Saturday, February 28, 2015

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

«Ma religion c'est l'amour. Si je n'avais pas chanté, sans doute j'aurais été bonne soeur ou putain».

-Barbara

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


«ART IS WHAT YOU CAN GET AWAY WITH IT»

Damien Hirst à la St-Valentin, and Jeff Koons called the biggest «art star». Don't you love this new age of colossal vulgarity of the art world? Time to buy surrealist art from the 1930's....

«I LIKE MONEY ON THE WALL»

More than 2,000 works sold for more than $1 million in 2014, compared with about 460 such sales in 2004, according to data from Artnet.

Friday, February 27, 2015

«I LIKE EVERYBODY'S ART»


ETHICAL ARTIST

Dans les années 1990 la critique d'art Barbara Rose disait de Robert Rauschenberg qu'il était probablement le dernier des grands «ethical artist». Avec le recul, force est de constater qu'elle avait oublié Keith Haring.

«I'M A GOOD CATHOLIC»

«ITALIAN  CATHOLICISM REMAINS MY DEEPEST IDENTITY—IN THE SAME WAY THAT MANY SECULAR JEWS FEEL A STRONG CULTURAL BOND WITH JUDAISM».


-Camille Paglia

YOUTH WITHOUT COCKINESS IS NO YOUTH AT ALL


«I JUST READ EVERYTHING»

1382: the word »sex» was coined in a translation of the roman bible.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

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

«Je fais ce métier pour être aimé à travers mes films»

-Xavier Dolan.

«I JUST READ EVERYTHING»

«Ce qui ne rate jamais avec moi, même à mon âge, c'est l'irruption brutale de la sexualité dans la vie ordinaire. Dans un lieu, ou une situation qui n'est pas prévue pour ça. Je trouve ça invariablement excitant».

-Michel Houellebecq
 Beaux-Arts magazine
Août 2007 p.42

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


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


The New York Times reports that Venus Over Manhattan, the popular Upper East Side gallery run by Adam Lindemann, is opening a Los Angeles branch.
The aptly named Venus Over Los Angeles is set to throw open its doors on April 18 with a show of new work by artist-of-the-moment Dan Colen, including a set of sculptures inspired by the open road. Lindemann also has Dan McCarthy and Elaine Cameron-Weir solo shows on the calendar for this year.
In typical L.A. fashion, the space measures 15,000 square feet, which Lindemann says makes it "a great space for huge sculpture [and] huge paintings."

Friday, February 20, 2015

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

«We are so accustomed to disguise ourselves to others that in the end we become disguised to ourselves.»

-Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Thursday, February 19, 2015

«I JUST THINK ENTERTAINMENT IS THE BEST MESSAGE»


POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE IMMORTALITY WILL MAKE OBSOLETE THE IDEA OF MONOGAMOUS RELATIONSHIP

Copyright by IVAN

«ART IS WHAT YOU CAN GET AWAY WITH»

 Our Favorite Art Essay of 2014: Jed Perl's Savaging of Jeff Koons in which the critic savages the artist's Whitney Museum retrospective. It is about time somebody called Koons out for what he is–a circus showman peddling over-blown, over-priced tourist souvenirs.

-Artnet News

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

YOUTH WITHOUT COCKINESS IS NO YOUTH AT ALL


WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

«I am a star because I have always felt so alienated and I project this feeling to others.»

-Candy Darling

Monday, February 16, 2015

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

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


JEAN MICHEL BASQUIAT

«I was a really lousy artist as a kid. Too abstract expressionist: or I'd draw a big ram's head, really messy. I'd never win painting contests. I remember losing to a guy who did a perfect Spiderman».

Jean Michel Basquiat
Interview magazine
January 1983

HOW TO GET AWAY FROM PEOPLE

Got up and passed out Interviews, now I carry a lot more with me. I leave them in cabs. And it's so easy to get away from people in the street when they stop you if you give them an Interview. They think they're getting something, a drawing or something.

-The Andy Warhol Diaries
August 15 1980.

«I HAVE SOCIAL DISEASE, I HAVE TO GO OUT EVERY NIGHT»


POST WARHOL PREDICTION: WOMAN MAG: HOW TO MINIMIZE YOUR EXPRESSION LINES WHEN YOUR CAR GOES OFF THE BRIDGE!

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«I LIKE MONEY ON THE WALL»


In “Big Bucks: The Explosion of the Art Market in the 21st Century” Georgina Adam describes how today’s contemporary art boom is reshaping the business of art. Much of what goes on in the global market, worth 47 billion euros ($65 billion) in 2013 according to the European Fine Art Foundation, is not new – from the sky-high prices paid by super-wealthy collectors to market manipulation. What has changed is its global scale.
Auction houses Sotheby’s and Christie’s combined sold over $1 billion of art at their November contemporary sales alone. The genre is sizzling, growing 564 percent in value between 2004 and 2012, according to Adam. Francis Outred, head of contemporary art at Christie’s, told the author that he expects to see a work of art sell for $1 billion in his lifetime.

-Reuters

Sunday, February 15, 2015

«THEY ALWAYS HAD GREAT GIRL MODELS BUT NOW THE BOY MODELS ARE JUST AS GOOD“


WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

“Win or lose, we go shopping after the election.”

-Imelda Marcos

Saturday, February 14, 2015

LEO CASTELLI AND EARLY POP ART

Castelli didn't open his own gallery — actually, a converted bedroom in his Upper East Side apartment — until 1957, and it was another year before he made his biggest splash, the first solo exhibition of a promising Southerner not yet 30: Jasper Johns. Castelli had seen his work in a group show at New York's pioneering Jewish Museum, but the "discovery" came only when Castelli was taking a studio tour of another young Southerner who'd also shown in the museum's exhibition: Rauschenberg. The two artists (neither Jewish) were neighbors and shared a fridge. When Castelli wanted ice in his drink, there was Johns, surrounded by his painted flags and targets and alphabets. Castelli signed them both.

L.A Times
May 23 2010

«I LIKE EVERYBODY'S ART»


HENRY GELDZAHLER ON ANDY WARHOL

«When I met Andy in 1960, he had just come back from a trip round the world. What did you like best I asked. «Oh, he said, Cairo-the airport». It was in this conversation, too, that he teased me for my academic approach to such things as geography and history. Oh! Teach me a new fact every day and then I'll be smart»

-Henry Geldzahler
 1987

Thursday, February 12, 2015

PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: RELIGION

Le débat sur l'élimination du fanatisme religieux ne commence pas par un énoncé de laïcité de l'État.
Il commence par la confrontation théologique obligatoire entre les croyants de diverses religions dans le cadre scolaire.

«MORE THAN ANYTHING PEOPLE JUST WANT STARS»


POST WARHOL PREDICTION: WOMAN MAG: WHY WOMEN PREFER OLDER MEN WHO PREFER YOUNGER MEN!

ANDY WARHOL IN 1968

«Our new movies will be directly competing with Hollywood, but we'll competing on our own terms. We've already proved that our experiments were successful, and we're going on from there. Our plan is to reproduce the glory, the glamour, and the grandeur of Hollywood studio-made films of the 1930's».

-Andy Warhol
 Jaguar magazine
 July 1968

«I THINK FLIRTING IS THE MOST EXCITING THING»


JEFF KOONS

Jeff Koons: The revival of the «Dress Britsh think yiddish» idea.

À LA VALERIE SOLANAS: HOW TO RESIST THE SOCIALLY CONSTRUCTED «MYNOPAUSE» PHENOMENON!

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«I LIKE MONEY ON THE WALL»


Bloomberg) -- Paintings by Gerhard Richter and Francis Bacon helped Sotheby’s reach 123.5 million pounds ($188.5 million), the company’s highest tally at a contemporary art sale in Europe.
The results on Tuesday in London represented a 40.5 percent increase from Sotheby’s evening sale of the same category a year ago but fell short of the high target of 125.5 million pounds. Of the 75 lots, 87 percent found buyers.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

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


PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: WAR

So many wars caused by men ashamed of the size of their dick....

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


GRASSE, France - When Pablo Picasso died in 1973, he left behind no will and a trove of an estimated 70,000 works of art. In the decades since, that collection has been the subject of numerous thefts, forgeries, courtroom dramas and secretive sales. Complicating matters is the tangled legacy of his gifts to his four children and eight grandchildren, as well as numerous wives and muses and hangers-on.
On the legal art market, his pieces still rake in millions of dollars every year, and two recent developments could shake up the international race to own a piece of the famed Spanish artist.
Marina Picasso, a granddaughter of the artist, is reportedly aggressively selling off some of her 10,000-piece collection of his art.
She has allegedly already begun privately shopping seven of the works, valued at $290 million, reports Page Six.
While Marina Picasso has denied she has decided exactly how many artworks she will sell, she did tell The New York Times: "It's better for me to sell my works and preserve the money to redistribute to humanitarian causes."

-CBS News

Monday, February 09, 2015

«I LIKE EVERYBODY'S ART» (ARTWORK BY CLAUDE TOUSIGNANT)


«I JUST READ EVERYTHING»

The first evidence of fellatio comes from ancient Egypt on scrolls and explicit images capturing the myth of the ruler Osiris and his sister and wife Isis. Osiris was killed by his brother, Set, and chopped into pieces. Isis then put Osiris’s pieces back together, but found his penis missing. An artificial penis was created out of clay, which Isis sucked on to “blow” life back into Osiris.

«I LIKE MONEY ON THE WALL»

Christies surrealism sales breaks the 100 millions mark.

Next!

Sunday, February 08, 2015

WOMAN IN REVOLT


AMERICA GOT TALENT!

A nation governed by reason should include in its constitution a provision against the supervision of beauty contests by women. Women dominate the executive direction and management of the Miss America contest, and they have of course, ruined it. When it began it was fairly simple: good-looking girls in bathing suit paraded before judges until one of them was declared winner. Today, partially in order to drag the proceedings out sufficiently long to justify a $60 000 TV fee and to turn the house over three times, the girls are judged in three categories; in bathing suits, in evening gowns, and for something called talent. The bondaries of this latter category can be stretched to accomodate the ability to break four balloons the width of the stage away with seven arrows. Contestants have been known to sing, dance, «recite» trampoline-tumble and even crochet.

-The Miss America Joke
Playboy magazine
September 1959

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

Copyright by IVAN

YOUTH IS MADE TO BE COCKY AND SHOW OFF


«I JUST READ EVERYTHING»


Madonna premiered her new video, Living for Love, on Snapchat this week. And you’ve got to hand it to her: No middle aged lady can pretend to be a millennial quite like Madonna. She has reinvented herself more often than Apple has disrupted markets by releasing a new iProduct. In fact, I quite like the latest incarnation of Madonna, “Lady Gaga.”
But I find the video release a bit confusing. First of all, if you’re a real Madonna fan, you must be, what, in your 30’s? If you’re in your late 30’s, what are you doing creeping around on Snapchat? Stop sending pics to my niece and get your old ass back on LinkedIn or Facebook where you belong. It’s gotta be a bit confusing for Snapchat users too. They must be like, “Who’s this old lady and why does she think I’ll watch her sing to a minotaur for 4 whole minutes? She should get her old ass back to LinkedIn or Facebook where she belongs.”

-Pep Rosenfled. 

Saturday, February 07, 2015

GAY LIFE VS LESBIAN LIFE

«My experience is that gay men's idea of marriage or any kind of relationship is rather open. That's why a lot of people are a little skeptical. Gay men- they're together for 30 years, what does that mean? That means that they go out and pick up strangers every two weeks. That's a very sophisticated view of marriage.  Lesbians are much less (sophisticated).

-Camille Paglia
10 percent magazine
May 1995 p.58

Friday, February 06, 2015

«POP ART IS FOR EVERYONE»


RICHARD HAMILTON ET LA PLAYMATE DE PLAYBOY

«L'odalisque de la peinture trouve son équivalent contemporain le plus proche dans la «Playmate du mois» le poster détachable de Playboy. Les stylistes de carrosserie automobile ont assimilé le symbolisme de l'âge de l'espace mieux que n'importe quel artiste. La critique sociale est abandonnée à la bande dessinée et la tété».

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: JEWISH MAG: ARE EMERGING COUNTRIES GOOD FOR THE JEWS?

Thursday, February 05, 2015

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


YOUNG PEOPLE

«Andy was very clever, he wanted to be part of the newest thing that was happening. He had a way of having his own fresh outlook, but he also got it through other people's eyes. He knew more about the coolest thing to do that people I know who are eighteen. Part of the way to know these things is to have younger friends. He needed fresh blood all the time-and inspiration.

-Keith Haring.

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: À LA VALÉRIE SOLANAS: WOMYN STUDIES: LESBIAN HEALTH: IS MYNOPAUSE AFFECTING YOUR SOFTBALL GAME?

Copyright by IVAN

«I LIKE EVERYBODY'S ART»


MEN ARE DUMB, THAT'S WHY IT'S FUN TO HAVE SEX WITH THEM.

“Men know they are sexual exiles. They wander the earth seeking satisfaction, craving and despising, never content. There is nothing in that anguished motion for women to envy.”

-Camille Paglia

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

Copyright by IVAN

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

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


POST WARHOL PREDICTION: WOMAN MAG: HAVE YOUR BRAIN REMOVED AND BECOME A MAN MAGNET INSTANTLY!

«I LIKE MONEY ON THE WALL»

Damien Hirst’s butterflies have graced London’s Tate Modern and restaurants from Hollywood to Holland Park—and now the lovely lepidoptera are the centerpieces for a trio of new Lalique panel designs. The artist has teamed up with the venerable glassmaker to create the Eternal collection, in 12 colors. Each design is limited to 50 pieces, which are individually numbered, signed and certified. From Jan. 23, from €15,000;

-The Wall Street Journal

Sunday, February 01, 2015

YOUTH IS MADE TO BE COCKY AND SHOW OFF


THE HARDEST DRUG OF ALL

«Beauty is the hardest drug of all»

-Bob Colacello
 Interview magazine
 July 1971 p.5

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