Friday, December 31, 2010

WARHOLIAN NEWS HEADLINE

“Tired Gay succumbs to Dix in 200 meters”

Headline on a July 3 Reuters article about Walter Dix beating Tyson Gay in the 200 meters at the Prefontaine Classic Diamond League track meet. (Reuters.com, July 3)

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

«I JUST READ EVERYTHING»

"You've written four autobiographical novels and one real autobiography. Haven't you already covered this material?" So an interviewer asks Edmund White at the end of this latest memoir."Oddly enough I haven't," he replies, and proves so in these profound, pithy, and perceptive reflections on 1960s and 1970s New York, which pay particular attention to an emerging gay consciousness and his own turbulent development as a writer and gay man. None of White's material appears rehashed or glib, with its seamless blend of city history, literary diary and gossip chronicle. The city, described so vigourly, appears embodied and inseparable from his portrait of the struggling – and emerging – artist as a young man.

-The Independent
December 31 2010

LOVE IT!

-A guy came over and said that he had the biggest cock in L.A , so I offered to sign it and Marisa got so excited she leaned over to look at the cock and her hair caught fire in the flames of a candle, it was like instant punishment.

-The Andy Warhol Diaries
September 24 1978

Thursday, December 30, 2010

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

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

Curbed.com put together a list of the top 20 residential sales in the Big Apple this year -- and each sale is more than $20 million.At the top of the list is 1009 Fifth Ave., reportedly bought by Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim for a jaw-dropping $44 million. The upper East Side mansion - called the Duke Seamans mansion - is 20,000 square feet.In close second is the penthouse at the famed 15 Central Park West building, which sold for $40 million, the site reports. The home earned the title "New York's most expensive condo" and is located on the 41st floor and boasts sweeping views of the city.Interestingly, the number three and five spots on the list go to one penthouse in the Trump International building.It was reportedly sold to party-happy Malaysian millionaire Jho Lo for more than $33 million earlier this year. After rumored trouble with his neighbors, he sold the property just last week to an unidentified buyer for $30 million.Others on the list include a penthouse at The Plaza hotel for $24 million; the tallest residential building on Park Avenue for $23.9 million; and the $20 million upper East Side townhouse bought by artist Jeff Koons.

-NY Daily News
December 30 2010

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

«Boredom is just the reverse side of fascination: both depend on being outside rather than inside a situation, and one leads to the other.»

-Arthur Schopenhauer

«LAND IS REALLY THE BEST ART»

PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: TABOO

Gays in the military was never a real taboo. The intellectual laziness and abyssal stupidity of most gay men is...

WOMEN IN REVOLT

Her official biographer, deirdre bair, reports that Beauvoir wrote The Second Sex in fourteen months--on amphetamines and "never sleeping." That explains a lot. Although there are flashes of wit and erudition, the book is a tangle of facts, theories, lists of names, and pronouncements about women from the beginning of time, drawn from social science, biology, religion, philosophy (primarily existentialism and Marxism), and literature. It also contains a lot of sweeping declarations: "In all civilizations and still in our day," says Beauvoir, "woman inspires man with horror: it is the horror of his own carnal contingence, which he projects upon her." In marathon sessions at the Bibliotheque Nationale, Beauvoir gathered together every scrap of information she could find on the topic of women and jammed it all into the book.She made no effort to distinguish relevant from irrelevant material. In a brief section on the history of women from the 16th through the 18th century, she spends 22 lines on a plot summary of an obscure 16th-century play. A few pages later, she devotes 24 lines altogether to five giants of the Enlightenment: Diderot, Voltaire, Condorcet, Montesquieu, and Helvetius. They were all passionate defenders of women’s rights and crucial to the movement that would lead slowly, inexorably to the liberation of women in the West. Beauvoir mentions in passing that these philosophers viewed women as "human beings equal to those of the strong sex," which would seem to contradict her claim that, "In all civilizations…woman inspires man with horror." Women inspired men like Diderot, Voltaire, and Condorcet with admiration and respect.

-Christina Hoff Sommers
Dec 8 2010

Monday, December 27, 2010

YOUTH WITHOUT COCKINESS IS NO YOUTH AT ALL

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

«The man who can dominate a London dinner-table can dominate the world.»

-Oscar Wilde

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

Hugh Hefner announce third marriage to 24 year old.

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Sunday, December 26, 2010

«I NEVER READ. I JUST LOOK AT PICTURES»

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

In what could be read as a comment on the value of art and the artists that create them, British duo transformed the conceptual artists Damien Hirst and Jeff Koons, and surrealist legend Salvador Dali into Lego sculptures.
Hirst is depicted with his infamous shark-in-a-tank installation (The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living), Koons with his basketballs one, and Dali with his Lobster Telephone oddity.

-www.designtaxi.com

«THERE SHOULD BE COURSE IN FIRST GRADE ON LOVE»

(Commenting on the the idea that Rape is a crime of violence and not of sex and that no always mean no)


-«Both these statements are stupid. They are totally meaningless»

-Camille Paglia

Thursday, December 23, 2010

«BEAUTY IS A SIGN OF INTELLIGENCE»

«SHOPPING IS MORE AMERICAN THAN THINKING»

Do you always wonder why your partner/husband is always in a rush to purchase whatever he wants and gets out of the shopping mall as soon as possible? As per a new study recently presented, the difference in men and women’s shopping style and time they devote to the activity can be traced back to the ritual of hunting and gathering they followed in ancient times. In ancient times, men and women’s work was divided, primarily in two categories, hunting and gathering. While men went hunting in order to get food for their families, women stayed at home with children, gathered edible plants, fruits etc. and knew when was the best time to harvest crops.And as per study researcher Daniel Kruger from the University of Michigan School of Public Health, this very attitude is still being followed by men and women across world, though, on a sub-conscious level and is on display whenever both the sexes go shopping.This rule also explains why women take a lot of time on finding the right kind of household item/outfit, while men decide in beforehand of what they want, like they used to on what animal to hunt in ancient period to save time

themedguru.com

GOOD CATHOLIC BOY

«Ultimately Warhol's private moral reference was to the supreme kitsch of the Catholic church. »

-Allen Ginsberg

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

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

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

Paris Hilton in plane scare.

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JOHN BALDESSARI

From his home in Santa Monica, Baldessari has a front-row seat to observe the spread of celebrity culture. And the art world has not been immune. In recent years, he has watched as celebrities have been the subject of exhibitions and a young generation has aspired to become artists as a means to achieve fame."Quite often here in Los Angeles at the opening of shows at museums, they have hundreds of paparazzi and people from the movie industry," he says. "It is getting to the point where these shows are just for the benefit of people showcasing themselves. The artist is now becoming the work of art and people who are not artists but have some eccentric behaviour are becoming works of art . . . the tail is beginning to wag the dog."Baldessari has spent most of his life in Los Angeles, a city more associated with film and music than cutting-edge art. He is not the only visual artist to have done so – Bill Viola, Ed Ruscha and David Hockney also call it home – and says there's a freedom in living far from the art world centres of New York or Europe

www.smh.com

Monday, December 20, 2010

«MORE THAN ANYTHING PEOPLE JUST WANT STARS»

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

«Everything that goes up must come down. But there comes a time when not everything that's down can come up. »

-George Burns

«I JUST READ EVERYTHING»

There he was on national television, the self-styled "Queen of Mean." Celebrity blogger Perez Hilton sat bolt upright in an almost-conservative jacket and tie. He pledged: no more nastiness, no more bullying and no more outing of gay men.
When I called Hilton this week, it had been a little more than seven weeks since his appearance on "Ellen." He pronounced himself, yes, nice. Or at least nicer. "I have done what I said I would do," Hilton said. "There is no going back."
In recent weeks, there's no doubt that the Viceroy of Venom, the Prince of Puerile has sheathed his deadliest lance. Gone are messages scrawled over photos proclaiming stars ugly, duplicitous or washed up. Raunchy drawings have vanished. Stars still have been deemed liars, but with almost-forgiving question marks attached.If this relative moderation is a betrayal to a few fans of the wildly popular perezhilton.com, it doesn't appear to be hurting the bottom line. Traffic has held roughly steady at about 1 million unique visitors a week, according to figures from comScore, and Hilton, 32, claims he's so committed to change, he's willing to lose some of his audience if need be.

-LA Times
Dec 4 2010

«YOUTH WITHOUT COCKINESS IS NO YOUTH AT ALL»

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE THE BIGGEST CLASH OF VALUES & CIVILIZATION WILL BE BETWEEN CHINA AND JEWS WORLDWIDE

Copyright by IVAN

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

Madonna ready to get back to music

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Sunday, December 19, 2010

«I LIKE EVERYBODY'S ART»


Artwork by Mark Rothko

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

«School shootings were invented by blacks... and stolen by the white man.»

-Chris Rock

Saturday, December 18, 2010

«I JUST READ EVERYTHING»

Now hope is on the move. According to the Pew Research Centre, some 87% of Chinese, 50% of Brazilians and 45% of Indians think their country is going in the right direction, whereas 31% of Britons, 30% of Americans and 26% of the French do. Companies, meanwhile, are investing in “emerging markets” and sidelining the developed world. “Go east, young man” looks set to become the rallying cry of the 21st century.

-The Economist
Dec 16 2010

«BEAUTY IS A SIGN OF INTELLIGENCE»

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

«My father worked hard, but we were still very poor; and I didn't want anybody arguing about money, so I became the entertainer - the one who wanted everyone to be happy. I didn't want there to be any problems.»

-Diana Ross

«THERE SHOULD BE COURSE IN FIRST GRADE ON LOVE»

« There may have been cases when I would have gone over the line. I understand when men complain about women giving mixed messages, because women have given me a lot of mixed messages. I understand the rage that this can cause.»

-Camille Paglia
Playboy magazine
may 1995

Friday, December 17, 2010

«MY FAVORITE THING TO BUY IS UNDERWEAR»

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: JEWISH MAG: IS JULIAN ASSANGE GOOD FOR THE JEWS?

BEFORE THE 600 MILLIONS USERS WORKING FOR FREE TO MAKE FACEBOOK OWNER RICHER

Part of Warhol's brilliance at an early age was getting people to help him for free. In the 50s he would have these coloring parties where he would invite his friends to Serendipity 3 to help him hand-color his blotted line drawings, and he had his mother help him as well. He certainly had paid assistants, too. All of his films made it look like people in the factory were just sitting around, but he was certainly very good at getting people to work for him for free, and I'm sure it was mutually beneficial. It turned from the "Factory" into the "Office", and his staff members grew as his life progressed. But he certainly did know how to run a business and get the most out of his employees.

-ArtInfo
Dec 18 2010

Thursday, December 16, 2010

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

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

«The genius of Einstein leads to Hiroshima»

-Pablo Picasso

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

WOMEN IN REVOLT

But there are still girls who make it bad for girls. Young girls are always showing me their diamond engagement rings. “Look, Fran!” It’s so old-fashioned. I think that I am too old to feel that people who are kids remind me of my parents. Someone my age is supposed to be angered by kids. You’re supposed to say, “These crazy kids—what will they think of next?” You’re not supposed to say, “These kids are so boring. These kids are so regressive.” It’s like the 1950s. The 1950s weren’t just about great suits. That time was really suffocating. So it seems to me that people, especially women, especially women who have all these choices, are now looking for things that aren’t oppressive exactly but are pretty suffocating. What used to be called middle-class respectability looked like it was going to disappear, but it didn’t. It’s returned. It just returned in a different costume. If you do it in a loft instead of a split-level in the suburbs, it’s still the same. I’m not saying you shouldn’t be allowed to do it; I’m saying it’s suburban. This is why New York today seems suburban to me—all kids and babies in strollers. It’s 1950s domestic life. The sidewalks are the same size, but now you have twins and dogs.

-Fran Lebowitz
New York Observer

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

YOUTH WITHOUT COCKINESS IS NO YOUTH AT ALL

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

Paris Hilton to launch MotoGrand prix team.

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DAMIEN HIRST

Hirst is also still painting in his “little garden shed” in Devon – as he has since 2006. He’s sanguine about the reception of the Wallace Collection show: “I was up for a slapping,” he says. “I didn’t look at the paintings and say, ‘Oh my God! The critics are absolutely right, I’m going to hang myself.’ Andy Warhol says if anyone hates it, do more.” Hirst makes a painterly swirl in the air with his hand.The idea of another big auction doesn’t seem to appeal. His ebullient business manager, Frank Dunphy, who badgered him into going to Sotheby’s, retires at Christmas at 73. Hirst feels lucky to have been so well represented. But he is planning a big sculpture show in five years. As usual, the work will be made at the Pangolin Foundry in Gloucestershire and he already has a title – Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable – “a kind of fantasy on a ship that went down”. My interest is aroused: this sounds like Hirst at his imaginative, outrageous best. I tell him he’s always been good at titles – “I should’ve been a poet,” he laughs.

-Financial Times
Dec 3 2010

Monday, December 13, 2010

«I JUST READ EVERYTHING»

Since the Great Recession began there has been a palpable shift in power away from America and toward China. Its effect on everything from commodity markets to global supply chains and military plans is undeniable. Unfortunately, not all the reforms in China are keeping up with the great economic and human rights ones the government has implemented.
To cement its superpower status, China needs to improve its educational system so it doesn't just produce great academic research and innovation but also attracts the world's top students. All great powers draw in the world's best and train the future leaders of their allies and vassal states. That is soft power at its finest. The British have had Eton and Oxford, the U.S. St. Paul's and Harvard. China needs its own global centers of learning.

-Forbes
Dec 13 2010

«MY FAVORITE THING TO BUY IS UNDERWEAR»

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

Madonna's Material Girl clothing line to launch spring 2011.

-Next!

«I LIKE MONEY ON THE WALL»

GAGOSIAN

Empire: Eleven galleries in eight cities, with a third sought in London.
Artists: Won Robert Rauschenberg estate from Pace and represents work of former Pace protege James Turrell, as well as Jeff Koons and Damien Hirst.
Business coup: Call to Burton and Emily Tremaine led to sale of their Mondrian, Victory Boogie-Woogie, to Condé Nast publisher Si Newhouse for $12m.


PACE

Empire: Four Manhattan galleries, an outlet in Beijing among other art venues, new showroom planned for London.
Artists: Mark Rothko, Bridget Riley, Zhang Xiaogang, Keith Tyson.
Business coup: Beat Gagosian to estate of Willem de Kooning; has secured the services of Mollie Dent-Brocklehurst.

-The Guardian
Dec 13 2010

Sunday, December 12, 2010

«I NEVER READ I JUST LOOK AT PICTURES»

«I JUST READ EVERYTHING»

-But surely, the culture as a whole has also become far less homophobic than before.

-It is on the wane, and you see a lot of data supporting that. But there has been something of a backlash in some places, in light of the sea change in legal recognition of same-sex relationships over the past decade. When Howard Dean signed the first civil union legislation in Vermont in 2000, people couldn't believe it. Ten years later we have civil unions in eight or nine states and legal marriage in nine or 10 countries and five states, including Canada, D.C., Mexico City. This amount of change is unsettling for a lot of people, and the schools are a place where a lot of these values issues are heavily contested. In a number of schools, at this point, we see a situation that might actually be worse than 10 years ago.

-www.salon.com

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

Perez Hilton unveils Lady GaGa wax statues.

-Next!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

«SHOPPING IS MORE AMERICAN THAN THINKING»

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: JEWISH MAG: IS ECONOMIC POWER MOVING TO ASIA GOOD FOR THE JEWS?

«GOOD BUSINESS IS THE BEST ART»

Records fell at auction in New York and London this week, with two sensational prices made in very different fields. In New York, Tuesday’s sale at Sotheby’s of the late Clarence Day’s small but very fine collection of antiquities was a “white glove” affair, meaning that every one of the 38 lots sold. Taking pride of place was a marble bust of Antinous, the beautiful youth beloved of Emperor Hadrian, whom Hadrian deified after his mysterious death in AD 130. Dating from AD 130-138, it was the only known classical representation of Antinous, apart from coins, to be identified by an inscription – “M. Lucius Flaccus (dedicated this) to the hero/god Antinous”. The bust’s $2m-$3m estimate was left in the dust when a European collector, during an 11-minute three-way bidding battle, was forced to pay $23.8m for the prize.

-Financial Times
Dec 10 2010

Friday, December 10, 2010

«BEAUTY IS A SIGN OF INTELLIGENCE»

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

Madonna to open second gym in Moscow.

-Next!

CATHERINE ZETHA JONES & MICHAEL DOUGLAS EXPLAINED

«I always think beautiful movie stars are like royalty. They should marry someone really rich so they never have to think about working and money»

-Andy Warhol
Interview magazine
April 1975

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

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

Karl Lagerfeld’s latest photography project, ‘The Beauty of Violence’, invites you to look voyeuristically upon the male form in various stages of what is referred to as ‘an erotic seizure’ by the publishers, Steidl. The book is Karl’s thirtieth as a photographer, a career which began when the designer started shooting Chanel’s press kits and catalogues in 1987. ‘The Beauty of Violence’ is the result of a collaboration between Karl and his current model muse, Baptiste Giabiconi, whose sculptural poses are showcased to perfection. Baptiste’s impressive physique is contrasted with theatrical facial expressions of rage and pain which question the threat of violence in the presence of his beauty.Karl’s use of light and employment of double exposure techniques present an image that is at once visually arresting but simultaneously highlight the glamorisation of violence in the age of big brother. As the images progress, so does the theme, escalating from violence to erotic pleasure.
In the book’s opening sequence, Karl quotes the Spanish-American poet and novelist George Santayana, who suggested in his title ‘The Sense of Beauty’ that “beauty can also exist in violence.”

MARTIN SCORCESE DOCUMENTARY ABOUT FRAN LEBOWITZ

Over 80-some-odd minutes, Lebowitz chats with an unseen interviewer, talks onstage with Toni Morrison and is shown in various clips, from "Law and Order" guest stints to bantering with Conan O'Brien. In almost every venue, she's quick-witted, trenchant and provocative."Too many people are writing books, period," she proclaims, blaming an unwarranted abundance of self-esteem among aspiring authors. Later, she cites the preoccupation with fame Andy Warhol spoke of as "what happens when an inside joke gets into the water supply." And why, she marvels wryly, would gays even want to marry or join the military?Scorsese punctuates Lebowitz's musings and reminiscences with various TV clips, including one in which William F. Buckley and Gore Vidal nearly come to blows. But we seldom escape the company of the author herself, who dares opine that the AIDS epidemic diluted the culture by ushering in a "last man standing" scenario, as those people who weren't getting laid (presumably more boring, and less attractive) survived.

-Variety

Thursday, December 09, 2010

«I LIKE EVERYBODY'S ART»


Artwork by Eddie Martinez

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

Paris Hilton not wanted at Nicole Ritchie's wedding

-Next!

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE IMAGES OF PRO ATHLETES FUCKING THEIR GROUPIES WILL REPLACE THE TRADITIONAL SEXY POSE JOCK CALENDAR

Copyright by IVAN

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

«I NEVER READ I JUST LOOK AT PICTURES»

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

Madonna's new toyboy says he like being in control.

-Next

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

«I JUST READ EVERYTHING»

-Camille Paglia: «Yeah you're bullshitting-it's a whole style. This is why feminists tuning in to you for a minute get so repelled. I try to tell people this is the way real men talk»

- Howard Stern: «That's the point. I could play the game-I could do a Phil Donahue show and have women thinking I'm the sensitive man. In fact, put me in a room with any woman who hate my guts. In five minutes, I bet I could win her over. But it's all horse shit. Every guy can horse-shit like that. Everything is smoke and mirrors. I'm writing the truth about guys think. It's not what women want to hear»

-The Advocate
November 28 1995.

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

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE DAMIEN HIRST WILL CREATE AN EXCLUSIVE DILDOS COLLECTION FOR THE GAGOSIAN GALLERIES

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WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

«Art produces ugly things which frequently become more beautiful with time. Fashion, on the other hand, produces beautiful things which always become ugly with time.»

-Jean Cocteau

Monday, December 06, 2010

«PEOPLE FORGET HOW HARD IT IS TO BE A MOVIE STAR»

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

Condom manufacturer Proper Attire collaborated with The Keith Haring Foundation to debut a line of art-inspired products at the Museum of Contemporary Art to mark World AIDS Day. Each box, which contains three packaged condoms, is printed with designs by Keith Haring, a noted 1980s New York pop artist and AIDS activist, reports the New York Daily News .
They're sold at MOCA and Opening Ceremony, a boutique in Manhattan , and a pack of three costs 5.99 dollars.

Sunday, December 05, 2010

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

«I think people of lesser talent will become stars.»

-Howard Stern

YOUTH WITHOUT COCKINESS IS NO YOUTH AT ALL

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE THE VATICAN WILL TRY TO HAVE A YOUNGER IMAGE BY ASKING JEFF KOONS TO DESIGN THE NEW POPEMOBILE

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MICHAEL JACKSON

«I love Steven Spielberg so much. I just love James Brown. He's phenomenal. I've never seen a performer create electricity with audience like James Brown. He's got everybody in his hands and whatever he wants to do with them he does it. It's amazing. I always thought he was underrated. I love Sammy Davis Jr. I love Fred Astaire. I love Georges Lucas. I'm crazy about Jane Fonda and Katherine Hepburn»

-Michael Jackson
Interview magazine
october 1982 p.31

SLEEP: 2010 VERSION

«GOOD BUSINESS IS THE BEST ART»

BALTIMORE - In the last 10 years of his life and career, Andy Warhol sold out. He jumped into the crassest of pop culture: He appeared on junk TV such as "The Love Boat," turned out junk TV himself ("Andy Warhol's Fifteen Minutes" for MTV), applauded celebrities in his Interview magazine and made junk portraits of any of them who would pay. This "junk" turns out to have made Warhol one of the most compelling artists of the 20th century. That's the artist on display in a show called "Warhol: The Last Decade," on tour to the Baltimore Museum of Art from the Milwaukee Art Museum. By the time he died in 1987 at age 58, Warhol had turned selling out into his principal art form. He held a mirror up to our commodity culture by selling himself as a cultural commodity. This launched a major movement in art. Warhol on "The Love Boat" leads to Jeff Koons's radical experiment with hard-core shots of his wedded bliss with porn star Cicciolina. The diamond dust that Warhol sprinkled on the most sold-out of his portraits foreshadows Damien Hirst's diamond-studded skull. Warhol's ads for Coca-Cola are just a step away from Takashi Murakami's purses for Louis Vuitton.

-Washington Post

Saturday, December 04, 2010

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

«ANYONE CAN TAKE A GOOD PICTURE»

«GOOD BUSINESS IS THE BEST ART»

Sales (at Art Basel Miami) echoed what the recent New York auctions had intimated: the uppermost tier of the art industry is chugging along.“People are pumped up. They have money they don’t know what to do with,” said Houston Pop-art collector Frank Herzog, who is leading tours coordinated by AXA Art Insurance Ltd.During the opening hours, New York’s Acquavella Galleries sold a prime 1956 painting by the late California painter Richard Diebenkorn titled “Man Drawing.’’ The work was priced around $5 million, according to dealers. The same painting had sold at Sotheby’s in New York in 2005 for $2.1 million.

-Business Week
Dec 2 2010

Friday, December 03, 2010

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

«The first lover is kept a long while, when no offer is made of a second. »

-La Rochefoucauld

YOUTH WITHOUT COCKINESS IS NO YOUTH AT ALL

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

Madonna opens her new expensive gym.

-Next!

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE THE FOUNDER OF A NEW RELIGION WILL CLAIM TO HAVE RECEIVED NEW COMMANDMENTS FROM GOD ON HIS IPAD TABLET

Copyright by IVAN

«I THINK THE YOUTH OF TODAY ARE TERRIFIC»

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

«Only the shallow know themselves.»

-Oscar Wilde

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