Sunday, December 7, 2008

warholized


mr. ntm and i went to the andy warhol retrospective. it was so nice to see a wide variety of his work and i came away appreciating him all over again. his colors are so vibrant, especially when he mixed diamond dust into his printing inks. the images literally float on the backgrounds. he epitomized our american popular culture.
i loved the way he incorporated everyday life into art and art into everyday life.

a couple of his insightful quotes:

"an artist is someone who produces things that people don't need to have but that he-for some reason-thinks it would be a good idea to give them."

"isn't life a series of images that change as they repeat themselves?"

some of the icons he depicted were santa claus, mammy, the wicked witch, greta garbo, sigmund freud and martin buber.
timeless.
today, t i think he'd of added obama.

3 comments:

another.ellie said...

Love the pic. That would be cool about Obama...in his collection.

Great post.

Cait said...

Thanks so much for telling me that about the story. It means a lot to me, especially, coming from you.

How exciting to get to go to such an exhibit.

Very cool pic there.

jenica said...

have you read, "the war of art?" you NEED to. go get it right now. it's a swift kick in the ass that helps you overcome the resistance that keeps you from success. you are an artist girl.