Sunday, August 31, 2014

CALVIN KLEIN

«Then Calvin Klein invited us to see his new apartment  on 66th and Central Park West. Diana Ross
went in a limo. The place is beautiful, a duplex with a gym and modernized windows and he did it himself, all white and he has a stairway like Halston's, wooden with no bannister and it looks like a work of art and it's very scary. And everything's in order and he collects the same thing I do. Stieglitz's pictures of Georgia O'Keefe and Indian rugs and blonde tortoiseshell.

-The Andy Warhol Diaries
 Feb 6 1982

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


POST WARHOL PREDICTION: JEWISH MAG: IS THE ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE GOOD FOR THE JEWS?

IMAGINARY DIARIES OF A POP ARTIST

Sept 1 2014

Oh, I don't understand sex. Why is it still allowed after 25? Work is better.
Went to the office till 2:00. Worked on my Justin Bieber-Orlando Boom red punch serie. And oh, so many women got plastic surgery early now that when you see a 60 year old women who had surgery, you don't think «Gee, she looks much younger. You just think: «Gee, another 60 year old woman with surgery. ».

«J'ADMIRE CEUX QUI MAÎTRISENT LES MOTS»


WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

“What we need is hatred. From it our ideas are born. ”

-Jean Genet

«SHOPPING IS MORE AMERICAN THAN THINKING»

I like all those people spending money to buy these gadgets to save two minutes, then wasting four hours of their day watching dumb and boring stuff. That's great.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

YOUTH IS MADE TO BE COCKY AND SHOW OFF


SUCCESS IN THE 21st CENTURY

«If a person isn't generally considered beautiful, they can still be a success if they have a few jokes in their pockets. And a lot of pockets».

-The philosophy of Andy Warhol

Friday, August 29, 2014

«I JUST READ EVERYTHING»



PRINCETON, NJ -- Seventy-two percent of U.S. Muslims approved of the job President Barack Obama was doing as president during the first six months of 2014, higher than any other U.S. religious group Gallup tracks. Mormons were least approving, at 18%. In general, majorities of those in non-Christian religions -- including those who do not affiliate with any religion -- approved of Obama, while less than a majority of those in the three major Christian religious groups did.
Obama Job Approval, by Religion, January-June 2014

«I THINK AMERICAN WOMEN ARE ALL SO BEAUTIFUL. I LIKE THE WAY THEY LOOK, THEY'RE TERRIFIC»


THE REAL DIFFERENCE BETWEEN HIGH CULTURE AND POP CULTURE

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

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

MADONNA AND FRIDA KAHLO


Madonna's passionate support of Kahlo, combined with her Detroit ties, leads to speculation the pop star could play a role in next year's exhibit. A DIA spokesperson acknowledged last week that Madonna is a known collector of Kahlo's works. However, no announcement from the DIA or the singer herself has been made to include her paintings in the collection. Several attempts by MLive.com to reach Madonna's publicist Liz Rosenberg, to gauge her client's interest in selling or loaning part of her Kahlo collection to the DIA, were unsuccessful. But Madonna has appeared to have a renewed interest in Detroit, its charities and efforts to overcome bankruptcy. Less than two month ago, she agreed to help fund three organizations in the city including a youth boxing gym.

-www.mlive.com

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


LIFE 101 FOR THE OLD AND SAGGING

«Sex is age 90 is like trying to shoot pool with a rope».

George Burns.

CULTURE 101 FOR THE YOUNG AND DUMB

«Youth is wasted on the young».

-Oscar Wilde.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

YOUTH IS MADE TO BE COCKY AND SHOW OFF


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

Rihanna and Drake said to be dating again.

ANDY WARHOL ET SES DÉBUTS DANS L'ART COMMERCIAL.

«Quand on me demandait de dessiner une chaussure, je la dessinais, et quand on me demandait
de remanier le dessin, je le remaniais. Je faisais tout ce qu'on me demandait, en corrigeant jusqu'à ce que ça convienne. Après toutes ces retouches, les dessins avaient du sentiment, ils avaient un style.
L'attitude de ceux qui me passaient les commandes n'était pas indifférente. Ils savaient ce qu'ils voulaient, ils insistaient, et quelquefois ils prenaient un ton passionnel. Le travail dans l'art commercial était mécanique, mais les gens avaient des sentiments».

-Andy Warhol
David Bourdon
Flammarion 1989  p.34

«I JUST THINK ENTERTAINMENT IS THE BEST MESSAGE»


RUN! WARHOL AND THE LIMP-WRIST WORLD ARE TAKING OVER!

«But it is «My Hustler» made months before by Warhol and his movie crew that has touched off
the trend towards full homosexual realism in the movies. The reason, according to the film critics, is that
it is the first full-length film to take a look at the lavender side of life without pointing a finger  in disgust or disdain, but concentrating, instead, on the way life really is in the limp-wrist world.»

-Confidential magazine
February 1968 p.14

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: JEWISH MAG: IS BURGER KING BUYING TIM HORTONS FOR 11.4 BILLION GOOD FOR THE JEWS?

Monday, August 25, 2014

«KIDS ARE THE ONES WHO FALL IN LOVE»


WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

“Good advice is something a man gives when he is too old to set a bad example.” 

-La Rochefoucault.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE NEW POLYTHEIST RELIGIONS WILL HAVE REPLACED THE MONOTHEIST ONES.

«I'M A GOOD CATHOLIC»


WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

“Sex is interesting, but it's not totally important. I mean it's not even as important (physically) as excretion. A man can go seventy years without a piece of ass, but he can die in a week without a bowel movement.“

-Charles Bukowski

«I JUST READ EVERYTHING»

That's before we even get to the subject of gay relationships, which are notoriously prone to physical violence. (Don't take my word for it: ask an LGBT domestic violence charitysuch as "Broken Rainbow" - they say it's an epidemic.) Take it from me: if you start banging up every gay man who acts in a "humiliating" manner to his boyfriend not only will you ruin gay sex forever but you'll have to bang up every poof in the country. 

-www.breitbart.com
August 21 2014


«I BELIEVE MEDIA IS ART ( KEITH HARING LP COVER ART)


SUCCESS

«People keep asking me how «success» has changed me. I always say that success has changed people's responses and behavior toward me and that change has affected me , but it has not really changed me».

Keith Haring
Journals p.99

BIPO : CRACK IS WHACK


THE LITTLE HISTORY OF KEITH HARING CRACK IS WHACK ( BY MATTHEW ISRAEL DIRECTOR OF THE ART GENOME PROJECT ARTSY)


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Crack is Wack is arguably Keith Haring's best-known work. It might also be the most famous mural in New York City. For one, it probably has more daily views than any other mural in NYC, due to its location next to passing cars on the Harlem River Drive (in Manhattan at 128th Street).
How Crack is Wack came to be is not well-known. Nor is the fact that the mural is not the original version.
Benny was one of the major catalysts for Crack is Wack. Benny was Haring's young, gifted studio assistant in the mid-1980s who became addicted to crack. Haring and the rest of his studio were close with him and they tried everything to help him kick his addiction. This was, according to Haring, an incredibly distressing experience for everyone involved. Benny had no health insurance, so they initially called cocaine hotlines and Benny started to see a counselor, but that didn't work. Haring's studio also went to emergency rooms to try to get him into a guided program, but no hospital would take him.
Around this time, Haring often drove past a handball court located in a small park near the Harlem River Drive. The court was clearly visible from the highway but abandoned. Nothing fenced in the court and no one played on it (because if you did, the ball would just go onto the highway). According to Haring, the location seemed a perfect spot to paint. It was almost identical to a highway billboard.
The subject for the painting quickly became crack. (In Haring's words, "Inspired by Benny [who was eventually cured], and appalled by what was happening in the country, but especially New York, and seeing the slow reaction (as usual) of the government to respond, I decided I had to do an anti-crack painting.")
Haring painted Crack is Wack without asking for permission. One morning, during the summer of 1986, he drove a rented van -- loaded with some ladders from his studio and some new fluorescent orange paint he had bought -- up to Harlem to paint.
He finished the entire mural in one day.
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While a lot of people came to watch and cars honked their horns from the road in appreciation, no one bothered Haring and his group -- not even policemen. According to Haring, "When you have a van, ladders, and paint, policemen don't even consider asking whether you have any permission, they just assume you do."
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This peace was short-lived. As Haring and his crew were taking some last-minute pictures and smoking a joint, a cop car drove up and one of the policemen started harassing them. The cop asked if Haring had permission to create the mural, and obviously he didn't. Haring was then arrested and handed a court date. He faced a fine and potentially jail time.
In the next days and weeks, the mural was quickly picked up by the news media, not because of Haring's arrest -- no one knew he had been arrested -- but because of the newsworthiness of crack cocaine and Reagan's "War on Drugs" then in the United States. Haring explained: "Every time the news did a story on crack, they would flash to the [mural as a visual]. NBC [even] did a public service announcement using it as a background."
Close to the court date, the New York Post contacted Haring and asked if they could take a picture of him in front of the mural. In the process of taking it, they learned about Haring's arrest and were shocked. They had no idea he was going to soon be in court and had been arrested for making the mural. The next day the Post ran an article about Haring and the mural with the information that he could go to jail for a year.
People immediately came to Haring's defense. The topic even made the evening news, which prompted Mayor Edward Koch -- who was both anti-crack and anti-graffiti -- to have to consider the issue. Koch commented that "we have to find somewhere else for Haring to paint."
Haring eventually was fined only $100. After the court date, the Parks Commissioner wrote to Haring to apologize to him and offer any help he could provide, since the mural was actually Parks Department property, not city property.
Roughly a week later the mural was vandalized. Someone in the neighborhood turned it into a pro-crack mural. And then, according to Haring, to deal with this, some "busy bee in the Parks Department" took it upon themselves to paint over the entire mural in gray without consulting his supervisors. So Crack is Wack was then gone.
Upon learning that the work had been painted-over, the Parks Department commissioner called Haring and apologized (again). He then asked if Haring would consider repainting the piece with his department's assistance.
Haring then repainted Crack is Wack -- though differently than the original version.
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Crack is Wack has remained pretty much untouched since, though it underwent a 2007 renovation.
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Several years after Haring's untimely death in 1990 at age 31 from AIDS-related illnesses, the park was officially named the "Crack Is Wack Playground."
Credit for all photographs except for #3 (the polaroid image): Crack is Wack, 1986 © Keith Haring Foundation Photo by Tseng Kwong Chi © 1986 Muna Tseng Dance Projects, Inc., New York. Polaroid image is © Keith Haring Foundation.
This is the third in a series of posts on individual artworks. Previous posts have concerned one of Cindy Sherman's Untitled Film Stills and Jean-Michel Basquiat'sPegasus, 1987.

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


«GOOD BUSINESS IS THE BEST ART»

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».

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

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«I LIKE EVERYBODY'S ART»


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

Damien Hirst buys 57 millions London mansion.


PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: SEX

if you are not getting fucked and treated like a sex object by someone more muscular, younger and dumber than you, you don't know what great sex is.

SEX WITHOUT STEREOTYPE IS NO FUN SEX


THE BEAUTY OBSESSION

«Love of beauty is taste. The creation of beauty is art.»


-«Ralph Waldo Emerson.

«PEOPLE NEED TO BE MADE MORE AWARE OF THE NEED TO WORK AT LEARNING HOW TO LIVE»

«Je respecte la loi naturelle de la vie sans la contredire. Le temps m'a beaucoup appris.
J'essaie de transmettre, je suis sereine».

-Brigitte Bardot à 80 ans.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

«I NEVER MET AN ANIMAL I DIDN'T LIKE»


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

Madonna splits from her 26 year old toyboy.

-Next!

«I JUST READ EVERYTHING»

«That violence can never be moral is one of the many idiocies that almost all Europeans have been raised to believe»

-Dennis Prager.

«PEOPLE IN UNIFORM ALWAYS LOOK SO GREAT»


ANDY WARHOL AND THE AVANT-GARDE: RUN! FAGS ARE TAKING OVER!

«Avant-garde artist Andy Warhol has led experimentation with his homosexual movies
-and discovered gold in their lavender frills at the B.O.

-Confidential magazine
 Feb 1968 p.12


«POP ART IS FOR EVERYONE»

«Il n'y a rien de pire que les cinéastes qui filment un monde populaire comme s'ils allaient
en safari dans la jungle».

-Xavier Dolan.

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


DEFINITION DE CE QUI EST UN ART RÉVOLUTIONNAIRE ACTUELLEMENT

De l'art ou l'oeuvre elle-même est plus importante que la théorie qui l'entoure...

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE JENNIFER ANISTON AND ANGELINA JOLIE WILL BE THE STARS OF THE FAMOUS LESBIAN KISS FOR THE REMAKE OF «THE HUNGER»

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«I NEVER READ, I JUST LOOK AT PICTURES»


AMERICAN MOVIES

«I like American films best, I think they're so great, they're so clear, they're so true, their surfaces are great. I like what they have to say: they don't really have much to say, that's why they're so good. I feel the less something has to say the more perfect it is».

Andy Warhol
The East Village Other
November 1 1966.

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: FASHION MAG: HOW TO MINIMIZE YOUR EXPRESSION WRINKLES WHEN FALLING DOWN THE RUNWAY

«I LIKE EVERYBODY'S ART»


Tuesday, August 19, 2014

PHILOSPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: THE FIRST DECADE

How will historians remember the first decade of the 21st century in the US? People elected the son of an ex president and admired an hotel empire heiress as their biggest celebrity. Until they woke up late and realized the American dream is about meritocracy not plutocracy.

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: JEWISH MAG: IS RON PERELMAN SUING GAGOSIAN AND MUGRABI GOOD FOR THE JEWS?

«A BOY IS BUTCH IF HE WEIGHS OVER 170 AND HE'S AN ALL AMERICAN FOOTBALL TYPE, A SPILLING-OUT MASCULINE MAN».


WHEN ADVERTISING WAS FUN AND UNPOLITICALLY CORRECT

«WHITES CAN WEAR DON ROBBIE CLOTHING BUT IT'S BETTER IF YOU'RE LATINx.

-Interview magazine
 February 1975 p.6

Monday, August 18, 2014

«ART IS A SPIRITUAL QUEST» -CAMILLE PAGLIA

«A need to worship something is part of human nature».

Bob Colacello on Warhol's painting of stars and celebrities.

YOUTH WITHOUT COCKINESS IS NO YOUTH AT ALL


POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE «CARDBOARD BOXES ART» BY HOMELESS PEOPLE WILL BE SOLD AS «NEO ARTE POVERA» AT SOTHEBY'S

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LA FIN DES «ISME» ? AU CONTRAIRE.

À ne regarder que le monde de l'art qui semble incapable de s'extirper d'une conception post -pop de celui-ci, et ce depuis maintenant près de 40 ans, on pourrait croire que la fin des «isme» est belle et bien consacrée. Certes, derrière nous le dadaïsme, le surréalisme, l'expressionnisme abstrait, ou le minimalisme. Mais rebienvenue au judaïsme et à l'islamisme. Le second copiant désormais le premier en devenant une identité à géométrie variable se réclamant tel le judaïsme, tantôt du religieux, tantôt du culturel, de l'historique ou encore de l'ethnique. Avec une différence fondamentale toutefois. Alors que le judaïsme englobe 17 millions d'individus à travers le monde, l'islam compte près de 1,5 milliards de fidèles.

«CHURCH IS A FUN PLACE TO GO»


THE ONLINE DATING GAME

Men lie about their height, women about their age and both lie about their weight.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

«I WANT TO BE MATISSE»

Matisse was leading a movement of artists dubbed Les Fauves —“the Wild Beasts”— but he didn’t look the part of a radical. A Frenchman from the north, he wore three-piece suits and had a trimmed reddish beard. His friends called him “the professor.” “Tell the American people that I am a normal man,” he told the New York Times in 1912, “that I am a devoted husband and father, that I have three fine children, that I go to the theater, ride horseback, have a comfortable home, a fine garden that I love, flowers, etc., just like any man.”

-Salon
 August 17 2014

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


«PERSONNE N'EN VEUT, C'EST LE TEMPS D'ACHETER»

«Andy était obsédé par l'argent. Mais il achetait, achetait. Il disait: «Allons faire du shopping. Nous allions surtout chiner du mobilier art déco à une époque ou personne encore ne s'y intéressait».

Clara Saint.
Warhol TV.

PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: THE REAL TABOO

Gays in the military was never a real taboo. The intellectual laziness and abyssal stupidity of most gay men is...

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


GAY/ STRAIGHT MARKETING FOR THE EARLY 21st CENTURY

3-Stripe socks: gay

Ankle socks : straight

Saturday, August 16, 2014

IMAGINARY DIARIES OF A POP ARTIST

August 16 2014

-Gee, Leon Black just bought Artspace.com. I guess they really shop online on Park Avenue
too. That's great. Thats how I buy my wigs now. And oh, Rachel told me Pedro Almodovar can't forget about an Oscar in the future since he signed that letter saying the Palestinian lived in an open prison. Oh, I don't understand. Do they still buy Banksy in Hollywood?

«I LIKE EVERYBODY'S ART»


WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

«Anything becomes interesting if you look at it long enough.»

-Gustave Flaubert

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE AN IMAM WILL NAME JACQUES ATTALI «HONORARY MUSLIM»

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


POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE A NEW REALITY TV SHOW WILL BE CALLED «FAKING ORGASM LIKE A STAR» WITH TOP HOLLYWOOD ACTRESSES AS JUDGES

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À LA WARHOL

«Un égoïste c'est quelqu'un qui ne pense pas à moi»

-Egoïste magazine motto

Friday, August 15, 2014

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


WOMAN IN REVOLT

«I've only slept with men I've been married to. How many women can make that claim?»

-Elizabeth Taylor

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE FASHION DESIGNER WILL CREATE SEE-THROUGH BURKINI

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Thursday, August 14, 2014

«I LIKE EVERYBODY'S ART»


ARTHUR DANTO ON WARHOL


«What makes him an American icon is that his subject matter is always something that the ordinary American understands: everything, or nearly everything he made art out of came straight out of the daily lives of very ordinary Americans. . . . The tastes and values of ordinary persons all at once were inseparable from advanced art.”

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

LE JEU DES MOTS

On dit souvent maintenant qu'alors que le nombre de collectionneurs était de quelques 500 000 personnes après la deuxième guerre mondiale, le nombre serait aujourd'hui de quelques 70 millions dans le monde. Or bien sur il faut comprendre ici le sens large de cette catégorie qui regroupe autant les collectionneurs, les amateurs ou encore les consommateurs de l'art. Tabou oblige, personne ne réfère encore ouvertement aux «art flipper" qui constituent pourtant eux aussi une bonne part de ce nombre grandissant d'amateurs d'art.

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

Lauren Bacall died at 89.

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


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»

THE DECLINE OF OLD HOLLYWOOD GLAMOUR AND MAGIC

«When fans know you for more than three or four times, the magic is gone»

-Andy Warhol
Interview magazine
January 1980

«A BOY IS BUTCH IF HE WEIGHS OVER 170 AND HE'S AN ALL AMERICAN FOOTBALL TYPE, A SPILLING-OUT MASCULINE MAN».


POST WARHOL PREDICTION: WOMAN MAG:IS THIS NEW COLLEAGUE LOOKING YOUNGER THAN YOU? HOW TO CORNER THAT BITCH UNDER A NEON LIGHT AT THE NEXT OFFICE PARTY

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AMERICAN DREAM

«Everything I have, my career, my success, my family, I owe to America.» 

-Arnold Schwarzenegger

Monday, August 11, 2014

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


POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE DAMIEN HIRST AND JEFF KOONS WILL BE ASKED TO DO UPCOMING PLAYBOY MAGAZINE COVERS

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MADONNA ET L'INFLUENCE DE KEITH HARING


Quel est le secret de la durée de Madonna au sommet depuis plus de 20 ans? On a remarqué déja dans son cas une meilleure compréhension de l'importance de l'image photographique que nombre de jeunes chanteuses telles Britney, Shakira ou compagnie. Or ces images rappelant le glamour Hollywoodien d'antan que Madonna a su au fil des ans cultiver sont absolument nécessaires à la construction d'un mythe durable. Mais surtout ce que cela nous dit c'est que cet élément pointe directement vers ses débuts et sa proximité d'avec le monde de l'art du New York du début des années 1980 et tous les jeunes artistes gravitant autour d'Andy Warhol. Avec ce tout cela suppose de leçons apprises en regard des notions de rupture, d'avant-garde, de deuxième degré ou de réappropriation.

À cette époque Madonna eut un moment une relation avec le peintre Jean Michel Basquiat. Mais c'est surtout son amité avec un autre peintre Keith Haring qui allait s'avérer déterminante. De cette amité avec Haring elle dira plus tard." Nous étions comme deux oiseaux rares dans un même environnement... J'ai toujours apprécié le travail de Keith parce qu'il y a beaucoup d'ironie dans son travail jumulé à forte conscience du monde comme il y a beaucoup d'ironie dans le mien". Sans aucun doute l'admiration était mutuelle. Lorsqu'elle épousa Sean Penn en 1985 Madonna recu entre autre comme cadeau une oeuvre collaboration de Keith Haring et Andy Warhol. Un cadeau qui il va s'en dire a passablement gagné en valeur depuis...

Haring devait mourir du sida à 31 ans en 1990 après avoir laissé une quantité impressionnante d'oeuvres derrière lui. Quant à Madonna on connaît la suite. Aujoud'hui encore on retrouve plusieurs similitudes. En effet tous deux ont parfaitement maitriser l'art de jouer sur plusieurs tableaux en même temps. Haring issu du tout début de la culture Hip Hop dessinait des graffitis dans le métro New Yorkais, se passionnait pour le break dancing, préférait dessiner pour les enfants que s'ennuyer lors de dîners donnés en son honneur et aspirait à être pris au sérieux par le monde de l'art et des galleries lequel mis un certain temps à le faire. Le critique d'art Robert Hughes le qualifia même à un certain moment de simple «décorateur disco». Madonna elle fut taxée à ses débuts ne ne faire que du «Bubble Gum pop» même si déja elle aspirait à une carrière artistique d'importance et n'a jamais caché son ambition démesurée. Aujourd'hui sa façon de jouer sur plusieurs tableaux fait d'elle tantôt l'adepte de la Kabbale qui se rebaptise Esther, tantôt celle qui s'adonne au revival disco voire celle qui lorgne du côté du «statement» aristocratique Britannique.

Au fil des an Haring et Madonna ont fait abondamment usage des thémes et imageries sexuelles dans leurs oeuvres. Pour un Haring a toujours dit que la seule pulsion qu'il ressentait plus fortement que l'art était celle de la sexualité. L'imagerie sexuelle dans son oeuvre est parfois débordante de joie et d'énergie ou alors fortement marqué de l'ombre du SIDA qui battait alors son plein. De son côté bien qu'elle prenne aujourd'hui ses distances avec un certain passé, la Material Girl des débuts faisait amplement de même. Il y a eu un obscur film xxx intitulé «Un certain Sacrifice". Puis les photos nues prises en 1977 que Playboy et Penthouse publièrent en 1985. Se succèdèrent le livre «Sex» en 1992 puis nombre de vidéos ou provocation, sexualité et religion se mêlaient allègrement, le tout cuminant avec le Jésus noir de «Like a Prayer».

Tous deux également ont partagé un intérêt commun pour les hommes noirs et latinos. Une relation marquante de Keith Haring fut celle qu'il eut avec le DJ Juan Dubose. Pour Madonna on pense bien sur à Carlos Leon ex- entraîneur personnel et compagnon et aujourd'hui père de sa fille Lourdes. Aujourd'hui Keith Haring ( à qui Madonna dédiait un de ses spectacles dans le film True or Dare) demeure une influence importante. Mais il y en a une autre à ne pas négliger. Comme bon nombre des grosses pointures à Hollywood tel Jack Nicholson, Madonna est une grande adepte des oeuvres de Tamara De Lempicka. Or cette peintre fille d'aristocrates russes était résolument d'avant son temps et sa réputation d'aventurière sexuelle de même que ses oeuvres art déco d'une forte sensualité contribuèrent à faire d'elle une figure controversée de l'art de la première moitié du vingtième siécle. Au fil du temps son oeuvre a traversé diverses périodes d'oubli et de redécouverte l'une d' elle étant l'usage que Madonna fit de ses oeuvres à l'intérieur de certains de ses vidéos. (Son spectacle Cio Italia en 1987 s'ouvrait sur «Open Your Heart» et une oeuvre de Lempicka)

Depuis ses débuts Madonna a toujours flirté de près ou de loin avec le monde de l'art. Tout comme elle n'a jamais caché son admiration pour nombre d'artistes. Dans son cas ce qui est intéressant est qu'elle a su en retour se gagner l'admiration de bon nombre d''artistes dit «sérieux» généralement peu enclins aux accolades envers ce qui est issu de la culture pop. Pour un le grand peintre mexicain Alberto Gironella empruntant à la métaphore surréaliste la qualifiait de «beauté convulsive» allant même jusqu'à dire qu'elle était la dernière des surréalistes. En plus bien sur d'en faire le portrait.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

THE WARHOL ATTITUDE: SO BAD IT'S GOOD


HOLLYWOOD: LADIES WHO LUNCH

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


-Andy Warhol
America

LADY GAGA AND THE ART WORLD

The movement known as pop art began in Britain in the mid-50s, but was taken to the heart of New York's art scene by artists such as Roy Lichtenstein and Warhol, who wanted to steer culture away from its association with elite groups. Irony and kitsch became central elements, as did highlighting the methods by which art was being reproduced for the masses. As a well-heeled Manhattan student, the young Gaga's thesis was on the art of Damien Hirst and the New York-based photographer Spencer Tunick. This weekend Tunick said that he approved of the singer's use of her "phenomenal success". "Any time there is a new perception within the mass culture, there is growth and enlightenment. Whether it's through museums, mass media and, in Lady Gaga's case, music, the inclusion of depth and art into a viral expressive mass outlet like pop music is invaluable in the expansion of new ideas. Hats off to Lady Gaga."

The Guardian
August 18 2013

Saturday, August 09, 2014

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WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

«What most persons consider as virtue, after the age of 40 is simply a loss of energy.»

-Voltaire

OUR COLLECTIVE OBSESSION WITH THE «NOW» ONLY.

«It's exactly the same story with news about people, especially famous people. There's always a little bit of sad story: the hard, brutal struggle to the top. There's a tiny bit about hopes for the future, where the celebrity talks about the wonderful things they're going to try to do next. But the real news, the big thing, whether it's in the magazines or the newspapers or on TV is the NOW: what they're doing right now, where they live right now , who they love right now. And as soon as their now gets summed up we move immediately on to another person...and another now».

Andy Warhol.
America.

YOUTH IS MADE TO BE COCKY AND SHOW OFF


POST WARHOL PREDICTION: JEWISH MAG: ARE CHINESE BILLIONAIRES BUYING MONET, RENOIR AND PICASSO GOOD FOR THE JEWS?

«I LIKE TO WORK WHEN I'M NOT WORKING»

«His seven days-a week work ethic was part of his working class Eastern European background and it was contagious- everyone around him adopted to it» said the photographer Christopher Makos. Andy used to paint from three in the afternnon until seven in the evening every day even on Christmas Eve»

Warhol
Victor Bockris

«POP ART IS FOR EVERYONE»


DE LA CRITIQUE D'ART

Warhol fut qualifié en son temps de pape de l'art Pop comme André Breton avait auparavant été affublé de titre de pape du surréalisme. Aujourd'hui John Waters est surnommé The Pope of Trash et Jeff Koons est qualifié de pape du kitsch pornographique. Comme quoi de nos jours la publicité à connotation religieuse demeure la meilleure...

«I THINK THE YOUTH OF TODAY ARE TERRIFIC»

"I have a daughter and she's 3 so I'm beginning to develop more protective instincts concerning her chastity and so forth, but on the other hand I do feel like kids today are incredibly smart," Wainwright said. "They have a sensibility that is about survival and lasting. Growing up with this amount of negative energy about the environment and politics and pornography or whatever, you've got to be really smart to survive. I'm into challenges and these kids are being challenged."


-Rufus Wainwright

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