her reinventions are a reflection of us, not her, as she has always lacked a 'grand purpose' or 'natural conclusion' of most rock'n'roll stories.

The Guardian
Oct 28 2008

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

Simon Cowell splits with girlfriend.

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Saturday, November 01, 2008

“MASS ART IS HIGH ART" -ANDY WARHOL

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POLITICS IN THE 21st CENTURY

Muscleman-turned-actor-turned-politician Arnold Schwarzenegger has called on Democrat Barack Obama to beef up his his policies - and his body - at a campaign rally for Republican John McCain. Schwarzenegger, the one-time Hollywood action hero who is now the Republican governor of California, delighted a crowd of thousands at an event in Ohio by ridiculing both Obama's policies and his slender physique.

“I LIKE EVERYBODY'S ART" -ANDY WARHOL

Artwork by Rose Marie Trockel

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

“Illusion is the first of all pleasures.”

-Oscar Wilde

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

Madonna's and Alex Rodriguez’s top secret Hamptons hookup sounds straight out a James Bond spy thriller. According to the New York Post, each took off in separate private helicopters last week for a quick and cozy rendezvous. And guess where they spent four precious hours? At Jerry Seinfeld’s securely lavish 12-acre estate. Freshly divorced A-Rod, 33, flew by chopper to East Hampton, where he was picked up in a white Porsche 911 matching the description of Jessica Seinfeld’s car. About 40 minutes later, a helicopter that departed from Chelsea Piers carrying freshly separated Madonna, 50, landed at the same airstrip."A dark SUV and Jerry Seinfeld in another Porsche both pulled up and picked up Madonna and they headed back to Jerry's place," a witness told the Post

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