Saturday, 24 November 2012

# 9

POP ART EVERYWHERE!

When you go to a fast food restaurant...

                   ...you get this...                        

              

.... or this:



Friday, 23 November 2012

# 8

"Some people say Paris is more esthetic than New York. Well, In New York you don't have time to have an esthetic experience beacause it takes half the day to go downtown and half the day to go uptown." --- Andy Warhol, The Philosophy of Andy Warhol

New York City, USA, 2012

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

# 7

"Once you 'got' Pop, you could never see a sign the same way again. And once you thought Pop, you could never see America the same way again." --- Andy Warhol, Popism

Chicago, USA, 2012

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

# 6

"Everyone knows how it is, some days you can sit and look out the window for hours and hours and some days you can't sit still for a single second."---Andy Warhol, Popism


Monday, 19 November 2012

# 5

Underestimating Warhol

The German magazine GeoEpocheEdition dedicated this year's October issue to Pop Art. The chief editor, Michael Schaper, wrote in his editor's note the following statement: "In fact, there are critics who see Warhol as the most influential artist of the last 50 years. I wouldn't go that far." (my translation)

For me, this inevitebly prompted two questions: Who, if not Andy Warhol, could be better suited as an example for how an artist influenced the last 50 years of Western culture and art? And:Why is his influence continuously being diminished?

Sunday, 18 November 2012

# 4

"I hate Sundays: there's nothing open except plant stores and bookstores."--- Andy Warhol, The Philosophy of Andy Warhol



Saturday, 17 November 2012

# 3

"I didn't ever want to live anyplace where you couldn't drive down the road and see drive-ins and giant ice cream cones and walk-in hot dogs and motel signs flashing!" --- Andy Warhol

Pittsburgh, USA 2012

Friday, 16 November 2012

# 2

I've always been fascinated by Pop Art. As a child it wasn't art to me. It was just colourful pictures which demanded to be stared at. 

However, during my high school years, I started to see things differently. I read Andy Warhol's and Pat Hackett's Popism and it hit me: "Once you 'got' Pop, you could never see a sign the same way again. And once you thought Pop, you could never see America the same way again." 

That's where I was, that's where I am. 

Well, being from Gemany I should rephrase it 'Once I thought Pop, I could never see things the same way again.' ... but you know what I'm getting at, right? 

So here's an example for 'seeing things through pop glasses'. In 2010, I was walking through my small Bavarian home town, where nothing ever happens. On my way from the train station to my mum's I walked past the recycling depot and found this cardboard box lying around. It was pure Pop to me. How brilliant! A toilet seat wrapping designed so perfectly! So Pop.
 
Marktleuthen, Bavaria, Germany 2010

Note: It just occured to me that the title '#2' is especially fitting for this particular post.

# 1

This blog is a work in progress. I've only started it last night... however, with Andy Warhol's work ethos in mind I'll try to post as much as I can ;)
See you! Joanna