Monday, 18 November 2013

# 170

Getting really excited about the Neil Printz lecture on Wednesday, here in Munich! One of the few things that are for free in this overpriced city :)

Sunday, 17 November 2013

# 169

"Everybody has their own America, and then they have the pieces of fantasy America ..." --- Andy Warhol, America

Saturday, 16 November 2013

# 168

"... 56. Camp taste is a kind of love , love for human nature. It relishes, rather than judges, the little triumphs and awkward intensities of 'character.' ... Camp taste identifies with what it is enjoying. People who share this sensibility are not laughing at the thing they label as 'a camp,' they're enjoying it. Camp is a tender feeling. 
(Here, one may compare Camp with much of Pop Art, which - when it is not just Camp - embodies an attitude that is related, but still very different. Pop Art is more flat and more dry, more serious, more detached, ultimately nihilistic.)" --- Susan Sontag, Against Interpretation

Note: ... there is 'Camp' in 'Campbell's Soup Cans' :)

Sunday, 10 November 2013

# 167

"Andy used to come downtown to my poetry readings in the late 1950s and early 1960s. I didn't even know he was in the audience. Later on, Henry Geldzahler asked me if I wanted to meet Andy Warhol. At that point I admires his Campbell soup cans, not as paintings, but as a satire on corporate America. At first I thought Andy was more of the 'Voltaire of his time' than a painter, but later I came to like the paintings very much." --- Taylor Mead, Thank You Andy Warhol 

Taylor Mead at the Bowery Poetry Club in NYC 2012

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

# 166

"It's hard to look in the mirror. Nothing's there." --- Andy Warhol

Monday, 4 November 2013

# 165

... no idea what this is and what it stands for... but it has Andy on it :) ... found it at a street corner in Munich today... 

Sunday, 3 November 2013

# 164

I have to say, October was a very tragic month. Not only Lou Reed passed away but also the famous philosopher and art historian Arthur C. Danto died at the age of 89. He became famous due to his Hegelian theory about the 'end of art' and his notorious referencing of Andy Warhol's work. Especially the Brillo Boxes became Danto's prime example for his philosophy of art and its definition through theory. This means, two very central figures in Warhol's direct, and less direct, environment died within only a few days. Two brilliant minds are now somewhere else.