Monday, January 31, 2011

«I LIKE EVERYBODY'S ART»


David Hockney IPAD ART

«I BELIEVE MEDIA IS ART»

Who says you can't teach old artists new tricks? English painter David Hockney, best known for elaborate photo collages and watercolors of Los Angeles swimming pools, has traded his paintbrush and camera for an iPad. The 73-year-old artist uses the electronic tablet as a sketchpad and sends his pictures of landscapes, flowers and caps to friends, according to the Los Angeles Times. "What fascinates me is not just technology but the technology of picture-making," Hockney tells writer Barbara Isenberg during a tour of his Yorkshire studio. "I spend more time painting, of course, but I treat the iPad as a serious tool. The iPad is influencing the paintings now with its boldness and speed."

-www.secondact.com

PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: ARTISTIC SENSIBILITY

An artist is someone who enjoy either very intellectual content or absolute TV trash, and nothing betwen the two...

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

IN THE FUTURE PETER ANTON'S WORK WILL BE CONSIDERED «BLUE CHIP ART»

«OHH, ART IS TOO HARD»

Marcel Duchamp’s only surviving readymade, the perfume flask Belle Haleine, Eau de Voilette, 1921, made a rare and brief appearance last week in Berlin. As Monopol and the Süddeutsche Zeitung report, the work used to be part of Yves Saint Laurent’s private collection until it was auctioned off two years ago for eleven million dollars in Paris. The buyer remains unknown. This solo exhibition––for only three days and nights––marks the work’s first appearance since the auction. Unlike Duchamp’s other readymades, which disappeared after their exhibition, Belle Haleine survived because the artist gave the work as a gift to his then-lover Yvonne Crotti.

-Artforum

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

«THERE SHOULD BE COURSE ON FIRST GRADE ON LOVE»

Reporter Alex Morris bravely embeds with a group of teenage girls and finds that they are flaunting sexy photos of themselves on Facebook and relishing the response it gets out of boys. A sampling of comments: "VERY SEXY... . I LIKEY" and "OMG OMG OMG OMG CAN WE PLEASE GET MARRIED!!!" (Ah, the poetry of youth.) As Morris puts it, this is "the secondhand sexual validation Facebook allows," and it's just one way that girls today are feeling out their "sexual potential online." One of the article's subjects takes delight not only in the responses her photos garner from the masses but also her boyfriend's jealous reaction to all the fawning. Naturally, there is also jealousy and competition between girls: Morris writes that one of her teen subjects feels betrayed when a female friend sends around a topless photo of herself "because she knows that the stakes have been raised, that she'll now have to do more to draw the male gaze her way."

-Salon
Dec 31 2011

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

Is Paris Hilton pregnant?

-Next!

Sunday, January 30, 2011

YOUTH WITHOUT COCKINESS IS NO YOUTH AT ALL

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

« In general, I feel that people like me. Or maybe sometimes it could be a mistake, but I don’t feel it, so it doesn’t matter! I am very lucky because I am doing the work that I dreamed of doing as a child.»

-Jean Paul Gaultier

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: DATING TIP: HOW TO MINIMIZE YOUR EXPRESSION LINES WHEN SEEING A NAKED MAN FOR THE FIRST TIME!

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«I THINK THE YOUTH OF TODAY ARE TERRIFIC»

PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: JERSEY SHORE TV SHOW

A sitcom merged with the Jerry Springer Show.

«I LIKE EVERYBODY'S ART»


Artwork by Michael Harrington

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

P Diddy added a bit of hip hop swagger to haute couture when he pitched up for the Paris Menswear Fashion Week shows tonight.The 41-year-old rap mogul - currently plugging new album Last Train To Paris with his outfit Diddy Dirty Money -  rubbed shoulders with fashion legend Karl Lagerfeld, 77, at the Dior Homme catwalk show.Real name Sean Combs, Diddy was at the glitzy bash with his Dirty Money backing singers Kalenna Harper and Dawn Richards to see the label's Fall/Winter 2011-2012 collection.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

«I LIKE MONEY ON THE WALL»

Self-portraits by Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat will star in contemporary-art auctions in London set to raise at least 72.5 million pounds ($116 million).A pair of Jeff Koons bear sculptures, a Gerhard Richter abstract and a pile of Ai Weiwei porcelain flower seeds are also among lots in the evening mixed-owner sales starting Feb. 15. The total minimum estimates are 14 percent higher than in 2010.Sotheby’s, Christie’s International and Phillips de Pury & Co.’s sales come as contemporary-art dealers look for price rises. Worldwide auctions slumped more than 50 percent in 2009. The once-booming market is still recovering, according to the French-based data company Artprice.

«PEOPLE IN UNIFORM ALWAYS LOOK SO GREAT»

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE COLLEGE PROGRAM ABOUT ACTING WILL OFFER A CLASS CALLED «SEX TAPE AS CAREER BOOST 101»

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

«I knew a transsexual guy whose only ambition is to eat, drink, and be Mary.»

-George Carlin

«BEAUTY IS A SIGN OF INTELLIGENCE»

KATHY GRIFFIN

Her fame rose, though, with "My Life on the D-List," a reality show that began in 2005 on the Bravo cable network. The show featured Griffin's relatives, boyfriends, co-workers in the publicity business and a slew of celebs from also-rans to the most popular. The show won back-to-back Emmy awards for best reality program in 2007 and 2008.As the show evolved, Griffin said celebrity culture changed "from people becoming famous because of their talent to people becoming famous due to a sex change or something."And I love keeping up with it. Even when you look at pro sports, it less about the talent and more about the scandals. You wouldn't have believed me five years ago if I said that Brett Favre and Tiger Woods would have been all over the news for sexting," she said.

www.rgj.com

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

Prince and Madonna ends decades-long feud.

-Next!

Friday, January 28, 2011

«MY FAVORITE THING TO BUY IS UNDERWEAR»

«I LIKE MONEY ON THE WALL»

Jan 27 (Reuters) - Auctioneer Christie's said on Thursday last year's record sales of 3.3 billion pounds ($5.0 billion) were sustainable due to the rising number of people buying art, and there was room for further growth."It is that rise of new registrants which really for me signals both sustainability and actually further potential growth," Jussi Pylkkanen, president of Christie's Europe, told Reuters in an interview.Christie's has reported a 53 percent jump in global sales last year. Its main rival, Sotheby's (BID.N), has yet to report but its auction sales also rose sharply last year to $4.3 billion.Pylkkanen said Christie's, the world's largest auction house, would focus on expanding its presence online and on developing a client base in mainland China. Christie's is owned by billionaire French businessman Francois Pinault.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE AN AMERICAN DESIGNER WILL LAUNCH A JERSEY SHORE INSPIRED COLLECTION CALLED «TRAIN WRECK COUTURE»

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

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

«Anything becomes interesting if you look at it long enough.»

-Gustave Flaubert

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

– Jersey Shore has what people want. What are the two big drivers of human drama throughout the history of entertainment? Romance and conflict. Well, guess what, Shakespere fans? That’s all Jersey Shore is! The show isn’t about solving crimes, healing patients, winning a competition any other form of “work” that populates most TV shows. Despite a few dull scenes in a T-shirt shop, Jersey Shore is about sex and fighting, distilling drama to its raw core. In each episode, the cast prepares for sex and fighting (ie: “gym-tan-laundry”), has sex and fight, and then — in true reality show fashion — endlessly discuss the sex and fighting that did (or did not) take place. Repeat cycle. In other words: It’s not that there’s something wrong with people for liking Jersey Shore, humans are wired to like Jersey Shore.

-Entertainment Weekly
january 27 2011

«LOOKING YOUNGER AND BEING YOUNGER IS THE ADOLESCENCE IDEA»

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE JEAN PAUL GAULTIER WILL DESIGN A COLLECTION INSPIRED BY THE SWISS GUARDS OF VATICAN CITY

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«I JUST READ EVERYTHING»

«I was a really lousy artist as a kid. Too abstract expressionist: or I'd draw a big ram's head, really messy. I'd never win painting contests. I remember losing to a guy who did a perfect Spiderman».

Jean Michel Basquiat
Interview magazine
January 1983

«I GREW UP A CATHOLIC AND I DON'T FEEL ANY DEMONS»

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

Welsh rugby player Gareth Thomas and UK singer Joe McElderry are among the openly gay celebrities on gay glossy Out's list of most eligible bachelors. The magazine is asking online readers to vote for their favorite gay bachelor out of 100 celebrities.
“No day strikes terror in the hearts of single gay men quite like Valentine's Day,” Out wrote. “But fear not – those of you in the market for a relationship are in luck.”Editors will post their top 10 “most dateable guys” on February 14. Nominees include rocker Adam Lambert, designer Marc Jacobs, figure skater Johnny Weir and Glee alumni Chris Colfer and Jonathan Groff.
Other candidates include celebrity blogger Perez Hilton, who recently promised to behave. Hilton outed former NSYNCer Lance Bass, also on the list. Porn stars on the list include Aiden Shaw, Francois Sagat and Colton Ford.

YOUTH WITHOUT COCKINESS IS NO YOUTH AT ALL

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE A SPINOFF OF WAL-MART STORES CALLED «WAL-MART EXCLUSIVES WILL SELL ORIGINAL ARTWORKS BY KOONS AND HIRST

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WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

"Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot."

-Charlie Chaplin

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

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

«I LIKE MONEY ON THE WALL»

£68 million

Picasso, Nude, Green Leaves and Bust

Christie’s, New York, May 4 2010

One of a series of highly prized, intimate portraits Picasso painted in 1932 of his lover, Marie-Thérèse Walter, this painting was always going to fly. Four years ago, another example from the series, Le Rêve, was about to be sold for $139m (£88m) when its owner, Steve Wynn, stuck his elbow through it by mistake. With a recession-friendly $70m to $90m (£44-£57m) estimate, this one sold to an anonymous buyer for $106.5m (£68m) – a record for any work of art at auction, proving that, even in hard times, the very rich will put their money into great art.

-The Telegraph

Monday, January 24, 2011

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

"It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child," ... "It takes a long time to become young"

-Pablo Picasso

«THE BIG STARS ARE NOT REALLY GOING TO BE WORKING»

POST WARHOL PREDICTION:WOMAN MAG: HAVE YOUR BRAIN REMOVED AND LOOSE THREE POUNDS INSTANTLY!

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

Kelly Osbourne is the new face of Madonna's clothing line.

-Next!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

«FOOTBALL IS REALLY THE BEST PLACE TO MEET MACHO GUYS»

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: JEWISH MAG: IS LARRY GAGOSIAN'S NEW HONG KONG GALLERY GOOD FOR THE JEWS?

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WOMEN IN REVOLT

The way to smash the glass ceiling, I was once told, is to smash the myth that women can have it all. There is a whole generation of women who were raised to believe that it is possible to have a stellar career, a wonderful marriage, an amazing sex life, several well-balanced children and still have time to see your girlfriends and get your hair done. I run a business, have three children and a husband and put dozens of women each year into senior and well-paid jobs and know this to be total rubbish. The eminent LSE sociologist Catherine Hakim recently published a paper that appears to suggest that, as a result, feminism is dead and most women now want to marry a rich husband and stay at home. This, in turn, has spawned acres of print, with Grazia magazine asking their readers to choose between ambition and "man-bition", and other papers describing the stay-at-home wife as the "ultimate luxury" for a successful man.

The Guardian
January 23 2011

Saturday, January 22, 2011

YOUTH WITHOUT COCKINESS IS NO YOUTH AT ALL

«THERE SHOULD BE COURSE ON FIRST GRADE ON LOVE»

HE SAID: Hey! (Accompanied by a head nod)

WE HEARD: You're not pretty enough to stop and talk to, but I will let you suck my cock later

HE SAID: You roommate seems nice

WE HEARD: You two ever do any lesbo action?

HE SAID: Can I borrow your notes?

WE HEARD: You wanna fuck?


-Playgirl magazine
November 2000

PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: PEAK

What we call the peak of athletic performance (between 26 and 28 years old) is also the peak of one's physical beauty...

«I LIKE EVERYBODY'S ART»


Artwork by Joe Fafard

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

«She got her looks from her father. He's a plastic surgeon.»

-Groucho marx

«I WANT MORE FAME»

Jake Halpern, author of the book, Fame Junkies: The Hidden Truths Behind America’s Favorite Addiction suggests, “Kids see fame as a cure-all for problems.” And why wouldn’t they? In culture-filled viral videos, young people today see fame as something that’s achievable for everyone, even if, like Joe the Plumber, it’s a brief flash. All it takes is one headline, and anyone can have a book deal, or be a movie of the week. When Andy Warhol said, “In the future everyone will be famous for fifteen minutes,” he may not have known how accurate his prediction would become for our society. We grab onto the newest craze, idea, or person, then promptly discard it when we become bored, or the next flavor-of-the-week arrives.

Friday, January 21, 2011

«I THINK THE BEST LOOKING PEOPLE ARE IN SPORT NOW»

PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: AGE

À 20 ans on couche à droite et à gauche. Après 40 ans mieux vaut coucher à droite seulement.

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

Ivanka Trump is pregnant.

-Next!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

«BEAUTY IS A SIGN OF INTELLIGENCE»

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

«To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all."

-Oscar Wilde

«GOOD BUSINESS IS THE BEST ART»

« It was a crazy time. Lots of people are saying I am a genius, because it was at the time when Lehman collapsed. I actually think I was damn lucky. For a few months after my sales were very rocky. Things have picked up now. The whole of Asia is opening up»

-Damien Hirst

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

YOUTH WITHOUT COCKINESS IS NO YOUTH AT ALL

«THERE SHOULD BE COURSE IN FIRST GRADE ON LOVE»

«The stories these women would tell me, especially the higher priced ones. The higher the price, the weirder the stories. The stranger stories were always with the senators and congressmen, the head of networks, the head of big corporations. It was like the more powerful and wealthy the men, the more bizarre their needs. These women believe that that's what men do on their lunch hour, men who run 17 companies want someone to beat them during their breaks»

-Jane Fonda
Interview magazine
March 1984

Monday, January 17, 2011

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

«I never learned anything about art in school»

-Jean Michel Basquiat

«I THINK THE YOUTH OF TODAY ARE TERRIFIC»

Sunday, January 16, 2011

PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: GAY MEN

Gay men used to be among the most driven people intellectually, economically and culturally. Now they are among the least.

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: JEWISH MAG: ARE 1.3 BILLION CHINESE PEOPLE MATCHING THE ETHNIC SOLIDARITY OF THE WORLD'S 17 MILLION JEWS GOOD FOR THE JEWS?

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«I LIKE EVERYBODY'S ART»


Artwork by Hong Hao

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

好的企业是最好的艺术

John Axford, director of Woolley & Wallis, said: "There are a number of very wealthy buyers who are trying to form their own collections and/or their own museums in China. A number of the Chinese super-rich are spending very large sums on the most prestigious works of art. We've been lucky enough to sell some of these."Although Sotheby's, Christie's and Bonhams are also achieving record prices thanks to the Chinese yuan, the regional auction houses are giving London a run for its money.Among its numerous multimillion-pound Chinese sales, Woolley & Wallis sold a mid-18th-century Qianlong carved jade water buffalo for £4.2m in 2009, then a UK record for an object sold outside London and the most expensive piece of jade ever sold in the world. In November it sold a Qianlong imperial jade deer for £3.8m.Such is the demand from Chinese collectors that rhino-horn libation cups – intricately carved ceremonial drinking vessels that once sold for a few hundred pounds – are changing hands for tens of thousands.

-The Guardian
January 16 2011

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

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

«When I liturgically married Gala I couldn't wait to get married again. I liked it a lot»

-Salvador Dali

Saturday, January 15, 2011

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: THE FUTURE OF WOMEN MAGS: HOW TO MATCH YOUR SEXUAL STYLE WITH YOUR CLOTHING STYLE!

Five best moves to try on a man when wearing (ad space for sale)!
Top ten tips for giving amazing BJ in these new hot (ad space for sale) bags and shoes!

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«I DON'T WANT REAL PEOPLE»

«I JUST READ EVERYTHING»

HONG KONG — A diamond-studded baby's skull by British artist Damien Hirst stares out across a brand new gallery in Hong Kong, smiling over Asia's rising demand for exorbitantly expensive works of art.It is the first time the work's controversial creator has exhibited in Asia, a sure sign that the epicentre of the world's art scene is shifting east -- following the money.
Entitled "For Heaven's Sake", the work is a platinum cast of a human baby skull with more than 16,000 diamonds embedded in it. It is the first time the work has gone on display anywhere."Diamonds are about perfection and clarity and wealth and sex and death and immortality," the artist said in Hong Kong ahead of the "Forgotten Promises" exhibition, which opens on Tuesday."They are a symbol of everything that's eternal, but then they have a dark side as well."
The infant, believed to have been aged around 40 weeks, has been dead a long time. The skull itself was part of a nineteenth century pathology collection owned by the artist and still sits in his studio.

Jan 14 2011

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: WOMAN MAG: HOW TO MINIMIZE YOUR EXPRESSIONS WRINKLES WHEN TAKING A LOOK AT YOUR AMOUNT OF DEBTS!

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«MY FAVORITE THING TO BUY IS UNDERWEAR»

Friday, January 14, 2011

IMAGINARY DIARIES OF A POP ARTIST

Jan 13 2011

Oh, why are there so many good-looking kids now? They should really do a movie about it. A movie with just one question. They would go to colleges and just ask nice kids: «How does it feel to be young and beautiful?» Hunks would smile with a grin à la Bruce Weber, beautiful girls would pose and show off their bodies while answering, guys would be swaggering, acting dumb and flexing their muscles while laughing, etc. That would be a great american documentary. Went to the office. Worked on my «Green Arizona Shooting» painting till 8:00.

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: THE FUTURE OF FITNESS MAGAZINES

Ten best food for right arm muscles
Ten best food for left arm muscles

YOUTH WITHOUT COCKINESS IS NO YOUTH AT ALL

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

“Lord, grant that I may always desire more than I accomplish”

-Michalangelo

«GOOD BUSINESS IS THE BEST ART»

The VIP (for Viewing in Private) Art Fair, which will open on January 22nd and run for a week, promises to cut costs dramatically for buyers and sellers of contemporary art: it will take place exclusively in the virtual world. VIP was created by James and Jane Cohan, a couple of New York art dealers who teamed up with two internet entrepreneurs three years ago when the art world was about to be hit by recession. At the last count 138 galleries from 30 countries had signed up. They range from established shops like London’s White Cube and New York’s David Zwirner to relative newcomers such as i8 in Reykjavik. Gallery owners can choose between three sizes of virtual booths for their wares, for about one-fifth as much as a traditional art fair charges. Mere browsing is free, although visitors must pay for access to an instant-messaging system, price lists and dealers’ private rooms.

-The Economist
jan 13 2011

Thursday, January 13, 2011

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: JEWISH MAG: IS CHINA NEW MILITARY POWER GOOD FOR THE JEWS?»

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

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: NY WOMAN MAG: «FAKE ORGASMS BETTER AND GET INVITED INTO UPPER EAST SIDE MANSIONS MORE OFTEN!

«THERE SHOULD BE COURSE IN FIRST GRADE ON LOVE»

With all that we know about the personal habits of male professional athletes, why do women keep marrying them?

Option A: Women love money. When you marry the Cowboys' quarterback, you know that along with his boyish good looks, you're going to get at least one monstrous house (which the hired help cleans for you), fame if you want it, in the form of some hideous reality show on E!, all the designer clothes and shoes your little heart's ever dreamed of and, when your 24-year-old ass starts to sag, the best plastic surgery NFL money can buy. So why not scream "yes, yes, yes"when he pops the question? Tons of women would love to be in your shoes. But as Eva Longoria, Deanna Favre, Elin Nordegren and countless other professional athletes' wives have learned, rich famous guys get ass thrown at them constantly and the majority of them step up and take a big ol' bite of it.

-Ohmilwaukee.com

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

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

«ATHLETES ARE GOING TO BE THE NEW MEDIA STARS»

Warhol was an outsider to the sports world, so securing athletes was not an easy task for Weisman. A few of the athletes had reservations about Warhol, most notably golfer Jack Nicklaus. “He had heard that Andy might be weird,” Weisman recalls. Most of the athletes agreed to the project when they learned that Muhammad Ali was on board. Warhol traveled to Ali’s boxing camp in Deerlake, PA to shoot the Champ, who understood Warhol’s unique place in the pop culture stratosphere and was excited about his selection. “This little negro from Kentucky couldn’t buy a fifteen hundred-dollar motorcycle a few years ago and now they pay twenty-five thousand dollars for my picture!”Similar to Ali, Abdul-Jabbar had no reservations about joining the project. “My initial reaction to being chosen to be in Andy Warhol’s athlete series was one of being proud that I was considered to be worthy of that distinction,” Abdul-Jabbar says via email. “I was aware of the fact that Warhol was an artist who had emerged to become one of the trend-setters in modern art.”Warhol flew to California to photograph Kareem on November 4, 1977. He was amazed at the center’s sheer size, commenting that he could literally fit between his legs. Abdul-Jabbar remembers Warhol as a relaxed and focused artist, who conducted the session seriously. “When I met with him to pose for the polaroids he used as a study of his subjects, I had an interesting talk with him concerning the impact of his art,” Abdul-Jabbar recalls. “He told me how various images—soup cans, cleaning products—were parodies of the nature of America’s popular culture. It made it possible for me to have an insight as to how Warhol’s images said something about who and what we are as a nation.”

www.slamonline.com
Oct 27 2010

Monday, January 10, 2011

WOMEN IN REVOLT

In 2010, three Muslim women in Malaysia who were caned for having sex outside of marriage claimed that the punishment was justified and even beneficial. The three women, aged 17-25, said they turned themselves in after feeling guilty for having pre-marital sex with their respective boyfriends. This sort of resignation to anti-feminist ideals is also reflected in the beliefs held by some Muslim women who not only accept but also defend the actions of men who abuse them (or other women) physically, psychologically, or through other means such as by forcing a girl into an arranged marriage. While many of these women are victims of the regimes they live under, this does not mean that they will not collude as misogynists themselves. Mothers who arrange for their daughters to undergo female genital mutilation or worse, the mother who stands by as her daughter becomes the victim of an honour killing may well have suffered in their own lives (and indeed they may participate in such misogynistic rituals because of their own normalised experience of suffering), but this does not excuse such abuse. Cultural relativism is not a defence for human rights abuses. So what is an appropriate feminist response to all this? How are feminists meant to react when, as happens in Western countries too, women act as their own worst enemy? It's a difficult dilemma. Painting Muslim women as victims only infantilises and alienates them. Conversely, ceding agency to Muslim women by claiming that they freely "choose" their religion only obfuscates the complex systems of power and gendered exploitation that continue to exist within many Muslim communities.

SMH.com

«I LIKE EVERYBODY'S ART»


Artwork by Anish Kapoor

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: WOMAN MAG: HOW TO GIVE YOUR MAN SATURN RINGS BLASTING ORGASMS!

«I JUST READ EVERYTHING»

«I grew up in Pontiac and it was during the riots and all the black people, the black families were coming into the neighborhood and all the white families were freaking out and moving out. That was during the 1960's when all the looting and stuff was going on. We were one of the families that didn't move»

Madonna
-Interview magazine
April 1983

Sunday, January 09, 2011

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

«MORE THAN ANYTHING PEOPLE JUST WANT STARS»

And Hollywood, true to form, is wallowing in self-pity. Celebrities want our sympathy and they’re willing to burst our bubble to prove it. Earlier this year, Joaquin Phoenix and Casey Affleck’s mockumentary, I’m Still Here, pulled back the curtain on the kind of devouring, narcissistic personal hell that has afflicted movie stars since the advent of the studio system.Sofia Coppola’s new film, Somewhere, takes it to a whole new level. In it, Stephen Dorff plays a disaffected Hollywood leading man who drifts around his suite at the Chateau Marmont hotel, ordering in strippers, indulging in random sex, and generally having no idea where, what or who he’s meant to be next. His chiselled blankness is as charismatic as it is disturbing – a metaphor for the allure of Hollywood itself, a place where illusion is everything.

-The Globe & mail
january 4 2011

Saturday, January 08, 2011

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

Thursday, January 06, 2011

YOUTH WITHOUT COCKINESS IS NO YOUTH AT ALL

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

«Before I speak, I have something important to say.»

-Groucho Marx

«I JUST READ EVERYTHING»

This anecdote illuminates much history. Throughout the nearly two thousand years of the Diaspora, Jews were repeatedly discriminated against, restricted in the activities they could undertake, on occasion expelled en masse, as in 1492 from Spain, and often the object of the extreme hostility of the peoples among whom they lived. They were able nonetheless to exist because of the absence of a totalitarian state, so that there were always some market elements, some activities open to them to enter. In particular, the fragmented political structure and the numerous separate sovereignties meant that international trade and finance in particular escaped close control, which is why Jews were so prominent in this area. It is no accident that Nazi Germany and Soviet Russia, the two most totalitarian societies in the past two thousand years (modern China perhaps excepted), also offer the most extreme examples of official and effective anti-Semitism.If we come to more recent time, Jews have flourished most in those countries in which competitive capitalism had the greatest scope: Holland in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, and Britain and the U.S. in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, Germany in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century—a case that is particularly pertinent when that period is compared with the Hitler period.

Milton Friedman
1972

«BEAUTY IS A SIGN OF INTELLIGENCE»

«THERE SHOULD BE COURSE IN FIRST GRADE ON LOVE»

“If other women love you, that’s a bad sign,” Santagati says. “Women who get attention from men are a threat to other women. My guess is that you’re not taking care of yourself or not dressing nearly sexy enough.” See? Stings! “‘Intimidating’ is another way of saying you’re not hot. It doesn’t mean you can’t get hot, but right now you’re not working to your full potential.” Here is what Santagati suggests: “You should totally rethink the way you dress and approach the dating scene. Dress slutty one night and see if this changes things. I’m not saying dress like a tramp all the time, I’m saying go extreme for one day and night and see what happens.”Now that Santagati has you appealing to the mens visually, consider changing your mental approach too. My friend Tom, a cool, straight, feminist man who has been on a red-hot dating streak, says, “She needs to start being a pro at making a guy she likes happy. She should cut down on thinking about what she wants to do and focus on what he likes and how she can make that happen. She should stop listening to the ‘me’ voice in her head and listen to him. Study him. Give him what he wants. If she’s picked the right guy, the reward is that she’ll get the same back in return. And then, bingo! Boyfriend.”

-EYE WEEKLY

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

Paris Hilton wants to be a good girl.

-Next!

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

«I LIKE EVERYBODY'S ART»


Artwork by Roy Lichenstein

POST WARHOL PREDICTION:À LA VALÉRIE SOLANAS: HERSTORY: SAPPHO AND THE MYNTAUR

«I JUST READ EVERYTHING»

Mais alors, pourquoi les gays kiffent la racaille ?

Cela fait un temps déjà que la racaille a envahi le champ des fantasmes gay. Pourquoi kiffe-t-on la racaille ? Cette chose à peine polie qui a du mal a aligner trois mots, ne s'assume pas sexuellement et qui pue (souvent) des baskets ! De quoi se nourrie le fantasme pour la caille ? La transgression me dit-on. Un désir de danger, de ce qui est vénéneux. Une mise en danger volontaire dont on attend un plaisir sexuel.Ne serait-ce pas plutôt le désir inavoué d'échapper à sa condition de gay en voulant approcher de près celui qui incarne le mâle dominant et qui nous fairait expier (sexuellement) notre déviance ?

skyrock.com

«I NEVER READ. I JUST LOOK AT PICTURES»

GOOD-LOOKING KIDS

«There was a crowd of models that Barry McKinley was taking photographs of, mostly male models, they were so good-looking. Why are there so many to choose from now? Because there's nobody in the army? Wouldn't it be great to have a whole movie of nothing but good-looking kids-the butcher, the baker, all models.

-The Andy Warhol Diaries
August 30 1979

Monday, January 03, 2011

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

«But whenever I look at the question of how to live, the answer's always staring me in the face. I'm already doing it.»

-Damien Hirst

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

STRAIGHT IS THE NEW GAY

:"The STR8 Against H8 2011 Charity Calendar shows homo-friendly straight guys stripped down and oiled-up, looking picture-perfect sexy for a good cause. The FCKH8.com website sells the 13-month charity calendars online, and also features a four-minute, behind-the-scenes video featurette that captures all the sexy shenanigans that happened during the photo shoot. The hot and humorous 'making of' video features athletic, good-looking, half-nude straight models in compromising positions, and pushes the line with straight men's junk needing to be blurred out."Half-nude? But which half? Compromising positions sound promising. Straight men's junk – oh, story of our life. Why should 2011 be any different?

ebar.com

Sunday, January 02, 2011

2011 QUOTE OF THE YEAR: YES, YES THE WINNING QUOTE ALREADY!

«But if you eat sperm would you be a more virile person?»

-Andy Warhol
Interview magazine
February 1979 p.12

«I NEVER READ. I JUST LOOK AT PICTURES»

PHILOSOPHIE DANS LE BACKROOM

«And Régine was cute, she now has a back room. Everybody wants one just like Studio 54 has-Xenon copied it too, but as usual Régine has it all wrong. Hers is too big and too plush and too far away from everything»

-The Andy Warhol Diaires
April 5 1979

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