Saturday, October 31, 2009

YOUTH WITHOUT COCKINESS IS NO YOUTH AT ALL

«POP ART IS FOR EVERYONE»

How did the world manage to live without the phrase "popular culture" until the late 1960s, when an American literature professor, who died last week, began to propagate it? Ray Browne was a scholar who studied accepted classics such as Moby Dick, but in 1967 he founded the Journal of Popular Culture and the Popular Culture Library at Bowling Green State University in Ohio.At that time, comic strips had existed for at least six decades, and television and rock 'n' roll had come to stay, but somehow a term for all that was lacking. Though the phrase "pop art" may go back as far as 1961, it was itself an encounter between mass-media images and the fine-art tradition, rather than strictly of, by or for the people. Prof. Browne, who may or may not have first coined "popular culture," saw that the curriculum was neglecting large swaths of the contemporary, not-so-fine arts, but he came to include in popular culture "the fast food...we eat, the clothes we wear, the things we spend our money for...virtually our whole world."

-Globe and Mail
Oct 31 2009

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: WOMAN MAG: WHAT MEN REALLY THINK WHEN HAVING SEX WITH YOU!

-I hope she will never discover I get «serviced» regularly by gay men because she's so bad at sucking dick.
-I think I will marry her. I want to see all her hot female friends reunited together at least once and check out their boobs during the wedding ceremony.
She's not that hot, but hey, at least she's still less expensive than a hooker.

«MUSCLES ARE GREAT;EVERYBODY SHOULD HAVE AT LEAST ONE THAT THEY CAN SHOW OFF»

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

(Newser) – Chaz—formerly Chastity—Bono is enjoying the payoff of years of effort: He’s finally a man. Born the daughter of Cher and Sonny Bono, Chaz says his female-to-male sex change was the “end of a long process going back almost a decade. I got clean and sober in 2004 and I couldn't have done this before that.” Then there’s the physical process, which has been ongoing since March: “It lowered my voice," he says. "Fat redistributes, muscle growth, hair growth, sex drive increases."
"I always felt like the male from the time I was a child.

Friday, October 30, 2009

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

«If you have a success you have it for the wrong reasons. If you become popular it is always because of the worst aspects of your work.»

-Ernest Hemingway

«MY FAVORITE THING TO BUY IS UNDERWEAR»

POST WARHOL PREDICTION:IN THE FUTURE A COURSE CALLED «SEX TAPE 101» WILL BE SYSTEMATICALLY INCLUDED IN COLLEGE FILM STUDIES

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PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: STEREOTYPES

Every stereotype about every group is true: Perez Hilton, Adam Lambert, Elton John, Michael Jordan, Le Bron James....

«MORE THAN ANYTHING PEOPLE JUST WANT STARS»

«I JUST READ EVERYTHING»

Culture Monster has reported on many art museums and we know firsthand just how humorless they can be. (No, we will not name names.) So we take our hats off today to New York's Museum of Modern Art for its ability to have a chuckle at its own expense. The institution has tweeted a recent blog post featuring a rejection letter that the museum sent to Andy Warhol in 1956. In the letter, the museum notifies Warhol that its collections committee has decided to turn down the drawing "Shoe," which the artist had offered as a gift. "I regret that I must report to you that the Committee decided, after careful consideration, that they ought not to accept it for our Collection," wrote the museum's Alfred H. Barr Jr."Let me explain that because of our severely limited gallery and storage space we must turn down many gifts offered, since we feel it is not fair to accept as a gift a work which may be shown only infrequently."

L.A Times
Oct 29 2009

POST WARHOL PREDICTION:IN THE FUTURE A NEW PANTHEISTIC RELIGION WILL REPLACE THE BIG BANG THEORY BY THE GANG BANG THEORY

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Thursday, October 29, 2009

«ATHLETES ARE GOING TO BE THE NEW MEDIA STARS»

HUMAN NATURE & CELEBRITY CULTURE

Our innate celebrity-instinct used to be directed in really dangerous ways – towards finding revering warriors like Achilles, who killed so many people that Homer ran out of names; or towards fanatics like the Catholic saints who believed God was talking to her. What were the the Jewish prophets, the Muslim martyrs or the Hindu gods but the celebrities of their day? They took this impulse and channelled it towards primitive superstitions, with all their cruelty, and all their backwardness. Compared to them, directing this impulse towards Zac Efron or Beyoncé or Robbie Williams – because they are hot, or sweet, or make pretty sounds – seems positively benign. Modern celebrity isn't a deterioration from a pristine past; it's a taming of an impulse that was once met in far more harmful ways. Better Madonna than the Madonna. Better the Heat of celebs telling you to buy perfume than the heat of martyrs telling you you'll burn in hell.It's only once you admit that celebrity has a place that you can keep it in its place. To a culture, celebrity is like sugar: fun in moderation, deadly if it's all you consume.

-The Independent
Oct 30 2009

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

«I LIKE MONEY ON THE WALL»

At the FIAC, New York's Skarstedt Gallery sold a Cindy Shermann photo for over a million euros (1.4 million dollars), and Paris-New York's Yvon Lambert sold a Jenny Holzer for over 300,000 euros (442,000 dollars)."It's much better than last year, the market is healthier," Lambert told AFP.The crisis was affecting collectors, said private French buyers Marc and Josee Gensollen. "We have to make sacrifices, but some of us choose not to sacrifice art." "However, negotiating the price has become easier," he said.In the mid-2000s, contemporary art -- works by artists born after 1945 -- saw a boom that sent prices soaring 85 percent from 2002 to 2008, with 620 percent more works sold at over a million euros in the same period, according to artprice.com.

«BEAUTY IS A SIGN OF INTELLIGENCE»

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

«Serial or sex murder, like fetishism, is a perversion of male intelligence. It is a criminal abstraction, masculine in its deranged egotism and orderliness. It is the asocial equivalent of philosophy, mathematics, and music. There is no female Mozart because there is no female Jack the Ripper.»

-Camille Paglia

Monday, October 26, 2009

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: JEWISH MAG: IS THE G-8 BECOMING THE G-20 GOOD FOR THE JEWS?

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«SEX IS MORE EXCITING ON THE SCREEN AND BETWEEN THE PAGES THAN BETWEEN THE SHEETS»

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: WOMAN MAG: HOW TO MINIMIZE YOUR EXPRESSIONS WRINKLES WHEN LOOKING AT ANNA WINTOUR WEARING THE SAME DRESS TWICE!

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

Levi Johnston will almost definitely exhibit full-frontal nudity in Playgirl next month, his manager says.Manager Tank Jones is "90 percent sure" that Johnston will bare all. TMZ reported in September that the former boyfriend of Bristol Palin wasn't sure whether he would show "the front or the back."A representative for the magazine told the New York Post that the shoot will happen in mid-November "in order to get the pictures out for the holidays.""We're working out the actual details day-by-day, and have come to a very happy conclusion, which we feel readers will be enthralled by," the rep added. Johnston has been working out six days a week in preparation for the big reveal.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

«LAND REALLY IS THE BEST ART»



Photo: Hamad Darwish

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

New York City - "POP: The Genius Of Andy Warhol" (HarperCollins Publishers, 2009, hardcover $40) written by Tony Scherman and David Dalton takes a long, hard look at one of the art world's most recognizable (and popular) cultural icons - artist Andy Warhol. Some may consider Warhol to be among the founders of the Pop art movement, and his works are instantly recognizable, from the Campbell Soup Can and Brillo Box, to his silk-screened images of celebrities, including Elizabeth Taylor and Marilyn Monroe, among others, however, this book reveals not just the artist in a public manner, but also the man - from his sexual confusion to his alienation among his comtemporaries in the art world, to his working class childhood and fragile health - as well as the insecurities and resentment, both real and imagined, that Warhol used to dictate, influence and direct his work, lifestyle and persona. Scherman and Dalton have utilized a number of sources for the material for this book, including the Andy Warhol Museum and Yale's Beinecke Library to draw on over 130 interviews with those who knew Warhol from his "Factory" days to the end of his life, and to bring a new appreciation and information regarding this enigmatic man and artist. In particular, Dalton (and his sister) both worked as Warhol's assistants at one time, and that personal connection to the artist is evident in the refreshingly candid retelling and revisits to both his life and work.

-www.hamptons.com

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

“What the public wants is the image of passion, not passion itself.”


-Roland Barthes

Saturday, October 24, 2009

«I NEVER READ I JUST LOOK AT PICTURES«

«I JUST READ EVERYTHING»

Parent alert: the Walt Disney Company is now offering refunds for all those “Baby Einstein” videos that did not make children into geniuses.They may have been a great electronic baby sitter, but the unusual refunds appear to be a tacit admission that they did not increase infant intellect.“We see it as an acknowledgment by the leading baby video company that baby videos are not educational, and we hope other baby media companies will follow suit by offering refunds,” said Susan Linn, director of Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood, which has been pushing the issue for years.Baby Einstein, founded in 1997, was one of the earliest players in what became a huge electronic media market for babies and toddlers. Acquired by Disney in 2001, the company expanded to a full line of books, toys, flashcards and apparel, along with DVDs including “Baby Mozart,” “Baby Shakespeare” and “Baby Galileo.”

N.Y. Times
Oct 23 2009

«I JUST THINK ENTERTAINMENT IS THE BEST MESSAGE»

«First and foremost, I am an entertainer. I am not the New York Times. I am Perez Hilton. It has my name on the top of the website and so people are going to read my opinions and my filter on the world of celebrities.»

-Perez Hilton
 

Friday, October 23, 2009

YOUTH WITHOUT COCKINESS IS NO YOUTH AT ALL

PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: WAR

So many wars caused by men ashamed of the size of their dick....

WOMEN IN REVOLT

Silvio Berlusconi may soon have a lot more than corruption charges to worry about. Italian women—who stayed largely silent during his recent sex scandals—are joining a rising feminist backlash against the Italian leader. Many women have signed a petition expressing anger over an insult by PM Silvio Berlusconi to a female politician on live television. He told matronly 58-year-old Rosy Bindi on a discussion program earlier this month, that she was "more beautiful than intelligent".
Bindi replied: "I am not a woman at your disposal"—a response now printed on T-shirts and banners at anti-Berlusconi rallies. More than 100,000 people have now signed a petition titled "Women Offended by the Premier."

Thursday, October 22, 2009

«MY FAVORITE THING TO BUY IS UNDERWEAR»

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: WOMEN MAG: SHOCKING: WHAT MEN REALLY THINKS DURING SEX!

-God, she's so fat now but at least she sucks good...
-I don't care if she likes me only for my money because I like to fuck stupid poor bitches like her.
-I wonder if she expect me to buy her a new Chanel suit for all that fake moaning she's doing...

THE BAZAAR YEARS

Andy Warhol’s early, hand-drawn illustrations don’t garner as much attention as his iconic Pop art, but he was a regular contributor to Harper’s Bazaar throughout the 1950s and ’60s. Last night, the magazine unveiled “Andy Warhol: The Bazaar Years, 1951 - 1966″ in the Alexey Brodovitch Gallery at Hearst Tower.

-Wall Street Journal
Oct 19 2009

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

«EVERYTHING IS BEAUTIFUL»

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

«All human evil comes from a single cause, man's inability to sit still in a room.»

-Blaise Pascal

«I JUST READ EVERYTHING»

The change also represents something of a shift in the way society, and the family, is organized.  With both parents working, the kids were left on their own, and so the kids got to inventing.  Boomers may have given them the tools, but there was nothing inevitable about the way the internet was used and is being used.  The kids grasped long before anyone else that the real power of the online universe is its self-determined nature, so that social networking sites like MySpace and Facebook are not really about networking at all (it's a phrase some marketing hack came up with), but rather about creating a new identity in cyberspace, or multiple, conflicting identities.This last bit of invention has also begun to creep up on the last great bastion of centralized, mediatized thought: political ideology.  If one can be a raging right-winger on one issue, and a rationalizing progressive on another, and if one can challenge whatever the centralized consciousness has to say--regardless of content--then the hypnotic effect of centralized media like TV and radio begins to fade.  And the strategies of response to this challenge have all turned out poorly. 

-Salon
Oct 21 2009

«BEAUTY IS A SIGN OF INTELLIGENCE»

HOW THE COLLEGE OBSESSION WITH PUBLISH OR PERISH TRASH HAVE KILLED THE ARTS & HUMANITIES

With more than twice the majors of any other course of study, business has become the concentration of more than one in five American undergraduates. Here is how the numbers have changed from 1970/71 to 2003/04 (the last academic year with available figures):

English: from 7.6 percent of the majors to 3.9 percent
Foreign languages and literatures: from 2.5 percent to 1.3 percent
Philosophy and religious studies: from 0.9 percent to 0.7 percent
History: from 18.5 percent to 10.7 percent
Business: from 13.7 percent to 21.9 percent

In one generation, then, the numbers of those majoring in the humanities dropped from a total of 30 percent to a total of less than 16 percent; during that same generation, business majors climbed from 14 percent to 22 percent.Despite last year’s debacle on Wall Street, the humanities have not benefited; students are still wagering that business jobs will be there when the economy recovers.What are the causes for this decline? There are several, but at the root is the failure of departments of English across the country to champion, with passion, the books they teach and to make a strong case to undergraduates that the knowledge of those books and the tradition in which they exist is a human good in and of itself. What departments have done instead is dismember the curriculum, drift away from the notion that historical chronology is important, and substitute for the books themselves a scattered array of secondary considerations (identity studies, abstruse theory, sexuality, film and popular culture). In so doing, they have distanced themselves from the young people interested in good books.

The Epoch Times
Oct 7 2009

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: CELEB MAG: MICHAEL JACKSON HIDING WITH ELVIS IN FORMER SADDAM HUSSEIN'S HOLE IN IRAK

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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

«SEX IS MORE EXCITING ON THE SCREEN AND BETWEEN THE PAGES THAN BETWEEN THE SHEETS»

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

Madonna's neighbor sues her over loud music.

Next!

«MORE THAN ANYTHING PEOPLE JUST WANT STARS»

Susan Boyle is to shoot her own TV special over the festive season. The Britain's Got Talent runner-up will perform tracks from her new album live in front of celebrity guests. The hour-long programme - entitled An Audience With Susan Boyle - will air on ITV. ‘Everyone is really excited about the show,' a source tells the News Of The World. ‘With the huge worldwide appeal of Susan, the show could be screened right across the globe and potentially be one of the biggest ratings successes for ITV ever.'Meanwhile, Susan, 48, met Spandau Ballet backstage at their concert in Glasgow.

Monday, October 19, 2009

«I JUST THINK ENTERTAINMENT IS THE BEST MESSAGE»

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

«I buy expensive suits. They just look cheap on me.»

-Warren Buffett

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: CELEB MAG: BALLOON BOY PARENTS TO RELEASE THEIR OWN SEX TAPE!

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«MUSCLES ARE GREAT;EVERYBODY SHOULD HAVE AT LEAST ONE THAT THEY CAN SHOW OFF»

THE BEAUTY OBSESSION

“Beauty awakens the soul to act.”

-Dante

PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: GAY MEN

Years ago I was looking for a smart gay man into intellectual and business partnership. Then I realized that not a single one of them is able to go beyond the sex question. Basically I realized gay men are only interested in ass and dick. Then I also realized both were my best parts. Since then I always tremendously enjoyed the fact gay men are just dumb, intellectually lazy, boring and sex obsessed. That's fun.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

«CHURCH IS A FUN PLACE TO GO»

«OHHH ELIZABETH TAYLOR OHHH SHE'S SO GLAMOROUS» -ANDY WARHOL

As a pioneer for the Madonnas and Lindsay Lohans of today, women whose personal lives occupy more of the public imagination than does their creative work, Taylor comes across as remarkably sympathetic and uncomplicated. For all her temperament, narcissism and hedonism, she was never driven or insecure. She didn't seek applause as a balm for deeper wounds, like Judy Garland or Marilyn Monroe; her fame was forged by others rather than the object of her own ambition. She didn't much like making movies, though she'd occasionally pull out the stops when the project suited her whims. What she really wanted was to lounge around on yachts and in luxury hotels, chowing down on fried chicken with "lots of gravy" and waking up to a Tiffany's box on her pillow on a fairly regular basis. Acting, fame and a few of her marriages were little more than means to those ends.

Salon
Oct 19 2009

PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: ROMANTIC

In the straight world young people are cynical while old people are romantic. In the gay world it's the opposite.

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

«THE LESS SOMETHING HAS TO SAY THE MORE PERFECT IT IS»

Sum up the decade in three words.

-«Hot, sexy and huge.»


Paris Hilton
The Guardian
Oct 17 2009

Saturday, October 17, 2009

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE LEVI JOHNSTON WILL BE INVITED TO STAR IN A GAY XXX MOVIE CALLED «YOUNG MOOSE MEAT»

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«SEX IS MORE EXCITING ON THE SCREEN AND BETWEEN THE PAGES THAN BETWEEN THE SHEETS»

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

Oct. 17 (Bloomberg) -- Richard Heene, the father of the 6-year-old Colorado boy who was thought to have been swept away in a helium balloon this week only to be found hiding in the family’s garage, told reporters the incident wasn’t a hoax.
“Absolutely no hoax,” Heene said today outside of his Fort Collins, Colorado, home, where he had called a press conference.
CNN earlier reported that Heene had planned to make a “major announcement” about the Oct. 15 incident that captivated a worldwide television audience with images of the saucer-shaped, homemade balloon whirring over Colorado fields.

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

How does Levi Johnston keep to the high-protein diet he needs to prepare for a Playgirl photo shoot? With a rifle.
"Moose meat is very good for you, high in protein and very lean," his trainer, Marvin Jones, tells PEOPLE. "He's an avid hunter, so he has his own." The 19-year-old father of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's grandchild has adopted a 3,500-calorie low-carb diet as part of a grueling regimen to ready him for next month's photo shoot.Johnston works out three hours a day in the gym, six days a week, followed by cardio training and then a rest in the sauna, says Jones. "I'm not trying to give him a body builder's look. He's going to be more toned and more defined," says Jones, 46, who plans on training with him until the first or second week of November. "I'd like to see him with rounder and more muscular shoulders, with a fuller chest. We're going to firm his abs up, [and give him a] smaller waist."

«MY FAVORITE THING TO BUY IS UNDERWEAR»

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: I THE FUTURE PARIS HILTON WILL LAUNCH A NEW EXCLUSIVE PIGLET CLOTHING LINE

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PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: GAY MEN

A gay man without youth is like a woman without beauty, a straight man without money and a lesbian without bitterness.

Friday, October 16, 2009

«I NEVER READ I JUST LOOK AT PICTURES«

Thursday, October 15, 2009

«I NEVER MET AN ANIMAL I DIDN'T LIKE»

Darwin's speculations, too, brought to popular attention that animals might have selves and emotions similar to humans. Now, they are a middle class commodity that everyone wants. This trend is international: According to a recent CBS News report, there are now more pet dogs and cats--23 million--in Japan than there are children under 15. "We've started to celebrate the humanization of pets," says Alan Siskind, publisher of the online magazine Dog News Daily. "The lifestyle changes are dramatically influencing the products and trends." People are increasingly kissing their dogs, he says, so they stock up on the doggie mouthwash. Owners are sleeping with their animals more, so they invest in good flea medications, too. Siskind believes that we've humanized them to the point that we want them to have the same food, clothes, beds and even health care as us.

-Forbes
oct 15 2009

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE PROSTITUTES WILL BE OFFERED FREE PLASTIC SURGERY BY MUNICIPALITIES TO ATTRACT MORE TOURISTS.

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YOUTH WITHOUT COCKINESS IS NO YOUTH AT ALL

«I JUST READ EVERYTHING»

Gay culture is becoming much less easy to define, thanks in part to the Internet. Do you think that's a good thing?

-If I had been my age back in the '70s I would have probably been alone, whereas now I have lots of boyfriends, because I can meet people online who like old men. Rare birds can find each other, even if it sometimes means traveling a thousand miles. I have a boyfriend now in Spain, who is 31 but likes much older men who are chubby. That's the kind of thing that happens because of the Internet, so I'd be the last person to knock it.»

Edmund White
-Salon
Oct 15 2009

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

«Love him or hate him, Trump is a man who is certain about what he wants and sets out to get it, no holds barred. Women find his power almost as much of a turn-on as his money. »

-Donald Trump

«POP ART IS FOR EVERYONE»

BY Mel Ramos

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

Madonna likes Lady Gaga because she has the “IT Factor”.The 51-year-old pop icon was impressed by the ‘Paparazzi’ singer – who is a self-confessed Madonna fan – from the first time she saw her, even though she was still refining her act. Madonna told Rolling Stone magazine: “When I saw her, she didn’t have a lot of money for her production. She had holes in her fishnets, and there were mistakes everywhere. It was kind of a mess, but I can see that she has that ‘IT Factor’. It's nice to see that at a raw stage.”

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

Surrounded by bleached blond muscle men, 7-foot giants and crossover celebrities - a short, round New Yorker with scraggly hair and rubber bands dangling from his face became one of the most recognizable stars of the 1980s pro wrestling explosion."Captain" Lou Albano, whose career as a wrestler, wrestling manager and pop culture icon spanned six decades, died Wednesday at his home in upstate Carmel. The colorful loudmouth, who starred as Cyndi Lauper's father in the music video for "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun," was 76. He died of natural causes.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

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

«I LIKE MONEY ON THE WALL»

Oct. 15 (Bloomberg) -- Roman Abramovich and Gwyneth Paltrow were among those seen browsing at London’s Frieze Art Fair yesterday as buyers negotiated for discounts from the world’s leading dealers in contemporary art. The Russian billionaire and Hollywood actress separately visited the VIP preview, along with U.S. hedge fund manager David Ganek. A total of 165 gallery owners from 30 countries are hoping that international collectors and curators will lift the mood of uncertainty that has gripped the market since the collapse of Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. in September 2008. “People are making more considered choices,” said the London-based dealer Stephen Friedman. “They’re buying less, they’re buying better quality and they’re expecting more for their money.”

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

«Beauty is as relative as light and dark. Thus, there exists no beautiful woman, none at all, because you are never certain that a still far more beautiful woman will not appear and completely shame the supposed beauty of the first.»

-Paul Klee

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

MODELING FOR 15 MINUTES OF FAME

PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: OLD AGE

Still too strong for death. Now too weak for life...

Monday, October 12, 2009

«I JUST READ EVERYTHING»

As we've been discussing, gay men have a well-deserved reputation as fanatic cinephiles. The in-the-closet Joan Crawford worshippers of the pre-1960s gave way to the neurotic, dog-at-a-bone "positive representation" chorus line of the 1970s, which picketed the set of Cruising and was exemplified by Vito Russo and his Celluloid Closet. These days, it's all about whether or not Tom Cruise is gay and, of course, Brokeback Mountain. Oliver Stone once said that every gay man thinks they're a film critic, and Quentin Crisp said that he went to the movies "incessantly and reverently." Yet, as far as I know there's no particularly deep relationship between cinema and lesbian culture. How would you account for this? 

I noticed this odd phenomenon while I was still in college. I had a community of response to film with gay men but virtually zero with lesbians. It's partly why my dating life was such a frustrating blank. My theory is that gay men, unlike lesbians, have an innate, hyper-acute visual sense. It's related to what I have speculated to be the genesis of much (but not all) male homosexuality: an artistic gene that ends up isolating sensitive young boys and interfering at a crucial moment with the harsh dynamics of schoolyard male bonding.

-Camille Paglia

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

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

«At male strip shows, it is still the women that we watch, the audience of women and their eager faces. They are more obscene than if they were dancing naked themselves.»

-Jean Baudrillard.

MY SECOND LETTER TO INTERVIEW MAGAZINE

Dear Interview,

After reading Elton John's interview with Jamie Cullum [April 2005] I decided to buy Cullum's DVD, Live at Blenheim Palace. Knowing that Elton John is practically never wrong where recognizing young talent is concerned, I expected something good, and I was not disappointed. It's excellent. Thanks for remaining a truly one-of-a-kind magazine over the years. I've been buying Interview since my early teenage years. Some 20 years later it's still my favorite. The best thing is that newsstand owners never know exactly where to put you-sometimes you're next to Rolling Stone and The Source, sometimes next to Vogue and Cosmopolitan, or (my favorite) sometimes next to Star and The National Enquirer.

Interview Magazine
July 2005

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

«THERE SHOULD BE COURSE IN FIRST GRADE ON LOVE»

Scientists have now confirmed that the presence of a gorgeous gal can produce a testosterone boost for the boys.With the added bonus of a release of cortisol, the chaps will notice a feeling of alertness and wellbeing whilst chatting to an attractive member of the opposite sex.Psychologists at the University of California discovered that just a five minute chat with an attractive woman raised testosterone levels by 14 per cent and anti-stress hormone cortisol by a whopping 48 per cent.
The same effect in animals is known as the "mating response". Testosterone is linked to the male libido and a general all-round energy boost, while cortisol boosts alertness and calms the nerves.Put the two together and the boys will be feeling on top of the world. And Dr Leslie Knapp, a biological anthropologist at the University of Cambridge, confirmed what the girls were already guessing. She told The Telegraph: "It all boils down to sex. High levels of testosterone are associated with boosting sexual performance whereas cortisol helps focus your energy and helps you deal with anxiety."

THE BEAUTY OBSESSION

«Flesh and meat are life! If I paint red meat as I paint bodies it is just because I find it very beautiful.»

-Francis Bacon

«I LIKE EVERYBODY'S ART»

Artwork by Lucio Fontana

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE ANNA WINTOUR WILL WEAR A LUCIO FONTANA INSPIRED DRESS LAUNCHING A NEW «I JUST GOT RAPED» LOOK"

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PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: MUSEUMS

I like going to museums stores to watch all the old ladies looking at Renoir postcards while their bored husbands look at the boobs and ass of young girls reading Keith Haring books. That's really the best «art» in the place.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

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

«I LIKE THINGS TO BE THE SAME OVER AND OVER AGAIN»

“what makes him an American icon is that his subject matter is always something that the ordinary American understands: everything, or nearly everything he made art out of came straight out of the daily lives of very ordinary Americans. . . . The tastes and values of ordinary persons all at once were inseparable from advanced art.”

Andy Warhol
Arthur Danto.

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

«Before I speak, I have something important to say.»

-Groucho Marx

YOUTH WITHOUT COCKINESS IS NO YOUTH AT ALL

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: WOMAN MAG: HOW TO SCREAM LOUDER WHEN GETTING REVENGE SEX WITH THE PIZZA BOY IN FRONT OF YOUR CHEATING HUSBAND!

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«THERE SHOULD BE COURSE IN FIRST GRADE ON LOVE»

Did any of the motivations for sex surprise you?

While we expected a wide range of reasons, some specific stories really did surprise me. Many women said they had sex to bring them closer to God. And revenge sex was a big theme—getting back at partners who weren't faithful by having sex with someone else. Competition sex was also surprising: A bunch of friends go to a bar and see who can get the guy to have sex with them. Many young women wrote about having sex simply to get another notch on their belt, which we typically think of as something men do. Some women simply wanted to get rid of their virginity. Still other women engaged in "sympathy sex" because they felt sorry for their mate for any number of reasons, like he was too unattractive to get any dates. Women also admitted to having sex as an economic exchange to land a job or promotion or to get money or drugs. Some of the reasons made me laugh, and others were very sad.

US News & World Report
Oct 8 2009

Saturday, October 10, 2009

«FOOTBALL GAMES ARE REALLY THE BEST PLACES TO MEET MACHO GUYS»

Friday, October 09, 2009

PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: FAG HAG

A fag hag is a girl still too young to understand how boring and dumb most gay men actually are. Later only do they realize that what is called gay culture is often nothing more than white trash culture in designer clothes.

WE'RE STILL WAITING...

«The 1990s, after the reign of terror of academic vandalism, will be a decade of restoration: restoration of meaning, value, beauty, pleasure, and emotion to art and restoration of art to its audience.»

-Camille Paglia

«I LIKE EVERYBODY'S ART»

Artwork by Claude Tousignant

PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: MEN:

Nothing more dumb than a gay man condamning straight men who act in a stereotypical masculine behaviour. The way men can separate love and sex IS TYPICALLY MASCULINE FOR BOTH STRAIGHT AND GAY MEN ALIKE". But when you're dumb and accept that stupid so called sex versus gender separation, this is what happen. Gay men and women enjoying all the convenience of technological progress and confort of modern life (created mostly by straight men) while bitching about «traditional straight men masculine behaviour» without nuance are hurtful to the progress of gay people and feminism everywhere.

WARHOL AND NEO-EXPRESSIONISM

Critical to Warhol’s reinvention of painting was the revival of the medium by the Neo-Expressionist painters. Warhol was both enamored with the new painting and challenged by it. He relished the youthful vitality of artists such as Jean-Michel Basquiat, Francesco Clemente, Keith Haring, and Julian Schnabel. Seeing the energy in their work and witnessing their popularity, Warhol began to work with new enthusiasm and eventually produced an extended series with Basquiat. His intimate working relationship with Basquiat during the years of 1983-84 certainly expanded his repertoire of painting techniques and dramatically increased his production-a stimulus that carried the artist through the end of his career.

Dallas Art news
Oct 9 2009

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

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: JEWISH MAG: IS OBAMA WINNING THE NOBEL PEACE PRIZE GOOD FOR THE JEWS?

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

Celebrity is not the same as popularity: that was the lesson Perez Hilton should have learned, but almost certainly didn't, last week. Maybe he thought his name would be enough to make the Perez Hilton Presents US package tour of hip up-and-coming acts – including Ladyhawke and Little Boots – a hit. After all, he's the ubiquitous gossip blogger, friend-to-the-stars and self-proclaimed "queen of all media" who has become an A-lister himself in the last few years. Nevertheless, ticket sales for his tour have been so poor that prices have had to be slashed – in some cases to nothing – for the remaining dates.
The tour reached its nadir in Boston, when the Norwegian indie rocker Ida Maria, playing to 250 people in a 2,400-capacity venue, suffered a meltdown on stage and pulled out of subsequent dates. The tour had been intended as an overture to the launch of the excruciatingly named Perezcious Music, through Warner Bros Records. So, will its failure give the music industry pause for thought about the absolute promotional value of celebrity?

-The Guardian
Oct 8 2009

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

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

PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: ART

Ten years later, everybody is still waiting for the emergence of an artist who would truly capture the zeitgeist of this new century...

«GOOD BUSINESS IS THE BEST ART»

Evidence of the buyers’ keenness came forth even in the January New York sales of Old Masters, at a time when the gloom was at its darkest. A dip in the success rate reflected the paucity of desirable goods, but where there was cause to compete, bidders were enthusiastic. At Sotheby’s an admirable portrait of a bagpipe player by Hendrick Ter Brugghen realized a record $10,162,500. Another enormous price in its own right was the $1,314,500 paid for François Boucher’s The Muse Erato, done in the most conventional Louis XV style, long out of favor. The performance of the Boucher, which sold for nearly two and a half times the estimate, underlined the eagerness to acquire typical works by well-known artists.

Art Info
Oct 1 2009

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

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

«I JUST READ EVERYTHING»

Furthermore, the point needs to be made that not every published article or book makes a significant contribution to the scholarly enterprise. In a paper delivered at the 1989 MLA convention and later published in the ADE Bulletin, Richard Marius, director of the Expository Writing Program at Harvard University, referred to a study of academic writing which concluded that eighty percent of the articles published in academic journals were never cited by anybody (5). An article in Newsweek in January of 1991 mentioned a study conducted by the Institute for Scientific Information, which made a count of how often articles published in the top 4,500 science journals were cited in later published articles; the study discovered that forty-five percent of those articles did not get a single citation in the five years after they were originally published (Begley 44). These statistics do not justify our deducing that these uncited articles were not worth the paper they were printed on, but they do make the point that a shocking number of published papers make little or no impact even on the scholarly community to which they are addressed. Some wag is bound to turn the familiar academic phrase "publish or perish" into "publish and perish."

-JACweb.org

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: COLLEGE MAG: HOW TO PUBLISH ARTICLE ATTACKING THE OBSESSION OF COMPETITIVENESS TO MAKE SURE YOUR RESUME REMAIN COMPETITIVE!

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MY PAST LETTER TO INTERVIEW MAGAZINE (NOV 2003)

Dear Interview,

Thanks for the conversation with Camille Paglia about the tyranny of the publish-or-perish philosophy and our inability to see beyond formal education [September 2003]. It's interesting that your article appeared at the same time that Harper's Magazine published "Against School." Clearly, people are thinking about this issue more and more. It's high time to remember what the late Jean Paul Getty said: "No one can possibly achieve any real and lasting success or 'get rich' in business by being a conformist."

YOUTH WITHOUT COCKINESS IS NO YOUTH AT ALL

«THERE SHOULD BE COURSE IN FIRST GRADE ON LOVE»

I'm all for people identifying as bisexual if that sexual identity works for them. The problem with the bisexual identity, JIM, is that it doesn't work very well for very many people.Sexual orientation may not be a choice, but sexual identity is. The more closely a person's professed sexual identity reflects his behavior, and the more closely his behavior reflects his desires, the less fucked-up and conflicted a person he's likely to be. So if a guy is attracted to men and women equally and he sleeps with both men and women and he falls in love with men and women, he should identify as bisexual, since the bisexual label most accurately describes who he is and what his partners can expect from him.If a guy's sexual and emotional desires are overwhelmingly hetero, on the other hand, but he likes to suck cock once in a great while, then identifying as bisexual is rather misleading.

-Dan Savage

PALOMA PICASSO

Paloma Picasso was there with her husband and her boyfriend. Or his boyfriend. Or their boyfriend. I don't know how that one works.

The Andy Warhol Diaries
April 5 1979

Monday, October 05, 2009

«CHURCH IS A FUN PLACE TO GO»

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

Paris Hilton taking singing lessons.

Next!

PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: ART INVESTMENT

If you're a billionaire and you are wondering if the Koons or Hirst you are now buying will stand the test of time à la Warhol you just need to ask those artists what they really think of you. When Warhol was asked how he felt about all those rich industrialists buying his art he replied: «I hate them». If Jeff Koons or Damien Hirst answer the same thing when asked about you, then buying their art is a very good investment.

«MY FAVORITE THING TO BUY IS UNDERWEAR»

Sunday, October 04, 2009

WOMEN IN REVOLT

What about the ever-controversial rape fantasy?

Meston: Usually when the research is done on the rape fantasy, it doesn't involve a lot of violence. There is force involved, the man is taking the woman, and there is arousal in that -- but there isn't a real threat for their life. It's similar to these romance novels where the guy is so overtaken by the woman and wants her so much that he just takes her. There is some amount of abandonment and letting go on the woman's part. There is something arousing about the submission and being so desired that the guy can't help himself.Now, a true rape fantasy -- where a woman is taken in a dark alley, beaten and raped -- is much more rare. Some women do have those, but they are not sexually arousing. They are terrorizing. Often it is women who have actually been sexually assaulted who experience these fantasies. Some people believe those types of true rape fantasies serve the purpose of making women more vigilant and more cautious

-Salon
Oct 5 2009

FAVORITE ANSWER

My favorite answer by Andy Warhol was when he was asked if he thought gay people were more creative than straight people. -«No».

«I HAVE A BUSINESS TO KEEP GOING. I MEAN THE PORNO PICTURES ARE FOR A SHOW. THEY'RE WORK».

TÉMOINS DE LEUR ÉPOQUE

Ce qui fait aujourd'hui que les Jeff Koons, Damien Hirst ou Takashi Murakami soient des stars du monde de l'art contemporain n'a pas tant à voir avec la qualité intrinsèque de leurs oeuvres qu'avec le fait qu'ils soient des témoins et dans un sens des miroirs parfaits de notre époque. Une époque qui paradoxalement, correspond tout à fait à une ambiance de cynisme qui faisait dire en son temps à Oscar Wilde: un cynique est quelqu'un qui connait le prix de tout et la valeur de rien.

«MORE THAN ANYTHING PEOPLE JUST WANT STARS»

Can you believe now that in 2003 in the race for Governor of California people choosed Arnold Scharzennegger over ....Arianna Huffington!

YOUTH WITHOUT COCKINESS IS NO YOUTH AT ALL

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

Los Angeles now has a poverty rate of 20%. Other cities across the state, such as Fresno and Modesto, have jobless rates that rival Detroit's. In order to pass its state budget, California's government has had to agree to a deal that cuts billions of dollars from education and sacks 60,000 state employees. Some teachers have launched a hunger strike in protest. California's education system has become so poor so quickly that it is now effectively failing its future workforce. The percentage of 19-year-olds at college in the state dropped from 43% to 30% between 1996 and 2004, one of the highest falls ever recorded for any developed world economy. California's schools are ranked 47th out of 50 in the nation. Its government-issued bonds have been ranked just above "junk".Some of the state's leading intellectuals believe this collapse is a disaster that will harm Californians for years to come. "It will take a while for this self-destructive behaviour to do its worst damage," says Robert Hass, a professor at Berkeley and a former US poet laureate, whose work has often been suffused with the imagery of the Californian way of life.

-The Observer
oct 4 2009

Saturday, October 03, 2009

DAMIEN HIRST

Hirst is by no means a Pop artist, but he is a Warholian. By this I mean he is a moralist, a man concerned with the value of value. Why and how is art different from soup? asked Warhol. Hirst's variant on the theme is: How is it different from bling?

-The Independent
Oct 4 2009

«MY FAVORITE THING TO BUY IS UNDERWEAR»

«I JUST READ EVERYTHING»

In 2003, I wrote a book called Pigs at the Trough detailing the corporate greed and malfeasance that brought us the financial scandals at Enron, WorldCom, Tyco, Global Crossing, and many others. Rereading it in the midst of the current crisis, I was stunned to see the direct line connecting the outrages of 2003 to the predicament we are facing today, and how they set the stage -- and opened the door -- for the much larger, more sophisticated, and much more dangerous excesses that drove the housing and financial collapse of the past year.So when I was asked by my publisher to release an updated and expanded version of Pigs, I was delighted to do so. It comes out today.Of course, when I originally wrote Pigs, I didn't know that in just six years America would find itself in the midst of a slew of fresh corporate outrages that would lead to a worldwide economic meltdown. But I can't say that I was surprised. The reason is simple: the system that allowed the scandals at Enron, Tyco, Global Crossing, et al. was never really reformed.

-Arianna Huffington
July 28 2009

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

«Women are never disarmed by compliments. Men always are. That is the difference between the sexes.»

-Oscar Wilde

Friday, October 02, 2009

«MORE THAN ANYTHING PEOPLE JUST WANT STARS»

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

A joint tour between Kanye West and Lady Gaga which the latter described as completely "gay" has been cancelled.The super-tour was announced recently but promoter Live Nation has issued no reason as to why it has been scrapped.However, some critics have suggested that West may be taking a break following his outburst at the MTV awards, where he stole the mic off country singer Taylor Swift.Lady Gaga said she had warned West that she had a large gay following and that the show would remain gay to keep her fans happy.In an interview with Out magazine, she said she told him: "I just want to be clear before we decide to do this together: I'm gay. My music is gay. My show is gay. And I love that it's gay. And I love my gay fans and they're all going to be coming to our show. And it's going to remain gay."

Pink News
oct 2 2009

PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: THE REAL SIMILARITY BETWEEN GAY MEN AND STRAIGHT WOMEN

Gay men understand better why women are attracted to jerks instead of nice guys. They understand rough trade....

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