Saturday, February 27, 2010

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

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

«Being right half the time beats being half-right all the time. »

-Malcom Forbes

«I JUST READ EVERYTHING»

Now, I haven't commented on Tiger Woods much because, well, he's just a golfer and it took me this long to give a shit. But all this talk about sex addiction now - please - sex addiction is just something Dr. Drew made up because he had no other way to explain Andy Dick. And that's not just me saying that - it's also the American Psychiatric Association, which does not list sex addiction in its manual; it does not regard it as a real psychological syndrome, like delirium or bipolar disorder or any of the other things Glenn Beck suffers from. You want to know the surest way that you can spot a "sex addict?" He's got a penis. That's why Tiger was having sex with more women than even a black celebrity needs to have sex with, and thereby threatening to unbalance the delicate ecosystem of playas and ho's

Bill Maher

Friday, February 26, 2010

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

PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: RICH VS POOR

Poor people fuck old people and buy cheap new things. Rich people fuck young people and buy expensive old things...

Thursday, February 25, 2010

JEFF KOONS

Mr. Koons has collected since the beginning of his life as a professional artist, even before he could afford to pay for work. In the late 1970s, working in Chicago as a studio assistant for the painter Ed Paschke — working so hard to impress him, he said, that his fingers sometimes bled as he was stretching canvas — he traded a drawing for a Paschke print, which still hangs in his home. By the late 1980s, as his star and his bank balance rose precipitously, he began to collect high-end work by artists he loved, like Lichtenstein, but he was forced to sell a lot of it during an acrimonious divorce and custody battle with his first wife, the Italian porn star and politician Ilona Staller. Those troubles, overlapping with a treacherous period in the late 1990s in which he and his backers almost bankrupted themselves trying to create elaborate stainless-steel sculptures, forced him to stop collecting altogether for a while

New York Times
Feb 25 2010

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

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

«Catherine wanted to go to Cowboys. It's so great in there, a black hole with all boy beauties and all available»

The Andy Warhol Diaries
Dec 21 1978

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

Qi Baishi, who was born to peasants and has received no formal artistic training, made $70m in sales in 2009.The only artists to earn more were Pablo Picasso and Andy Warhol, whose works raised more than $220 million (£143 million) in sales between them, the Times reports. While still relatively unknown outside China, Qi is a household name in his home country.
The artist, who died in 1957, is so well loved because his work is original and striking, and - because he was so prolific - it is in plentiful supply. He is best known for his pictures of mice, birds and shrimps.His ranking on the Art Price list, which is compiled from 6,000 auction houses around the globe, reflects the changing landscape of the art market.

-The Daily Mail

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

«I NEVER READ I JUST LOOK AT PICTURES«

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

Simon Cowell says Perez Hilton could replace him on American Idol.

-Next

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: JEWISH MAG: ARE MILITANT MUSLIMS ASKING FOR THE SAME RELIGIOUS EXCEPTIONS GRANTED TO HASSIDIC JEWS GOOD FOR THE JEWS?

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Monday, February 22, 2010

«MY FAVORITE THING TO BUY IS UNDERWEAR»

«OH, ART IS TOO HARD»

Concurrently, the historic separation of intellectual pursuits vs. technical pursuits (e.g., art history vs. drawing, painting, sculpture, etc.) changed when university fine arts departments created visual arts studio degrees in the late 1960s. Art soon grew into a philosophical discipline and by the 1990s, talent and skill was declared irrelevant, and “conceptual art” became mainstream. “Painting is dead” was the new maxim...The prevailing art philosophers of the 1990s, by deconstructing art, felt that the idea of quality was a non-issue.  Without this burden, art could be anything. Damien Hirst’s work is exemplary of this philosophy, quote “Anyone can do it [be an artist] if you just believe.” I would put forward the theory that Hirst and his colleagues have extended the Duchampian and subsequent Warholian agenda for way too long. I know of no other discipline where standards of excellence are non-existent, and astonishingly, at the same time, this lack of standards is financially rewarded. Unlike the deconstructionists might have us believe, being concerned with standards of excellence in the creation of art is not to be unconcerned with the human condition ­— rather the opposite — this concern leads to an aesthetic experience that can lift the human spirit. To quote Julius Meier-Graefe (1867-1935), “All great works of art are trophies of victorious struggle.”

National Post
Feb 17 2009

Sunday, February 21, 2010

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE MALE FIGURE SKATERS WILL PERFORM NAKED FUCKING THEIR FEMALE PARTNER ON ICE TO INCREASE THEIR CHANCES OF WINNING

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

«I BELIEVE MEDIA IS ART»

«Artists, these days, they have a message. They want to get it out there and they're not so interested in sitting in their studios. They’ll just get out there into whatever media realm there is.»

—Jonathan Shaughnessy, National Gallery of Canada

POST WARHOL PREDICTION:IN THE FUTURE SPECIAL OLYMPICS WILL MERGE WITH EXTREME SPORTS FEATURING 10 METERS PLATFORM WHEELCHAIR DIVING COMPETITION.

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«I NEVER READ I JUST LOOK AT PICTURES«

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE MALE FIGURE SKATERS WILL BE JUDGED ON A «MASCULINITY» SCORE

JOE DALLESANDRO

«And Joe Dallesandro called Fred for money-I guess he wants to be supported for life-and I screamed at Fred-I told him to tell Joe to ask Paul, Joe wants money just so that he can sit around I guess, and drink a bottle of Jack Daniel's a day.

The Andy Warhol Diaries
June 26 1980

Friday, February 19, 2010

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

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: JEWISH MAG: IS GOLDMAN SACHS CEO LLYOD BLANKFEIN SAYING HE'S DOING GOD'S WORK GOOD FOR THE JEWS?

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WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

Art doesn't transform. It just plain forms.

-Roy Lichtenstein

Thursday, February 18, 2010

«BEAUTY IS A SIGN OF INTELLIGENCE»

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: WOMAN MAG: HOW TO LOOK SLIMMER AND ATTRACT MEN WHEN DEMONSTRATING FOR WOMEN'S RIGHTS ON THE STREET!

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«THERE SHOULD BE COURSE IN FIRST GRADE ON LOVE»

Are older gay men "cougars" or "daddies"?


Q: I'm in my mid 40s and have started dating a guy who is about 20 years younger than I am. While it's practically trendy these days for cougars (older women) to be pursuing younger straight men, I'm getting a lot of flack from my friends that my boyfriend's not "age-appropriate" for me. What is most insulting is how my friends dismiss him in social situations as a "kid" (even though he's a Fulbright scholar) and me as a "daddy," which he doesn't need or want and which is a role I would never play. They also just assume that I've pursued him and that I'm "robbing the cradle." That's actually not the case. He came after me. I'm frustrated and need to know how to handle all these raised eyebrows and sharp words.

A: Did you know that the general rule of thumb for so-called age-appropriate relationships is half your age plus seven? So, given what you've told me, you're very close to a mathematically correct relationship. But, really, so what? The most important thing is that you've found someone you care for and that those feelings are reciprocated.As for your friends mouthing off about your age difference, I can only guess that it's some combination of envy ("he's got a young, hot one"), caring ("as soon as he grows up, he'll leave you with a broken heart") or the slimy cultural residue from Donald Trump's numerous age-inappropriate marriages. But don't forget the many happy "age- inappropriate" gay couples: writer Christopher Isherwood and painter Don Bachardy (30 years between them) and playwright Terrence McNally and lawyer Tom Kirdahy (25 years). In any case, it sounds like you need to speak up, though not in front of your boyfriend. Be clear with your friends that you expect them to treat him with respect and that their jokes about you being a "daddy" have worn themselves thin. Good friends will follow your lead. Bad friends can be asked to make for the door.

The Indy Week

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

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

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

Madonna to introduce a new clothing line.

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

Well, the New York Post decided to check out what all the fuss was about. They sent an undercover reporter to hook up with the ex-Marine and share all the details.Now, Markus isn't cheap. Ladies need to drop $200 for 40 minutes and $300 for one hour. And by the sounds of it, you really don't get your money's worth. Reporter Mandy Stadtmiller set the scene at the Shady Lady Ranch: "mostly dust, sunlight and sadness. That, and the occasional sign about the importance of using latex condoms." Hot. Not that Markus comes off as much of a player. Stadtmiller is only his second client, making her the seventh woman he will ever have been with. He didn't even lose his virginity until he was 23.He suggests a shower to get things started so that the two can "inspect each other to make sure there are no discrepancies." He later murmurs, “Everything looks great down there.”And though we wanted to laugh at Markus - like when he keeps insisting he's not a hooker but a "surrogate lover" or that he has "healed people" through sex - we can't help but feel sorry for him.

-Banana Guide

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

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

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

«Young men want to be faithful, and are not; old men want to be faithless, and cannot.”

-Oscar Wilde

CANDY DARLING

Those who are not well versed in Warhol movies of the 1960s and '70s may not remember Darling, but James Rasin's incisive documentary, "Beautiful Darling," which received its world premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival, not only tells Darling's intriguing story but also makes a larger comment on the lust for celebrity that is one of the enduring, unhappy legacies of the Warhol era.Darling was born James Slattery, a Long Island boy who always felt like a misfit until he imagined that he might reinvent himself as a movie star in the mold of his idol, Kim Novak. Warhol met Darling and cast her in a few of his shoestring productions, along with Jackie Curtis and Holly Woodlawn (who is still alive and is interviewed by Rasin). Yet there was something unique about Darling. As John Waters observes in the film, many other transvestites were freakish, whereas Darling was genuinely beautiful. Cecil Beaton and Richard Avedon photographed her, and she starred in one of Tennessee Williams' later plays, "Small Craft Warnings," before dying of lymphoma in 1974 at the age of 29.

-The Hollywood Reporter

«I DON'T BELIEVE IN LOVE. I SORT OF BELIEVE IN LIKING»

IT'S USELESS TO BE YOUNG WITHOUT BEING BEAUTIFUL AND VICE VERSA....

«The ciy is just teeming with beautiful kids who look like models. They must come from everywhere.»

The Andy Warhol Diaries
June 3 1983

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

Porn star says Tiger Woods impregnated her twice.

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Monday, February 15, 2010

YOUTH WITHOUT COCKINESS IS NO YOUTH AT ALL

«I JUST READ EVERYTHING»

Here’s yet another issue for high school seniors — particularly girls — to factor into their college choices: the ratio of women to men on a particular campus. My colleague Alex Williams reports in the Sunday Styles section of The Times that finding a boyfriend is a challenge for women at many colleges, where they outnumber men by a wide margin.Women have represented about 57 percent of enrollments at American colleges since at least 2000, according to a recent report by the American Council on Education. Researchers there cite several reasons: women tend to have higher grades; men tend to drop out in disproportionate numbers; and female enrollment skews higher among older students, low-income students, and black and Hispanic students.


NY Times
Feb 10 2010

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

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Sunday, February 14, 2010

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

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

Madonna joins Seinfeld on TV.

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

John Mayer’s crazy controversial Playboy interview has already sparked outrage for his use of the N word and his comparison of Jessica Simpson to “sexual napalm.” But in the interview Mayer also uses the gay slur “f–s,” which seems to be yielding much less outrage. While discussing kissing Perez Hilton one night at a club, Mayer says, “I grabbed him and gave him the dirtiest, tongue-iest kiss I have ever put on anybody—almost as if I hated f–s.” Um, why has this not merited a twitter-pology? A spokesperson for Mayer told EW, “On Wednesday, JM apologized for his remarks via Twitter and again in public that night. His remorse is genuine and he has expressed sincere regret for all of his word choices.”

Entertainment Weekly

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

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: CELEB MAG: LONELY AND SEX STARVED AT 40 JENNIFER OFFER TIGER WOODS TO VISIT HER AND HIDE HIM IN HER NEW BEVERLY HILLS HOME!

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«I'M A DEEPLY SUPERFICIAL PERSON»

The videos he made first for a New York City cable channel and later MTV are the most alarming thing in the exhibition. Warhol was an admitted voyeur, and he knew there was an appetite for looking at beautiful people, so he mined his Rolodex of friends and videotaped interviews. The results are vacuous. When he interviews his painting partner Basquiat, there is no discussion of art, just Basquiat whining about a boo-boo on his leg and Warhol making concerned clucking sounds. He filmed Stephen Sprouse, the Marc Jacobs of the '80s and a wildly creative fashion designer with abysmal business acumen who rose and fell each fashion season. Warhol cast his camera on models, club kids and anyone extremely attractive, such as Nick Rhodes from Duran Duran, who could teach Adam Lambert a thing or two about makeup application. The interviews recorded for Andy Warhol's TV and Andy Warhol's Fifteen Minutes are a precursor to the glut of pseudo-celebrity television and print that litter our landscape. The names may have changed, but the faces haven't; they are pretty, but they have nothing memorable to say. We have become a larger Warholian world but even more shallow.

-California Chronicle
Feb 14 2010

Saturday, February 13, 2010

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

«I LIKE MONEY ON THE WALL»

Feb. 12 (Bloomberg) -- An Andy Warhol dollar-sign silkscreen and an Yves Klein painting of a naked model were snapped up by diamond dealer Laurence Graff last night as buyers splashed out another 39.1 million pounds ($61.4 million) on contemporary art.Sellers of the two works at Christie’s International in London made handsome profits, dealers said, as Graff’s spend in the February auctions totaled at least 15 million pounds. Last week, he paid 8.1 million pounds for a Pablo Picasso portrait.

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

«A person who won't read has no advantage over one who can't read.»

-Mark Twain

«I NEVER READ I JUST LOOK AT PICTURES«

THE BRADANGELINA OBSESSION

As the wronged woman, Jennifer has got the sympathy vote, and tons more work as a consequence. Brad, however, has got Angelina, and Angelina’s notoriety got her top spot in Forbes magazine’s 2009 list of the World’s Most Powerful Celebrities. Up to a point everyone should be happy, but the issues go beyond that. Camille Paglia, the veteran feminist writer, for instance, sees the story of Brangelina as a parable of betrayal – an illustration of the vulnerability and dependent status of women. “You have the good girl,” she says: “who wants to stand by her man, and then loses her man to a vixen with her sorceress allure and molten sexuality. Young women identify with Jennifer’s public humiliation, her romantic martyrdom. She’s been abandoned by a man who looks angelic, but is, in fact, a traitor.”Jane Bruton, the editor of Grazia, a British glossy magazine which devotes much of its news coverage to Brangelina, puts it in mildly less excitable terms: “We are, all of us, a little invested in the narrative arc of this relationship,” she explains. “It’s a classic, and classically messy, love affair. We’ve all had them and we can all relate to it. I think the public was very enamoured of the Pitt-Anniston marriage. We believed in it and we were disappointed when it ended.”

-The National
Feb 10 2010

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: WOMAN MAG: HAVE SEX WITH 50 MEN IN A ROW AND CUT 10 POUNDS OF STOMACH FAT IN ONE DAY!

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Friday, February 12, 2010

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

«GOOD BUSINESS IS THE BEST ART»

NEW YORK—More than 1,200 photographs that were printed with the click of a button will be sold with the drop of a hammer this summer, Sotheby’s has announced. Working to pay off its creditors, the Polaroid Corporation will send its photography collection, which includes work by many of the century’s leading practitioners, to the block in June. Though the entire collection is estimated at $7.5–11.5 million, many of the works carry relatively modest estimates. Andy Warhol’s portrait of a young Farrah Fawcett, for example, is estimated to fetch a mere $5–7,000, not a bad price, one might argue, for a unique photograph.

-Art Info
Feb 12 2010

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

«Business is the salt of life.»

-Voltaire

«I LIKE EVERYBODY'S ART»

THE MARK OF A TRUE ARTIST...

«I had a long philosophy talk with Brigid and we both decided that maybe time had passed us by».

The Andy Warhol Diaries
May 30 1981

Thursday, February 11, 2010

«I JUST THOUGHT THAT THINGS WERE MAGIC AND THAT IT WOULD NEVER HAPPEN»

The British fashion industry lost one of its brightest stars yesterday with the apparent suicide of Alexander McQueen, who was found hanged at his Central London home.The designer, 40, had been grieving over the death of his mother, Joyce, who died on February 2. He had been due to attend her funeral today.The loss of one of the most commercially successful and respected British designers has cast a pall over next week’s London Fashion Week. Friends said that he had been under pressure to complete his autumn/winter women’s wear collection for next month’s launch in Paris. One of his lines, McQ, was due to be shown at New York Fashion Week yesterday but was cancelled. The designer was also known to be upset that a recent relationship had ended.

YOUTH WITHOUT (FUCKING GREAT) COCKINESS IS NO YOUTH AT ALL

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: WOMAN MAG: HOW TO GIVE YOUR MAN HIS BEST HAND JOB EVER WITHOUT DAMAGING YOUR NEW GLAMOROUS NAIL POLISH!

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WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

«A serious problem in America is the gap between academe and the mass media, which is our culture. Professors of humanities, with all their leftist fantasies, have little direct knowledge of American life and no impact whatever on public policy.»

-Camille Paglia

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

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

«I BELIEVE MEDIA IS ART»

Interview magazine is celebrating its 40th anniversary Tuesday night in New York, and in celebrating its past will take a look into the future by unveiling its capabilities on the Apple iPad. Interview, which was launched by Andy Warhol 40 years ago, will introduce several issues on iPad when the device launches next month. The iPad version, seen below, will be previewed at Tuesday's anniversary party and hints at magazines' capabilities on the iPad: photography and text mesh seamlessly with audio and video interviews."When Andy Warhol founded Interview four decades ago, he did so with an ethos that
embraced the new," the magazine said in an announcement. "As with his art, Warhol re-wrote the rulebook with Interview, creating an innovative, intelligent, sophisticated, cutting-edge magazine that was culturally impactful, pushed the boundaries of the medium, and reinvented what a magazine could be.

-Huffington Post
Feb 10 2010

«GOOD BUSINESS IS THE BEST ART»

A bronze statue by the Swiss artist Alberto Giacometti has broken the record for the most expensive artwork sold at an auction, according to Sotheby's.The statue, "L'Homme Qui Marche I" ("The Walking Man I"), was sold for $104.3 million at a recent London auction. The artwork was reportedly expected to fetch $20 million to $30 million. It was owned by Commerzbank, a German bank that inherited the work when it acquired Dresdner Bank.The selling price barely beats the previous record of $104.2 million for Pablo Picasso’s “Garcon a la Pipe” in 2004, according a report in Bloomberg.
Giacometti's sculpture originates from 1960, when the artist planned a series of bronze figures as part of a commission. The artwork stands 6 feet tall and depicts an extremely emaciated human figure in midstride. The winning bid came over the phone in the auction house's London sale room, and the bidder has chosen to remain anonymous, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Los Angeles Times
Feb 4 2010

Sunday, February 07, 2010

«I NEVER READ I JUST LOOK AT PICTURES«

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

«I always say, keep a diary and someday it'll keep you.»

-Mae West

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

Pop sensation Lady Gaga became so addicted to cocaine that she thought it would kill her, according to a new biography.
GaGa, real name Stefani Germanotta, said her habit got out of hand as she tried to be like her pop idols."I thought I was going to die," Gaga says in the book Lady Gaga: Just Dance."I wanted to be the artists I loved, like Mick Jagger and Andy Warhol, and I thought the only way to do it was to live the lifestyle."The multi-Grammy award-winner said she would play songs by The Cure while using cocaine.

Friday, February 05, 2010

YOUTH WITHOUT COCKINESS IS NO YOUTH AT ALL

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

Paris Hilton robbed again.

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STRAIGHT GUYS

Be Comfortable Enough to Talk about Sex, but No Lady Business: To be our friend, you have to accept that we are sexual beings and we are going to want to talk about sex, and we welcome you to do the same, but let's both agree that not going into too much detail is best for everyone. Be as excited for us when we take a trick home from a bar as you would if one of your bros bags a chick. Even ask us if it is good—and we promise to do the same. That said, we're not going to make you uncomfortable by going into the logistics and talking about dick size and whatnot. We'll save that for our gay friends. Same goes for you and the lady parts. We want you to have as much sex as possible, but save the pussy talk for someone else.

-Gawker

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

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: WOMAN MAG: HOW TO MOVE YOUR HEAD LIKE A STAR WHEN HE COMES ON YOUR FACE!

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«I LIKE TO WORK WHEN I'M NOT WORKING»

Warhol’s recipe for success combined hard-driving ambition and a nonstop work ethic with supreme alienation. This alienation, the authors argue, probably grew from Warhol’s self-consciousness about his working-class upbringing in Pittsburgh, as well as his looks; he also was plagued by chronic skin problems and a condition that affected the appearance of his genitalia. Born Andrew Warhola in 1928, he began his career in New York as a commercial artist, making his name drawing ads for shoes and clothing. Yet he wanted to conquer the fine art world. Dalton, who worked briefly as an assistant for Warhol, and Scherman quote one Warhol friend describing the artist’s aggressive networking: “Anything Andy had to do with anybody was to get more work. . . . Every friend he had, every contact he made, was for what he could get out of it.’’ In the hyper-competitive New York art scene of the early 1960s, Warhol was the most competitive of all.

-Boston Globe
Feb 5 2010

Thursday, February 04, 2010

SLEEP: 2010 VERSION

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

Perez Hilton tops Forbes Web Celeb 25.

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POST WARHOL PREDICTION: JEWISH MAG: ARE VISIBLE MINORITIES CONSIDERING JEWS AS «WHITES» GOOD FOR THE JEWS?

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Wednesday, February 03, 2010

«BEAUTY IS A SIGN OF INTELLIGENCE»

PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: THE ART OF BEING BLIND

The most important artist of the early 21st century is neither Jeff Koons nor Damien Hirst. It's Anish Kapoor.

«I LIKE MONEY ON THE WALL»

LONDON, Feb 2 (Reuters) - Pablo Picasso once again proved his appeal to wealthy collectors when the artist's portrait of his second wife Jacqueline was the top lot at Christie's impressionist and modern art sale in London on Tuesday.
"Tete de femme (Jacqueline)", painted in 1963, fetched 8.1 million pounds ($13 million), around double its presale estimate of 3-4 million pounds. The sale price includes buyer's premium whereas the estimate does not.
The painting has not been seen in public since 1967 and has been in the same collection for nearly 30 years.

«I NEVER READ I JUST LOOK AT PICTURES«

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

Paris Hilton launches her 10th fragrance.

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CHRISTOPHER MAKOS

Christopher Makos, born in 1948 in Massachussetts/USA and raised in California started to work as a Photographer in the 1970s. He was soon given the title “America’s most modern photographer” by non other than Andy Warhol. However the craft itself he learned under the skilful eye of photography legend Man Ray in Paris, where he originally planned to study architecture. As Andy Warhol´s long-time life partner he quickly became—next to many others who portrayed the multimedia artist of postmodernism—his visual biographer. The countless pictures of his time together with Warhol and his (female) alter ego define the greater part of Makos´s work, parts of which are going to be shown at the exhibition.  Makos’ work is often of an unmerciful and unpretentious nature. This picture language is especially recognizable within the 20 or so polaroids—a medium unpretentious by its own definition—when Makos pushed the button as a finger was bleeding from a cut, when Andy Warhol was hiding behind an issue of Interview or when Marilyn Monroe appeared on the television screen. 

-Taxidesign
Jan 27 2009

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

YOUTH WITHOUT COCKINESS IS NO YOUTH AT ALL

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

«Sex relieves tension - love causes it.»

-Woody Allen

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: WOMAN MAG: HOW BOTOX ALLOW YOU TO SCREAM LOUDER WHEN FAKING ORGASM!

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SHOWING OFF FOR 15 MINUTES OF FAME

«MORE THAN ANYTHING PEOPLE JUST WANT STARS»

Celebrities are "brands," says Peter Bart, editorial director of Variety and co-host of AMC's Shootout talk show about the movie industry. "Their name becomes ubiquitous, so even if they have failures, the brand has staying power and other revenue streams." Given name recognition, particularly in fast-growth overseas markets, a box-office star's reputation, even if faded, has drawing power, says Bart, a former film studio executive. «Once you achieve a certain level of fame, you're famous forever," says Hilton, whose adopted name is a play on Paris Hilton, the self-promoting heiress-turned-celebutante whose bootlegged sex tape spawned a thriving career as a personality, entertainer and spokeswoman. Indeed, while notoriety fuels some careers, it doesn't derail others — at least for long. Radio personality Don Imus revived his career just months after his on-air characterization of Rutgers University women's basketball players as "nappy-headed hos" ignited racial debates and chilled sponsors, prompting CBS Radio to fire him in April 2007. By year's end, Imus was on air under a new deal with Citadel Media. Posthumously, even Michael Jackson's legacy has been burnished from eccentric oddball and suspected pedophile to entertainment legend, underscored by booming sales and This Is It, the documentary that pulled in $260 million worldwide since its launch in October. Licensing experts say his songs and likeness could generate millions for years.

USA Today
Feb 2 2010

«ANYONE CAN TAKE A GOOD PICTURE»

MILWAUKEE — Andy Warhol kept boxes upon boxes of soup cans, receipts, fan mail and many other items, including thousands of photos he later used as inspiration for his giant paintings.Now more than 180 colleges and university museums, and galleries around the nation are benefiting. The New York City-based Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts has donated to them more than 28,500 of Warhol's photos, worth $28 million. «This is a little-known body of Warhol's work," Jenny Moore, curator for the foundation's "Andy Warhol Photographic Legacy Program" said. "I think most people are familiar with the paintings and even the sculptures and ... we really wanted the chance to let a broader audience gain access to his photographic work, which is of course the basis of so much of his artistic production."Each of the public educational institutions has generally received about 100 Polaroid and 50 black-and-white photos from the 1970s and 1980s, Moore said. They have gifted a majority of the photos since they started the program in 2007 but are still giving out more, she said.

Monday, February 01, 2010

«I LIKE EVERYBODY'S ART»

Artwork by Pablo Picasso

STAYING TRUE TO ONESELF: FROM BEGINNING TO THE END

«Andy over the years never changed much. Andy's been the same since he's been a youngster»

Paul Warhola.

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

Lady GaGa , Beyonce and Taylor Swift rules Grammy Awards.

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