Wednesday, June 30, 2010

«MY FAVORITE THING TO BUY IS UNDERWEAR»

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

Paris Hilton en route to South Africa for the World Cup.

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«I LIKE MONEY ON THE WALL»

Works by Andy Warhol and Jeff Koons boosted a 45.6 million pound ($68.2 million) sale in London last night, settling nerves in the market for contemporary art as almost half the successful bids were above presale estimates.The total, including fees, at Christie’s International’s 52-lot sale was achieved against a low estimate of 40.9 million pounds ($61.2 million), based on hammer prices. Eighty-four percent of the works found buyers, who were encouraged by higher-quality art offered at competitive prices, dealers said.A sale the previous evening at Phillips de Pury & Co., where almost half the lots were rejected, and subdued bidding at Sotheby’s on June 28 had fueled expectations that a recovery in the market may have stalled, dealers said. A slump in world stock markets added to the concern

-Bloomerberg
June 30 2010

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

«I LIKE EVERYBODY'S ART»


Artwork by Jasper Johns

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

LEO CASTELLI, ARTFUL SEDUCER

Art dealer Larry Gagosian, who collaborated with Castelli on a joint SoHo space, reminisces about Castelli’s notorious exploits with women, describing one particularly memorable tale: “There was a girlfriend with lipstick waiting on a couch in his office for two hours and he said to me, ‘Come, let’s have a drink with her, and we’ll go to her studio and you can tell her you like her paintings.’ And I said, ‘Leo, that’s a bit much for me’ — they were unspeakably bad.” [p. 408-9]

ARTINFO.COM
(About Leo and his circle)

PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: ART MARKET

They always talk about how the art market is back or not since the 2008 crash. We don't have to follow how hedge funds managers are doing to know it. We just have to see if the competition level between jewish men remains strong. Is Elie Broad going to get this Warhol painting or is it going to be Laurence Graff in London? Well, unless it's Steven Cohen getting the upper hand on Roman Abramovich...

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

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

«Lose your dreams and you might lose your mind».

-Mick Jagger

Sunday, June 27, 2010

PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: MEN

Everybody is talking about this article in the Atlantic called «the end of men». They should write one about the «end of gay men» and the fact that 99% of the time we wouldn't lose anything...

«I THINK THE YOUTH OF TODAY ARE TERRIFIC»

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

«Worse than not realizing the dreams of your youth, would be to have been young and never dreamed at all.»

Jean Genet

«THERE SHOULD BE COURSE IN FIRST GRADE ON LOVE»

In the discreet white-collar realm, men and women are interchangeable, doing the same, mind-based work. Physicality is suppressed; voices are lowered and gestures curtailed in sanitized office space. Men must neuter themselves, while ambitious women postpone procreation. Androgyny is bewitching in art, but in real life it can lead to stagnation and boredom, which no pill can cure. Meanwhile, family life has put middle-class men in a bind; they are simply cogs in a domestic machine commanded by women. Contemporary moms have become virtuoso super-managers of a complex operation focused on the care and transport of children. But it’s not so easy to snap over from Apollonian control to Dionysian delirium.Nor are husbands offering much stimulation in the male display department: visually, American men remain perpetual boys, as shown by the bulky T-shirts, loose shorts and sneakers they wear from preschool through midlife. The sexes, which used to occupy intriguingly separate worlds, are suffering from over-familiarity, a curse of the mundane. There’s no mystery left.

-Camille Paglia
N.Y Times
June 27 2010

«MY FAVORITE THING TO BUY IS UNDERWEAR»

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: JEWISH WRITER: IS THE WESTERN WORLD GROWING ETHNIC DIVERSITY STILL GOOD FOR THE JEWS?

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«I JUST READ EVERYTHING»

Is American sexual apathy a medical condition or the result of an "anxious, overachieving, white upper middle class?" The New York Times ruminates on the prospect of female Viagra. "The real culprit, originating in the 19th century, is bourgeois propriety," argues Camille Paglia. "As respectability became the central middle-class value, censorship and repression became the norm." Today, sexual apathy is being medicalized, but it's no use, says Paglia: "Pharmaceutical companies will never find the holy grail of a female Viagra — not in this culture driven and drained by middle-class values. Inhibitions are stubbornly internal. And lust is too fiery to be left to the pharmacist.

Bigthink.com
June 27 2010

Saturday, June 26, 2010

«MY FAVORITE THING TO BUY IS UNDERWEAR»

MARCEL DUCHAMP

Long before Andy Warhol (1928-87) made art out of a common soup can, another artist turned the art world upside down by questioning what art is or what it can be. That artist was Marcel Duchamp (1887-1968), a Frenchman who changed the rules in 1917 by entering a urinal for an exhibit in a New York gallery.Duchamp conceived of the artwork, titled "Fountain," for a show promoting avant-garde art. Paying the $6 entry fee for an exhibit of the American Society of Independent Artists, he signed it with the pseudonym "R. Mutt" as a prank to his fellow avant-garde artists. It was never actually included in the exhibit. Nevertheless the piece has become iconic, and is widely considered one of the most influential modern artworks of all time."Art, ultimately, can be anything, and Duchamp is the person who first said that," says Matt Wrbican, archivist at The Andy Warhol Museum. "Twisted Pair: Marcel Duchamp/Andy Warhol," an exhibit at the Warhol museum organized by Wrbican, examines a unique artistic kinship between Marcel Duchamp and Andy Warhol, two of the most important and influential artists of the 20th century.

Pittsburgh Tribune Review
June 27 2010

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

«Sexuality is half poison and half liberation. What’s the line? I don’t have a line. "

— Lady Gaga

Thursday, June 24, 2010

YOUTH WITHOUT COCKINESS IS NO YOUTH AT ALL

IMAGINARY DIARIES OF A POP ARTIST

June 24 2010

Oh, I don't know about this immigration reform thing with N.Y mayor Michael Bloomberg teaming up with Rupert Murdoch. I guess it just shows it's only poor people who think of retiring at 55 while billionaires still have plenty of projets while they're in their 60's 70's and 80's...

SUCCESS OF AMERICAN MOVIES WORLDWIDE EXPLAINED

«I like American films best, I think they're so great, they're so clear, they're so true, their surfaces are great. I like what they have to say: they don't really have much to say, that's why they're so good. I feel the less something has to say the more perfect it is».

Andy Warhol
The East Village Other
November 1 1966.

«I NEVER READ I JUST LOOK AT PICTURES«

BACK THEN: CHELSEA GIRLS REVIEWED BY PLAYBOY MAGAZINE!

«The Chelsea Girls is a movie only because it appears on film in a movie house. It is a peep show, a freak show, a horror show. It says life's like that or, anyway Andy Warhol's life».

Playboy Magazine
April 1967

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

The Era of the Buffed Actor is upon us, which means no significant male leading role is exempted from the expectation that he have rippling biceps and six-pack abs. That’s Hollywood.Whether it be Matt Damon in the “Bourne” films, Jake Gyllenhaal in “Prince of Persia,” Russell Crowe in “Robin Hood,” Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner in the “Twilight” series, Robert Downey Jr. in the “Iron Man” pictures, or many others, flab is clearly not fab. Actors in action or physically demanding roles are defined these days by their definition.“There’s been a fitness craze in this country for the past decade, and we have come to define fitness by its most visible feature — the hardened body, even though it could just as easily be cholesterol count, blood pressure, etc.,” said Susan Jeffords, professor and pop culture expert at the University of Washington-Bothell and author of the book, “Hard Bodies: Hollywood Masculinity in the Reagan Era.”

MSNBC
June 21 2010

«BEAUTY IS A SIGN OF INTELLIGENCE»

«GOOD BUSINESS IS THE BEST ART»

“Basquiat’s strength was in his ability to merge imagery from the streets, newspapers and TV with the spiritualism of his Haitian heritage, injecting both into an intuitive understanding of the language of painting,” Jeffrey Deitch, the new director of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, says. Deitch’s opinion is reflected in the wide base of collectors for Basquiat’s work. The list of lenders to the Beyeler show reads like a Who’s Who of contemporary collecting, including the Miami-based Rubells and the Bramans, hedge-funder Steve Cohen, London jeweller Laurence Graff and tennis champion John McEnroe. The Pompidou Centre in Paris and the Zurich-based Daros Foundation have also loaned works. Other collectors include star names from pop music and Hollywood, such as Madonna and Leonardo DiCaprio.“Major collectors of modern art view [Basquiat’s] work as comparable to that of Picasso and Dubuffet,” explains Beyeler director Sam Keller. “He was prolific, and produced 900 to 1,000 paintings and 2,000 to 3,000 works on paper. This amount is a condition for an active and sustained market.”

The Art Newspaper
June 17 2010

«I JUST READ EVERYTHING»

In the United States there's a Puritan ethic and a mythology of success. He who is successful is good. In Latin countries, in Catholic countries, a successful person is a sinner.

-Umberto Eco

«I LIKE EVERYBODY'S ART»


Artwork by Jan Vermeer

POST WARHOL PREDICTION:IN THE FUTURE «VAS TE FAIRE ENCULER SALE FILS DE PUTE» T-SHIRTS WILL BE SOLD EVERYWHERE IN ATHLETIC GEAR STORES IN PARIS

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«I LIKE MONEY ON THE WALL»

Pablo Picasso's 1903 Portrait d'Angel Fernandez de Soto sold Wednesday in London for $54 million, but a Claude Monet water lily painting failed to find a buyer.The Picasso, which shows an absinthe drinker at a bar in Barcelona, had been expected to sell for about $40 million. It was sold by composer Andrew Lloyd Webber's charity organization.The Lloyd Webber Foundation had planned to sell the painting in New York in 2006, but withdrew it after a claim that the Nazis had stolen the painting from its Jewish owner in the 1930s. The ownership dispute was resolved last December, freeing the work to go to auction in London Wednesday.The Christie's auction failed to find a buyer for Nymphaes, the Monet that some experts had predicted would bring in a record $45 million.A Sotheby's sale Tuesday of a self-portrait by French painter Edouard Manet resulted in a price of $34 million, a record for his work.

CBC
June 23 2010

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

«ATHLETES ARE GOING TO BE THE NEW MEDIA STARS»

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

«Those who do not want to imitate anything, produce nothing.»

-Salvador Dali

«GOOD BUSINESS IS THE BEST ART»

NEW YORK — A historic sale of photographs including works by Ansel Adams, Lucas Samaras and Andy Warhol has set records at a New York City auction.Sotheby's auction house says its two-day sale of about 1,000 photographs from the Polaroid corporate collection concluded Tuesday, fetching more than $12 million. Its presale estimate was up to $10.7 million.Adams' "Clearing Winter Storm, Yosemite National Park" sold for $722,500. That shattered his 2006 auction record of $609,600 for "Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico."A Samaras work called "Ultra-Large (Hands)" went for $194,500. The previous record for the artist was $132,000 for "Transformation: Eyeglasses" in 1989. Auction records for a photograph by Warhol were broken twice. "Self-Portrait (Eyes Closed)" sold for $254,500, surpassing an earlier record of $146,500 for "Self-Portrait (Grimace)."

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

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

Madonna will spend 1.7 million on home remodeling.

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«I LIKE MONEY ON THE WALL»

PARIS — After being out in the cold, Impressionist works are set to shoot to favour at major art auctions in London this week as buyers from Asia and Russia step in where Japanese collectors once feared to tread."Since mid-2009 there's been a strong demand for Impressionist works, which had been squeezed out for three years prior due to the boom in contemporary art," said Samuel Valette, head of Impressionist and Modern Art at Sotheby's France. The accent currently is on quality, he said, with a fold of new buyers from Asia and Russia, as well as European and US investors, "looking for the very best", he said.
That meant not only the aesthetic quality of a work but also its origin, he said. One such piece is a rare water lily painting by Claude Monet, among dozens of modern masterpieces offered for sale by Christie's on Wednesday in London in what is being billed as the "most valuable" art auction ever held in the city.Painted in 1906, "Nympheas" is part of the French Impressionist's iconic Nympheas series and was purchased directly from the artist three years later by dealer Paul Durand-Ruel, whose descendants kept it through several generations.Sold at auction in New York in 2000 to a private collector for 22 million dollars (not including fees), it is expected this week to fetch between 30 and 40 million pounds (44.5 to 59.4 million dollars, 35.9 to 47.9 million euros).

Sunday, June 20, 2010

YOUTH WITHOUT COCKINESS IS NO YOUTH AT ALL

MEN ARE FUCKING DUMB, THAT'S WHY IT'S FUN TO HAVE SEX WITH THEM!

D.M.: Is the male brain really that sex crazed?

L.B.: The area in the hypothalamus [associated with] sexual pursuit is 2.5 times larger in the human male than it is in the human female. And the male brain circuitry, of course, is run on testosterone. And between the ages of 9 and 15 that increases 200 per cent to 250 per cent.

S.A.: Do you worry at all about guys using that to justify their behaviour? It used to be the blue balls syndrome, but now guys can say, ‘No baby, my area for sexual pursuit is bigger than yours’ and I need to have sex.

L.B.: It’s going to be used by men to say, ‘This is my biological wiring.’

D.M.: The male brain might have a big area for sexual pursuit or lots of testosterone and the rest of it. But our behaviour isn’t determined by these things, is it?

L.B.: You know that you can get sexual pressure, sexual desire and this biological drive being frustrated. And being turned down is no fun.

-The Globe and Mail.

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: JEWISH WRITER: IS THE MEI MOSES ART INDEX GOOD FOR THE JEWS?

«BEAUTY IS A SIGN OF INTELLIGENCE»

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

Having read an early version of Cohen-Solal's biography, (which first appeared in French), Jean said Cohen-Solal viewed Leo's immigration to the United States, and his subsequent cultural assimilation, as the quintessential Jewish story of the 20th century. Cohen-Solal, he said, was exploring his father's influence as an art dealer within the centuries-long context of his family's Jewish heritage.This struck me as strange. After all, wasn't Leo, the tireless early promoter of such larger-than-life talents as Robert Rauschenberg, Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein, and James Rosenquist--not to mention one of the chief architects of the American contemporary art market as we know it--also a font of contradictions? That he remained so staunchly loyal to his artists, for example, but was, at the same time, a serial womanizer; that he could be so gracious publicly and such a private tyrant; that he revered intelligent, strong-willed women, while acting so appallingly sexist; or that he so often appeared confident, smooth, jaunty, but could, and would, behave so helplessly--this was more than enough fodder, it seemed to me, for a fascinating account of his life

-Dorothy Spears
Huffington Post
June 17 2010

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE PLAYBOY MAGAZINE WILL PUBLISH A SPECIAL UK EDITION CALLED «WOMEN OF BP»

Copyright by IVAN

Saturday, June 19, 2010

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

PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: KOONS

Jeff Koons: The revival of the «Dress Britsh think yiddish» idea.

«GOOD BUSINESS IS THE BEST ART»

"The promotion of art in the 21st century -- be that visual, or music, or theatre or whatever -- is becoming more and more pushed down upon the individual artist in places where there used to be middlemen," says Keith Serry, a former Ottawa resident and recent law school graduate who is co-director of the Montreal Artists Legal Clinic (Clinique Juridique Des Artistes de Montreal). "There used to be galleries or publishing houses or record companies that had lots of money that would sort of say, 'Don't worry kid, give me a percentage of what you've created and I'll go and I'll do the promotion for you.' "That's all changed in the Internet age, Serry says, based on what he hears from the artists who come to his clinic for legal information.
"The middlemen still exist, but they're not essential, and they're not as rich as they used to be so they're not spreading it around as much."

-The Ottawa Citizen
June 17 2010

Friday, June 18, 2010

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

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

LONDON— The Magazine, a single-story brick munitions store that was built in Hyde Park to help defend London against a potential invasion from Napoleon, currently houses a kennel for stray dogs, but soon enough it may accommodate a different kind of dog — that relentless cad and bounder of the art world, Damien Hirst. The artist, along with architect Mike Rundell, has put in a bid to the Royal Parks to convert the Hyde Park structure into an art space, a noncommercial gallery of sorts in which he hopes to display his personal collection (including works by Tracey Emin, Frances Bacon, Andy Warhol, and Jeff Koons).Also on the shortlist to take over the building is Julia Peyton-Jones of the neighboring Serpentine Gallery, whom Rundell seems to think may have a better chance of securing the space. “The people who are making the decision seem unaware of the value of our bid, in terms of its heritage,” Rundell said. “Just imagine if Picasso had been given the chance to show off the works that had influenced him.”

-ARTINFO
June 16 2010

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

Eminem speaks out in favor of gay marriage.

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YOUTH WITHOUT COCKINESS IS NO YOUTH AT ALL

Thursday, June 17, 2010

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

«I don't believe in the after life, although I am bringing a change of underwear.»

-Woody Allen

CANDY DARLING

Beautiful Darling: The Life and Times of Candy Darling, Andy Warhol Superstar "Candy fit in perfectly because she was like a real movie star from MGM, only in a world that was filled with LSD and speed." – John Waters. Perhaps the most poignant and fleeting stab at stardom from the Warhol crowd belonged to a young man, James Slattery, fated to grow up with a girlish countenance and an obsession to follow in the stylish footsteps of Jimmy Stewart's frequent co-star Kim Novak. Raised just off the Babylon line of the Long Island Rail Road (the train that NYC cops getting off the Midnight shift ride), Candy Darling plopped herself down inside Manhattan precincts where a man in makeup, let alone a dress, risked arrest and worse. Crashing the hothouse world of Warhol's movie factory in the mid-60s along with a handful of starstruck chicks with dicks, Candy Darling quickly established a reputation as perhaps the one boy actress who had the aura of a young Marilyn Monroe. Starring in Warhol's feminist parody/homage Women in Revolt, which miraculously garnered her a Hollywood opening, Candy's career would peak and crash as drugs and fashions adjusted for the yuppie 70s. Director James Rasin has assembled a remarkable chorus of New York insiders – Fran Lebowitz, Jayne County, Paul Morrissey and Waters – to not only assess Candy's bitter 15 minutes, but to provide a fitting epitaph for an era with its guerrilla wars over fame, gender and fickle media-driven fads.

ebar.com

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

STRAIGHT GUYS IS THE NEW GAY

«我喜欢钱论墙»

BEIJING, May 24 -- Chinese mainland's billionaire art buyers, who are taking the international market by storm this year, could be about to make their next move in Hong Kong this week.The art world is at fever pitch after an anonymous telephone bidder, now believed to be Chinese, paid a world record $106.4 million for a work by Pablo Picasso at a Christie's sale in New York earlier this month.The purchase of the 1932 portrait of his blonde mistress called "Nude, Green Leaves and Bust" was one of a whole series of art auction scalps by mainland Chinese buyers this year.These collectors, many of them newly rich entrepreneurs, are transforming the fortunes of the art market, which last year saw auction art prices fall globally by 30 per cent, according to the Mei Moses Fine Art Index, following the onset of the economic crisis.

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

Miley Cyrus says she's not trying to be slutty.

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Monday, June 14, 2010

«I NEVER READ I JUST LOOK AT PICTURES«

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE MARKETERS WILL SELL «THE PERVERTED WHITE BREAD PORN APPEAL»OF SARAH PALIN TO THE MASSES 

Copyright by IVAN

LOVE IN THE 21st CENTURY

Lady Gaga on dating: "Some women choose to follow men, and some women choose to follow their dreams. If you're wondering which way to go, remember that your career will never wake up and tell you that it doesn't love you anymore."

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

SHOW BUSINESS

«Tab Hunter should star in the movie of my life. People would be much happier imagining that I was as handsome as that. I mean, the real Bonnie and Clyde sure didn't look like Faye and Warren. Who wants the truth? That's what show business is for, to prove that it's not what you are that counts, it's what they think you are.»

-Andy Warhol.

MARK ROTHKO

«Many painters hated Andy because they thought he wanted to destroy art. Nothing could have been further from the truth, but in the pretentious art market of that period, much was made of his methods and attitude. When Andy and Ruth ran into Mark Rothko on Sixth Avenue and 12th street on sunday afternoon, and Ruth said : «Mark this is Andy Warhol» the eminent painter turned and walked away without a word.

Warhol
Victor Bockris.

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

«OH, ART IS TOO HARD»

The biggest shock is that a 60-minute video called Untitled made by New York artist Andrea Fraser was pulled from the travelling Pop Life exhibition at the artist's request, according to Jonathan Shaughnessy, a National Gallery (Ottawa) curator. Back in 2003, Fraser advertised for a male "art collector" willing to pay $20,000 for the experience of having sex with her. The result was an explicit video of the coupling supposedly demonstrating how artists are required to sell more than their soul.
The video was shown at earlier stops of Pop Life in London and Hamburg, but Fraser apparently had enough of sharing her intimate hour with the world. Maybe she realized Untitled was just too yesterday.

-National Post
June 14 2010

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

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

-Joan Crawford

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

MEN ARE FUCKING DUMB, THAT'S WHY IT'S FUN TO HAVE SEX WITH THEM!

The women students at the school worry that they won’t find men to share their lives with (and, statistically, they won’t). “I’m putting myself in a really small pool,” says one, about to graduate with a doctorate in pharmacology, and she doesn’t sound happy about the prospect of a life of swimming alone. But there’s nothing real keeping men from joining her in the water. The male problem–boys who don’t manage the process of college applications the way women do, who “high-five” each other over a C grade, who play video games instead of studying, who don’t thrive in school because they can’t sit still or they’re not interested in the traditional verbal presentation of the material–sounds, to this beneficiary of the women’s movement, awfully easy to overcome. They’re not legally barred from the classrooms, disenfranchised or even corseted. They’re just not willing to do what needs to be done.

-Babble.com

«THERE SHOULD BE COURSE IN FIRST GRADE ON LOVE»

PLAYBOY: Do you think that feminism is antisexual?

PAGLIA: The problem with America is that there's too little sex, not too much. The more our instincts are repressed, the more we need sex, pornography and all that. The problem is that feminists have taken over with their attempts to inhibit sex. We have a serious testosterone problem in this country.

PLAYBOY: Caused by what?

PAGLIA: It's a mess out there. Men are suspicious of women's intentions. Feminism has crippled them. They don't know when to make a pass. If they do make a pass, they don't know if they're going to end up in court.

-Playboy Magazine
May 1995

«I LIKE EVERYBODY'S ART»


Artwork by Arshile Gorky

PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: MEN

Whoever is surprised that men are increasingly the new losers in society have never take a hard look at the gay male world before...

IMAGINARY DIARIES OF A POP ARTIST

June 13 2010

Oh, why is Sarah Palin denying having a boob job? This is not how she's going to win. That's dumb. She should got on stage flash them during some Cougar GOP rally and have Levi Johnston licking them.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

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

DUMB FAGGOT, FAT PIG, ANNOYING BRATTY TEEN GIRL AND FUCKING STUPID OLD DISGUSTING PERVERT!

New research published by scientists at the University of Valencia appears to indicate that anger is good for you.
Flying into a rage, say these Spanish boffins, can increase blood flow to the parts of the brain thought to be involved in feelings of happiness, release stress and trigger the sense of ‘closeness’ and ‘positivity’ with which the left cerebral hemisphere is associated

The Daily Mail
June 4 2010

MEN ARE FUCKING DUMB, THAT'S WHY IT'S FUN TO HAVE SEX WITH THEM!

Guys high-five each other when they get a C, while girls beat themselves up over a B-minus. Guys play video games in each other’s rooms, while girls crowd the study hall. Girls get their degrees with no drama, while guys seem always in danger of drifting away. “In 2012, I will be Dr. Burress,” she said. “Will I have to deal with guys who don’t even have a bachelor’s degree? I would like to date, but I’m putting myself in a really small pool.”

-The Atlantic
July-August 2010

STRAIGHT GUYS IS THE NEW GAY

«MY FAVORITE SMELL IS THE SMELL OF SPRING IN NEW YORK»

It's advertised as the "pure essence of masculinity", a fragrance with a musky, sensual aroma that, by implication, women are bound to find irresistible. But what's not mentioned in the marketing is that Calvin Klein's Obsession for Men has also proved a hit with jaguars in the Guatemalan jungle. Scientists are using the cologne to lure the elusive big cats to hidden cameras in the Maya biosphere reserve, a protected tropical rainforest spanning 8,100 sq miles, to help them record, monitor and protect the animals.The jaguars have been filmed rubbing, sniffing and pawing objects sprayed with the scent, a reaction which perhaps Calvin Klein's perfumers had not anticipated .The discovery was made by the Wildlife Conservation Society's Bronx zoo in New York. In an attempt to draw cheetahs to camera traps, it experimented with 23 different scents. Estée Lauder's Beautiful detained the cats for two seconds on average, Revlon's Charlie lasted 15.5 seconds while Nina Ricci's L'Air du Temps managed 10.4 minutes. Obsession for Men's musky scent scored best: 11.1 minutes.

_The Guardian
June 11 2010

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

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

-Oscar Wilde

Friday, June 11, 2010

«MY FAVORITE THING TO BUY IS UNDERWEAR»

EVERY STEREOTYPE IS TRUE

In a famous episode of “Seinfeld,” Jerry complains that people constantly assume he's gay because he’s single, obsessively neat — and thin. As it turns out, at least part of that punchline may be anchored in fact.A new study shows that gay men really are leaner than straight men. And conversely, it also found that gay women tend to be heavier than their heterosexual counterparts.Boston researchers determined that gay women were more than twice as likely as straight women to be obese, while gay men were 50 percent less likely to be obese compared to their heterosexual counterparts, according to a report published in the American Journal of Public Health.

-MSNBC
June 8 2010

Thursday, June 10, 2010

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

”The fountain of youth, let’s see. I guess it’s exercise, healthy diet, lots of water, lots of laughter, lots of sex,” reveals the cover girl in the July issue of British Vogue. “Yes, sex, we need that as human beings. It’s healthy, it’s natural, it’s what we’re here to do.” Though photographed regularly in leg-baring short-shorts, minidresses and bikinis, the 37-year-old actress, who has been romantically linked to Alex Rodriguez and Justin Timberlake, among other notable hunks, is modest about her stunning California surfer girl looks. “I might as well enjoy it while I’ve still got something,” says Diaz, a veritable poster child of aging well.

-People magazine
June 2 2010

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

YOUTH WITHOUT COCKINESS IS NO YOUTH AT ALL

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

«Celebrity is the advantage of being known to people who we don't know, and who don't know us.»

-Nicolas de Chamfort

«OH, ART IS TOO HARD»

After love affairs with Andy Warhol , Robert Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns, it’s no wonder that poet John Giorno has always maintained that contact with visual artists is more important to his work than the influence of other writers. "It occurred to me," said Giorno of the early 1960s in a 2002 interview with Hans Ulrich Obrist, "that poetry was 75 years behind painting and sculpture and dance and music." So he set out to help it catch up. Inspired by his lovers and friends, Giorno started using found texts for poetry in 1962. He also did quite a bit of curating, starting a company called Giorno Poetry Systems to record himself and his colleagues reading poetry on LPs. For the 1970 Museum of Modern Art show "Information," a who’s who of conceptual art curated by Kynaston McShine that also included Joseph Beuys, Gilbert and George, Robert Smithson and Yoko Ono, Giorno contributed Dial-a-Poem, a service modeled on the then common telephone numbers giving the correct time and providing info on the weather.

-Artnet

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

«I NEVER READ I JUST LOOK AT PICTURES«

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

«Columnists and commentators characterize the president as a rake, babe magnet, alpha male , hound dog, a man fascinated with the opposite sex. Newsweek magazine reported that when Vernon Jordan was asked early this year at a party what he and Clinton talk about on the golf course, the answer was simply: «Pussy».

Hugh Hefner (about Bill Clinton)
Playboy magazine May 1998.

«THERE SHOULD BE COURSE IN FIRST GRADE ON LOVE»

«The one thing we can never get enough of is love. And the one thing we never give enough is love.»

-Henry Miller

«I LIKE EVERYBODY'S ART»


-Artwork by Raphael

«I LIKE MONEY ON THE WALL»

A Warhol portrait of screen legend Dame Elizabeth Taylor is expected to sell for up to £8 million when it comes up for auction in London later this month, it has been announced. The work, Silver Liz, was created in 1963 and is one of only two images by the artist to feature the actress with violet eyes. Warhol's artwork has not been seen in public for more than 20 years until it went on display at Christie's in London ahead of the sale on June 30. It was painted the year Dame Elizabeth became the first actress to earn one million dollars for a role, and is expected to sell for between £6 million and £8 million. It will be part of a 63-lot evening Post-War and Contemporary Art sale at Christie's with works expected to sell for up to £57 million. Artists such as Koons, Lichtenstein and Basquiat will also figure in the sale.Francis Outred, head of post-war and contemporary art at Christie's Europe, said: "Andy Warhol is arguably the most influential artist of the post-war years, and his work continues to draw increasing levels of global interest and produce strong results at auction."

-The Press Association
June 7 2010

MEN ARE FUCKING DUMB, THAT'S WHY IT'S FUN TO HAVE SEX WITH THEM!

Modest? Shy? Reluctant to tell everyone how brilliant you are? If you're male, you can probably add 'single' to that list.
New men' beware: Research has revealed women don't like modesty in a man. Instead, cocky types are more likely to win their hearts, with Simon Cowell's arrogant attitude more appealing than Hugh Grant's bumbling on-screen behaviour.Other men also find male modesty an unattractive trait - perhaps because they believe that bashful boys are letting the side down

-Daily Mail
June 7 2010

Monday, June 07, 2010

«I NEVER READ I JUST LOOK AT PICTURES«

Sunday, June 06, 2010

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

"For half a century photography has been the "art form" of the untalented. Obviously some pictures are more satisfactory than others, but where is credit due? to the designer of the camera? To the finger on the button? tso the law of averages?"

-Gore Vidal

«OH, ART IS TOO HARD»

The history of modern art is also the history of the progressive loss of art's audience. Art has increasingly become the concern of the artist and the bafflement of the public.

-- Henry Geldzahler

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

HOW THE COLLEGE «PUBLISH OR PERISH» STUPIDITY IS DESTROYING THE HUMANITIES

«I’ve met fundamentalist Protestants who’ve just come out of high school and read the Bible. They have a longer view of history than most students who come out of Harvard. The problem today is that professors feel they are far too sophisticated and important to do something as mundane as teach a foundation course.»

_Camille Paglia

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«HE GOT A LOT FROM YOUNG PEOPLE AND AT WORK HE SURROUNDED HIMSELF WITH THEM» -CHRISTOPHER MAKOS

Do you consider yourself a role model?

-Yeah, a filth elder. It's funny, I get older and my audience gets younger. I do these book signings, and there are kids there who weren't born when I made my later films. And I like kids. I mean, who else is going to take care of me when I'm sick?

-John Waters
Salon
June 6 2010

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

IMAGINARY DIARIES OF A POP ARTIST: AMERICAN DREAM

June 6 2010

Gee, my art is selling so well now. That's great. People say it's because they need someone like me to keep the American Dream idea alive . They say that before the American Dream was about getting from poor to rich, but now it's about getting from rich to a lot richer like Bill Gates, Paris Hilton or Lady Gaga. Oh, I don't know. Politics is too complicated. Sarah Palin could win though. She got good skin for her age. Went to the office. Worked on my Red Oil Spill painting till 8:00.

KEITH HARING ON WARHOL

«He was so sweet and nice and lived a very simple life. Of all the people I've met, Andy made the greatest impression on me. He was the one who opened up the situation enough for my situation as an artist to be possible-the first artist to open the possibility of being a public or popular artist in the real sense of the word, a people's artist, really»

-Keith Haring
(in Warhol by Victor Bockris)

«BEAUTY IS A SIGN OF INTELLIGENCE»

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE THERE WILL BE A NEW HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME MADE OF TIT PAINTINGS À LA BRIDGID BERLIN BY YOUNG FAMOUS STARLETTES

Copyright by IVAN

«OH, ART IS TOO HARD»

What is it about art that makes us hate art lovers so very much? It's easy enough to love artists themselves, particularly artists who can convey emotion beautifully on the canvas but who struggle to express simple thoughts in conversation. I like that over-abstracting flavor of awkwardness in a person. What I don't like is the sorts of people who speak fluidly and easily and steadily at art openings, stuffing green grapes and Brie into their faces while deciding which painting will go best in their guest bathroom. Do I hate their big, dusty piles of cash that much? Or do I hate this urge to own something that came from such a pure place, to frame it and show it off and use it to service their own egos? But aren't we all ego-driven louts?I am allergic to sophistication, is the bottom line. This must be why I get a strange tickling feeling in my throat when presented with "Work of Art's" Tim Gunn: Simon de Pury, "a leader in the international art world," who was the chief auctioneer at Sotheby's for many years. I love this description of him from his business's website: "He generates excitement in the saleroom, displays great charm and wit, and can conduct sales in four languages — English, French, German and Italian."
"My approach to art is purely phys-ee-cal," offers de Pury. "I normally know in the first split second if it's a great work or not." Oh sweet Jesus. Have you ever heard anything so deliciously pompous in your entire life?

Heather Havrilesky
Salon.com
June 6 2010

«MORE THAN ANYTHING PEOPLE JUST WANT STARS»

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

«A cult is a religion with no political power.»

-Tom Wolfe

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

Bankrupt financial group Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc plans to sell about 450 works by contemporary artists including Robert Rauschenberg at auction in September, according to court documents.Lehman, which filed for bankruptcy in September 2008, has asked the court to approve the hiring of auction house Sotheby's to manage the sale. A Damien Hirst work, We've Got Style, is expected to fetch the most, with an estimate of around $1m. The collection also includes works by Andy Warhol, Cindy Sherman, Cy Twombly, Claes Oldenburg and Maya Lin, best known for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington DC.

-The Independant
June 5 2010

Friday, June 04, 2010

«I LIKE EVERYBODY'S ART»

THE JEWISH ART OF RECOGNIZING ARTISTIC TALENT FIRST

Clement Greenberg introduced Léo Castelli to the emerging American painters, whom he quickly befriended—shifting his loyalty from the Surrealists as, later, he jumped to the insurgents of Pop art and minimalism. He bought works, often on layaway, by Klee, Mondrian, Gorky, Pollock, and other still inexpensive masters. (His later wealth, such as it was, owed largely to the appreciation of his collection.)

New Yorker
June 7 2010

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

«I was like a male Shirley Temple»

-Karl Lagerfeld.

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

«GOOD BUSINESS IS THE BEST ART»

The $20 million Collection of Modern Art fund, which holds 27 works including Andy Warhol's "Five Guns" and Roy Lichtenstein's "Nude in an Apartment," owns Picasso's 1967 crayon work "Adolescents, aigle et ane" which it bought last year for 220,000 pounds ($322,100). "Picasso's post-war works are cheaper but have become more important lately due to an exhibition in the (UK's) National Portrait Gallery last year," Constanze Kubern, Castlestone's senior art adviser, told Reuters in an interview on Thursday.The fund's performance has suffered since launch last April as prices in the art market have fallen. Between April and December last year the fund's value fell 21.99 percent, while in the first four months of this year it is up 0.12 percent.The huge 5-10 percent transaction fees that are commonplace can be a drag on performance of art portfolios, but the Castlestone fund tries to recoup these by exhibiting its works in museums.Last month the fund, which typically buys works of art for between $400,000 and $800,000 and holds them for five to eight years, purchased 81-year-old Indiana's "Non-ending Nonagon" for $190,000."He's a key player in pop art. The market is undervalued and we expect it to go up," said Kubern. "Due to his elderly age it's a good investment."

-Reuters
June 4 2010

Thursday, June 03, 2010

«I BELIEVE MEDIA IS ART»

«The iPad is far more subtle - in fact it really is like a drawing pad"

-David Hockney

«LAND REALLY IS THE BEST ART»



Antelope Canyon

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE AN ART HISTORIAN WILL CALL THE BP OIL SPILL «NEO LAND ART»

Copyright by IVAN

THE REAL QUESTION ABOUT 21st CENTURY ART

Warhol is at the centre of this exhibit, of course, because he blazed the trail in making a business out of his art. “Business art is the step that comes after art. . . Being good in business is the most fascinating kind of art,” Warhol said in the late phases of his career. In fact, the idea for Pop Life arose from a roundtable discussion printed in the October, 2004 issue of Artforum, in which Jack Bankowsky, co-curator of the exhibit, asked the question: Is there life after Warhol? Everyone knows that endlessly replicated consumer goods became Warhol’s art — his Brillo Pad boxes are part of the National Gallery’s permanent exhibits. Less attention has been paid to how the artist commoditized himself. The objects on view in Pop Life are of Warhol the businessperson, and to that end, there are even some video snippets of Warhol’s bizarre appearance on that paragon of 1970s TV kitsch, Love Boat.

-Toronto Star
June 4 2010

YOUTH WITHOUT COCKINESS IS NO YOUTH AT ALL

«ATHLETES ARE GOING TO BE THE NEW MEDIA STARS»

Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo says that he is ''used to the pressure'' of playing at the highest level, but admits that it is more intense when he plays for his country.Ronaldo is set to lead a struggling Portugal side to South Africa, with the team coming under fire of late for some poor performances including a 0-0 draw with minnows Cape Verde Islands.The Real Madrid midfielder knows that he has a chance to impress on the biggest stage of all, but admits he is starting to feel the pressure.
"Wearing the captain's armband is an honour and makes me proud,'' he told the News of the World. ''I don't mind if there are demands on me, but sometimes there is exaggeration, and it always falls back on me.

«THERE SHOULD BE COURSE IN FIRST GRADE ON LOVE»

Cheating might be disappointing but it's not a deal breaker for "Window Seat" singer Erykah Badu ! In a recent interview, Badu blatantly excuses men who cheat, claiming they have a need to "chase"...."No. Infidelity is not a deal-breaker for me. We’re all born sexual beings," Badu says after admitting that she's had a boyfriend constantly since the age of five. "I myself am not someone with a very high libido. I don’t require sex for happiness – I need companionship. I need a partner I can depend on, that I can love and grow with. But I do understand the nature of these men I’ve been with, and men in general. They have a need to chase."

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: SEX SPORTS AND PR

I like the fact that Tiger Woods had to apologize publicly while condom makers advertise all around pro boxing rings....

THE WARHOL ATTITUDE: SO BAD IT'S GOOD



The Cast of Jersey Shore

«I LIKE EVERYBODY'S ART»

The world lost a charismatic, rebellious and talented artist when Dennis Hopper died last weekend at 74. He is recognized for dozens of film roles, including Easy Rider, Apocalypse Now, Blue Velvet and Speed. And when he wasn't performing in front of the camera, Hopper spent much of his time behind a camera lens, snapping photographs. Andy Warhol, Martin Luther King Jr., Dean Stockwell, Bill Cosby, Ed Ruscha, Robert Rauchenberg -- these are just a few of the artists, actors and political figures who appear in Hopper's stunning portraits. Some of these works will be on display at Dennis Hopper Double Standard, a retrospective of Hopper's visual art opening July 11 at Los Angeles' Museum of Contemporary Art. Curated by Julian Schnabel, it will feature more than 200 photographs, sculptures, paintings and other pieces.

USA Today
June 1 2010

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

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE A COSMETIC COMPANY WILL LAUNCH «POST CUM SHOT ANTI FATIGUE CREAM»

Copyright by IVAN

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

Perez Hilton offered 20 millions for website.

Next!

«YES, I LOVE TEXAS»

JOSEPH BEUYS

«We had breakfast with Joseph Beuys, he insisted I come to his house and see his studio and the way he lives and have tea and cake, it was really nice. He gave me a work of art which was two bottles of effervescent water which ended up exploding in my suitcase and damaging everything I have , so I can't open the box now because I don't know if it's a work of art anymore or just broken bottles»

The Andy Warhol Diaries
March 8 1981

«OH, ART IS TOO HARD»

"I have a religious temperament," ... "I have not been educated to use it. I'm afraid of power. It makes me nervous. In real life, I identify with the victim. That's why I went into art"

-Louise Bourgeois

«ATHLETES ARE GOING TO BE THE NEW MEDIA STARS»

«I JUST READ EVERYTHING»

I had breakfast this very unhappy morning in Jerusalem with Daniel Gordis, the author of many wise books, including one I just began reading, "Saving Israel: How the Jewish People Can Win a War That May Never End." Gordis opens the first chapter with a quote from the Babylonian Talmud: "Who is wise? The one who can foresee consequences."There is a word in Yiddish, seichel, which means wisdom, but it also means more than that: It connotes ingenuity, creativity, subtlety, nuance. Jews have always needed seichel to survive in this world; a person in possession of a Yiddishe kop, a "Jewish head," is someone who has seichel, someone who looks for a clever way out of problems, someone who understands that the most direct way -- blunt force, for instance -- often represents the least elegant solution, a person who can foresee consequences of his actions.
I don't know yet exactly what happened at sea when a group of Israeli commandos boarded a ship packed with not-exactly-Gandhi-like anti-Israel protesters. I learned from the Second Intifada (specifically, the story of the non-massacre at Jenin) not to rush to judgment without a full set of facts (yes, I know what you are thinking: So why have a blog?). I'm trying to figure out this story for myself. But I will say this: What I know already makes me worried for the future of Israel, a worry I feel in a deeper way than I think I have ever felt before. The Jewish people have survived this long in part because of the vision of their leaders, men and women who were able to intuit what was possible and what was impossible. Where is this vision today

-Jeffrey Goldberg
The Atlantic
May 31 2010

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

After years of pushing hardcore to its physical and ethical limits, all the sordid, comic and absurd possibilities of human intercourse have been thoroughly exhausted. And like any pop-culture fin de siecle, porn's lustre of excess has faded into something entirely banal. A sneaky glance at Pornhub, the leading tube site that currently gets more traffic than CNN, reveals a backlog of neatly categorised niche fetishes that would take years to consume, with new videos being uploaded on the hour. While the hardcore wing of the porno-industrial complex may have entered into unavoidable decline, softcore television programming continues to flourish. What this suggests is that contrary to what Jeremy says, pornography's dilemma is one of content, rather than copyright. In order for porn to move into the 21st century, the productions should be made to appeal to a wider audience and be able to hold a viewer's attention longer than say, two and half minutes. The most obvious move for the modern pornographer would be to create content aimed specifically at women, who have until recently been all but ignored. Indeed, many women enjoy what's currently available, but the vast majority of today's porn is still produced only with male tastes in mind. And though there is no shortage of diversity in terms of the sex acts that appear on screen, racial and gender stereotypes continue to be encouraged by the industry's status quo, allowing porn to remain one of the only mediums where racism and misogyny are still openly tolerated.

-The Guardian
May 21 2010

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