Friday, May 31, 2013

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


«I JUST READ EVERYTHING»

-Pretend Jeff Koons is an artist. Not a happy hotshot in a suit, serving as crystal meth to big-game-­buying megacollectors and auction ­houses. Pretend he’s not a self-styled weird Mitt Romney–like family man, a hollowed-out Howdy Doody. Imagine that he isn’t so easy to bash that even comatose critics like John Yau lose it when they see his art, trashing Koons’s flowered Puppy and then admitting to never having seen it. (Yau once beat me up in print for liking it, too.) Finally, pretend that Koons’s concurrent gigantic shows—one at the Battlestar Gagosian on West 24th Street, the other in the West 19th Street branches of the David Zwirner empire—were in less turbocharged environments, and that they constituted any other double show by a 58-year-old artist. One who’s made some of the most vexingly paradoxical sculpture of the past 30 years, work that makes you squirm even as it forces you to grapple with its mysteries. You’d come out thinking—or at least, I came out thinking—there’s still something there.

Jerry Saltz

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

-Damien Hirst to design Brit Awards trophy.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

I THINK MAKING PEOPLE LAUGH IS THE BEST THING IN THE WORLD»


Monday, May 27, 2013

KARL LAGERFELD SUR ANDY WARHOL

Karl Lagerfeld a confié dans Le Figaro Madame qu'il n'avait rien à voir avec Warhol, même s'il reconnaît son talent. « [Etre comparé à Warhol] Ça ne me plaît pas du tout. Mes cheveux sont à moi pour commencer ! Je l'ai connu, j'ai même tourné pour lui, il était très gentil mais pas drôle du tout, un pousse-au-crime, un voyeur épouvantable. J'admire ce qu'il a fait, il est devenu le roi de la pop culture alors qu'il était un dessinateur de mode très moyen, mais je n'ai rien à voir avec lui, rien », déclare le styliste dans Le Figaro Madame.

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

Hugh Hefner buys new home for new wife.

-Next!

Sunday, May 26, 2013

YOUTH IS MADE TO SHOW OFF


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

«And then there is the famous pump. Oxygenated blood rushes into the muscles. The veins stand up.
«It's like coming» Arnolds says with a smile of satisfaction. «At least for me the pleasure is the same. I spend my whole day coming. No wonder I'm happy. It's the ultimate feeling, resisting. The blood flows in great spurts into, for example, your biceps. And they expand a half inch to an inch. The more resistance, the more muscle being torn down, the more growth the next day. It's real satisfaction. Like a high. A pumping bicep is like having a hard on»

-Arnold Scharzenegger
 Blueboy magazine
 Dec 1976 p.92

Saturday, May 25, 2013

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

«Concerning love, I find that women are professional and men are amateurs»

-Francois Truffault
 Interview magazine
 March 1976 p.8

«I LIKE EVERYBODY'S ART»

SCULPTURES BY ROBERT ROUSSIL

WHY WE NEED THE 1% VERSUS THE OTHER 99%

«I don't think everybody should have money. It shouldn't be for everybody-you wouldn't know who was important. How boring. Who would you gossip about? Who would you put down? »


-The philosophy of Andy Warhol

PHILOSOPHY OF THE 21st CENTURY: LA QUESTION OUBLIÉE

Combien de personnes pensent sincèrement que le gouvernement Chinois aurait réagi de la même manière que le premier ministre Britannique, suite au meurtre d'un soldat chinois en plein jour dans les rues de Pékin par des islamistes Ouïghours?....

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


WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

«Le secret d'ennuyer c'est celui de tout dire»

-Voltaire

F...FAGGOTS!

-I will never forgive Rupert for taking me to La Cage Aux Folles on Gay Night. I didn't know it
until we got there and it nothing but faggots and lesbians. And I thought that for $40 tickets would be in the orchestra, but we were way up in the balcony because it was a benefit, so the tickets downstairs were over $100 or something. And these gays, you know, they refuse Interviews and always pretend they don't know who you are, and then they go home and dish you.

-The Andy Warhol Diaries
 August 25 1983

Thursday, May 23, 2013

«I NEVER READ. I JUST LOOK AT PICTURES»


MICHAEL JACKSON

«Michael Jackson introduced us to his brothers they all said they wanted portraits. Michael's gotten so handsome since I saw him that time with Stéphanie Mills. We went out to the audience and it was hard to get our seats. We had to kick kids out of them. Michael's show was maybe the best I've seen. He's such a good dancer, and he goes into a hole and comes out the other side in a different outfit, I don't know how he does it»

-The Andy Warhol Diaries
August 18 1981

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

POST WARHOL PREDICTION:IN THE FUTURE NOBODY WILL SEE ANY DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ARTISTS, ARTISANS, PERFORMERS & ENTERTAINERS

«LA BEAUTÉ EST UN SIGNE D'INTELLIGENCE»


À LA WARHOL

You can't have it all...at the same time. But you can have nothing at all at the same time....

PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: THE NECESSARY UPDATE

In the 21st century english is no longer the language of American cultural imperialism. It's the
language of Chinese economic imperialism. ..

YOUTH IS MADE TO SHOW OFF


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

Madonna to present a charity show.

-Next!

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: POLITIQUE

Rien de moins pertinent aujourd'hui que ces concepts de «satisfaction» et d'insatisfaction» à l'égard d'un gouvernement donné, et dont on parle sans cesse lors de sondages ponctuels.  Personne ne vote en fonction de cela. Les concepts de support aveugle et de haine viscérale sont beaucoup plus aptes à décrire la réalité politique actuelle, quoiqu'on en dise....

«I WANT TO BE IN THE ENTERTAINMENT BUSINESS. I THINK MAKING PEOPLE LAUGH IS THE BEST THING IN THE WORLD»


PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: SOCIAL CLASS EXPLAINED

Poor people fuck old people and buy cheap new things. Rich people fuck young people and buy expensive old things...

«THINGS SHOULD BE MORE SEXUAL»


To analyze the challenging extremes of contemporary sexual expression, one would need to begin in the 1790s with Sade, Gothic novels, and the Romantic femme fatale, who becomes the woman with a whip in Swinburne's poetry and Aubrey Beardsley's drawings and turns into the vampires and sphinxes of late-19th-century Symbolist art, leading directly to movie vamps from Theda Bara to Sharon Stone. And where is Weimar Berlin in these three books? Christopher Isherwood's autobiographical The Berlin Stories, set in a doomed playground of sexual experimentation and decadent excess, was transformed into a play, a musical, and a major movie, Cabaret (1972), which has had a profound and enduring cultural influence (as on Madonna's videos and tours). The brilliant Helmut Newton, born in Weimar Berlin, introduced its sadomasochistic sensibility and fetish regalia to high-fashion photography, starting in the 1960s. Weimar's sadomasochism and transvestism as portrayed in Luchino Visconti's film The Damned (1969) helped inspire British glam rock. Nazi sadomasochism was also memorably re-dramatized by Dirk Bogarde and Charlotte Rampling in Liliana Cavani's The Night Porter (1974).

-Camille Paglia

Monday, May 20, 2013

«I JUST THINK ENTERTAINMENT IS THE BEST MESSAGE»


PHILOSOPHIE FOR THE 21st CENTURY: BEAUTÉ

Ce n'est pas la beauté et l'intelligence qui ne vont jamais de pair. C'est la laideur et la gentillesse....

«I JUST READ EVERYTHING»

Appearing on CNBC's "Squawk Box" Wednesday morning, Michael Novogratz of Fortress Investment Group said the art market has all the signs of speculation and that he could see a correction similar to the recent drop in gold.The high-priced art market may be poised for a fall, according to a top investor.He said the correction, when it comes, will be dramatic. While Novogratz is not shortSotheby's stock, he said the turn in prices could be more than 50 percent. "These $90 million paintings, you know, they might be worth eight one day. They won't go from 90 to 70, it will go from 90 to eight."
"Art is 100 percent a bubble—I mean it has all the markings for a bubble," Novogratz said. "Prices have gone parabolic. You go to any of the art shows and you know even the cheap stuff that was $10,000 two years ago is now $80,000. The expense of art has gotten crazy."
www.cnbc.com

Sunday, May 19, 2013

THE WARHOL ATTITUDE: SO BAD IT'S GOOD


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

Rihanna gets a stripper pole.

-Next!

«SEX IS MORE EXCITING ON THE SCREEN AND BETWEEN THE PAGES THAN BETWEEN THE SHEETS»


As Allan Bloom put it in his 1993 book Love and Friendship, "Animals have sex and human beings have eros." Eroticism is what escalates human pleasure in sex. In the words of the cultural historian Denis de Rougement, author of the book Love in the Western World, eros is the "boundless" and "complete desire." Its conditions are psychological. As the scholar Camille Paglia, who wrote the book on eroticism, tells me in an interview, "Sex comes from the body, but eroticism comes from the mind." Eros is passion, longing, and yearning. It is magnified by mystery and intrigue. Cultural constraints and taboos intensify erotic sex: The less you can have something, the more you want it.
De Rougement called eros "divine delirium." The erotic lover is willing to give up everything, even his very self, in order to seek union with the beloved, which can be another person or, in some cases, even God. As one writer put it, "Eros seeks to escape from the flesh and flee into a world beyond." America's best-selling poet, the thirteenth-century Sufi mystic Rumi, may be the most erotic and celebrated writer in this vein. Many of his poems are about erotic and ecstatic love, and they take the crippled eroticism of contemporary culture to school.

-The Atlantic
 May 17 2013

Saturday, May 18, 2013

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


«GOOD BUSINESS IS THE BEST ART»

In the 1980's nobody thought Keith Haring would become that important, even Haring himself. But everybody thought Francesco Clemente was going to be the next big thing. A lesson for art investment and the so called «expert» advice...

Friday, May 17, 2013

THE BEAUTY OBSESSION

À chaque fois que j'écoute la musique de Césaria Evora, cela me rappelle avec force évidence que la plus intéressante forme d'art consistera toujours à ajouter de la beauté au monde.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

«I JUST THINK ENTERTAINMENT IS THE BEST MESSAGE»


ANDY WARHOL AND THE BATMAN TV SHOW

«The afternoon of the premiere ABC set up a campily posh cocktail party at Harlow's , the «in »
New York discotheque followed by a screening, in the hope of completely capturing the «in» crowd.
Arthur Murray invented a new dance, the Batusi for the occasion. Andy Warhol, Sharman Douglas,
Mrs Herbert Bayard Swope, Roy Lichtenstein, Tammy Grimes, Roddy McDowell and about 500 other black-tied guest appeared, «yokking it up» in the words of one seasoned observer, at every well- oiled cliché»

TV GUIDE
March 26 -April 1 1966
p.20

TAYLOR MEAD


The day I met Taylor Mead, the Andy Warhol star, underground poet and actor who has died aged 88, it was a blazing bright New York afternoon. I am fairly sure it was a Sunday, and our appointment was at a bar in downtown Manhattan. I was there with Mark Webber, guitarist in Pulp and underground cinema enthusiast, to research a feature – it was he who set up our meetings with some of Warhol's most legendary associates. We sat in a cafe chatting with Gerard Malanga, and I kept hearing Venus in Furs (the Velvet Underground song to which Malanga once danced with a whip at the Exploding Plastic Inevitable).
But Taylor Mead ... he turned out a wonderfully romantic figure, a true bohemian. At that time, he was in his late 70s and, on a day before any murderous planes had ever poisoned that blue Manhattan sky, he embodied all I find fascinating about the city and its avant garde. Nicely drunk when we got there, he exuded an innocent belief in life, love and the city's generosity to its wild children.
Jonathan Jones
 The Guardian
 May 10 2013

YOUTH WITHOUT COCKINESS IS NO YOUTH AT ALL


POST WARHOL PREDICTION: WOMAN MAG:TEN HOTTEST SUBWAY POLE DANCING MOVES!

ANDY WARHOL ON AMERICAN ROYALTY

«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»

-Interview magazine
 April 1978 p. 32

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

«I LIKE EVERYBODY'S ART»

ARTWORK BY FRANCIS BACON

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

L'indice des prix de Roy Lichtenstein en hausse de 300% depuis 10 ans.

-Art Price

ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONISM

«The world of the Abstract Expressionists was very macho.The painters who used to hang around the Cedar bar on University Place were all hard-driving, two fisted types who'd grab each other and say things like" I'll knock your fucking teeth out» and «I'll steal your girl».


-Andy Warhol
Popisms

Saturday, May 11, 2013

«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»

Snooki went on a date.

-Next!

LOVE

«Being single is best, but everyone wants to fall in love. I guess it's because they hear it on the radio and they've got to have it..»

-Andy Warhol
 America p.209

Friday, May 10, 2013

«LA BEAUTÉ EST UN SIGNE D'INTELLIGENCE»


«I JUST READ EVERYTHING»

Hirst is a waning artist. His studio has become a factory of corny Hirst souvenirs. Is he really that big a loss? The art dealer Larry Gagosian has recently been shedding famous names, losing Damien Hirst and Yayoi Kusama. Is all not well in the world's most spectacular chain of galleries? So goes the gossip in some quarters, yet Gagosian is about to open a third gallery in London, making a total of 13 worldwide. So apparently he's not all washed up just yet. Meanwhile, Gagosian in New York is opening a show this week that arguably puts the Damien Hirst departure in context. Jeff Koons is another matter. Rumours that Koons might be leaving Gagosian were far more significant, because Koons is an evergreen at what he does. What he does, of course, is to shock the tasteful and offend cultural hierarchies by mixing high and low, art and money, art and sex, in sculptures and paintings that are at once offensively "slick" and bizarrely brilliant. Where Hirst has run out of ideas, Koons carries on being gleefully provocative. He is the art world's true king of pop.

-Jonathan Jones
 The Guardian

KEITH HARING PAR LUI-MÊME

«Je trouve que le terme graffiti est très limitatif. Il ne s'agit que d'un aspect de mon travail. Je crois que
c'est très proche des hiéroglyphes, c'est un peu à mon avis ce qu'était le dessin il y a deux mille ans»

-Keith Haring
 Paris Vogue
 Avril 1984 p.161

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

«I WANT TO BE IN THE ENTERTAINMENT BUSINESS. I THINK MAKING PEOPLE LAUGH IS THE BEST THING IN THE WORLD»


PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: HIGH CULTURE AND LOW CULTURE EXPLAINED

High culture is about second name: Mozart, Picasso, Dali, Proust, Matisse. Pop culture is the opposite: Kim, Angelina, Brad, Jennifer, Britney...Interesting to se how while we talk about «Warhol» today, the interviews in the 1970's in Interview magazine were more like.. «Diana by Andy»!

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

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

Madonna painting by Fernand Léger sold for 7.1 million

«IN THE FUTURE EVERYONE WILL BE FAMOUS FOR 15 MINUTES»


THE BEAUTY OBSESSION

«I think horses are the most beautiful things. Along with flowers»

-Andy Warhol
 Interview magazine
 August 1976 p.10

Monday, May 06, 2013

WARHOL ET COCTEAU

Warhol était fasciné par les dessins souvent érotiques de Jean Cocteau. Mais il partageait aussi autre chose avec ce dernier. Il était détesté de ses contemporains. Les artistes de l'expressionnisme abstrait comme certains artistes Pop, ne voyaient pas un artiste sérieux en Warhol. De même pour de nombreux surréalistes à l'égard de Cocteau. Les deux, aux yeux de certains, s'éparpillaient un peu trop dans diverses activités de création...

THE WARHOL ATTITUDE: SO BAD IT'S GOOD


«I LIKE MONEY ON THE WALL»

A 1921 painting by Fernand Leger depicting three women at a table, which used to hang in the bedroom of Madonna’s New York apartment, is going on the auction block at Sotheby’s on May 7. With an estimate between $5 million to $7 million, the work is being sold to benefit the Ray of Light Foundation that supports educational projects and training for women.

Also at Sotheby’s, Paul Cezanne’s “Les Pommes” (estimate: $25 million to $35 million). The apple assortments is part of a collection assembled by inventor and entrepreneur Alex Lewyt and his wife Elisabeth comprising 200 pieces expected to fetch more than $60 million.
-Bloomberg

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE A NEW HOLLYWOOD RELIGION WILL OFFER GIFT BAGS TO EVERY NEW CONVERT

Copyright by IVAN

«I LIKE EVERYBODY'S ART»


IN THE FUTURE THE NEXT BESTSELLER WILL BE:GAYS ARE FROM PLUTO LESBIANS ARE FROM SATURN AND DRAG QUEENS ARE FROM HELL!

Saturday, May 04, 2013

«I JUST READ EVERYTHING»

The Paris exhibition brings together Haring's small-scale works on paper from the early 1980s, his oversize paintings on vinyl tarp and his iconic sculptural works. Patrons can also see his 1985 "The Ten Commandments" series. Massive in scale -- ten panels, each seven meters high -- the works reveal the artist's radical interpretation of the Decalogue.

Despite the anti-religious themes associated with Haring's artwork, one of his most famous pieces, the "Radiant Baby" actually derives its origin from Christianity. Part of this can be explained with Haring’s own religious background. Though he was raised a Protestant, he joined the 1970s "Jesus Movement" in his youth. Its followers were known as the "Jesus People," or more commonly "Jesus Freaks", where their message was to spread the word of Christ. Like Haring’s work, it was predominately anti-church and anti-fundamentalist.

www.france24.com
May 5 2013

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


PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: RELIGION

Toutes les formes d'extrémisme religieux viennent aujourd'hui du fait que nous acceptons que l'on parle constamment de «Dieu» sans jamais rappeler que le Dieu des uns n'est pas celui des autres. La rectitude politique poussée jusqu'à l'absurde à un prix. Et ce prix est très lourd.

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: CELEB MAG: KIM BALLOON TO 300 POUNDS AS OPHRA INVITE HER TO JUMP ON HER YELLOW COUCH TO KEEP THE WEIGHT OFF!

Thursday, May 02, 2013

«ATHLETES ARE GOING TO BE THE NEW MEDIA STARS»


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

Elton John apologize to Madonna.

-Next!

YEP, ONLY THE PRICES LEFT NOW...

«Because paintings are-I think it's over with»

-Andy Warhol
 Interview magazine
 August 1975 p.10

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

«I JUST THINK ENTERTAINMENT IS THE BEST MESSAGE»


PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: CULTURE WAR

People are always talking of the culture war now. Liberals vs conservatives. But I mean politics is no longer about that. Before the party who got elected used to have the best program. Then it used to have the best and most charismatic leader. Now people are just voting according to which party they think have the least repulsive partisans. So while people are not actually right wing or left wing they look around them and see who they can identify the most with and who they like the least: The crazy gun owning guy with the Condederate flag on his t-shirt or the hairy East Coast lesbian who teach PE classes? The black guy with conservative values on the down low or the drag queen collecting British royalty stuff? The grand mother who still make those great cookies believe in God but doesn't go to church or the church going atheist socialite who just want to check out if her rival will dare wearing the same Prada shoes two sundays in the same year?

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: THE FUTURE OF CELEB MAG: SHOCKING: STARS GETTING FUCKED WITHOUT MAKEUP!

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