Tuesday, March 31, 2009

«MASS ART IS HIGH ART»

by PETER BLAKE

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE COSMOPOLITAN MAGAZINE WILL BE HONORED BY GLAAD AS THE GAYEST MAGAZINE EVER

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

There are a lot of differences between the various generations of queers, like how the older ones grew up reading Cosmo while the newer ones only bother with serious financial digests and video games. But I feel the main contrast lies in underlying attitudes towards sex. Old queens grew up with very little gay visibility in the media and a heightened sense of gayness being something taboo and even (in society's eyes) sinful and downright sick. They came of age feeling that gay was something to hide or to "get over," and often felt more attracted to anonymous, shame-based sex than to open, long-term connections.Those hoary attitudes still pop up, but mainly the younger gays have grown up with queer iconography everywhere they turn and with gay marriage seeming to become an eventual reality as society progresses. They have healthier views about sex and seem unencumbered by the urgency to hide and slink around in dark alleys. In fact, they generally want long-term relationships more than their predecessors did (though they'll gladly spice up those relationships with shameless online hookups, albeit often with their partner's permission--or even inclusion

Michael Musto.

«I NEVER READ. I JUST LOOK AT PICTURES»

«THERE IS NO COUNTRY IN THE WORLD THAT LOVES «RIGHT NOW» LIKE AMERICA DOES»

Britney has a new backup dancer in her life.

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TOM OF FINLAND

Until his death in 1991, Tom of Finland, who was born Touko Laaksonen, produced thousands of homoerotic images depicting men before, during and after fetishistic sexual activity. His work has always had a cult gay following — the photographer Robert Mapplethorpe was a major promoter — as well as considerable impact within the fashion community. Vivienne Westwood famously used his drawing of two naked cowboys on a T-shirt, and designers like John Bartlett and Jean-Paul Gaultier have also mined his aesthetic.Though “XXL” probably won’t find its way onto a ton of coffee tables, its publication, with essays by Camille Paglia, John Waters, Armistead Maupin and Edward Lucie-Smith, should help establish Tom of Finland’s work within a broader community. As Paglia writes, “His fantastic action figures, recalling the superheroes of comic books, belong to the graphic tradition of animation — an ever-expanding genre that may be currently eclipsing the fine arts in prestige and influence».

NY Times
March 24 2009

«POP ART IS FOR EVERYONE»

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

 Earlier this week, adult film star Barrett Long became the latest public figure to cause a bit of a stir on Howard Stern's infamously inflammatory radio show. Long, who has performed in over 100 gay porn videos for studios such as Falcon, and who has recently been seen in some straight adult films, told Stern that he has on occasion accepted money in exchange for certain sexual favors, in particular for allowing male clients to perform oral sex on him. One of these clients, he claimed, is or was a member of the Dallas Cowboys NFL team Although Stern's lackey Artie Lange immediately shouted out numerous guesses as to who the unnamed brokeback benefactor might be (key players Tony Romo and Terrell Owens were among the barrage of names), Long denied that any of Lange's suggestions had taken a ride on his famously oversized disco stick.
Long insisted multiple times during the interview that he was "100% straight," but blogs such as Towleroad and Outsports Jock Talk rightly pointed out the discrepancy between  100+ gay films (most of which feature Long having anal sex with other men, a sparse few times on the receiving end) and "100% straight."

-Gay Wired

YOKO ONO

«Oh, I ran into a boy whose job is to go shopping for John and Yoko Ono, to buy them clothes and things. I asked him if they'd ever made him bring anything back and he said just once. I asked him if they'd ever wore any of the clothes they bought since they don't go out, and he said; «They're going to make a comeback. They've been wearing them to the studio.»

The Andy Warhol Diaries
Oct 21 1980

«MY FAVORITE THING TO BUY IS UNDERWEAR»

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

The once-mighty Detroit Three that dominated North America for generations will shrink to the Detroit Two, and a collapse into bankruptcy protection that will cut the auto industry down looms in 30 days.Those were two of the key developments in a watershed day for Detroit that culminated with the U.S. government effectively ordering Chrysler LLC and General Motors Corp. to shape up and address fundamental problems they have been unable to solve for decades.By the end of April, Chrysler will be in bankruptcy protection if it doesn't complete a strategic alliance with Italian auto giant Fiat SpA and further cut costs. GM has 30 days beyond that to undertake a more dramatic and sweeping restructuring than it has already proposed and to come to a new deal with its bondholders and the United Auto Workers.“It is a failure of leadership – from Washington to Detroit – that led our auto companies to this point,” U.S. President Barack Obama declared as he rejected restructuring plans the two companies submitted in February, while giving them a bit more time to do their own repair jobs.

The Globe & Mail
March 30 2009

«ATHLETES ARE GOING TO BE THE NEW MEDIA STARS»

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

"Charlie's Angels" star Farrah Fawcett is fighting mad at the paparazzi -- and launching an attack!The cancer-stricken star is fuming over pictures taken of her in a wheelchair, arriving in Los Angeles after undergoing cancer treatment overseas. "That just pisses me off, it just makes me mad," Farrah rants in her upcoming documentary. "It seems there are areas that should be off limits. I just so didn't want to be photographed in a wheelchair, which is what they're always trying to get."

Extra TV
March 31 2009

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

«I went to a bookstore and asked the saleswoman, "Where's the self-help section?" She said if she told me, it would defeat the purpose. »

-George Carlin

Monday, March 30, 2009

SHOWING OFF FOR 15 MINUTES OF FAME

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

Strong word-of-mouth and no direct comedic competition led to another strong showing over the weekend for "I Love You, Man," which grossed $12.7 million, a decline of just 29 percent from its opening weekend. Compare that to bigger-budgeted fare such as "Watchmen," which declined 68 percent in its second weekend and another 62 percent the weekend after.
"I don't always feel like I have to make R-rated or PG-13; I just think it's whatever the story calls for," Mr. Hamburg says. "But this was fun because it is an adult movie and it deals with people talking about sex, and you don't have to skirt around it. Most people I know live in an R-rated world, you know? "He aimed for a mature R. There's no casual nudity or over-the-top violence, just a stream of profanity that some may find shocking. Others will simply recognize it as the patois of the thirtysomething young professional.

Washington Times
March 31 2009

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE VISUALS ARTISTS WILL BE LISTED ON THE STOCK EXCHANGE

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«GOOD BUSINESS IS THE BEST ART»

Ever so clever and tapped into the zeitgeist, the German publishing house Taschen recently sent out an e-mail blast promoting a new art book. KOONS FOR THE POOR! read the subject heading. At almost 600 pages, the book showcases the American king of kitsch art's "entire oeuvre to date, at a decidedly unKoonsian price" of $70, the e-mail read. (On Amazon, it's $44.10.) In 2007, the artist's "Hanging Heart (Magenta/Gold)" sold at auction for $23.6 million, setting the record at the time for a sculpture by a living and still very productive artist. Just last summer, a buyer paid $25.7 million for Koons's "Balloon Flower (Magenta)."

Newsweek
April 6 2009

Sunday, March 29, 2009

«MY FAVORITE THING TO BUY IS UNDERWEAR»

PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY:GAY MEN

We now have a first generation of openly gay men reaching old age. Still with their Peter Pan complex. And it's not a nice picture...

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

«We are so accustomed to disguise ourselves to others that in the end we become disguised to ourselves.»

-Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Saturday, March 28, 2009

«MORE THAN ANYTHING PEOPLE JUST WANT STARS»

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE EXCLUSIVE BARS WILL ADD »GENITAL SHAPE CONTROL» TO THEIR «FACE CONTROL» POLICY

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

It's a familiar sight at New York Fashion Week: The women who rule the runways arrive in chauffeured cars with darkened windows. They stop on 40th Street beside the Bryant Park tents and emerge like the clone girls in a Robert Palmer music video, Aphrodites floating in on scallop shells, Starbucks skinny half-caf in one hand, Balenciaga bag in the other. Light bends around them. People know them by name. You never see their male counterparts -- or more accurately you never think you see them. They arrive almost unnoticed on foot from the Bryant Park Metro station, Eastpak backpacks slung over their shoulders. It's only when they're underground, congregated in twos and threes and riding the trains in New York or Paris or Milan that they stand out: 6-foot-2 packs of cheekbones and confidence, giraffes among the wildebeests.

LA Times
March 8 2009

«MY FAVORITE THING TO BUY IS UNDERWEAR»

«THERE IS NO COUNTRY IN THE WORLD THAT LOVES «RIGHT NOW» LIKE AMERICA DOES»

K-Fed to rap about Britney.

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POST WARHOL PREDICTION:IN THE FUTURE POPES WILL BE ALLOWED TO GET COMPLETE PLASTIC SURGERY MAKEOVER

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Friday, March 27, 2009

«I LIKE EVERYBODY'S ART»

Artwork by Jeong Hwa Choi

VOYEURISTIC GENIUS

Warhol’s women are usually more interesting than his men. “He admired women. He wanted to be one. He wanted to be involved in their creation,” suggested Geldzahler. Among political portraits, the greatest are the 16-panel mourning canvas “Jackie”, based on newspaper shots taken hours after Kennedy’s assassination, painted in the blues and greys of civil war America, and the spectacular, shifting, Technicolor images of Mao, imbued with sexual ambiguity and a sinister play on the link between eroticism and power.

Understanding this relationship lay at the root of Warhol’s voyeuristic genius. “He cringed from physical contact. It was that celibacy that gave him enormous manipulative power over the magnificently beautiful people he brought together,” recalled his Factory friend Gerard Malanga. Detachment, the aestheticising stare of the ascetic as well as the dandy, determined the neutrality with which Warhol fixed the materialistic, spiritually bankrupt mood of western late capitalism, co-opting even Mao into his vision of psychedelic emptiness.

Financial Times
March 27 2009

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

«Behind every successful man is a woman, behind her is his wife.»

-Groucho Marx

STRAIGHT GUYS IS THE NEW GAY


Paul Donahoe was dismissed from the Nebraska wrestling team after a blog posted pictures of him taken from a website that features photos and videos of naked male athletes for a gay audience. At first, it shattered Donahoe's world but now the unapologetic athlete is fighting his way back. He has transferred to Edinboro University and was reinstated by the NCAA after sitting out a semester."I didn't do anything illegal," he tells Boston Globe. "I didn't hurt anyone. I don't think I did anything wrong. Who should I apologize to?""We've all made mistakes," says Edinboro University athletic director Bruce Baumgartner. "Not that I condone what he did, but there are players all across the country on college teams that actually have broken the law or harmed people that are still competing."Donahoe has been the butt of many jokes and ridicule on the Internet after he showed off his goodies online."I am straight, but on the forums people make a lot of gay jokes about me," he says. "I'm not too concerned. They can talk about me all they want, it doesn't matter. If a guy wants to be with a guy, who cares?"

BGay News


 

BEACH BODY


“When you're young and good-looking and you've got a great body, you like to go to the beach and show it all off. And it's easy to make fun of everybody there who isn't so good-looking or in such great shape".

- Andy Warhol

«THERE IS NO COUNTRY IN THE WORLD THAT LOVES «RIGHT NOW» LIKE AMERICA DOES»

Madonna to adopt again.

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Thursday, March 26, 2009

«WOMEN IN REVOLT»

Call them cougars or call them MILFS, just don't call them over. Let's discuss Demi Moore, 46, and Madonna, 50. The two Kabbalists are the envy of younger women everywhere. Demi, for her sexy, un-plastic-surgery-looking looks and devoted 15 years-younger, GORGEOUS husband, Ashton Kutcher, 31, who Twittered this shot of her over the weekend, and Madonna for her rock hard body and years younger lovers, A-Rod, 33, and Jesus Luz, 22.


Now, let's just contrast all this hotness and intrigue with the slew of bland 20-somethings, trying to compete to get on magazine covers and into the nation's consciousness. Megan Fox, Jessica Alba, Heidi Montag, Natalie Portman, Anne Hathaway, Blake Lively, Audrina Patridge, Jessica Biel, and even Kim Kardashian, — do they honestly have even the depth of deep hotness and complexity as our 40-somethings?

Bonnie Fuller
The Huffington Post

«EVERYTHING IS BEAUTIFUL»

POST WARHOL PREDICTION:IN THE FUTURE NEW POLYTHEISM WILL REPLACE MONOTHEIST RELIGIONS

«I JUST READ EVERYTHING»

Voici venir les temps où vibrant sur sa tige
Chaque fleur s'évapore ainsi qu'un encensoir;
Les sons et les parfums tournent dans l'air du soir;
Valse mélancolique et langoureux vertige!

-Baudelaire

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

«GOOD BUSINESS IS THE BEST ART»

The rate card for a YouTube front-page roadblock is $175,000 per day, plus an incremental $50,000 in additional spending on Google or YouTube, but like all media, it can be had for a lot less. Still, it's a big step up from the standard box placement on the right, which has sometimes sold for as little as $60,000 a day.We've been hearing about YouTube's plans from agency insiders for some time. Adam Stewart, Google's industry director for media and entertainment, said the video site is still experimenting with formats, and it'll watch its new "cross talk" unit to see how it performs and how users interact with it.
It's no surprise an entertainment company was the first to give the new format a whirl. YouTube gets 30 million visitors to its home page daily, all looking for video and many right smack in the middle of studios' favored demographics.

AdAge
march 22 2009

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: MEN

Men will always be at the two extremes of society. Depending on how they channel their libido.

SHOWING OFF FOR 15 MINUTES OF FAME

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

Our economy is driving some people to suicide. It's driving others to panic and/or desperation.Desperate times call for desperate measures and a growing number of college educated women have become desperate.The Associated Press is reporting that as our economy tightens, more educated women are using their bodies to help turn a profit. There has been a rise in the number of white collar women turning to the porn industry as well as to the seedy world of strip clubs: Employers across the adult entertainment industry say they're seeing an influx of applications from women who, like Brown, are attracted by the promise of flexible schedules and fast cash. Many have college degrees and held white-collar jobs until the economy soured.   "You're seeing a lot more beautiful women who are eligible to do so many other things," said Gus Poulos, general manager of New York City's Sin City gentleman's club. He said he got 85 responses in just one day to a recent job posting on Craigslist.

-The Examiner
March 22 2009

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

«The difference between literature and journalism is that journalism is unreadable and literature is not read.»

-Oscar Wilde

Monday, March 23, 2009

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

«THERE SHOULD BE COURSE IN FIRST GRADE ON LOVE»

Here's a conversation starter: Nearly half of the 200 Boston teenagers interviewed for an informal poll said pop star Rihanna was responsible for the beating she allegedly took at the hands of her boyfriend, fellow music star Chris Brown, in February.
Of those questioned, ages 12 to 19, 71 percent said that arguing was a normal part of a relationship; 44 percent said fighting was a routine occurrence.The results of the survey, conducted by the Boston Public Health Commission across the city and equally among boys and girls, are startling for local health workers who see a generation of youths who seem to have grown accustomed, even insensitive, to domestic violence."I think you'd have to be pretty jaded if you weren't startled by it," said Casey Corcoran, director of the health commission's new Start Strong program.

-Boston Globe
March 13 2009

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE COMPANIES WILL BUY AD SPACE ON RED TRAFFIC LIGHTS.

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«I NEVER READ. I JUST LOOK AT PICTURES«

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

Hollywood actress Julia Roberts has accused the paparazzi for ruining the glamour of Hollywood, as they tend to be too meddling.The Pretty Woman actress said that the paparazzi were allowed to have too much access to the lives of Hollywood celebs, which eventually took away the glamour from the work they did.“It’’s so insidious and pointless. I think that takes away from getting to have this special moment where you go and see someone in a movie. That magic gets diluted because you see these people every hour, every day in something that’’s bound together and called a publication, Contactmusic quoted her as telling Movefone.com.Julia admitted that although she herself had the habit of going through the gossip columns, she eventually realized that reading all the tittle-tattle was appalling.“I”m not a consumer. I used to be. It got kind of so sickening. Like eating a giant cheeseburger, and halfway through you”re like: ”What the f**k am I doing?! This is gonna make me sick, she said.

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

«When I started out, I didn't have any desire to be an actress or to learn how to act. I just wanted to be famous.»

-Katherine Hepburn

Sunday, March 22, 2009

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

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

LONDON — Jade Goody, a dental assistant turned reality-TV star whose whirlwind journey from poverty to celebrity to tragedy became a national soap opera and morality tale in Britain, has died. The 27-year-old had cancer and died in her sleep early Sunday at her home in Essex, southeast England, her publicist Max Clifford said.Goody gained fame at 21 in 2002, when she joined the reality television show "Big Brother," in which contestants live together for weeks and are constantly filmed. Loud and brash, she became a highly divisive star — initially mocked as an ignorant slob, then celebrated as a forthright everywoman by a hungry tabloid press.It was a pattern of praise and condemnation that followed her for the rest of her life. Goody became a national touchstone who sparked debate about race, class and celebrity in Britain.For some, Goody was a survivor who had overcome a tough childhood on a London housing estate. Her father was absent and often in jail, and her mother struggled with drug addiction. But she also was reviled in the press during her stint on "Big Brother" for her weight, her big mouth and her apparent lack of general knowledge — she branded the English region of East Anglia "East Angular," and asked whether it was abroad. She didn't win the show, but she did become a celebrity, earning millions through television and magazine appearances, an autobiography, a perfume and a series of exercise videos. It was during a follow-up stint on a celebrity version of "Big Brother" in 2007 that Goody was labeled a racist bully for her treatment of another contestant, Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty. Goody bad-mouthed Shetty's cooking of Indian food, mocked her accent and referred to her as "Shilpa Poppadom." While complaints against the show skyrocketed, so did ratings.

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: CELEB MAG: LOOK CHIC FOR LESS! HOW TO MAKE A GLAMOUR ANGELINA-LIKE POUT WHEN REACHING ORGASM

«BEAUTY IS A SIGN OF INTELLIGENCE»

«GOOD BUSINESS IS THE BEST ART»

Fashions come and go with the seasons, but one important thing has stayed the same at H&M: veteran designer Margareta van den Bosch has overseen all of the collections.Now, as the Swedish chainstore is fêted for surfing the financial turbulence of the last few months in style, Van den Bosch has explained the secrets of her success. The key, she says, is to think about the culture that inspires her young customers: "Celebrity culture, the art, movie and music world... As a designer you must have your eyes, ears, everything open."

-The Guardian
March 22 2009

THE SECRET

«Violence is what people want, so we're giving it to them. That's the secret of my success-just give people what they want».

-Andy Warhol

Saturday, March 21, 2009

«I LIKE EVERYBODY'S ART»

Artwork by James Rosenquist

«THERE IS NO COUNTRY IN THE WORLD THAT LOVES «RIGHT NOW» LIKE AMERICA DOES»

Justin Timberlake to launch new Tequila Brand.

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NEW YORK CITY BOY

The disco-era Rangers reached their peak in 1978-79, when Duguay scored 27 goals. He fondly recalled his favorite day of every week that season: “Mondays would look like this: Get a Korean massage, where they’d walk on your back. Then go to Il Vagabondo, the restaurant in the East 60s, and maybe play some bocce. Then at 11:30, I’d go over to Studio 54. My favorite people to go with were Donnie Murdoch or Johnny McEnroe.”Warhol, famous for enjoying the company of beautiful people, put a hand-colored portrait of Duguay on the cover of Interview. And Duguay, a young man from the nickel-mining city of Sudbury, Ontario, found himself hanging around Warhol’s latter-day Factory in the East 30s.“Warhol was a funny character,” Duguay said. “He always had his little Polaroid, snapping pictures. He’d always be quiet, in the background, taking pictures. He liked the fact that we were athletes. He was always very polite, a very gracious man.”

-New York Times
March 20 2009

«ATHLETES ARE GOING TO BE THE NEW MEDIA STARS»

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE SUCCESSFUL PROSTITUTES IN FIVE STARS HOTELS WILL GET RETENTION BONUSES FROM THE MANAGEMENT

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

«Have you ever noticed that anybody driving slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac»

-George Carlin

«MORE THAN ANYTHING PEOPLE JUST WANT STARS»

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

Baseball ace Alex Rodriguez has lifted dust off reports alleging his romantic involvement with Madonna, insisting he often takes advice from her as a pal. The two made headlines throughout 2008 after being speculated to be dating, with reports even suggesting their relationship to be the reason behind their failed marriages.

But the pair refused to confirm the reports, and now the New York Yankee has revealed if there was ever anything that he felt for the Queen of Pop, it was a lot of respect. "We're friends,” Contactmusic quoted him as telling Details magazine.

“She's an amazing entertainer. And it's been amazing how she's been able to stay on top for three decades. I have a lot of respect for her. If there ever was any situation, she's a great ear to have," he added

PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: BEAUTY

It's useless to be beautiful without being young and vice versa.

Friday, March 20, 2009

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

DYKE LOOK

«They had an orchestra and all the old bags were out on the floor doing the foxtrot, and there's always that one seventy-five or eithty-year old lady who gets out there and is the first to start really jumping. These old bags still want men to go to bed with them. They look like the ladies at Bonnie &Clyde, that dyke bar downtown where every table it's women who look like anybody's mother».

The Andy Warhol Diaries
Sept 17 1979

Thursday, March 19, 2009

PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY:UNDERSTANDING WARHOL

You can't understand Andy Warhol without understanding his immense love of youth...

“BEAUTY IS A SIGN OF INTELLIGENCE"

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

«If you're going to do something wrong, do it big, because the punishment is the same either way.»

-Jayne Mansfield

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

Lady GaGa has said she’s quite a fan of ginger royal Prince Harry.The Pokerface singer said: “I spotted him last year in a club and couldn't take my eyes off him. British men are cool. I especially love the accent and Prince Harry sounds so posh."
In the same interview with Fabulous magazine the singer- who regularly compares herself to Andy Warhol- revealed she used to be stripper.GaGa grew up in posh Beverly Hills and went to the same private school as Paris Hilton but apparently still needed to remove clothes to get by. She said: “I have a strong sense of my own sexuality. I love the naked human body and I have huge body confidence."I was working in strip clubs when I was 18. I moved out of home, wouldn't take any help from my parents and supported myself with waitressing jobs and stripping.”She added: "My act was pretty wild. I’d wear black leather and dance to Black Sabbath, Guns N' Roses and Faith No More. Very rock 'n' roll.”

MTV UK
March 19 2009

Monday, March 16, 2009

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

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

The problem has been evident for a long time. Executive compensation, the most evident manifestation of this legal corruption of management, was labelled scandalous by Fortune magazine more than 20 years ago, and repeatedly ever since, to no avail. While America escalated its love affair with leadership, its corporate leaders singled themselves out for increasingly obscene pay packages, all the while extolling the virtues of teamwork and sustainable enterprise.
Alongside this came all that "downsizing": Fail to make the targets, no matter how profitable the company remained, and out the door went thousands of employees, those "human resources." So conveniently called, in fact, because while managers have to be careful about human beings, they can dispose of human resources like any other resources. But at what cost? Rather high, because these people carried out much of the critical knowledge of their companies, as well as those companies' hearts and souls. A robust enterprise is a community of human beings, not a collection of human resources.

Henry Mintzberg
The Globe & Mail
March 16 2009

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

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

-Mae West

Sunday, March 15, 2009

«MORE THAN ANYTHING PEOPLE JUST WANT STARS»

«WASTING MONEY PUTS YOU IN A REAL PARTY MOOD»

March 14 (Bloomberg) -- American International Group Inc., the insurer saved from collapse by taxpayer bailouts, was ordered by the U.S. Treasury to scale back bonuses and reimburse the government for some 2008 payments, according to a person briefed on the matter.Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner telephoned Chief Executive Officer Edward Liddy on March 11 to demand changes to New York-based AIG’s bonus payments, an administration official said separately. The people declined to be identified because discussions weren’t public. Liddy told Geithner in a letter that retention payments for 2009 -- designed to keep employees from leaving AIG -- will be cut at least 30 percent, and that some payments can’t be stopped because they’re binding contracts.“I do not like these arrangements and find it distasteful and difficult to recommend to you that we must proceed with them,” Liddy wrote to Geithner in the March 14 letter, which said that the agreements predated his appointment by the U.S. “With the benefit of hindsight, I would have designed these differently and at significantly lower levels.” Liddy wasn’t among those entitled to a bonus. AIG had expected its retention payments would cost about $1 billion, according to a March 2 regulatory filing. The payments, reported earlier by Bloomberg, drew criticism from U.S. lawmakers who objected to giving individual employees as much as $4 million at a company whose wrong-way bets on credit- default swaps helped deepen the global credit crisis. AIG had said the payments were needed to keep talented people.

GETTING A JOB

«Studio 54 was a lot of fun. I went up in the balcony and Halston was there with Lester and if you say «This is Lester Persky the producer of hair» these boys just get down on their knees. They absolutely get down on their knees».

The Andy Warhol Diaries
March 31 1979

«I NEVER READ. I JUST LOOK AT PICTUES«

WATCHMEN

Have you watched Watchmen yet? Whether you have or not, it's worth a trip to the movie theater to catch a subtle nod to the Pop Art guru himself. In the opening credits, Warhol makes an appearance as do his lithograph prints. It may be a small reason to go see Watchmen but if you can't make it to the museum, might as well see the next best thing.

-The Examiner
March 14 2009

POST WARHOL PREDICTION:IN THE FUTURE EVERY ONLINE PERSONALS USERS WILL HAVE THEIR OWN MANDATORY SEX TAPE

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Saturday, March 14, 2009

THE WARHOL ATTITUDE: SO BAD IT'S GOOD

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

Madonna's new boyfriend Jesus Luz has given up his life in Brazil to move in with the superstar singer in New York – just three months after they first met.Jesus has ditched his modelling agency in Rio de Janeiro and signed with elite agency Ford Models in the Big Apple. And he’s set up home with the star in her Upper West Side apartment. His new millionaire surroundings are a far cry from his life in Rio just a few months ago, when Jesus was an unknown jobbing model earning about £160 a shoot.
Madonna, 50, and Jesus, 22, have settled into such domestic bliss that she’s even cooking meals for her young boyfriend most evenings.

-The Mirror
March 14 2008

«I JUST READ EVERYTHING»

Happiness once walked side by side with me;
But DOOM knows no reprieve, there's no mistaking:
The worm is in the fruit; in dreaming, waking;
In loving, mourning. And so must it be.
Happiness once walked side by side with me.

-Verlaine

«BEAUTY IS A SIGN OF INTELLIGENCE»

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: WOMAN MAG:HOW TO LOOK SLIMMER WHEN FAKING ORGASM NAKED ON YOUR SUGAR DADDY'S YACHT. TEN TIPS FOR YOU!

«GOOD BUSINESS IS THE BEST ART»

BEVERLY HILLS, California (AFP) — An original Kandinsky, an Andy Warhol, a grand piano and Rolexes by the dozen: as the economic crisis bites even the filthy rich are hocking prized possessions to pay the bills."This business in the past eight months is booming," said Yossi Dina, the president of The Dina Collection, who describes himself as the pawnbroker to the stars."I'm very special because I don't give small loans. I give big loans, people call me for half a million, two hundred, big loans. I've invested and I give the money out," he boasted to AFP.Across the wealthy Beverly Hills enclave, dotted with the luxurious mansions of the nation's rich and famous, pawnshop owners say they haven't had it so good for decades.

«I NEVER READ. I JUST LOOK AT PICTURES«

PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY:SHOPPING

Every time I go to a shopping center I think: how many women & men wouldn't buy what they're buying right now if they could fuck the person of their choice for free instead.

MAKING IT IN PARIS

«Hughes bought an appartement in Paris after the filming of L'Amour and developped a Warhol coterie that included Paloma Picasso, Eric De Rothschild, the designer Yves St-Laurent, his partner Pierre Bergé and assistant Lou Lou De La Falaise who had been had been one of the Warhol girls in the late sixties. It was a world of Mercedes limousine, titles, nightlife, glamour and gossip.« Fred really was the one who made Andy an international superstar because he wanted that so much» said Suzi Frankfurt. Without Fred guiding Andy through French society it would never have worked».

Warhol
Victor Bockris.

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

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

PARIS (AFP) — Yves Saint Laurent's partner Pierre Berge has removed four Andy Warhol portraits of the fashion designer from a major Paris exhibition on the US pop art giant only days before the launch of a show.Berge told AFP on Friday that he had asked for the series of 1974 works to be removed from a section of the show featuring other Warhol portraits of designers, such as Giorgio Armani or Sonia Rykiel, under the title "glamour"."I don't think Yves Saint Laurent comes under the category of 'glamour'", Berge said."Warhol's Wide World", opening at the Grand Palais on March 18, is shaping up as one of the year's top art happenings, with some of the 150 works coming out of private collections, such as Berge's, for the first time.
"I told the curator I did not see things this way, either he changed Saint Laurent's place or I would withdraw the paintings. Apparently this was not possible for one reason or another and so I withdrew the four works," Berge added.
Berge said the YSL portraits instead could have been hung in a section titled "artists"."I don't deny he was a designer, that was how he described himself, but I think he was more than that."Alain Cueff, curator of the show which claims to be the first Warhol portrait exhibition, told AFP that "I regret these portraits will not be on show for the public."

“I LIKE EVERYBODY'S ART"

Artwork by Caravaggio

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

«I think more and more people want to live alone. You can be a couple without being in each other's pockets. I don't see why you have to share the same bathroom.»

-Jeanne Moreau.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

«THERE SHOULD BE COURSE IN FIRST GRADE ON LOVE»

It’s over between John Mayer and Jennifer Aniston, again, People reported. A source told the magazine the rocker, who is currently at work on the follow up to his 2006 studio album “Continuum,” broke up with the actress when she returned from promoting “Marley & Me” in Europe.Another source suggested to the mag it was a mutual split.“They had some disagreements and decided to not continue to see each other,” the second source said. “Jen is moving on with life like she always does. She seems happy.”Jen and John previously split last summer, and the musician told the paparazzi not long after that he was the one who ended the relationship. However, the two rekindled their romance in November 2008.

Access Hollywood
March 12 2009

«YES, I LOVE TEXAS»

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE A CELEB MAG WILL WRITE: BEST & WORST HALF-NAKED WASHINGTON BODIES!

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«THERE IS NO COUNTRY IN THE WORLD THAT LOVES «RIGHT NOW» LIKE AMERICA DOES»

Madonna watches Britney in New York.

Next!

STRAIGHT GUYS IS THE NEW GAY

«WASTING MONEY PUTS YOU IN A REAL PARTY MOOD»

The tabloid media, of course, have always peered into the excesses of the rich and famous with a mix of puritan disapproval and voyeurism. But these outlets and other news organizations are now recording troubling uses of taxpayer money at country clubs, private airports and glamorous retreats and, in so doing, explicitly tapping into a fierce populist anger at corporate America, and even pressuring Congress to hold companies accountable. TMZ, a Web site better known for unflattering paparazzi shots of Britney Spears and Rihanna, drove mainstream coverage and Congressional outrage with a blog post late last month that exclaimed, “Bailout Bank Blows Millions Partying in L.A.” The site reported that Northern Trust, a bank that received $1.6 billion in taxpayer money, had hosted hundreds of clients and employees at a golf tournament and a series of parties in Southern California. “Your tax dollars, hard at work,” the site wrote.

New York Times
March 12 2009

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

POST WARHOL PREDICTION:WOMEN MAG:HOW TO MINIMIZE YOUR EXPRESSION LINES DURING YOUR NEXT HOLLYWOOD CASTING COUCH!

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«MY FAVORITE THING TO BUY IS UNDERWEAR»

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

Celebrity worship syndrome grew out of the celebrity worship scale devised by US psychologist Jim Houran in 2003.
The scale, based on research involving 20,000 people, describes the level to which people can become obsessed with celebrities.The syndrome has three stages, according to Houran.The first is "a healthy interest (in celebrities) that is a form (of) escapism", but also has a social role because it encourages interaction around the water cooler.The second phase is addiction. Here, the sufferer can withdraw from reality and begin to find fulfillment in stories about their favourite celebrity rather than social interaction.The third stage borders on pathological. Obsessive behaviour and celebrity stalkers are found at the extreme end.

The Age

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

«One must be a living man and a posthumous artist.»

-Jean Cocteau

Monday, March 09, 2009

“I NEVER READ. I JUST LOOK AT PICTURES"

JULIAN SCHNABEL

«Called Julian Schnabel and then went over there...Julian's following my philosophy of doing one painting a day, he's trying to be the new Andy Warhol, so that made me nervous so I left and worked very hard at the office until 8:00.

The Andy Warhol Diaries
May 16 1983

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

As a self-hating gay adolescent in 1950s America, Edmund White was inspired by Arthur Rimbaud. He too wanted to swap his provincial home for metropolitan Bohemia, be befriended and supported by an older man, and forego the drudgery of a long apprenticeship to make his mark while still in his teens.Like most writers, White had to wait far longer for literary success than Rimbaud, who wrote his entire oeuvre between the ages of 15 and 19. Now in his late sixties, he pays tribute to his mentor in a short monograph which, as he freely admits, draws largely on secondary sources to tell the familiar story of the prodigy who changed the course of poetry before abandoning literature, spending the last decade of his short life as a trader and gun-runner in Africa.

The Independent
March 8 2009

Sunday, March 08, 2009

«I BELIEVE MEDIA IS ART»

PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: NIHILIST

Nobody more charming in interview and more enthusiatic about life than nihilists: Bacon, Cioran, Ionesco...

CHRISTOPHER MAKOS NOW

For many years Christopher Makos was one of Warhol best friend. Warhol himself called him the most modern photographer in America. I asked him what would be his definition of a good picture now: «I deleted every idea I ever had about pictures so I can make and see good ones in 2009». Gee, that's great.

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

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

“Normal is in the eye of the beholder.”

-Whoopi Goldberg

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

The Pet Shop Boys admit they might not have succeeded in the current music scene.The 80s pop stars are about to release their tenth album, 23 years after recording their first. But Neil Tennant believes reality television is stifling creativity and bands like the Pet Shop Boys cannot survive any more. He said: "I think it promotes a very limited, formulaic view of pop music."I think it is best regarded as a game show."It doesn't really have anything to do with music."

Channel4
March 7 2009

«CHURCH IS A FUN PLACE TO GO»

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WOMEN FUCKING

«What was Andy most interested in hearing? According to Cutrone who was among the most active partygoers of the decade he liked women who would tell him about their sex lives. A typical exemple of a Warhol tape was the night Elizabeth Taylor discussed her love life in graphic detail. You couln't entertain Andy much better than that. As soon as she heard he had died Taylor was on the phone to Hughes making sure that the tape never saw the light of day»

Warhol
Victor Bockris.

Saturday, March 07, 2009

“BEAUTY IS A SIGN OF INTELLIGENCE"

PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: TIME

Dumb young gay men think: he's not my type.
Smart young gay men think: I still can afford to think he's not my type.

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

If you are interested in the over 200 gay and bi videos he has written and directed, check out his website at DonnerInc.com. His master(bate)pieces have been nominated for 58 awards, and he received 22. He has been labeled “gay adult cinema’s most controversial director and writer, and he has been called the Frank Capra of gay porn. What I love about his book is the thread of humor running rampant, even though we’re not supposed to laugh about sex. Donner gives insider tips such as: “Tell the director if you are close to cumming. It’s called a money shot for a reason. Blow it, and you’ve just blown a couple thousand dollars of the producer’s investment.” Regarding talking dirty, “Only do it if you know more than three phrases and sound butch. A queeny ‘That’s fierce’ won’t work.” Are you in a scene with someone you aren’t attracted to? “Close your eyes and they look just like Brad Pitt.” His advice concerning agents and the casting couch: “Don’t do anything you wouldn’t do in a job interview.” Well, not quite. “Show yourself in your naked glory and verify the length of your ‘resume,’ but that’s it!” In doing bi movies, “If a vagina scares you, stay away. Your erection deficiency will hurt the scene and your paycheck.” Dean Phoenix warns of shaving too much: “I’ve seen pubes that look like Hitler moustaches!” 

San Francisco Bay Times
March 5 2009

POST WARHOL PREDICTION:IN THE FUTURE IMMORTALITY ON EARTH WILL FORCE RELIGIONS TO REINVENT THEMSELVES COMPLETELY

“I LIKE EVERYBODY'S ART"

Artwork by Keith Haring

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

NEW YORK (AP) — Owners of expensive art are increasingly using their collections as collateral to obtain a much-needed cash infusion.Works by Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse and Andy Warhol are among the pieces collectors have been leveraging in recent months.The Metropolitan Opera put up two Marc Chagall murals in its lobby as collateral. And renowned photographer Annie Liebovitz recently borrowed $15 million against her entire collection of images. Art brokers say people are doing it for a number of reasons. They include financial issues, raising money for businesses or buying more art.

«I JUST READ EVERYTHING»

Eagles of coral
adorn the ebony bed
where Nero lies fast asleep --
callous, happy, peaceful,
in the prime of his body's strength,
in the fine vigour of youth.

-Constantine P Cavafy.

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

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

«All literature is gossip.»

-Truman Capote.

Thursday, March 05, 2009

HOW TO TALK LIKE AN OLD GLAMOUROUS HOLLYWOOD STAR

«On the plane I read Conversations with Joan Crawford. I loved the way she said «shit» and «fuck» and everything like that.

The Andy Warhol Diaries
Sept 25 1980

“MY FAVORITE THING TO BUY IS UNDERWEAR”

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

“MORE THAN ANYTHING PEOPLE JUST WANT STARS»

Her singing was dominated by a backing track. Her moves were nothing special -- defined by much strutting and stripper-like shimmying, with the minimum amount of acrobatics to prove her mettle as a dance-pop queen. Her physical form, still beautiful, didn't take one's breath away the way it did when she was 17.

But on Tuesday's opening night of her "Circus" tour at the New Orleans Arena, Britney Spears, the mighty Aphrodite with the troublesome tawdry streak, nonetheless renewed her claim as one of the world's most adept manipulators of the public interest. Powering through a 90-minute show that integrated her impetuous teen hits with the more perverse material from the albums she released after a very public breakdown that made her a constant in the tabloids, the Louisiana native flashed her famous good ol' girl smile at the fans, mostly female, who still find her a worthy patron saint of the erotic arts.

L.A Times
March 4 2009

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

«I do like Britney Spears. I think she's cute. I think she's fun. And I like her records. You know, I'm not a pop snob whatsoever. I think she makes great pop records.»

-Elton John

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

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

«GEE THAT'S...

"I love him, I worship him. I masturbate to Duran Duran videos." (Andy Warhol, responding to a reporter on Nick Rhodes of Duran Duran) ...

DURAN DURAN

«Nick Rhodes of Duran Duran came to the office and he brought his girlfriend, Julie Anne. He's twenty and she's twenty three. He was wearing twice as much makeup as she was, although he's half as tall».

The Andy Warhol Diaries
Jan 7 1983

«EVERYTHING IS BEAUTIFUL»

PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: CELEBRITY GOSSIP NOW

Reading about 100 persons a day. Remembering none one day after. Being unable to talk about anything relevant one week later.

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE A TOP JEWELRY BRAND WILL BE IN XXX MOVIES FEATURING RICH FRENCH LADY HAVING SEX WITH HER «IMMIGRANT CHAUFFEUR»

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À LA FRANÇAISE

PARIS (AFP) — Paris is tipping its hat to pop art legend Andy Warhol, whose portraits of movie stars, world leaders, soup cans and other American icons made him one of the most emulated artists of his time."Warhol's Wide World", an exhibition opening at the Grand Palais this month is already shaping up as one of the year's top art happenings, with some of the 150 works coming out of private collections for the first time. It also marks the first time that a French museum showcases Warhol since his death in 1987, bringing a French perspective to the works of the quintessential American artist, said curator Alain Cueff.

Feb 3 2009

Monday, March 02, 2009

“BEAUTY IS A SIGN OF INTELLIGENCE"

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

It may seem that Liz Smith being put out to pasture marks a generational shift, particularly after James Brady, the creator of Page Six, died in late January at age 80. But these are uncertain times for the entire trade. Circulation of In Touch Weekly and Star are spiralling downwards. Even the new scandal-mongering stars have been fading as online gossip has become a commodity business. After a brief moment in the sun, Perez Hilton seems to have burned out, thank God. Last week, having failed to find a buyer for Defamer.com, Gawker Media simply folded the Hollywood site into its main Gawker.com operations. One of Defamer's bloggers said there are just too many others trying to cover the same beat.

Globe & Mail
Feb 2 2009

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

«A lot of people are afraid to say what they want. That's why they don't get what they want.»

-Madonna

“I LIKE EVERYBODY'S ART"


Photo by David Lachapelle

PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: ATTRACTION

People trying too hard to look young don't understand what men want. Men are not first attracted to «young looking women or guys.» They're attracted to the swagger and nonchalence of youth.

Sunday, March 01, 2009

JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT

Basquiat was indeed cool. He didn't try to be: he just was. He had interests ranging from hip-hop, jazz, baseball and boxing through to French poetry, the drawings of Leonardo da Vinci and highbrow modernist art. It was the appreciation of the latter, and most likely his encounter with the art of American abstract expressionist painter Cy Twombly that gave Basquiat the confidence to go from graffiti to fine art.

By the early 80s Basquiat was gaining a significant reputation for his paintings. Not only were they highly individualistic – a mixture of words, crudely drawn cartoonish figures and daubs of coloured paint – they were paintings. That was pretty radical. At the time art had disappeared down an intellectual cul-de-sac, where abstract, minimalist sculptures, devoid of any discernable humanity, were very much the order of the day. Basquiat's art wasn't so much a new chapter; it was a whole new book.

The Guardian
Feb 12 2009

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

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

-The argument about straight guys in gay porn is constant and unending. Have you worked with gay-for-pay models?

-I work with them a lot and what I’ve found is that, of course they’re not really straight. But it’s the strangest things because, honestly, I think they’ve convinced themselves that they are actually straight and they’re doing this for the money. There’s a very interesting psychology behind it. They’re in such denial. Because the thing is, if you really need money, there are other things you can do but take a big dick in your ass.

-Would you go straight-for-pay, like gay porn star Blake Riley did recently?

- I thought about it, but it’s not a direction I want to go in. I occasionally am into a girl, but it’s rare, and it doesn’t happen enough that I think I would do it on video.

Porn Star Jeremy Hall
Xtra.ca
Feb 26 2009

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«I JUST READ EVERYTHING»

CAN'T STAND THOSE GAYS....

«I can't face Donahue. It's (laughs) Retired Gays this morning. Gay old people at a summer camp.

-The Andy Warhol Diaries.
August 12 1981

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

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A 7-foot painting that may or may not be the work of famed pop artist Keith Haring went on sale on eBay Friday night. Opening bid: 99 cents.The seller is a Pennsylvania man, Ed Oswald, who believes the "Hope" painting to be an original Haring.But his cousin Kermit Oswald, a childhood friend of Haring and one of the world's leading authorities on his work, has long said it's a knockoff. As a result, the eBay listing does not claim the painting is an authentic Haring. Instead, buyers will bid on "an original painting on board from the 1980's in a remarkable likeness and style of a Keith Haring, with a very interesting story & provenance."

“MY FAVORITE THING TO BUY IS UNDERWEAR”

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

«You have to accept the fact that part of the sizzle of sex comes from the danger of sex. You can be overpowered.»

-Camille Paglia

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