Wednesday, December 31, 2008

POST WARHOL PREDICTION:IN THE FUTURE NAKED PORN STARS WILL REPLACE RING GIRLS AT BOXING EVENTS

Copyright by IVAN

«YO YO YO. IT'S CRYME TYME»

Photo:WWE
«It's worth watching on TV just to hear all the great names, like Hulk Hogan, Gorilla Monsoon, Brutus Beefcake, Mister Wonderful, Sgt Slaughter and The Wild Samoans»

-Andy Warhol

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

«I've only slept with men I've been married to. How many women can make that claim?»

-Elizabeth Taylor

PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: HIGH CULTURE VS POP CULTURE

High culture is about second name: Mozart, Picasso, Dali, Neruda. Pop culture is the opposite: Angelina, Brad, Jennifer, Britney...

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

«BEAUTY IS A SIGN OF INTELLIGENCE»

«MORE THAN ANYTHING PEOPLE JUST WANT STARS»

Britney is still the most talked about celeb, according to USA Today. Personal troubles or no, Britney Spears is still the hottest human being on Planet Earth, according to USA Today's annual Celebrity Heat Index, which measures how much exposure a star gets in print and online. Brit got more media attention than anyone else for 11 weeks this year, meaning she earned the top spot on the index for the second year in a row. That coverage included everything from her infamous breakdown last January to her best-selling album, just released on Dec. 2. It's just another feather in Britney's cap, following her selection by People readers as having the "best comeback" of 2008 as well as being the "most talked about celebrity."

PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: POETRY

With its ideas of instantaneity, juxtaposition of seemingly disparate elements & flash ever present in today's pop culture and music videos, poetry is once again the most relevant art form in the 21st century.

BACK THEN: POST «HEAT», «TRASH» AND «FLESH» TV

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

Dec. 31 (Bloomberg) -- Damien Hirst’s record “Beautiful Inside My Head Forever” sale and collapse of Lehman Brothers Inc. in September marked the turning of the art market in 2008.The financial-market rout curtailed spending by U.S. and European art collectors. Falling commodity and equity prices suppressed demand from buyers from the emerging economies of Russia and the Middle East. In 2007, Sotheby’s and Christie’s International’s regular mixed-owner sales of contemporary art in New York and London totaled a record $2.4 billion with fees. This year, because of a slowing of demand in the final quarter, the equivalent auctions totaled less than $2 billion, a decline of 17 percent, according to figures compiled by Bloomberg News.

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

«Ugliness is in a way superior to beauty because it lasts.»

-Serge Gainsbourg.

MODELING FOR 15 MINUTES OF FAME

POST WARHOL PREDICTION:THE FUTURE OF WOMAN MAG AD: HOW TO IMAGINE (AD SPACE) BAGS, (AD SPACE) SHOES & GET MULTIPLE ORGASMS EVERY TIME!

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«WASTING MONEY PUTS YOU IN A REAL PARTY MOOD» -ANDY WARHOL

So Madoff got the brilliant idea to start a money management business on the side. He didn't charge any fees, explaining that he would just make money trading stocks on the securities side of the business. Merrill Lynch (nyse: MER - news - people ) and every retail brokerage player perfected this business model years ago--it's called churning. And the gerries fell for it. Now, all of a sudden, Madoff is a macher (a big shot, a mover). The ability to make someone money moves you to the top of the cocktail-party list. Madoff didn't advertise; he kept it exclusive, adding to its mystery and allure. And he didn't swing for the fences, he "produced" tortoise-like (steady) returns: 13.72% one year, 9.82% another. Goldilocks-esque. Not too hot or cold, just right.It became known as the "Jewish T bill." Never mind that his option split strike conversion strategy was completely bogus.

Forbes
Dec 16 2008

Monday, December 29, 2008

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

PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: JEWISH VS GOYIM

Israel is goyim
Hebrew state is jewish
Jewish state is goyim
Tsahal is jewish
Israeli army is goyim

CHRISTOPHER MAKOS

«He was a good exemple of the kind of exuberant, ambitious good looking guy who made the gay scene so attractive and influential in the late seventies. He loved to travel, go to parties, make money, meet new people get high and laugh. Above all he was audacious, intelligent but unintellectual and primitive. Andy loved to take photographs of Christopher having sex»

Warhol
Victor Bockris.

«LAND REALLY IS THE BEST ART» -ANDY WARHOL

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE A NEW MONOTHEIST RELIGION WILL APPEAR OUT OF JERUSALEM CALLING ITSELF THE SOLUTION TO PEACE IN THE AREA

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

Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt set Box Ofiice records.

Next!

STRAIGHT GUYS IS THE NEW GAY

MADONNA & THE BOY TOY

MADONNA'S toy-boy lover has a randy secret - he starred in a Brazilian porn flick just weeks before they met. British tabloid the Daily Star revealed model Jesus Luz, 20, played a boozed-up jilted boyfriend in the sizzling cable telemovie in which three hot babes act out viewers' fantasies. Luz featured as Diogo, who is taken to a house party by his girlfriend but passes out on a chair after drinking too much. Once the party ends, his frustrated lover starts flirting with another man - and the action goes on from there. Director Candé Salles said: "He acted very well. He is excellent." Luz and Madonna, 50, reportedly met on the Brazilian leg of the singer's Sticky & Sweet tour.

PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: SELF ESTEEM

Great people achieve things because they lack self-esteem not because they have it.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

“I LIKE EVERYBODY'S ART"


Artwork by Max Ernst

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

According to Forrester Research, Web users spent about $1.3 billion on online porn in 1999. That represented about 8 percent of all Net commerce that year, and more money than people spent online on books or plane tickets. Back then, it was the Internet's leading industry. By 2006, however, Net porn was generating just $2.8 billion in revenues--a much smaller piece of the online pie, which had grown to $150 to $200 billion.

PC World
Dec 21 2008

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: WOMAN MAG: SHE STOLE YOUR BOYFRIEND? HOW TO GET A SEXY GLAMOUR POUT WHEN CALLING HER F%#@ BITCH!

Saturday, December 27, 2008

“ATHLETES ARE GOING TO BE THE NEW MEDIA STARS»

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

«To believe in God is impossible not to believe in Him is absurd.»

-Voltaire

«I JUST WENT TO HIGH SCHOOL, COLLEGE DIDN'T MEAN ANYTHING TO ME» -ANDY WARHOL

Two-thirds of the 1,125 billionaires on Forbes' 2008 list are self-made, many from backgrounds as modest as (George) Soros'...It's hard to believe that media mogul Oprah Winfrey was born impoverished in rural Mississippi. When her parents split, she shuttled between various households, at one point living on a pig farm.Despite the fractured family, Winfrey excelled in school. She set her sights on a career in media and never looked back. She started working as a radio DJ while still in high school. At 19, she began anchoring a local Nashville news show. In 1984, she moved to Chicago to host a morning talk show. Her ability to empathize with guests and her accessible demeanor made her a hit. Now her work airs in 135 countries and draws 46 million viewers a week in the US alone.Thanks to its success and other media ventures, including a magazine, Forbes estimates Winfrey's net worth at $2.5 billion. Not bad for a farm girl from Mississippi.

-Forbes
April 24 2008

«IN THE FUTURE EVERYONE WILL BE FAMOUS FOR 15 MINUTES» -ANDY WARHOL

PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: INTERNET

Internet: showing to the word that every stereotype about every group is true...

OH MY...

«Je ne dépends de personne. Je suis une reine, et mon blog est mon château fort."

Perez Hilton

Friday, December 26, 2008

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

POST WARHOL PREDICTION:IN THE FUTURE POLITICIANS WILL GET MORE VOTES BY GIVING FREE VIAGRA IN RETIREMENT HOMES

YOUNG PEOPLE

«Andy was very clever, he wanted to be part of the newest thing that was happening. He had a way of having his own fresh outlook, but he also got it through other people's eyes. He knew more about the coolest thing to do that people I know who are eighteen. Part of the way to know these things is to have younger friends. He needed fresh blood all the time-and inspiration.

-Keith Haring.

“I BELIEVE MEDIA IS ART”

PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: AGE

Getting older is simply learning about patience. To remain young is to remain impatient.

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

«I went into the business for the money, and the art grew out of it. If people are disillusioned by that remark, I can't help it. It's the truth.»

-Charlie Chaplin

“BEAUTY IS A SIGN OF INTELLIGENCE"

HOW EMPTY GOSSIP IS KILLING CELEBRITY GOSSIP CULTURE

By late December, even celeb site Jossip raised the white flag in a post called, "Gossip's Dead and It's Everyone's Fault." The item offered a brief summation of the fallen soldiers on the field: "Ben Widdicombe was the first to go, ankling his post as the New York Daily News' most respected gossip columnist. Next were Rush & Molloy, the married gossips who since 1995 had also penned a column for the Daily News -- they wanted to focus on other stories for the paper. Then Jo Piazza, whose scuttlebutt replaced Widdicombe's, quit, too. Jossip's gossip-oriented sister site Mollygood shut down, much like the short-lived PageSix.com before it. Also, tabloid sales continued to shrink." Layoffs hit Gawker and its sister site Jezebel. TMZ, which had so zealously launched its own TV show in 2007, ended the year with a decrease in readership -- a rare occurrence online, where new users appear by the minute. It seemed deeply symbolic when Mr. Blackwell -- the bitchy tabloid queen responsible for "The Worst Dressed List," a Schadenfreude tradition that gave birth to a gazillion "fashion police" -- passed away in October. It was fitting, almost. The end of an era. Or, depending on your perspective -- an error.

Salon
Dec 26 2008

Sunday, December 21, 2008

«POP ART IS FOR EVERYONE»

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

“Without obsession, life is nothing.”

-John Waters

FACING THE TRUTH

«In Warhol's face you see the horrifying price he has to pay.To exist as a shell. Destroyed by one's own work».

-Rainer Werner Fassbinder.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

SHOWING OFF FOR 15 MINUTES OF FAME

HOW TO MARKET A NEW MUSIC STAR IN THE 21st CENTURY

Santa Barbara-born songbird Katy Perry shot from obscurity to notoriety this year, thanks to her breakout hit “I Kissed a Girl.” But Perry’s bi-curious lyrics alone didn’t make her a star. Her flamboyant style of dress (skimpy retro) also helped distinguish her from a sea of pop princesses. Perry's rise to stardom, however, was not without controversy. The lyrics to both of Perry’s hits -- "Ur So Gay" and "I Kissed a Girl” – incensed some listeners. With lyrics like, “You need SPF 45 just to stay alive / You’re so gay and you don’t even like boys," they asked, was Perry rebelling against gender stereotypes, or reinforcing them?

L.A Times

TALK ABOUT INFLUENCE!

«I think I influenced him more than he influenced me».

-Jean-Michel Basquiat.

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:BEAUTY

Being a beauty and acting as if you're not aware of it make someone even more beautiful.

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

«I'm a giraffe. I even walk like a giraffe with a long neck and legs. It's a pretty dumb animal, mind you.»

-Sophia Loren

“BEAUTY IS A SIGN OF INTELLIGENCE"

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE THE US GOVERNMENT WILL BAIL OUT THE SAN FERNANDO VALLEY PORN INDUSTRY

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

Photographers, magazines, models and even celebrities have relied on digital trickery for years, but lately, it seems the retoucher's Photoshop tool is being wielded less like a brush and more like a knife, slimming and sculpting stars into shapes that bear fleeting resemblance to their actual bodies."The more and more we use this editing, the higher and higher the bar goes. They're creating things that are physically impossible," said Hany Farid, a Dartmouth College professor of computer science who specializes in digital forensics and photo manipulation. "We're seeing really radical digital plastic surgery. It's moving towards the Barbie doll model of what a woman should look like -- big breasts, tiny waist, ridiculously long legs, elongated neck."

-ABC News
Dec 19 2008

Friday, December 19, 2008

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

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

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

Jayne Mansfield.

15 MINUTES ARE UP

It's hard to forget Chris Crocker's emotional plea for the world to "leave Britney alone!" (Believe me, I've tried.)Crocker's show of support for the floundering pop star set off a media frenzy that he somehow managed to turn into talk-show appearances and an international following. So what's our gender-bending friend up to now? Brace yourself. Crocker -- whose official website boldly boasts: "That's Ms. Chris Crocker to you, bitch!" -- indicates that he has moved on to a music career. His newly released single, said to be getting plenty of radio play, is called "Mind in the Gutter." (Darn! My money was on a cover version of "Do You Really Want to Hurt Me?") Crocker says that he has done a "lot of growing off-camera" and, though he's "still Chrissy from the Crock," he is "no longer the funny video guy." Hey, come on. Leave Chris Crocker alone.

PCworld
Dec 19 2008

«MY FAVORITE THING TO BUY IS UNDERWEAR»

TRUMAN CAPOTE

«Andy was very concerned about people, but if someone was really self-destructive like Truman, in a way he was more interested in that that concerned» Catherine Guinness observed. Capote's association with Interview magazine ended after Andy let Bob Colacello edit one of his pieces. Warhol claimed he never heard from Capote again».

-Warhol
Victor Bockris.

«THERE SHOULD BE COURSE IN FIRST GRADE ON LOVE» -ANDY WARHOL

Madonna's ex-partner Carlos Leon has offered his love and support to the singer and her ex-husband Guy Ritchie in the wake of their divorce. Leon, the father of Madonna's 12-year-old daughter Lourdes, insists he is sad about the collapse of her marriage, and reveals he became close to director Ritchie, who he describes as an "inspiration." The 42-year-old tells Hello magazine, "It is a bad situation for both Guy and Madonna and I send them a lot of love and all the children involved. I think it is too early to say if the divorce will make things better or worse for the family. "(Guy) is the gent. He always treats me with respect. Of the film work of the two, I like Ritchie better. He is incredibly talented as a director and producer and he inspires me."Leon adds of Lourdes, "I speak to her every day. She is very talented, she gets that from her mom. She has had advantages I never had. But it is up to her to take it to a new level in singing or acting."

Thursday, December 18, 2008

POST WARHOL PREDICTION:WOMAN MAG:HOW TO MAKE YOUR HAIR LOOK MORE VOLUMINOUS WHEN GIVING YOUR MAN A NAKED TRAMPOLINE SHOW!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

“I LIKE EVERYBODY'S ART" -ANDY WARHOL

Artwork by Arcimboldo.

THE PAPARAZZI GAME

«If you're going to be in this business, it's part of what comes along with it. I just live my life and not pay attention and smile. I'm not going to do anything crazy to them."

-Paris Hilton

GEE THAT'S A GREAT.

What have you learned from dating [in the public eye?]

- (Laughs) That if you start to date somebody, by the third date, you can guarantee I'll be pregnant with twins.

-Jennifer Aniston.

MODELING FOR 15 MINUTES OF FAME

THE MERGER OF HIGH AND LOW CULTURE

Behind all these cultural trends lies a clear demographic factor: more of us are going to university than ever before. We may fritter away much of our time while we're there, standing in the students' union bar drinking subsidised beer, but at the very least those years plant a seed of curiosity and a sense of possibility. Twenty-five years on, several of my contemporaries are now going back to university for more. Kingsley Amis famously said that in higher education more would mean worse. In fact, more has meant less of the sort of snobbery that he was displaying by saying that. Studies have shown that today's graduates are cultural omnivores, able to enjoy high and pop culture alike. Which is where dumbing down gets it wrong. Catchy as it is, the phrase has a certain dumbness built into it. The real story is more complex and more heartening.

Times
Dec 3 2008

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

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

Only a couple of years ago, 80 percent of a porn producer’s income came from DVD sales. Today, it’s down about 30 percent.  And some speculate that sales could flat line in only a couple of years.While porn consumers are on the rise; porn profits are tanking... Over the last 10 years numerous upstart production houses have cut into the porn pie leaving an ever-smaller pie to go around. But the bigger problem is American households are using broadband connections to the Internet in ever increasing numbers.  47% at last count and that number will continue to grow exponentially.   This brings the immediate gratification of porn to hungry consumers via the web.  Streaming media and download to own capability have choked the life out of the DVD.  I mean, who schleps down to the local adult video store to buy or rent anymore?  No one I know. And while sales of internet-based adult entertainment grew 14 percent last year, to a whooping $2.8 billion, that figure would be substantially higher if there wasn’t for all the free competition. 

Examiner.com
Dec 16 2008

POST WARHOL PREDICTION:IN THE FUTURE SUPERMARKETS WILL SELL DRUG RAPE ENHANCED FRUITS & VEGETABLES

«POP ART IS FOR EVERYONE» -ANDY WARHOL

FROM STAR TO STARLETTE TO....???

Stars like Madonna, Gwen Stefani, and Beyoncé established their identities first in one field (both in music) before branching off into others. They have one primary identity, with their other endeavours seen as side projects or supplementary.
New stars, however, who try to branch out too early run into the problem of weighing down their still-developing identities with numerous careers and products that are contingent on their identity as a brand. They may confuse their audiences by fracturing their identities. A prime example is Jessica Simpson. Simpson began by releasing a pop album, but then reached greater success with a reality TV show. She also released product lines, tried to crossover into acting, and gained more fame through headlines in celebrity gossip columns.Meanwhile, her subsequent albums and singles failed to become significant hits. Her songs most likely won’t be remembered, and there isn’t a signature tune that can be easily associated with her. Even her pop identity was somewhat unclear: was she a balladeer? Wholesome wait-until-marriage virginal popster? Or Britney Spears pop-tart knock-off?

www.straight.com
Dec 16 2008

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

«Hollywood always wanted me to be pretty, but I fought for realism.»

-Bette Davis

“BEAUTY IS A SIGN OF INTELLIGENCE" -ANDY WARHOL

POST WARHOL PREDICTION:IN THE FUTURE CAPITALISM WILL DEVELOP NEW MARKETS BY SELLING «AFTER LIFE WEAR».

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DAVID HOCKNEY

One of Britain’s most eminent contemporary artists, David Hockney, now 71, has enjoyed a long, lustruous and often lascivious career.Hockney became an influential member of Britain’s pop art movement in the late fifties and early sixties and appeared to be part of an emerging generation of young radicals. In the summer of 1961 he travelled to America, where he met Andy Warhol and Dennis Hopper and was drawn into the lively gay scene. He eventually settled in Santa Monica, California. His work became more naturalistic and less "modern".He is now based back in the UK in East Yorkshire and, in the past few years, has turned his attention to oil landscapes.

Times
Dec 16 2008

Monday, December 15, 2008

“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

Madonna to pay Guy Ritchie 76 millions in divorce settlement.

JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT

«Andy's relationship with Jean-Michel, like his relationship with Jon Gould was never intimate, but while teasing Jean-Michel about his girlfriends, Warhol continued to give him exposure both in Interview and as his «date» at parties, restaurants and openings telling reporters that Basquiat was the best and had so much energy. Asked how Warhol influenced him, Jean-Michel replied« I wear clean pants all the time now».

Warhol
Victor Bockris.

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

CIRCUS

Madonna may be spotted shaking a leg with Britney Spears on the latter’s ‘Circus’ tour, according to the ‘Toxic’ hitmaker’s choreographer.Britney had shared the microphone with the Queen of Pop in LA in November during the U.S. leg of her “Sticky and Sweet” tour. Now, Madonna may return the favour if she appears onstage with the ‘Womanizer’ singer, who is scheduled to kick start her comeback tour in New Orleans on March 3. “There has been talk of Madonna making an appearance and there’s so many places we could take that. At this point the main issue is timing” the Sun quoted choreographer Wade Robson as telling US magazine.

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

«Ten men waiting for me at the door? Send one of them home, I'm tired.»

-Mae West

“I LIKE EVERYBODY'S ART" -ANDY WARHOL

Artwork by Takashi Murakami

BRAD PITT AND THE PAPARAZZI CULTURE

Tired of constant prying into his life and kids, Brad Pitt has urged the US Government to pass a law which bans snappers from sneaking into the lives of celebrities.The ‘Troy’ star has called for the law because he has had enough with photographers sneaking around to photograph his six kids, and now the actors insists their antics have gone too far.

“Let me be very blunt: I hate them. I hate these people. I don’t understand why they do that for a living,” Contactmusic quoted Pitt as saying in an interview on U.S. chat show Today. He added: “We’ve got to make a distinction between these people who photograph celebrities at events and people who climb over your walls or wear camouflage and call out your kids names as you’re trying to take them to school to see if they’ll look that way. “I have no respect for these people. I do not like them. I don’t understand how they can live their lives that way. There should be laws against it. They should not be able to follow kids like this, but there’s not right now so that’s the way it is.”

Sunday, December 14, 2008

PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: GYM

I remember the first time I tried a multi station machine at my local gym. For me it had the beauty of a moving machine by the artist Jean Tinguely. I 've always loved going to the gym ever since.

ALL AMERICAN




«You can't go anyplace in America without seeing boys and girls and men and women who look like they've been professional athletes their entire lives»

-Andy Warhol

GRAFFITI CULTURE NOW

What began as ego-driven, word-spewing, urban action had, by the '80s, been absorbed by the mainstream when graffiti types such as Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat had work in galleries and museums. These days, the famously anonymous Banksy's hefty book sales are the envy of any mainstream artist. "I've watched how graffiti has been taken over by the Internet generation» says Thompson/Evoke who at 30 years old is a 15-year veteran at street art. "It got to the point where it was all about technical savvy, and not about what was inside the work. It sounds like it's died off, that it's no longer the hip thing. But there are still thousands of hardcore guys and girls who go out every day and do this work."

Toronto Star
Dec 14 2008

GEE, THAT'S GREAT!

«Andy Warhol was a good friend. We were once together in Studio 54 and everyone was posing wildly as he took pictures. He turned to me and whispered, "There's no film in the camera." That was typical Andy.»

-Carolina Herrera

“BEAUTY IS A SIGN OF INTELLIGENCE» -ANDY WARHOL

IMAGINARY DIARIES OF A POP ARTIST: SEX

Dec 14 2008

Watched the news yesterday and they said some women reported having an orgasm while giving birth. That's great.
-Did you have an orgasm?
-I don't know call me back in 9 months, I'll tell you!»
Went to the office. Some kid was watching a porn movie. It was called «Desperate House Whores.» A guy goes to some women's homes and tell them they just won a sexual makeover! I guess Paul Morrissey would have loved it...

PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: TRUTH

Every stereotype is true while prejudices are born out of half-truth.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

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

POST WARHOL PREDICTION:IN THE FUTURE A TV SHOW WILL HAVE A STRAIGHT GUY COACHING GAY MEN TO LICKING PUSSY.

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

As well intentioned and relatively gentle as "My Fair Weddings" is, it's also a fairly harsh reminder that celebrity worship is nothing more than old-fashioned class-consciousness, mass-produced and tabloidized, and that weddings provide just another opportunity for the professional purveyors of style to express themselves. We're attached to the idea that with enough money and coaching, anyone can rise to the professionally styled rung of the meritocracy where the not-so-well-born rich hang out. We can't talk about class (or the nexus of money, education and privilege) directly, but we can still broach the subject as long as we couch it in purely aesthetic terms. Problem solved!

Washington Post
Dec 14 2008

NEW YORK CITY GUY



«I don't think there's any place in the world like New York City as far as street life goes. Here you can see every class, every race, every sex and every kind of fashion bumping up against each other. Everyone gets to mix and mingle and you can never guess what combinations you're going to see next»

-Andy Warhol.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

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

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

Jennifer Aniston strip down for GQ cover.

Next!

THE REAL MEANING OF GAY SENSIBILITY

Nowadays Camille Paglia who says she thinks like a gay man and once called herself a «working class intellectual» is breaking the barriers between pop culture and academia. In the 1950's the late artist Robert Rauschenberg broke the barriers between painting, sculpture, and performance. And of course in the 1960's Andy Warhol broke the barriers between so -called serious art and the advertising world...

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

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

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

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Madonna is causing "crazy enthusiasm" and "impure thoughts" on her first concert visit to Chile, a prominent retired cardinal complained on Wednesday, as he paused in a tribute to a late dictator to denounce the pop star.
Roman Catholic Cardinal Jorge Medina criticized the flamboyant singer during his homily at a Mass in honor of the late dictator Augusto Pinochet, who oversaw the deaths of some 3,200 dissidents during his 1973-1990 rule. "This woman comes here and in an incredibly shameless manner, she provokes a crazy enthusiasm, an enthusiasm of lust, lustful thoughts, impure thoughts," said Medina, the cardinal who was chosen to announce the election of Pope Benedict XVI

PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: GAY MARRIAGE

Why do they never ask the real question to gay men when talking about gay marriage: «Would you prefer being a married 50 year old gay man in a strict monogamous relationship with another 50 year old man for the rest of your life or being an unmarried 50 year old gay man who could have sex with hot 20 year old guys on a very regular basis? Then we would really see how few gay men are actually interested in gay marriage..

GEE, THAT'S GREAT

«Details of the Last Supper» by Andy Warhol

AND THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO STILL DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY ANDY WARHOL ATTENTED CHURCH?...

«Another hot-button issue: After California voters adopted Proposition 8, which amended the state Constitution to prohibit gay marriage, gay activists have launched a program of open confrontation with and intimidation of religious believers, mainly Mormons. I thought we'd gotten over the adolescent tantrum phase of gay activism, typified by ACT UP's 1989 invasion of St. Patrick's Cathedral, where the communion host was thrown on the floor. Want to cause a nice long backlash to gay rights? That's the way to do it. I may be an atheist, but I respect religion and certainly find it far more philosophically expansive and culturally sustaining than the me-me-me sense of foot-stamping entitlement projected by too many gay activists in the unlamented past.»

-Camille Paglia

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

PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: LOVE

Sex without love is better than love without sex before 40. After it's the opposite. Sex and love together is too much work.

THE ART OF PORTRAIT

«My favorite portraits are family and friends. When you get started, stay close to home and photograph your family and friends. Then you can measure what intimacy is like to be close to someone and photograph someone who will put up with you, and then measure that to someone you don’t know. I’d recommend if you’re interested in portrait work, start with people who know you.»

-Annie Leibovitz

“I LIKE EVERYBODY'S ART" -ANDY WARHOL

Artwork by James Rosenquist

TWENTY YEARS LATER THE DEBATE CONTINUES...

For 25 years he functioned in the art world as the indispensable irritant - the ubiquitous nuisance by which all other artists redefined themselves, whether in disgust and disdain or with a certain wry astonishment. Sometimes his work was too silly even to think about, but there were many occasions on which the loudest noise you could hear in the gallery was that of the sawdust falling out of a familiar stuffed shirt. As to the meaning (or lack of meaning) of his work, every imaginable opinion has been held, expressed and defended. As to his personality, and as to his impact upon his times -there, too, all positions have been manned. There were those who never varied and saw him from start to finish as a self-promoting trickster, a pseudo-artist who corrupted the young, fouled the very notion of high art, manipulated the market, went along with the media and was triviality personified.

John Russell
New York Times
April 11 1988

“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

Today, Atlantic Records makes 40 per cent of revenue from digital sales, but likely would make more had it adapted earlier. Panelist Seymour Stein, a veteran of the music business and chairman of Sire Records, said even though he doesn't understand technology very well, he has used it to get his artists heard by a wider public. Most on the panel agreed with Wheeler when he said the film industry is where the music industry was a decade ago, and while people try to come up with business models that can monetize this market, "the technology is developing faster than the new models."

-Financial Post
Dec 9 2008

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

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

MODELING FOR 15 MINUTES OF FAME

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

«I don't do drugs. I am drugs.»

-Salvador Dali

AMERICA'S POP PRINCESS

NEW YORK (AP) — Britney Spears' latest CD, "Circus," has landed her back at a familiar position — No. 1. The singer's comeback CD — actually, make that her second comeback CD — will top the album charts next week, according to her label, Jive. Though Nielsen SoundScan does not release its official figures until Wednesday, estimates have the record selling as many as 500,000 copies in its first week of release."This is going to reinforce her icon status," said Barry Weiss, chairman and CEO of the BMG Label Group, which includes Spears' label. "It's not just a No. 1 album."
Indeed, it's not. For Spears, who has rebounded after a disastrous year that included rehab, a custody battle for her two sons and court-ordered supervision by her father, it is another step in her bid to reclaim her status among pop's elite.
"At the end of the day, I think she is America's pop princess, and the world's pop princess, and this just reconfirms it to everyone who doubted it," said her manager, Larry Rudolph.

“BEAUTY IS A SIGN OF INTELLIGENCE" -ANDY WARHOL

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

Tom & Katie play Santa in N.Y

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DUMBING DOWN À LA HOLLYWOOD

Jennifer Aniston is tired of talking about Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie and John Mayer and whether or not she is pregnant. She would be happy to talk about the thing that pays her bills, however."I think it's ridiculous. There's just this insatiable need," she tells USA Today. She hopes "Marley & Me," her new film, "is going to create something else to talk about and [for people to] realize that I have a job and I'm an actress."I am honestly getting sick of it, and I feel like telling people, 'You know what? It's none of your [expletive] business.' Seriously, it's enough," says Aniston, who openly talked about Jolie and Pitt and boyfriend Mayer in December's Vogue. "It's like we're appealing to the lowest."

MUSIC AS ART


Everyone knows about Andy Warhol's connection to music, but only now has it been brought together in one volume - Andy Warhol: The Record Covers, 1949-1987 by Paul Marechal. Everyone from Count Basie, Tchaikovsky, Aretha Franklin through to Lou Reed, Diana Ross, John Lennon and the Rolling Stones have benefitted from Warhol covers - in fact, 50 covers were actually produced by the man, all reproduced here (front and back) alongside over 100 additional illustrations, related works and background.

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

Monday, December 08, 2008

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE RICH SOCIALITE WOMEN WILL ATTEND SEMEN DEGUSTATION FUNDRAISING PARTIES

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

“The difference between style and fashion is quality.”

-Giorgio Armani

GETTING HIS 15 MINUTES OF FAME


It was an emotional end to an exhausting and exhilarating nine weeks as 24-year-old Nico Archambault was named "Canada's Favourite Dancer" on last night's much-anticipated season finale of So You Think You Can Dance Canada.The announcement was accompanied by an ear-splitting standing ovation and the boom of confetti cannons, with Archambault's returning Top 20 competitors hoisting him high above their heads – just the sort of thing you would expect dancers to do.Audience favourite Archambault, a contemporary dancer from Quebec, is just the sort of guy you would expect to win – voted into the top spot by more than three million calls from an audience of roughly half that number.

WARHOL'S LOVER

Penn State Altoona's Sundance Film Series will offer "A Walk Into the Sea: Danny Williams and the Warhol Factory" on Friday, December 12 at 7 p.m. in room 150 of the Hawthorn Building.Director Esther Robinson's personal inquiry into the truth behind her Uncle Danny Williams' mysterious 1966 disappearance. Virtually unknown today, Danny was Andy Warhol's lover, and a promising young filmmaker. The discovery of 20 never-before-seen films William's made during his time at the Factory-- and whose many subjects include Andy Warhol, Edie Sedgwick, Paul Morrissey, Brigid Berlin, Billy Name and what may be the earliest known footage of the Velvet Underground- reveals a luminous talent and a stark gap in the historical record.

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

FUCKING FOR 15 MINUTES..(I MEAN TWO YEARS) OF FAME

A new series on here!TV, John Roecker's Everything You Wanted to Know About Gay Porn Stars *but were afraid to ask, is an intimate, brave and frequently witty exploration inside the heads of 16 male erotic video performers, many with well-known nom de porns: Johnny Hazzard, Brad Benton, Nick Capra and Jason Ridge.

David Lamble: What would you say is the average career length of a gay porn actor in today's industry?

John Roecker: It's five years, and then you're out.

Nick Capra: Five years! That's pushing it. I would say two years if you look at how long it takes the average porn star to go up, plateau, then be written off. I don't know many porn stars who have been around for five years.

Roecker: You have.

Capra: I'm in a rare percentage. If you look at the people who become huge stars, their descent into drugs and the drug culture, and into self-destructive things is what they transition to. I don't think a whole lot of them transition into a masters degree.

BAY AREA REPORTER
Dec 5 2008

PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: STRAIGHT GUYS & TATTOOS

Bullet tattoos: fuck pussy only
Barbwire tattoos: gay to get their cock sucked only.

Sunday, December 07, 2008

“I LIKE EVERYBODY'S ART" -ANDY WARHOL

Photo by Carlos Arias

ART BASEL MIAMI

New Here in Miami, a small sign in the art-fair booth of the Coplan Gallery, a local photo gallery, says it all “20% discount … Five for $12,000.” It’s Kmart special time at Art Basel Miami and its satellite fairs...At many booths, $30,000 seems to be a magic number, as if all the art dealers in the world had met secretly at Sant Ambroeus to decide that would be the starting price point of the year for wealthy collectors. A Zurich gallery is offering Karl Lagerfeld’s photographs of Jeff Koons and his exhibition at Versailles for $30,000 at the main fair. At rival Art Miami, large Ellsworth Kelly prints are popular in that price range. For $30,000, collectors can buy one of 100 huge, gleaming cobalt-blue bubbles by leading Chinese contemporary artist Ai Wei Wei.

New York Magazine
Dec 4 2008

COURT PORTRAITIST

● One thing on your living room wall:

"An Andy Warhol Marilyn Monroe silk-screen. I have a large collection of Andy Warhol paintings — Grace Kelly, Elizabeth Taylor, Muhammad Ali, Howdy Doody and Mickey Mouse."

-Tommy Hilfiger

Saturday, December 06, 2008

THE NEW PARISIENNE


According to the press release, Marc Jacobs, designer of the 2009 ready-to-wear collection, "knew exactly who he wanted to embody the spirit of the season." Dressed in little else besides mesh stockings and high stilettos and sitting in a smoky, old-fashioned Parisian bar with the latest Vuitton "it" bags, Madonna is intended to embody Jacobs' "vision of the quintessential Parisienne." He says, "I wanted the campaign to be very bold, very sensual and very atmospheric. To carry this off, we needed the ultimate performer -- and for me, that is Madonna."

AdAge
Dec 6 2008

«IN THE FUTURE EVERYONE WILL BE FAMOUS FOR 15 MINUTES» -ANDY WARHOL

JASPER JOHNS

Pleasure is something you receive from an artwork; beauty is a quality intrinsic to it. Art can be pleasurable to look at without being beautiful. I am moved to these thoughts by an unglamorous but very pleasurable exhibition at the Princeton University Art Museum. “Jasper Johns: Light Bulb” looks at the role that a simple object, the incandescent light bulb, has played in the work of the artist, who is now 78.

New York Times
Dec 5 2008

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE MAINSTREAM ADVERTISERS WILL BE FORCED TO ADVERTISE ON FREE PORN BLOGS AND WEBSITES TO REACH MALE CONSUMERS

Copyright by IVAN

“I BELIEVE MEDIA IS ART” -ANDY WARHOL

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

YouTube just released new rules about what it considers "sexually suggestive" videos that are comical in their prudishness. Besides nudity and actual sex, videos may be age-restricted if they “feature individuals in minimal or revealing clothing... [or] if they're intended to elicit a sexual response.” Other considerations? Whether breasts, buttocks, or genitals are the "focal point" of the video. So much for the BootyTown Channel. Whether the video is set in a location "associated with sexual activity, such as a bed." Because as we all know, people only have sex in bed. Poses intended to sexually arouse the viewer. I dunno; that upavistha januparivrttasana yoga position always gets me hot. Actions that suggest "a willingness to engage in sexual activity." Ideally, both the video's creators and its viewers will have been married to each other for at least 10 years, so the issue will never come up. Minimal clothing is acceptable, but only in appropriate contexts. That micro-thong bikini? No sweat if you're poolside, but better grab a towel before you step inside the kitchen.

-Computerworld
Dec 3 2008

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

«A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do.»

Bob Dylan

SHOWING OFF FOR 15 MINUTES OF FAME

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

O.J Simpson sentenced to prison.

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IMAGINARY DIARIES OF A POP ARTIST: MODELS

Dec 6 2008

Gee, this young male model Kerry Degman came to the office to have his portrait done. It's great because he was discovered when dropping off his sister at her modeling agency. He could really be big in Paris. I mean all the old fairies over there always have that fantasy about all-american boys who grew on breakfast cereal in Iowa or South Dakota. Or maybe it's just because of all those Bruce Weber photos. I don't know. All Lindsay Lohan's friends says it's just a matter of time before she start dating men again. She should be doing like ELLEN. You can only be famous and lesbian if the girl you're dating is better-looking than you so straight men can relate and support you. Why is she killing her career doing the reverse? I don't understand. And, oh, Britney is bigger than ever now. She's really going to have a long career like Madonna. She just have a huge teenage girls and gay fan base. I mean she goes on stage with Madonna, she had kids with a guy who dressed like a whigger and looked like a rough trade gay porn fantasy and some young fairy cried for her on You Tube. All her image is about that great female star double T thing: teeth and tits. That's a great american image.

Thursday, December 04, 2008

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

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

«I want to be a Texan 24 hours a day.»

-James Dean

PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: RELIGION

I never met someone who believe in reincarnation who remembered where he was living in 1346....

“I LIKE EVERYBODY'S ART" -ANDY WARHOL

Artwork by Claes Oldenburg

PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: SMART

Smart people like to watch dumb things on TV and smart ones on computers. Dumb people like the opposite.

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

Paris Hilton is reportedly lined up to appear in a live version of "Peter Pan."Hilton has impressed bosses at Disney with her movie roles and her online comedy sketches, according to New York Post gossip column Page Six. And now they are said to be keen for Hilton to bring the fairy Tinkerbell to life in a live-action version of the story. A source tells the Web site, "Paris has worked on her acting chops lately and showed some comedy prowess in her YouTube spoof of running for president. Disney suits saw it and think she may be developing some comedic-actress potential."

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

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

POST WARHOL PREDICTION:IN THE FUTURE PLASTIC SURGERY BREAKTHROUGH WILL ALLOW ADVERTISERS TARGETING WOMEN TO WRITE: LOOK 5 AT 25 NOW!

Copyright by IVAN

ART AND THE MONEY GAME

Comparing our All Art Index against the S&P 500 (with dividends reinvested) from 1958 through Oct. 31, 2008, shows that stocks have beaten art for the past quarter-century but have done worse than art for the past half-century. Also worth noting, if you think of art as pure investment rather than enjoyment, is that insurance, capital gains tax and transaction costs are much higher on art.

Forbes
Dec 3 2008

“IN THE FUTURE EVERYONE WILL BE FAMOUS FOR 15 MINUTES»

PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: FASHION

If women and gay fashion designers knew what is said about each other in private the whole fashion industry would collapse.

MAKING MONEY IS ART

Speaking of pennies, Walter Husak had some. And now he has even more after selling his collection of 301 rare American pennies for $10.7 million earlier this year. The highest bids were on two large antique "coppers" from 1793 and 1814, fetching $632,500 each. Husak decided it was time to cash out when the only pennies he had not acquired carried price tags of more than $700,000.

Forbes
Dec 3 2008

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

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

«I suppose when they reach a certain age some men are afraid to grow up. It seems the older the men get, the younger their new wives get.»

-Elizabeth Taylor.

«WOMEN IN REVOLT» FOR THE 21st CENTURY

Women make up only 2 percent of the country's top management positions and only 17 percent of Parliament -- a smaller percentage than in both Rwanda and Burundi -- and recent opinion polls show that the No. 1 role model for Italian girls is the showgirl. A number of Italian feminists are placing a substantial portion of the blame on the prime minister, Silvio Berlusconi, who is also a media mogul. Apparently the dwindling amount of clothing on television's females coincides with the launch of the Berlusconi networks themselves, known for their strange mingling of politics and sex. And Berlusconi recently raised eyebrows by appointing former showgirl Mara Carfagna as minister of equal opportunity. Said veteran feminist Grazia Francescato: "We have gone from equal opportunities to equal opportunism ... You try to be very appealing to the other sex, especially to very powerful men. I am very, very disappointed by women."

-Salon
Dec 3 2008

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

“BEAUTY IS A SIGN OF INTELLIGENCE" -ANDY WARHOL

POST WARHOL PREDICTION:IN THE FUTURE A PUBLICATION FOR PAPY BOOMERS WILL WRITE: 10 NEW MOST INFLUENTIAL MEN AND WOMAN UNDER 70!

US VS UK FAME

'We lead our lives in a much more low-profile way than people think. I'm not going to The Ivy in Beverly Hills. I don't think I've been to a premiere since we moved there...We're not courting fame. I can give you a list of numerous restaurants that have underground parking so no one can get any photographs. Underground car parks and kitchens  -  that's my grand entrance. But in LA, at least we can be freer. I think the obsession with celebrity is worse in the UK than in America.»

-Victoria Beckham

Monday, December 01, 2008

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

IT'S BRITNEY BITCH!

Since the dawn of pop music, what lone trait is shared by all the great pop stars who’ve lodged themselves in the public’s imagination? Every single one of them ends up, often unwittingly, reflecting a moment in time back to the public at large. Elvis? The rise of rock’n’roll and the advent of the teenager. Dylan? The early days of the protest movement. Madonna? Take your pick. She’s just as much a byword for western meritocracies and the stress they place on individual success as she is a defining symbol of the 80s ‘me’ decade. Britney? Extreme exhibitionism. ...It’s little wonder that even when she attempted to escape the cameras, she also played intentional games of cat and mouse with the rabid media and went so far as to date one of the paparazzi tailing her. Even her much touted recovery and come-back, which has occurred at a hyper speed we’ve only become accustomed to since the internet went from a novel indulgence to being viewed as a human right, has been followed by a documentary film crew for the past few months.

The Quietus
Nov 27 2008

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