Alkaline Trio wants the reverence and a permanent bit of history. I like how it acts as an allegory of a person recovering from a break up.
For a brief time, Jean-Michel Basquiat had the art world under his spell, and this documentary records that. The director Tamra Davis also captured Basquiat’s wit and vast wealth of knowledge that he left in his art for people to observe and take apart.
Update: I decided to rewrite this review.
In this entry, I analyse the portrayal of Andy Warhol in movies such as Factory Girl, I Shot Andy Warhol, and Basquiat. All three feature Warhol in a supporting role than the main character. In real life, he did act as a supporter from his Factory days to the late eighties. The PBS documentary notes how he often acted as a passive observer who helped promote various people to stardom. The films show that as well.
This 2010 podcast/acoustiguide acts as a glowing celebration of Warhol’s last years of experimentation. From the late seventies to 1986, Warhol took on more abstract subject with unpredictable results. It sounded as if the Pop artist focused more on patterns and designs and not an actual subject. They emphasized more on examining Warhol’s technique more than the historical background, but they add some tidbits here and there, such as the artist’s post psychological state after Valerie Solanas tried to murder him.
In some of the paintings they talk about, Warhol’s use of urine reminds me of Dali’s obsessions with bodily fluids. I guess this came from Warhol not caring in process as he aged. Lou Reed even shows to talk! He acts as the narrator for the acoustiguide series. Reed does sound as if he’s slurring in some parts. The series has a brief aside into another artist collaboration (Guyton/Walker) who uses similar execution that Warhol used. While this sounds as if it comes out of nowhere, artist Kelly Walker does give other bits of narration on Warhol’s life. The background electric guitar instrumentals has this quiet, meandering quality, nothing special except for some fast tempo guitar riffs. Other background music in the podcasts have this electronic quality to it. The longest last just over three minutes. When you download this series, you will not see the paintings. The estate probably did not give permission.
This podcast/acoustiguide provides insight into thirty-six out of the many portraits made by Andy Warhol during his lifetime. Portraits (still or moving) done of himself and people, dead, alive, all with varying degrees of fame whether well-known or only known in certain communities, to shoes, to even symbols of products such as the Coca-Cola design. If they did not have fame before Warhol, they had fame now.
I know he’s talking about honesty and soup cans, but I can’t go beyond that.
This post came from encouragement/conversation with my parents. I went to the Easy Rider Convention in my hometown. Looking at the designs found on motorcycles and automobiles, it made me wonder how far Pop Art has reached. Because practically all the motorcycles featured some illustrations of famous icons real and fiction.
Also, when will it to come to a point when car and motorcycle designs enter in future art history books? Probably not as far as we think. After all, I have read about Sonia Delaunay-Terk’s fabled Bugatti designs in some tomes. Lastly, let us not Andy Warhol’s car designs.
In the PBS American Masters documentary on the man himself, they talk about how after Warhol’s Soup Cans, everything resembles art.
No exaggeration there.
Went on a road trip with mom to see the major heavy hitters of Modern and Contemporary at the High Museum of Atlanta. From Pablo Picasso to Andy Warhol, the show started with the Spanish Cubist and ended with the American Pop Artist. Beyond the big names, we see this evolution of fine art depicting everyday objects. After this cut, I give you my thoughts and why I think so.