Wednesday, October 31, 2012

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


«ART IS A SPIRITUAL QUEST» -CAMILLE PAGLIA

The glittering New York crowd that Andy Warhol loved paid tribute to him yesterday at one of his favorite New York places. More than 2,000 people crowded into St. Patrick's Cathedral for a memorial mass honoring the late artist.
They came from the worlds of art, fashion, society and entertainment, and some of their names were among the world's most droppable - Halston, Liza Minnelli, Ann Bass, Klaus von Bulow, Claes Oldenburg, Grace Jones, Richard Gere and Prince and Princess Michael of Greece.In an altar banked with tulips and forsythia, the Rev. Anthony Dalla Villa, the celebrant, eulogized Mr. Warhol, who died Feb. 22 after a gall-bladder operation, as ''a simple, humble, modest person, a child of God who in his own life cherished others.''

Father Dalla Villa said that Mr. Warhol was able to ''take the very simple and ordinary objects of life and make them truly extraordinary.'' He added, ''He was the Christian gentle man, the Christian gentleman.'' 'Fooled the World'
The service emphasized Mr. Warhol's sprituality and passion for his Catholic religion. The Rev. C. Hugh Hildesley, pastor of the Church of the Heavenly Rest, wrote a tribute in the program that described how Mr. Warhol habitually spent Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter at the church, serving food to the homeless. John Richardson, the art historian and critic, said Mr. Warhol had ''fooled the world into believing that his only obsessions were money, fame and glamor, and that he was cool to the point of callousness.'' But he was, in fact, ''more of a recording angel,'' Mr. Richardson said. ''The distance he established between the world and himself was above all a matter of innocence and of art.''


-NEW YORK TIMES
April 2 1987

PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: ART MARKET

I like the way people at auctions try to justify the price of artworks. They will say that this $140 million Picasso «is a very nice composition» or that this $100 million De Kooning «really express the soul of the artist»..What should we say for a $5000 painting? «The artist needs money fast?»

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

«I LIKE EVERYBODY'S ART»


POST WARHOL PREDICTION:IN THE FUTURE CELL PHONES WILL ALLOW YOU TO SEND A VARIETY OF ODORS TO PEOPLE YOU LOVE OR HATE

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HOLLYWOOD DAYS...

«One fascinating thing about Hollywood is that it's filled with these petite, fragile beauties in their seventies and eighties that you see at all the premieres and things. You can tell they were once really beautiful because they still have that glamour aura around them, and they still hold themselves together really well. But you can't figure out who they are, or what roles they had or how they live today».


-Andy Warhol
America

Sunday, October 28, 2012

«I THINK THE YOUTH OF TODAY ARE TERRIFIC»


PHILOSOPHY 101 FOR THE OLD & SAGGING


«Life is a moderately good play with a badly written third act.» -Truman Capote

POST WARHOL PREDICTION:IN THE FUTURE THE RICH-POOR DIVIDE WILL BE ABOUT LIVING FOREVER OR STILL DYING

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«MY FAVORITE THING TO BUY IS UNDERWEAR»


«ART IS A SPIRITUAL QUEST. THE ARTISTIC MISSION HAS A SPIRITUAL GOAL» -CAMILLE PAGLIA

«My contribution to the world is my ability to draw. I will draw as much as I can for as many people as I can for as long as I can. Drawing is still basically the same as it has been since prehistoric times. It brings together man and the world. It lives through magic»

-Keith Haring Journals p.76
 (1982)

Saturday, October 27, 2012

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

Keith Haring fondation gives the Whitney Museum $1 million grant.


«THE UNITED STATES HAS AN HABIT OF MAKING HEROES OUT OF ANYTHING AND ANYBODY WHICH IS SO GREAT»

NOTRE MONDE WARHOL

Il est l’un des artistes les plus connus de la planète, celui qui a fait rimer art avec rock. Andy Warhol, père fondateur du Pop Art, icône emblématique de l’artiste du XXème siècle, a fait de notre société moderne son objet d’étude. Films, peintures, mais aussi musique et livres, Andy Warhol fut un artiste complet qui s’exprima au travers de nombreux supports. Figure ultra controversée, il réussit à capter l’essence d’une société fragile et mercantile dont on lui reprochait parfois d’en être aussi très médiatiquement dépendant.

Mais qu’importe le bruit puisqu’il nous reste l’œuvre et quelle œuvre ! Partant de la richesse créative de l’artiste mais aussi de l’impact de celle-ci, le Metropolitan Museum de New York s’est amusé à construire des parallèles entre son travail et celui d’autres artistes au travers de cinq thématiques. Cent œuvres de Polke, Koons, Peyton, Avedon mais aussi Katz, Cindy Sherman, Hirst ou Polly Apfelbaum parmi tant d’autres, se trouvent ainsi exposées pour mettre en lumière l’influence du maître. Banalité, célébrités, identité masculine, séries et photographies, et enfin multiplicité du talent et des supports, sont autant d’axes qui montrent de facto la forte empreinte que Warhol a marqué, sur cinquante années de création.

Si l’exercice semble facile il ne l’est pourtant pas vu la diversité des œuvres présentées, et la multiplicité des collections, d’ici et d’ailleurs, dans lesquelles l’exposition est venue piocher. La logistique mise à part, « Regarding Warhol » permet surtout de mettre en exergue, certes l’influence de l’artiste, mais aussi son talent. Celui d’un homme qui s’est servi de ce qui l’entourait pour en faire une machine infernale capable de capter et même de figer son époque comme nulle autre. Car personne avant n’avait poussé le bouton aussi loin, aussi bien, diront même certains. « Regarding Warhol » est un moment fort qui permet de suspendre le temps pour mieux comprendre un artiste surexposé dont les contours se mêlent encore trop souvent au scintillement des feux de la gloire.


www.buybuy.com

Friday, October 26, 2012

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: JEWISH MAG: IS CHINA HAVING NOW SURPASSED THE WORLD BANK IN LENDING TO THE DEVELOPING WORLD GOOD FOR THE JEWS?

YOUTH WITHOUT COCKINESS IS NO YOUTH AT ALL


MARCHÉ DE L'ART

J'aime les euphémismes du marché de l'art. Comme si les difficultés éprouvées par les oeuvres de prix moyen ne s'appelaient tout simplement pas la disparition de la classe moyenne...

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE SOTHEBY'S AND CHRISTIES WILL SELL «MEDICIS AURA» TO THEIR BLAZÉ BILLIONNAIRE CLIENTS

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Thursday, October 25, 2012

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


PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: CIVILIZATION

Islam thinking about centuries in the future. The Western world now unable to see beyond the stock exchange performance next week....Who do you think will win?

POST WARHOL PREDICTION:WOMAN MAG: HOW TO MINIMIZE YOUR EXPRESSION LINES WHEN DISCOVERING YOUR SUGAR DADDY GOT A VERY SMALL ONE!

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«I BELIEVE MEDIA IS ART»


«I JUST READ EVERYTHING»


Des records sans cesse battus. La crise a touché les classes moyennes et populaires davantage que les grandes fortunes, dont le nombre est en augmentation : « Les œuvres d'art exceptionnelles restent ainsi très prisées et continuent d'atteindre des sommets, à l'image du Cri d'Edvard Munch, vendu pour près de 120 millions de dollars au printemps dernier, un record absolu aux enchères. » Parallèlement, la mondialisation du marché s'est accélérée : « Le volume des ventes d'art en Chine, pays où la croissance reste forte, est désormais plus important qu'aux Etats-Unis. »
Une valeur refuge ? Il récuse cependant l'opinion qui voudrait que l'art soit devenu une valeur refuge : « Il est vrai que, bien choisies, des œuvres d'art peuvent prendre beaucoup de valeur et devenir un placement judicieux. Mais on ne peut pas acheter de l'art comme on achète des valeurs mobilières ou de la pierre. Il y a une incertitude liée au caractère unique de chaque œuvre. Il ne faut pas oublier la part impondérable des ventes aux enchères : en novembre 2007, Sotheby's a vendu un des quatre exemplaires du Hanging Heart de Jeff Koons pour 23,6 millions de dollars, ce qui était le record mondial pour un artiste vivant. Comment être sûr que cette œuvre trouverait aujourd'hui preneur à un prix équivalent ou supérieur ? A ces niveaux, l'incertitude est très forte. » Il faut d'ailleurs rester prudent. Le PDG de Sotheby's rappelle que « si les œuvres exceptionnelles “sur-performent”, les autres segments du marché connaissent des destins variés ». Investir dans une œuvre n'est pas un geste économique comme un autre et le bon moyen de ne pas se tromper est d'acquérir une œuvre pour son plaisir.

www.20minutes.fr

THE BEAUTY OBSESSION

«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
 November 1982 p.33

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

YOUTH IS MADE TO SHOW OFF!


POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE WOMEN MAGAZINES WILL WRITE: HOW TO KEEP GREAT LOOKING HAIR WHEN A HIGH TIDE FLOOD YOUR BUILDING!

«EVERYTHING IS BEAUTIFUL»

When reporters asked the Pope what he liked best about New York, he replied «Tutti buoni»- everything is good. That's my philosophy exactly.

-Andy Warhol
 America p.148

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

«I LOVE ALL MUSIC. CLASSICAL, COUNTRY, OPERA, EVERYTHING»


POST WARHOL PREDICTION: WOMAN MAG: HOW TO MINIMIZE YOUR EXPRESSION LINES WHEN YOUR CAR GOES OFF THE BRIDGE!

SUSAN SARANDON

Had a lunch for Susan Sarandon to interview her. She was so great. She's a liberal from a big family, an ex-hippie, and she talked her head off till 4:00. She's like Viva, but she's intelligent.

-The Andy Warhol Diaries
 March 30 1983

Monday, October 22, 2012

«LA BEAUTÉ EST UN SIGNE D'INTELLIGENCE»


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

Early drawings of Keith Haring get first showing

-Next!

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: JEWISH MAG: IS AMERICAN JEWISH BILLIONAIRE SHELDON ADELSON HAVING ALREADY INVESTED 70 MILLIONS ON MITT ROMNEY CAMPAIGN BECAUSE HE'S MORE PRO ISRAEL THAN OBAMA GOOD FOR THE JEWS?

Sunday, October 21, 2012

YOUTH WITHOUT COCKINESS IS NO YOUTH AT ALL


«GOOD BUSINESS IS THE BEST ART»

«Dali never expend money. Dali only receive gifts and money»

-Salvador Dali

«CHURCH IS A FUN PLACE TO GO»

Church has a sense of magic, of mystery. A church has a certain magic, a mystery to it to a child»

-Robert Mapplethorpe

Saturday, October 20, 2012

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


POST WARHOL PREDICTION:IN THE FUTURE NAKED PORN STARS WILL REPLACE RING GIRLS AT BOXING & ULTIMATE FIGHTING EVENTS

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THE BEAUTY OBSESSION

«Beauty is the hardest drug of all» I wrote after seeing Death In Venice. I devoted twenty of the forty pages, front and back covers, of the July 1971 issue of Interview to Luchino Visconti's film of Thomas Mann's novella about the old man and the tease. For once Paul, Fred, Charles Rydel, and Jerome Hill all applauded. But Andy was mad. He said there were only two pages of ads and «too many pictures of the same people looking the same, I don't even think this kid is that good-looking»

-Bob Colacello
 Holy Terror p.87

«I LIKE EVERYBODY'S ART»

ARTWORK BY ALBERTO GIRONELLA

«GOOD BUSINESS IS THE BEST ART»


Peut-on parler de l’art contemporain comme d’une valeur refuge?
Non. Pas l’art contemporain au sens strict. Dans le cas des maîtres anciens et des classiques-modernes, il faut faire très attention à leur authenticité. Une fois le processus de vérification assuré, on peut parler de valeur refuge. Certains artistes d’après-guerre sont très établis au niveau du marché. Des artistes comme Pollock ou Lichtenstein par exemple. On peut aussi les mentionner comme valeurs refuges. Mais dans l’art contemporain, la volatilité est assez forte. Au niveau du marché, mais aussi des tendances. Et l’on observe des cycles qui s’accélèrent.
C’est-à-dire?
Précédemment, la carrière d’un artiste se développait plus lentement. Aujourd’hui, on voit des artistes très jeunes, certains juste sortis de l’école ou encore en école, qui se retrouvent vendus dans des foires importantes. La tendance se répand. On ne sait pas combien de temps cela va durer. Mais sur ces artistes-là, le risque est quand même assez évident. Ces artistes risquent de disparaître, non seulement du marché mais de la scène culturelle en tant que telle. Il faut donc faire attention. Sur ce marché, il faut être très au courant de ce qui peut se passer. Mais je dis toujours qu’en art, il faut s’intéresser aux artistes pour leur valeur artistique avant leur valeur financière. C’est encore plus vrai pour ce qui concerne l’art contemporain.
Nicolas Galley
www.24heures.com

LOVE IN THE 21st CENTURY

«What you do is look at yourself in four ways: face, body, money and prestige. Because these are the four things that make people fall in love»

-Andy warhol
America
p 209.

Friday, October 19, 2012

IT'S USELESS TO BE YOUNG WITHOUT SHOWING OFF


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

Madonna and Angelina Jolie support Malala.

-Next!

«ANDY THOUGHT ABOUT JEWS A LOT» -BOB COLACELLO


 «I have never been so upset by a poll in my life. Only 22% of Americans now believe "the movie and television industries are pretty much run by Jews," down from nearly 50% in 1964. The Anti-Defamation League, which released the poll results last month, sees in these numbers a victory against stereotyping. Actually, it just shows how dumb America has gotten. Jews totally run Hollywood. How deeply Jewish is Hollywood? When the studio chiefs took out a full-page ad in the Los Angeles Times a few weeks ago to demand that the Screen Actors Guild settle its contract, the open letter was signed by: News Corp. President Peter Chernin (Jewish), Paramount Pictures Chairman Brad Grey (Jewish), Walt Disney Co. Chief Executive Robert Iger (Jewish), Sony Pictures Chairman Michael Lynton (surprise, Dutch Jew), Warner Bros. Chairman Barry Meyer (Jewish), CBS Corp. Chief Executive Leslie Moonves (so Jewish his great uncle was the first prime minister of Israel), MGM Chairman Harry Sloan (Jewish) and NBC Universal Chief Executive Jeff Zucker (mega-Jewish). If either of the Weinstein brothers had signed, this group would have not only the power to shut down all film production but to form a minyan with enough Fiji water on hand to fill a mikvah.»

Joel Stein
Dec 19 2008
Los Angeles Times

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


Thursday, October 18, 2012

FILMS ARE THE NEW NOVELS

«Making films is what Warhol talks about with the most openness and ease. «Films are more interesting 
than paintings» he feels. «They're really like portraits, anyway. Everybody seems to be making films now» Warhol continues. «A few years ago, underground films were like visual poems. Now they're turning into novels»

Playboy magazine
September 1969 p.278

PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY

La vraie question intéressante concernant l'homosexualité masculine n'est pas de savoir pourquoi
l'on est gay, mais de remarquer que, alors que l'on dit que les hommes hétéros âgés sont attirés «naturellement» par des partenaires plus jeunes parce que ces dernières sont en mesure de pouvoir procréer, il en est de même des hommes gays sans cette question de la procréation....

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

«POP ART IS FOR EVERYONE»


WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

«Ugliness is in a way superior to beauty because it lasts»

-Serge Gainsbourg

PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: WALL STREET

As long as fifty and sixty year old straight men won't be able to fuck and marry 21 year old female models without having to show off how rich they are, no attempt to reform Wall Street will ever succeed. ..

YOUTH WITHOUT COCKINESS IS NO YOUTH AT ALL


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

Beyonce to sing at next Super Bowl.

-Next!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: JEWISH MAG: IS THE VALUE OF A PAINTING SOLD AT SOTHEBY'S NOW BOOSTED BY THE «CELEBRITY INDEX» OF HIS EX OWNER GOOD FOR THE JEWS?

«MY FAVORITE THING TO BUY IS UNDERWEAR»


WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

«In real life, I assure you, there is no such thing as algebra»

-Fran Lebowitz

«GOOD BUSINESS IS THE BEST ART»

PARIS — In a globalised art market, what better place for a gallery than an airport? Thus reasoned US art mogul Larry Gagosian, who this week opens a cavernous new art space right inside Paris's main private air hub.
Designed by star French architect Jean Nouvel in a 1950s warehouse in Le Bourget north of Paris, Gagosian's new gallery, his 12th worldwide and second in Paris, opens Friday to coincide with the capital's FIAC contemporary art fair.
The German artist Anselm Kiefer -- who confesses a fascination for airplanes -- created a purpose-made installation for the white, hangar-like space: a sculpture of a golden wheat field inside a giant steel cage.
"It's going to be a place for travellers," Jean-Olivier Despres, co-director of Gagosian's Paris galleries, told AFP at a press preview Monday. "It's a new proposition, a new way of viewing art."
Gagosian is the second international gallery to move into the Paris suburbs this week, after the Austrian Thaddaeus Ropac unveiled a giant new space in nearby Pantin -- also, by quirky coincidence, with an inaugural show by Kiefer.
The US art mogul's main stated aim is to showcase monumental works too big to house in an inner city Paris or London location, with 1,650 square metres (17,750 square feet) of floor space, and volumes up to 15 metres high.
But it breaks new ground in other ways, as the first major gallery to be set up inside an airport's grounds.


Monday, October 15, 2012

«I LIKE EVERYBODY'S ART»

ARTWORK BY ANISH KAPOOR

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

«Keep true to the dreams of thy youth.»

-Schiller

ART TODAY

To keep offending christians while increasingly nothing can be said about Islam and Judaism is now the most childish and irrelevant attitude.

«I THINK THE YOUTH OF TODAY ARE TERRIFIC»


CE MONDE WARHOL QUI EST DEVENU LE NÔTRE

«Acheter est plus américain que penser".



Si il y a une phrase que l'on entend souvent c'est bien la suivante: La littérature nous permet de réfléchir sur le monde. Tout le monde en conviendra. Mais pourquoi ne pense-t-on toujours qu'au seul roman littéraire comme ayant la capacité d'aiguiser notre compréhension du monde? Et ce dans un 21 unième siècle ou la culture de l'image et de l'instantanéité triomphe partout.

À travers l'histoire de l'art ce ne sont pas les leçons de plusieurs individus majeurs qui manquent et qui permettraient de mieux éclairer notre époque. Pour un le cas de l'artiste Andy Warhol est exemplaire. Aucun autre artiste n'a en effet prédit avec autant de justesse le monde culturel dans lequel nous baignons. 

À travers Warhol de nombreux aspects du monde contemporain sont présents voire décuplés. À commencer par celui du marketing. Tout au long de sa carrière cet artiste gai dandy n'a jamais fait semblant de ne pas être intéressé par la chose. Il disait un jour sous forme de boutade qu'il ne comprenait pas comment certains avait pu le considérer artiste underground dans les années 1960 puisque tout ce qu'il avait toujours voulu c'était se faire remarquer. Des artistes ils disaient qu'il était important pour eux de se trouver une bonne gallerie afin que la classe dirigeante les remarque tout en ajoutant que si votre promotion n'était pas faite de la bonne manière on n'allait pas se rappeler de vous. Faut croire que la leçon a été fort bien apprise voire même peu être un peu trop. Pensons à la promotion qui a été faite lors du lancement des albums de Caroline Néron ou de Garou ou encore du livre de Dominique Michel. Sursaturation dites-vous? Et que dire de cette célèbre prédiction de Warhol faite en 1968 selon laquelle à l'avenir tout le monde serait «world famous for 15 minutes. Aujourd'hui le triomphe de YOU TUBE avec ses dizaines de milliers de vidéos téléchargés chaque jour de par le monde est la prophétie de Warhol devenue réalité.

L'analyse de ses fréquentations passées est aussi fort éclairante. Dans les années 60 les artistes et marginaux étaient légion dans l'entourage de la Factory. De même que les drag queens. Puis par la suite quand il s'est mis à exécuter ses portraits de stars ou de grand financiers un pan de la gauche y a vu là une forme de trahison. À quelqu'un qui lui demanda alors ce qu'il faisait puisqu'il ne peignait plus et ne faisait plus de films il répondit qu'il ne faisait qu'aller à des partys. Un peu comme Kim Kardashian aujourd'hui en quelque sorte. À un autre encore il répondit qu'il n'avait pas cesser de peindre puisqu'il se peignait les ongles chaque jour...

Côté cash il disait que faire de l'argent est le plus fascinant des arts ajoutant que s'il avait commencé comme artiste de l'art il s'était par la suite davantage intéressé à faire de l'argent. On ne sera guère surpris qu'à sa mort en 1987 sa fortune personnelle était évaluée à 600 millions. Mais il poussait aussi l'ironie plus loin. En entrevue il disait qu'il souhaitait de l'argent pour tout le monde puis dans une autre soutenait qu'il ne fallait pas que tout le monde en ait parce que sinon ça deviendrait trop compliqué et on ne saurait plus de qui être jaloux ou de qui dire du mal. Peut-on imaginer plus typique de notre époque? Répétons sous le mode du slogan infantile que les «riches s'enrichissent et les pauvres s'appauvrissent , mais courons ensuite lire le dernier magazine à potins pour savoir combien coutera la nouvelle «Mansion» de Beyonce.

La question du sexe chez lui est toute aussi fascinate. Warhol était convaincu que quatre choses font que l'on tombe en amour. Le visage, le corps, l'argent et la célébrité. Il affirmait alors que tout ce qui comptait était d'avoir une combinaison équivalente de ces éléments pour que cela puisse fonctionner en amour. Cependant s'il y avait trop d'écarts entre les divers éléments cela n'allait pas marcher. Mieux encore il soutenait que l'amour et l'absence de sexe était très bien ou inversement mais que l'amour et le sexe ensemble était à éviter. Une tendance qui en 2007 semble manifestement prendre de l'ampleur avec les «sexless couples», les fuck friends et autre variantes.

De Warhol l'ex editeur du magazine Interview (de 1970 à 1983) Bob Colacello disait qu'ils se disputaient souvent ensemble au sujet de la politique Warhol se situant plus à gauche de ce dernier. Aujourd'hui encore Colacello imagine une autre divergence: «Andy aurait adoré ce qui se passe aujourd'hui, bien que moi je ne sois pas fou de cela...Je suis certain qu'Andy aimerait avoir Paris Hilton en couverture du magazine Interview mais je le lui déconseillerais. Il y a quelque chose de qui ne va pas dans notre culture quand les petites filles admirent quelqu'un dont la seule prétention à la célébrité est d'avoir fait un film porno. Il y a trop de personnes célèbres aujourd'hui qui n'ont pas vraiment accompli quelque chose d'important. C'est devenu hors de contrôle.» Bof, on n'a qu'à mettre une fille ou un gars de Loft Story en couverture...

Un autre élément révélateur du cas Warhol est certes le choix de sujet pour ses oeuvres. Bien sur les plus connues sont celles des années 1960. Celles qui de par leurs thèmes valent aujourd'hui à Warhol sa reconnaisance critque. Les séries telles «Most Wanted Man» ou encore «Dead and Disasters». Plus tard il devait pousser cette ironie en illustrant la faucille et le marteau symbole du communisme alors sur le déclin. Mais la plus grande leçon est ce que disait Warhol à propos du cinéaste Emile de Antonio lequel voyait dans ses oeuvres (dont sa préférée intitulée «Black Electric Chair») un fort commentaire social. Et Warhol d'ajouter. «That's funny» .Dans son ouvrage sur le monde de l'art Tom Wolfe avait déja moqué cette attitude si propre à un certain milieu artistique d'affecter une soi-disante révolte pour ne mieux qu'être récupéré par la suite. Aujourd'hui l'ironie entourant cette démarche est désormais à son apogée.

En ce 21 unième siècle l'omniprésence d'une certaine «Warhol attitude» est partout. À travers les visages de Marilyn aux couleurs criardes sur les robes de designer, à travers une collection de jeans Levi's inspiré par lui, à travers le culte de la célébrité instantanée hors du star systéme traditionel, etc. Or, dans tout cela son influence majeure reste le changement de perception du rôle de l'artiste envers les médias de masse. La position romantique de retrait né du mythe de Van Gogh, l'artiste génial et incompris a aujourd'hui disparu. Disparu au point ou nous sommes même passée à un autre extrême le marché de l'art connaissant une flambée des prix sans précédent. Et Warhol n'est pas étranger à cela lui-même qui est devenu l'artiste dont les oeuvres sont les plus prisées après Picasso. En novembre dernier (2006) son cèlèbre Mao était acheté aux enchères par un multi-millionaire de Hong Kong pour la modique somme de 17, 4 millions. Vivrait -il encore aujourd'hui l'artiste aux célèbres perruques argentées aurait sans doute ajouté: Gee, that's great».

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE COSMOPOLITAN MAGAZINE WILL BE HONORED BY GLAAD AS THE GAYEST MAGAZINE EVER

YOUTH WITHOUT COCKINESS IS NO YOUTH AT ALL


WARHOL MOVING FROM 32 CAMPBELL SOUP CANS TO HIS SOCIETY PORTRAITS?.....


What does it mean that Hirst, who made British contemporary art famous in the 1990s, and who is still a huge popular draw as his show at Tate Modern proved, has turned out to be such an excruciatingly terrible artist?
Everyone except me seems to fall into one of two equally complacent camps on this. First, there are the people who hated Hirst all along, never saw anything there but fraud, and now feel cosily vindicated. But they are wrong: there is nothing clever about being closed off to the new, and Hirst, let's say from 1988 to 1995, was an unexpected, dazzling exponent of new ways to make art, who seemed driven by a real obsession with mortality.
Now, it is all turning to dust and misted formaldehyde.

-Jonathan Jones
 The Guardian
 Oct 11 2012

RIGHT ON!



Today's blasé liberal secularism also departs from the respectful exploration of world religions that characterized the 1960s. Artists can now win attention by imitating once-risky shock gestures of sexual exhibitionism or sacrilege. This trend began over two decades ago with Andres Serrano's "Piss Christ," a photograph of a plastic crucifix in a jar of the artist's urine, and was typified more recently by Cosimo Cavallaro's "My Sweet Lord," a life-size nude statue of the crucified Christ sculpted from chocolate, intended for a street-level gallery window in Manhattan during Holy Week. However, museums and galleries would never tolerate equally satirical treatment of Judaism or Islam.
It's high time for the art world to admit that the avant-garde is dead. It was killed by my hero, Andy Warhol, who incorporated into his art all the gaudy commercial imagery of capitalism (like Campbell's soup cans) that most artists had stubbornly scorned.
The vulnerability of students and faculty alike to factitious theory about the arts is in large part due to the bourgeois drift of the last half century. Our woefully shrunken industrial base means that today's college-bound young people rarely have direct contact any longer with the manual trades, which share skills, methods and materials with artistic workmanship.
Warhol, for example, grew up in industrial Pittsburgh and borrowed the commercial process of silk-screening for his art-making at the Factory, as he called his New York studio.

-Camille Paglia
Wall Street Journal
Oct 5 2012

Sunday, October 14, 2012

«ATHLETES ARE GOING TO BE THE NEW MEDIA STARS BIGGER AND MORE BEAUTIFUL THAN ROCK STARS»


ADVERTISING IN THE 21st CENTURY

TS: How did you get your porn name?
PF: Pierre is my real first name, but for my last name, I chose “Fitch” because I used to really like Abercrombie & Fitch clothes.


www.thesword.com

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE A WOMEN MAGAZINE WILL WRITE: HAVE A BONE STRUCTURE REDUCTION SURGERY, LOOK 18 AT 80 AND GET A MAN!

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


«GOOD BUSINESS IS THE BEST ART»


He has made a fortune selling more than 50 million records but the musician Eric Clapton also appears to have a finely honed skill in playing the art market.
An abstract painting by Gerhard Richter, which Clapton bought for £2 million, has sold for more than £21 million ($33 million).
The picture, described as representing "calculated chaos", sold on Friday night for double its estimate to set a record at auction for the German artist.
Clapton, 67, bought the work, entitled Abstraktes Bild (809-4), in New York in 2001 for £2.1 million.


-Sydney Morning Herald

 oct 14 2012

WOMEN IN REVOLT

«And these shows are archetypal bitch fests! I read a few months ago that Gloria Steinem hates “Real Housewives of New Jersey” and would be glad to picket it. Well, there’s the big difference between Steinem and me. She sees the show as a distortion of women, while I see it as a revelation of the deep truth about female sexuality. Right there is the proof of why feminism has faded. Those second-wave feminists had a utopian view of women — they constantly asserted that anything negative about women is a projection by men. That’s not what I see on “Real Houswives”! It’s like the Discovery Channel — sending a camera to the African savannah to watch the cheetahs stalking the gazelles! What you’re seeing is the primal battles going on among women»

-Camille Paglia
www.salon.com

«I THINK CLOTHES WHEN THEY'RE SO BEAUTIFULLY DONE ARE REALLY LIKE WORKS OF ART»


HISTOIRE DE L'ART

Comment de temps faudra-t-il encore avant que nous comprenions que toutes les questions actuelles trouvent leurs réponses dans l'étude obligatoire de l'histoire de l'art pour tous à l'école?

I JUST READ EVERYTHING»

«Before all couture houses were messy behind the scenes. The French like to operate in this way. You know the French., they like to wash the face, but not the rest»

-Karl Lagerfeld
 Interview magazine
 April 1983 p.72

Friday, October 12, 2012

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


WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

“You don’t make art out of good intentions.” 

-Flaubert

Thursday, October 11, 2012

BERNARD HENRY LEVY SUR LE JOURNAL DE ANDY WARHOL


" Je n'ai pas de mémoire, disait Andy Warhol. Mon cerveau est comme un magnétophone qui aurait une seule touche, pour effacer. " Moyennant quoi le maître du pop art a passé les dix dernières années de sa vie à appeler chaque matin sa collaboratrice, Pat Hackett, pour lui dicter les moindres détails de la nuit qu'il venait de passer. Le résultat - dont on découvre, ici, la traduction française - est une passionnante succession de scènes, cruelles ou cocasses, misérables ou scabreuses, où défile tout ce que le théâtre new-yorkais a pu compter de personnages. De Truman Capote à Jackie Onassis, de John Lennon à Donald Trump, Grace Jones ou Liz Taylor, ils sont tous là, épinglés par ce collectionneur de génie qui les observait mine de rien et consignait leurs grimaces sur son polaroïd intérieur. Et c'est avec un plaisir probablement égal à celui qu'ont dû éprouver - toutes proportions gardées - les contemporains de Saint-Simon ou du cardinal de Retz que l'on assiste à ces soupers, fêtes en tout genre et coke-parties qui ont fait les riches heures du " Studio 54 " et de la " Factory ". On lira ce livre, au choix, comme une chronique de la modernité. Le tableau d'un siècle qui s'achève. Le portrait d'une Babylone qui n'en finit plus de se décomposer. Ou bien - et c'est, au fond, l'hypothèse que je retiens - le geste ultime d'un artiste qui pensait qu'il n'y avait rien derrière son œuvre car il n'y a rien, non plus, derrière le monde et ses reflets.



«I THINK THE YOUTH OF TODAY ARE TERRIFIC»


THE FUN GALLERY


FUN was Astor’s attempt to stake a claim in the evolving downtown milieu. She befriended artists, musicians, and filmmakers like Poe, and spent many a night at the Mudd Club, perhaps most famous for being the club Madonna frequented as a young aspiring singer in New York but to locals and scene-makers a seminal spot.
"And so the whole film-acting scene started and everybody from CBGBs and the bands started making movies," Astor said. "We were running around ... it was ridiculous. And they were all on Super 8 … And then what we did is we had a movie theater called the New Cinema which was on St. Marks Place. So we showed those movies there, and then Danceteria, Peppermint Lounge, and all those clubs would have videos screened."
And through her omnipresence, she made a fan.
"Fab 5 [Freddy] came up to me at Duncan Smith's party. He had dragged Futura and a couple other people down there and ... what you need to understand about this party, which was at a downtown loft, it was white walls, white wine, white people. And here's this dude in this porkpie and the Ray Bans—tall good-looking black guy…. He has a paper cake plate and goes 'Can I have your autograph?’ and I said, 'Of course, you are my new best friend!'”
Fab ended up introducing a host of fellow graffiti artists to Astor before 1981 when FUN was founded. Stelling had a space. She had her friends who were artists. Together, they had a gallery.
FUN became known for graffiti art. The uptown boys like Fab and Futura, as well as admirers like Keith Haring, Kenny Scharf and Jean-Michel Basquiat all had shows there. B-boys from the Bronx became fixtures in the scene.

-capitalnewyork

«THE LESS SOMETHING HAS TO SAY THE MORE PERFECT IT IS»

«Rambo is my really best experiment with how to eliminate dialog...To me, the most perfect screenplay ever written will be one world»

-Sylvester Stallone
 Interview magazine
 September 1985 p.143

«I LIKE EVERYBODY'S ART»

ARTWORK BY FILIPPO LIPPI

«I JUST READ EVERYTHING»


L’IMA supprime une œuvre du plasticien marocain Mounir Fatmi du programme de son exposition "Vingt-cinq ans de créativité arabe", car jugée trop sensible vis-à-vis de l'islam. L'installation vidéo Sleep est directement inspirée du film expérimental d'Andy Warhol (1963), qui montrait six heures durant le poète John Giorno endormi. Fatmi l'a remplacé par des images de synthèse de l'écrivain britannique Salman Rushdie. Il souhaitait rendre hommage à l'auteur des Versets sataniques, qui fait l'objet d'une fawta depuis 1989, prononcée par l'ayatollah Khomeini. Cette censure survient une semaine après le retrait deTechnologia, autre installation de l’artiste sur le Coran, jugée blasphématoire par le festival toulousain Le Printemps de Septembre. "Ce qui me gêne énormément, c'est que cela se passe en France, et non au Maghreb ou en Arabie Saoudite", confie Mounir Fatmi auFigaro.fr.

WARHOL 101

 "From the moment he arrived in New York, Warhol had been openly gay, with a whiny, effeminate, 'swish' manner that irritated the macho Abstract Expressionists. Closeted gay artists like Johns and Rauschenberg coldly rebuffed him."

-Camille Paglia

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

«I LOVE ALL MUSIC. CLASSICAL, COUNTRY, OPERA, EVERYTHING»


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

Damien Hirst new Verity sculpture called vulgar and obscene.

-Next!

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: JEWISH MAG: IS CHINA BUYING OUT WESTERN CANADA AS CANADA IS NOW THE NUMBER ONE ISRAEL ALLY GOOD FOR THE JEWS?

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

YOUTH WITHOUT COCKINESS IS NO YOUTH AT ALL


L'OBSESSION DE LA BEAUTÉ

Interrogé à savoir ce qu'il pensait de la chirurgie esthétique Karl Lagerfeld disait un jour que
pour les quelques hommes qu'il connaissait cela n'avait vraiment rien de jojo. Difficile d'être davantage d'accord avec cela. La vie n'est pas un concours de beauté. Prenez ce que la vie vous offre quand vous avez 22 ans, puis passez à autre chose par la suite. Comme Dalida le chantait si bien: Il faut savoir quitter la scène quand on a perdu. Des papy boomers dansant torse nu? Non merci.

Monday, October 08, 2012

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: JEWISH MAG: IS MILITANT ISLAM COPYING EVERY ASPECT OF HASSIDIC JEWS ETHNOCENTRIC BEHAVIOR GOOD FOR THE JEWS?

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


PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: MARKETING

In 30 years we went from the big story of Reese peanut butter pieces in E.T. to the non story of Calvin Klein underwear everywhere in gay porn movies.

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


The Saatchi Gallery and ABSOLUT have announced a new initiative as part of this year’s New Sensations Prize. ABSOLUT has had a long association with artists, including Andy Warhol and Louise Bourgeois to Keith Haring and Damien Hirst, who have created works in response to the distinctive shape of the ABSOLUT bottle.
ABSOLUT Blank is the most recent incarnation of this heritage challenging artists to fill the bottle with their creativity, continuing the brand's association with artists and talent. ABSOLUT has invited three artists shortlisted for New Sensations to make a new work, inspired by the ABSOLUT bottle as a starting point. These new works by Jin Han Lee, Antonio Marguet and Natasha Peel will be on display at the exhibition.

“ABSOLUT’s arts heritage spans over 30 years and today the Absolut Art Collection comprises more than 800 pieces by some of the worlds greatest artists. We’re delighted to be growing this legacy by be partnering with New Sensations on an initiative that gives us the opportunity to support and collaborate with emerging talent in the art world.” -Adam Boita, Marketing Manager, Pernod Ricard UK

-artlyst.com

WARHOL COMPARING HIMSELF TO JASPER JOHNS

Andy Warhol: did you read in the Times today that a Jasper Johns painting sold for one million? Do you know Jasper Johns' paintings?

-Fred Dryer: I saw his »brooms» in the Times a couple of years ago. What makes a painting popular anyway?

-Andy Warhol: it was the Three Flags I guess.

-Fred Dryer: but since then his work has skyrocketed, hasn't it?

-Andy Warhol: well, he paints so few things a year. I try to paint one a minute.

-Interview magazine
 January 1981 p.20

«MUSCES ARE GREAT: EVERYBODY SHOULD HAVE A LEAST ONE THAT THEY CAN SHOW OFF»


HOW TO BE A CALVIN KLEIN BOY & GIRL

“Got to Fire island and had lunch at an outdoor spot. We decided to call Calvin's and he said to come right over. And Calvin's house is right off Ocean Walk and there's 8,000 boys around it, and a lot of girls, too, and they're all walking around wanting to be discovered for a jeans ad».

-The Andy Warhol diaries
July 18 1982

LIFE 101

«Usually the people who are the most generous are people who have the least to give. I learned this first hand as a newspaper carrier when I was 12 year old. The biggest tips came from the poorest people. I was surprised by this, but i learned it as a lesson. People on the streets of New York who give money to beggars are often people who have very little themselves. They don't expect anything in return. It's quite natural. Charity for sake of making one feel better about oneself is not really charity»

-Keith Haring
 Journals p.100

Saturday, October 06, 2012

ART CRITICISM FOR THE 21st CENTURY


PHILOSOPHY 101 FOR THE OLD AND SAGGING

«The old believe everything, the middle-aged suspect everything, and the young know everything.»

-Oscar Wilde

«I LIKE MONEY ON THE WALL»


In an extraordinary press release, the art data company Artprice has lifted the lid on searches of art prices carried out by Qatar – currently considered to be the biggest buyer in the art market. The Gulf state is reliably thought to have given the highest price ever for a work of art: $250m for Cézanne’s “The Card Players”, last year.

-Financial Times
 October 5 2012

«EVERYTHING IS BEAUTIFUL»

PHOTO BY HANS NAMUTH

«THERE SHOULD BE A COURSE ON FIRST GRADE ON LOVE»

Aimer c'est se sentir responsable.

Friday, October 05, 2012

«MORE THAN ANYTHING PEOPLE JUST WANT STARS»

«I have known many brilliant actors who didn't become stars. Flashies become stars»


-Katherine Hepburn
 Interview magazine
 September 1985 p.218

YOUTH IS MADE TO SHOW OFF!


PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: GEOPOLITICS

Interracial gay sex is the only reliable way to understand the subtext of geopolitics future...

«I LIKE MONEY ON THE WALL»

We are witnessing the construction of veritable collections that are in perfect harmony with the 21st century art market, emerging countries such as China and safe investments like Post-War American art.

In some cases, Artprice notes that entire collections, North American and / or European have been purchased privately or at auctions by various Qatari cultural foundations to accelerate Qatar’s conquest of the art market and establish itself as an unavoidable player on the global art market, with museums and Contemporary art centers that can easily compete with their American and European counterparts.
Anecdotally, we have observed intense searches on artists like Richard Serra, Murakani, Jeff Koons, Damien Hirst, Louise Bourgeois, Rothko and Paul Cézanne.
Hence the purchase of Paul Cezanne’s The Card Players for $250 million, which represents the largest transaction ever recorded on the art market. Concerning this acquisition, based on the data requests launched by Qatari cultural authorities, Artprice can confirm 99% that this transaction has taken place. Amongst its professionals subscribers Artprice also has all the major advisors and curators that work for Qatar. It is also worth noting that Qatar tried in vain to buy Christie's and is still seeking to acquire one or more international auction operators.
Still amongst the major works, we note that several months before the sale of Edvard Munch’s The Scream, various entities (subscribers to Artprice’s professional screens) extensively studied using index tools and ultra-targeted searches the whole history of Munch’s works and his biography. Likewise for Paul Cézanne and Richard Serra.
After analyzing hundreds of thousands of data searches, we can see that the Qatari cultural authorities have a pragmatic but visionary approach. The great strength of Qatar is the Sheikh’s motto "nothing but the best" and "I’m only interested in masterpieces." What is interesting is that the Qatari authorities are daring in their choice of artists, demonstrating a clear desire to modernize their country. They are generating a worldwide reputation and will undoubtedly be in the global top three if not the number one position in 2013. This hypothesis is being confirmed every day now as a virtual certainty.
However, with Islam as their State religion, the Qataris are preserving their Islamic culture. They also realize that it is necessary to impose a certain pedagogy for Qataris and their general visitors, and, according to our analysis of their data searches on Artprice, this pedagogy includes the undeniable influence of certain artistic movements such as Impressionism and Cubism, and a certain European influence in general

-Artmarketinsight

«I JUST THINK ENTERTAINMENT IS THE BEST MESSAGE»


CHRISTOPHER MAKOS ON WARHOL INFLUENCE NOW


I asked photographer and long time Warhol friend Christopher Makos about his opinion on Andy Warhol's influence today: «Warhol impact is being felt in the most unusual way, he has become the prophet of all things modern. People are actually stars today without having to do anything except be beautiful. Beautiful people only have to be beautiful to have the world at their feet. Andy believed this and now the world believes it too».

Thursday, October 04, 2012

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

Thirty millions people now follow Lady Gaga on Twitter.

-Next!

«POP ART IS FOR EVERYONE»


POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE WOMEN MAGAZINES WILL WRITE:HOW TO KEEP RUNAWAY GORGEOUS HAIR WHEN BOMBS ARE DROPPING IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD!

INTERVIEW MAGAZINE

L'ex éditeur de Interview magazine Bob Colacello rappelait un jour comment il se faisait toujours un devoir à l'époque de faire en sorte que le magazine soit un «fashionable magazine» et non pas un «fashion magazine». Dommage que la version actuelle ait oublié cela.

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