Sunday, January 31, 2010

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

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

Stereoscopic film technology looks set to take a fresh leap into the unknown thanks to veteran Italian director Tinto Brass. Where James Cameron's Avatar took viewers to a faraway planet, Brass plans to escort them straight to the bedroom. He is preparing what he claims will be the world's first ever 3D pornographic feature. Brass, now 76, remains best known for his sweaty 1979 epic Caligula, although he later accused producers of adding hardcore sex scenes to the movie without his consent. Yesterday he hinted that his latest project would be an overhaul of the earlier film. His intention, he said, was to "revisit an abandoned project about a Roman emperor that was ruined by Americans, and go from there". Production is due to start in May or June.

The Guardian

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

«Elegance is refusal. »

-Coco Chanel

YOUTH WITHOUT COCKINESS IS NO YOUTH AT ALL

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: WOMAN MAG:HOW TO BECOME TIGER WOODS NEXT MISTRESS: TEN TIPS FOR YOU!

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«THERE SHOULD BE COURSE IN FIRST GRADE ON LOVE»

Are men shallow creatures who are ready to jump at the chance of escaping commitment, looking to cop a feel, or more from any woman they meet? No, no and no!   Sand, Fisher, Rosen & Julia Heiman, Director of the Kinsey Institute, say we should pay attention and ask men, rather than presume we know. And they did just that. The researchers conducted an eight country random survey of 27,839 men ages 20-75 (Journal of Sexual Medicine, 2008, vol.5, 583-594). Using a tool (pun intended) called the Mens' Attitudes to Life Events and Sexuality (MALES) the authors found that men's perceptions of masculinity and quality of life differed markedly from the stereotypes above. Interestingly enough, the study also compared men with and without erectile dysfunction. Amazingly, there were no significant differences between those two groups on the MALES items.
So what is most important to men if it's not a great sex life? Drum roll, please! Across all countries, being seen as a "man of honor" was the single highest ideal in the masculinity section of the study --far more important than "being physically attractive," "having success with women," or "having an active sex life." Together with "being in control of your own life" these two attributes accounted for about 60% of the responses.

Psychology Today
Jan 30 2009

POST WARHOL PREDICTION:JEWISH MAG: IS THE US 6.4B ARMS DEAL WITH TAIWAN GOOD FOR THE JEWS?

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«I NEVER READ I JUST LOOK AT PICTURES«

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

Paris Hilton and Doug Reinhardt ready to wed.

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ALLEN GINSBERG AND JEAN MICHEL BASQUIAT

The Sundance Film Festival opened with a Howl. A sold-out house applauded the premiere of the film by Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman, which turned the clock back to the 1950s, when Allen Ginsberg published the experimental poem of the same name, and subsequently weathered a trial in San Francisco on charges of obscenity. If there is one theme that stands out at Sundance 2010, it is cultural archaeology. A biography such as Howl, innovative in its blend of live action and animation, celebrates cultural heroes, something Sundance has always done.Other films re-examine cultural figures. Tamra Davish’s documentary The Radiant Child revisits the life of the 1980s graffiti artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, whose career soared and crashed before he died of a drug overdose at the age of 27 in 1988. (The writers who died young in Ginsberg’s crowd survived until at least their forties.)The son of a Haitian accountant, the Brooklyn-born Basquiat gave a film interview in 1982, when he was 22. The conversation became a 21-minute film that has circulated around museums and cinema societies.
At the time, Basquiat was a rising star in the art world, noted for his ascent from street art to the rarefied galleries of Soho in New York. Today’s interest in Basquiat is logical enough. Collectors are vying to acquire his paintings of skulls, dogs and crowns, one of which set an auction record for the artist in 2008 at $14.6 million (Dh54m) – higher than the prices for paintings by his peers such as Julian Schnabel and Keith Haring. Now an ensemble of interviews with Basquiat and those contemporaries has been assembled into a portrait of his life and times.

The National
Jan 29 2009

Saturday, January 30, 2010

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

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

"It's so long since I've had sex, I've forgotten who ties up whom."

-Joan Rivers

THE HOLLYWOOD FASCINATION

Veteran actor Harrison Ford has only made a handful of movies over the last few years, and it's not because he no longer loves acting – it’s just that according to him – Hollywood isn't producing any quality material.“I grew up in a system where the studios spent a lot of money on the development of stories and ideas and bought books and they really developed the scripts. That doesn’t happen anymore,” Ford told Tarts. “Now, if you want good material you have to develop it for yourself or have a hand in the process. I have been determined to do that over the past few years.” 

Fox News
Jan 20 2009

Friday, January 29, 2010

«BEAUTY IS A SIGN OF INTELLIGENCE»

PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: À LA LENNY BRUCE

Adidas: goyim
Puma : jewish
Ford: jewish
GM : goyim
Toyota: jewish
Honda: goyim
NHL ;goyim
NFL :jewish
MLB: goyim
NBA : jewish
Apple: jewish
Dell :goyim
Coca-Cola: goyim
Pepsi : jewish

ARTHUR DANTO ON WARHOL

«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.”

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

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

Perez Hilton wants to replace Simon Cowell on American Idol.

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KEITH HARING

Tommy Hilfiger is pleased to announce the February 2010 exclusive launch of its limited-edition footwear capsule collection, created in collaboration with the Keith Haring Foundation and Artestar LLC, at the Colette concept store in Paris, France. The capsule collection includes sneakers and rain boots for women and children as well as sneakers for men and features artwork from the late artist, Keith Haring. The capsule collection will officially launch in September 2010 in footwear specialty stores as well as select department stores across Europe.

Fibre2fashion.com
jan 25 2009

«I LOVE ALL MUSIC. CLASSICAL, COUNTRY, OPERA, EVERYTHING»

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE FRENCH MUSLIM WOMEN WILL WEAR ADVERTISING COVERED BURQA IN THE STREETS

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

HAVANA — US philanthropist Gilbert Brownstone has donated 120 works by Pablo Picasso, Joan Miro, Andy Warhol, Marcel Duchamp and five other leading artists to Cuba's National Museum of Fine Art. Brownstone, 69, personally delivered engravings and drawings as the first instalment of a donation from his impressive collection, which also includes works by Roy Lichtenstein, Andre Masson, Edouard Vuillard, Camille Pissarro and Georges Rouault, during a special ceremony on Monday."The rest of the works will arrive in the coming months," Brownstone, who holds dual Swiss-American nationality and is based in France, told AFP.The philanthropist, who said he has come to Cuba "very often" for the past nine years, hailed the communist island nation and arch-US foe for having "done so much for the culture of its people.""I think I can help in this fight," he added. "I will continue buying and donating works from the collection to the Cuban people."According to the manager of The Brownstone Foundation, Jean-Marc Ville, the works will be preserved at the museum in Havan but will also travel across the country so that more Cubans can enjoy them.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

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

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

«The holy grail is to spend less time making the picture than it takes people to look at it.»

-Bansky

«I JUST READ EVERYTHING»

A survey of 545 service members who served in Afghanistan and Iraq found that 73% are comfortable in the presence of gay men and lesbians.Moreover, the American people recognise that the ban does not make sense: recent polling shows that the American public supports repealing "don't ask, don't tell" by a 55% to 35% margin. Perhaps most importantly, no reputable or peer-reviewed study has ever shown that allowing service by openly gay personnel will compromise military effectiveness. Indeed, the militaries of some of the US's closest allies – including Britain, Canada and Israel – have successfully integrated openly gay men and women into their ranks without incident.

-The Guardian
Jan 28 2009

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

YOUTH WITHOUT COCKINESS IS NO YOUTH AT ALL

«OH, ART IS TOO HARD»

Nous sommes aujourd'hui passés de l'art du marketing avec Warhol au seul marketing de l'art avec Koons et Hirst...

«I LIKE MONEY ON THE WALL»

Forty four lots going up on February 12 will include two pieces by Jean-Michel Basquiat with presale estimates of close to $1 million apiece. In November, Basquiat's Brother Sausage was offered by Peter Brant but failed to sell; a successful Basquiat sale would indicate a clear turn in the market. On February 11, Christie's will offer 52 lots expected to generate revenues of more than $43 million. Pieces include Doig's 1993 Concrete Cabin West Side, with a presale estimate of $3.3 million to $5 million, and sent to auction by a British collector who bought it directly from Doig's studio. Francis Outred, Christie's European head of contemporary art, told Bloomberg News that the collector had considered selling it for about a year: "She was tipped over the edge by the $10.2 million paid for Doig's Reflection in New York in November. Klein and Kippenberger will also be represented at this auction...but some names will be noticeable for their absence." No Jeff Koons pieces, a perennial favorite, will be on auction, and only two by Damien Hirst will be available, one at Christies (estimate: $495,000) and one at Sotheby's ($578,000). The art market is moving past the likes of Koons and Hirst and is returning to artists who have demonstrated more longevity.

Dailyfinance
Jan 22 20

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

«MY FAVORITE THING TO BUY IS UNDERWEAR»

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

«I voted Republican this year; the Democrats left a bad taste in my mouth.»

-Monica Lewinsky

«I JUST READ EVERYTHING»

The issue we'd like the Commission on Civil Rights to investigate is: What's happening with the education of U.S. boys? Why are so few of them applying to and graduating from college? Theories and arguments abound. Some say that boys are more active and thus less able to sit still for long periods -- and as a result, more likely to be categorized as having attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder or needing special education. A 2008 study by researchers at Northwestern University found that when girls are involved in a language-related task -- such as reading -- they show more activity in areas of the brain involved in encoding language. Boys use more sensory information to do linguistic tasks. The study suggests boys might do better if they were taught language arts in different ways. Race is a factor as well. The gender gap is starker among African American and Latino students.

Los Angeles Times
Jan 25 2009

Monday, January 25, 2010

KEITH HARING MADONNA & THE PARADISE GARAGE




«I don't know what drew us to these exotic clubs-like the Fun House or Paradise Garage. Obviously it was the sexuality and the animal-like magnetism of those people getting up and dancing with such abandon. They were all so beautiful»

-Madonna.

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: JEWISH MAG: IS GAY PORN GOOD FOR THE JEWS?

Here's a first -  Michael Lucas, megawatt gay porn star and entrepreneurial owner of Lucas Entertainment, is now a travel agent, offering group trips to Israel, according to The Advocate. Why Israel, you ask?  Because Lucas says it's one of his favorite places in the world, and the trip was inspired by two movies he filmed there called Men of Isreal and Inside Isreal.

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

“To be stupid, selfish, and have good health are three requirements for happiness, though if stupidity is lacking, all is lost.”

- Gustave Flaubert

«I NEVER READ I JUST LOOK AT PICTURES«

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

Britney donates dress for Haiti

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

Adam Lambert arrives at the Screen Actors Guild Awards on Saturday in Los Angeles. (Matt Sayles/Associated Press) Adam Lambert is a year into the wild ride that began when he emerged out of the pack on American Idol last January.The guy who parlayed a runner-up finish into an album deal and a reputation for creating controversy was in Toronto on Monday to promote his album, For Your Entertainment.In an interview with CBC's Q cultural affairs show, Lambert said he is heeding some advice from Madonna about fame."She said, 'You really have to keep your eye on the prize and put your blinders up,'" Lambert said. "Don't get sidetracked by what the press is saying about you and what message boards are saying about you and this and that.... Have a goal, have a focus and just stay tuned in on that."Lambert and Madonna share a piano teacher and he wangled an introduction to her shortly after he came out as gay on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.

CBC.ca
Jan 25 2009

Sunday, January 24, 2010

«ATHELETES REALLY DO HAVE THE FAT IN THE RIGHT PLACES AND THEY'RE YOUNG IN THE RIGHT PLACES»

PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: THE REAL CLASH TO COME

The next real political, economic and social clash is not between the US and China. It's between jewish people and chinese people.

PETER BRANT

Flush with cash, Mr. Brant began collecting art in earnest, eventually buying so many Warhols that the artist asked to meet him. The two would have a somewhat complicated relationship. Mr. Brant was awed by Mr. Warhol and says he felt an instinctive urge to protect him. Mr. Warhol was impressed with Mr. Brant’s business acumen — he was the rare corporate success story in Mr. Warhol’s circle — but found him a little overzealous.“It got to the point where Andy was a little worried that Peter owned too much of his work,” says Bob Colacello, a former editor of Interview. “He would say, ‘Peter wants everything.’ Andy was a control freak, and Peter can be quite controlling, too.” Mr Brant stuck with Mr. Warhol, collecting his work through the ’70s and ’80s, when the artist was unfashionable and best known for commissioned portraits of well-heeled patrons and a cameo on “The Love Boat.”Mr. Brant’s dedication paid off. Prices for Mr. Warhol’s work have soared since his death in 1987. Mr. Brant says that over the last year, his art collection has been more lucrative than his newsprint business.

New York Times
jan 23 2009

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

WHAT DOES COCA-COLA MEAN TO YOU? -«POP»

The idea of a mega-corporation offering up one of the world's most famous trademarks - the iconic Coke bottle - as a blank canvas to native artists seems like it might have been a tough sell. But at a press conference yesterday at which representations of Coke bottles by four West Coast aboriginal artists were unveiled, Nicola Kettlitz said Coca-Cola executives didn't hesitate when the company's Olympic project team proposed the pop bottle project."It was actually a very easy idea to sell," said Mr. Kettlitz, general manager of the project team. The idea of asking aboriginal artists to create works based on the Coke bottle emerged just as the Beijing Summer Games were winding down. Coca-Cola, the longest running corporate sponsor of the Olympics with a track record that goes back to 1928, was looking for a way to make a mark in Vancouver.

-The Globe & Mail
Jan 15 20090

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: WOMAN MAG: HOW TO FAKE ORGASM LOUDER WHEN SLEEPING WITH A MAN FROM A LOWER SOCIAL CLASS THAN YOURS!

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«I NEVER READ I JUST LOOK AT PICTURES«

«OH, ART IS TOO HARD»

A multimillion-dollar supermodel, big-name giants in international art, glossy porn stars and faded TV celebrities: all get lots of love while participating in theft at White Flag Projects, a sophisticated New York-style white-box gallery near Manchester and Kingshighway. Four artists, all of whom exhibit in New York, are included in the show titled Love and Theft. In the show, each artist works with an object — a figure, an image, someone or something that he or she loves — and then appropriates (an art term for “taking or directly copying” something, usually from another artist) in order to create an entirely new art object.The result is an exhibit that is not the place to go for a nice little picture to hang over the sofa, nor a destination for that great first date nor an introductory art experience for children.

Westendworld
Jan 20 2009

I'M FUCKING YOU FOR MY HEALTH BITCH!

Men who have sex at least twice a week can almost halve their risk of heart disease, according to new research that shows men who indulge in regular lovemaking are up to 45% less likely to develop life-threatening heart conditions than men who have sex once a month or less. The results, published in the American Journal of Cardiology, showed men who made love at least twice a week were much less likely to have heart disease than those whose sexual encounters were limited to once a month or less. The study, of over 1000 men, shows sex appears to have a protective effect on the male heart. - Telegraph UK

«I JUST THINK ENTERTAINMENT IS THE BEST MESSAGE»

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

«Advertising is an environmental striptease for a world of abundance. »

-Marshall McLuhan

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: JEWISH MAG: IS GOOGLE'S RUN-IN WITH CHINA GOOD FOR THE JEWS?

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«BEAUTY IS A SIGN OF INTELLIGENCE»

Saturday, January 23, 2010

BENJAMIN LIU

«In fact Victor was in charge of finding porn stars for Warhol's serie of Torsos. That day he showed me some polaroids. Andy was pretty busy. We only exchanged a few words. My first impression of Andy was that, whatever he was talking about , whatever he said had nothing to do with what he was really thinking. He was observing you. I noticed that from our very first meeting».

Warhol TV catalogue.

«THERE SHOULD BE COURSE IN FIRST GRADE ON LOVE»

What is it about hot girls and douchebags that just doesn’t make any sense? We’ve all seen it, yet it still amazes most people that nice guys finish last and the jerk gets the girl. Here, we’ll attempt to explain this phenomenon.

They want an easy out: If you’re dating a jerk, no one is going to think you’re crazy for wanting to dump him once you’re tired of him.

They weren’t douchebags to begin with: Some douchebags are created once they start dating a hottie and think they can get away with it.

Douchebags are more passionate: Some girls date jerks because "safe" guys are more mild.

Douchebags are fun to complain about: We’ve all met her-the girl who loves drama. And dating a douchebag is sure to bring attention-inducing drama.

They don’t know what they want: Some girls date jerks because they just don’t know what they’re looking for.

Affection from a douchebag means more: If a guy is a total jerk 90% of the time, the 10% that he’s nice means a lot more, which will keep girls hanging on.

They have low expectations: Hot girls know that the majority of guys out there are douchebags, so until they’re ready to settle down, they are happy to play around with jerks for a while.

They’re on the rebound: A girl on the rebound is often looking for a man who is shallow and offers low maintenance attention, which douchebags are happy to deliver on.

Douchebags are more attractive: The douchebags who are attractive know they’re attractive, and realize that they can get away with being a jerk.

Women like mystery: Douchebags, with their spotty affection, offer a certain degree of mystery that girls love.

They’re douchebags, too: Girls can be douchebags, too, and douchebag girls tend to like douchebag guys.

www.100bestdatingsites.com

«I NEVER READ I JUST LOOK AT PICTURES«

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: WOMAN MAG: HOT GUY IN THE NEXT CAR? HOW TO ATTRACT HIM BY DOING STRIPPER'S MOVES ON THE NEXT TRAFFIC LIGHTS POLE!

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

Q-Tell us a secret.

A- «In real life, I'm not an asshole.»

Perez Hilton

The Guardian
Jan 23 2009

Friday, January 22, 2010

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

THE BEAUTY OBSESSION

«Love is the beauty of the soul»

-St Augustine

«THERE SHOULD BE COURSE IN FIRST GRADE ON LOVE»

Over Christmas, Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins announced they were splitting after 23 years together. They were the poster couple for love across the age divide, the ones we were relying on to prove compatibility triumphs over trifling details such as a 12-year age gap. But the truth is, love did triumph, right up until the point where age was always going to become an overwhelming issue. Sarandon is 63 and Robbins is 51. When she was 40 and he was 28, her relative maturity will have looked like a bonus to him (twice as sexy) and his relative youth will have suited her. But that’s because 40 and 28 are still in the same country, and now Sarandon has crossed over the border, leaving Robbins on the other side.

Times Online
Jan 15 2009

«I LIKE EVERYBODY'S ART»

Artwork by Robert Motherwell

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

Earlier this month, she (Heidi Montag) released an unsurprisingly lackluster album with the poetically appropriate name "Superficial" and started filming a new season of her heavily scripted series "The Hills," all to the yawns of millions. Perhaps fearing that the dawn of a new decade might signal an end to our fascination with watching shallow people do questionable things, the 23-year-old then took to the cover of People magazine last week to show off her multiple cosmetic procedures -- including a horrifying 10 in one day: a brow minilift, nose-job revision, fat injections in cheeks and lips, chin reduction, neck liposuction, ear pinning, breast augmentation revision, liposuction, buttocks augmentation and a little Botox thrown in. In a grand gesture of stating the obvious, she confessed that the reason she put herself through enough work to look like she'd gone through a car window was that she's "beyond obsessed" with self-improvement. Then, just in case that didn't get our attention, the sculpted,  pneumatically hootered blonde appeared on "Good Morning America" to tell us, in her Tin-Man-before-the oil-can-stiff-faced way, that "My main message is that 'beauty is really within.'"

-Salon
Jan 22 2009

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

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

-Candy Darling

Thursday, January 21, 2010

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

À LA VALERIE SOLANAS: WOMYN STUDIES: HOW THE DEFEAT OF MARTHA COAKLEY IN MASSACHUSETTS WAS CAUSED BY INTERNALIZED EFFEMINOPHOBIA OF MYN EVERYWHERE!

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«ATHLETES ARE GOING TO BE THE NEW MEDIA STARS»

PARIS— Jean Paul Gaultier came out swinging Thursday with a boxing-inspired fall-winter 2010-2011 menswear collection that swapped the runway for a ring and saw bloody-faced models trade punches in front of the cameras. The fashion heavyweight infused the wardrobe of silk robe trenches, leather muscle tank tops and slinky boxing leggings with a fighting spirit. Turtlenecks emblazoned with anatomical muscle prints were paired with low-crotched leggings and a snappy suit made out sweat-pant fabric looked like what Rocky would wear to a black tie event. Gaultier — who gave the world Madonna’s conical bra — continued to borrow from ladies’ closets, sending out feminine pieces like skirts and sheer sparkly shirts.
Known for squeezing the last drop out of a theme, Gaultier beat this one to a bloody pulp: Fight-ready boxing gloves in red leather became a must-have accessory, as did face-saving masks, lace-up leather shoes, towels — worn like scarves over 1930s-era suits — and extra-wide belts embossed with Gaultier’s logo that were worthy of a champion. As the male models, including several ultra-beefy mannequins who appeared to be real boxers, strutted their sporty stuff, two women in short shorts and pointy satin bras fought it out in a ring that stood in the place of the runway. It’s about combat, combating boredom, combatting the reigning depressive state,” said Gaultier, who sported a nasty-looking shiner, a split lip and rivulets of fake blood tricking from his temple.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

«I JUST THINK ENTERTAINMENT IS THE BEST MESSAGE»

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: JEWISH MAG: IS AFFIRMATIVE ACTION GOOD FOR THE JEWS?

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«I LIKE MONEY ON THE WALL»

Old Master sales are driven far more by supply than by demand. Artists who lived centuries ago are not going to produce any more work. Museums rarely sell their holdings and almost never let go of top-quality pieces. So the Old Master market is fed largely by private collectors. When markets are riding high, some can be persuaded to sell. But when times are rough, why not sit and wait? After all, Old Masters tend to be long-term holdings, handed down from generation to generation—what difference can it make to wait another year? Prices might go up.

-The Economist
Jan 20 2009

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

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: CELEB MAG: SEX STARVED ANGELINA THREATENS BRAD:« I WANT A THREESOME WITH TIGER WOODS OR I DUMP YOU»

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WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

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

-Mae West

YOUTH WITHOUT COCKINESS IS NO YOUTH AT ALL

PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: GAY MEN

Amazing the number of dumb, stupid, ignorant faggots overestimating themselves these days..

Monday, January 18, 2010

«ART IS WHAT YOU CAN GET AWAY WITH»

Jeffrey Deitch has drawn comparisons to P.T. Barnum and Andy Warhol during his 30-year stint as a New York art dealer and provocateur. There was, for example, the show in which a Ukrainian-born artist lived like a dog for a few days in his gallery. And the one that re-created an urban street, complete with check-cashing stores and overturned trucks. And another that crammed 2,000 shredded phone books into his SoHo exhibition space. Now he's been named to run L.A.'s renowned Museum of Contemporary Art.

-Los Angeles Times
Jan 18 2009

«I NEVER READ I JUST LOOK AT PICTURES«

«MORE THAN ANYTHING PEOPLE JUST WANT STARS»

It is a good thing that poets can become famous in these modern media times. This points up a much ignored positive side of so called "celebrity culture" (which I would prefer to think of as "fame culture", "celebrity" being a slightly different thing). It is easy to forget that many very talented individuals who would have otherwise been condemned to poverty-ridden obscurity have also been caught up in this fame net, alongside the nonentities and mass-marketed talents.Poets such as Duffy and Simon Armitage, artists such as Grayson Perry and Rachel Whiteread, even talented classical performers Katherine Jenkins and Evelyn Glennie, all of whom would once have been condemned to popular obscurity, however privately admired, now get sufficient attention to help maintain a career or in some cases, even amass wealth.

The Independent
Jan 17 2009

«THERE SHOULD BE COURSE IN FIRST GRADE ON LOVE»

Women who want to attract a man's attention shouldn't wear perfume, new research suggests. Florida State University psychological scientists Saul L. Miller and Jon K. Maner found that male testosterone levels are influenced by natural odors emitted by females, particularly during ovulation, which is when women are most fertile.In the study, women wore T-shirts for three nights during various phases of their menstrual cycles. Male study participants smelled either the T-shirts worn by the women, or T-shirts that hadn't been worn by anyone. To check testosterone levels, the researchers collected saliva samples before and after the men smelled the T-shirts. Miller and Maner found that men who smelled T-shirts worn by women during ovulation had higher levels of testosterone than those who smelled shirts worn by non-ovulating women or men who smelled the unworn shirts. When asked to rate the odors of the shirts, men said those worn by ovulating women were the most pleasant. The researchers said their findings, released online in advance of publication in an upcoming print issue of the journal Psychological Science, are the first to suggest that men's testosterone levels may be affected by natural odors that indicate a woman is fertile. This biological response may trigger mating-related behaviors by males, the study authors concluded.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

«ATHELETES REALLY DO HAVE THE FAT IN THE RIGHT PLACES AND THEY'RE YOUNG IN THE RIGHT PLACES»

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

Lady Gaga cancels shows due to exhaustion.

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«PEOPLE NEED TO BE MADE MORE AWARE OF THE NEED TO WORK AT LEANING HOW TO LIVE BECAUSE LIFE IS SO QUICK AND SOMETIMES IT GOES AWAY TOO QUICKLY»

What do people say when they’re asked what makes them happy? Family and friends tend to rank high, as do religion, career and health. But studies have yielded conflicting results, particularly about how much marriage and faith contribute to happiness. Although a 2000 study by Diener of more than 59,000 people in 42 countries concluded that there is a positive correlation between marriage and life satisfaction across cultures, more recent studies have challenged this idea. In 2003, Richard Lucas of Michigan State University published research showing that people report being happier only at the beginning of a marriage; after five years they tend to return to their previous level of happiness. As for religion, studies have demonstrated a link between religiosity and happiness, though researchers say the social-support and community aspects of attending religious services are probably more important than belief in a higher being.

University of Toronto magazine
Jan 2010

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

POP LIFE AND THE RICHARD PRINCE CONTROVERSY

In a much-publicized move, the curators took a suggestion from Scotland Yard and removed a work by American artist Richard Prince, which was a re-working of an image of Brooke Shields taken when she was 10.The fact that Prince "borrowed" from an existing image by another photographer, who was commissioned by Shields' mother for publicity purposes, then re-worked it to create a specific response from someone looking at it, was the whole point of the piece. But bloggers went nuts, labelling Prince a pornographer and pedophile. What this says about public controversy is beautifully explored in the exhibition: We're immune to magazine ads that feature oily, naked, underage models, and Hollywood uses sex to sell tickets. But throw an image of a naked babe or an erect penis onto a wall in a national museum, and everyone gets sweaty and wants to call the cops.

National Post
Jan 15 2009

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: THE FUTURE OF CELEB MAG AD: ANGELINA COLLAPSE AGAIN! VENGEFUL JEN RUSH IN AND STEAL HER HOT NEW (AD SPACE) BAG & SHOES!

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

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

Madonna donates $250 000 to help Haiti quake victims.

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«I JUST READ EVERYTHING»

Camille Paglia has written that gay men are much livelier company than lesbians, whom she associates with “resentment or ideology.” Do you agree that lesbians suffer from a paucity of wit?

Well, those who drank the Kool-Aid in the ’70s in the heyday of lesbian separatism — a lot of them have ended up in the academic world as historians or sociologists. And so there is a kind of earnest and stylistically impaired lesbian who is still in existence, like a stegosaurus.

Whom do you consider funny?

Ellen DeGeneres is pretty funny, as are Wanda Sykes, Lily Tomlin and Rachel Maddow. Gertrude Stein was hilariously funny. Claims about the dourness of lesbianism have been overstated.

What are the latest trends in academia? Is poststructuralist theory dead yet?

Well, it carries on in its zombielike, jargon-ridden way here and there. But it’s on the wane. The smartest literary scholars right now are interested in evolutionary psychology and brain science — how we may be hard-wired for fiction-making, aesthetic appreciation and the like.

New York Times
Jan 15 2009

«I JUST THINK ENTERTAINMENT IS THE BEST MESSAGE»

Saturday, January 16, 2010

THE ANDY WARHOL'S DIARIES

The most obvious precursor of our present hypochondriac culture was Andy Warhol, who lived most of his life in a state of anxiety regarding the ailments and imperfections of his "bad body." The artist's diaries record an array of obsessions, including acne, baldness, weight loss, weight gain, aging, cancer, AIDS and brain tumors.Warhol seems to predict the fate of the figure that best exemplifies the hypochondria at the heart of contemporary celebrity.

-Wall Street Journal
Jan 15 2009

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

Simon Fuller and Perez Hilton to create next Boy Band.

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«ATHLETES ARE GOING TO BE THE NEW MEDIA STARS»

Christiano Ronaldo for Armani

PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: RICH VERSUS POOR

Poor people think how they feel affect what they can do. Rich people think what they're doing affect how they can feel.

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: WOMAN MAG : LOOK YOUR BEST ALL THE TIME :HOW TO TOSS YOUR HAIR WITH STYLE WHEN OPENING YOUR DOOR TO THE FORECLOSURE AGENT!

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Friday, January 15, 2010

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

PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY:YOUTH

To remain young is to still have the dreams of your youth intact.

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

Lindsay Lohan parties with Jersey Shore cast.

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«I LIKE EVERYBODY'S ART»

Artwork by Keith Haring & Herb Ritts

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE A SHREWD BUSINESSMAN WILL LAUNCH A NEW RESTAURANT CHAIN CALLED «GOOD CHOLESTEROL»

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THE ARTISTIC RECOGNITION QUESTION

«I mean an artist wants world recognition. He wants to make an impression on the world. He doesn't just want a small, sophisticated, elitist group of people appreciating his work. The point of it all is that everybody is out there reaching for the stars but only some of us get there»

-Madonna.

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

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: JEWISH MAG: IS THE NEW SOLAR SYSTEM GOOD FOR THE JEWS?

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Thursday, January 14, 2010

PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: SEX

To be gay is to have the possibility of a sex life like Jack Nicholson or Tiger Woods without their fame or money...

«I LOVE ALL MUSIC. CLASSICAL, COUNTRY, OPERA, EVERYTHING»

«THERE SHOULD BE COURSE IN FIRST GRADE ON LOVE»

"On average, same-sex couples and heterosexual couples are indistinguishable," said Peplau, a UCLA professor of social psychology called by attorneys for two same-sex couples who are trying to overturn Proposition 8, the 2008 voter initiative that reinstated a state ban on same-sex marriage. Peplau cited a survey of Californians in which 61% of lesbian respondents said they were living with a partner compared with 46% of gay men and 62% of heterosexuals.Homosexual couples tend to have shorter relationships than married couples, she said, but so do unmarried cohabiting heterosexuals. Under cross-examination, Peplau acknowledged that gay men value monogamy less than lesbians and heterosexuals of both genders.
Among heterosexuals and lesbians, "monogamy correlated for relationship satisfaction," Peplau said during the trial's third day. But "for gay men there is no association between sexual exclusivity and the satisfaction of their relationship."

Los Angeles Times
Jan 14 2009

THE BEAUTY OBSESSION

«I have no fear of being less beautiful, I've always been afraid of not being beautiful. »

-Isabelle Adjani

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

YOUTH WITHOUT COCKINESS IS NO YOUTH AT ALL

THE BIG BANKS EXPLAINED: FROM ANDY WARHOL TO BILL MAHER

A meeting about financing our new building. You can realy see how these big banks are spending all the money. About thirty executives were seating with us-Fred and Vincent met me there-and for each one there was a black waiter. And the banks buys all this cheap art like it's from a drugstore or something , and they put a plaque in. I don't know maybe this will be the art to collect , who knows, but God...And they put stairways going from one floor to the next as if you're getting married. Those kind of stairways.

The Andy Warhol Diaries
Feb 2 1983


They took our money... but kept on with all the greedy, abusive, ruthless, and cold-blooded practices that have earned them untold billions of dollars a year -- year after year after year. Things like charging you outrageous fees for anything and everything, jacking up your credit card interest rate to 30 percent for being late on one payment (it's a good thing sodomy is legal!), and refusing to renegotiate your mortgage after the housing bubble they helped create burst.These big banks, deemed "Too Big To Fail" by our Wall Street-friendly leaders in Washington, are convinced that they can get away with anything -- because they always have.

Bill Maher
Jan 13 2009

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: JEWISH MAG: IS CHINA BECOMING THE NEXT NUMBER ONE SUPERPOWER GOOD FOR THE JEWS?

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«I NEVER READ I JUST LOOK AT PICTURES«

PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: ART

Buying art is as fun as doing art. But doing art is more fun than talking art.

«I LIKE MONEY ON THE WALL»

In the Impressionist and modern arena, 2009 was a decidedly less chaotic than for its younger sibling, largely because of its more conservative nature and the killer single-owner sale of the brand-name tastemaker Yves Saint Laurent in Paris at Christie’s (in association with Pierre Bergé & Associés). This one-off extravaganza, complete with the piped-in, ear-deafening sounds of Maria Callas, a fervent Saint Laurent superstar client, showed the world that people were still willing to pay crazy prices for art, circumstances allowing. Records dropped like Damien Hirst flies under the soaring glass-and-iron architecture of the Grand Palais, with numbers like €35,905,000 ($46,457,480 (est. €12–18 million) for the beautifully decorative Henri Matisse still life Les coucous, tapis blue et rose (1911), €29,185,000 ($37,762,472; est. €15–20 million) for Constantin Brancusi’s tribal-art-like Madame L.R. (Portrait de Mme L.R.) from 1914–17, and €21,569,000 ($27,908,129; est. €7–10 million for Piet Mondrian’s Composition avec bleu, rouge, jaune et noir (1922).Rare objets also shot heavenwards, such as Marcel Duchamp’s one-off talisman Belle haleine-Eau de violette from 1921, which sold for €8,913,000 ($11,532,531; est. €1–1.5 million). And it wasn’t just Yves Saint Laurent that buoyed and comfortably anchored the Impressionist & Modern ship; other sales here and there also burnished that category’s blue-chip veneer. Earlier in February, Edgar Degas’s 1922 but posthumously cast bronze Petite Danseuse de Quartorze Ans sold at Sotheby’s London for £13,257,250 ($18,823,969; est. £9–12 million). The dancer, which had last sold at the same house in February 2004 for £5

Art Info
Dec 30 2009

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

«I ALWAYS TRY TO MAKE THE PERSON LOOK GOOD»


Photo by Rick Day

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

Perez Hilton says he's like the Mother Theresa of gossip.

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«I BELIEVE IN TELEVISION. IT'S GOING TO TAKE OVER FROM THE MOVIES»

Jersey Shore is based on the durable formula of MTV's archetypal reality show, The Real World: several young, preferably maladjusted people are put up in a house and filmed incessantly as they waste each other's time, and ours. The genius of the Jersey Shore update is to do away with The Real World's halfhearted nods to diversity and focus unapologetically on a narrow slice of humanity meant to yield maximum vulgarity and slapstick. The featured "subculture" - as MTV generously calls it - comprises a carefully toned, extravagantly gelled, and carcinogenically tanned bunch recreating in the distinctly unscenic Shore town of Seaside Heights. Besides intoxication and unplanned parenthood, the cast seems constantly on the verge of violence. One member, "Snooki," has taken a blow to the face on camera - twice. Snooki is small and female, by the way, and not the only housemate known by an enigmatic nickname; others include "J-WOWW" and "The Situation."

Philadelphia Inquirer
Jan 12 2009

Monday, January 11, 2010

THE WARHOL ATTITUDE: SO BAD IT'S GOOD

A MUST READ FOR EVERYBODY!

Facebook and Twitter are, of course, increasingly trying to prove that they can be real, self-sustaining businesses with meaningful revenues, and maybe even consistently positive cash flow. Good for them! But what about the rest of us -- the great unwashed masses of social-media addicts? What are we getting out of the deal? Before we get too far into this new decade, let's pull back a second and ask: Are we all just toiling mightily to make a bunch of rich nerds (Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and his employees and investors, Twitter's Biz Stone and Evan Williams and their employees and investors) richer, while we impoverish ourselves?

I'm not trying to be melodramatic here. For one thing, both Twitter and Facebook are demonstrably robbing us of our privacy -- and the sole ownership of our own thoughts, emotions, personal expressions, etc. (Or, rather, we're sitting back and allowing the theft to occur.) Last September in a column titled "Twitter: A Vampire That Can Legally Suck the Life Out of You," I wrote that Twitter had made little-noticed changes to its TOS (Terms of Service) that give it the right to do whatever it wants with your tweets. Though you "retain your rights to any Content you submit, post or display on or through the Services," that's merely a technicality, because if you use Twitter you're automatically giving it "a worldwide, nonexclusive, royalty-free license (with the right to sublicense) to use, copy, reproduce, process, adapt, modify, publish, transmit, display and distribute such Content in any and all media or distribution methods (now known or later developed)." And sure enough, after my column was published, Twitter ended up doing deals to license its data stream -- your and my tweets -- to Google and Bing for their search engines. Meanwhile, Facebook got all sneaky with its TOS at the end of the year. If you haven't yet read Ryan Tate's Dec. 14 Valleywag post titled "Facebook's Great Betrayal," it's a great place to start to understand how Facebook suddenly changed its business relationship with you. "Facebook's privacy pullback isn't just outrageous," Tate begins, "it's a landmark turning point for the social network. ... The company has, in short, turned evil." But privacy isn't all we're giving away.As of this writing, Twitter has just 156 employees. Facebook currently says it has "1,000+" employees -- a shockingly tiny work force for a site with 350 million active users. Neither company needs a lot of warm bodies because you and I are doing most of the work: perpetually creating and uploading vast amounts of fresh content that Twitter and Facebook can do with as they please.

AdAge
Jan 11 2009

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: BUSINESS MAG: WORLD NUCEAR CONFLICT IMMINENT! HOW TO MAKE SURE YOUR STOCKS SURGE!

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«I THINK AMERICAN WOMEN ARE ALL SO BEAUTIFUL, I LIKE THE WAY THEY LOOK, THEY'RE TERRIFIC»

THE BEAUTY OBSESSION

Beauty of whatever kind, in its supreme development, invariably excites the sensitive soul to tears»

-Edgar Allen Poe

ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE & PATTI SMITH

Although "Just Kids" is (Patti) Smith's tribute to Mapplethorpe, she's the more arresting character of the pair. The child of aspiring middle-class Catholics, Mapplethorpe was an understandable tangle of ambivalence and self-doubt, craving wealth and entree into "high society" but equally driven to violate propriety with his sexually explicit and homoerotic photographs. He dragged Smith to in-spots like Max's Kansas City, hoping to encounter his own idol, Andy Warhol, and, once he began to make a name for himself as an artist, to tony dinner parties where they rubbed elbows with the likes of Bianca Jagger. Smith had no interest in Warhol ("His work reflected a culture I wanted to avoid") and embarrassed Mapplethorpe with her table manners, but she went along for his sake, and often made friends in the unlikeliest places.Sex remains something of a mystery in this story; Smith and Mapplethorpe were lovers and lived together off and on for several years even as he came to accept his attraction to men. Smith mostly skirts the topic of their physical relationship, making fleeting references to "intimacy" and "passion." She admits that at first she "knew nothing of the reality of homosexuality" and thought that she had failed to "save him" from it.

Laura Miller
Salon
Jan 11 2009

«BEAUTY IS A SIGN OF INTELLIGENCE»

Sunday, January 10, 2010

THE JEWISH ART OF RECOGNIZING ARTISTIC TALENT FIRST

«The day I met Keith Haring at his studio I went back to my office at Columbus Circle and I invited the entire staff of sixty people into my office. I held up the works I had just purchased and said: this artist is twenty three years old. His name is Keith Haring and he's a genius. If you can do it go out and buy yourself one of his paintings. if not just keep him in mind»

-Henry Geldzahler.

À LA VALERIE SOLANAS: WOMYN STUDIES:WHY BISEXUAL WIMMIN SLEEPING WITH ENEMY PERPETUATE PATRIARCHY BY SWALLOWING SEMYN!

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«CHURCH IS A FUN PLACE TO GO»

PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: ART

Every great art comes from a religious impulse. Sublimated or not.

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

«Even if it were proven that God didn't exist religion would still be saintly and divine»

-Baudelaire

Saturday, January 09, 2010

YOUTH WITHOUT COCKINESS IS NO YOUTH AT ALL

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: CELEB MAG:TIGER WOODS HIDING IN SADDAM HUSSEIN'S FORMER HIDING HOLE IN IRAQ!

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À LA VALERIE SOLANAS: WOMYN STUDIES: HOW MYNSTRUATION IS A SOCIAL CONSRUCT CREATED BY MYN AGAINST WIMMIN!

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

PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: GOOD MANNERS

Whoever doesn't have the face and body of a 20 year old Armani Model should excuse himself by his big dick if under 30, by his wit and intelligence if between 30 and 50, by his celebrity if between 50 and 70, and by his money if over 70...

MADONNA ON KEITH HARING

«Another thing we have in common-and this happened quite early-was the envy and hostility coming from a lot of people who wanted us to stay small. Because we both became very commercial and started making a lot of money, people eliminated us from the realm of being artists»

-Madonna

Keith Haring
Musée d'Art Contemporain de Lyon
Éditions SKIRA

«I LOVE ALL MUSIC. CLASSICAL, COUNTRY, OPERA, EVERYTHING»

PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: LOVE

Most straight women want a nice guy during the day and an arrogant douchebag to fuck and dominate them at night
Most straight guys want a nice and decent girl during the day and a nasty bitch to fuck hard and put in her place at night.
Most gay men wants nobody during the day, and a young masculine cocky 25 y.o guy at night.
Lesbians want others lesbians to talk about what lesbians want.

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: CELEB MAG: TIGER WOODS HIDING AT THE TRUMP TOWER! HOT BABES RUSH TO 5th AVENUE FLASING THEIR TITS IN FRONT OF THE BUILDING!

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YOUTH WITHOUT COCKINESS IS NO YOUTH AT ALL

À LA VALERIE SOLANAS: WOMYN STUDIES:HOW TO BE BLIND TO THE FACT YOU'RE USING TECHNO TOOLS ALL CREATED BY MYN WHEN WRITING YOUR NEXT LESBIAN MYNIFESTO!

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PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: ART

The long lasting influence of Warhol today is not because he said making money was art and daily object were great. It's because he said making money was art and daily objects were great WHILE BEING IN OPPOSITION to abstract expressionism. The artist that will make a long lasting impact in the first part of the 21st century is not known yet. Everything is always about the historical place of the artist in global art history....

«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»

I'm sure that many of you, like me, are unsettled by the news that actor Warren Beatty has apparently slept with more than 12,000 women.According to a new biography by Peter Biskind titled Star: How Warren Beatty Seduced America, the 72-year-old Hollywood celebrity has slept with "12,775 women, give or take, a figure that does not include daytime quickies, drive-bys, casual gropings, stolen kisses and so on."

Toronto Sun
jan 9 2010

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

«When the sun comes up, I have morals again»

-Elizabeth Taylor

Friday, January 08, 2010

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

PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: MEN UPDATED

Gay mag: Why are all good men either straight or taken?

Thursday, January 07, 2010

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: JEWISH MAG: IS THE GROWING NUMBER OF WOMEN CEO'S GOOD FOR THE JEWS?

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Wednesday, January 06, 2010

«I LIKE NEW BUILDINGS GOING UP»

«I BELIEVE MEDIA IS ART»

The audience for the arts is declining, according to a recent study by the U.S. National Endowment for the Arts. Attendance at live performances, museums and galleries dropped 15 per cent between 2002 and 2008, and the downward trend holds for all age groups and most educational levels. The predictable reaction: calls for enriched arts funding. However, the fact is that the arts are doing better than ever, as new technologies secure them a place at the heart of everyday life. Art and technology are ancient partners. Our ancestors created an amazing new technology more than 40,000 years ago when they first drilled holes in hollow bones to sound musical intervals. Manufactured oil paints in tubes freed 19th-century painters to take their easels outside and seize upon natural light and colour, giving us Impressionism. Without the elevator, there would be no skyscrapers and no modern city architecture – who wants to climb 89 flights of stairs?

The Globe & Mail
Jan 4 2010

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: À LA VALÉRIE SOLANAS: WHY HIRING GAY WHITE MYN IS STILL A PATRIARCHAL PLOT AGAINST LESBIAN AND WIMMIN OF COLOR. EVERYWHERE!

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

«I BELIEVE IN TELEVISION. IT'S GOING TO TAKE OVER FROM THE MOVIES»

In this decade, television triumphed. As other branches of the popular media and culture sank, splintered or sagged, TV got better and better. The explosion of powerful U.S. cable drama – from The Sopranos (1999-2007) to Mad Men (since 2007) – proved that TV is the only area of arts and entertainment to improve artistically beyond measure. The 10- to 13-hour cable drama is now of such storytelling assuredness and narrative nuance that it has surpassed film and, arguably, the novel, in terms of cultural impact and resonance.

The Globe & Mail
Dec 15 2009

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

Madonna to fuse Hip Hop and Rock in her next album.

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«I'M SO SPOILED FROM GOING AROUND WITH NINETEEN YEAR OLDS»

PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: FETISH

Each dumb frat guy look and attitude a straight girl hates about her douchebag boyfriend is a fetish in a gay male nude dancers bar.

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: WOMAN'S HOME DECOR MAG:GET SEXY WALLS, FLIRTY TILES AND MEN FRIENDLY COUCH !

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Tuesday, January 05, 2010

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

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

«There are only two kinds of people who are really fascinating - people who know absolutely everything, and people who know absolutely nothing.»

-Oscar Wilde

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: JEWISH MAG: IS GOOGLE'S NEW PHONE GOOD FOR THE JEWS?

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«I LOVE ALL MUSIC. CLASSICAL, COUNTRY, OPERA, EVERYTHING»

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: WOMAN MAG: HEIRESS SEX: HOW TO STILL LOOK LIKE A PROPER LADY WHEN TAKING BOTH YOUR POOL BOY AND GARDENER'S COCKS IN YOUR MOUTH

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PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: ECONOMY

A country that find acceptable to have people becoming «working poor» will never build a strong long lasting economy.

Monday, January 04, 2010

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

«I JUST READ EVERYTHING»

When I ask (Edmund) White how he has come to mine his own life in different forms, he says that fiction and non-fiction offer different contracts with the reader. "In a memoir, your main contract with the reader is to tell the truth, no matter how bizarre. In a novel, I think you have a contract with the reader to make the character representative – of a moment in history, a social class… for instance, I wanted to make the boy in A Boy's Own Story more like other gay men of my generation in their youth and not like me. I was very precocious, both sexually and intellectually. I mean, I'd had sex with a couple of hundred people by the time I was 16. I was an obsessive-compulsive sex maniac. But I didn't put that in because I thought: that's so freaky. There would only be two other people in the world who would identify with me."In a memoir, no such difficulty. White is fearless in his relaying of carnal details and omnivorous in his reading habits. He tells you about the "trick towel" he used to put under his pillow for wiping up after his one-night stands ("one man or 10"), about how he dated his clap doctor, and almost as much about his platonic communions with Tolstoy and Donald Barthelme. His career, as Alan Hollinghurst put it, has been "dedicated to sexual truth-telling".

The Guardian
Jan 3 2010

«OH, ART IS TOO HARD»

This fall almost all the works on view at the national Gallery of Art came from its permanent collection. That puts the institution on the leading edge of one of the decade's most beneficial trends: Museums have slowly been heading away from mega-shows and back toward the mega-art they already own and used to focus on. In the days when the Louvre and Prado did no more than put their art on view, they were hardly broken institutions. With that in mind, some of the world's greatest museums are ever so slowly retraining their visitors to replace the question "What's on?" with "What should I look at?"

Washington Post
Dec 27 2009

YOUTH WITHOUT COCKINESS IS NO YOUTH AT ALL

PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: STEREOTYPES

Every time somebody denonce a stereotype applied to a certain group, the effect is just to reinforce the pressure to be conform to that very same stereotype among this group.

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

Kate Hudson dumped Alex Rodriguez because he's still obsessed with Madonna.

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«THE WORLD FASCINATES ME»

PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: CULTURE

Culture without a rigorous study of history of religions is useless.

Sunday, January 03, 2010

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: WOMAN MAG: NEW HOT NAKED CRAWLING MOVES FOR 2010! TRY THEM TONIGHT AND GET A MAN!

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OH MY....!

Photo by Patrick Mettraux

PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: YOUNG PEOPLE

To be young is to still don't understand the difference between sexy cockiness and total turn off arrogance. To be old is to not remember any of both.

À LA VALERIE SOLANAS: GENDER STUDIES: HOW GAY PORN CONTRIBUTES TO THE PATRIARCHAL ORDER BY MAKING WIMMIN INVISIBLE IN THE MEDIA!

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«MY FAVORITE THING TO BUY IS UNDERWEAR»

PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: GAY BARS

What the description of gay bars really means:

«Energetic and diverse crowd": young skinny fags with their fat fag hags friends

«The new place to see and be seen": Bare chested fags wearing baseball caps, mostly in their 30's.

« For men who love men» : the place is 90% over 40 y.o

«Very casual ambiance» : they're all over 60.

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

Paris Hilton sued for copying shoe design.

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«I LIKE EVERYBODY'S ART»

Artwork by Hans Hoffman

«I JUST READ EVERYTHING»

"This will be a great decade," said Bill Maher at midnight on New Year's Eve as we were toasting the arrival of 2010 at a friend's party. Then, with a wry grin, he added "...for China." We laughed but I was immediately reminded of a fascinating article by Michael Wines I'd just read in the New York Times. It lays out how China is spending billions of dollars in Afghanistan securing raw materials for its voracious economy while America is spending hundreds of billions in Afghanistan fighting an unnecessary war of choice... even as the fight against terrorism has moved on. So China is mining copper and coal in Afghanistan -- and earning tremendous goodwill -- and we are squandering our young, our treasure, and any goodwill we had. Meanwhile, 1,700 miles away, al-Qaeda is training terrorists in Yemen to attack America.

-Arianna Huffington
Jan 3 2010

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

«Love is a reciprocal torture»

-Marcel Proust.

Saturday, January 02, 2010

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

BEING A CELEBRITY

«The thing is, if you're a celebrity yourself, everybody expects you to know to know all the great people, and you don't want to let them down. I've met 80% of the people you would think I've met, and the other 20% I'm dying to meet».

-Andy Warhol
America

SELF-DEPRECATING

«Andy was self-deprecating even if he was very aware of his own vision. His work came as a huge shock. He took a lot of risks. He was a revolutionary».

-John Giorvo
Warhol TV

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

À LA VALERIE SOLANAS: WOMYN STUDIES : WHY THE GENDER TEST FOR 800 METERS-RUNNER CASTER SEMENYA WAS A PLOT AGAINST ALL WIMMIN OF COLOR...EVERYWHERE!

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Friday, January 01, 2010

«OH, ART IS TOO HARD»

Knowing how to "read" images is a crucial skill in this media age, but the style of cultural analysis currently prevalent in universities is, in my view, counterproductive in its anti-media bias and intrusive social agenda. It teaches students suspicion and paranoia and, with its abstract European terminology, does not offer an authentic anthropology of the North American media environment in which they came to consciousness. Post-structuralism and postmodernism do not understand magic or mystique, which are intrinsic to art and imagination. It is no coincidence that since postmodernist terminology seeped into the art world in the 1980s, the fine arts have receded as a major cultural force. Creative energy is flowing instead into animation, video games, and cyber-tech, where the young are pioneers. Character-driven feature films, on the other hand, have steadily fallen in quality since the early nineties, partly because of Hollywood's increasing use of computer graphics imaging (CGI) and special effects, advanced technology that threatens to displace the live performing arts.Computer enhancement has spread to still photography in advertisements, fashion pictorials, and magazine covers, where the human figure and face are subtly elongated or remodeled at will. Caricature is our ruling mode. In the last decade in the us, there has also been a relentless speeding up of editing techniques, using flashing, even blinding, strobe-like effects that make it impossible for the eye to linger over any image or even to fully absorb it. There has been a reduction of spatial depth in image-making: one can no longer "read" distance in digitally enhanced or holographic films, where detail has a uniform, lapidary quality rather than the misty atmospherics of receding planes, so familiar to us from post-Renaissance art based on observation of nature. Movies have followed the TV model in neglecting background, the sophisticated craft of mise-en-scène. Distorting lenses and camera angles producing warped, tunnel-like effects (as in Mannerism or Expressionism) deny the premise of habitable human space. Subtlety and variety in color tones have been lost: historical stories are routinely steeped in all-purpose sepia, while serious dramas and science-fiction films are often given a flat, muted, shadowless light, as if mankind has fled underground.

Camille Paglia
The Magic of Images

«I NEVER READ I JUST LOOK AT PICTURES«

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: JEWISH MAG: IS THE DECLINE OF CHRISTIANITY IN THE WESTERN WORLD GOOD FOR THE JEWS?

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WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

«Living is more a question of what one spends than what one makes»

-Marcel Duchamp

BONNE ANNÉE 2010 À TOUS!

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