Thursday, 29 August 2013

# 141

"Why do people think artists are special? It is just another job." --- Andy Warhol

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

# 140

Andy Interview:

"Do you think Pop Art is ... "




"Do you think Pop Art is ... "

"No ... I don't."

Saturday, 24 August 2013

# 139

"I'm not trying to educate people to see things or feel things in my painting; there's no form of education in them at all." --- Andy Warhol

Monday, 19 August 2013

# 138

What does a Warhol fan get for her birthday???? Right!!!!

Saturday, 17 August 2013

# 137

Why should the Campbell's soup can standing on my desk not be art?

Friday, 16 August 2013

# 136

"One cannot find the provocation in the Warhol to think about what makes art and how artworks relate to commodities without finding one's ordinary expectations about visual engagement with his artwork flouted by its mere status as a thing, which means that the Warhol artwork depends on that pattern of ordinary expectations being in place for its point and its power. Remove the fact that everyone expects to be drawn into a work in a profoundly visual way, and the Warhol has no point. It will reduce to the status of a mere Brillo box." --- Daniel Herwitz, Making Theory/Constructing Art

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

# 135

... back from a couple of days in Germany where my cousin's wedding took place. It was a celebration with great style and glamour! Here is a photo of the wedding car :) 

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

# 134


Today would have been Andy Warhol's Birthday. According to European time it is shortly after midnight. In order to watch the live stream that was set up to show his grave for 24h, we'll just have to be patient for a while :) ... here is the link.

Monday, 5 August 2013

# 133

The Andy Warhol exhibition about Pop, Power & Politics can be seen at The Scottish Parliament from 5th October to 3rd November 2013 and I won't be able to go :( 

I was offered the great opportunity to do an internship at the  fabulous Museum Brandhorst in Munich (part of the Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlung) before continuing with my PhD in Liverpool and I'm really looking forward to it! However, this means that I'll be in Munich while the exhibition is on and there is no way I'll be able to go to Scotland during that time. 

The good news is that the Museum Brandhorst will also host a Warhol exhibition while I'm doing my work experience. Therefore, I shouldn't even complain :) Nevertheless, not being able to go to the Pop and politics exhibition is bugging me! Especially because I'm extremely interested in the relation between art and politics and the power that each of the two have over each other... plus, I always wanted to do a trip to Scotland!

Sunday, 4 August 2013

# 132

"I really like to eat alone. I want to start a chain of restaurants for other people who are like me called ANDYMATS---'The Restaurant for the Lonely Person'. You get your food and then you take your tray into a booth and watch television." --- Andy Warhol, The Philosophy of Andy Warhol

I really wish such a chain of restaurants would exist!!!!

Saturday, 3 August 2013

Friday, 2 August 2013

# 130

"(...) whatever light one casts on the object Warhol, the Warhol effect, there is always something enigmatic about him which wrenches him out of the paradigm of art and the history of art." --- Jean Baudrillard