Thursday, April 30, 2009

«WASTING MONEY PUTS YOU IN A REAL PARTY MOOD»

But the banks continue to be rewarded for their many failures. Let's start with bankruptcy reform. The banks scored a lopsided victory on Thursday when the Senate rejected an amendment that would have allowed homeowners facing foreclosure to renegotiate their mortgages under the guidance of a bankruptcy judge. The measure would have helped 1.7 million homeowners keep their houses, and preserved an additional $300 billion in home equity.Given the tidal wave of foreclosures that have so destabilized our economy, this seems like a no-brainer piece of legislation. There were over 800,000 foreclosures in the first three months of 2009 -- more than 341,000 in March alone. But the banking lobbyists went after it with guns a-blazing - even after Durbin and the measure's other backers seriously diluted the bill. These concessions did nothing to sway the Mortgage Bankers Association (whose members' subprime schemes have helped bring us to the point of collapse), the Financial Services Roundtable, and the American Bankers Association, among other hired guns.And their aim was true -- and deadly. Heading into the vote, those pushing for reform hoped to gather the 60 supporters needed to bring the cramdown amendment to a final vote. Instead, Durbin struggled to find 45 Senators willing to side with consumers. The final tally: Bankers 51, Consumers 45.

-Huffington Post
April 30 2009

«ATHLETES ARE GOING TO BE THE NEW MEDIA STARS»

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

What to do? For most people, bailing on the Web or e-mail or cellphones isn't even feasible, let alone practical or ultimately desirable. (I shudder at the thought of living without my beloved Tivo.) Besides, modern life really isn't making us stupider: IQ tests have to be regularly updated to make them harder; otherwise the average score would have climbed 3 percent per decade since the early 1930s. (The average score is supposed to remain at a constant 100 points.) And IQ measures problem-solving ability, rather than sheer data retained, which has grown even faster over the same interval. Each of us knows many more people and facts than our counterparts of 100 years ago; it's just that the importance of those people and facts remains somewhat uncertain. Knowing a little bit about Lindsay Lohan and Simon Cowell (two people I recognize despite having no active interest in either one) can't really be equated with knowing a bit about Marie Curie or Lord Mountbatten. We have more information, but it isn't necessarily more valuable information.

-Laura Miller
Salon
April 29 200

JEAN MICHEL BASQUIAT

«And now Jean Michel has this blonde WASP girl that he's fucking. I think he hates all white women».

-The Andy Warhol Diaries
Nov 1 1983

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

STRAIGHT GUYS IS THE NEW GAY

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

Britney Spears is gardening.

Next!

POST WARHOL PREDICTION:IN THE FUTURE VIAGRA WILL SPONSOR OLYMPIC ATHLETES

«I LIKE EVERYBODY'S ART»

Artwork by Hilary Harkness

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

Dolly Parton has revealed that her extensive cosmetic surgery is a gift to her fans and her way of showing them her appreciation of their loyalty. Speaking to New York magazine, the 63-year old country and western singer explained that she owed it to her hordes of followers to remain "looking like Dolly". She denied that her breast surgery and various other plastic surgery procedures were the result of vanity. Parton elaborated: "I look at it like it is - if you've got the money and you're going to be out there, you owe it to people not to look like a dog if you can help it." Her desire to stand out in a crowd and be at the centre of events is another reason for her decision to go under the knife, she continued.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: EXPLAINING WARHOL

If you want to know everything aout Andy Warhol just look at all the most important things in life: love, sex, money, time, death, work, fame. There's nothing behind it.

«ATHLETES ARE GOING TO BE THE NEW MEDIA STARS»

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

It’s good to be Madonna’s sometime flame. Model Jesus Luz, who’s helping Madge recover from her equestrian injury, will be featured in Dolce & Gabbana’s fall-winter menswear campaign and has Marc Jacobs writing letters in support of his U.S. work permit. Kobe Bryant and Spike Lee were all smiles at Saturday’s premiere of Lee’s film on the NBA superstar. But it wasn’t always that way; Lee had to work for months to get Bryant’s approval to make the film, even driving to his house to beg for a meeting, where Bryant refused to see him.

New York Magazine
April 27 2009

Monday, April 27, 2009

PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: SCHOOL

They always say young people should listen to old people. I never understood it. I mean young people are better -looking. Old people should listen to young people.

YOUTH WITHOUT COCKINESS IS NO YOUTH AT ALL

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

«I succeeded by saying what everyone else is thinking.»

-Joan Rivers

«GOOD BUSINESS IS THE BEST ART»

For their first collection of new material in half a decade, legendary hip-hop trio De La Soul chose to work with Nike instead of a Big Four record label or even an indie. For their new 44-minute workout LP, "Are You in?: Nike+ Original Run," arriving in the iTunes Store tomorrow, the 20-year music veterans said they were never looking for a brand to support them; they merely found a generous partner who also wanted to be a creative collaborator. Or vice versa."When an opportunity presents itself, and it's challenging, it's tasteful and it actually opens doors to new listeners, a new audience, we're up for it," founding member David Jude Jolicoeur, aka Trugoy the Dove, told Madison & Vine.In past years, the group has helped design two signature versions of the Dunk SB shoe and performed at multiple Nike outdoor events.

Ad Age
April 27 2009

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

TWITTER AND THE FAME GAME

As Abraham Lincoln (hi Abraham, if you’re reading!) said, “Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.”Katy Perry’s fallen into that trap, revealing herself to be arm-chewing-off-ly dull – all that marketing gone to waste, shame.I’ve had to ban myself from reading one of my all-time favourite celebrity’s Tweets, because I love her a little bit less every time I do. No, Nicole Richie, I do NOT want your caramelised black pepper chicken recipe – now say something clever/ funny/outrageous, quick! If stars Tweet too rarely, they look like they’re being patronising to us civilians. Too often and they’re needy losers with no lives. As I said, celebs can’t win on Twitter. So they shouldn’t play. P.S. You know who’s not on Twitter? Kate Moss. I rest my case.

Mirror
April 23 2009

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

Copyright by IVAN

Sunday, April 26, 2009

«I LIKE TO WORK WHEN I'M NOT WORKING»

«His seven days-a week work ethic was part of his working class Eastern European background and it was contagious- everyone around him adopted to it» said the photographer Christopher Makos. Andy used to paint from three in the afternnon until seven in the evening every day even on Christmas Eve»

Warhol
Victor Bockris

«MORE THAN ANYTHING PEOPLE JUST WANT STARS»

INTERVIEW WITH EDWARD LUCIE SMITH: 1981

Edward Smith: Would you like to see your pictures on as many walls as possible, then?
Andy Warhol: Uh, no, I like them in closets.
Edward Smith: Why is it more of a pleasure to do 30 or 40 pictures than to do just one?
Andy Warhol: Then I can, uh, listen to my soundabout which looks just like the thing that I'm wearing now, and you can listen to opera and stuff like that.
Edward Smith: Does that mean you don't have to think when you're painting?
Andy Warhol: No, you can listen to really good music.
Edward Smith: So, what, painting is an excuse to listen to really good music?
Andy Warhol: Oh, yeah.


Edward Smith: What do you think is the characteristic of a really nice person? Some people you obviously do like more than others.
Andy Warhol: Ummm, well, if they talk a lot.
Edward Smith: What, and don't make you talk?
Andy Warhol: Yeah, yes, that's a really nice person.
Edward Smith: Thank you, Andy.

«BEAUTY IS A SIGN OF INTELLIGENCE»

«GOOD BUSINESS IS THE BEST ART»

NEW YORK, NY.- Christie’s announced details of its Evening Sale of Impressionist and Modern Art on May 6, 2009. Comprised of 50 works from the great masters of the era, the sale presents a unique opportunity to collect rare and important works by Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Alberto Giacometti, Joan Miró, Max Ernst, Tamara de Lempicka, Henry Moore, Alexej von Jawlensky, and Egon Schiele, among others. The sale is expected to realize in excess of $94 million.

At well over a meter in height and length, Max Ernst’s monumental Malédiction à vous les mamans from 1928 (estimate: $7-9 million) is a striking cerulean blue canvas from a European collection. Acquired by the present owner circa 1974, it has never before appeared at auction.

-Art Daily

PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: FUCKING A MUSCLEMAN

Every muscle guy is either into dominating you or being dominated...

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

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: THE FUTURE OF PLASTIC SURGERY

LOOK ASIAN FOR SUMMER!
LOOK BLACK FOR FALL!
LOOK LATINO FOR WINTER!
LOOK WHITE FOR SPRING!

JOAN RIVERS

«Joan Rivers came on with her boa, and she's funny but I don't know how she can say the things she does and get away with it, how she's not sued. Like she said that Richard Simmons is carrying Rex Reed's baby and she says that Christina Onassis looks like an ape, and she did a thing about Nancy Reagan picking her nose with a breadstick. But then afterwards everybody was talking like her, so I guess she's popular".

The Andy Warhol Diaries
Feb 4 1983

«I LIKE EVERYBODY'S ART»

Artwork by Claes Oldenberg

POST WARHOL PREDICTION:IN THE FUTURE A COSMETIC COMPANY WILL LAUNCH: “AGE DEFYING PUSSY CONTOUR” CREAM

Copyright by IVAN

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

I've met Gwyneth Paltrow a couple of times at parties and she always seemed very pleasant. I was impressed when she ditched the mumsy look, and pitched up in a tiny lace dress and killer heels. But then things in Gwynnie world seem to have gone a bit pear-shaped. She shares a trainer with Madonna, and is a yoga nut – nothing too unusual about that. But when she decided to issue embarrassing twaddle on her website, offering useless "advice" and tips about health, warning bells rang. Too many workouts can rot your brain! Now, she seems to have picked up Madge's streak of ruthlessness – offering a chubby friend a free pass to a gym.I'm sure she meant well, but how rude. Can these paragons of physical perfection not cope with pals who may be wider than a stick of celery? Are they cleansing their surroundings by eliminating fatties from their lives along with their toxins? I've a horrible feeling it may be true. Just as people end up looking like their dogs, so Gwyneth and Madonna seem happiest surrounded by clones and yes-people who've signed up to the regime. Pass me a doughnut, please.

The Independent
April 24 2009

Saturday, April 25, 2009

THE WARHOL ATTITUDE: SO BAD IT'S GOOD

FROM OPERA TO JAZZ

But who knew that Warhol, the pioneer of Pop Art, drew more than 50 album covers over the span of his career — and not just for rock, but for classical music, opera and jazz? These works are the subject of a lavishly illustrated, fastidiously documented book, “Andy Warhol: The Record Covers, 1949-1987,” published jointly by Prestel and the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. The author, Paul Maréchal, is curator of the art collection at the Power Corporation of Canada, which consists mainly of French decorative art of the 18th and 19th centuries.

NY Times
April 24 2009

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

«Of all lies, art is the least untrue.»

-Gustave Flaubert

YOUTH WITHOUT COCKINESS IS NO YOUTH AT ALL

BRITNEY BACK WITH K-FED EXPLAINED

“If you live in rock and roll, as I do, you see the reality of sex, of male lust and women being aroused by male lust. It attracts women. It doesn't repel them."

-Camille Paglia

STUDIO 54 LOOK

«The key to the success of Studio 54 is that it's a dictatorship at the door and a democracy on the floor. It's hard to get in but once you're in you could end up dancing with Liza Minelli...At 54 the star are nobody because everybody is a star»

-Andy Warhol

Friday, April 24, 2009

«I HAVE SOCIAL DISEASE. I HAVE TO GO OUT EVERY NIGHT»

POST WARHOL PREDICTION:WOMAN MAG: HOW TO ATTRACT MEN BY POLE DANCING ON THE BUS & METRO!

Copyright by IVAN

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

K-Fed to lose weight for NutriSystem.

-Next

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

ONLINE DATING TIPS

“When you're interested in somebody and you think they might be interested in you, you should point out all your beauty problems and defects right away rather than take a chance they won't notice them. Maybe, say, you have a permanent beauty problem you can't change such as too-short legs. Just say it.“ My legs as you've probably noticed are much to short in proportion to the rest of my body". Why give the other person the satisfaction of discoverig it for themselves?".

-The Philosophy of Andy warhol

POST WARHOL PREDICTION:THE FUTURE OF TEETH WHITENING PRODUCTS: «THIS SCREAMING ORGASM SCENE BROUGHT TO YOU BY... (AD SPACE)

Copyright by IVAN

«I NEVER READ. I JUST LOOK AT PICTURES»

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

«The secret of being a bore... is to tell everything.»

-Voltaire

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

Britney is not pregnant.

Next!

«SHOPPING IS MORE AMERICAN THAN THINKING»

POST WARHOL PREDICTION:CELEB MAG:FURIOUS ANGELINA THREATENS BRAD: GIVE ME BETTER SEX OR I'LL TURN INTO A RAGING BULL DYKE!

Copyright by IVAN

ANDY WARHOL ON TWITTER & FACEBOOK CULTURE

«But the real news, the big thing, whether it's in the magazines or the newspapers or on TV is the Now: What they 're doing right now, where they live right now, who they love right now. As soon as their now gets summed up we move immediately on to another person...and another now».

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

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

“It has a lot to do with Facebook and Twitter,” said Elayne Rapping, a popular culture expert with the University at Buffalo. “The idea that anyone cares what you had for lunch, how much more narcissistic can you get?”But not everyone believes “American Idol” or a bit of Botox are so bad.“You can call it narcissism, but wanting to look good is an important part of someone’s self-image,” said Dr. Mauro Romita, a Manhattan plastic surgeon.A national sample of more than 35,000 Americans found that 6 percent had suffered from extreme narcissism at some point of their lives, according to a study published last year by the National Institute of Health. In addition, one out of four college students showed signs of narcissism in 2006, according to a national study of 37,000 students conducted by the book’s authors.And the rise and fall of self-important figures like Eliot Spitzer, Alex Rodriguez and John Edwards demonstrates that narcissism isn’t limited to the young, the book states.Robert Galinsky, founder of the New York Reality TV School, said that unscripted programming has given talented strivers unprecedented outlets. Still, he acknowledged that more than half of his students are driven by a shortsighted obsession with stardom.“They say, ‘I’m so interesting, funny and wild, there should be show about me,’” Galinsky said.

AMNY
April 24 2009

Thursday, April 23, 2009

POST WARHOL PREDICTION:IN THE FUTURE JEFF KOONS WILL CREATE A «DRUNK WASTED LINDSAY LOHAN» SCULPTURE

STRAIGHT GUYS IS THE NEW GAY

POST WARHOL PREDICTION:WOMEN MAG: HOW TO KEEP GORGEOUS SHINY HAIR WHEN GETTING FUCKED ON THE DIRTY BACK SEAT OF HIS CAR!

Copyright by IVAN

NO TITS, SMALL DICK, GREAT FACE

«I've never met a person I couldn't call a beauty. Every person has beauty at some point in their lifetime. Usually in different degrees. Sometimes they have the looks when they're a baby and then they don't have it when they're grown up but then they could get it back again when they're older. Or they might be fat but have a beautiful face. or have bow-legs but a beautiful body. Or be the number one female beauty and have no tits. Or be the number one male beauty and have a small you-know-what».

-The Philosophy of Andy Warhol

«MY FAVORITE THING TO BUY IS UNDERWEAR»

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: STRAIGHT MEN VS GAY MEN

Straight men never say :I like this music. They say: I like that.

IMAGINARY DIARIES OF A POP ARTIST: JUNK NEWS

April 23 2009

Read something on the Internet and they were saying we're living in the age of junk news. What does that mean? I guess useful news is when they 're telling us Britney is pregnant and junk news when they're telling us Britney's sister is pregnant. Or is it the other way around? That's great. I mean it gives women something to talk about when they're having their nails done. Some kid at the office asked me what I thought about Forbes making a list of the most influential babies in Hollywood. I don't know. I just want to be on the richest dead celebrities list when I'm gone. Before I wanted to be come back as a big diamant on Elizabeth Taylor's finger but not I changed my mind since she's not moving around much. I want to come back as a Dolce & Gabbana underwear on some 19 year old male model on the runway. Or a little pet in Paris Hilton's handbag. That would be really glamorous.

«I LIKE EVERYBODY'S ART»

Artwork by Miro

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

Lindsay Lohan says she wanted to be like Britney.

Next!

«GOOD BUSINESS IS THE BEST ART»

PARIS—In 2008, New York's auction market produced only $2.9 billion, down approximately 23 percent from a year ago and falling behind London, the new global leader in art auction sales. According to Artprice's 2008 Art Market Trends report, New York's share of global art sales fell from 43 to 35.6 percent. This reduction, in large part due to the overall economic climate, was exacerbated by extremely poor November sales that Artprice contends occurred largely because of the "over-optimistic estimates to which the auction houses still clung, imposing reserve prices that were quite simply too high."

Concurrently, London sales increased $271 million from 2007 to 2008, eclipsing New York's cumulative sales by $8 million, according to the report. London's overall numbers benefited strongly from the success of Damien Hirst's single-artist auction, "Beautiful Inside My Head Forever," and a July 1 Sotheby's contemporary art sale that garnered £80 million ($116 million), a record-setting result for a summer sale in Europe.

Art Info
April 21 2009

«I BELIEVE MEDIA IS ART»

POST WARHOL PREDICTION:WOMAN MAG: HOW TO MINIMIZE YOUR EXPRESSION WRINKLE WHEN SURPRISING YOUR HUSBAND FUCKING THE NANNY!

Copyright by IVAN

THE SIMILARITIES BETWEEN THE ART MARKET OF TODAY'S AND THE ONE FROM THE 1980'S

People were more interested in the phenomena than the art itself. This, combined with the growing interest in collecting art as an investment and the resultant boom in the art market, made it a difficult time for a young artist to remain sincere without becoming cynical.

-Keith Haring

STRAIGHT GUYS IS THE NEW GAY

PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: FUCKING

Interracial fucking is the new black.

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

Madonna back to the gym after her horse accident

Next!

«LAND REALLY IS THE BEST ART»

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

After Miss California, Carrie Prejean expressed her disapproval of same-sex unions, a worldwide debate has ensued. A-list celebrities, Britney Spears and Miley Cyrus have jumped on the bandwagon, throwing their support behind same-sex marriage. Both starlets have fervently disagreed with Prejean's views and offered their opinions regarding the controversial topic. Expressing her thoughts through Twitter, Britney wrote: “Love is love! People should be able to do whatever makes them happy!”Devout Christian Miley Cyrus also used her Twitter page to show her support for same-sex marriage inisisting Jesus loves people of all sexual orientations equally: “Jesus loves you AND your partner and wants you to know how much he cares! thats like a daddy not loving his lil boy cuz hes gay and that is WRONG and very sad! like i said everyone deserves to be happy.”

-Pink News
April 22 2009

EDMUND WHITE ON FAME

Fame might be the best aphrodisiac but I wasn't famous enough to excite anyone except the rare individual. Where I was younger and less celebrated I had more success. Youth boosts the appeal of even quite mediocre fame. In any event it's women who are more susceptible to the lure of power and money. Men like youth and beauty. Straight men might envy or compete with male sucesss but gay men seek out trophy boys».

YOUTH WITHOUT COCKINESS IS NO YOUTH AT ALL

IMAGINARY DIARIES OF A POP ARTIST: HAPPY

April 22 2009

Gee, I feel so old now. At least I'm always surrounded by bunch of cute kids all the time so that's great. But I don't understand all that anti-aging thing. I mean why should you be afraid to be 50 and buying lots of stuff trying to look 40 when you know that when you will be 60 you will be happy to look 50? Why not be happy to look 50 now? Oh, it's just too complicated. I don't know. I guess that's why they say not to think is good to prevent wrinkles. Went to the office. Worked on my CAMOUFLAGED PAPARAZZI serie. And oh they say Lindsay Lohan want to fuck men once again. I guess she's the new Anne Heche...

PARIS, LINSAY & NICOLE IN 2070?

«One fascinating thing about Hollywood is that it's filled with these petite, fragile beauties in their seventies and eighties that you see at all the premieres and things. You can tell they were once really beautiful because they still have that glamour aura around them, and they still hold themselves together really well. But you can't figure out who they are, or what roles they had or how they live today».

-Andy Warhol

«CHURCH IS A FUN PLACE TO GO»

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE SUSAN BOYLE WILL BE OFFERED MILLIONS TO CREATE HER OWN SEX TAPE

Copyright by IVAN

THE BEST MONEY ADVICE

«It's strange the way having money isn't much. You take three people to a restaurant and you pay three hundred dollars. Okay. Then you take those same three people to a corner shop-shoppe and get everything there. You got just as filled at the corner shoppe as at the grand restaurant-more, actually and it cost you only fifteen or twenty dollars and you had basically the same food».

-The Philosophy of Andy Warhol.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

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

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE FASHION DESIGNER WILL CREATE SEE-THROUGH BURKINI

Copyright by IVAN

«WASTING MONEY PUTS YOU IN A REAL PARTY MOOD»

In the first major disclosure of corruption in the $750-billion financial bailout program, federal investigators said Monday they have opened 20 criminal probes into possible securities fraud, tax violations, insider trading and other crimes.The cases represent only the first wave of investigations, and the total fraud could ultimately reach into the tens of billions of dollars, according to Neil Barofsky, the special inspector general overseeing the bailout program. The disclosures reinforce fears that the hastily designed and rapidly changing bailout program run by the Treasury Department and Federal Reserve is going to carry a heavy price of fraud against taxpayers -- even as questions grow about its ability to stabilize the nation's financial system. Barofsky said the complex nature of the bailout program makes it "inherently vulnerable to fraud, waste and abuse, including significant issues relating to conflicts of interest facing fund managers, collusion between participants, and vulnerabilities to money laundering."

-LA Times
April 21 2009

Monday, April 20, 2009

«MY FAVORITE THING TO BUY IS UNDERWEAR»

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

Perez Hilton feuds with Miss California.

-Next

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

People strive to create a "personal brand" (also called "self-branding"), packaging themselves like a product to be sold. Ads for financial services proclaim that retirement helps you return to childhood and pursue your dreams. High school students pummel classmates and then seek attention for their violence by posting YouTube videos of the beatings. Although these seem like a random collection of current trends, all are rooted in a single underlying shift in the American psychology: the relentless rise of narcissism in our culture. Not only are there more narcissists than ever, but non-narcissistic people are seduced by the increasing emphasis on material wealth, physical appearance, celebrity worship, and attention seeking. Standards have shifted, sucking otherwise humble people into the vortex of granite countertops, tricked-out MySpace pages, and plastic surgery. A popular dance track repeats the words "money, success, fame, glamour" over and over, declaring that all other values have "either been discredited or destroyed."The United States is currently suffering from an epidemic of narcissism

MSNBC
April 20 2009

«IF EVERYBODY'S NOT A BEAUTY THEN NOBODY IS»

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

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

-Oscar Wilde

W

Just realised everything I like the most start by the letter W ; walking, working, Warhol, Waters, Wilde,...whiggas!

«ATHLETES ARE GOING TO BE THE NEW MEDIA STARS»

IMAGINARY DIARIES OF A POP ARTIST: BILLIONAIRES

April 19 2009

Gee, I like to read all those stories about the life of rich old men. But it's funny because the more they tell you about what they're doing, the less you actually know what they're really thinking. Sure they tell you this 90 year old billionaire play tennis or swim one hour every day but it would be much better if they were telling us what the guy is thinking when he wakes up every morning. Is he going to swim every day at 5 am thinking : I'm worth 20 billions but I'm 90 and going to die soon, or I'm going to die soon with 20 billions only so I need to hurry if I want to die with 21. Went to the office. Worked on my Blue Lady Gaga portrait. Oh, and Paris Hilton's boyfriend look so good. All the rich smart girls prefer men who look like men.

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

NEW YORK, NY.- The Museum of Modern Art presents The West: Myth, Character, and Reinvention by Andy Warhol, from May 6 through June 26, 2009, in The Roy and Niuta Titus Theaters. The exhibition brings together eleven films by Andy Warhol that either reference or are set in the American West, including Harlot (1964), Horse (1965), and Lonesome Cowboys (1967-68) among others. The West is organized by Anne Morra, Assistant Curator, Department of Film, The Museum of Modern Art. The film exhibition runs in conjunction with Into the Sunset: Photography’s Image of the American West, organized by Eva Respini, Associate Curator, Department of Photography, in the Special Exhibitions Gallery, third floor, through June 8, 2009.

-Art Daily
April 19 2009

«MORE THAN ANYTHING PEOPLE JUST WANT STARS»

Sunday, April 19, 2009

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE A WOMEN MAGAZINE WILL WRITE: HAVE A BONE STRUCTURE REDUCTION SURGERY, LOOK 16 AT 60 AND GET A MAN!

BIG MISTAKE

In the last 40 years post structuralism killed young people interest for litterature while over intellectualization killed art criticism. And some people still wonder why the humanities are in decline....

MODELING FOR 15 MINUTES OF FAME

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE CELEBRITIES WILL SELL THEIR ORGASMS SOUND AS RINGTONES

Copyright by IVAN

PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: HD

Nowadays it must be really hard to be an ageing actress in Hollywood with all that high definition stuff . You really can see everything. But I mean it's not just the actresses. I guess that's why the more people want their TV porn in high definition the more they want their actual sex live in low definition..

«I LIKE EVERYBODY'S ART»

Artwork by Christo

LOVE & SEX

«There should be courses on beauty and love and sex. With love as the biggest course. And they should show the kids I always think how to make love and tell and show them once and for all how nothing it is. But they won't do that because love and sex are business».

-The Philosophy of Andy Warhol.

POST WARHOL PREDICTION;CELEB MAG:DESPERATE JEN CAUGHT IN BED WITH BRAD LOOK ALIKE!

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

MIRACLE YEARS

«The miracle years were 1961-1964 the years in which his astonishing output consisted in the kind of art that could not get through Canadian customs without being taxed, the most original art of its era that looked exatly like nothing but copies of common items».

-Arthur C. Danto

Saturday, April 18, 2009

FROM ANDY WARHOL TO PARIS HILTON

During his life Andy Warhol was famous for not talking much. Often he would just say «Gee, that's great». Today Paris Hilton had followed the same tactic. And considering the result one has to say like her: «That's Hot». Warhol also believed that «shopping was more american than thinking». And today stars have replaced models on magazines covers to become walking billboards for various fashion and beauty products. As artist Barbara Kruger would remind us: «I shop therefore I am».

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

BEING ALL THINGS TO ALL MEN

I asked art historian Edward Lucie Smith about the influence of Andy Warhol. «Andy specialized in being all things to all men. If you stood next to him at a party as I once did and said - Isn't it a lousy party he'd say Yeah». But if you stood next to him in the same party and said -Isn't this a great party! he'd say Yeah!». People read into him whatever they want to find».

BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE ONLY HAVE TO BE BEAUTIFUL

I asked Christopher Makos about his opinion on Warhol's influence today: «Warhol impact is being felt in the most unusual way, he has become the prophet of all things modern. People are actually stars today without having to do anything except be beautiful. Beautiful people only have to be beautiful to have the world at their feet. Andy believed this and now the world believes it too».

IN THE FUTURE EVERYONE WILL BE FAMOUS FOR 15 MINUTES

BEFORE BIG BROTHER, SURVIVOR & THE BIGGEST LOSER

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

Victor Bockris ( The life and death of Andy Warhol

POST WARHOL PREDICTION:IN THE FUTURE LARRY FLYNT WILL CREATE AN OBAMA-CHAVEZ MEETING INSPIRED XXX MOVIE

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«EVERYTHING IS BEAUTIFUL»

FROM CROTCH SHOT TO SHAVED HEAD: FAME IN THE 21st CENTURY

«We're shameless
We will do anything
To get our fifteen minutes of fame
We have no integrity
We're ready to crawl
To obtain celebrity
We'll do anything at all».


-Pet Shop Boys
From the song Shameless

«GOOD BUSINESS IS THE BEST ART»

«At the auction last night my Triple Elvis went for $135 000, so that's good. It was estimated at $70-$90 000. But Thomas Ammann bid $440 000 for one of David Whitney's Rauschenberg».


-Andy Warhol Diaries
Nov 8 1983

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

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

Madonna’s not doing herself any favours with her recent strange behaviour,' a source tells Now. 'She’s suffering from anxiety. She can’t even be bothered to wash her hair most days.'In the last two weeks, Madonna’s been upping her exercise regime, even having a treadmill specially flown to Malawi while she was trying to adopt Mercy.But it’s her mental strength that’s worrying friends, including Gwyneth Paltrow and Stella McCartney. Our source says: ‘She’s embarked on an even crazier health regime, but the stress means she’s going to bed later and is really struggling to sleep.’See the full story about Madonna in Now magazine dated 20 April 2009 - out now!

Friday, April 17, 2009

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

«I hate flowers - I paint them because they're cheaper than models and they don't move.»

-Georgia O'Keefe

STRAIGHT GUYS IS THE NEW GAY

PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: LOVE

Young people think it's better to be loved by someone you don't than the contrary. Old people know the opposite is better.

ANTHONY D'OFFAY

By the time d'Offay was 25, he was already running a tiny gallery off Regent Street. In 1969, he moved to nearby Dering Street and, over the next three decades, worked with everyone from the British duo Gilbert and George and Lucian Freud to international superstars such as Jeff Koons. In 1986, he did a show with Warhol, shortly before the American artist's death. "Andy said, 'You think of a subject'," d'Offay recalls. "I commissioned him to do a series of self-portraits. Recently, important ones have cost up to $10 million. They were my idea." What was Warhol like? "Extremely shy, very monosyllabic. Everything was 'just great', but what he was actually thinking was difficult to gauge. The only time he really came alive was when he was taking someone's portrait with his Polaroid camera."

-The Independent
April 17 2009

Thursday, April 16, 2009

«BEAUTY IS A SIGN OF INTELLIGENCE»

POST WARHOL PREDICTION:IN THE FUTURE ONLINE OBITUARIES WILL FEATURE PAST SEX TAPES OF THE DEFUNCT IN THEIR PRIME

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«GOOD BUSINESS IS THE BEST ART»

April 17 2009 (Bloomberg) -- Castlestone Management Ltd., a New York-based money manager with about $640 million in assets, is starting a fund to buy modern art as it seeks to gain from the recent decline in prices. The Collection of Modern Art fund is open to people with as little as $10,000 to invest and will buy the work of artists such as Banksy, Damien Hirst and Willem de Kooning, Castlestone said today in a statement. It is the only open art fund for individuals and will start investing at the end of May with $25 million under management, the firm said. “With a low threshold this is an unusual investor base,” said Anders Petterson, founder of ArtTactic, a London-based art- market researcher. “Opportunities are presenting themselves, and if you have a fund that can take advantage of them it will be fantastic.”

«I LIKE EVERYBODY'S ART»

Artwork by Christian Boltanski

PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: ECONOMY

A strong economy is about the perfect balance of rich dirty old men and cute young shameless golddigers with gay men being the glue keeping them together in the long run.

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

«A man can be happy with any woman, as long as he does not love her.»

-Oscar Wilde

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

«MORE THAN ANYTHING PEOPLE JUST WANT STARS»

POST WARHOL PREDICTION:IN THE FUTURE A US POLITICAL SURVEY WILL ASK: SHOULD OBAMA DYE HIS HAIR TO MAINTAIN HIS POPULARITY WITH UNDER 40 Y.O VOTERS?

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RONALD REAGAN

«The presidential election is just too stupid to watch...And you see Ronald Reagan in these neighborhoods with the poor people and you can just hear him saying «Oh my God, what am I doing here?» But his hair looks good. On my TV it really looks like good hair, not dyed».

-The Andy Warhol Diaries
August 31 1980

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

PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: POP CULTURE

In the 21st cntury the opposition is no longer about high culture vs low culture. It's about pop culture vs teenage girl pop culture.

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

«Gay people got a right to be as miserable as everybody else.»

-Chris Rock
(On gay marriage)

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

MODELING FOR 15 MINUTES OF FAME

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE HOLLYWOOD STARS WILL DESCRIBE THE MAKING OF THEIR REAL & FICTIONAL SEX TAPES ON TWITTER

CHANGING THE FAME GAME

As Kutcher and Moore use Twitter to give fans a closer look at their day-to-day lives out of the spotlight, others -- like, say, Jon Favreau -- are using it to also provide updates and images from the set of their new films. Not only did Favreau control the release of the first behind-the-scenes image from Iron Man 2, but he also levels with fans by talking about how scary and stressful the filmmaking process is. It's real and raw, and to be honest it's quite fascinating to watch these folks bypass the publicists and the studios and simply take control of it all from their very own desktop.

So does this kind of stuff just feed our celebrity-obsessed addictions, or does the honesty and intimacy of a Twitter feed help bring them down off their magical pedestal to a point where their personal updates are way more interesting than that blurry beach bikini shot stuck on page 47 of this week's issue of People?

Cinematical
March 24 2009

Monday, April 13, 2009

POST WARHOL PREDICTION:WOMAN MAG: FEELING ANGRY? HOW TO MINIMIZE YOUR EXPRESSION WRINKLES WHEN YELLING AT YOUR MAN.

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«ATHLETES ARE GOING TO BE THE NEW MEDIA STARS»

«WOMEN IN REVOLT»

Stacey Anderson is a successful Scottsdale real-estate agent and mother of four kids. Add another label to the 40-year-old blonde's resume: She is the star of the new TV Land reality show called "The Cougar.""The cougar definition doesn't bother me," she says cheerfully. "I don't have an issue with it. I had a really lot of amazing experiences with the guys, a lot of laughter and tears and bonding."those who may be slang-impaired out there, "cougar" refers to a woman who dates men several years her junior. Cougars are hardly a rare breed on television: Courteney Cox Arquette is filming an upcoming sitcom called "Cougar Town," and older-woman/ younger-man relationships have played out on "One Tree Hill," "Desperate Housewives" and "Lipstick Jungle."In Anderson's show, she takes her pick from a group of 20 men, all in their 20s.

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

Britney release another perfume.

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«I LIKE EVERYBODY'S ART»

Artwork by Dan Flavin.

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

«I need sex for a clear complexion, but I'd rather do it for love.»

-Joan Crawford

Sunday, April 12, 2009

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: WOMAN MAG: HOW TO KEEP SEXY, SHINY, GORGEOUS HAIR WHEN GETTING A FACIAL FROM YOUR MAN. TEN TIPS FOR YOU!

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«BEAUTY IS A SIGN OF INTELLIGENCE»

LA CULTURE DU MAINTENANT

Andy Warhol aurait sans doute adoré le monde de la technologie actuelle. Lui qui disait qu'aucun autre pays n'était aussi obsédé par le ici et maintenant que les États-Unis serait certes un adepte de Twitter. Ce même site qui se présente comme étant un service pour les amis, la famille et les collègues afin de communiquer et de rester en contact via l'échange de réponses rapides et fréquentes à la question «que fais-tu maintenant? »

PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: BEAUTY

Every time you see a really beautiful person on the street they walk their head down.

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

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

«Standing ovations have become far too commonplace. What we need are ovations where the audience members all punch and kick one another.»

-George Carlin

«GOOD BUSINESS IS THE BEST ART»

In the manner of a successful corporate brand, Madonna has spread herself far and wide.Aside from her creative output — 14 albums, eight world tours, 19 feature films, videos and a series of children’s books — she has been an indefatigable dealmaker.In 1992 she set up Maverick, a record label with video, film and publishing interests, which she jointly owned with Time Warner until 2004.Since 1989, when she accepted 5-million from Pepsi for a TV commercial (which got pulled after one showing for its presumed blasphemy), she has been involved in ad campaigns for BMW, Max Factor, Versace and Gap. Last year she put her name to a clothing line for high-street retailer H&M. This year she has collaborated with Ed Hardy on a tattoo-inspired range for Christian Audigier. Then there are the merchandising deals, investments in fine art and property and appearance fees.... About one fifth of Madonna’s £300-million fortune is in property. She now owns six houses in London. She also owns an 18th-century Mayfair pub, The Punchbowl, in Farm Street, which is near the £15-million townhouse that was her main home while she was married to Guy Ritchie...Madge Central is now a huge apartment on New York’s West 57th Street. Her other home is a villa on Sunset Boulevard. Her art collection, over 300 paintings, including works by Léger, Dali, Man Ray, Damien Hirst and Frida Kahlo, is valued at around £80-million. She paid 5-million for Picasso’s Buste de Femme à la Frange.

Times
April 14 2009

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

PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: IMPORTANT

In the 21st century people don't have time to think about important things anymore. They're too concerned about their self-importance.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

POST WARHOL PREDICTION:WOMAN MAG: HAVE YOUR BRAIN REMOVED AND SHRINK ONE SIZE BY TOMORROW!

McDONALD'S

The most beautiful thing in Tokyo is McDonald's. The most beautiful thing in Stockholm is McDonald's. The most beautiful thing in Florence is McDonald's

-The Philosophy of Andy Warhol

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

“I read this book Fat is a Feminist Issue. I got so f***ing bored I ate it.”

-Lea Delaria

PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: STRAIGHT MEN VS GAY MEN

It's better to be straight and ugly than gay and ugly. But it's better to be gay and beautiful than straight and beautiful.

SHOWING OFF FOR 15 MINUTES OF FAME

WHY THE WORLD WILL GET MORE BERNARD MADOFF

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

-The philosophy of Andy Warhol

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

Madonna plans Malawi home.

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Friday, April 10, 2009

THE WARHOL ATTITUDE: SO BAD IT'S GOOD

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE WOMEN WILL BE ASKED TO BUY YOUNGER LOOKING REPLACEABLE BODY PARTS EVERY YEAR

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CULTURE NOW: FROM POP CULTURE TO CELEBRITY BASHING CULTURE

When Eminem burst onto the scene, he enraptured the nation with his gift for saying exactly what the rest of us were already thinking but were too afraid to say out loud. But a lot has changed since the acclaimed satirist's last album -- "Encore" -- came out in 2004, both in politics and in pop culture. An entire industry has been built on celebrity bashing. Which is why Eminem's new video feels so flat.With the steady current of sniggering, and downright damaging, remarks about famous people populating the public consciousness today, Eminem's new song, "We Made You," feels at best irrelevant. And at worst, truly mean.In light of recent attacks on Jessica Simpson for her weight gain -- and her well-publicized battle with her figure -- segments of the video that feature a bloated, Jessica Simpson look-alike chowing down on burgers just feel stale and tacky. And also, about a month too late.

L.A. Times

PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: SEX

Gay men and women undress for sex. Straight men dress up for sex. Lesbians do neither.

«MY FAVORITE THING TO BUY IS UNDERWEAR»

ANDY WARHOL THE GOOD CATHOLIC WOULD BE HAPPY

Under Pope Benedict XVI, the Holy See is seeking to revive its cultural role, with plans to mount its own pavilion at the 2011 Venice Bienniale – the premiere international contemporary art festival – and start a “dialogue” with contemporary artists that hasn’t existed for decades. “We are reminded of the urgent need for a renewed dialogue between aesthetics and ethics, between beauty, truth and goodness not only by contemporary cultural and artistic debate, but also by daily reality,” said Pope Benedict XVI, in a November message to pontifical academies.

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

«Give me chastity and continence, but not yet.»

-St Augustine

«CHURCH IS A FUN PLACE TO GO»

Thursday, April 09, 2009

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: WOMEN MAG: HOW TO HIDE YOUR «INNER GOLDDIGGER» WHEN FUCKING THE POOL BOY!

«I BELIEVE MEDIA IS ART»

Fame itself is impossible on YouTube because everyone's on display and the show lasts forever. Fame only works when it has an expiry date, as Warhol himself knew.Thauberger's challenging Chelsea Girls blows huge holes in the old fame game as the Vancouver artist deconstructs and demystifies Warhol's multi-hour work of the same name, the closest he ever came to a mainstream movie hit. Filmed in 1966 in eight rooms in New York's Chelsea Hotel, Warhol's Chelsea Girls shows a sexed-up coterie of Warhol Factory superstars starring in their own, imaginary private trashy Hollywood flicks. Thauberger's Chelsea Girls, shot in 2008 in Victoria's Chelsea Apartments, replicates Warhol's split-screen process as if the Vancouver artist had sampled it from the internet.

Toronto Star
April 9 2009

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

«I NEVER READ. I JUST LOOK AT PICTURES»

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

«When I'm good I'm very, very good, but when I'm bad, I'm better. »

-Mae West

PETER BRANT

PB: You really have to be looking 15 or 20 years from now because an artist should be that much ahead of his time to forecast something aesthetically, politically or culturally…For instance, one of the earliest pictures that I bought was [Andy Warhol’s] Shot Blue Marilyn. Today that is like looking at the Mona Lisa. Marilyn Monroe has a totally different image than she had in 1964 when she passed away. It’s like Elton John’s song. We’ve looked at her life in retrospect since then and what Andy Warhol projected is something that now is very accurate—but nobody knew it at the time. The art world cognoscenti thought that picture was garish and photographic. It was not considered beautiful and not embraced by the art world…But that’s what Andy did, he was the radical artist at that time.

To me it’s about looking at something visually or conceptually that is really going to change your view, something that is going to set a new aesthetic because of what it means culturally. Then it will become socialised and become beautiful. But it has to have some importance, some angst that changes your life in some sense. It has to be troublesome in some way.

-The Art Newspaper
April 2009

«I LIKE EVERYBODY'S ART»

Artwork by Anish Kapoor

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE FASHION DESIGNERS WILL CREATE «SIGNATURE» SEX TOYS COLLECTIONS

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PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: YOUTH

Youth without cockiness is no youth at all

«ATHLETES ARE GOING TO BE THE NEW MEDIA STARS»

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

Paris Hilton talks marriage with boyfriend Doug Reinhardt.

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WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

«Be regular and orderly in your life, so that you may be violent and original in your work.»

-Gustave Flaubert

«BEAUTY IS A SIGN OF INTELLIGENCE»

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

Chris Brown pleads not guilty.

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

What sparked you to write Just Dance?

``I was very hungover. I wrote the song in about 10 minutes with [producer] RedOne. And it was my first time being in a Hollywood studio. Very pristine, big huge room with giant speakers.''

How about Poker Face?

'I wanted to write a pop song that all my rock 'n' roll boyfriends would like. So it's about sex and gambling.''

Why do you think your songs are so popular right now?

`I'd like to think I've got a good intuition about culture and what people should listen to. I guess you could say my record is quite timely with the recession; it offers some escapism. It's fun. It's famous. But it's tangible.''

-Lady GaGa
Miami Herald
April 6 2009

Monday, April 06, 2009

«I'M A DEEPLY SUPERFICIAL PERSON»

DID HE MAKE HER PORTRAIT?

“I know a woman who calls somebody up every afternoon and says:“ I'll pay you a hundred dollars to fuck me”. Fabulous.”

-The Philosophy of Andy Warhol.

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

After years of rumour and speculation, John Mayer finally confessed that he kissed celebrity blogger Perez Hilton at a New Year's Eve party in 2006.Perez has always claimed this story was true and now it seems Mayer has decided to come clean.
Speaking during a stand-up performance he said: "He had to go tell people that I made out with him at a club. I never said anything but you know what, you're damn right I made out with him at a club."Jennifer Aniston's ex made the admission during his Mayercraft Concert Cruise this weekend, a five-day cruise featuring sets from John and other singers. John continues, "I was thinking about going gay. Every man has thought about going gay. It's usually like 2:23 in the morning you wake up. 'Oh God, interesting!' We seem to leave out the details, don't we guys?"

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

«GOOD BUSINESS IS THE BEST ART»

What this means for the art market is simple: a steep drop in prices for the work of younger blue chip artists awash in inventory both present and future, and an expanding universe of price appreciation for the limited set of artworks created by those gone by. Savvy shows such as the late Picasso "Mosqueteros" at Gagosian Gallery and the recent Louise Nevelson retrospective at PaceWildenstein in Chelsea have already anticipated this trend, but there are many more possibilities, especially second tier AbExers like Cavallon, Kadish, Pavia, Joop Sanders and Mark Tobey; forgotten Color Field painters like Jack Bush, Larry Poons and Jules Olitski; and ‘60s Popsters such as George Sugarman and Larry Zox.  Even Jay Gorney has opened an Allan D'Acangelo show. If the supply is limited and the art tied to a historical movement, dealers’ pockets should soon fill with devalued bucks which they in turn will reinvest in inventory. Let the boom begin!

Artnet.com
April 6 2009

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE A JEWISH MAGAZINE WILL WRITE: IS TWITTER GOOD FOR THE JEWS?»

«LAND REALLY IS THE BEST ART»

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

Britney saddened by K-Fed new marriage plans.

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

SYDNEY: The recession has made beefy blokes like Hugh Jackman and Daniel Craig more appealing than scented metrosexuals like Hugh Grant and , an Australian sociologist said. Demographer Bernard Salt said that as the global financial crisis wore on, lots of women would eye a motor mechanic for a life partner rather than an investment banker. "During the downturn, the theory is that women are concerned about safety, security and food supply, so their taste in men will shift from the androgynous, hairless metrosexual towards the more muscular, primal, hairy male," Salt told Australian news agency AAP.

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

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

«I totally neutered it for Wal-Mart and Blockbuster, I made a baby version of my film”

-John Waters

PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY:WOMEN

A woman is happy as long as she's thinner than every other woman in the same room.

«I LIKE EVERYBODY'S ART»

Artwork by Richard Estes

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE PRO WRESTLING WILL HAVE ANGELINA & JEN LOOK ALIKES FIGHTING IN MUD WITH BRAD AS REFEREE

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

People flock to see serial killers dismembering students and hitchhikers in big budget Hollywood films but it'd be insane to claim that all, or even most, audience members took the violence seriously and would like to see it reproduced in real life.
Movies are widely accepted as escapism and I think many men feel the same way about porn: it's a world where the women are young and hot and willing (or old and saggy or hairy or fat or whatever) and everyone goes home happy; again, fantasy.
Of course there is a difference between a woman (or man) being filmed having actual sex and a person being pretend-murdered in a movie - but they all remain actors 'playing a role' and adults who've chosen to work in these jobs.
Yes, a lot of porn goes far beyond the 'norm' - in both heterosexual and gay and lesbian porn - but that is the nature of fantasy; we're aroused by things we'd never openly admit in public, we keep them as thoughts or we act them out in the privacy of our homes with a consenting, adult partner.Many women have extremely explicit, violent, bizarre and, I daresay, misandric sexual fantasies; taboo subjects and acts are not purely a masculine province.

smh.com.au

Sunday, April 05, 2009

FIT HANDSOME & YOUNG..AND YOU SING & DANCE WELL

FITTER HANDSOMER AND YOUNGER

Paul Taylor: Have you been working out lately?
Andy Warhol: I just did it.
Paul Taylor: How much are you lifting now?
Andy Warhol: 105 pounds.
Paul Taylor: On the benchpress? That's strong.
Andy Warhol: No it's light. You're stronger than me, and fitter and handsomer and younger, and you wear better clothes.

Flash Art magazine
April 1987

WITHOUT OBSESSIONS THERE'S NO GREAT ARTIST.

Andy Warhol once said everything he painted - from a can of Campbell's soup to a bottle of Coke - should really be classed as a portrait. Now the Grand Palais in Paris has assembled the world's biggest ever exhibition of Warhol's portraits in a revolutionary new interpretation of the American artist. The show, Warhol's Wide World, argues Warhol-lovers should drop their obsession with the label "pop art" and instead see the artist as a master portraitist, obsessed by life, death and religion, in the vein of masters such as Raphael.

The Guardian
April 16 2009

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

ROCK STARS

«Andy loved hanging around with rock stars. he attented the secret wedding of Madonna in Los Angeles and flew up to the wedding of Maria Shriver and Arnold Schwarzenegger with Grace Jones who told him she intented to fuck all the Kennedys».

-Warhol
Victor Bockris

«POP ART IS FOR EVERYONE»

Q: A recent article in The Guardian said that the Pet Shop Boys “merge pop and art perfectly” and compared what you guys have done in this regard to The Beatles. There aren’t many bands who’ve collaborated both with pop groups like Girls Aloud and experimental filmmakers like Derek Jarman …

A: No, there probably aren’t. Well, we love collaboration, we love bringing people into our world, into the world of pop. Not many people work with architects, but Zaha Hadid did set designs for us [on the 1999/2000 world tour]. I think it makes the whole thing more interesting, because pop music is a visual art as well as being about music, and looking at different ways to present yourself is always very exciting. We genuinely love pop music, which is why we’re interested in Girls Aloud, but we also like independent film and we also like fashion. So it’s just interesting to bring all those elements together, to see what happens. We always try to do things differently from anyone else, we try to be unique. You can’t really reinvent the wheel but we do try to bring other elements into pop music; we always try to work with architects, artists, opera designers.

Chris Lowe
The Pet Shop Boys

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

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

“Basically I'm a drag queen myself.”

-Dusty Springfield

STRAIGHT GUYS IS THE NEW GAY

Lainey Lui, eTalk entertainment reporter and mistress of Canada's biggest gossip site, Laineygossip.com, said she has heard reports of growing male interest in her site. "Women will often write in and say, 'I love your site and my husband secretly loves it too,' " she said.Lainey says selling gossip to men is all about clever packaging."When it's presented by a sports radio announcer or under a photograph of breasts, then it's okay," she explained. As a sports fan, she is also quick to point out the similarities between hockey and Hollywood. "I was recently watching the commentators before the NHL trade deadlines and it was all about who was rumoured to be courting who and who was having a clandestine coffee with so and so. I told my husband, if they changed the names from players to actors, it could be the cover of US Weekly! They're both about people, they're both about accomplishment, they're both governed by rumour-mongering and gossip. As those two worlds merge, it's becoming more acceptable for straight men to be interested in celebrities."

Globe & Mail
April 4 2009

Saturday, April 04, 2009

«YES, I LOVE TEXAS»

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