Monday, October 31, 2011

«I THINK THE YOUTH OF TODAY ARE TERRIFIC»

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

1-In 1963 he made a 30-minute movie called Blow Job (showing the face of a guy getting one) and got it shown in museum

2-He designed the two best record jackets of all time, both of them suggestive; the Rolling Stone Sticky Fingers (man's crotch with real zipper) and the first Velvet Underground album (with peelable banana)

5-He filled an entire issue of Interview with Bruce Weber's photos of Olympic athletes.

8-He did a serie of male «Torso» canvases and treated dicks with the same respect as Liz, Marilyn and Mao

-Gay porn magazine «In Touch for Men»
March/April 1985 p.6

Saturday, October 29, 2011

WOMEN IN REVOLT

But Elizabeth Taylor's maternal quality is central to her heterosexual power. Elizabeth Taylor could control men. She liked men. And men liked her. There was a chemistry between her and men, coming from her own maternal instincts. I've been writing about this for years, and it was partly inspired by watching Taylor operate on-screen and off. The happy and successful heterosexual woman feels tender and maternal toward men -- but this has been completely lost in our feminist era. Now women tell men, you have to be my companion and be just like a woman; be my best friend, and listen to me chatter. In other words, women don't really like men anymore -- they want men to be like women. But Elizabeth Taylor liked men, and men loved to be around her because they sensed that.

-Camille Paglia

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

«I JUST READ EVERYTHING»

«It's about understanding not only the works, but the world we live in and the times we live in and being a kind of mirror of that. I think it happens really naturally and inevitably if you are honest with yourself and your times»

-Keith Haring journals
p.119

Friday, October 28, 2011

PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: TOO BIG TO FAIL (TRULY...)

Remember last year when the news was about how Goldman Sachs helped Greece to mask the true extend of its deficit? Who talked about Goldman Sachs during the so called European crisis and the social unrest in Greece ? Nobody. Isn't fantastic...?

«I BELIEVE MEDIA IS ART»


1961 Album cover by Joseph Albers

THE BEAUTY OBSESSION

In the fifties, there were the really good-looking people and then all the rest who weren't. Today, everybody is at least attractive. How did it happen? Is it because there's no wars to kill the beauties?

-The Andy Warhol Diaries
August 16 1982

GAY ARTISTS VS STRAIGHT ONES ( IN OTHER WORDS)

When the abstract expressionist had been macho and outspoken, he was fey and elusive. Where their art was personal and exotic to the extreme, Warhol borrowed his subject matter from existing sources-newspapers, packaging. He embraced the ordinary and transfigured the banal. Where the abstract painters had been dead serious Warhol was funny. Where they were earnest or mystical, he was ironic.

-Glenn O'Brien
Andy Warhol by Andy Warhol
p.57

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

«MY FAVORITE THING TO BUY IS UNDERWEAR»

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: JEWISH MAG: ARE CHINESE COLLECTORS TRANSFORMING THE ART MARKET GOOD FOR THE JEWS?

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

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

News that the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts is to shut down its authentication board next year has hit the art market like a bombshell. Warhol is, in the words of the journalist Bryan Appleyard, “the art market’s one-man Dow Jones”. His sales last year totalled some £313m and represented 17 per cent of all contemporary art auction sales; only Picasso grossed more in 2010. The board still has 175 works to pronounce on, 100 of them belonging to the Mugrabi family of dealers, according to The Wall Street Journal. The Mugrabis are widely thought to have about 800 Warhols in their treasure chest, although they have never confirmed the exact number, and Jose Mugrabi has castigated the decision to close the board as “totally irresponsible”.But the decision might offer hope to owners of works previously denied by the board, such as the filmmaker Joe Simon, who lost a massively expensive legal battle against the board to get his portrait by Warhol accepted as genuine. Simon says: “There are many other cases now about to come to light.”


-Financial Times

Monday, October 24, 2011

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

LOVE IN THE 21st CENTURY

Love affairs get too involved, and they're not really worth it. But if, for some reason, you feel that they are, you should put in exactly as much time and energy as the other person. In other words, "I'll pay you if you pay me."

-The Philosophy of Andy Warhol

Sunday, October 23, 2011

«I LIKE TO WORK WHEN I'M NOT WORKING»

«This dramatic image of the artist in turmoil was the exact opposite of how Warhol represented himself in his art and his elaborately manufactured personal posture. Andy Warhol wanted to be happy. « Success a job in New York». Warhol didn't consider himself a shaman or a mystic. He was an artist, but also a worker, a businessman and a fan. He was an artist who recorded the world around him. Warhol, although he was interested in flamboyant personalities, didn't see self-destruction as a creative process. He wasn't looking for mystical illumination, bu a good idea and hard work»

-Glenn O'Brien
Andy Warhol by Andy Warhol
Astrup Fearnly Museum of Modern Art
p.56

Saturday, October 22, 2011

«LAND REALLY IS THE BEST ART»

FRANCESCO SCAVULLO

And I'm so mad at Scavullo. Those pictures he did for me for the Jordan Marsh catalogue, he made me look so ugly. He didn't air-brush at all, and he's an air-brush queen!

_The Andy Warhol Diaries
August 31 1983

PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY:MAGAZINES

Mafia chic fashion photography mixed with design. How could have fashion magazines become such a bore?

Friday, October 21, 2011

IT'S USELESS TO BE YOUNG WITHOUT SHOWING OFF!

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

Thursday, October 20, 2011

«I JUST READ EVERYTHING»

Bien sûr, on peut aimer et cesser d'aimer. Si l'amour n'est qu'un sentiment, alors il se mesure à son intensité et il n'y a rien à dire. Mais peut-être est-il aussi une découverte, la découverte de ce qu'un être peut avoir d'extraordinaire ou d'unique. Cette découverte ne peut pas, à mes yeux, être érodée, abîmée, détruite par le temps, elle s'approfondit dans le temps. Aussi désabusé, aussi ironique soit-on, on n'est pas à l'abri, fort heureusement, d'une rencontre qui va tout chambouler. Tomas, le héros de L'insoutenable légèreté de l'être, ne croyait pas en l'amour, puis il a rencontré Teresa. L'amour généralement s'épuise, c'est vrai. Mais il existe des êtres inépuisables.

-Alain Finkielkraut

«I BELIEVE MEDIA IS ART»


Kate Moss record by Damein Hirst

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

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

Lindsay Lohan handcuffed in court.

-Next!

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: WOMAN MAG: LOOK «SMOKING HOT» WHEN DANCING NAKED ON THE FIRE STATION POLE AND GET A MAN!

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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

YOUTH WITHOUT COCKINESS IS NO YOUTH AT ALL

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

Prices of contemporary art increased fourfold between 1996 and 2006.

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE «SAVING SOLDIER SHALIT» WILL WIN ALL THE OSCARS IN HOLLYWOOD

Sunday, October 16, 2011

«MY FAVORITE THING TO BUY IS UNDERWEAR»

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

Ai Weiwei tops annual Power 100 art list.

-Next!

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE NEW YORK CITY WILL SELL «OCCUPY WALL STREET» T-SHIRTS TO BOOST STOCKS VALUE

Friday, October 14, 2011

«POP ART IS FOR EVERYONE»


Takashi Murakami record for Kanye West

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE A NEW CHINA BORN RELIGION WILL CLAIM THAT GOD GAVE THE LAND OF ISRAEL TO CHINESE PEOPLE

Copyright by IVAN

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

«I do not paint a portrait to look like the subject, rather does the person grow to look like his portrait.»

-Salvador Dali

Thursday, October 13, 2011

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

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

Paris Hilton borrows Kim Kardashian's look.

-Next!

PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY:RELIGION

You know that Hare Krishna will never be able to be big in North America when you realize that they only sing and dance outside when the weather is nice...

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

«ATHLETES ARE GOING TO BE THE NEW MEDIA STARS»

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

«When you’re born you get a ticket to the freak show. When you’re born in America, you get a front-row seat.»

-George Carlin

Monday, October 10, 2011

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: WOMAN MAG: HOW TO MINIMIZE YOUR EXPRESSION WRINKLES WHEN MISSING A CURVE AT 200 MPH!

Copyright by IVAN

«I NEVER READ. I JUST LOOK AT PICTURES»

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

«Without obsession, life is nothing»

-John Waters

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: WOMAN MAG: HOW TO FAKE ORGASM BETTER TO GET THE RING!

«BEAUTY IS A SIGN OF INTELLIGENCE»

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

Oct. 10 (Bloomberg) -- Jeff Koons, Lucian Freud and Gerhard Richter artworks will be among more than $500 million worth of contemporary pieces on offer this week at auctions and fairs in London. Dealers are hoping that demand holds up from billionaire buyers after stocks dived on worries about government debts.The evening auctions this week are worth 56.8 million pounds ($88.4 million), according to Bloomberg calculations. In addition, hundreds of wealthy buyers are in the U.K. for Frieze, Europe’s biggest commercial fair primarily devoted to living artists, which has $350 million of works on offer, according to insurer Hiscox Ltd. Daytime auctions, gallery shows and satellite fairs add to the total.

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

Paul McCartney now married.

-Next!

Sunday, October 09, 2011

PATTI SMITH BY ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE

«I BELIEVE MEDIA IS ART»

In 1975, Arista Records released Horses, the first rock album by New York bohemian poet Patti Smith. The stark cover photo, taken by someone named Robert Mapplethorpe, was devastatingly original. It was the most electrifiying image I had ever seen of a woman of my generation. Now, two decades later, I think that it ranks in art history among a half-dozen supreme images of modern woman since the French Revolution.I was then teaching at my first job in Vermont and turning my Yale doctoral dissertation, Sexual Personae, into a book. The Horses album cover immediately went up on my living-room wall, as if it were a holy icon. Mapplethorpe's portrait of Patti Smith symbolized for me not only women's new liberation but the fusion of high art and popular culture that I was searching for in my own work.From its rebirth in the late 1960s, the organized women's movement had been overwhelmingly hostile to rock music, which it called sexist. Patti Smith's sudden national debut galvanized me with the hope (later proved futile) that hard rock, the revolutionary voice of the counterculture, would also be endorsed by feminism. Smith herself emerged not from the women's movement but from the artistic avant-garde as well as the decadent sexual underground, into which her friend and lover Mapplethorpe would plunge ever more deeply after their breakup. Unlike many feminists, the bisexual Smith did not base her rebellion on a wholesale rejection of men. As an artist, she paid due homage to major male progenitors; she wasn't interested in neglected foremothers or a second-rate female canon. In Mapplethorpe's half-transvestite picture, she invokes her primary influences, from Charles Baudelaire and Frank Sinatra to Bob Dylan and Keith Richards, the tormented genius of the Rolling Stones who was her idol and mine.
Before Patti Smith, women in rock had presented themselves in conventional formulas of folk singer, blues shouter or motorcycle chick. As this photo shows, Smith's persona was brand-new. She was the first to claim both vision and authority, in the dangerously Dionysian style of another poet, Jim Morrison, lead singer of the Doors. Furthermore, in the competitive field of album-cover design inaugurated in 1964 with Meet the Beatles (the musicians' dramatically shaded faces are recalled here), no female rocker had ever dominated an image in this aggressive, uncompromising way.
The Mapplethorpe photo synthesizes my passions and world-view. Shot in steely high contrast against an icy white wall, it unites austere European art films with the glamorous, ever-maligned high-fashion magazines. Rumpled, tattered, unkempt, hirsute, Smith defies the rules of femininity. Soulful, haggard and emaciated yet raffish, swaggering and seductive, she is mad saint, ephebe, dandy and troubador, a complex woman alone and outward bound for culture war.

-Camille Paglia

Saturday, October 08, 2011

YOUTH WITHOUT COCKINESS IS NO YOUTH AT ALL

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: JEWISH MAG: IS THE OCCUPY WALL STREET MOVEMENT GOOD FOR THE JEWS?

Thursday, October 06, 2011

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE PROSTITUTE ROBOTS WILL ALLOW YOU TO CHOOSE AMONG HUNDREDS OF HOLLYWOOD FEMALE STARS MOANING VOICES

Copyright by IVAN

«I THINK THE YOUTH OF TODAY ARE TERRIFIC»

«I JUST READ EVERYTHING»

«At Apple, people are putting in 18-hour days. We attract a different type of person-a person who doesn't want to wait five or ten years to have someone take a giant risk on him or her. Someone who really wants to get in a little over his head and make a little dent in the universe».

Steve Jobs
Playboy magazine
February 1985 p.58

«I JUST THOUGHT THAT THINGS WERE MAGIC AND THAT IT WOULD NEVER HAPPEN»

Steve Jobs

1955-2011

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

«I LIKE EVERYBODY'S ART»


Artwork by Anish Kapoor

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

Madonna set to perform at Superbowl halftime?

-Next!

«I JUST READ EVERYTHING»

Works by Jeff Koons, Keith Haring and four other artists are expected to raise more than $1 million for Elton John's AIDS Foundation (EJAF) when they are sold at auction in November, Sotheby's said Friday. Artists including Jim Hodges, Howard Hodgkin and Tracey Emin will also be represented in the November 10 sale of contemporary art during Sotheby's fall auctions.
"All of us at EJAF are tremendously grateful to Sotheby's and to all of the amazing artists who have so generously contributed truly special pieces," John said in a statement. Artist Cecily Brown donated "Don't Bring Me Down," an oil on linen that is expected to fetch as much as $600,000.The Keith Haring foundation contributed an untitled work from 1981 depicting three bare-chested men in the trademark graffiti style of the late pop artist, who died of AIDS in 1990 at 31.
Koons' silkscreen "Monkey Train" is estimated to sell for $40,000 to $60,000, Sotheby's said.

Monday, October 03, 2011

«MY FAVORITE THING TO BUY IS UNDERWEAR»

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

Fashion photographer Rankin, and skull-bedazzling artist Damien Hirst have chosen Los Angeles as the place for the world debut of a collaboration titled "Myth, Monsters and Legends." The photo exhibition, which opens at the Rankin Gallery Los Angeles on Oct. 13, leverages the duo's artistic skills to update, re-imagine and breathe creepy but beautiful life into assorted Greco-Roman mythological beasties including Medusa and Cerberus. In addition to the artists themselves (who are apparently longtime friends), the third person whose presence can be felt throughout is model Dani Smith

-L.A Times

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

“Hollywood amuses me. Holier-than-thou for the public and unholier-than-the-devil in reality”

-Grace Kelly

Sunday, October 02, 2011

«I LIKE EVERYBODY'S ART»


Artwork by Joseph Albers

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: JEWISH MAG: IS HASIDIC PORN FETISH GOOD FOR THE JEWS?

«EVERYTHING IS BEAUTIFUL»

Candles

Days to come stand in front of us,
like a row of burning candles -
golden, warm, and vivid candles.

Days past fall behind us,
a gloomy line of burnt-out candles;
the nearest are still smoking,
cold, melted, and bent.

I don't want to look at them: their shape saddens me,
and it saddens me to remember their original light.
I look ahead at my burning candles.

I don't want to turn, don't want to see, terrified,
how quickly that dark line gets longer,
how quickly one more dead candle joins another.

Constantine P. Cavafy

«MY FAVORITE THING TO BUY IS UNDERWEAR»

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE GOVERNMENT PAID PROSTITUTES WILL VISIT RETIREMENT HOMES TO REDUCE HEALTH COSTS

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PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY:ART GALLERY

If when you enter an art gallery the first thing you see, is a young and cute but slightly overweight girl with very white skin, bright red lipstick and all dressed in black, you know there's going to be faggy stuff on the walls.

Saturday, October 01, 2011

«POP ART IS FOR EVERYONE»


Artwork by Takashi Murakami

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

«A product must aim to project an image of desirability as strong as any Hollywood star. It must seduce»

-Richard Hamilton.

POST WARHOL PREDICTION:WOMEN MAG: ARE YOUR HAIR HAPPY? A QUIZZ FOR YOU!

Copyright by IVAN

«I BELIEVE MEDIA IS ART»


Kenny Scharf cover album for the B 52's

COLLECTING

«For Andy, however, collecting had nothing to do with decorating. Fred had decorated the Factory and Jed had decorated his house, and, little by little, Andy undecorated both places with his bags, and boxes, stacks and piles, collections, possessions, investments, hedges against inflation and fear»

-Bob Colacello
Holy Terror

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: WOMEN MAG: HOW TO CLOSE YOUR EYES AND IMAGINE GREAT BAGS AND SHOES TO COME WHEN FAKING ORGASM WITH YOUR OLD SUGAR DADDY!

Copyright by IVAN

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

POST WARHOL PREDICTIONS: IN THE FUTURE RICHARD PRINCE WILL PAINT THE NEXT BMW ART CAR

PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: ECONOMY

The best way to keep an economy healthy is to have bitches hating each other.

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