Sunday, June 30, 2013

«I LIKE EVERYBODY'S ART»

ARTWORK BY JOHANA VASCONCELOS

PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: GAY MEN

Bunch of 40 and 50 years old shirtless gay men at a pool party trying to act 18 years old. Is there something more turn off?

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: JEWISH MAG: IS THE CURRENT IMPOSSIBILITY OF A STRONG CHINA-ISRAELI COMMITTEE GOOD FOR THE JEWS?

YOUTH WITHOUT COCKINESS IS NO YOUTH AT ALL


«I LIKE MONEY ON THE WALL»

IL n'y a plus de marché intermédiaire pour l'art contemporain. Ne reste que l'art trophée comme nouvel investissement anti-récession pour le 0.00000001% des plus riches. Une compréhension tacite de confrérie. «Je t'achète ton Rothko pour $40 millions cette année si tu m'achète mon Pollock à 60 millions dans 2 ans».

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

«It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.”

-André Gide

Saturday, June 29, 2013

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


ART & MONEY: SOPHIA LOREN ON ANDY WARHOL

Sophia Loren in conversation with Victor Hugo and Andy Warhol


SL: You always talk about the money
VH: It's the first time I talk about the money
SL: I think you're obsessed by it
VH: Andy's teaching me
SL: He's an artist. He can't be.

Interview magazine
November 1977 p.17


POST WARHOL PREDICTION:IN THE FUTURE EVERYONE WILL BE SLUTTY FOR 15 MINUTES

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«I BELIEVE MEDIA IS ART»


ANDY WARHOL ON THE BEST THING ABOUT NEW YORK

«The best thing about New York is that when your best friend moves next door to you, you'll never see them, you'll never call them, and they'll never be your best friend again. You'll never fight with them, but you'll just never see them»

-Interview magazine
 June 1977 p.16

Friday, June 28, 2013

THE BLING RING MOVIE

A Warholian dream turned into nightmare.

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


A MUSEUM AND A BRIDGE TOO

«The people who have the best fame are those who have their names on stores. The people with very big stores named after them are the ones I'm really jealous of. Like Marshall Fields.»

-The philosophy of Andy Warhol



Monday, June 24, 2013

«I JUST READ EVERYTHING"



Born in Brooklyn and raised in Westchester County, Joan Alexandra Molinsky graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Barnard College in 1954. She bounced around in minor advertising and fashion jobs until she discovered her vocation as a comic in Greenwich Village coffeehouses during the early 1960s.
After World War II, it was Jewish comedians -- Lenny Bruce and Mort Sahl -- who transformed stand-up comedy into social commentary, a legacy of Jewish political activism in the unionization and civil rights movements. Before that, stand-up on the vaudeville circuit was just a string of harmless gags. Bruce also had a beatnik edginess, which he uncomfortably turned against the audience, as in avant-garde theater.
In the 1950s, the only woman daring to do stand-up was Phyllis Diller, who dressed like a clown in a fright wig to erase any hint of sex appeal but whose body language was as coolly contained as her mentorBob Hope's. Joan Rivers, in contrast, took Lenny Bruce's slouching, surly menace and converted it into a hyperkinetic prowling of the stage, from which she launched abrasive provocations. She lambasted the audience for its sentimentality or hypocrisy and insisted on comedy's mission as a vehicle of harsh truths: "Please. Can we talk?"
-Camille Paglia on Joan Rivers

THE WARHOL ATTITUDE: SO BAD IT'S GOOD


PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: POLITIQUE

Dans les années 1980 il y avait des associations d'ingénieurs pour les femmes et les «minorités visibles». Le début d'une errance de la gauche qui lui a été fatale...

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: JEWISH MAG: IS EDWARD SNOWDEN GOOD FOR THE JEWS?

«LA BEAUTÉ EST UN SIGNE D'INTELLIGENCE»


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

Berlusconi sentenced to seven years in sex case.

-Next!

«GOOD BUSINESS IS THE BEST ART»


An unusual German startup, Auctionata, jumped head first into the art of big money auctioneering. The only difference is, the Berlin-based firm took their goods and gavel show to the world of webcast. Less than a year old, the company has already broken a million-dollar record.
This past Friday, Auctionata auctioned off a painting for more money than any online auction has managed to generate for a painting ever. “Reclining Woman,” a 1916 watercolor by Egon Schiele, was sold for EUR 1.8 million (that’s $2,356,200),* according to the company. That price tops the figure commanded by Andy Warhol’s “Flowers” series that commanded $1.3 million in 2011.

-Forbes
 June 24 2013

YOUTH IS MADE TO SHOW OFF


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

Madonna defends gun choreography during MDNA tour.

-Next!

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

«The best publicity we ever got-for me-was when they put Divine on the cover of the Weekly World»

-John Waters

Thursday, June 20, 2013

«I LIKE EVERYBODY'S ART»

ARTWORK BY JABER LUTFI

«OH, ART IS TOO HARD»

Juxtaposition de choses en apparence disparates comme révélateur de sens, la poésie est redevenue aujourd'hui la forme d'art la plus pertinente pour saisir notre monde.

PHILOSOPHY 101 BY KARL LAGERFELD

«Stupid is Ok, ugly is Ok, but my dear stupid and ugly is TOO MUCH»


-Karl Lagerfeld
Interview magazine
march 1973 p.22

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

«LA BEAUTÉ EST UN SIGNE D'INTELLIGENCE»


«GOOD BUSINESS IS THE BEST ART»

Le marché du magazine vintage de collection est aujourd'hui le marché le plus sous évalué.

PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: RICH VS POOR

The poor thinks time is money. The rich understand the real use of money is to buy time...

Monday, June 17, 2013

JEAN MICHEL BASQUIAT


«OH, ART IS TOO HARD»

Robert Hughes, a staunch modernist, used to refuse to buy any art of his contemporaries so as not to be sullied by outside influence.
The German art critic Boris Groys also points out that this limits the critic’s ability to speak on the public’s behalf, if this is still a goal of contemporary criticism, because you are already embedded in the scene. As one of America’s best-known art critics David Hickey has said, at worst, the critic can become a courtier for a scene of gallerists and buyers. So as the rich flit into the fly-in Gagosian gallery in Paris, the critic merely points the connoisseur in the right direction, and cannot really believe that they are working for any broader interest. This “friend” approach also begs the question: why can’t the artist speak for themselves?

-The Conversation
 May 28 2013

«I LIKE MONEY ON THE WALL»

Now is a good time to buy contemporary art, even though prices have never been higher, the Dallas-based collector Howard Rachofsky says as he digests his bratwurst. The former hedge fund manager and his wife Cindy are grabbing lunch at Art Basel, the world’s biggest fair devoted to 21st- and 20th-century works. Dealers did plenty of business at this year’s 44th edition, following the $1.1 billion achieved at the New York contemporary sales in May. 
-Bloomberg

Sunday, June 16, 2013

«I NEVER READ. I JUST LOOK AT PICTURES»


WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

“What the public wants is the image of passion, not passion itself.”


-Roland Barthes

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE A FASHION DESIGNER WILL DECLARE: GAY CATFIGHT IS THE NEW BLACK

Saturday, June 15, 2013

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


PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: ART

Et si la véritable rupture aujourd'hui en art n'apparaîssait plus rétrospectivement être Duchamp, mais l'absence d'une forte tradition d'art moderne religieux Occidental suite à Georges Rouault?

«ATHLETES ARE GOING TO BE THE NEW MEDIA STARS»

Tiger Woods, Roger Federer and Koby Bryant are the world's top three highest paid athletes with 78, 71 and 61 millions respectively.

-Forbes

WOMAN IN REVOLT


«I LIKE MONEY ON THE WALL»

Aujourd'hui tout se passe comme si après l'habituel duo Picasso-Warhol au sommet, on dit qu'il est très difficile d'évaluer la valeur des artistes cotés immédiatement après eux. Francis Bacon? Mark Rothko?
Barnett Newman, Jasper Johns? Et pourtant, pour chacun d'eux c'est une place bien établie depuis longtemps dans les livres d'histoire de l'art qui dicte aujourd'hui cette même cote. Surveillez  donc les Joseph Albers, Arshile Gorky, Hans Hoffman, Joseph Cornell, ou James Rosenquist. Là se trouvent les «aubaines actuelles» pour milliardaires et les prochaines enchères record.

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

Kim Kardashian gives birth to baby girl.

-Next!

Friday, June 14, 2013

YOUTH WITHOUT COCKINESS IS NO YOUTH AT ALL


THE SIZE OF THE BEAUTY

«Some people think it's easier for beauties, but actually it can work out a lot of different ways. If you're beautiful you might have a pea-brain. If you're not beautiful you might not have a pea-brain, so it depends on the pea-brain and the beauty. The size of the beauty. And the pea-brain.»

-The philosophy of Andy Warhol

Thursday, June 13, 2013

DEFINITION OF A CLASSIC

«Maybe that's what a classic is- if it can work for intellectuals and for ordinary people, too»

-Andy Warhol
 Interview magazine
 December 1976 p. 26

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

«PERSONALLY I LOVED PORNO AND I USED TO BUY LOTS OF IT ALL THE TIME»


FOR THE BEST AND THE WORST

For the best and the worst Kim Kardashian is the perfect Warholian dream come true....

PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: WAR

Forget about the US and China. The next war will not happen because of them. The next war will happen if one day the 1.7 billion muslims worldwide can have a superior, political, economic and military power vs 17 millions jews worldwide.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

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


PREDICTION: JEWISH MAG: IS A FRENCH RABBI SAYING «JEWISH ETHNOCENTRISM & MUSLIM ETHNOCENTRISM CAN'T BE COMPARED BECAUSEJUDAISM IS ABOUT THE INDIVIDUAL AND MUSLIM ABOUT THE RELIGIOUS INDIVIDUAL» GOOD FOR THE JEWS?

«EVERYTHING IS BEAUTIFUL»

«J'entends ta voix dans tous les bruits du monde»

-Paul Éluard

Monday, June 10, 2013

«I JUST THINK ENTERTAINMENT IS THE BEST MESSAGE»


POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE DAMIEN HIRST WILL BE ASKED TO CREATE THE GOOGLE LOGO FOR ONE DAY

«I LIKE MONEY ON THE WALL»



Christie's, the world's biggest auctioneers, has a star lot that is a price-on-request (around $23 million) diptych by 20th century American painter Jean-Michel Basquiat, and a painting fromRussian Expressionist Wassily Kandinsky, which could set a lifetime record for the artist if it sells north of $23 million. Its top estimate is $24.86 million.
Nearest rival Sotheby's has French Impressionist Claude Monet's "Le Palais Contarini" with a top estimate of $31 million and paintings by 18th century Frenchman Claude-Joseph Vernet ($7.7 million) and British contemporary artist David Hockney ($4.6 million).
Continued weakness in a battered euro zone and slowing Chinese economic growth have made investors wary in the last two years, but high-end art sales have continued to break records.
New York has long been considered the global capital of the auction world - most recent records have been set there.
This year's spring auctions were no different, ending on a record-shattering high as Christie's May 15 post-war & contemporary art sale achieved the highest total - $495 million - in the history of art auctions.
None of the star London lots currently come near the $58.4 million paid at the Christie's sale in New York for U.S. artist Jackson Pollock's "Number 19, 1948".

-Reuters
June 8 2013

Saturday, June 08, 2013

«PERSONALLY I LOVED PORNO AND I USED TO BUY LOTS OF IT ALL THE TIME»


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

Madonna sold her New York apartment.

-Next!

PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: LA LEÇON

Cinquante ans plus tard le réveil est brutal en Europe. Et dire que certains ne comprennent toujours pas qu'en se débarrassant de sa culture religieuse, l'Europe se débarrassait d'une culture nataliste. L'islam et son immigration massive le lui rappele aujourd'hui...

Thursday, June 06, 2013

BLAH, BLAH, BLAH, BLAH, BLAH....


PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: GENDER STUDIES

Avez vous remarqué comment les adeptes de la théorie de genre font toujours preuve d'une colossale hypocrisie en évitant toujours soigneusement d'aborder de front les différences de comportement radicales entres les hommes gays et les lesbiennes. Normal. Un simple coup d'oeil comparatif entre le comportement sexuel deux groupes et tout le ridicule de cette théorie de genre niant la biologie devient exposé au grand jour en un instant...

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

The world's art market hit 64 billion in 2012.

-Next!

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


POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE ZAHIA WILL LAUNCH A NEW LINE OF SEE-THROUGH BURQA

Copyright by IVAN

PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: FRENCH COURSE 101

Tom Cruise nest pas une «brunette»...

«MY FAVORITE THING TO BUY IS UNDERWEAR»


Tuesday, June 04, 2013

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE CELEBRITIES WILL MAKE MONEY BY SELLING MULTIPLE CLONES OF THEMSELVES ONLINE

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PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: BONHEUR

La meilleure façon de ne jamais être heureux, c'est de chercher obstinément à vouloir l'être.

«I LIKE EVERYBODY'S ART»

ARTWORK BY BRUEGHEL

PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: AGE

Age is just a number. The year you were born is not....

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE SOTHEBY'S WILL SELL «OLD MONEY AURA» TO NEW RICH FROM CHINA & RUSSIA

«I JUST THINK ENTERTAINMENT IS THE BEST MESSAGE»


PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: DONALD TRUMP AND THE ORANGES

People always say that you should think about people who are less fortunate than you when you feel depressed. But actually it doesn't work. I know some people are starving but I also know that i'm not going to be starving tomorrow and I know I won't be hanging out on Fifth Avenue either. So since I can't relate to any of those human condition in my daily life it doesn't make me any good to think about it. But thinking about the human condition of people who lived centuries ago or the one of people who will be living in 200 years from now really can make you feel better. Back then in the 17 th century for exemple people didn't have all the conveniences we have now and the rich thought they were so grand because they were able to afford apples and oranges in winter.

Now we also know that one day people will be immortal. So the people in the future who will have conquered immortality will look at someone like Donald Trump as a kind of guy who liked to show off he was able to afford the «apples and oranges» or the late 20th and early 21 st centuries. And they will think:« that's it? "When you think about that it's really easy to feel great about what you have. But at the same time it would be bad if everybody started to think that way because it would really hurt the economy.I mean who would buy the $29 Jessica inspired dress for plus size women?

Monday, June 03, 2013

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

«In the first affairs women are in love with their lovers, later they are in love with love»

-La Rochefoucauld.

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


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

Kim Kardashian finds out the sex of her baby.

-Next!

CHRISTOPHER MAKOS ON KEITH HARING

A few days ago I asked Christopher Makos about Keith Haring and the New York art world in the 1980's.  Here's what he had to say on the subject:

«Keith was such an interesting artist from Pennsylvania. Which is like being from the countryside of France. He arrived to New York City, like we all did, full of wonder, full of hopes and dreams. Keith's dream did come true. He was important figure on the New York scene. His «baby» buttons really got the attention of everyone when he first started getting the buttons on the scene. I just took Keith to the Factory and introduced Keith to Andy. I also introduced Jean-Michel Basquiat to Andy the same way. As for Kenny Scharf, we were in different circles».

Sunday, June 02, 2013

«BEAUTY IS A SIGN OF INTELLIGENCE»


L'ÉVOLUTION DU CRITÈRE DE QUALITÉ EN ART

1950: acheter ce qui bien ancré dans l'histoire de l'art passé
1970: acheter ce dont parlent en mal les critiques d'art
2000: acheter ce que les grands collectionneurs privés achètent
2010: acheter ce que les collectionneurs juifs achètent
2020: acheter les jeunes artistes qui se trouvent dans les collections privés des artistes milliardaires.

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE THE AMERICAN NRA WILL USE THE FOLLOWING QUOTE FROM WARHOL: YOU LIKE GUNS DON'T YOU? «YES, I THINK THEY'RE REALLY KIND OF NICE»

WOMAN IN REVOLT


«I LIKE MONEY ON THE WALL»

 Le marché progresse parce que nous assistons à une révolution sociologique. Après la Seconde Guerre mondiale, il y avait 500.000 grands collectionneurs dans le monde, aujourd'hui il y a 450 millions d'art consumers. Les collectionneurs commencent plus jeunes, vers la trentaine. La moitié des oeuvres qui s'échangent valent moins de 1500 euros. On a toujours la vision d'un marché entre millionnaires, mais cela ne correspond plus à la réalité. Avant, on achetait d'abord sa maison, puis vers la cinquantaine on appuyait son statut en entamant une collection. Aujourd'hui, je vois dans notre groupe de jeunes cadres, qui ne sont pas encore propriétaires, investir 15.000 euros dans l'art alors qu'ils meublent leur appartement chez Ikea.

-Thierry Ehrmann président d'Artprice
  Le Figaro 31 mai 2013

PHILIOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: THE CLASH BETWEEN THE BUSINESS WORLD AND THE ARTS & HUMANITIES EXPLAINED

People in the business world read too much stuff about living individuals and not enough about dead ones. People in the humanities  do the opposite.

Saturday, June 01, 2013

YOUTH IS MADE TO BE COCKY


THE REAL BOX OFFICE HITS

«My favorite kind of movies are unsuccessful one because there's no one there»

-Andy Warhol
 Interview magazine
 Sept 1977 p.10

ART EDUCATION 101

«I don't understand anything. That is, I think the key to understand everything»

-Keith Haring Journals p.99

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