Saturday, July 31, 2010

«I LIKE EVERYBODY'S ART»


Artwork by Vermeer

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: WOMAN MAG: HOW TO FAKE ORGASM LIKE A EXPERT GOLD DIGGER! TEN TIPS FOR YOU!

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«I JUST READ EVERYTHING»

So much for the ‘New Man’ concept or the so called ‘metrosexual’, it seems that women are still turned on by a real man. A study published in the journal Psychology of Men and Masculinity (PMM, Division 51 of the American Psychological Association) claims that women see modesty in men as an evolutionary weakness and are therefore attracted to the macho man.The study was based on the reactions of viewers watching footage of actors responding to questions in a job interview scenario. Where men showed any modesty they were less liked, but women showing modesty was not seen as a disadvantage.
The psychologist who led the study, Corinne Moss-Racusin, said “Historically and cross-culturally, men have been stereotyped as more independent and self-focused than women. Women are allowed to be weak while this trait is strongly prohibited in men”.The study claims that modesty in men is seen as something that could adversely affect his earnings so is a poor male character trait.Also, according to a survey by MyVoucherCodes.co.uk, many females still long to be a ‘kept woman’. In the survey 28% of respondents wanted their male partner to bring home the bacon for them to go out shopping.

economictimes.com

Friday, July 30, 2010

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

«I JUST THINK ENTERTAINMENT IS THE BEST MESSAGE»

«I have no special message. I wish I did. It would be great if I had one. I just think entertainment is the best message. So we try to be funny».

-Andy Warhol
Christopher Street magazine
Sept 1977

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

Lady Gaga does Vanity Fair naked.

-Next!

«I NEVER READ I JUST LOOK AT PICTURES«

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: JEWISH MAG: IS PAUL THE PSYCHIC OCTOPUS GOOD FOR THE JEWS?

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Thursday, July 29, 2010

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

When Andy Warhol said in 1968 that "everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes," he may have foreshadowed YouTube.
The popular video-sharing website now says it is ready to increase the limit it places on video uploads to 15 minutes — from 10.Joshua Siegel, a YouTube product manager, said in a blog post that increasing the time limit had been the No. 1 requested feature by contributors."We've heard you," he said.

CBC
July 29 2010

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

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

LOVE IT!

«Somebody stopped me on Park Avenue and said; «You're that person on that commercial» and I said yes and gave him an INTERVIEW and then he said «Maybe you could help me?» and I said what it was because I was in sort of a rush, and he said that he wrote scripts and would I look at them and then he said «And what's your name?»

The Andy Warhol Diaries
June 9 1982

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

Madonna audition dancers for next world tour.

-Next!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

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

POST WARHOL PREDICTION:IN THE FUTURE A SARAH PALIN LOOK ALIKE WILL STAR IN A XXX MOVIE, GETTING FUCKED BY A 19 YEAR OLD LEVI JOHNSTON LOOK ALIKE

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«OH, ART IS TOO HARD»

To fully appreciate world art, one must learn how to respond to religious expression in all its forms. Art began as religion in prehistory. It does not require belief to be moved by a sacred shrine, icon, or scripture. Hence art lovers, even when as citizens they stoutly defend democratic institutions against religious intrusion, should always speak with respect of religion. Conservatives, on the other hand, need to expand their parched and narrow view of culture. Every vibrant civilization welcomes and nurtures the arts. Progressives must start recognizing the spiritual poverty of contemporary secular humanism and reexamine the way that liberalism too often now automatically defines human aspiration and human happiness in reductively economic terms. If conservatives are serious about educational standards, they must support the teaching of art history in primary school--which means conservatives have to get over their phobia about the nude, which has been a symbol of Western art and Western individualism and freedom since the Greeks invented democracy. Without compromise, we are heading for a soulless future. But when set against the vast historical panorama, religion and art--whether in marriage or divorce--can reinvigorate American culture.

-Camille Paglia

Monday, July 26, 2010

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


Warhol TV
envoyé par vernissagetv. - Films courts et animations.

«I LIKE EVERYBODY'S ART»

Picasso had multiple homes in the south, first with his lover Francoise Gilot (a twentysomething artist), then with Jacqueline Roque, who became his second wife. From the pottery town of Vallauris, where he made his earliest ceramics, he moved in 1955 to a villa in the hills above Cannes, then bought a chateau in Provence in 1958, where he and Jacqueline are now buried. A final villa was bought in 1961 in Mougins, away from the overdeveloped coast. A regular guest of the Picasso household was Richardson, whose three-volume A Life of Picasso is considered the artist's definitive biography. The fourth volume, which starts in 1932-33 and may lead all the way up to the artist's death in 1973, is in progress, says Richardson. So what was Picasso like? ``With his friends, Picasso was the most generous, warmest, the most fun,'' says Richardson, who is tanned and younger-looking than his 86 years. ``He was touchy-feely. I mean, huge hugs.`If there were eight of you having lunch in the studio, you'd watch him work the room -- young girl, older woman, man he'd known forever, kids, even the dogs,'' recalls Richardson. ``He'd get everybody's energy.''

Miami Herald
July 25 2010

«MORE THAN ANYTHING PEOPLE JUST WANT STARS»

"I think the positives are always going to outweigh the negatives. I think in anything we do in life, in any career there is going to be positives and negatives."She added, "Today is a really kind of obvious form of the positive and just everything that we can do creatively and everything we are able to do because of having public awareness, public personas, affords us a lot of freedom to give back."

-Jennifer Aniston (talking about fame at the launch of her new perfume)

YOUTH WITHOUT COCKINESS IS NO YOUTH AT ALL

«I JUST READ EVERYTHING»

There has always been a strong correlation between religious fundamentalism and lack of education, although saying so leaves you open to charges of "elitism," now the dirtiest of words. The better educated Americans are, the more likely they are to be affiliated with religions that have made room for secular knowledge (even if the latter contradicts some "sacred" book) or adherents to no religion at all. About 45 percent of Americans who have no education beyond high school believe in the literal truth of the Bible, while only 19 percent of college graduates do. Two-thirds of college graduates, but only one-third of high school graduates, believe that living beings have evolved over time. This is the main reason why fundamentalists are supporters of kindergarten-through-college right-wing schools: in those institutions, fundamentalists can control the message. The sneer in Sarah Palin's voice when she calls Barack Obama a "professor" is most evident when she speaks to people who share her enthusiasm for old-time religion and her contempt for education and learning.

Washington Post
July 22 2010

«GOOD BUSINESS IS THE BEST ART»

A private collector, bidding by telephone, bought Munch’s Expressionist lithograph “Madonna” at the Bonhams July 13 print sale.The 1.3 million pounds ($2 million) price, with fees, was a U.K. auction record for a print and doubled the 500,000-pound low estimate, based on hammer prices, said Bonhams.The Norwegian artist’s quasi-religious portrayal of a seductress was inspired by his mistress, Dagny Juel. After numerous affairs, Juel was shot dead at the age of 33 by a young lover in a hotel in Tbilisi.

Blooomberg
July 25 2010

Sunday, July 25, 2010

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


The cast of Jersey Shore

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

Did Paris Hilton get a boob job?

-Next!

PETER BLAKE ON DAMIEN HIRST

He refutes the notion that money and record-breaking prices at auction have supplanted creativity as their motivation. "In Damien's case, his work is about money. But if the money stopped tomorrow, he'd be perfectly happy. He's down there in Devon right now looking after the kids, painting on his own in the studio, and he'd settle for that."The diamond skull was about making something that was worth £50 million, he didn't want the £50 million. The work has often been about the phenomena of money. In his case it's a valid reason to be painting. He's not greedy or avaricious, he's generous to other people. If it stopped tomorrow, he would have made his point. Damien's unique.

-The Telegraph
July 25 2010

Saturday, July 24, 2010

YOUTH WITHOUT COCKINESS IS NO YOUTH AT ALL

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: CELEB MAG: STARS WITHOUT MAKEUP....WHILE HAVING SEX! SHOCKING PHOTOS INSIDE!

Copyright by IVAN

HOW TO SOLVE THE PROSTITUTION QUESTION IN THE 21st CENTURY

«I think the girl who's standing on the street corner should pay the guy who comes up to her, because she's hot, right? The guy's not hot, she's hot, right? She's the prostitute, but she's hot and she should pay the person that wants it. She should be on easy street and pay the person for doing it to her, don't you think. I think it should be that way. She should just have a lot of money from the city to to pay him.»

-Andy Warhol
Blueboy
Oct 1980

«I THINK THE YOUTH OF TODAY ARE TERRIFIC»

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE NFL CHEERLEADERS WILL TAKE OFF ONE PIECE OF CLOTHING FOR EVERY TOUCHDOWN BY THE HOME TEAM

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SUSAN SONTAG À PROPOS DE WARHOL

"Il est révélateur qu'Andy Warhol, expert en matière de mort et grand prêtre des délices de l'apathie, ait été attiré par les articles de presse rendant compte de morts violentes (accident de voiture, catastrophes aériennes, suicides, exécutions). Pourtant, ses sérigraphies excluaient la mort causée par la guerre. La photographie, dans un journal, d'une chaise électrique en gros plan ou le gros titre d'un tabloïd proclament "Un jet s'écrase : 129 morts" avaient sa faveur. Mais, "Bombardements sur Hanoï", non. La seule sérigraphie qui fasse référence à la violence de la guerre est d'une photographie qui avait pris valeur d'icône - autrement dit, de cliché : l'image d'un champignon atomique reproduite en série sur le modèle dune planche de timbres-postes (comme les visages de Marilyn Monroe, de Jackie Bouvier-Onassis, de Mao Tsé-toung) pour illustrer l'opacité, la fascination et la banalité de la chose."

Regarding the Pain of Others, 2002, p. 109.
 

«I LIKE EVERYBODY'S ART»


Artwork by Jean Michel Basquiat

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

Paris Hilton drugs charges dropped.

-Next!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: WOMAN MAG: HOW TO MINIMIZE YOUR EXPRESSION LINES WHEN REALIZING HIS ENGAGEMENT RING DOESN'T COST AS MUCH AS YOU THOUGHT!

Copyright by IVAN

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

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE WOMYN STUDIES CLASSES WILL ENCOURAGE THEIR STUDENTS TO WEAR THE BURQA TO PROTECT THEM FROM THE «MALE GAZE»

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ANDY WARHOL: THE FREAKISHLY BRILLIANT PHILOSOPHER AND....FORMER DUMB STUDENT

In fact, males and females appear equally intelligent, on average. But on standardized intelligence tests, more males than females get off-the-chart test scores—in both directions. The greater variance of males on intelligence tests is one of the best-established findings in psychometric literature. More males are mentally deficient, and more are freakishly brilliant. The difference in variation isn't huge, but it is large enough and consistent enough that a fair selection process should produce more boys than girls in a gifted and talented program.

-Christian Hoff Sommers
The American
July 1 2010

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

STRAIGHT GUYS FOR THE 21st CENTURY

«Bob and I were talking about how it is to find Ten Straight Men, and somebody said that that should be my next portfolio-ten men who've never had a homosexual experience».

The Andy Warhol Diaries.

«I JUST READ EVERYTHING»

To be really crude about it, in the United States, if you do anything and say that it's because it's my religious belief, there is some kind of hallowed ground that you cannot touch, because everybody must be able to do what they want in religion. And to make an equally crude generalization of what happens in Europe, they spent some 500 years fighting over religion and trying to get rid of the church in their lives, so the last thing they want is to justify anything in terms of religion. So it's the opposite obsession almost -- to keep religion out of everything. But what really disturbs me about the European context is that the ban is driven almost solely by xenophobic right wingers who I know very well don't give a toss about women's rights. What they're doing is they're hijacking an issue that they know is very emotive and very easy to sell to Europeans who are scared about immigration, Europeans who are scared about the economy, Europeans who don't understand people who look and sound different than them. They've taken advantage of this and done it very well. I'm very disappointed with the left wing and liberals in Europe for not speaking up and saying, the burqa ban has everything to do with women's rights. We are fighting against an ideology that does not believe in women's rights, and we will not allow the right wing to hijack this issue for their own purposes.

-Salon
July 21 2010

YOUTH WITHOUT COCKINESS IS NO YOUTH AT ALL

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

«Insomnia is my greatest inspiration.»

-Jon Stewart

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

MTV has signed new contracts with its biggest stars: those from “Jersey Shore.” MTV said Tuesday night that the cast members would be back for the show’s third season. The announcement is a vote of confidence in the show, given that the second season does not even start until next week. The young regulars — including Nicole Polizzi, better known as Snooki (above right, with Jenni Farley, a k a Jwoww), and Mike Sorrentino, better known as the Situation — became breakout stars when the boozy reality show made its debut last winter. An MTV spokeswoman confirmed that one of the eight cast members, Angelina Pivarnick, would not return for the third season. Some cast mates discovered this year that they could earn tens of thousands of dollars through club appearances and other outside activities, and there were reports that they were holding up production while demanding big raises from MTV

New York Times
July 21 2010

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

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

«THERE SHOULD BE COURSE IN FIRST GRADE ON LOVE»

«Dans la relation sexuelle, la haine est aussi efficace que l'amour. L'inégalité est le must de la relation sexuelle....Il faut que les rapports soient inégaux, il faut que l'un soit supérieur à l'autre. Si la femme est supérieure c'est encore plus excitant»

-Danny Laferrière.

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

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - The co-founder of E! is launching a celebrity-focused online network complete with several programs in the hope of establishing a new brand in the entertainment programing space. Alan Mruvka created E! (then called Movietime) 23 years ago with Larry Namer. Last week, he returned to his roots with the launch of the Look, a new site at thelooktv.com, which aims to blend fashion and celebrity programing with an e-commerce sales site."When I was pitching E!, I used to say that TV is like a newspaper; there's headlines and sports, but there was no (entertainment) section," Mruvka said. "Now TV is like a magazine stand, with golf and food and everything else -- it's narrowcasting. Well, the thickest magazines are fashion magazines; that's where the money is. The Look is as if you were to take InStyle magazine and make a network out of it."

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

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

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE LADY GAGA WILL POSE FOR PLAYBOY BY DOING A POST «MYRA BRECKINRIDGE» FEATURE

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«MORE THAN ANYTHING PEOPLE JUST WANT STARS»

Lady GaGa has now 10 millions Facebook friends.

-Next

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

DAVID LACHAPELLE

He was a modern-day martyr, a messenger — and he was innocent!” So says David LaChapelle of Michael Jackson, the man who got away — from the celebrity photographer’s lens. And while LaChapelle shot to fame on his startling, sometimes surreal fashion ads and portraits of icons David Bowie, David Beckham, Elton John, Britney Spears, Lady Gaga and a gaggle of others, he never did get the Gloved One. Now, however, LaChapelle’s made Jackson the focal point of his new show, “American Jesus” — five oversize digital photos, three of them featuring a dead ringer for MJ.

New York Post
July 15 2010

Monday, July 19, 2010

THE SEXUAL PHILOSOPHY OF ANDY WARHOL

«Well, I think only kids who are very young should have sex, and people who are not young should never get excited. After twenty-five, you should look but never touch».

Andy Warhol
Forum
The international journal of human relations, january 1981.

YOUTH WITHOUT COCKINESS IS NO YOUTH AT ALL

Sunday, July 18, 2010

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

Paris Hilton topless in Italy

Next!

«I JUST READ EVERYTHING»

(Journalist Melanie Phillips author of Londonistan)

So what inspired you to write Londonistan?

Phillips: I was just appalled by the fact that, not only had Britain become the key European hub of Islamist extremism and terrorism during the 1990s under the noses of the British authorities, but even after both 9/11 and last year's suicide bombings in London the British political and security establishment is still appeasing Islamist extremism, and remains in a state of denial about the threat to the west. After the London bombings, when home-grown British Muslim boys set out to murder as many of their fellow British citizens as possible, a senior London police officer went on TV and said that the words Islam and terrorism did not go together. If a threat is so badly misunderstood in this way, it will not be defeated.

FP: Can you talk a little bit about the collapse of traditional British identity and of the destructiveness of multiculturalism?

Phillips: This is absolutely a key issue. Multiculturalism has turned Britain's values inside out -- and the root cause of the problem is the deconstruction of Britain's identity. For decades, the British elite has been consumed by loathing of its national identity and values which it decided were racist, authoritarian and generally disagreeable. Much of that was due to our old friend, post-colonial guilt. The elite was therefore vulnerable to the predations of the left, which had signed up to Gramsci's insight that a society could be suborned by replacing its normative values by the mores of those who transgressed them or were on society's margins.

This gave rise to multiculturalism and minority rights, which held that all cultures were equal to each other and which thus provided minorities with an enormous weapon with which to force the majority to give in to their demands. One of the consequences of this was moral inversion, which holds that since minorities are weak they must always be victims of the majority because it is strong. So even when minorities behave badly, it's always the majority's fault. Translate that onto the world stage, and you arrive at the view that even when third world people commit terrorist outrages against the west it must be the west which is to blame. That's why multicultural Britain said, after 9/11, that America 'had it coming to them' -- and why, after the London bombings last July, it said the reason British Muslim boys had blown up the London transit system was because of Britain's support for the US in Iraq.

FP: What is your perspective of the alliance of the Left and radical Islamism?

Phillips: It's remarkable, to put it mildly, that the left -- with its obsessions with issues like gay rights, equality for women and sexual licence -- should have forged an alliance with radical Islamists who preach death to gays, the subjugation of women and the stoning of adulterers. It is an eye-opener to see, on the streets of London, so-called 'progressives' marching shoulder to shoulder with radical Islamists under the metaphorical banner of human rights and the literal banners of Hamas. Both the left and the radical Islamists have put aside their differences because they recognise the value of using each other in pursuit of their common objective, the destruction of western society.

«I THINK THE YOUTH OF TODAY ARE TERRIFIC»

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

In my day artists wanted to be outcasts, pariahs. Now they are all integrated into society.

-Marcel Duchamp

«POP ART IS FOR EVERYONE»

Good news for Philadelphia: Claes Oldenburg is planning to paint the town...well, he has yet to settle on a color. The artist will erect a towering paintbrush sculpture for a new plaza planned by the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. The steel and fiberglass brush, angled upward and reaching the roofline of a nearby academic building, will be accompanied by a dollop of paint on the ground below. "It's not exactly a dab," said Oldenburg at a recent press conference. "It's more like a glob." He's also playing with the idea of illuminating the brush's bristles with LED lights. As for why Oldenburg settled on this particular utensil to join his two other public works in Philadelphia, the iconic "Clothespin" (1976) and "Split Button" (1981), Stephan Salisbury of The Phildelphia Inquirer explains: "What suggested itself here was a paintbrush because a paintbrush is a symbol of a type of art that has kind of gone out of fashion," Oldenburg told [a media gathering]. He contended that no one paints anymore, that artists perform or make objects and installations instead. But fortunately, he added, there are art schools and museums where the idea of the paintbrush remains "something in the minds of many."

mediabistro.com
July 15 2010

Friday, July 16, 2010

«EVERYTHING IS BEAUTIFUL»

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE BURQA WILL BE FORBIDDEN IN FRANCE UNLESS COVERED WITH ADVERTISING

Copyright by IVAN

«MORE THAN ANYTHING PEOPLE JUST WANT STARS»

Celebrity magazines, which like so many others that saw severe declines in advertising last year, have pulled a 180 so far this year. According to PIB, all but one in the category (Us Weekly) reported double-digit page gains. The biggest jump came from Bauer’s Life & Style, which saw pages grow 40.4 percent to 242.51. Celebrity powerhouse People reported a 15.8 percent gain during the period (to 1,768.68 pages) while sister Time Inc. titles Entertainment Weekly—which many in media thought was headed for oblivion—boosted pages 22 percent (to 502.53 pages).

-Forbes.com

«ATHLETES ARE GOING TO BE THE NEW MEDIA STARS»

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

«I don’t think people are born artists; I think it comes from a mixture of your surroundings, the people you meet, and luck.»

-Francis Bacon

MARY WORONOV

66, actress, writer, painter
* Years at the Factory: 1964 to 1966
* Claim to 15 minutes of fame: She was in eight of Warhol’s films, including “Chelsea Girls,” and often had roles as the masculine counterpart to drag queens.
* How they met: “I did the screen test, and Warhol liked me. My fierce demeanor and gender flipping fascinated Warhol. I was very strong, young, gorgeous and acted like Nero. I was also so full of amphetamines.”
* Where’s Mary now? The former Brooklynite now lives in LA and is starring in a documentary about herself based on her book, “Confessions of a Cult Queen.” “The people who stayed there [at the Factory] had a hard life. That was just two years of my life.”
* On Andy: “He set up a very freeing energy. He let me do what I want. He never said ‘Do this.’ He would say, ‘I don’t know.’ ”

-New York Post
June 26 2010

Thursday, July 15, 2010

«MY FAVORITE THING TO BUY IS UNDERWEAR»

BOB COLACELLO ON DENNIS HOPPER

“Dennis was passionate about art from Day 1,” recalled Bob Colacello, the writer who interviewed him shortly before his death for a story in this month’s issue of Vanity Fair. “He bought Ed Ruscha’s first Standard gas station painting, which is now in Sid Bass’s collection, and one of Andy’s Campbell’s soup cans for $75 in 1962.”In the early 1960’s, Mr. Colacello said, Hopper transformed his house in the Hollywood Hills into a haven for Pop Art. He bought several billboard images and literally wallpapered the house with them. The home was filled with art by Warhol and Rauschenberg, Lichtenstein and David Salle. “He would mix real art with folk art and found art,” Mr. Colacello said. But after his marriage to Brooke Hayward dissolved in 1969, “she got most of the collection in the divorce and has been selling it off piecemeal,” Mr. Colacello said. And that was just his first marriage. It proved tough keeping a collection together through four more. (He was estranged from his fifth wife, Victoria Hopper, when he died.) His estate has consigned what is left to Christie’s, which will be auctioning it off Nov. 10 and 11 in New York. Highlights include a portrait of Hopper that Andy Warhol painted in 1971, which is estimated to bring $800,000 to $1.2 million, and a 1987 Basquiat painting expected to sell for $5 million to $7 million. All the works are estimated to bring $10 million.

NY Times
July 14 2010

«I JUST READ EVERYTHING»

Hugh Hefner, the pajama-clad entrepreneur who built a brand on nude centrefolds, wants his company Playboy Enterprises Inc. to cover up. Playboy announced Monday that Mr. Hefner had made an offer to take the company private, with a bid to buy all outstanding shares for $5.50 (U.S.) each. That values the company at roughly $185-million. The announcement cited “Hefner's concerns for, amongst other matters, the [Playboy] brand, the editorial direction of the magazine and [Playboy’s] legacy.” That legacy began in 1953, when the first Playboy magazine was published with a nude Marilyn Monroe on the cover. Playboy Enterprises went public in 1971, and the magazine’s popularity peaked that decade with a circulation of 7.2 million.

The Globe & Mail
July 14 2010

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

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

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

«Most people work just hard enough not to get fired and get paid just enough money not to quit.»

-George Carlin

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

It's too bad Warhol isn't around today. I'd like to read his updates on Twitter or Facebook. I bet we'd see quirky videos, like the one of him eating a hamburger. But that said, I think his quote about 15 minutes is dated and needs to be revised. Celebrity is taking on a whole new dimension in the Internet era. Blogs, posts and status updates allow our thoughts to hang out in cyberspace forever. I'm not sure we're capped at 15 minutes anymore. It's more about how often we get re-tweeted. So with this in mind, I humbly offer the following update to Warhol's classic: In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 140 characters.

-Norb Vonnegut
Huffington Post
July 14 2010

«CHURCH IS A FUN PLACE TO GO»

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

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt to marry

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

Warhol's Sex Life

The second half of the book's title is only marginally more accurate than the first, since interviewees generally prove unwilling or unable to divulge much about the artist's sexual habits, but Wilcock occasionally elicits some tabloid fodder. “Everything is sexual to Andy without the sex act actually taking place,” writer Charles Henri Ford says. “He doesn’t like to take his pants off or for anybody to touch him.” Superstar Ultra Violet offers this rather politically-incorrect comment: “I think a very creative homosexual has a … very necrophilic sort of tendency. Some of his Flowers are very beautiful, but I’ve seen some that are sort of mauve and blue and almost poisonous.” (Bizarrely, Polk states, “I definitely do not think Andy is a fag.) Amaya says that he first heard about Warhol when the artist was working on a “cock book,” in the late 1950s, at the start of Warhol’s career as a fine artist, when he was “going around town drawing everybody’s cock.” He concludes, “[H]e was very ahead of things.”

-From the Autobiography and Sex life of Andy Warhol.
Artinfo

Monday, July 12, 2010

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

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

«I suppose when they reach a certain age some men are afraid to grow up. It seems the older the men get, the younger their new wives get. »

-Elizabeth Taylor

«MORE THAN ANYTHING PEOPLE JUST WANT STARS»

Before it was released, Eminem's Recovery was touted as a great comeback vehicle after the so-so showing that was Relapse (which was supposed to be his other comeback vehicle). It appears as though everybody was right, as Recovery has been greeted by enthusiastic buyers (it has already sold over a million copies) and already has a chart-topping single ("Not Afraid"). In fact, it could be scoring its second #1 single very soon, as "Love the Way You Lie" — Slim Shady's collaboration with Rihanna — has rocketed up the Billboard Hot 100 and is looking to dislodge Katy Perry's "California Gurls" from its perch.

MTV

Sunday, July 11, 2010

POST RICHARD HAMILTON COLLAGE FOR THE 21st CENTURY

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: JEWISH MAG: IS MORE AND MORE WOMEN CEO GOOD FOR THE JEWS?

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DENNIS HOPPER SHOW IN L.A.

Hopper also helped Schnabel make his first movie, "Basquiat," by agreeing to play a small role, Swiss art dealer Bruno Bischofberger. "He did me a favor — he was the first actor to sign on to do the movie, so other actors were more comfortable doing it," Schnabel said. Schnabel by this point sat in the show's central gallery, the heart of the show. He has stacked more than 150 photographs by Hopper in rhythmic groupings on angled walls, which in some sections look like film strips and altogether feel like a big photo collage."A typical museum curator might not feel comfortable taking this kind of liberty with the artwork," Deitch said. "It takes an artist like Julian, who really shared Dennis' sensibility."Schnabel sees the grouping as an expansive, inclusive Whitman-esque portrait of America from California to New York — "actors mixed with painters, Hells Angels mixed with Freedom Riders, Martin Luther King mixed with bullfighters."Bringing together the high and low, famous and forgettable, beautiful and ugly, has a Beat feel to it, added Schnabel, who offered that the entire show could have been called "On the Road."

L.A Times
July 10 2010

«EVERYTHING IS BEAUTIFUL»

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

Mel Gibson's film career is in tatters after he was dumped by his agents over sick racist rants at his ex. The Mad Max star, 54, was dropped by William Morris after a recording of his vile threats to then-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva was leaked on the internet. He calls her "a f****** pig in heat" and says it would be her fault if she was raped by "a bunch of n******" because of how she dresses. The actor-director, who won a Best Director Oscar for Braveheart, also rants about the model's breast implants, saying: "They look like a Vegas bitch, a Vegas whore."

The Mirror

«I LIKE MONEY ON THE WALL»

A landscape by J.M.W. Turner, once owned by a member of the Rothschild family, sold last night for an artist record 29.7 million pounds ($45.1 million) as selective buyers continued to test the art market. Turner’s work, on offer for the first time since it was purchased in 1878 by Hannah Rothschild and her husband, was the top lot of 57 in a Sotheby’s London auction of Old Master and British Paintings. The price is the latest record paid in 2010 for trophy works by top artists with prestigious provenances. Alberto Giacometti’s 1961 bronze “Walking Man I” sold for 65 million pounds at Sotheby’s. Pablo Picasso’s 1932 painting “Nude, Green Leaves and Bust” fetched $106.5 million -- the most for any artwork at auction -- at Christie’s International in New York in May. An Amedeo Modigliani sculpture took 43.2 million euros ($53 million) at Christie’s in Paris in June.

Bloomberg
July 7 2010

Friday, July 09, 2010

«I NEVER READ I JUST LOOK AT PICTURES«

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

«I love playing bitches. There's a lot of bitch in every woman - a lot in every man. »

-Joan Crawford.

«I JUST READ EVERYTHING»

Today in "hey, didn't we already know that?" is a recent study out of the University of Texas showing that women hit a sexual peak in middle age. But the reason might surprise you. According to the researchers, what's ramping up the libidos of women in their 30s and 40s is their declining fertility. Women of a certain age, says study author David Buss, have a psychological urge to "facilitate conception before the window of opportunity closes."Buss and his team of psychologists surveyed over 800 women and found that women ages 27 to 45 were more likely than either their highly fertile younger sisters (ages 18 to 26) or the menopausal set (over 46) to "have frequent sexual fantasies," "think about sexual activity," or display "a willingness to have casual sex." And from an evolutionary biology standpoint, the researchers argue, that makes sense -- in order to propagate the species, women with declining fertility recognize, consciously or otherwise, that if they want to have children, well, they'd better snap to it. In other words, when your biological clock says jump, you better, uh, run off and have lots of sex.

-Salon
July 7 2010

Thursday, July 08, 2010

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

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

«I'm in show business... I want to hang out with Janet Jackson, not Jesse Jackson.»

-Chris Rock

«POP ART IS FOR EVERYONE»

In a chapter heading in Generation X, (Douglas) Coupland might have declared “Shopping is Not Creating,” but now, 48, he finds himself in agreement with younger artists for whom “to use retail as a mode of creative expression just seems utterly natural.” Besides the clothing and accessories, twenty regular Roots stores across Canada — as well as pop-up shops in Toronto (at 680 Queen Street West) and Vancouver (at 36 Powell Street) operating until July 28 — will carry furniture designs, such as tables with line tower bases and tops of concentric circles inspired by rinks for hockey and curling.Ever since he was a child, Coupland was interested in pop art and the magic of commerce. As a teenager in 1979 visiting New York for the first time, he went to the Fiorucci store, an emporium famous for its colourful array of products. It “blew my mind, like a Leo Castelli gallery had exploded, and these were the fragments that came out of it.”

-Toronto Star
July 8 2010

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

«Hockey is a sport for white men. Basketball is a sport for black men. Golf is a sport for white men dressed like black pimps.”

– Tiger Woods

YOUTH WITHOUT COCKINESS IS NO YOUTH AT ALL

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: WOMEN MAG: WHAT GUYS SECRETLY THINK OF YOUR HAIR AND MAKEUP WHEN JERKING OFF ON YOUR FACE!

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MEN IS THE NEW DUMB

The sad fact is that we're producing a whole sub-species of men that nobody wants. Employers don't want them. Society doesn't want them. Women don't want them. Or only for their sperm. Which, of course, ensures that the whole damned merry-go-round of boys with no fathers, and few male teachers, and few male role models (except a bunch of preening idiots who are famous for being famous and footballers who are famous for being rubbish) judders miserably on.

-The Independent
July 1 2010

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

«BEAUTY IS A SIGN OF INTELLIGENCE»

Monday, July 05, 2010

LE MARCHÉ DE L'ART

Il y a quelque chose d'un peu absurde aujourd'hui quand on regarde la situation du marché de l'art. Comme si n'existait d'un côté que l'artiste qui débute à peine sa carrière et sur lequel on spécule sans fin, ou de l'autre côté les blue chips de l'art contemporain se vendant pour des dizaines de millions de dollars. Évidemment les valeurs sures sont les artistes déja inscrits depuis un bon moment dans l'histoire de l'art mais encore étrangement sous le radar des amateurs/ spéculateurs.

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: WOMEN MAG: OUR TEN SEXIEST JEANS EVER! YES, YES EVER! ...UNTIL OUR NEXT ISSUE!

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«I THINK THE YOUTH OF TODAY ARE TERRIFIC»

«GOOD BUSINESS IS THE BEST ART»

The recovery in the global art market slowed at the latest bellwether auctions of Impressionist and contemporary works where overpriced lots struggled to attract bidding, dealers said. Expectations for two weeks of London sales had been raised by recent auction records for works by Alberto Giacometti, Pablo Picasso and Amedeo Modigliani and reports of brisk business at the Art Basel fair in Switzerland. Sellers pushed up estimates at a time when choosy buyers are now only willing to pay the largest sums for the best trophy works, dealers said.

Bloomberg
July 2 2010

Sunday, July 04, 2010

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

«I want women to want sex as much as men want sex».

-Camille Paglia.

«BEAUTY IS A SIGN OF INTELLIGENCE»

THE 25 YEAR OLD VIRGIN

-Warhol: «I think I was 25 the first time I had sex»

-Victor: Then what happened?

-Warhol: I stopped at twenty-six. But the first time I ever knew about sex was at Northside, Pittsburgh, under the stairs and they made this funny kid suck this boy off. I never understood what it meant».

Victor Bockris
Blueboy
October 1980

Saturday, July 03, 2010

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE A JEWISH ART DEALER WILL ASK JEFF KOONS TO CREATE A NEW «TEN JEWS OF THE 21st CENTURY» SERIE INCLUDING:

Michael Bloomberg
Elie Broad
Alain Finkielkraut
Eric Zemmour
Joseph Mugrabi
Steven Cohen
Larry Ellison
Michael Dell
Steven Spielberg
Bernard Henri Levy

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«I LIKE EVERYBODY'S ART»


Artwork by Jacomo Pontormo

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

Justin Timberlake in new fragrance ad.

Next!

«I JUST READ EVERYTHING»

Art collector Charles Saatchi plans to donate his Saatchi Gallery containing 200 works of art worth £25 million to the British public.Mr Saatchi, who was born to Iraqi Jewish parents and is married to Nigella Lawson, announced his 70,000 sq ft gallery in Chelsea, home to pieces by Tracey Emin and Jake and Dinos Chapman, will be renamed the Museum of Contemporary Art and will be open free to the public when he retires. A spokeswoman for the gallery said it was “currently in discussion with potential government departments who would own the works on behalf of the nation. “All costs associated with the storage, restoration or cataloguing the collection will be borne by the museum.”

Friday, July 02, 2010

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

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

“Art is skill, that is the first meaning of the word.”

-Henry Geldzahler

«ANYONE CAN TAKE A GOOD PICTURE»

Julian Schnabel was an art-superstar before turning his hand to writing, music, film, and architecture. A true renaissance man, Schnabel is now touting his large-format Polaroid photographs in a 100-image exhibition at the NRW-Forum in Düsseldorf, which runs through July 11, and an impressive, new Prestel monograph, which releases June 30.Turning the 20 x 24 Polaroid camera on friends and family over the course of six years, from 2002 to 2008, Schnabel captured fleeting moments in his Manhattan, Montauk, and Brooklyn studios and other locations related to his art and interests. Schnabel’s pals Mickey Rourke, Christopher Walken, and Lou Reed are caught on camera hanging out with the artist, while Takashi Murakami, Max von Sydow, and Dick Cavett are documented dropping by the studio to visit.Impressionistic views of Schnabels’ paintings and sculptures in his various studios and interior shots of his design projects, such as the Gramercy Park Hotel and Palazzo Chupi, as well as a selection of “crazy people” complete the instantaneous, snapshot-like oeuvre. Occasionally marked with paint, Schnabel’s Polaroids offer a behind the scenes look at one of the most motivated creative forces of the past 40 years.

-Flavorwire.com
June 30 2010

«I NEVER READ I JUST LOOK AT PICTURES«

WARHOL AND THE AMERICAN FITNESS OBSESSION

«I'm just starting to get a good body. I wish Id started exercising when I was young, I could have had a good body all my life».

The Andy Warhol Diaries
Dec 14 1981

«OH, ART IS TOO HARD»

If you feel a giddy rush of nostalgia at MoMA's new show, then you were probably around (and conscious) in the '60s and '70s. It was a time when current events -- war, social unrest and creeping gentrification -- found their way onto canvas, and folks such as Robert Rauschenberg, Yoko Ono and Robert Mapplethorpe were thinking way out of the box.
Those three and nearly 60 others are represented in "Contemporary Art From the Collection," a show that's, by turns, provocative, poignant and stupefying.From the 150,000 or so objects in MoMA's collection, curators Kathy Halbreich and Christophe Cherix have plucked 130 works dating from the late '60s to the present. Many, either for lack of space or context, have languished in MoMA's storage lockers for years.So it's thrilling to see, say, Kara Walker's 50-foot-long installation with a title nearly as unwieldy: "Gone: An Historical Romance of a Civil War as It Occurred b'tween the Dusky Thighs of One Young Negress and Her Heart," a slyly subversive take on Victorian-era silhouettes, suffused with sex and violence

New York Post
July 2 2010

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

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

It appears Enrique Iglesias and Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino have really hit it off. After the cast of MTV's "Jersey Shore" worked their fist-pumping skills in Iglesias' video for "I Like It" (also featuring Pitbull), the Latin hitmaker says he'd totally be open to a collaboration with the ab-tastic "Shore" star."I wouldn't mind it," Iglesias told E! Online about teaming with the Situation for a track. Sorrentino has been branching out from his gym, tanning and laundry duties, dropping a Baltimore club-influenced single called "The Situation Rap," replete with wheezing alarms and Fatman Scoop's amped-up hollers. Iglesias explained that a potential collaboration hinged on the type of track they came up with, but conceded that hooking up with Sorrentino would be a blast.

MTV.com

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

The top-selling lot at the Post-War & Contemporary Art Evening Sale in London on 30 June was Silver Liz by Andy Warhol, an icon of Pop Art and one of only 2 paintings to depict the celebrated actress with her legendary violet eyes. Unseen in public for over 20 years, the work was executed in 1963, the year that she became the first $1 million actress in Hollywood. It sold to an anonymous bidder for £6,762,150. (RT: 1:45)

Christies.com

Thursday, July 01, 2010

«EVERYTHING IS BEAUTIFUL»


Artwork BY Robert Mapplethorpe

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

«I don't think when I make love».

-Brigitte Bardot.

IS WARHOL PORTRAIT OF «JEWS OF THE 20th CENTURY» GOOD FOR THE JEWS?

Thirty years ago, Andy Warhol's "Ten Portraits of Jews of the Twentieth Century" opened in New York to critical derision. The curmudgeonly Hilton Kramer famously chipped away at Warhol's already diminished reputation, which was in free fall until Warhol's death in 1987. At the time, Kramer and others ridiculed Warhol's project as one more example of cynical spuriousness by the artist. This scorn for Warhol's late period work is partially recounted in The New York Times story published only a few weeks ago and taped to one of the exhibition walls at the Oregon Jewish Museum, where Warhol's portrait show of great Jewish individuals has re-emerged. Looking at them now, the 10 portraits don't seem fresh, but they hardly seem the stuff of controversy. They're benign, hollow works. There's no there there. But that was the complaint issued by critics then. These were some of the century's most extraordinary figures, after all -- Sigmund Freud, Gertrude Stein, Golda Meir, Albert Einstein and George Gershwin among them. They deserved gravitas, depth, meaning. But Warhol depicted them with laissez-faire, without too much thought. The portraits are soulless and rightly fuel the perception that they were like a lot of late Warhol works -- about the bottom line. But that's true of much of Warhol's oeuvre, and in retrospect, what's so puzzling about those criticisms at the time. Warhol's genius was conceptual -- it was about the art of commercial marketing and manipulation, crafting public perception. Indeed, Warhol's art was about the craft of meretriciousness, which Damien Hirst has since brilliantly made into his own kind of currency.

www.oregonlive.com

«ATHLETES ARE GOING TO BE THE NEW MEDIA STARS»

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE EMERGING NEW ARTISTS WILL SELL THEIR WORK AT WAL MART AND IN SUPERMARKETS

«GOOD BUSINESS IS THE BEST ART»

Andrew Ong, an architectural designer based in New York, has discovered up-and-comers by seeking out art that challenges him. When he began collecting in the 1980s, he coveted sculpture by established minimalist artists Dan Flavin and Donald Judd that he couldn’t afford.Instead, he bought one of four identical stainless-steel sculptures titled “Fisherman Golfer” by a relative unknown named Jeff Koons at a Los Angeles gallery for $15,000 in 1986. In May of this year, another of the sculptures, which ended up in the collection of the late best-selling author Michael Crichton, fetched $434,500 at Christie’s in New York.“I bought that Koons because it was really interesting and new,” Ong, 54, says. “It was the art of my generation.”
Ong has bought early works by Richard Prince and Felix Gonzalez-Torres for a fraction of what they would cost now. Ong’s advice to new collectors: Follow your eyes and ignore what’s fashionable at the moment.“To have a strong feeling about something -- loving or hating it -- that’s what I am looking for,” he says.

-Bloomberg
June 30 2010

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