Saturday, January 31, 2015

THE BEAUTY OBSESSION

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

-The philosophy of Andy Warhol

«BEAUTY IS A SIGN OF INTELLIGENCE»


YOKO ONO

«Oh, I ran into a boy whose job is to go shopping for John and Yoko Ono, to buy them clothes and things. I asked him if they'd ever made him bring anything back and he said just once. I asked him if they'd ever wore any of the clothes they bought since they don't go out, and he said; «They're going to make a comeback. They've been wearing them to the studio.»

The Andy Warhol Diaries
Oct 21 1980

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

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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

«I JUST THINK ENTERTAINMENT IS THE BEST MESSAGE»


«I LIKE MONEY ON THE WALL»

Artnet’s annual auction sales report is out for 2014. Here’s the lowdown: The global auction market ascended to $16.1 billion, making 2014 the third year in a row that the value of fine art has increased. The market grew over 12 percent in 2014, as compared to 2013. The United States, mainland China, and the United Kingdom led the pack, though China experienced a decrease in growth compared to 2013. Unsurprisingly, Sotheby’s and Christie’s New York came out on top for auction houses, accounting for over 40 percent of global fourth quarter sales. Artists who ranked highest in market value were Andy Warhol and Pablo Picasso, bringing in $1.1 billion. Living artists who performed at the highest value were Gerhard Richter ($294 million), Jeff Koons ($170 million), and Christopher Wool ($100 million). No female artists placed in the top 40 spots of the year-end ranking, though Georgia O’Keeffe ranked 41st. 

-Art Daily.

Monday, January 26, 2015

«I WANT MORE FAME»


Want to know which artists have been trending this year? Collectors, dealers, and art neophytes alike comb our virtual pages for artist information. So who were they all most curious about in 2014? Some of the top searches have crept in from left field, but the top spots go toWarholPicasso, and Banksy, oh my!
Those biggies along with Lichtenstein have secured the top four places a second year running. The artists that got bumped off of last year's list?Alexander CalderVik Muniz and Jean-Michel Basquiat all failed to inspire the artnet search engine in 2014. Underdog Keith Haring leaps to the front lines at number five.
www.artnet.com

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


POST WARHOL PREDICTION: JEWISH MAG: IS REVENGE PORN GOOD FOR THE JEWS?

«I JUST THINK ENTERTAINMENT IS THE BEST MESSAGE»

«I like to make people happy. That's what's great about show business. It's escapism. You pay your five bucks to get in and sit there and you're in another world. Forget about the problems of the world. It's wonderful. It's entertaining. It's magic»

-Michael Jackson
 Interview magazine
 October 1982 p.32

Sunday, January 25, 2015

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


WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

«People say I use my billboard technique to make art. Baloney! I used my art technique to paint billboards.»

-James Rosenquist

Friday, January 23, 2015

PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: RIDICULE

SVP, vite mettez fin à cette tendance ridicule à affubler des commerces de noms tels «bar à ongles», «bar à savon» etc. C'est franchement insupportable.

«SHOPPING IS MORE AMERICAN THAN THINKING»


GAY LIFE

If you no longer can attract people in their twenties and thirties and you are gay, it's time to move on to a sexless stable relationship. Being single is now irrelevant for you.

PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: PAUVRETÉ

Ce n'est pas la pauvreté qui est agressante. Ce sont les pauvres.

«MORE THAN ANYTHING PEOPLE JUST WANT STARS»


WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

«I like the idea of craziness with discipline».

-Karl Lagerfeld.

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE ISLAMIC STATE AND BOKO HARAM WILL INVEST HEAVILY INTO THE ART MARKET

YOUTH WITHOUT COCKINESS IS NO YOUTH AT ALL


«I JUST READ EVERYTHING»


While the SEC regulates stock trading and all vigilant eyes are on Wall Street to spot potential abuses, Nouriel Roubini spoke at the Economic Forum at Davos about the corruption that surrounds the art market, and advocated for increased regulation, as reported by artnews.com.Nouriel Roubini who has worked at the World Bank, the Bank of Israel and the IMF, is currently an economist at NYU’s Stern School and an art collector himself, said the problems with the art market are rife and self-regulation is required if the industry wants to avoid external scrutiny and rules. “Whether we like it or not,” Roubini said, “art is used for tax avoidance and evasion. It can be used for money laundering. You can buy something for half a million, not show a passport, ship it. Plenty of people are using it for laundering … While art looks as if it is all about beauty, as a business, it is full of shady stuff. We should correct it or it will be undermined over time.”
-Jewish Business News
 Jan 23 2015

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

«Papa, I'm going to be famous»

-Jean Michel Basquiat

Thursday, January 22, 2015

«I ALWAYS THOUGHT COWBOYS LOOKED LIKE HUSTLERS. THAT'S NICE»


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

Iwona Blazwick is talking about the first time she saw a piece of work byDamien Hirst. Blazwick was a young curator at the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) in London and Hirst, a student at the time, had submitted one of his now-famous medicine cabinets to an open competition. “It was the fact that it was so squeaky clean, so brand new, so exquisitely realised,” she says. “The drugs inside it were also very particular. It was just extraordinary.” She pauses, then says, “Do you know, I could have bought it for a thousand quid – but I didn’t have a thousand quid! Even then, Damien was very specific about his prices.” With this she throws her head back and laughs.

-The Telegraph
 Jan 18 2015

PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: MARKETING

The best way to sell things to people is not by telling them they should have it. It's by telling them they should have what other people won't.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

YOUTH IS MADE TO BE COCKY AND SHOW OFF


POST WARHOL PREDICTION:IN THE FUTURE GAYS & LESBIANS WILL BE THE TWO WORST POLITICAL ENNEMIES

PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: CULTURE

Gay culture is now the new dumbing down culture.

Monday, January 19, 2015

«I BELIEVE MEDIA IS ART»


«I JUST READ EVERYTHING»

«If you are an artist and you don’t recognize the name of Moses then the West is dead. It’s over. It has committed suicide.”

-Camille Paglia. 

PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: FRANCE

Jean Cocteau disait que c'est l'Orient qui aurait du nous envoyer des missionnaires. Et bien c'est le cas aujourd'hui. Et on voit le résultat....

«I LIKE EVERYBODY'S ART» ( SCULPTURE BY PETER ANTON)


«ATHLETES ARE GOING TO BE THE NEW MEDIA STARS»

Damien Hirst and Takashi Murakami created portraits of Lionel Messi for charity.


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

On January 22, Phillips will offer Keith Haring’s Totem (1988) as part of its Evening Sale in London. The American artist, best known for his line-based graphic expressions, initially set out to study commercial art in Pittsburgh, but soon moved to New York, where he found his niche in an emerging scene that included artists like Jean-Michel Basquiat and Kenny Scharf.

“The drawings I do have very little to do with classical, post-renaissance drawings, where you try to imitate life or make it appear to be lifelike,” Haring said. “My drawings don’t try to imitate life; they try to create life, to invent life.” This particular work is number 7/35 of Haring’s series of carved plywood totems painted with colored enamel. On the reverse is a plaque that contains Haring’s signature, the date “88,” and the edition written in black felt-tip pen.
Totem by Keith Haring, 1988, 22" h. x 72" w.; Phillips, London, January 22; estimate $107,000 to $152,000. phillips.com

Sunday, January 18, 2015

«MY FAVORITE THING TO BUY IS UNDERWEAR»


WARHOL ET LA NOTION D'INNOCENCE

«Warhol a réalisé un grand rêve moderniste, mais pas celui qu'on lui attribue communément. Il n'a pas vécu le rêve moderniste d'une super-inteligence narquoise gambadant dans les pâturages de la culture de masse,  mais le rêve déjà plus ancien d'un art façonné avec l'innocence absolue et sns préméditation d'un enfant. Le sillage de malheur, de souffrance et de mort qu'Andy Warhol a laissé derrière lui nous rappelle que, dans l'art comme dans la vie, l'innocence ne suffit pas».

-Adam Gopnik
 Egoïste magazine
 Numéro 10 p. 81


Saturday, January 17, 2015

ANDY WARHOL ABOUT INTERVIEWERS

-Do you think interviewers

a) make stars more popular
b) disturb people
c) not worse than anything else

«help bring home the bacon».

-Andy Warhol
 Facade magazine
 numéro 4
 1977 p. 7

YOUTH IS MADE TO BE COCKY AND SHOW OFF


«I LIKE MONEY ON THE WALL»

When sightings of Leonardo DiCaprio and Miley Cyrus (dressed as deranged vagabonds) at Art Basel in Miami cause a stir, one wonders what remains of the art world. Indeed it is tempting to think that the art world has been swallowed by the combined marketing and publicity machines of Hollywood and the fashion and music industries. Art is an accessory to wealth and stardom. Park that Koons next to the Bentley in the garage, please.

-Artnet News
 Dec 15 2014

YVES SAINT-LAURENT

«I find it dreadful when a man of a certain age tries to dress like the young. Older people cannot dress like the young even if it is in fashion...an older man in a blouson and Addidas-NO!

-Yves Saint-Laurent
 Dream magazine
 March 1992 p.48

Friday, January 16, 2015

«I BELIEVE IN TELEVISION. IT'S GOING TO TAKEOVER FROM THE MOVIES»


POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE INTERNATIONAL CITIES WILL ASK VISUAL ARTISTS TO CREATE UNIQUE TRAFFIC LIGHTS

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Thursday, January 15, 2015

«I JUST READ EVERYTHING»

Porn is being made and watched in the Middle East, and millions more are watching it around the planet. In fact, some of the world’s top porn consumers come out of the Middle East. According to data released by Google, six of the top eight porn-searching countries are Muslim states. Pakistan tops the list at number one, followed by Egypt at number two. Iran, Morocco, Saudi Arabia and Turkey come in at numbers four, five, seven and eight, respectively. Pakistan leads the way in porn searches for animals like pigs, donkeys, dogs, cats and snakes.

-Salon
 jan 15 2015

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

«I NEVER READ I JUST LOOK AT PICTURES»


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

292 Lafayette Street is a legendary address in New York City. It was formerly the site of graffiti artist Keith Haring’s store, the Pop Shop. Haring took Andy Warhol’s commercialization of his art to the next level by turning his drawings into various items, from key chains to pillows. Today the address belongs to Doug Abraham’s Bess NYC, which is updating that tradition in a totally new way: It has found an unusual path to success in the fashion world through the creative use of studs on clothing—including army jackets, flannel tees, and more. Now the shop has morphed into an art gallery as well, with Abraham selling his appropriated art combining anything, from commercial advertising to porn and everything in between. It has become a cult favorite on Instagram, and some of the works are available for sale at the store. A modern version of Pop art if ever there was one.

www.style.com

MAKING PEOPLE HAPPY

«It's entertainment trying to make people happy. And that's hard. I mean to make really good entertainment for everybody».

-Andy Warhol
 Interview magazine
 March 1979 p.47

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

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


POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE THE PACE OF CHANGE IN US STYLE CAPITALISM WILL BE DIRECTLY PROPORTIONAL TO THE PACE OF CHINA ECONOMIC RISE

Monday, January 12, 2015

«MORE THAN ANYTHING PEOPLE JUST WANT STARS»


GAY VS STRAIGHT EXPLAINED

«Japanese food is very gay and then Mexican food is wildly straight».

Simon Donan.

KARL LAGERFELD À PROPOS D'ANDY WARHOL

Il a été un illustrateur moyen. Antonio avait beaucoup plus de talent».

Sunday, January 11, 2015

«I JUST THINK ENTERTAINMENT IS THE BEST MESSAGE»


WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

«There are no rules about investment. Sharks can be good. Artist’s dung can be good. Oil on canvas can be good. There’s a squad of conservators out there to look after anything an artist decides is art.»

-Charles Saatchi

Saturday, January 10, 2015

PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: RELIGION

Quand va t-on comprendre que pour combattre la fanatisme et le terrorisme religieux il faut aussi s'attaquer au refus de la confrontation théologique obligatoire. Quand il sera trop tard?

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


«LIKE THAT»

«In the sixties, I was invited to Truman Capote's Masked Ball in the Grand Ballroom of the Plaza Hotel....I was totally intimidated. I'd had never seen such a herd of celebrities before in my life. Katherine Graham, John Kenneth Galbraith, Phillip Roth, David Merrick, Oscar de la Renta, David O.
Selznick, Norman Mailer, Henry Ford, Tallulah Bankhead, Rose Kennedy and as Suzy Knickbocker would say «like that».

-Andy Warhol
 America p.86

Friday, January 09, 2015

«I JUST READ EVERYTHING»

“the escalating instability not just in Egypt but throughout the Mideast is very ominous. There is a clash of cultures brewing in the world that may take a century or more to resolve — and there is no guarantee that the secular West will win.”

-Camille Paglia.

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

...


THE TRUTH IS A PARADOX

«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

PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: WAR

Maintenant 14 ans depuis le 11 septembre. Et certaines personnes n'ont toujours pas compris que l'islam fondamentaliste a déclaré la guerre partout où il est présent dans le monde?...

Monday, January 05, 2015

ANDY WARHOL ON PRO WRESTLERS: «WHAT REAL GYMNASTS THEY ARE»


«I JUST READ EVERYTHING»


Pour l'heure, l'e-commerce d'art est un simple complément des galeries classiques. Mais les ventes en ligne égalent déjà la part des ventes aux enchères à l'échelle mondiale (5 %). Et selon l'Hiscox Online Art Trade Report (2014), le marché de l'art mondial en ligne serait le nouveau terrain à investir : il représente aujourd'hui 1,57 milliard de dollars et est estimé à 3,76 milliards de dollars à l'horizon 2018. DMême « Sotheby's et Christie's misent sur l'eldorado des ventes en ligne », relève Le Monde (16/07/2014). Sotheby's vient d'ailleurs de faire alliance avec Ebay, tandis qu'Amazon a investi ce marché en 2013...
Cette mondialisation des marchés, qu'accélère Internet, conduit-elle à la standardisation des œuvres proposées? On serait tenté de le croire, au vu de la plupart des œuvres dites d'art contemporain, qui semblent toutes puiser leur inspiration aux mêmes sources. Avec l'art moderne d'après-guerre, l'art contemporain est déjà le segment le plus rentable, représentant 44 % du volume des ventes dans le monde (46 % en valeur). Loin devant les impressionnistes et postimpressionnistes (13 % du marché global) et les Maîtres Anciens (10 % en volume, 7 % en valeur).

-Huffington Post

«I WANT MORE FAME»

«The thing is, if you're a celebrity yourself, everybody expects you to know all the great people, and you don't want to let them down. I've met 80% of the people you'd think I've met, and the other 20% i'm dying to meet».

-Andy Warhol
 America p.63.

Sunday, January 04, 2015

WARHOL VS SOLANAS: EVERYTHING LESBIAN FEMINIST ARE FIGHTING FOR, GAY MEN ARE HAPPILY DESTROYING IT!


PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: DECLINE OF THE HUMANITIES

Forty years of being condescending towards the general public mixed with publish or perish deconstruction trash. And we claim to be surprised of the ever growing humanities decline in colleges year after year? Fucking unbelievable!

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

Valentino’s partner, Giancarlo Giammetti, posted a picture of the kids at the time with the caption, “Don’t touch the sheep!!”Last year, the superstar’s son Rocco break-danced at the intimate bash for about 60 guests, while her younger kids, David and Mercy, played on Valentino’s collection of pricey Claude Lalanne sheep sculptures. Perfectly plucked eyebrows in Gstaad, Switzerland, were raised when fashion designer Valentino didn’t throw his annual New Year’s Eve party at his chic chalet, Gifferhorn, and sources said it was because of a “tiff” with Madonna over last year’s bash.
“Valentino’s party last year had a ‘no kids’ rule,” sniffed a Gstaad source. “But Madonna brought all her kids anyway, and it screwed up the seating for the party.”

www.pagesix.com

Friday, January 02, 2015

WARHOL & REAGAN: CE QUE TOUT JOURNALISTE FRANÇAIS DEVRAIT ÉCOUTER POUR POSER DES QUESTIONS MOINS STUPIDES À ERIC ZEMMOUR...


WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

«A girl can wait for the right man to come along but in the meantime that still doesn't mean she can't have a wonderful time with all the wrong ones. »

-Cher

Thursday, January 01, 2015

«ANDY THOUGHT A LOT ABOUT JEWS» -BOB COLACELLO


It takes something less than an advanced Sabermetrician to confirm that, yes, Jews are underrepresented at the highest echelon of major professional athletics. Sports broadcasters? We can do that. Sports agents? In abundance. Sports commissioners? Currently the men atop three of the “Big Four” leagues are Jewish. Owners? Absolutely: During my youth in the Midwest, the owners of the five nearest NBA franchises had the surnames Simon, Gilbert, Davidson, Reinsdorf, and Kohl.
Players? Not so much.

-Tablet magazine
 March 13 2014

«I NEVER READ I JUST LOOK AT AT PICTURES»


«I JUST READ EVERYTHING»

«I succeeded by saying what everyone else is thinking.»

-Joan Rivers

PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: ARGENT

L'argent ne fait pas le bonheur. Mais il adoucit le malheur...

BONNE ANNÉE 2015!


PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: AMERICA

A black football quarterback is like a white 100 meters sprinter. Boring and not the real America.

POST WARHOL PREDICTION:IN THE FUTURE TOMBSTONE WILL READ: PERSONAL FORTUNE AT THE MOMENT OF DEATH: 100 MILLIONS

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