Monday, July 30, 2012

GEE, THAT'S ME TOO!

«I meet them everywhere, people who started graduate school and left it, OK? They’re in publishing, they’re in media, they’re in all kinds of jobs, because they couldn’t stand it. They wanted to study literature and art, but had every obstruction put in their paths. They not only had to read Lacan, Derrida and Foucault, who had nothing to do with literature, but they had to read critics talking about Lacan, Derrida and Foucault, none of whom are philosophically trained, okay?»

-Camille Paglia

JON GOULD

«In the summer of 1981 Makos introduced Andy to a handsome, dashing thirty-year-old named Jon Gould. Tall with long streaky blond hair balding on top, not a fashion-model beauty but handsome, with a lean athletic built, Jon was a flashy if gauche dresser and a party boy, agressive in a friendly way, who used poppers and cocaine and was a wild, erratic dancer. He reminded Ronnie Cutrone of Rod La Rod, except that a least at first, Jon was not violent. In fact he was capable of being a loving, caring person, described by one friend as thustworthy, generous, sincere, seeking for growth and looking for meaning in life. He soon became obvious that Andy had fallen in love with Jon. He began showering him with presents and talking to him for hours each day on the phone»

-Victor Bockris
Warhol p.542

Sunday, July 29, 2012

VIBRATOR ART

Daniela Morera: Favorite object?

Andy Warhol: Vibrator

Morera: Have you ever painted one?

Warhol: I painted someone with a vibrator inside


-Blueboy magazine
July 1978 p.27

Friday, July 27, 2012

IMAGINARY DIARIES OF A POP ARTIST

July 27 2012

Gee, the Olympics opening ceremony was so great. Athletes are really the best looking people now. They say they gave 100 000 condoms at the Olympic village. They should give medals to the athletes using them most . Then they could make sex tapes and selling them as «patriotic sex» or «multiethnic sex» at the souvenir stand of each country. And oh, how do these male gymnasts get those hot bodies?

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE PEOPLE WILL TRAVEL IN THEIR FLYING MOBILE HOMES

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BIG BROTHER....

«Actually, I want to make a movie now using straighter people than the unusual ones we've used» Warhol continues. «Next summer, we'll get five or six people living together for a couple of weeks out in the country, and just shoot everything that happens between them as they get complicated with one another». But he says he wants to shoot his orgy movie first.

-Playboy magazine
September 1969 p.278

Thursday, July 26, 2012

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE PROSTITUTE ROBOTS WILL GIVE FREE BJ ALONG HIGHWAYS AS TO REDUCE THE NUMBER OF ACCIDENTS CAUSED BY STRESS

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«I JUST READ EVERYTHING»

«I think any man over forty who talks about sex is always indecent»

-Karl Lagerfeld
Interview magazine
May 1979 p.62

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

POST WARHOL PREDICTIONS: IN THE FUTURE IMMORTAL PEOPLE WILL CREATE A NEW WORLWIDE PANTHEIST RELIGION

I'M NOT A FAG, JUST EUROPEAN

Andy Warhol: «I love the White House. I like Washington. There are serious men, very well dressed, not so many gays like here. You should come with us next time, it will be good for you

Daniela Morera: Do you see more gays here or in Europe?

Andy Warhol: I'm very confused. When I go to Europe, they all look gay and when I come back here, they all look gay again. But, I think it's a fashionable attitude, because at night they all go back home to their wives. They are all married with children»


Blueboy magazine
July 1978 p.27

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE JEFF KOONS WILL BE OFFERED BY THE PENTAGON TO PAINT A SERIES OF DRONES

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PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: GAY MEN

Without gay jewish men the gay community would be nothing more than dumb white trash with attitude...

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE DAMIEN HIRST WILL CREATE A GIANT SIZED ART HISTORY FIGURES CHESS GAME

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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

«ATHLETES ARE GOING TO BE THE NEW MEDIA STARS»

«The Games were permeated by the gods. The first day was devoted to sacrifices and the swearing of solemn oaths by judges and contestants. The stadium itself stretched towards Zeus' altar, so that the runners ran towards the very spot where the sacrifices were offered to the gods-their athletic feats themselves an offering to the divine»

-Arianna Huffington (Stassinopoulos)
Interview magazine
Jan/Feb 1984

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE JENNIFER ANNISTON & ANGELINA JOLIE WILL CATFIGHT IN A «DYNASTY» REMAKE

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Monday, July 23, 2012

BRILLO BOXES

«Warhol's Brillo Boxes which are silk screened wood constructions, could also pass for the real cartons. But their effect is different from that of his two predecessors. Duchamp's dada gesture aimed to subvert every conventional esthetic and social value, his ready-made were anti-art. Conversely John's works possess the patina of high-art: his masterly hand is felt in all of them. However Warhol's fabrication do not in the 1960's act to decry the absurdity of established institutions. Instead they express an existential point of view: a sense of the utter futility of being creative at all. Therefore unlike John's objects, artistry is unimportant: the distinction between art and non art is of no account»

Irving Sandler
The New Cool Art
Art in America
Number One 1965 p.100

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

-Catherine: So how's Margaret Thatcher doing these days?

-Mick Jagger: Far better than Margaret Trudeau

-Interview magazine
December 1977 p.12

«I AM A DEEPLY SUPERFICIAL PERSON»

«To be superficial is the most important thing in live: what is the second most important thing in life, nobody could ever say»

-Oscar Wilde.

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: JEWISH MAG: IS CHINA JUST BUYING A CANADIAN OIL COMPANY FOR 15 BILLIONS GOOD FOR THE JEWS?

EXPÉRIENCE COMPLÈTE

«C'était excitant de se trouver dans l'orbite de Keith Haring. Il débordait d'énergie tout comme les personnages exhubérants de ses peintures. Son art n'était pas juste quelque chose qu'on regardait, c'était une expérience complète. Son charisme, son zèle missionnaire à rendre la vie plus palpitante au travers de l'art, attirait un entourage toujours plus vaste»

-Jeffrey Deitch sur Keith Haring.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE NEW «ADULTS OLYMPICS GAMES» WILL OFFER SYNCHRONIZED FUCKING

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PREDICTION

In the early 21st century the most important Warhol prediction is no longer «in the future everyone will be famous for fifteen minutes. It's now the one according to which «art is what you can get away with».

Saturday, July 21, 2012

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE AUSTRALIA AND WESTERN CANADA WILL BE THE FIRST TWO COLONIES OF CHINA

SHUT UP AND BE BEAUTIFUL

«I always thought cowboys looked like hustlers. That's nice. Cowboys and hustlers are quiet. They don't know many words.

-Andy Warhol
America p.165

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE LARRY FLYNT WILL MAKE AN ART THEMED XXX MOVIE WITH LARRY GAGOSIAN, JEFF KOONS AND TRACY ENIM LOOK-ALIKE

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Friday, July 20, 2012

PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: HOW MANY?

How many tragedies does the US population need to say enough is enough? Not having gun control in the 21 st century is just pure madness.

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE SOTHEBY'S AND CHRISTIES WILL EXPAND BY OFFERING FAMOUS ARTISTS BANK SPERM SERVICES

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Thursday, July 19, 2012

LE VRAI WARHOL

Oubliez les perruques, le culte de la célébrité ou l'obsession de l'argent et de la beauté. Le vrai Warhol c'est la douleur de vivre et une capacité d'émerveillement hors du commun étant à chaque instant entremêlés....L'essence même de la sensibilité artistique exacerbée en quelque sorte.

«I NEVER READ. I JUST LOOK AT PICTURES»

Just looked at the photo album by Andreas Serrano called America. Some very troubling yet fascinating pictures. I guess it is to be expected when your esthetic is Weegee meeting Diane Arbus with a dose of David Lachapelle.

MAKING IT

«Happiness cannot be measured in accomplishments or material gain. Happiness is on the inside. Success has done much more to affect me in a negative way than a positive way, however, I will not submit to this. I am as satisfied as I was before. I still have many shortcomings and many victories. I think nobody can be happy all the time. It is a very strange to me that people expect «success» to equal happiness, even after they have seen all the media stars suffer and die and hurt themselves»

-Keith Haring
Journals p.99

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

WARHOL'S WORK IN THE 1950'S

«Warhol mercilessly debunked Modernist protocols. Whilst his homosexuality was not widely acknowledged until after his death, he blithely used the related sensibility of Camp as his main weapon. Defined by Susan Sontag in a famous essay of 1964 as «love of the unatural; of artifice and exaggeration, a good taste of bad taste» it had permeated Warhol's earlier output as a succesful illustrator in the 1950's»

David Hopkins
After Modern Art
Oxford history of art.

DE L'ART COMMERCIAL À L'ART PUR

«Le passage de Warhol de l'art commercial à l'art pur a été une démarche parfaitement logique. Il l'a accompli par le biais
de la bande dessinée. Les premiers Warhol étaient des agradissements des comics de Dick Tracy qui servaient d'éléments décoratifs dans la vitrine d'un grand magasin de New York, Lord and Taylor. Peu avant, il avait fait des dessins eux aussi tirés des bandes dessinées, qui furent exposés dans la boutique de mode Serendipity ainsi que dans une galerie d'art»

Edward Lucie-Smith
L'art d'aujourd'hui p.196

Monday, July 16, 2012

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE MONICA LEWINSKY WILL BE INVITED TO POLE DANCE AT A US PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURATION

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THE BEST INTERVIEW MAGAZINE COVERS: THE RICHARD BERNSTEIN ERA

«When Richard Bernstein brought a cover in, I'd look at it quietly and then take it over to the Factory side to show Andy. His most consistent comment was «Can't Richard retouch it more?» Sometimes he'd say «Her nose looks too big. Tell Richard to just take a scissor and cut the bump out, and then airbrush over it with a little brown to make it look straight» Or «Gee, this is a great cover. It doesn't even look like her. It's soooo glamorous»

-Bob Colacello
Holy Terror p.255

Saturday, July 14, 2012

«THERE SHOULD BE COURSE IN FIRST GRADE ON LOVE»

«Parce que l'amour est toujours un miracle. Le moment d'amour, de communion. Des gens ne l'ont eu que une ou deux fois dans leur vie, et ça n'a parfois duré que deux heures...sait-on? Mais cela ne fait rien. Ils l'ont eu et cela suffit».

-Pauline Réage

GAY MEN

To be a gay man is to have the sex life of a male Hollywood star without the money.

Friday, July 13, 2012

IMAGINARY DIARIES OF A POP ARTIST

July 13 2012

Went to the office. Worked on my Lindsay Lohan portrait. It's so great she's going to play Elizabeth Taylor. I guess her lesbian phase is over and her career back on track now. They say Leon Black is the guy who bought the Munch painting for some 119 millions.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE EXTREME SPORTS AND SPECIAL OLYMPICS WILL MERGE OFFERING 10 METERS PLATFORM WHEELCHAIR DIVING COMPETITIONS

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

ANDY WARHOL AND WALL STREET

«The new art is really a business» Warhol feels. «We want to sell shares of our company on the Wall Street stock market» A prominent investor has approached Warhol with a proposal to establish a company built on Warhol's art as well as his status as a celebrity. «Andy Warhol is selling not art but a milieu» observes journalist John Wilcock.

Playboy magazine
September 1969 p. 278

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE SYNCHRONIZED POLE DANCING WILL BECOME A SUMMER OLYMPICS DISCIPLINE

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THE BEAUTY OBSESSION

«Tout homme pour vivre a besoin de fantômes esthétiques. Je les ai poursuivis, chassés, traqués»

-Yves Saint-Laurent.

IDIOT SAVANT

«Tout ce qu'il disait était tellement à la fois génial et idiot. On ne savait jamais qui c'était. Warhol c'était un paradoxe extraordinaire»

-Ultra Violet

«SHOPPING IS MORE AMERICAN THAN THINKING»

Tatum O'Neal: «But shopping is one of the main things. What else can a girl spend her money on?

Andy Warhol: boys.

-Interview magazine
September 1980 p.20

Monday, July 09, 2012

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: JEWISH MAG: IS THE JEWISH INSPIRED GROWING MERGER OF RELIGIOUS & ETHNIC IDENTITY AMONG MUSLIMS GOOD FOR THE JEWS?

BEFORE THE TV REALITY TREND

«Warhol is also entering television. His recent widely discussed commercial for Schrafft's restaurant chain was a long, voluptuous panning shot of a chocolate sundae with «all the mistakes TV can make kept in» the artist explained. «It's blurry, shady, out of focus». NBC has since invited Warhol to produce a six hour special. «In New York appartements have a channel five which allows you to watch anybody who enters the front door. That will be my show. People walking past the camera» he says. «We'll call it NOTHING SPECIAL»

Playboy magazine
September 1969 p.140

«TOUT EST BEAU»

Il se passe des choses capitale
dans le cloître des racines
Des choses capitales à propos de l'homme et du soleil
Je n'oublierai point les oiseaux blancs
qui devinent dans leur tête pointue
à des milliers de milles de distance,
la venue de quelques herbes marines
et la survie de quelques racines au coeur rouge
et depuis j'attends des nouvelles de la terre

-Pierre Perrault

Sunday, July 08, 2012

THE FUTURE OF WOMAN MAGAZINE ADVERTISING: FAKE BETTER ORGASMS NOW AND GET YOUR SUGAR DADDY TO BUY YOU THESE GORGEOUS (AD SPACE) BAGS AND SHOES!

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BEAUTY VS BRAIN

It's better to be very beautiful than very smart. When you're very smart you're not necessarely surrounded by very beautiful people, but when you're young and very beautiful you always end up being surrounded by very smart people.

IMAGINARY DIARIES OF A POP ARTIST

July 8 2012

-Gee, why are all the kids so good-looking now? Kids at the office tell me that I should go out and vote this time because Obama is for gay marriage. I'm already married to my IPAD so I don't know. Oh! what should I do? Went to the office. Worked on my Rufus Wainwright portrait till 8:00. And oh, Keith Haring have now his art on sex toys. I'm so jealous.

ART MARKET

Which billonaire is buying which artist is now more important than the value of the art itself.

Friday, July 06, 2012

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE DAMIEN HIRST WILL BE ASKED TO DO A COVER FOR PLAYBOY MAGAZINE

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DE L'ÂGE D'OR D'HOLLYWOOD...OR SEX REVISITED BY ANDY WARHOL

«That was a time when sex was still new in movies. The best scene was when the bed opened and it was round and everything»

-Andy Warhol
Interview magazine
April 1977 p.12

Thursday, July 05, 2012

POST WARHOL PRDICTION: JEWISH MAG: IS THE GOD PARTICLE DISCOVERY GOOD FOR THE JEWS?

«THERE SHOULD BE COURSE IN FIRST GRADE ON LOVE»

Aussi les lectures qu'il nous propose de La princesse de Clèves, des Meilleures intentionsd'Ingmar Bergman, de Professeur de désir de Philip Roth ou de l'oeuvre de Milan Kundera ne sont-elles pas de simples exercices d'admiration. Après avoir magistralement ausculté dans chacun des romans "l'impuissance de l'amour à subjuguer le temps", Alain Finkielkraut recommande d'être attentif à "l'invité surprise de L'insoutenable légèreté de l'être", à ce moment où l'amour devient infinie "bonté" en charge de la finitude de l'autre, où éros cède la place à agapè. Inspirées, jusque dans leur vocabulaire, par la pensée d'Emmanuel Lévinas et les pages de La chambre claire dans lesquelles Roland Barthes, obsédé par l'évidence de la mort à venir du sujet photographié, relate son expérience d'une pitié au bord de la folie, ces lectures d'Alain Finkielkraut donnent puissamment envie de lire ou de relire les oeuvres dont ils nous parlent avec ferveur. 

-L'Express

CAN'T WAIT...

Glittering Images: A Journey Through Art from Egypt to Star Wars (Pantheon), a new book by University Professor of Humanities and Media Studies Camille Paglia, is set to be published on October 16. According to Amazon.com, Glittering Images "leads us chronologically through the paintings, sculptures, architectural styles, performance pieces and digital art that have defined and transformed our visual world. She combines close analysis with background that situates each artist and image within its historical context — from an Egyptian tomb to Titian's 'Venus With a Mirror;' from an elegant French Rococo interior to Jackson Pollock's abstract 'Green Silver;' from Renee Cox's daring performance piece 'Chillin' with Liberty' to Eleanor Antin's amusing conceptual art project '100 Boots.'"

THE DUCHAMP INSPIRATION

«Warhol's career as a painter or even a movie-maker may or may not be over. Only the future will answer this: one thing we are certain of. Whatever the ambition that motivated Warhol to become an artist, art itself, it seem has had as much effect on Warhol as Warhol has had on art. Finally like Duchamp, whom he so ardently admires, here is a man who now only speaks when he has something to say»

-Pop Art
A critical history
Edited by Steven Henry Madoff
p.301

WHAT GUILT?

Bianca Jagger: Andy do you feel any guilt?

Andy Warhol: No, about what? I go to church, it's so pretty. I never understood it because everything was always in Latin.


-Interview magazine
January 1983

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

DE LA SCIENCE FICTION

Warhol disait un jour qu'une des choses les plus terrifantes pour lui était de regarder une scène de foule dans un très vieux film en pensant alors que toutes ces personnes sans exception étaient depuis disparues. Ce qui en fait se rapproche de ma définition de la science fiction. Non pas un futur lointain mais bien un passé lointain. Particulièrement le fait de lire quelque chose comme (1630-1712) à propos de la biographie de quelqu'un et se dire alors qu'à plusieurs moments dans sa vie cette personne a pensé: Boh, pas d'urgence aujourd'hui, j'ai encore beaucoup de temps". Puis se dire alors que cette même personne est aujourd'hui disparue depuis plus de...300 ans. C'est cela la vraie science-fiction.

KEITH HARING ANDY WARHOL AND THE WALT DISNEY QUESTION

KH: I've always wanted to work for Walt Disney. That's what I thought I was going to do when I grew up

AW: the crawling baby could really be a good daily comic strip

KH: except I think that would ruin it. I think when you turn things into serials like that it ruins it».

-Interview magazine
December 1984 p.129

«GOOD BUSINESS IS THE BEST ART»

Véritables « money makers » des temps modernes, les Jeff Koons, Damien Hirst, Murakami et autres n'ont rien inventé. Avant eux, les plus grands artistes ont toujours entretenu des rapports complexes, voire névrotiques, avec l'argent. L'essai sans concession et fort enlevé de Judith Benhamou-Huet fera grincer des dents. La journaliste n'y va pas avec le dos de la cuillère, fût-elle en or sertie de pierreries. Dürer se révèle ainsi un maître absolu de la multiplication de sa production, grâce à la gravure : une plaque de cuivre égale des centaines de tirages ( 500 pour le portrait d'Albert de Brandebourg) . «  Si je l'avais fait depuis toujours, note-t-il, je serais plus riche d'un millier de guilders. » Cranach, « pictor celerimus », peignait plus vite que son ombre. Il n'hésitait pas à travailler pour les catholiques et les protestants, à exploiter le filon des nus et finit par investir dans une pharmacie. Le Titien, réputé pour son avarice, fayotait auprès des puissants en améliorant leurs portraits. Rubens spéculait et n'hésitait pas à faire lui-même monter sa cote. Claude Monet était tout sauf impressionniste en affaires. Et Picasso battait monnaie : chaque billet de banque qu'il signait doublait instantanément de valeur.

-Les échos

Monday, July 02, 2012

LA MEILLEURE DÉFINITION DU MONDE ACTUEL....DONNÉ IL Y A PLUS DE 100 ANS....

«Un cynique connaît le prix de tout et la valeur de rien»

-Oscar Wilde.

POST WARHOL PRDICTION: JEWISH MAG: ARE NOUVEAUX RICHES IN THE ART MARKET GOOD FOR THE JEWS?

IMAGINARY DIARIES OF A POP ARTIST

July 2 2012

«Gee, my paintings are really selling for millions now. That's great. But why don't they buy Keith's ones? Jeff Koons is doing great too, but I guess there are just too many rich arabs guys buying his stuff now. You need to have jewish investment bankers buying your stuff in New York to last on the market. Graff in London is OK too. But then Steven Cohen sold his shark years ago, so I don't know. I guess faggy stuff and colors are just in now. I wish Lagerfeld would buy my Piss paintings, but he won't»

Sunday, July 01, 2012

THE MOST IMPORTANT QUESTION FOR THE FUTURE OF THE ART MARKET

Can name dropping of the five most expensive chinese artists be fashionable at a New York or London cocktail party?

POST WARHOL PRDICTION:IN THE FUTURE PROPELLER EQUIPPED BURQA WILL BE THE LATEST FASHION TREND IN PARIS

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ROCKY

«By the time of Steve Rubell's birthday party, in December 1977, the mob trying to get into Studio 54 was so large and out of control that the police had to close the street to traffic and the invited swells had to leave their limos on edgy Eight Avenue and walk the last half block «Take me with you! Take me with you!» people screamed when those of us with invitations wedged our way through the crush and the velvet rope slipped down for a second to let us in...It was also the night Sly Stallone made his first appearance at 54, surrounded by four muscular bodyguards, who were immediately surrounded by fourteen not so-so-muscular body worshippers-and Andy, who was desperately trying to squeeze his Minox between the pecs and abs for a pix of Rocky»

-Bob Colacello
Holy Terror p.351

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