Saturday, November 30, 2013

PATTI SMITH ON ANDY WARHOL


ART 101

«Every great male artist has a conflictual relationship with women»

-Camille Paglia

BATMAN ET L'ART POP

L'art Pop dans les années 1960 se faisait éclatant, jusque dans la série télévisée Batman. Les célèbres Pow, Wham ou Boum des scénes de combats contre les vilains trouvèrent d'ailleurs un écho fort intéressant lorsque en 1966 Roy Lichtenstein fut invité à réaliser la couverture de Batman pour le TV Guide de l'époque.

Friday, November 29, 2013

«I NEVER READ. I JUST LOOK AT PICTURES»


«I JUST READ EVERYTHING»

- L'école, Chanel, la mode aujourd'hui, le temps qui passe: le couturier Karl Lagerfeld s'est livré pendant deux heures mardi à Paris dans une masterclass qui a réuni des centaines d'étudiants de Sciences Po"Je n'ai pas fait d'études. Je n'ai pas eu le temps", commence le couturier devant les étudiants de la prestigieuse école. A 16 ans, il a quitté sa famille en Allemagne pour se lancer dans la mode à Paris. "L'école, c'est bien, mais ça ne suffit pas".

-Huffington Post 

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

Keith Haring mural in Philadelphia gets a makeover.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

«IF EVERYBODY IS NOT A BEAUTY THEN NOBODY IS»


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

Madonna visit Haïti

-Next!

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

«I believe in advertisement and media completely. My art and my personal life are based in it. The art world would probably be a tremendous reservoir for everybody involved in advertising.»

-Jeff Koons

«I LIKE EVERYBODY'S ART»


PLAYING WITH WORDS

Before there were stars. Then Andy Warhol came in the 1960's and coined the term Superstar. In this new century this trend of inventing new terms and definitions have only increased. If the term Diva used to mean famous opera singers à la Maria Callas or Renata Tebalni now it's more likely to refer to a pop culture «wrestling Diva», «Las Vegas Diva» or even «Sex Diva» No wonder we now have porn superstars as well. I guess Andy would approve...

Sunday, November 24, 2013

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE PLAYBOY MAGAZINE WILL PUBLISH A SPECIAL ISSUE CALLED «THE WOMEN OF GOOGLE»

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


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!

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THE PHILOSOPHER

“And your own life while it's happening to you never has any atmosphere until it's a memory.” 

-Andy Warhol

«J'ADMIRE CEUX QUI MAÎTRISENT LES MOTS»


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

«Pink Star» diamond sells for world record 83 million at auction.

-Next!

«I JUST READ EVERYTHING»

And then it hit me. Why is Bacon suddenly the man of the hour? Because he fills a need. A need that Hirst cannot satisfy.There are some people who were never "taken in" by Hirst. They saw through him from the start. Clever them. But others among us love art, and want it to be fierce and necessary and impossible to ignore. That's why we got excited about Hirst in the 1990s, when his striking images of nature, death and imprisonment said so much more than most of today's art. I am a disillusioned fan of Hirst, a bereft former believer. And now, when I look at the art of Bacon, I feel an old passion stir. It is not too late to believe, after all. Bacon is my new art god, and for a simple reason. He is Damien Hirst – with talent. Now that Hirst is so abjectly exhausted, the stupendous Bacon looms up in his vacated vitrine.

-Jonathan Jones
 -The Guardian

Saturday, November 23, 2013

YOUTH WITHOUT COCKINESS IS NO YOUTH AT ALL


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

Jeff Koons and Pharrell Williams talk about art.

-Next!

WARHOL INC

So I was shot at my place of business: Andy Warhol Enterprises. At that point, in 1968, Andy Warhol Enterprises consisted of a few people who worked for me on a fairly regular basis, a lot of what you might call free-lancers who worked on specific projects, and a lot of "superstars" or "hyperstars" or whatever you can call all the people who are very talented, but whose talents are hard to define and almost impossible to market. That was the "staff" of Andy Warhol Enterprises in those days. An interviewer asked me a lot of questions about how I ran my office and I tried to explain to him that I don't really run it, it runs me. I used a lot of phrases like "bring home the bacon" so he didn't really understand what I was talking about.

-The philosophy of Andy Warhol

Friday, November 22, 2013

«I JUST THINK ENTERTAINMENT IS THE BEST MESSAGE»


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

Lay Gaga income for last year: 80 millions.

-Next!

«I LIKE MONEY ON THE WALL»

The British painter, Francis Bacon’s 1969 triptych entitled Three Studies of Lucian Freud, was the star attraction of the New York sale. Presented with a world record price estimate, it did not take long to reach its target, with the world’s biggest buyers clearly inspired by the importance of the work: no less than 60 telephones were mobilized during the bidding, with bids initially moving up by $5m and then $1m until the hammer fell at $127 million five minutes later. The three studies of Lucian Freud – finally reunited – were acquired by the New York gallery Acquavella on behalf of a client whose identity and nationality were not disclosed by Christie’s. This discreet buyer paid a total, including fees, of $142.405 million. 

To become the world’s most expensive artwork ever sold at auction, Bacon’s triptych added $50 million to his previous personal auction record (set in May 2008 for a 1976 triptych which fetched $77 million at Sotheby’s) and added $20 million to the previous world auction record of $107 million ($119.9 m including fees) for a version of Edvard Munch’s famous The Scream in May 2012 at Sotheby’s New York. 

-Artprice

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

YOUTH IS MADE TO SHOW OFF


“When you're young and good-looking and you've got a great body, you like to go to the beach and show it all off. And it's easy to make fun of everybody there who isn't so good-looking or in such great shape".

- Andy Warhol

POST WARHOL PREDICTION:IN THE FUTURE COSMETIC MAKER WILL SPONSOR POLE DANCERS IN STRIPPERS CLUBS.

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PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: NOTRE MONDE ACTUEL

La fuite en avant de l'Occident  post religieux avec l'hyper consommation et la culture qui ne se conçoit désormais que comme divertissement, c'est tout simplement la confluence de deux facteurs; la conscience que l'immortalité est inévitable d'une part. Et la conscience d'autre part qu'aucune génération présente ne sera celle qui sera la première à la connaître.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

ANDY WARHOL TO JODIE FOSTER: «I THINK YOU'RE REALLY SOMETHING. YOU CAN SPEAK FRENCH AND EVERYTHING»


WHY THE BEST THING IN LIFE IS TO BE HOT, YOUNG, AND DUMB

I ran into a model I fixed Paige with and gee, he's so good-looking. Paige said he was just an airhead but here is this beautiful boy with muscles and a chest and perfect teeth and from New Jersey and you could mold him into anything get him started reading or something.

-The Andy Warhol Diaries
Nov 27 1985

PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: JEALOUSY

I never knew what jealousy was until a few years ago. Then I met a very old gay couple who shared absolutely everything together but sex. I was so fucking jealous.

«CHURCH IS A FUN PLACE TO GO»


INTERVIEW MAGAZINE BACK THEN

En 1987 le magazine Interview fondé en 1969 a alors un tirage de 170 000 exemplaires.

WAS IT GOOD FOR THE JEWS?

«While working on the project Feldman recalls that he and Warhol never discussed religion or being jewish»

-Richard Meyer
 Warhol's Jews Ten portraits reconsidered

Monday, November 18, 2013

«I NEVER READ. I JUST LOOK AT PICTURES»


POST WARHOL PREDICTION: WOMEN MAG: HOW TO GIVE YOUR MAN ROCKET LAUNCHING-LIKE ORGASM WITHOUT GETTING BLASTED THROUGH THE ROOF!

Sunday, November 17, 2013

BASQUIAT BACK THEN

May 1984: Basquiat shows with Mary Boone who sells his work for up to $20 000. One of his
painting (originally sold for $4000 brings $20 900 at Christies this month.

-The Downtown Book
 The New York Art Scene 1974-1984 p.191
  Princeton University Press.

«I LIKE EVERYBODY'S ART» ( RECYCLED RECORD BY CHRISTIAN MARCLAY)


THE CLUB AND MINDSET THAT LAUNCHED MADONNA'S CAREER

«Dress up, have fun»

-Dancetaria slogan
 1982

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

«Une femme qui n'est pas aimée est une femme perdue. Elle peut mourir, cela n'a plus aucune espèce d'importance»

-Coco Chanel.

YOUTH IS MADE TO BE COCKY AND SHOW OFF


LIFE 101 FOR THE YOUNG AND DUMB

«The young always have the same problem-how to rebel and conform at the same time. They have now solved this by defying their parents and copying one another.»

-Quentin Crisp

«I JUST READ EVERYTHING»

«Le fondement de l'érotisme est l'activité sexuelle. Or cette activité tombe sous le coup d'un interdit.
Il est inconcevable. Il est interdit de faire l'amour. À moins de le faire en secret. Mais si dans le secret nous le faisons, l'interdit transfigure, il éclaire ce qu'il interdit d'une lueur à la fois sinistre et divine. Il
éclaire en fait d'une lueur religieuse».

-George Bataille
Les larmes d'Éros
Jean Jacques Pauvert éditeur 1961 p.60

«I THINK FLIRTING IS THE MOST INTERESTING THING»


HISTOIRE POPULAIRE

En 1971 Warhol avait déjà assuré sa postérité dans l'histoire culturelle populaire en créant la pochette de l'album Sticky Fingers des Rolling Stones. Dans les années 1980 Keith Haring faisait de même en créant le poster de la tournée du groupe de rap RUN DMC. Jeff Koons vient maintenant de faire de même avec sa pochette de l'album ART POP pour Lady GaGa.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

«I LIKE MONEY ON THE WALL»


Top 5 des oeuvres contemporaines les plus chères de l'histoire :

1. Francis Bacon - "Trois études de Lucian Freud" : 142,4 millions de dollars
2. Edvard Munch - "Le Cri" : 119,9 millions de dollars
3. Andy Warhol - "Silver Car Crash" : 105,4 millions de dollars
4. Mark Rothko - "Orange, Red, Yellow" : 86,9 millions de dollars
5. Francis Bacon - "Le Triptych" : 86,3 millions de dollars

«I JUST THINK ENTERTAINMENT IS THE BEST MESSAGE»


POST WARHOL PREDICTION: WOMAN MAG: HOW TO MINIMIZE YOUR EXPRESSIONS WRINKLES WHEN LOOKING AT ANNA WINTOUR WEARING THE SAME DRESS TWICE!

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GOOD QUESTION

«I always wonder-when people are actors and actresses and they get an Academy Award and they have to run up and get it, are they acting when they accept it?»

-Andy Warhol
Interview magazine
November 1977 p.18

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


INSTANT FAME

Instant fame can't exist without youth.

ART INVESTMENT 101

Keith Haring art was interesting in the 1980's. It's still interesting in 2013.
Francesco Clemente art was not interesting in the 1980's. It's still not interesting today....

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


PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: LUXURY

The real luxury is to never have to deal with stupid people.

LADY GAGA & ANDY WARHOL


‘We sort of like to say if we can belong together you and I, or me and my fans – if we can belong together in this room and make love then maybe our dream of these two things – art and pop- belonging together, maybe that could come true.
‘So the intention of the album was to put art culture into pop music, a reverse of Warhol. Instead of putting pop onto the canvas, we wanted to put the art onto the soup can.’ 

-LADY GAGA
 THE DAILY MAIL


Friday, November 15, 2013

YOUTH WITHOUT COCKINESS IS NO YOUTH AT ALL


BEING POP

«A Pop person is like a vacuum that eats up everything, he's made up from what he's seen».


-Andy Warhol

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

«GOOD BUSINESS IS THE BEST ART»

Warhol Silver Car Crash sold for 105 millions.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

YOUTH WITHOUT COCKINESS IS NO YOUTH AT ALL


POST WARHOL PREDICTION:IN THE FUTURE A COSMETIC COMPANY WILL LAUNCH «MIXED RACE» FACE CREAM

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«I LIKE MONEY ON THE WALL»

Francis Bacon triptych of Lucian Freud sold for 142 million.

Monday, November 11, 2013

«I THINK THE YOUTH OF TODAY ARE TERRIFIC»


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

Rihanna pose for Damien Hirst in GQ magazine.

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

«True love is like ghosts, which everyone talks about and few have seen.»

-La Rochefoucauld

«I LIKE EVERYBODY'S ART» (ARTWORK BY LEE QUINONES)


KEITH HARING AND THE EAST VILLAGE

«This time it's a photo book by Kwong Chi detailing Haring's subway drawings called Art in Transit .
The book offers more than big glossy pictures of Haring's most provocative subway drawings. It also contains an essay by Haring explaining why he did them. No it was not for publicity. Anybody who ever said so should read this book and quit criticizing».

 East Village Eye
 Oct 1984  p.35


POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE THE HOTTEST SALE AT SOTHEBY'S WILL BE A TRIBUTE PAINTING TO GERTRUDE STEIN CALLED «A JEW IS A JEW IS A JEW»

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Saturday, November 09, 2013

YOUTH IS MADE TO SHOW OFF


PHOTOGRAPHER AND PAPARAZZI RON GALELLA

Margaret Trudeau: Andy, do you like him? As a person?

Andy Warhol: Yes I do. He's really nice

MT: He harass me

AW: His torture is that he adores the person.


Interview magazine
March 1978 p.14

POST WARHOL PREDICTION:IN THE FUTURE A FRENCH FASHION DESIGNER WILL LAUNCH A NEW PERFUME FOR MEN CALLED «PUSSY JUICE»

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«I JUST THINK ENTERTAINMENT IS THE BEST MESSAGE»


Friday, November 08, 2013

«I LIKE MONEY ON THE WALL»

Despite its 4th position in the global ranking, the French market only represents a very small share of the world’s Contemporary art auction turnover: a little less than 2.8%, behind the United States and China standing shoulder to shoulder with 33.7% each and the United Kingdom with 21.1%.

The primary quality of the Contemporary art market in France is the density of its offer (over 5,500 lots were sold at auction between July 2012 and June 2013, almost as many as the 6,000 sold in the United States). Its second quality is that it consists of highly affordable works since French artists are substantially less expensive than their American, Chinese, English and German counterparts.
The Contemporary artists in the rankings provided by Artprice.com are all born after 1945, a birth date that excludes certain living artists like Pierre SOULAGES, born in 1919, whose work fetches substantially more than Combas’ on the secondary market. As a result, Robert COMBAS is the only French artist among the global top 100 Contemporary artists by auction turnover.

-Art Price

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

«Laisse les mots d'amour à ceux qui n'aiment pas»


-Dalida
(Voyage Sans Bagages)

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

YOUTH IS MADE TO BE COCKY AND SHOW OFF


BIGGER IS BETTER

«But that bigness has two sides: In Houston, the city is so spread out that the police can't keep on top of it all, all the criminals and the con artists see all that space and think: unlimited opportunity»

-Andy Warhol
America p.165

«I JUST READ EVERYTHING»


This is one reason why I’ve long said that even if there is a bubble in the contemporary-art world (and I think there is), it’s not a speculative bubble. The people spending millions of dollars on trophy art aren’t buying to flip; the people selling aren’t selling to make a fast buck. Rather, they’re selling because of one of the “three Ds”: death, divorce, debt. The exceptions to this rule are dealers, of course, along with a small number of collectors who are so active they start becoming quasi-dealers in their own right. If you’re well connected in the art world and willing to make an opportunistic purchase, then you’ll probably be willing to make an opportunistic sale as well, when the price is right.
But right now, I’m beginning to see indications that things are changing: if you look at this month’s big contemporary art auctions, you’ll see quite a lot of art being flipped, including art being flipped by one of the biggest collectors of them all, Stevie Cohen. According to Carol Vogel and Peter Lattman in the NYT, Cohen is selling a Gerhard Richter which he bought from the Pace Gallery last year, along with “about a dozen other pieces, mostly at Sotheby’s, that he acquired in recent years at art fairs and auctions”.

-Felix Salmon
 Reuters
Nov 4 2013

«I LOVE THE VILLAGE PEOPLE»


WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

«Men aren't necessities. They're luxuries. »

-Cher

Saturday, November 02, 2013

«THINGS SHOULD BE MORE SEXUAL»

La sexualité aussi est importante. Chez l'homme, 12 rapports sexuels par mois diminuent les risques de maladie cardiovasculaire, et chez la femme, ça diminue les risques de cancer du sein. À preuve, dans les couvents, il y a plus de cancers du sein que chez le reste de la population. Vous avez l'air 10 ans plus jeune quand vous avez des rapports sexuels fréquents. Et vous vivez 10 ans de plus.

-Le Devoir

«I BELIEVE MEDIA IS ART» (LADY GAGA ALBUM COVER BY JEFF KOONS)

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«YOU HAVE TO BE WILLING TO GET HAPPY ABOUT NOTHING»

 Apprendre rend heureux. Pour remonter le moral des Coréens, menacés de mélancolie, les institutions les encouragent à prendre des cours. "Nos élèves ont sans doute d’excellents résultats aux évaluations internationale, mais nous avons un taux élevé de suicides : 43 personnes par jour, des personnes âgées, des femmes, des pop stars, des étudiants", explique de sa voix douce Choi Un Shil, présidente de NILE (National Institute for Lifelong Education). Cette femme courtoise est venue présenter au sommet WISE les principes d’une déconcertante politique publique axée sur le bien-être, dont son institution a la charge depuis 2007: les "villes apprenantes" (Lifelong Learning Cities ). Dans celles-ci, le gouvernement encourage le développement de cours gratuits ouverts à tous, y compris aux très vieux citoyens: méditation, yoga, histoire, physique, cuisine, histoire de l’art, massages… Les choix sont infinis : "Ma mère a travaillé comme professeur des écoles jusqu'à 80 ans. Depuis qu’elle s’est arrêtée, elle apprend l’espagnol. Elle m’explique que c’est le meilleur des traitements médicaux, poursuit-elle. Le sentiment d’apprendre, de progresser, fait fabriquer de la sérotonine, la molécule du bonheur".

-Le Nouvel Observateur

QUESTION

Warhol disait ne pas croire que les homosexuels soient plus créatifs que les hétéros. Karl Lagerfeld affirme être pour que les enfants puissent être élevés par deux femmes, mais pas par deux hommes. Pourquoi les points de vue anti recitude politique comme ceux -là sont -ils devenus aussi rares lorsqu'il s'agit de la communauté gay?

«I JUST THINK ENTERTAINMENT IS THE BEST MESSAGE»


POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE PORN STAR WILL DO LIVE TESTING OF CUM SHOT PROOF MAKEUP AT UPSCALE NY STORES

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THE ART MARKET NOW

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?»

Friday, November 01, 2013

YOUTH IS MADE TO BE COCKY AND SHOW OFF


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

Madonna Beverly Hills home sold for 20 millions.

-Next!

«GOOD BUSINESS IS THE BEST ART»


Avec une cote en hausse de plus de 230 % sur la décennie, le marché d'Alberto GIACOMETTI est encore constitué à plus de 40 % d'oeuvres vendues moins de 5 000 $... et à ce niveau de prix, il est possible de tomber sur un dessin original, tel que le travail au crayon Homme sur table, cédé l'équivalent de 4 300 $ chez Kornfeld en juin 2013 (adjudication de 4 000 francs suisses, le 13 juin à Bern, Suisse) ou encore comme le dessin de deux têtes d'hommes dessinés à la plume sur une enveloppe et arrếté à 2 600 euros en décembre 2012 à Paris (Christie's, près de 3 400 $ au marteau et 4 232 $ frais inclus, 13 décembre 2012). La provenance de ce petit trésor était pourtant belle et apte à faire grimper le prix, les Deux têtes ayant appartenu au libraire Pierre Berès qui fut l'ami de Picasso, Eluard, Queneau et Brassaï.

-Art market Insight

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