Thursday, June 30, 2011

«I DON'T WANT REAL PEOPLE»

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

“Everybody loves you when they are about to cum.”

-Madonna

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE JENNIFER ANISTON AND ANGELINA JOLIE WILL BE THE STARS OF THE FAMOUS LESBIAN KISS FOR THE REMAKE OF «THE HUNGER»

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«ATHLETES REALLY DO HAVE THE FAT IN THE RIGHT PLACE AND THEY LOOK YOUNG IN THE RIGHT PLACE»

MADONNA

«I knew Madonna from before. We were in that scene in the lower East Village at the same time. She was just starting. She used to go out with Jellybean [Benitez, now a record producer], and I'd see her sing at the Fun House, where he was the OJ. Bur I met the others through Andy. He had a way of sort of making things happen around him. I don't go to those parties much anymore; I'm not leading the same glamorous life. I don't miss it a lot, but when it started happening, I was young and naive, and it was really exciting. It was like incredible to go, you know, to meet Michael Jackson backstage with Andy. When he brought me to Yoko' s apartment the first time, it was incredible. You can't believe that you're there. The ultimate one was a dinner at Yoko's. I brought Madonna and the artist Martin Burgoyne. Andy was already there. Bob Dylan was there. David Bowie was there. And Iggy Pop. Just sort of in the kitchen. At first you are more in awe of things like that, but you adapt really quickly.»

-keith Haring

HALSTON

Halston called to invite me over to dinner. He's getting so grand, he was saying things about $3 billion and J.C Penny and I don't know what it means, except he let things slip about «selling out» and I guess he has actually sold out and will be having his name on cheap stuff.

-The Andy Warhol Diaries
March 13 1983

«THEY ALWAYS HAD GREAT GIRLS MODELS BUT NOW THE BOYS MODELS ARE JUST AS GOOD»

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

« It would be strange for me to think I’m being ripped off, because that’s what I do! In those days, it was called "pirating." Now they call it "sampling."

-Richard Prince

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

Damien Hirst is one savvy businessman. His publishing company Other Criteria, devoted to producing affordable limited editions and multiples, announced earlier this week that its Hinde Street store in London would sell a selection of skateboard decks he designed. This isn't the first time the decks, based on Hirst's famous Spin and Spot paintings, have been sold: the 200 on sale in July come from for the skateboard specialist and fashion company Supreme. The difference between the 2009 decks and the 2011 ones? None, except that now they're being sold directly through Hirst's own publishing company for a whole lot more money. The sale reflects a rapidly growing market for the decks, part of a series of collaborations between Supreme and famous artists including Jeff Koons, Richard Prince, and Christopher Wool. It also begs the question: does the high-end sale go against the democratic spirit in which the decks, originally marketed to young skaters alongside art fans, were made?

-Art Info
June 28 2011

Monday, June 27, 2011

IT'S USELESS TO BE YOUNG WITHOUT SHOWING OFF!

«OHH, ART IS TOO HARD»

In the sense that there’ve been no newspaper-hogging auctions or switches of direction, Damien Hirst has had a relatively unassuming year. Which means numerous exhibitions: at L&M Arts in New York, Gagosian in New York, Galería Hilario Galguera in New Mexico and Monaco’s Oceanographic Museum. This last retrospective not only found Hirst partying with Albert II, the principality’s crown prince; it also included spot, spin and butterfly paintings, all series which, he announced at the Gagosian show (entitled End of an Era), he would no longer be producing. This may to some extent slow the shrinking of Hirst’s market – down by 93 percent last year and bound to be lower this annum – and allay the artist’s detractors, who in August reiterated and expanded on accusations of plagiarism. A charge Hirst branded ‘gibberish’. Still, Hirst isn’t one for cooling his heels. His Murderme art collection grows apace, his Other Criteria publishing wing and retail outlets continue to turn out books, sell multiples and support exhibitions – and he’s rumoured to have a long-term gig booked in: a retrospective across both Tate’s London galleries, coinciding with the Olympics.

www.artreview.com

Sunday, June 26, 2011

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

«Papa, I'm going to be famous»

-Jean Michel Basquiat

«POP ART IS FOR EVERYONE»

PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: STEREOTYPES

Of course the fact that so many gay men get along really well with women and lesbians with straight men doesn't mean anything.....Right?

ANDY WARHOL AND THE ART MARKET

«See, art is an investment. You have to buy the art that's going to go up. It's like a stock. You have to buy it from the best gallery. You can't just love it. You have to love it if it goes up»

-Andy Warhol
Interview magazine
June 1980 p.30 (Interview with Jody Foster)

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

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

«I wish I had invented blue jeans. They have expression, modesty, sex appeal, simplicity - all I hope for in my clothes.”

-Yves St-Laurent

PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: C'EST LA VIE!

Lorsque Ionesco disait que ce n'était pas ce qu'il y avait à l'intérieur de la vie, l'amour, l'amitié, etc qui était absurde mais bien l'idée même de la vie en soi, tout avait été dit...Il faillait déja en ce qui a trait à la réfléxion sur l'absurde passer à autre chose...

«EVERYTHING IS BEAUTIFUL»


Photo by Robert Mapplethorpe

WARHOLIAN SIGHT OF THE DAY

Walking on the street, a hot young girl with a « Got Bang Ganged last night» t-shirt....

AI WEIWEI

In 2006, even though he could barely type, China's most famous artist started blogging. For more than three years, Ai Weiwei turned out a steady stream of scathing social commentary, criticism of government policy, thoughts on art and architecture, and autobiographical writings. He wrote about the Sichuan earthquake (and posted a list of the schoolchildren who died because of the government’s "tofu-dregs engineering"), reminisced about Andy Warhol and the East Village art scene, described the irony of being investigated for "fraud" by the Ministry of Public Security, made a modest proposal for tax collection. Then, on June 1, 2009, Chinese authorities shut down the blog. This book offers a collection of Ai's online writings translated into English--the most complete, public documentation of the original Chinese blog available in any language.

The New York Times has called Ai "a figure of Warholian celebrity." He is a leading figure on the international art scene, a regular in museums and biennials, but in China he is a manifold and controversial presence: artist, architect, curator, social critic, justice-seeker. He was a consultant on the design of the famous "Bird’s Nest" stadium but called for an Olympic boycott; he received a Chinese Contemporary Art "lifetime achievement award" in 2008 but was beaten by the police in connection with his "citizen investigation" of earthquake casualties in 2009. Ai Weiwei's Blog documents Ai's passion, his genius, his hubris, his righteous anger, and his vision for China.

The MIT Press

Saturday, June 25, 2011

«MY FAVORITE THING TO BUY IS UNDERWEAR»

SO MANY BEAUTIFUL YOUNG PEOPLE EXPLAINED

«I think it's because there's no war that we see so many more beauties. There's a great american look now. Movies and soap operas are making everybody beautiful»

-Andy Warhol
Interview magazine
Nov 1982 p.23

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

Friday, June 24, 2011

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

PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: SOCIAL CLIMBING

Bob Colacello: the best exemple that at the top Republicans and Democrats think alike....

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE ANISH KAPOOR WILL BE ASKED BY BMW TO DO THE NEXT «ART CAR».

«I LIKE EVERYBODY'S ART»


Artwork by Pierre Soulages

«I JUST READ EVERYTHING»

«Wherever I'm surrounded by Jews I'm happy--it was a very Jewish college. It was, like, eighty percent poor New York Jews from downstate, and I just feel very happy around Jews because they respect my mind. My mentors have always been Jews, Harold Bloom and so on, and they're the only ones who can tolerate my personality!»

-Camille Paglia

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: WOMAN MAG: HOW TO LOOK SLIMMER AT YOUR NEXT SLUT WALK!

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YOUTH WITHOUT COCKINESS IS NO YOUTH AT ALL

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

Justin Bieber attacked by a man.

-Next!

«OHH, ART IS TOO HARD»

«Andy Warhol is the perfect exemple of the minimum requirement to create an image of timeless and monumental quality. All of the unnecessary application of wax, straw, towels, broken plates, chairs, ustensils and wood constructions, which serve to «build up» the surface, is merely an excuse for not knowing what to paint»

-Keith Haring journals
p.121

Thursday, June 23, 2011

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

DIANA VREELAND

Diana Vreeland, the editor of Vogue for ten years, is one of the most beautiful women in the world because she's not afraid of other people, she does what she wants. Truman Capote brought up something else about her—she's very very clean, and that makes her more beautiful. Maybe it's even the basis of her beauty. Being clean is so important. Well-groomed people are the real beauties. It doesn't matter what they're wearing or who they're with or how much their jewelry costs or how much their clothes cost or how perfect their makeup is: if they're not clean, they're not beautiful. The most plain or unfashionable person in the world can still be beautiful if they're very well-groomed.

-The Philosophy of Andy Warhol

PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: MARCHÉ DE L'ART

N'achetez jamais d'art sur la Rue des Artistes. Achetez toujours de l'art par des artistes ayant fréquenté les ruelles...

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

«ATHLETES REALLY DO HAVE THE FAT IN THE RIGHT PLACE AND THEY LOOK YOUNG IN THE RIGHT PLACE»

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE DAMIEN HIRST WILL CREATE A WORK CALLED« DU DÉSIR D'ACQUISITION DE L'AURA DE LAURENT DE MEDICIS»

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«OHH, ART IS TOO HARD»

The Brooklyn Museum has yanked support from a controversial but popular graffiti exhibit."Art in the Streets" has created big buzz since it went up in April at the Museum of Contemporary Art in downtown Los Angeles, but also a surge in graffiti vandalism, cops there have said.The exhibit was slated to stay on display until August in L.A., then move to Brooklyn in March 2012 for a three-month stay.Instead, the Eastern Parkway museum abruptly announced late Tuesday it's pulling the plug, blaming the "economic downturn.""This is an exhibition about which we were tremendously enthusiastic," Brooklyn Museum Director Arnold Lehman said in the statement. "It is with regret, therefore, that the cancellation became necessary due to the current financial climate.

-New York Daily News

«I LIKE EVERYBODY'S ART»


Sculpture by Jim Dine

PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY:PLUTOCRACY

The pleasure of billionaires is never to have. It's to have what others don't.

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

Paris Hilton split from boyfriend Cy Waits.

-Next!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

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

«POP ART IS FOR EVERYONE»

Love the summer solstice commemorated by Takashi Murakami on Google.com today!

TRUMAN CAPOTE AND THE SEX QUESTION

-Bob Colacello: Is sex important to you?

-Trumn Capote: I've never been without it, so I'm not exactly sure»

Interview magazine
January 1978

IT'S USELESS TO BE YOUNG WITHOUT SHOWING OFF!

POST WARHOL PREDICTION:WOMAN MAG: HOW TO MINIMIZE YOUR EXPRESSION LINES WHEN REALIZING THAT BITCH IS WEARING THE SAME DRESS AS YOU!

Monday, June 20, 2011

PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: POWER

The more someone is attacking the ruthless capitalist system, competition and so called power structure, the more he will do anything to crush competition to get tenure at some College.

«ATHLETES ARE GOING TO BE THE NEW MEDIA STARS»

Sunday, June 19, 2011

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

Madonna to begin work on new album.

-Next!

AND ELIE BROAD AND JOSEPH MUGRABI AND.....

«And I really have only to collectors. Saatchi and Newhouse a little bit. Whereas Roy Lichenstein and those peole have fifteen or twenty. I guess I'm just not a good painter»

-The Andy Warhol Diaires
Dec 19 1984

«YOUTH WITHOUT COCKINESS IS NO YOUTH AT ALL»

HIGHLY WARHOLIAN!

I love the motto of happywomanmagazine.com. «We think, so you don't have to!» Fantastic!

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: WOMAN MAG: STYLE STEAL: IS THAT NEW BITCH SLIMMER THAN YOU? HOW TO SLAP HER IN THE FACE JOAN CRAWFORD STYLE!

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

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: FASHION MAG: BUY $50 000 WORTH OF THESE NEW BAGS & SHOES AND FINALLY LOVES YOURSELF!

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«I JUST READ EVERYTHING»

Artists Robert Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns had a passionate but tumultuous affair between 1954 and 1961, years when homophobia was rampant and Sen. Joseph McCarthy was busy accusing everyone of being a communist. Playwright Don DeNicola’s “Paint” begins with the breakup and imagines the professional rivalry and what remained of their friendship thereafter. He is careful to state that this is “unauthorized” by both Johns and the Rauschenberg estate and that this is fiction.

-San Diego Gay & lesbian News
June 14 2011

Saturday, June 18, 2011

«I LIKE EVERYBODY'S ART»


Artwork by Damien Hirst

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: CELEB MAG: KIM'S WEDDING NIGHTMARE! RIVAL PARIS HILTON POP OUT OF WEDDING CAKE AND ESCAPE WITH KRIS!

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PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: HOUSEWORK

Housework is the worst thing when you think about it. But once you started doing it, it's the most fun.

IT'S USELESS TO BE YOUNG WITHOUT SHOWING OFF!

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE DAMIEN HIRST WILL CREATE A NEW WORK CALLED «DE L'INSOUTENABLE LÉGÈRETÉ DU MARCHÉ DE L'ART CONTEMPORAIN»

MOVIE STARS

«I think the actors should get money every time the movie runs»

-Andy Warhol.

«I THINK THE YOUTH OF TODAY ARE TERRIFIC»

PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: RELIGION

In the Christian afterlife, do Hollywood stars ressurect with their body of before or after the plastic surgery?.....

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE A CONDOM MAKER WILL BUY THE RIGHT TO USE SCENE FROM WARHOL'S MOVIE «BLOW JOB» TO ADVERTISE ITS PRODUCT.

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YOUTH WITHOUT COCKINESS IS NO YOUTH AT ALL

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: CELEB MAG: ANGELINA COLLAPSE AS SHE GIVES BIRTH TO A JEN LOOK-ALIKE CUTE BABY GIRL!

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«I LIKE MONEY ON THE WALL»

There was a notable presence of buyers from the Middle East, Latin America and Turkey. “I sold all my Hans Hartungs to Turks,” said Sheffer, while Art Basel’s representative for Mexico, Mariana Munguia Matute, said collectors, including the Coppels whose wealth derives from department stores, had been actively buying. Expected this weekend is leading collector Eugenio López, founder of the Jumex Collection in Mexico City and heir to a fruit juice fortune. While the fair offers an enormous range of price points, it seems that the bulk of sales has been taking place at under a million dollars, with some spikes at over $2m. But the stratospheric levels seen at auctions of blue-chip modern masters—where $20m-plus figures are no longer rare—were not immediately found at the fair. Bischofberger (2.0/C10) had not found a buyer on Thursday for its $80m Warhol One Hundred and Fifty Black/White/Grey Marilyns, 1980, and a $50m Bacon was unsold at Marlborough (2.0/D13).

-The Art newspaper
June 17 2011

«I NEVER READ. I JUST LOOK AT PICTURES»

Friday, June 17, 2011

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

«I JUST READ EVERYTHING»

The United Nations endorsed the rights of gay, lesbian and transgender people for the first time ever Friday, passing a resolution hailed as historic by the U.S. and other backers and decried by some African and Muslim countries. The declaration was cautiously worded, expressing "grave concern" about abuses because of sexual orientation and commissioning a global report on discrimination against gays. But activists called it an important shift on an issue that has divided the global body for decades, and they credited the Obama administration's push for gay rights at home and abroad. «This represents a historic moment to highlight the human rights abuses and violations that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people face around the world based solely on who they are and whom they love," U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said in a statement.Following tense negotiations, members of the Geneva-based U.N. Human Rights Council narrowly voted in favor of the declaration put forward by South Africa, with 23 votes in favor and 19 against. Backers included the U.S., the European Union, Brazil and other Latin American countries. Those against included Russia, Saudi Arabia, Nigeria and Pakistan. China, Burkina Faso and Zambia abstained, Kyrgyzstan didn't vote and Libya was suspended from the rights body earlier

-Salon
June 172011

«I LIKE EVERYBODY'S ART»


Artwork by Nicolas Poussin

«I JUST READ EVERYTHING»

The thing that I want is an enlightened multiculturalism. I want everyone to know the culture of the world. My plan is that comparative religion is the best way to truly give an international perspective to the young. Hinduism and Islam and Judeo-Christianity, African traditional religions, and Shintoism and native American culture should all be studied, because that is the best entree into a grasp of world history.Instruction at the college level should begin in the most remote past and only barely touch the present. No teacher has any business telling the young about the present: the young are the present and they are making the future day by day. Every teacher, the moment that he or she steps from the classroom, is already history.

-Camille Paglia

PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: ART

The trend of monumental pop inspired sculptures is really starting to get boring now....

Thursday, June 16, 2011

«THEY ALWAYS HAD GREAT GIRLS MODELS BUT NOW THE BOYS MODELS ARE JUST AS GOOD»

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE EVERY FEMALE HOLLYWOOD STAR WILL HAVE A CLONE OF HERSELF DOING XXX MOVIES TO BOOST HER OVERALL MARKETING APPEAL

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AMERICA GOT TALENT!

Raquel Welch: it seems to be the great american dream to be famous, doesn't it?

Andy Warhol: It doesn't mean anything, does it?

Raquel Welch: It's kind of funny, because when I was a kid I wanted to be...I don't know if I wanted to be famous, but I wanted to be an actress, so I could live my fantasies. Of course later, it was also nice to think about being very famous because it meant a lot of people liked you. It was a way to gain big acceptance, but now...

Andy Warhol: I don't know what it mean


-Interview magazine
January 1980
P.24

«TO ME BAD TASTE IS WHAT ENTERTAINMENT IS ALL ABOUT» -JOHN WATERS

POST WARHOL PREDICTION:IN THE FUTURE LADY GAGA WILL PERFORM DRESSED UP AS A LIVE 1917 MARCEL DUCHAMP READY MADE.

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«I JUST READ EVERYTHING»

Tina Brown, editor of Newsweek and The Daily Beast, held her second annual “Women in the World” conference earlier this month at the Millennial Hotel in New York City. When I told a writer friend I was attending and urged her to come along, she e-mailed back, “zzzzzzz.”I knew what she was thinking. Women’s conferences are usually tedious affairs, organized by women’s studies professors and Title IX lobbyists and filled with complaint, victim-talk, and “anger issues.” But this one was different. Its subject was not the travails of middle-class American women, but rather the genuine hardships and dangers faced by women in Muslim and other cultures in the developing world. Not a single representative from the National Organization for Women or the American Association of University Women was in evidence. The panels were moderated by well-known journalists—Christiane Amanpour, Charlie Rose, Leslie Stahl, and Barbara Walters. Several prominent American women served on panels, including Kirsten Gillibrand, Melinda Gates, Cheryl Mills, Amy Chua, and Diane Von Furstenberg. But the stars of the summit were activists from the poorest regions of the world. And the spirit was not self-pitying and anti-male but self-confident and serious.

-Christina Hoff Sommers
March 21 2011

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

«BEAUTY IS A SIGN OF INTELLIGENCE»

«GOOD BUSINESS IS THE BEST ART»

Playboy #1, December 1953

Publisher Hugh Hefner launched his famous men's magazine in 1953 with none other than film goddess Marilyn Monroe gracing the cover. Originally priced at $.50, Playboy enjoyed an initial publishing run of 53,991 copies. Find one of those copies in fabulous near mint/mint condition and it could be worth $5,000.

POST WARHOL PREDICTION:JEWISH MAG: IS THE RISE OF MORMONS GOOD FOR THE JEWS?

«I LIKE EVERYBODY'S ART»


Trophy Wife by Maurizio Catalan

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

"If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all."

-Oscar Wilde

STUDIO 54

«Steve Rubell, who co-owned Studio 54 went down to the basement one dawn after he'd thought everyone had left and found a Eurotrash princess handcuffed to an overhead pipe. She had been taken down there by her own request, handcuffed, fucked by one of the cocktail waiters-half naked, they ran around in what looked like diapers-who then thought, My God, I've got to get back to the bar! and forgot about the handcuffs. I can't be sure about the princess's reaction to her night, but a kind of laissez-faire attitude prevailed about Studio 54. As one of the regulars said" «We knew we were having the time of our lives; we were loving it. We knew it was an extraordinary time, and we knew it wouldn't last»

-Georges Plimpton
The Advocate
July 21 1998

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

«I AM A DEEPLY SUPERFICIAL PERSON»

«I LIKE MONEY ON THE WALL»

Vikram Mansharamani, a lecturer at Yale University, recently drew comparisons between China's influence on the art market and that of Japan in the late 1980s and early 1990s, when buyers there smashed auction records only for the boom to turn to bust."It reflects a national overconfidence that has been a consistent ingredient in financial bubbles," he wrote.
"Prudent investors would take great pride in selling at world record prices. Wanting to buy at world record prices is a spectacular reflection of hubris in action."

-Reuters

POST WARHOL PREDICTION:IN THE FUTURE LADY GAGA WILL LAUNCH A NEW PERFUME FOR WOMEN CALLED «FAG HAG»

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«ATHLETES ARE GOING TO BE THE NEW MEDIA STARS»

PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: ART

Overpriced: Jeff Koons, Richard Prince, Roy Lichenstein, Jasper Johns
Underpriced: Claes Oldenberg, Tom Wesselman, Robert Rauschenberg

ANISH KAPOOR

La réactualisation inconsciente à échelle réduite de la notion de sublime chère aux romantiques....

Monday, June 13, 2011

YOUTH WITHOUT COCKINESS IS NO YOUTH AT ALL

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE SOTHEBY'S AND CHRISTIES WILL SELL YOUNG FEMALE MODELS AS «LIVE TROPHY WIVES SCULPTURES»

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

VENICE. British musician and art collector Elton John found time for a spot of shopping yesterday in Venice as he toured a show organised by his friend, the Ukrainian billionaire Victor Pinchuk. John and his partner David Furnish visited the Palazzo Papadopoli on the Grand Canal for a private tour of work by artists shortlisted for the Future Generation Art Prize, a biennial $100,000 award given to a young, international artist by the Pinchuk Art Centre and the Victor Pinchuk Foundation in Kiev.
As the singer and his partner surveyed the contemporary art on display in the frescoed halls of the 16th-century palace, three monumental concrete slabs by the artist Ruben Ochoa from Los Angeles, which appear to have been ripped out of a highway and transposed to the palazzo, caught their attention.After a quick chat with Ochoa, John pointed to the sculpture in the middle of the room and proudly declared "sold". When asked what the pop star had talked about, the artist said: "He showed me a picture of his new baby."

-The Art Newspaper

«I LIKE EVERYBODY'S ART»


Artwork by Anthony Gormley

EDWARD LUCIE-SMITH

I asked art historian Edward Lucie Smith about the influence of Andy Warhol. «Andy specialized in being all things to all men. If you stood next to him at a party as I once did and said - Isn't it a lousy party he'd say Yeah». But if you stood next to him in the same party and said -Isn't this a great party! he'd say Yeah!». People read into him whatever they want to find».

PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: ARTS & SPORTS

Warhol did a Muhamad Ali portrait. Basquiat did paintings inspired by Joe Louis, Sugar Ray Robinson, and Jack Johnson. Picasso did Corrida drawing. If an artist is inspired by boxing and sports his work is going to stand the test of time....

«THEY LOOK TERRIFIC AND THET KNOW IT AND THEY KNOW THAT YOU KNOW IT»

IN CONVERSATION WITH BIANCA JAGGER

-Warhol: you're going to have your marriage annulled?

-Bianca: I might

-Warhol: you mean it was never consummated?

-Bianca: No comment


Interview magazine
Xmas Extra
1978

BASQUIAT

«Il était d'une élégance extraordinaire. Il pouvait entrer dans une friperie avec 5 dollars en poche et en ressortir sapé comme un prince»

Glenn O'Brien sur Jean Michel Basquiat
Catalogue de l'exposition Basquiat
Musée d'art moderne de la ville de Paris.

«PEOPLE SAY YOU SHOULD BUY WHAT YOU LIKE, BUT ACTUALLY YOU SHOULD JUST BUY WHAT'S VALUABLE»

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

Michelle Obama spotted in 29.99 GAP dress.

-Next

PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY:ARTISTS

Every real artist is always a workalcoholic....

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

Sunday, June 12, 2011

«POP ART IS FOR EVERYONE»

"Pop art is the American Dream, optimistic, generous, and naive!"

-Robert Indiana

HOW TO BE A REAL AMERICAN

"Sometimes you fantasize that people who are really up there and rich and living it up have something you don't have, and their things must be better than your things because they have more money than you. But they drink the same Coke and eat the same hot dogs and wear the same clothes and see the same TV and the same movies. . . You can get just as revolted as they can -- you can have the same nightmares. All this is really American."

-Andy Warhol

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

WARHOLIAN DVD TITLE OF THE DAY: YOUNG, HUNG, DUMB AND FULL OF CUM!

Gee, what a great title! Did they learn that in marketing school?....

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

Jersey Shore: Warhol's Trash, Heat, Blow Job, and Chelsea Girls mixed together and updated for the 21st century....

THE WARHOL ATTITUDE: SO BAD IT'S GOOD!


Jersey Shore stars fighting in Italy.

THERE IS NOTHING BEHIND IT....

«I don't know anything about Andy Warhol. I don't know a thing of what he is about»

-Brigid Berlin

«I ENJOY EVERYTHING»


Artwork by Anish Kapoor

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE A COMPANY WILL OFFER JUSTIN BIEBER MIILIONS TO HAVE A NEW LINE OF DANCE POLES BEARING HIS NAME

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BLEU

De la même façon que l'on parle aujourd'hui de Bleu Majorelle ou de Bleu Yves Klein, je me suis toujours demandé pourquoi on n'avait toujours pas vu qu'il y a aussi un bleu Basquiat....

IT'S USELESS TO BE YOUNG WITHOUT SHOWING OFF!

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

Rep. Anthony Weiner may be a creep - but there's no denying he's a smooth operator.The photos of his chest and wiener that he sent to his online sexting partners show that the kinky congressman prefers the hairless look - and he's far from alone.
Style experts say more men than ever are opting to go bald on their chests, legs and even the dark recesses in between.
"Straight men are doing it as much if not more than gay men," said Russell Bloom, owner of Avalon Salon & Day Spa in the West Village, who has been trimming and waxing men for nearly two decades. Options abound for men looking to imitate the Weiner look. MaxWax on the upper West Side offers the Adonis package - a back, chest and stomach wax for $108, plus tax.

-New York Daily News

Saturday, June 11, 2011

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE REAL ACTIVE SPORTS STARS WILL BE THE MOST POPULAR MAINSTREAM ACTORS IN XXX MOVIES

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

PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY:MONEY

Money is better than sex. But memory of sex is better than memory of money.

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE A PAINTING BY MIRO WILL BEAT THE RECORD FOR THE MOST EXPENSIVE PAINTING EVER SOLD

«MY FAVORITE THING TO BUY IS UNDERWEAR»

«I JUST READ EVERYTHING»

«There is a kind of eunuchization of men on those campuses, and discourse is pouring out from the feminists classes about men and the effects about sexual identity and how the sexes don't really exist. The discourse is everywhere, even when people are not taking womenUs studies courses. Then they take it into the media with them. There is this creepy PC empty genteel rhetoric about sex that is so removed from reality, okay? It is no wonder. It is coming out of the most bizarre kind of eunuch's ghetto. In my work, I try to remain in touch with every day people, constantly testing my theories against what I see as a live ordinary people, on buses, in shopping malls, in the audiences of talk shows on T.V. I am constantly trying to test my theories against the norm. You have the post-structuralists influencing classes at Yale, saying there is no norm. There is a norm and most of the world lives according to that norm. Billions and billions of people in the world know what men are and what women are, and they are happy to be men and women. They are happy within traditional roles and a lot of my arguments with the feminist establishment and academic feminists come from the fact that I regard them as fiddling while Rome burns. These people are off in a little room talking at each other and not realizing that no one pays any attention to them, that they satisfy only each other, and their theories about sex are garbage.

-Camille Paglia

Thursday, June 09, 2011

PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: BEAUTY

Who hasn't seen an elderly couple still caring for each other don't know what beauty is...

YOUTH WITHOUT COCKINESS IS NO YOUTH AT ALL

POST WARHOL PREDICTION:IN THE FUTURE A NEW CLOTHING BRAND CALLED «BITCHES» WILL BE THE MOST POPULAR ONE AMONG YOUNG WOMEN

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LES DÉBUTS

Nul n'est prophète en son pays. On sait à quel point Keith Haring a rappelé comment les critiques avaient été sévères aux États-Unis à l'endroit de Warhol dans les années 1970 et 1980. Or il ne fut pas le seul. Je viens d'écouter une petite entrevue avec le peintre Antonio Tapiès qui rappele que ce fut exactement la même chose avec Miro qui dut se battre longtemps pour voir son travail être pris au sérieux.

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

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

«In love, the one who runs away is the winner.»

-Henri Matisse

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: JEWISH MAG: IS CHINA INCREASING ITS NUMBER OF BILLIONNAIRES BY 20% EVERY YEAR GOOD FOR THE JEWS?

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

SUPERMARKETS

«There should be supermarkets that sell things and supermarkets that buy things back, and until that equalizes, there'll be more waste than there should be. Everybody would always have something to sell back, so everybody would have money, because everybody would have something to sell. We all have something, but most of what we have isn't salable, there's such a preference today for brand new things. People should be able to sell their old cans, their old chicken bones, their old shampoo bottles, their old magazines. We have to get more organized. People who tell you we're running out of things are just making the prices go up higher. How can we be running out of anything when there's always, if I'm not mistaken, the same amount of matter in the Universe, with the exception of what goes into the black holes?»

-The philosophy of Andy Warhol

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE DAMIEN HIRST WILL CREATE A PAINTING TITLED« CECI N'EST PAS UN TABLEAU DE LA COLLECTION ELI BROAD»

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«I LIKE EVERYBODY'S ART»


Artwork by Claude Tousignant

«I JUST READ EVERYTHING»

Research on sexual assault is notoriously hard to conduct, and the studies are wildly inconsistent. A 2003 Bureau of Justice Statistics special report, "Violent Victimization of College Students, 1995-2002," found that among the nation's nearly four million female college students, there were six rapes or sexual assaults per thousand per year during the years surveyed. That comes to one victim in 40 students during four years of college—too many, of course, but vastly fewer than Ali's one in five.
The study cited by Ali used an online survey, conducted under a grant from the Justice Department, in which college women were asked about their sexual experiences, on campus and off, and the researchers—not the women themselves—decided whether they had been assaulted. The researchers employed an expansive definition of sexual assault that included "forced kissing" and even "attempted" forced kissing. The survey also asked subjects if they had sexual contact with someone when they were unable to give consent because they were drunk. A "yes" answer was automatically counted as a rape or assault. According to the authors, "an intoxicated person cannot legally consent to sexual contact."Surely, reasonable people can disagree on that: If sexual intimacy under the influence of alcohol is by definition assault, then a significant percentage of sexual intercourse throughout the world and down the ages qualifies as crime.

-Christina Hoff Sommers
American Institute Enterprise

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

«I like men who have a future and women who have a past»

-Oscar Wilde.

«THEY LOOK TERRIFIC AND THET KNOW IT AND THEY KNOW THAT YOU KNOW IT»

PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: POLITESSE

Nul n'est plus poli qu'un misanthrope....

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: CELEB MAG: BRAD AND JEN SECRET REUNION IN FORMER SADDAM HUSSEIN'S HOLE!

Monday, June 06, 2011

«BEAUTY IS A SIGN OF INTELLIGENCE»

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: WOMAN MAG: PLASTIC SURGERY SPECIAL: LOOK 2 at 22!

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

«It's always during a passing state of mind that we make lasting resolutions»

-Marcel Proust

Sunday, June 05, 2011

«THE WORLD FASCINATES ME»

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

Madonna still dating her 24 year old toyboy lover.

-Next!

DUCHAMP

Il y a presque 100 ans Marcel Duchamp faisait sensation avec son urinoir ready made. Depuis ce temps un florilège de discours pompeux a suivi dans le champ de l'histoire de l'art. Résultat: la critique d'art elle-même se meurt et l'art est redevenu un objet visant à afficher sa classe sociale, avec Warhol, Koons ou Hirst remplacant simplement Monet ou Renoir....
Voilà qui n'est pas sans faire sourire quand on se souviens de ces mots de Henry Geldzahler bon ami de Warhol et conservateur au Metropolitan de New York lequel disait un jour sous forme de boutade que l'histoire de l'art moderne était essentiellement l'histoire de la disparition progressive du public. Ajoutons-y désormais celle du déclin vertigineux de la pertinence du discours publish or perish sur les oeuvres d'art elles-mêmes....

«I LIKE EVERYBODY'S ART»


Artwork by Kehinde Wiley

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