Wednesday, July 31, 2013

YOUTH IS MADE TO BE COCKY AND SHOW OFF


WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

"It's so long since I've had sex, I've forgotten who ties up whom."

-Joan Rivers

«NO GREAT ART WITHOUT RELIGION»

«Supporters of the arts who gleefully cheer when a religious symbol is maltreated act as if that response authenticates their avant-garde credentials. But here's the bad news: the avant-garde is dead. It was killed over forty years ago by Pop Art and by one of my heroes Andy Warhol a decadent catholic. The era of vigorous oppositional art inaugurated two hundreds years ago by Romanticism is long gone. The controversies over Andreas Serrano, Robert Mapplethorpe and Chris Ofili were just fading sparks of an old cause».

-Camille Paglia

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

«BEAUTY IS THE HARDEST DRUG OF ALL» - BOB COLACELLO


PHILOSOPHY 101 FOR THE OLD & SAGGING

«A youth is to be regarded with respect. How do we know that his future will not be equal to our present?»

-Confucius.

EDUCATION 101 FOR THE YOUNG & DUMB

«Everyone believes in his youth that the world really began with him and that all merely exist for his sake»

-Goethe.

ADVERTISING IN THE 21st CENTURY...


IMAGINARY DIARIES OF A POP ARTIST

«Gee, I really love cosmetics stuff. How can we ever get enough of it? Went to the drugstore and there was this new skin care product for «all ages and all ethnic groups». So there was this old lady at the counter telling me this was the best product ever because it could be used by black, asian, white and latino women. But then some japanese artsy looking girl came and said asian was not an ethnic group but a racial one and asked if they were going to launch a new line for japanese skin, vietnamese skin, chinese skin, korean skin and so on. Then the old lady got mad and left..Oh, I don't understand it. Should I buy a face cream for «white american guy», «white american gay guy», or «white catholic guy»?

PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: FANATISME

Le fanatisme religieux ne débute jamais DANS la tête. Il débute toujours SUR la tête...

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


IMAGINARY DIARIES OF A POP ARTIST

July 30 2013
Gee, watched some stuff online and it was «What's hot on People.com». So I took a look and it was «Jake Gyllenhal snacks on burgers in Santa Monica. »Gee, what's not hot? Jake Gyllehal snacks on hot dogs in Santa Barbara?

«THERE SHOULD BE COURSE IN FIRST GRADE ON LOVE»

«Pour moi la jalousie c'est une des douleurs extraordinaires de l'amour. Le mot bonheur je ne l'aime pas, je n'aime pas le dire, je n'aime pas l'entendre...Nous savons tous que l'amour, la passion, est un état d'exaltation absolument extraordinaire et que ça amène avec soi de la joie et de la terreur, du plaisir et des douleurs. Et l'une des douleurs de l'amour c'est la jalousie»

-Jeanne Moreau.

Monday, July 29, 2013

«ALL THE NEGROS GIRLS ARE SO BEAUTIFUL»


POST WARHOL PREDICTION: JEWISH MAG: WAS «WHAT'S GOOD FOR THE COUNTRY GOOD FOR GM AND VICE VERSA» GOOD FOR THE JEWS?

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ANDY WARHOL THE LEFTIST CAPITALIST AND RIGHT WING SOCIALIST....

«But I think everybody should have everything. There are people who like to work. Then there are
some people who don't like to work. Well, they should have the money to do whatever they want to do».

 Andy Warhol
-Interview magazine
 July 1975 p.12

Sunday, July 28, 2013

«I NEVER READ. I JUST LOOK AT PICTURES»


TOM WOLFE ON ANDY WARHOL

At first, Andy Warhol, for exemple would go out to dinner and wouldn't know one end of that long
lineup of silverware on the table from the other, and so he would sit there at some five or six-course
dinner at the Burden's or wherever without touching a morsel, not the crème sénégalaise, nor the lobster
cardinal, nor the veal Valdostana, nor the salad Grant Street nor the fresh pear halves Harry & David-
until finally the lady seated to his left would say «But, Mr Warhol you haven't touch a thing!» Whereupon
Andy would say «Oh, I only eat candy». Warhol learned fast, howver, and he soon knew how to take 
whatever he wanted. The bohemian, by definition was one who did things the bourgeois didn't dare do.
True enough, said Warhol, and he added an inspired refinement: nothing is more bourgeois than to be
afraid to look bourgeois»

-Tom Wolfe
The painted word
p.85

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

Lady Gaga buys a Damien Hirst backpack for her boyfriend.

-Next!

«OH, ART IS TOO HARD»


THE SECRET : ( THE OTHER ONE!)



He was the last of the speakers at the TEFAF art market symposium last week, a diminutive young man with a heavy French accent who wasted no time introducing himself with flourish. “We have analyzed millions of data,” he announced, “and we have discovered the secret of the art market.”
Seated towards the front of the audience, I rolled my eyes and crossed my arms, dropping my pen into my lap. This was not going to be worth taking notes about, I thought. The guy’s a pompous idiot.
The speaker, however, not noticing me, continued, eager to announce his extraordinary findings.
“Prices,” he said, “go up.
“And down.”
The audience laughed. They also knew that he was right.

-Forbes
March 26 2012

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

«The individual, man as a man, man as a brain, if you like, interests me more than what he makes, because I've noticed that most artists only repeat themselves.» 

-Marcel Duchamp

Saturday, July 27, 2013

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


POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE FASHION DESIGNERS WILL CREATE «SIGNATURE CARDBOARD BOX» FOR THE HOMELESS

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A GAY PORN MAGAZINE TRIBUTE TO WARHOL

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

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

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

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

In Touch for Men
March/April 1985 p.6

Friday, July 26, 2013

«I JUST THINK ENTERTAINMENT IS THE BEST MESSAGE»


FAME IN THE AGE OF TWITTER AND FACEBOOK

«At the same time, there's more media every day: cable TV, satelllite TV , new magazine starting up every minute. And with more media, they need more celebrity and more news to have something to talk about».

-Andy Warhol
 America

Thursday, July 25, 2013

PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: TABOO

The most unpolitically correct fact you will never see discussed in mainstream media is the following: as more and more women access political power, real power shift more and more into the hands of all male international criminal organizations worldwide....

YOUTH WITHOUT COCKINESS IS NO YOUTH AT ALL


POST WARHOL PREDICTION: JEWISH MAG: IS ANTHONY WEINER SEXTING GOOD FOR THE JEWS?

PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: WOMEN

Women buy clothes to compete with other women. But it's the only reason they will never confess if you ask them why they bought.

«FOOTBALL IS REALLY THE BEST PLACE TO MEET MACHO GUYS»


POST WARHOL PREDICTION:THE FUTURE OF LUXURY PRODUCT AD: HOW TO HOLD YOUR (AD SPACE) PURSE WITH STYLE WHEN GETTING FUCKED IN THE BACK SEAT OF YOUR LIMO

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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

LET'S GO WHORE, DO SOMETHING!

-Andy loved it when Victor showed up at 54 in a jockstrap or at a Halston party in a Halston dress, in both cases much to Halston's embarrassment. Victor later told me that Andy actually paid him to do these things. He said Andy would slip him some cash and tell him: »Okay, whore, go out there and do something».

-Bob Colacello
Holy Terror
p.376

«I THINK THE YOUTH OF TODAY ARE TERRIFIC»


ANDY WARHOL ON THE 1% VS THE OTHER 99%

(In conversation with Princess Christina of Sweden

-Christina: we don't have really rich or really poor.

-Warhol: Oh, that's what we should have here. But then I hear Swedes say they're frustrated
              because you can't make even a small fortune»


-Interview magazine
 December 1972 p.21
             

«GOOD BUSINESS IS THE BEST ART»


Men will always create more new business than women. But women will always manage existing ones better than men. It's simply all about men taking more risks than women in all aspects 

«POP ART IS FOR EVERYONE»


POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE PROSTITUTES WILL SELL THEIR CLONES ONLINE

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PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: LE TEMPS

Simone de Beauvoir disait que l'idée que sa vie puisse prendre fin était tout aussi inconcevable pour elle que l'idée qu'elle soit infinie. Au quotidien nous avons un rapport au temps créant une malaise similaire.
Nos journées sont remplis de moments que nous espérons voir passer plus vite (attendre en ligne, au comptoir, pour prendre un taxi, etc) puis, à chaque année qui vient de passer, nous nous disons que le temps passe trop vite. Ce paradoxe, c'est ce qui au coeur de cette impression d'impossibilité de satisfaction totale inhérente à la nature humaine.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

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


PHILOSOPHY 101 FOR THE OLD & SAGGING

“Learning is an ornament in prosperity, a refuge in adversity, and a provision in old age.” 

-Aristotle

EDUCATION 101 FOR THE YOUNG & DUMB

“Youth is happy because it has the capacity to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old.” 

-Franz Kafka

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


PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: POLITICAL MARKETING


Now that all the intellectually smart & witty things comes from straight people any politician could get the gay vote by only promising a free gym membership and a pair of white underwear.

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

«One belongs to New York instantly. One belongs to it as much in five minutes as in five years.»

-Tom Wolfe

Monday, July 22, 2013

«I NEVER MET AN ANIMAL I DIDN'T LIKE»


DATING & FUCKING ADVICE FOR THE 21st CENTURY

“When you're interested in somebody and you think they might be interested in you, you should point out all your beauty problems and defects right away rather than take a chance they won't notice them. Maybe, say, you have a permanent beauty problem you can't change such as too-short legs. Just say it.“ My legs as you've probably noticed are much to short in proportion to the rest of my body". Why give the other person the satisfaction of discoverig it for themselves?". 

-The Philosophy of Andy warhol

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: JEWISH MAG: IS KATE MIDDLETON GIVING BIRTH TO BABY BOY GOOD FOR THE JEWS?

Sunday, July 21, 2013

ANDY WARHOL ON PRO WRESTLING: IT'S ENTERTAINMENT, IT'S SHOW BUSINESS, IT'S CHIC»


POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE NURSES WILL BE PAID BY GOVERNMENTS TO PROVIDE SEXUAL SERVICES TO PAPY BOOMERS IN RETIREMENT HOMES

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

«Age doesn't protect you from love. But love, to some extent, protect you from age»

-Jeanne Moreau.

«I LIKE EVERYBODY'S ART»

ROBERT RAUSCHENBERG

THE RIGHT LOOK

«We went outside to try to get a cab but we couldn't. Then along came a white guy and a black girl in a car who offered us a ride anywhere we wanted to go and we took it. They said that Stevie wouldn't let them in to Studio 54 because they didn't look right, but they looked okay to me-I mean he looked like a fairy and she looked like a drag queen, it was the Studio 54 look».

-The Andy Warhol Diaries.
January 1 1978

PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: RELIGION

En se débarassant de l'enseignement des moments majeurs de la Bible, l'Occident s'est débarassé
de l'importance de connaître l'histoire de l'art. Erreur fatale.

«I JUST THINK ENTERTAINMENT IS THE BEST MESSAGE»


«DON'T PAY ANY ATTENTION TO WHAT THEY WRITE ABOUT YOU, JUST MEASURE IT IN INCHES»

KEITH HARING GOOGLE SEARCH RESULTS
20/7/2013
4, 930 000

LOVE FOR THE 21st CENTURY

“Everybody has a different idea of love. One girl I know said, "I knew he loved me when de didn't come in my mouth. ” 

-The Philosophy of Andy Warhol

Saturday, July 20, 2013

«LA BEAUTÉ EST UN SIGNE D'INTELLIGENCE»


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
Nov 1982 p.33

PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: JEWISH VS GOYIM

Israel is goyim
Hebrew state is jewish
Jewish state is goyim
Tsahal is jewish
Israeli army is goyim

Friday, July 19, 2013

«SHOPPING IS MORE AMERICAN THAN THINKING»


PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: POP CULTURE VS HIGH CULTURE


High culture is about second name: Mozart, Picasso, Dali, Neruda. Pop culture is the opposite: Angelina, Brad, Jennifer, Kim, Ophra,....

CAREER 101

When Kim Kardashian made the cover of Playboy magazine in dec 2007 the tile was «Hollywood New Sex Star». Is there anyone left believing than a «sex scandal» in pop culture is really hurting a career nowadays ?

Thursday, July 18, 2013

«SOMETIMES THE PRESS MAKES CRIME SEEM SO GLAMOROUS»


BEAUTY & SEX

«Beauty doesn't have anything to do with sex. Beauty has to do with beauty and sex has to do with sex».


-The Philosophy of Andy Warhol.

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: JEWISH MAG: IS NELSON MANDELA GOOD FOR THE JEWS?

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


THE BEAUTY OBSESSION

«If in my youth I had realized that the sustaining splendour of beauty of with which I was in love would one day flood back into my heart, there to ignite a flame that would torture me without end, how gladly would I have put out the light in my eyes. "

-Michelangelo

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

THE NEW NORMAL

«So many people have such great bodies today that the sort of lumpy, sit- around-the-house flab that used to be «normal» now looks really bad. You can't go anyplace in America without seeing boys and girls and men and women who look like they 've been professional athletes their entire lives»


-Andy Warhol
 America

YOUTH WITHOUT COCKINESS IS NO YOUTH AT ALL


WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

"That's the problem with drinking, I thought, as I poured myself a drink. If something bad happens you drink in an attempt to forget; if something good happens you drink in order to celebrate; and if nothing happens you drink to make something happen." 

-Charles Bukowski 


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

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

«I LIKE EVERYBODY'S ART»

NIKI DE SAINT-PHALLE

«I JUST READ EVERYTHING»

Karl Lagerfeld on not removing his sunglasses for interviews:

«They’re my burka ... I had an interview once with some German journalist — some horrible, ugly woman. It was in the early days after the communists — maybe a week after — and she wore a yellow sweater that was kind of see-through. She had huge tits and a huge black bra, and she said to me, “It’s impolite; remove your glasses.” I said, “Do I ask you to remove your bra?”

THE SIGN OF TRUE ARTISTS


«Everything is beautitful» -Andy Warhol

«Everyone, I loved passionately. And I even think I would like a door knob, a chamber pot. whatever» -Pablo Picasso.

YOUTH IS MADE TO SHOW OFF


«I'M A DEEPLY SUPERFICIAL PERSON»

«Perhaps I instinctively identify with Andy Warhol not just because of his father's death (my grandfather's) but because he has insisted upon superficiality while others, as they suggest depth, in fact are willing only to present surfaces to to other people». 

Joyce Carol Oates
Journal
Nov 22 1979

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE WOMEN MAGAZINES WILL WRITE: HOW TO MINIMIZE YOUR EXPRESSION WRINKLES WHEN FAKING PLEASURE IN BED

Monday, July 15, 2013

«I WANT MORE FAME»


POST WARHOL PREDICTION:IN THE FUTURE A COSMETIC COMPANY WILL LAUNCH: “AGE DEFYING PUSSY CONTOUR” CREAM

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WOMAN IN REVOLT

PAGLIA: I understand when men complain about women giving mixed messages, because women have given me a lot of mixed messages. I understand the rage that this can cause.

PLAYBOY: Give us an example.

PAGLIA: A woman I'm talking with at some event says, "Let's leave here and go to this bar," which is a lesbian bar. We go to the bar and we're talking and then she says, "Let's go have coffee," and we go to this coffee shop and end up, at three in the morning, half a block from her apartment. Finally, she says, "All right, well, goodnight." She's ready to go home alone and I look at her, like, "What do you mean? Aren't we going to go back to your apartment?" "No." "What?" And she says, "Do you think I was leading you on?" Un-fucking-believable. I can't tell you the rage. I am, at that point, looking at her and.... All I can say is, if I had been an 18-year-old street kid instead of a 45-year-old woman, I would have stabbed her. I was completely humiliated and furious. If I had been a guy with a hard-on, I would have hit her.

Camille Paglia
Playboy magazine
May 1995

«LA BEAUTÉ EST UN SIGNE D'INTELLIGENCE»


POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE LADY GAGA WILL BE DRESSED AS A LIVING JOHN CHAMBERLAIN SCULPTURE AT THE DETROIT AUTO SHOW

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«I JUST THINK ENTERTAINMENT IS THE BEST MEESAGE»

«I have no special message. I wish I did. It would be great if I had one. I just think entertainment is the best message. So we try to be funny».

-Andy Warhol
Christopher Street magazine
Sept 1977

YOUTH WITHOUT COCKINESS IS NO YOUTH AT ALL


«THERE SHOULD BE COURSE IN FIRST GRADE ON LOVE»

«Pour moi la jalousie c'est une des douleurs extraordinaires de l'amour. Le mot bonheur je ne l'aime pas, je n'aime pas le dire, je n'aime pas l'entendre...Nous savons tous que l'amour, la passion, est un état d'exaltation absolument extraordinaire et que ça amène avec soi de la joie et de la terreur, du plaisir et des douleurs. Et l'une des douleurs de l'amour c'est la jalousie»

-Jeanne Moreau.

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

Madonna and Guy Ritchie celebrates son's Bar Mitzvah.

-Next!

«CHURCH IS A FUN PLACE TO GO»


WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

«I don't do drugs. I am drugs.»

-Salvador Dali

Sunday, July 14, 2013

BEST NEWS HEADLINE EVER!

“Tired Gay succumbs to Dix in 200 meters”

Headline on a July 3 Reuters article about Walter Dix beating Tyson Gay in the 200 meters at the Prefontaine Classic Diamond League track meet. (Reuters.com, July 3)

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


BUSINESS 101 FOR THE YOUNG AND DUMB


DANCING LIKE GINGER ROGERS AND FRED ASTAIRE

«It's the movies that have really been running things in America ever since they were invented. They show you what to do, how to do it, when to do it, how you feel about it, and how to look how you feel about it. When they show you how to kiss like James Dean or hook like Jane Fonda or win like Rocky, that's great».



-Andy Warhol
 America

PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: ATTRACTION

Never ask people why they are sexually attracted to you in the first place. It will never be what you think or hope for...

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

Glee star found dead in Vancouver.

«I THINK THE YOUTH OF TODAY ARE TERRIFIC»


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

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PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: ISLAM VS JUDAISM

Islam vs Judaism: People of one book vs people of many books.

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE A FRENCH COSMETIC COMPANY WILL LAUNCH A NEW FACE CREAM CALLED «À LA RECHERCHE DU TEMPS PERDU»

«I LIKE EVERYBODY'S ART»

ARTWORK BY PETER BLAKE

«I JUST READ EVERYTHING«

«Andy was the pope of Pop and Reagan was the first pop president. A movie star as president was a Warhol fantasy come true. It wasn’t that Andy was politically aligned with Ronald Reagan, but the idea of someone who came out of a Hollywood star system and was “created” by Warner Brothers becoming president is very Warholian. They also both came from very poor families in obscure places in the middle of America. Both were mama’s boys. Their mothers’ lives both revolved entirely around their church (in Andy’s case it was the Eastern Rite Catholic Church and Reagan’s it was the Disciples of Christ). And both seemed so nice and harmless in a way. I think they were both underestimated. »

-Bob Colacello

POST WARHOL PREDICTION:WOMAN MAG: HAVE YOUR BRAIN REMOVED, LOSE FIVE POUNDS AND GET A MAN!

Saturday, July 13, 2013

YOUTH WITHOUT COCKINESS IS NO YOUTH AT ALL


PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: ARGENT

Salvador Dali avait l'habitude de dire qu'il se revendiquait de la monarchie non pas au sens politique mais bien métaphysique. Dans un sens, cela nous rappelle Schopenhauer disant que l'argent c'est le bonheur dans l'abstrait et que quiconque ne pouvant plus trouver de bonheur dans les choses concrètes se dévoue alors entièrement à ce dernier. À quand une déclaration commune de Koons, Murakami et Hirst pour affirmer haut et fort la dimension métaphysique de leurs cotes sur le marché de l'art...

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE THE HOTTEST REALITY TV SHOW WILL BE CALLED «REAL COCK SUCKING GOLD DIGGERS OF BEVERLY HILLS»

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«ATHLETES REALLY DO HAVE THE FAT IN THE RIGHT PLACE AND THEY LOOK YOUNG IN THE RIGHT PLACE»


PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: TIME

Talking about killing time while time is killing you...

WORKING OUT & EXERCISING

«It's amazing what happens when someone you know really gets going with their exercising. It usually happens so slowly that you don't even notice it, but after a year or so suddenly you realize that they're completely different. Where maybe they used to be sort of dumpy, now they look terrific and they know it, and they know that you know it». 


-Andy Warhol
 America

«BEAUTY IS A SIGN OF INTELLIGENCE»


POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE EXCLUSIVE BARS WILL ADD »GENITAL SHAPE CONTROL» TO THEIR «FACE CONTROL» POLICY

THE 1% VS THE OTHER 99% DEBATE RESOLVED

«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

Friday, July 12, 2013

«IF EVERYBODY'S NOT A BEAUTY THEN NOBODY IS»


PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: GAYS & LESBIANS

Youg gay men are smarter than young lesbians. But old lesbians are ten times smarter than old gay men.

L'OBSESSION DE LA BEAUTÉ


«Les privilèges de la beauté sont immenses. Elle agit même sur ceux qui ne la constatent pas.»


-Jean Cocteau

«MY FAVORITE THING TO BUY IS UNDERWEAR»


KEITH HARING ON MADONNA

«I knew Madonna from before. We were in that scene in the lower East Village at the same time. She was just starting. She used to go out with Jellybean [Benitez, now a record producer], and I'd see her sing at the Fun House, where he was the OJ. Bur I met the others through Andy. He had a way of sort of making things happen around him. I don't go to those parties much anymore; I'm not leading the same glamorous life. I don't miss it a lot, but when it started happening, I was young and naive, and it was really exciting. It was like incredible to go, you know, to meet Michael Jackson backstage with Andy. When he brought me to Yoko' s apartment the first time, it was incredible. You can't believe that you're there. The ultimate one was a dinner at Yoko's. I brought Madonna and the artist Martin Burgoyne. Andy was already there. Bob Dylan was there. David Bowie was there. And Iggy Pop. Just sort of in the kitchen. At first you are more in awe of things like that, but you adapt really quickly.»

-keith Haring

POST WARHOL PREDICTION:IN THE FUTURE POLITICAL CANDIDATES WILL BOOST THEIR POPULARITY BY ADVERTISING THEIR SEX TAPE ON TWITTER

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Thursday, July 11, 2013

«I THINK EVERYONE SHOULD BE BUGGED ALL THE TIME...BUGGED AND PHOTOGRAPHED»


TRUMAN CAPOTE ON ANDY WARHOL

« He seemed one of those hopeless people that you just know nothing's ever going to happen to...Just a hopeless born loser the loneliest most friendless person I've ever seen in my life»

MADONNA AND THE ART WORLD

In 1982, says Madonna's unofficial biographer, Andrew Morton, British singer Sade was serving drinks in the New York club the Danceteria. At the same time, the late artist Keith Haring, whose paintings would later sell for staggering sums, was doing shifts in the cloakroom. And in 1983, pop met art even more directly as the then little known Madonna embarked on a relationship with the artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, Morton reports. Basquiat would go on to be hailed as genius and lionised by the New York art world until his death, from heroin addiction, in 1988. More widely known than the Basquiat link is Madonna's admiration for the work of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo.

BBC
Dec 16 2001

YOUTH IS MADE TO SHOW OFF


POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE AN AMERICAN DESIGNER WILL LAUNCH A JERSEY SHORE INSPIRED COLLECTION CALLED «TRAIN WRECK COUTURE»

HOW TO KEEP THE ART MARKET STRONG

They always talk about how the art market is back or not since the 2008 crash. We don't have to follow how hedge funds managers are doing to know it. We just have to see if the competition level between jewish men remains strong. Is Elie Broad going to get this Warhol painting or is it going to be Laurence Graff in London? Well, unless it's Steven Cohen getting the upper hand on Roman Abramovich...

«I'M A GOOD CATHOLIC»

«Andy went to church every Sunday. A lot of his friends were Catholic. He may have related better to us Catholics becase we all have the same background: mass, priests, nuns, Catholic school, a sense of guilt. His religion was a very private part of his life».

Warhol by Makos

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


POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE DAMIEN HIRST WILL PAY TRIBUTE TO MAGRITTE WITH A PAINTING CALLED «CECI N'EST PAS UN TABLEAU DE 100 MILLIONS»

CALVIN KLEIN

“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

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

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


FOR THE BEST OR THE WORST: WHY WE LIVE IN A TOTALLY WARHOL WORLD


Twenty years after he (hopefully for him) turned into a big ring on Elizabeth Taylor's finger Andy Warhol influence is more enduring than ever. Sure he did predict that in the future everybody would be world famous for fifteen minutes but everything else he said about money, sex , love or fame seems to correspond to the actual zeitgeist. Would he be still among us today he would likely predict that in the future nobody will send their resume. They will send their sextape. Here's the top 10 reasons why more than ever we live in a Post-Warhol world.

THE «REAL» OBSESSION

1-«Then you meet people who live out in the country and you think, «These are the real americans». They have the weathered faces like the pictures you've seen of the pioneers and those who first settled the West. They live in frame houses in the small towns that you've imagined as the backbone of America. And they have real jobs: mechanic, country doctor, fireman, plomber. » This obsession with the real changed a lot over the years. And went in many directions. A «real woman» is now either a Florida John Wateresque older christian woman or some porn actress who still got real tits. More than ever today's triumph of the real is the triumph of amateur pornography. Sure we will always have the hunk with the real job in straight porn. And the twink will still likely remain delivery boy instead of archeology student. But thanks to technology the real guy or girl is now this 19 year old kid flexing his muscle on YOU TUBE while thousands are watching.




CELEBRITY CULTURE


2- «It used to be that when you were famous , you were famous for one thing. John F. Kennedy was president. Elvis was the King of Rock & Roll. Elizabeth Taylor was the world's greatest movie star. But now, it seems like you have to do lots of things really well, and you don't get to stay famous for long unless you're always switching».

Obvioulsy that's the lesson Paris Hilton learned perfectly: « I'm a brand , a model, an artist an actress, a designer. I write books». once said the heiress. Too bad Paris forgot mentionning her sex tape in that sentence. In the 21 century where fame is all about switching it definitely gives her an advantage. Don't we live in a truly great era? Before there was writers . Now they are people who well,.. write books. In the words of some famous gay man after he told someone he should publish a book:

- «But I have nothing to say»
-« I didn't say write a book. I said publish a book»

Today celebrity culture have morphed even more into the democratic Warholian dream. « And not only are there all these choices, but it' all democratic. You can see a billboard for Tab and think; Nancy Reagan drink Tab, GloriaVanderbilt drinks Tab, Jackie Onassis drink Tab, Katherine Hepburn drinks Tab and just think, you can drink Tab too.». Now young leggy millionaires babes in Hollywood are watching American Idol. The 300 pounds lady on welfare is watching American Idol. And you can watch American Idol too! In the getting press coverage game, Warhol used to say that people should not pay attention to what other people write about them. «They should just measure it in inches» In this new century every star or wannabe celebrity just count the number of times their name is mentionned on Google....


SEX AND THE LOVE LEAGUES


1- Warhol's comments about sex are among his best. And most laconic ones: He didn't understand white guys «with great dark cocks», thought as masturbation only as something that«helps» and saw the whole S& M scene as «entertainment sex.» But the love game also fascinated him.

«Let's say you decide you have an OK face, a great body, medium money and no power or prestige. That means you should go after other people who also have two mediums, a terrific and a nothing». That's the rule Warhol used to call the Love Leagues. Giving yourself a 2 points for great, 1 point for average and zero for nothing. For sure we got the message. So are the various celebrities.

Angelina -Jolie Bratt Pitt with an evely score for both seems secure in their relationship with four 2 points. Meanwhile the Britney- KFed marriage having not perfect matching numbers didn't worked. But what about personnality then? For Warhol that question just took too much time. «Also how comes personnality isn't included in the love league? You used to always read that the best people were those with personnality plus. I guess nowadays it takes too long to get to know someone's personnality and you have to be able to decide fast whether someone's worth your time and trouble».


PLASTIC


«I think God made plastic surgeons. God gave us this intelligent concept. Use it if you can».



Joan Rivers.


4- « I love Los Angeles. I love Hollywood» used to say Warhol. They're beautiful. Everybody's plastic, but I love plastic. I want to be plastic». Today's Tinseltown is even more of a Warhol's dream come true. He used to say that what Bretcht wanted to achieve through communism was unnecessary because everybody was already thinking alike anyway. In fact not only are people still think the same way but today they increasingly look the same way as well. Look at any woman's fitness magazine cover and it looks like an advertisement for cloning. Exact same body size, same arms, same nose, same teeth... Same fucking bland aseptic look over and over.

Warhol may have like plastic but paradoxically the idea that a too narrow conception of beauty could become rapidly boring was something he was well aware of. Talking about Sweden he once remarked that after seeing beauty after beauty one was getting bored fast and that the next person following who may be not looking that perfect was sudddenly much more interesting and beautiful.

The next move is plastic surgery is sure to be quite warholian to follow. We had vaginal tightening now we got vaginal enhancement. But I mean isn't the point of having plastic surgery to flaunt it at the Oscars? Get ready for the next woman's magazine title« How to flaunt your new 18 year old pussy transplant on the Red carpet! »


ALL AMERICAN

5-«People have come up to me and said: You must be the most American artist and I've read others who think I'm Un-american. Since all of us came from somewhere else -even the Indians came over from Asia a long time ago I don't see where anybody can draw the line at being more american.» In the new century to be all american is increasingly to be an all american... porn star. And Warhol's definition of who is a true american is now the one generally accepted . I mean even Abercrombie & Fitch got the messages with its latino, asians and black all american boys and girls. Not surprisingly this new twist of ethnic pride is all over the porn industry. «Check that 18 year old Ukrainian ass» exclaim the young hunk. «Do you wanna fuck my 19 year old russian pussy? » add some chick.

It's interesting that Warhol was well aware that he was seen as both all american and un-american. But more interesting to note that he went from being the un-american sexually decadent artist harassed by the FBI in the sixties to be today the quintessential american celebrity when discussed around the world. Which should not comes as a surprise for John Waters. When he curated the exhibition at the Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh called «Warhol's Porn» Waters explained that he wanted to use the conception of pornography in a much broader sense. Basically questionning the fact that what was pornographic to one person was not to another. Waters once said that for him a picture of Hitler was pornographic. Now. The Warhol doing piss painting and body parts serie? Or the Warhol visiting the various catholic churches because...« they're the prettiest.»


MONEY

6- «Making money is art, working is art, and making good business is the best art». Warhol never hide his love of money. And when he died in 1987 his personal fortune was estimated at 600 millions. The move from Abstract Expressionism to Pop Art in the late fifties and sixties was more than just the return to figuration. It was about a radical difference in the role of the artist in the modern world. The Abstract Expresionism artists were interested in complicated theories about art. The commercial world around them was not of any particular interest. And then here comes that gay dandy commercial artist with a totally different vision. A vision which Tom Wolfe once summerized as : «Oh it's so awful I love it»

Warhol started painting money after one of his friend asked him what he liked the most. He was also an avid collector and felt that a new day meant a new opportunity to go shopping. Warhol was also very aware of the art market game. He followed the prices for his work carefully, marvelled (often with jealousy) at the prices the likes of Jasper Johns or Rauschenberg would get. Today his work is getting the higher prices at auctions right behind Picasso and the impoverished artist myth is now gone forever thanks to a bubbling art market and a multitude of HIP HOP «Papers Chasers« and other «Money Hu$tla$».

«Shopping is more american than thinking» Warhol used to say. «Keep shopping» said the president after 9/11....



BE SOMEBODY WITH A BODY




7-Warhol was a big fan of muscle culture even before it started to be popular. «Muscles are great. Everybody should have at least one they can show off» he used to say. «I work out everyday, and for a while at the beginning I tried to get definition but it didn't come off that way on me. Now I do have muscles that appears, and then it seems to go away, but it comes back again after a while».


Already in the seventies he was aware of the beginning of a new powerful trend. «So many people have such great bodies today that the sort of lumpy sit around the house flab that used to be normal now looks really bad. You can't go anyplace in American without seeing boys and girls and men and women who look like they have been professional athletes their entires lives» At the height of the seventies disco area with conterculture still running strong the exhibition Bodybuilding as Art at the Whitney Museum in 1977 was somewhat out of sync with the prevalent mood. But at the same time quintessential Warhol. No wonder that Arnold who came to represent the incarnation of muscle as the new sex in the eighties later reflected : «I became very good friends with Andy Warhol and used to hang out at the Studio in the seventies because he was a big believer in bodybuilding (and like other hip celebrities) helped get bodybuilding out of the dungeon to make it a hip activity to do».

Female american pop culture is the DOUBLE T culture. Teeth & Tits. And nothing is more american than the Before & After culture Warhol once reflected in his «Nose job» painting. Nowadays since TV got to compete with so many other electonic medias the emotional charge is increasingly the only advantage TV have left over the Internet. In the 21 first century the Warhol game has morphed into Extreme Makeover «moments» and the likes when the new woman is reunited with her family and friends: « It's amazing what happens when someone you know really gets going with their exercising. It usually happens so slowly that you don't even notice it, but after a year or so suddenly you realize that they're completely different. Where maybe they used to be sort of dumpy, now they look terrific, and they know it, and they know that you know it»


POLITICS




The Warhol lesson about politics was to let people say whatever they wanted about you. Actually Warhol is said to have been voting only once. His art was more was caused many people to debate his political affiliation or position. With some many contradictory results. I mean how do deal with someone who believe in capital punishment «for art's sake»?

Filmmaker and friend Emile de Antonio believed that his black electric chair painting was an important political statement. Warhol though those kind of comments were just funny. But at the same time when Warhol started to be friend with the Reagan De Antonio took his distance from him. Over the years Warhol went from being the so called decadent artist harrased by the FBI in the sixties to the one celebrated as the iconic american artist at the end of his life. Today that road from infamy to fame is everywhere around us. And 50 cents ex drug dealer now Madison Avenue darling with his name on various products is enjoying it to the maximum. Among Warhol's most interesting proposition was his one about prostitution. He believed that since the girl was hot and the guy asking her was not, she should be the one paying him to have sex with her. And she should have money from the government to do so.

Today there's a lot of talk about the American Dream becoming less and less accessible to many. Meanwhile Hip Hop fortunes are made like crazy before and sports stars are richer than ever. Maybe Warhol said it best years ago:

-Do you believe in the american dream?

-« No, but we can make some money out of it».


MOVIES AND TV

9-«It's the movies that have really been running things in America ever since they were invented. They show you what to do, how to do it, when to do it, and how to look how you feel about it. When they show you how to kiss like James Dean or hook like Jane Fonda or win like Rocky, that's great». Warhol was also convinced than today's stars were more glamourous than the stars of the past because you could actually meet them. These days we remember Warhol more for his Campbell soups can painting selling for millions. But it would be a mistake to forget his many past movies. Especially «Blow Job». A 41 minutes silent movie where the focus was solely on the face of a guy while he was getting a blow job. Talk about showing how to look how you feel about it!

«So now we've got all these people in their twenties and thirties with a part of them deep down inside looking for the real life they learned about on TV. They think their own childhood and their own families are failures, because they don't measure up to TV children and families. They think that they deserve to have someone fall in love with them, someone who's like the kids on commercials; handsome, rich, creative, charming always in love with you and about twenty four year old.» For Warhol to solution to this problem was to have a pet. Gee, I this why we see so many gay men with dogs like Paris Hilton's chihuahua?

WRESTLING AND THE NAME GAME


10-Warhol like many also found of pro wrestling this guilty pleasure par excellence. «It's worth watching on TV just to hear all the great names like Hulk Hogan , Gorilla Monsoon, Brutus Beefcake, Mister Wonderful, Sgt Slaughter and The Wild Samoans». Today you can still find some great marketing gimmicks in pro wrestling. And great names as well. «Wild Cat Chris Harris», «Harcore Holly» or «The Mexicools». Even better. The same way hip hop is now increasingly moving into porn great names have moved there too. Sure we still have the ethnic porn actress called Cheyenne, Mocha or Malaysia but now thanks to Hollywood we have an enless list of star and starlette inspired porn nom de scéne! From Ariella Jollee and Dru Berrymore to Mary Carey or Arnold Schwarzenpecker porn stars now fuck à la Hollywood. In the sixties Warhol's factory aspired to create a parallel route to Hollywood. A faster and ironic one. The superstars he wanted to create (term he coined) were glamourous, trashy drag queens or gorgeous poor rich girl à la Eddie Sedgwick.

Today that goal have now been achieved. Pop culture have travelled the road from Warhol sixties drag queen Holly Woodlawn to new century porn star Holly Hollywood. And the name game has extended to sex. Before there were divas à la Renata Tebaldi or Maria Callas. Nowadays we got fitness divas, wrestling divas, and even Trailer Park Sex Divas. I can hear Andy: « Gee, what is a Trailer Park Sex Diva?

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