Sunday, July 31, 2011

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

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE PORN ACTRESS WILL ADVERTISE THEIR SPONSORS WHILE MOANING AND FAKING ORGASM

Copyright by IVAN

«CHURCH IS A FUN PLACE TO GO»

«I do not believe in God, but I believe God is man’s greatest idea.
Those incapable of religious feeling or those (like hardcore gay
activists) who profane sacred ground do not have the imagination to
educate the young. Flicking the radio dial in America, one hears
bursts of beautiful, spellbinding poetry. But it is neither academics
nor contemporary writers who are filling the air with dazzling imagery
and profound spiritual truths. Alas for progressive politics, these
are the voices of white and black Christian ministers, reading form
the Bible. Why have intellectuals abandoned the people? This is the
shame of modernism. High Romanticism at least gave poetry as the prize
of rebellion and, turning from God, put nature in his place.

Everyone in the world should know all the great religions of the
world: Hinduism; Buddhism; Greco-Roman and Near Eastern paganism;
Judeo-Christianity; Islam, African, North American, and Oceanic tribal
cults, pre-Columbia imperial myth. Art, history, and philosophy are
intertwined with the evolution of religion. This is the true
multiculturalism. The secularism of the Enlightenment was meant to
free the mind, not kill the soul. In the spirit of the
eighteenth-century encyclopedists and revolutionaries, we must keep
church and state separate, even while we preserve the eternal insights
and metaphors of religion. Authority belongs to the classroom, not the
pulpit.»

-Camille Paglia

«MY FAVORITE THING TO BUY IS UNDERWEAR»

INTERVIEWS

Got up and passed out Interviews, now I carry a lot more with me. I leave them in cabs. And it's so easy to get away from people in the street when they stop you if you give them an Interview. They think they're getting something, a drawing or something.

-The Andy Warhol Diaries
August 15 1980.

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE REMOTE-CONTROLLED CLOUDS WILL BE THE HOTTEST TREND IN ADVERTISING

Copyright by IVAN

«POP ART IS FOR EVERYONE»


Artwork by Keith Haring

Saturday, July 30, 2011

«I JUST READ EVERYTHING»

Art Basel was notable this year for a clear scaling up of the works on offer, and not only in the Art Unlimited section, created in 2000 specifically for oversized works. In the main fair, large works by Richard Serra, Nam June Paik and Jannis Kounellis were so big that actually getting them into the fair proved problematic.Big works, however, are exactly what many of today’s alpha collectors want. With the growth of private museums, they have space to fill and the means to do so. They also want works with huge visual impact: contemporary art spaces, be they private or public, need to grip visitors, give them an “experience” and send them away thinking “wow!” Size is one of the ways of achieving this.

-The Art Newspaper

POST WARHOL PREDICTION:JEWISH MAG: IS THE END OF PRIVACY GOOD FOR THE JEWS?

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

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE GOSSIP RAGS WILL PUBLISH VARIOUS PICS OF FEMALE STARS GIVING FELLATIO ASKING« WHO SUCK IT BEST?»

Copyright by IVAN

BEAUTIES

Beauties in photographs are different from beauties in person. It must be hard to be a model, because you'd want to be like the photograph of you, and you can't ever look that way. And so you start to copy the photograph. Photographs usually bring in another half-dimension. (Movies bring in another whole dimension. That screen magnetism is something secret—if you could only figure out what it is and how to make it, you'd have a really good product to sell. But you can't even tell if someone has it until you actually see them up there on the screen. You have to give screen tests to find out.)

-The Philosophy of Andy Warhol

Friday, July 29, 2011

IT'S USELESS TO BE YOUNG WITHOUT SHOWING OFF!

TOO GAY

«New Hope is 90 gay. We went to a place called Ramona's and a drag queen served us and people were drinking at 2 P.M. Gay old guys. It was too gay for me, it drove me crazy.

-The Andy Warhol Diaries
March 8 1986

BOB COLACELLO ON INTERVIEW MAGAZINE

«We're trying to reach high-spending people» Colacello said after the transaction. «The trend in our society is toward self-indulgence and we encourage that. We don't want to give te whole picture. We leave out the things we don't like. We're not interested in journalism so much as taste setting. We're the Vogue of entertainment».

-Victor Bockris
Warhol
p.450

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

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

LOVE AFFAIR

So in the late 50s I started an affair with my television which has continued to the present, when I play around in my bedroom with as many as four at a time. But I didn't get married until 1964 when I got my first tape recorder. My wife. My tape recorder and I have been married for ten years now. When I say "we," I mean my tape recorder and me. A lot of people don't understand that.

-The philosophy of Andy Warhol

«GOOD BUSINESS IS THE BEST ART»

Investors in contemporary art are facing having to pay more as prices have risen at their fastest pace in three years, according to the latest Arts and Antiques Quarter Two 2011 Market Survey from the Royal Instituion of Chartered Surveyors. Many invetors are buying affordable works for decorative rather than financial reasons and the price of contemporary art in the under £1,000 bracket rose considerably in the second quarter of 2011, it shows.Some 22% more chartered surveyors reported prices for these works rose rather than fell, the highest figure since the middle of 2008. It appears that buyers with an interest purely in the aesthetic value of contemporary pieces may be entering the market, which in recent times has been dominated by those acquiring works as a financial investment, says the RICS report.

Inveestmentinternational.com
July 26 2011

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

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

PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: MINORITIES

Nothing is more taboo nowadays that talking about what so called «minority ethnic groups» says of each other when talking off the record...

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE AIR CONDITIONED BURQA WILL BE SOLD AT GALLERIES LAFAYETTE IN PARIS

Copyright by IVAN

Sunday, July 24, 2011

«I NEVER READ. I JUST LOOK AT PICTURES»

LE MARCHÉ DE L'ART CONTEMPORAIN: LA VRAIE QUESTION

Le recent article du magazine The Economist posait bien la question inhérente au marché de l'art chinois contemporain. Bien sur les chinois très riches achètent désormais l'art local tout comme l'art international. Mais souvent cela se fait sans tenir compte d'une quelconque valeur muséale éventuelle, de l'ancrage d'une oeuvre dans l'histoire de l'art, de son évaluation par les critiques d'art, etc. Dans le passé cela s'est toujours fait par le circuit plus ou moins informel de la filière juive. Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler, Peggy Guggenheim, Gertrude Stein. Puis après la seconde guerre mondiale, d'autres juifs cette fois américains, ont pris le relai. Harold Rosenberg et Clément Greenberg, Henry Geldzahler, Léo Castelli, jusqu'à Charles Saatchi, et autres collectioneurs juifs de premier plan que sont aujourd'hui Elie Broad, Steven Cohen, ou Léonard Lauder. Les contours futurs du marché de l'art contemporain chinois se trouvent ainsi définis graduellement à travers cette simple question: les collectioneurs et propriétaires de galleries juifs vendent-ils davantage l'art chinois contemporain que les grands collectioneurs juifs ne l'achètent, ou est-ce plutôt le contraire? Quels artistes chinois ont recu des critiques élogieuses de la part de critiques et historiens de l'art juifs? En bref, l'art contemporain chinois : Is it good for the jews?

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

Maria Aragon signs record deal.

-Next!

«I LIKE EVERYBODY'S ART»

WARHOLIAN SIGHT OF THE DAY

Hot girl strutting in a «act your waist size» t-shirt...

CALIFORNIA

«If you're really working in California that's the place to be. If you work every day and get up at five, that's the place. But then New York is nice for other things»

-Andy Warhol
Interview magazine
December 1976 p.22

«MY FAVORITE THING TO BUY IS UNDERWEAR»

JEFF KOONS SUR WARHOL

«Bien plus de gens pensent à Andy et aux liens que nous avons que je ne le fais moi-même. D'accord, nous sommes un produit de l'histoire duchampienne. Duchamp est l'individu qui s'est le plus démené pour rendre l'art au domaine de l'objectif, et je n'ai jamais cessé de vouloir le suivre sur cette voie. Andy a utilisé la sexualité pour communiquer des idées intellectuelles. Beaucoup des idées d'Andy parlent aux organes génitaux avant de parler à l'esprit. Moi aussi je cherche à communiquer ainsi. Cela m'ennuie de le dire parce que j'aime l'oeuvre d'Andy mais je n'ai jamais éprouvé pour Warhol le respect que m'inspirait Duchamp. Je respecte plus Warhol qu'une quantité d'autres artistes,mais je trouve que les gens au lieu de s'arrêter à Andy devraient remonter plus loin et me rattacher davantage à Duchamp. Est -ce que ma nouvelle oeuvre Jeff et IIona; made in heaven est l'équivalent de la roue de bicyclette? Est-ce le summum de l'art objectif depuis la roue de bicyclette?
Moi, je réponds que oui. Je pense que c'est plus objectif que la boîte de Brillo.

Jeff Koons
Art press
October 1990 p.20

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

Q-How does Madonna impact fashion?

A-Profoundly. Madonna is fashion.

Q-She made your conical breastwear famous.

A-Yes. But it was her idea to put the cone bras on the men in her show. I would have put the cones over their penises!

-Jean Paul Gaultier
The Advocate
November 17 1992

Saturday, July 23, 2011

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

«AND I THINK I SEE MORE HOMELESS PEOPLE ON THE STREET EVERY MONTH.HOW CAN WE LET THIS KEEP HAPPENING?» -ANDY WARHOL

«Perhaps the time has come for Americans to stop worrying about the welfare of the rich. For the past two decades, the assumption has grown more powerful each year that unless the very well-to-do are encouraged to become wealthier our economy will falter. Well, we have allowed them to become wealthier and wealthier and and then even wealthier and the economy is faltering. Apparently the economic lust of the 1990's has unbalanced the springs. Might it not be unnatural,
even a little peculiar to concern ourselves so much about the needs of the rich? The rich, as Scot Fitzgerald tried to suggest to Ernest Hemingway, are not like you and me. They are not. They know how to make money. They do not need incentives. Making money is not only their gift but their vital need. This is their vision a a spiritual reward. Not only is their measure of self attached directly to the volume of their gains, but the majority of them know how to stay rich. They are highly qualified to take care of themselves in any society, be it socialism, fascism, banana republic or chaotic. Whether they live in a corporate economy relatively free of government or with a larger government presence, they will prosper. They can withstand an American safety net»

-Normand Mailer
Playboy magazine
January 2004

«GOOD BUSINESS IS THE BEST ART»

China remains Christie’s biggest market for wine -- not a big part of the U.S. business -- and Asian art, and Chinese buyers are also being felt in the markets for Old Master paintings. One example given by the firm (despite the fact that it came in London in July, which is the second half of 2011, not the first) was Michelangelo’s A male nude, seen from behind (recto); Studies of male nudes (verso), which sold to an Asian collector for $5.1 million.In the U.S., Christie’s total is boosted, as usual, by high prices for individual works, like a Roy Lichtenstein drawing ($2 million), a 1961 Mark Rothko, ($33.7 million) and many, many Warhols, including Andy Warhol’s Self-Portrait ($38.4 million).Postwar and contemporary art continues to be the largest part of the auction market, bringing in $702.6 million, up 52 percent over the first half of 2010. “The contemporary market has returned,” Christie’s new CEO Steven P. Murphy told Bloomberg. “It’s done so for a wide range of names.” The big-ticket evening sale of contemporary art at Christie's New York in May 2011 totaled $301 million, while in 2010 the same sale came it at almost $232 million.

-Artnet
July 21 2011

STRAIGHT GUY IS THE NEW GAY

OH MY.....!

«Went to Janet Sartin and John Duka the fashion guy from the Times was there, he looked over my face, and he's probably going to write about it, when I was done I told him I felt like a new woman»


-The Andy Warhol Diaries
July 20 1982

KEITH HARING

«I am now 28 years old on the outside and nearly 12 year old on the inside. I always want to stay 12 year old on the inside»

Keith Haring
Journals p.98

«I LIKE EVERYBODY'S ART»


Artwork by Lucas Samaras

Friday, July 22, 2011

PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: TIME

Every time I read about Studio 54 I can't help thinking: maybe after all it's a very good thing I was in elementary school back then. I guess I would not have survived the balcony....

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

Rihanna says Madonna is her inspiration.

-Next!

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

Thursday, July 21, 2011

«GOOD BUSINESS IS THE BEST ART»

Forget the misery of the sovereign debt crisis and the plunging dollar – the international art market is booming.The push is driven by growing numbers of wealthy Asian buyers and investors who want to hedge against financial uncertainty and currency volatility.Christie's, the global auction house, has disclosed record first-half sales of £2bn, up 15% on the same time last year, including the sale of an Andy Warhol self-portrait for over £23m. Jussi Pylkkanen, Christie's president for Europe, said: "At times of financial weakness, there is a flight towards quality, as people seek out security and real value that reside within works of art."But the trend is underwritten by an increasing number of wealthy people who are prepared to invest in art at a time when investors are more culturally savvy than ever before. Pylkkanen said Christie's trading volumes had tripled since 2001, while prices were rising because of "a willingness by the global rich to compete for works of art. All this means demand is on an upwards trajectory."Top-selling works of art in the first six months of 2011 included Pablo Picasso's Femme Assise, Robe Bleue, which fetched nearly £18m, and Francis Bacon, Study for a Portrait, 1953, which went for £17.9m.

-The Guardian
July 21 2011

IT'S USELESS TO BE YOUNG WITHOUT SHOWING OFF!

«I LIKE MONEY ON THE WALL»

The most important German old master painting to come on the market since the second world war was sold privately on 12 July by Donatus Prince of Hesse to the industrialist Reinhold Würth, 76, for a sum around €50m to €60m. The panel painting, the Darmstadt Madonna by Holbein the Younger, which has often been described as the northern equivalent of Raphael's Sistine Madonna, could have been worth €120m on the international market, but it is on the list compiled by the State of Hesse of unexportable treasures, so any buyer, while he need not necessarily be a German, must keep the work within Germany.

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE CHINA WILL CREATE «FAKE BLACK ATHLETES» FOR ITS TRACK & FIELD TEAM

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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

«I NEVER READ. I JUST LOOK AT PICTURES»

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

Q- What kind of women like big muscle men?

A- I could never categorize them-all kinds. Girls who are really into the physical world and interested in the body, and then you come to New York and you find the extreme intellectual woman interested in body builders. There's a certain kind of girl that goes backstage but they are really the weirdos»

-Arnold Schwarzenegger
Interview magazine
December 1976

ANDY WARHOL ON RONALD REAGAN

«I like Ford a lot. I'm not sure I like Reagan. I don't know why. I liked him as a movie star»

-Andy Warhol
1975

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

«THE WORLD FASCINATES ME»


Artwork by Jaber Lutfi

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE SOTHEBY'S AND CHRISTIES WILL SELL «INDULGENCES» TO NONAGERIAN BLASÉ BILLIONAIRES

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«I LIKE MONEY ON THE WALL»

:“You have a ton of people with a lot of money and they’re buying trophy art,” said one consultant. What’s trophy art? “Iconic examples by modern and contemporary masters. Warhol and Picasso are the leaders and they’re getting stronger. So are Bacon and Rothko.”“The tide has changed,” said Neal Meltzer, a private dealer and former head of contemporary art at Christie’s. “The contemporary market has replaced Impressionism and the modern market as the leading collecting field.”
Martin Summers, a London dealer, describes trophy art as works with “the recognizability factor.”The consensus seems to be that sellers have high expectations and that buyers have become more discerning. “The base is broader as new people keep coming into the market,” said Lucy Mitchell-Innes, president of Mitchell-Innes & Nash Gallery in New York and president of the Art Dealers Association of America.“The global appetite is increasing for great works of art but the supply is radically limited,” said Simon Shaw, head of Impressionist and modern art at Sotheby’s.

-Art News
June 28 20111

YOUTH WITHOUT COCKINESS IS NO YOUTH AT ALL

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

Madonna launching Material Girl beauty.

-Next!

Monday, July 18, 2011

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

Andy Warhol and Max Bill, Jean Tinguely and Shigeo Fukuda, Keith Haring and Bernhard Luginbühl: each has taken a turn a sharing his inspiration and artistic talents to create an official poster for the Montreux Jazz Festival. These iconic posters, crafted by some of the kings of the contemporary art world, are unique objects that embody a certain idea of prestige.
By now, it seems fairly obvious that the musical Rendez-vous of the Riviera attaches such great importance to this modest-sized square of paper. Isn’t the poster the first object of seduction that professionals use to start wooing the public as early as possible? Isn’t it an essential communication strategy tool for any self-respecting festival? Still, Montreux’s ambitions on this front are unsurpassed. The festival invests in graphics and reaps the benefits: not only do posters and T-shirt sales generate huge revenues, the object canm also take on cult status and end up in the hands of collectors. The body of artwork has now inspired a book, Esthètes d’affiches (Poster Esthete), by the musician, journalist and literature professor Jean-Jacques Tordjman.

-www.worldcrunch

IT'S USELESS TO BE YOUNG WITHOUT SHOWING OFF!

ISN'T IT WHAT CATHERINE ZETA-JONES DID?

«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 1978 p.32

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

"I had a boyfriend who told me I’d never succeed, never be nominated for a Grammy, never have a hit song, and that he hoped I’d fail. I said to him, ‘Someday, when we’re not together, you won’t be able to order a cup of coffee at the fucking deli without hearing or seeing me."

-Lady GaGA

«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»

White Cube, the influential London gallery best known for pioneering the works of Damien Hirst and Tracey Emin, is opening its first overseas branch in Hong Kong early next year. Owner Jay Jopling is following in the footsteps of powerful art dealer Larry Gagosian, who launched his first Asian gallery in Hong Kong in January, as the region’s collectors exhibit a growing appetite for western contemporary art. Tim Marlow, White Cube’s director of exhibitions, said the gallery – which has a long association with a group of British artists who came to prominence in the 1990s with their confrontational style – wanted a base from which to observe what’s happening outside the European art market. He said there was “absolute evidence” that mainland Chinese taste in art was broadening, adding that Hong Kong’s status as a major contemporary art market has also been boosted by Art HK, the four-year-old annual art fair that is now the biggest of its kind in the region.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

«I LIKE MONEY ON THE WALL»

On Wednesday, a work from Andy Warhol's "Flowers" series with an estimated value of over $1.1 million (800,000 euros) goes up for auction. But bidders won't be traveling to London or New York to raise their hands in a lofty auction house and they won't hear the sound of the auctioneer's gavel slamming down in the end. Instead, they will sit in front of their computers and place their bids with a simple mouse click. For the first time, such a highly priced piece of art will be sold exclusively on the Internet, by the online auction firm Artnet. Companies like Artnet are now taking one of the last offline domains - premium art sales - into cyberspace. They operate similarly to eBay: Artnet provides a platform for transactions, but once an object is sold, it is shipped directly from the seller to the buyer, Artnet founder and CEO Hans Neuendorf explained."But we don't leave our customers alone like eBay does. It merely connects sellers and buyers. We advise our customers and we use experts to assess the authenticity and the value of the items on sale," Neuendorf told Deutsche Welle.According to him, this ensures a high level of quality and security for buyers. "This is the only way to go in art selling," Neuendorf added.

-July 13 2011

«I LIKE EVERYBODY'S ART»

Artwork by Caravaggio

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

«The artist's job is to be a witness to his time in history.»

-(Robert Rauschenberg)

Saturday, July 16, 2011

«I THINK CATHERINE DENEUVE IS SO GREAT»

The Advocate: -Have you ever heard of the phrase lesbian chic?

Catherine Deneuve: -No. Oh, do you mean gay women who go with men as well?

The Advocate: (Laughs) Well, no, but who knows? That could become chic too.

The Advocate
July 25 1995

YOUTH WITHOUT COCKINESS IS NO YOUTH AT ALL

LIFE OF AN ARTIST

“Get them into debt … Get them to buy lots of houses, … get expensive habits and expensive girlfriends and expensive wives.”

~ Mary Boone (on how to get artists to produce)

LEO CASTELLI ON WARHOL

ANDREW DECKER: Were there many collectors who were very seriously interested in the work of Judd and Flavin?

LEO CASTELLI: No, actually, there weren't many collectors interested in their work. Their audience was more limited. Not to be compared with the audience that Andy Warhol had. Well, Andy Warhol-as I said before-was a special person, and so the way people reacted to him was quite special.

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

«I JUST READ EVERYTHING»

« I was never interested in their pessimism and editorializing, their grief and art passion and action painting."

-Robert Rauschenberg about Abstract Expressionists
1972

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

«The moment you cheat for the sake of beauty, you know you're an artist. ...»

-David Hockney

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

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE JEFF KOONS WILL CREATE AN AD FOR MCDONALD'S AS A CLIN D'OEIL TO THE ONE WARHOL DID FOR BURGER KING IN 1982

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Friday, July 15, 2011

MONEY

Rich people don't carry their money in wallets or Gucci this-es or Valentino thats. They carry their money in a business envelope. In a long, business envelope. And the tens have a paper clip on them, so do the fives and twenties. And the money is usually new. It's sent over by special messenger from the bank offices—or their husbands' offices. They just sign for it. And it stays there until they have to dish out a twenty to their daughter.

-The Philosophy of Andy Warhol

«ATHLETES ARE GOING TO BE THE NEW MEDIA STARS»

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE PLAYBOY WILL PUBLISH A SPECIAL ISSUE CALLED «THE WOMEN OF DOMINIQUE STRAUSS-KAHN»

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«I LIKE TO WORK WHEN I'M NOT WORKING»

«Most artists work all the time, they do actually, especially good artists, they work all the time, what else is there to do? I mean you do.»

-David Hockney

«I LIKE EVERYBODY'S ART»


Chessbase by the Chapman Brothers

ANDY WARHOL ON JAZZ MUSIC

«And a lot of kids still like jazz. I never understood why jazz never got big. It's always sort of ready to explode and then it doesn't»

-Interview magazine
October 1983 p.32

GOOD QUESTION

Murakami, age 49, does not shy away from the commercial aspect of art and seems to be an artist in the mould of Warhol, who said “Good business is the best art.” He has collaborated with Louis Vuitton and runs KaiKai Kiki Co., a veritable business employing two hundred people. Bloomberg reports that the artist discussed the prices of his work with Larry Gagosian for his exhibition at the gallery and found them “a little bit expensive”. The artist is concerned about the art market and the incessantly rising prices. This seemingly endless price increase scares Murakami, who is of the opinion that his artworks have become too expensive.The artist has pinpointed an important problem preoccupying art market economists: how high can prices go?

AMA
July 14 2011

Thursday, July 14, 2011

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»

British Artist Damien , designed the latest album packaging for the "Californication" band Red Hot Chili Peppers, title "I'm With You". The former YBA, bad boy of the London art scene has hit the mainstream of popular culture with his choice of a bands to bed with. Given the brief, all is forgiven the album's design is deeply witty depicting the image of a fly sitting on top of a pill. This is a theme that travels through many of Hirst's earlier works including his restaurant designs for the Pharmacy, where medicine intertwined with food in a sterile clinic of gastronomy.Record sleeve art has always been at the forefront of the avant garde. Hirst is not the first well known art figure to design an album jacket. In 1967 Peter Blake created the Sergeant Peppers Lonely Hearts Club band sleeve for The Beatles. Also that year Warhol produced a peel-able banana for the Velvet Underground's Heroin album. Warhol also created the zip front Sticky Fingers sleeve for the Rolling Stones in 1972 and Jenny Savile another YBA painter produced covers for the Manic Street Preachers.

-Artlyst
July 14 2011

«I LIKE MONEY ON THE WALL»

Dealers at last month’s Art Basel fair in Switzerland reported plentiful sales in the $200,000 to $2 million range. Buyers spent a record 108.8 million pounds at Sotheby’s on June 29, when the little-known Duerckheim collection of 1960s and ‘70s German art fetched 60.4 million pounds, double the estimate. Works by Sigmar Polke and Georg Baselitz set auction records for the artists at 5.8 million pounds and 3.2 million pounds apiece.

-Bloomberg

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

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

FROM PUBLISH OR PERISH TO PUBLISH... AND PERISH!

When I pointed out in Arion that Foucault, for all his blathering about "power," never managed to address Adolph Hitler or the Nazi occupation of France, I received a congratulatory letter from David H. Hirsch (a literature professor at Brown), who sent me copies of riveting chapters from his then-forthcoming book, "The Deconstruction of Literature: Criticism After Auschwitz" (1991). As Hirsch wrote me about French behavior during the occupation, "Collaboration was not the exception but the rule." I agree with Hirsch that the leading poststructuralists were cunning hypocrites whose  tortured syntax and encrustations of jargon concealed the moral culpability of their and their parents' generations in Nazi France. American students, forget Foucault! Reverently study the massive primary evidence of world history, and forge your own ideas and systems. Poststructuralism is a corpse. Let it stink in the Parisian trash pit where it belongs!


Camille Paglia
-Salon magazine
Déc 2 1998

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

Paris Hilton upset she's not married with kids at 30.

-Next!

Monday, July 11, 2011

«I NEVER READ. I JUST LOOK AT PICTURES»

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE THE HOTTEST REALITY TV SHOW WILL BE ABOUT GROUPIES TRYING TO FUCK THEIR FAVORITE PRO ATHLETES

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«I JUST READ EVERYTHING»

« What Andy brought me, as a present, was a Heinz ketchup carton made of plywood and painted tan and red. He seemed pleased with himself and I thought he had just made it. A bit later he asked me to return it to him so he could repaint it. He was going to produce a series of them and wanted them all to be the same colors. Liking the idea of the unique, I refused to let him change mine. Later I thought the sculptures would be useful as stools or tables, if Andy didn’t object, and, with his approval, I acquired several more in a trade with him. Some while ago, I gave the unique one to MoMA.»

-Jasper Johns
2007

«I LIKE EVERYBODY'S ART»

TEN JEWS FOR THE 21st CENTURY: SARAH JESSICA PARKER

She is the daughter of a Jewish father of Eastern European decent and her great-grandfather came to America via Ellis Island, where family lore has it that his name was mistakenly changed from Bar-Kahn to Parken to Parker. In the book “Stars of David”, Abigail Pogrebin’s inquiry into the Jewish identity of celebrities, Parker spoke about her Jewish connection, lineage, lack of religious education and her love for New York as “a Jewish city.” “If we [she and husband Matthew Broderick, whose mother is Jewish] went to this temple next door, where would we begin? We’re so behind.’ In temple, it seems like you have to know what you’re doing. And it intimidates people; it certainly intimidates me. And I keep saying, `I’m not a religious person,’ but I know that’s not true; I know that I believe that there’s somebody who watches over us and he or she takes care or not, or teaches us. I really do—strangely enough–kind of cling to that.” “I have, frankly, always just considered myself a Jew…I was always responding to things that were Jewish.”

-Los Angeles jewish journal
July 6 2011

LEO CASTELLI

Dans une entrevue passée Léo Castelli affirmait que ce qui était rare dans le cas De Warhol c'est qu'il avait su garder le caractère esthétique de l'oeuvre tout en y mettant le référant social. Ce qui n'est pas souvent le cas. Une qualité qu'il reconnaissait à l'oeuvre de Robert Rauschenberg également.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

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

JOHN WATERS ET LE MARRIAGE GAY

«Si j'étais hétéro, je ne me marierais pas! L'industrie la plus rentable de la décennie sera le divorce gay et l'effacement des tatouages»

Têtu magazine
May 2005 p.131

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE LADY GAGA WILL DO A REMAKE OF DALIDA'S HIT SONG «IL VENAIT D'AVOIR 18 ANS»

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IT'S USELESS TO BE YOUNG WITHOUT SHOWING OFF!

CHER ON ANDY WARHOL

«Before I met you Andy, I was so afraid to meet you and when I met you, I thought you were so gentle»

-Interview magazine
May 1982

Saturday, July 09, 2011

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: JEWISH MAG: IS 1.4 BILLION CHINESE PEOPLE MATCHING THE ETHNIC SOLIDARITY OF 17 MILLIONS JEWS GOOD FOR THE JEWS?

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

MICHAEL JACKSON

«I feel honored to know her ( Katherine Hepburn) because there are a lot of people she doesn't like.-she tell you right away if she doesn't like you. I'm crazy about Liza. Add to list of my favorite people. I just love her to death. We get on the phone and we just gossip, gossip, gossip»

-Michael Jackson
Interview magazine
october 1982

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

«Ask your child what he wants for dinner only if he's buying»

-Fran Lebowitz

«I LIKE EVERYBODY'S ART»


Sculpture by John Chamberlain

HEALTH IS WEALTH

«So many people have so many problems. When you think that health is wealth you're so grateful just to be normal, more or less»

-Andy Warhol

Friday, July 08, 2011

«I BELIEVE MEDIA IS ART»

« I love advertising. Advertising is an art form. Everyone should take a course in mass media. Every student should be informed of this now 200 year history of mass media, going back to the great newspapers of the nineteenth century. Everyone should know how T.V. news is shaped, manipulated and edited before you see it on the screen, the intricate connection between advertising and the magazines, and how reporters gather news. That is absolutely crucial.»

-Camille Paglia

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

«I LOVE TO SEE STARS»

«Andy loved hanging around with rock stars. He attented the secret wedding of Madonna in Los Angeles and flew up to the wedding of Maria Schriver and Arnold Schwarzenegger with Grace Jones who told him she intended to fuck all the Kennedys»

-Warhol
Victor Bockris
P.582

Thursday, July 07, 2011

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

"Maybe it's true that life begins at fifty .. But everything else starts to wear out, fall out, or spread out."

—Phyllis Diller

YOUTH WITHOUT COCKINESS IS NO YOUTH AT ALL

WALT DISNEY

At 4:00 the Walt Disney flim crew came and shot me in front of my Shoes and my Walt Disney drawings. They asked me who my favorite Disney character was and I said:« Minnie Mouse because she can get me close to Mickey»

_The Andy Warhol Diaries
Julyy 22 1981

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

LOVE IT!

«When you're interested in somebody, and you think they might be interested in you, you should point out all your beauty problems and defects right away, rather than take a chance they won't notice them. Maybe, say, you have a permanent beauty problem you can't change, such as too-short legs. Just say it. "My legs, as you've probably noticed, are much too short in proportion to the rest of my body." Why give the other person the satisfaction of discovering it for themselves? Once it's out in the open, at least you know it will never become an issue later on in the relationship, and if it does, you can always say, "Well I told you that in the beginning."

-The Philosophy of Andy Warhol

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

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

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

In the art scene’s latest exploration of the exciting world of technology, the behemoth Gagosian Gallery launched an iPad app today. It is available as a free download on iTunes.The app, according to a press release, will be updated four times a year with information on “recent, current, and future Gagosian artists, exhibitons, and projects.” The artists in the first edition include Robert Rauschenberg, Richard Prince, Elizabeth Peyton and Pablo Picasso.This sounds like a real doozy.

-New York Obsever
July 5 2011

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

 “I don't know the question, but sex is definitely the answer”

-Woody Allen

«EVERYTHING IS BEAUTIFUL»


Photo by Robert Mapplethorpe

SAME APPROACH

«I hate sounding pretentious or egotistical, except that I really never thought anyone understood how to built on Andy's achievements, except Andy, and maybe me. Not only in a formal way, but conceptually and with the same holistic approach and attitude. His visual vocabulary and technical means and especially the actual «look» of his art (his line, his «graphic» sense) determined and made possible the wide range of applications and complexity of his «art» and its integration into the popular culture»

-Keith Haring Journals
p.119

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE ESTABLISH ARTISTS WILL CREATE CUSTOMIZED HOOKER HIGH HEELS FOR TOP PROSTITUTES

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«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»

Madonna back in studio.

-Next!

Monday, July 04, 2011

«I JUST READ EVERYTHING»

«The general condamnation of homosexual relationship originated in Jewish history in about the Seventh Century b.c as a part of the extensive anti-sexualism that permeated Judaism after the Babylonian exile. Kinsey comments,: Both mouth-genital contacts and homosexual activites had previously been associated with the Jewish religious service, as they had been with the religions of most of the other people of that part of Asia, and just as they have been in many other cultures elsewhere in the world. In the wave of nationalism which was then developing among the jewish people, there was an attempt to dissidentify themselves with their neighbors by breaking with many of the custuoms which they had previously shared with them. Many of the Talmudic condemnations were based on the fact that such activites represented the way of the Canaanite, the way of the Chaldean, the way of the Pagan, and they were originally condemned as a form of idolatry rather than a sexual crime. Throughout the Middle Ages homosexuality was associated with heresy. The reform in the custom (the mores) soon, however became a matter of morals, and finally a question for action under criminal law»

-Hugh Hefner
The Playboy philosophy
April 1964 p.178

Sunday, July 03, 2011

«I LIKE EVERYBODY'S ART»


Artwork by Jaber Lutfi

CUTE YOUNG KIDS

«Gee, Hollywood is so exciting, I've gone to quite a few parties. A- parties and B-Parties. I like the B-parties better than the A-parties because the B-parties have all the young kids»

Andy Warhol
Interview magazine
August 1977 p.27

BEFORE STEVE COHEN, ELIE BROAD AND LAWRENCE GRAFF: THE JEWISH ART OF SMART ART INVESTMENT

«Sotheby's annonce la vente à Londres de l'importante collection de tableaux français du XIX ième et XX ième siècle appartenant à feu MR WIlHELM WEINBERG de New York le mercredi 10 juillet. Comprenant des tableaux de Cézanne, Degas, Gauguin, Fantin-Latour, Manet, Monet, Pissarro, Redon, Renoir, Seurat, Sisley, Utrillo et Van Gogh ainsi que des bronzes de Daumier, Degas et Picasso.

-Connaissance des Arts
Juin 1957 p.27

Saturday, July 02, 2011

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

MICHAEL JACKSON'S CHILDHOOD

-AW: How long have you been working? Since you were two, or....

-MJ: Since I was four...

- AW:How many years is that?

- MJ: I'm eighteen now...

- AWl: Fourteen years-God that's too long

- MJ:But you see, if it's fun and you like it, that's good

Interview magazine
March 1977 p.16

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE KOONS, HIRST AND MURAKAMI WILL TEST THE MARKET BY SELLING THEIR OWN VERSION OF PIERO MANZONI «MERDA D'ARTISTA»

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

«I JUST READ EVERYTHING»

But how long can this go on? How will the growing, grotesque disparity between our belief that we "own" modern art and the glaring reality that it is bought and sold by the super-rich, survive these times? In 2009, Athens was being touted as a rising contemporary art centre, with collectors, fairs, new galleries. Art is fully globalised, and seems to be operating as a separate world system while all around it crashes. I am not prophesying disaster for it. If people go on believing in it, art may even be a clue to the survival and recovery of world capitalism. On a more local level, if British people keep on loving new art even as the rich carry it home, it probably also means the coalition is destined to a decade or so of power and the left is toast. Or if the times here and elsewhere prove harder to stabilise, if the rocks in the road get bigger – well, the art system will probably still go on. But will we be looking?

Jonathan Jones
The Guardian
July 2 2011

«GOOD BUSINESS IS THE BEST ART»

One of Andy’s most endearing qualities was his jealousy of anyone who had something he didn’t, and the current generation would give him real grounds for turning green. Murakami, Koons, and Hirst all have more employees than Warhol ever did. Hirst has had restaurants, he’s got the Other Criteria shops, and he threatened to start a revolution by cutting out his dealers and selling $200 million of his art directly through Sotheby’s. Andy must have been spinning in the big Leo Castelli Gallery in the sky.Murakami, I think, would have especially driven him nuts because of the tremendous high-low range of his product—Louis Vuitton handbags, costume jewelry, toy figurines, art fairs. He even got away with putting a luxury boutique inside the sacrosanct confines of a museum as part of his traveling retrospective “© Murakami.” When I saw that exhibition at the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art in 2007, I couldn’t help but think how envious Andy would have been if he’d lived to see this.

-Glenn O'Brien (about the exhibition Pop Life)
2009

«I LIKE EVERYBODY'S ART»


Artwork by Greg Curnoe

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

"In real life, I assure you, there is no such thing as algebra. "

-Fran Lebowitz

WOMEN IN REVOLT

Many young women on campuses combine two very dangerous things: moral fervor and misinformation. On the campuses they’re fed a kind of catechism of oppression. They’re taught “one in four of you have been victims of rape or attempted rape; you’re earning 59 cents on the dollar; you’re suffering a massive loss of self-esteem; that you’re battered especially on Super Bowl Sunday.” All of these things are myths, grotesque exaggerations.

-Chistina Hoff Sommers

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

PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: POLITICS

Basically there is not fundamental difference between Capitalism and Communism. Both systems believe than 95% of people are too ignorant to know and decide by themselves what is good for them.

«I LIKE MONEY ON THE WALL»

Andy Warhol’s famed Debbie Harry portrait has been sold for a cool $5.9 million. According to ContactMusic.com, the portrait, from 1980, sold at auction at Sotheby’s in London. Warhol’s impression of Blondie singer Harry, made at the height of her post-punk fame, was produced on a pink silkscreen canvas.One-time Eurythmics songwriter, guitarist and producer Dave Stewart, who is currently part of Mick Jagger’s new group SuperHeavy, also auctioned some of his art collection. A Damien Hirst painting that the controversial British artist dedicated to Stewart sold for $1.6 million.

July 1 2011

«KIDS ARE THE ONES WHO FALL IN LOVE»

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: JEWISH MAG: IS CHINA CLAIMING TO HAVE HIS OWN DEFINITION OF DEMOCRACY GOOD FOR THE JEWS?

Friday, July 01, 2011

BOB COLACELLO

The story of how the Brooklyn-born Colacello was drawn into the highest reaches of New York society is an illustration of just how possible anything was. He was living at home with his parents in Rockville Centre, Long Island while he studied film at Columbia; one evening at dinner with his parents he got a phone call. On the end of the line was Paul Morrissey, a movie director at Andy Warhol's Factory. He and Warhol had just read Colacello's glowing review of their latest film, Trash, in the Village Voice; would he like to come round to meet them? At this point – 1970 – Warhol was as big a star as Bob Dylan, Jim Morrison, Janis Joplin. Colacello excitedly told his parents what had happened. 'My father went white and said, ''If you go and work for that creep on Union Square, I will not only break your movie camera, I'll break your legs!" Colacello was a good middle-class boy, and he loved his father. But, naturally, he made his way to the Factory at the first available opportunity. 'I went up to the sixth floor and got off the elevator and there was this little foyer with a steel bulletproof door with a little glass window. I looked through and there was Andy Warhol sitting at an Art Deco desk eating lunch.' Warhol took to him instantly, and Colacello's timing was just right because, after being shot in the stomach, Warhol was waving goodbye to the Factory's superstars, speed freaks and street people.

-The Telegraph
Sept 23 2007

YOUTH WITHOUT COCKINESS IS NO YOUTH AT ALL

HENRY GELDZAHLER

Andy to Henry: "Oh, you know so much. Teach me a fact a day and then I'll be as smart as you."

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: CELEB MAG: STYLE STEAL! HOW TO EJACULATE LIKE A HOLLYWOOD STAR!

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