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2009-09-12 07:52:04 AM
The guy got famous for a couple of decent pictures and he's been milking it ever since.
 
2009-09-12 07:53:27 AM
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"Great. That's just great. They even used a Fark tag named after me. Hooray."
 
2009-09-12 07:54:46 AM
What do we care? It was hanging in some guys house where I couldn't see it...now it will just be in some other guys house.
 
2009-09-12 08:04:21 AM
GranoblasticMan: The guy got famous for a couple of decent pictures and he's been milking it ever since.

So you would say his 15 minutes are up?
 
2009-09-12 08:13:37 AM
GranoblasticMan: The guy got famous for a couple of decent pictures and he's been milking it ever since.

You're talking about Warhol? He hasn't milked anything from anything since 1987. He's bured in an unimpressive little grave in the Warhola family plot in a dull little cemetary outside Pittsburgh. I checked it out a couple of years ago; it's really amazing that some freak hasn't stolen the headstone. It wouldn't be hard.

If you're ever in Pittsburgh and you don't check out the Warhol Museum, you're a dope. It's about a five-minute walk from the Stadium.

Warhol was brilliant for one and only one reason -- he "got" what Art is (anything anyone says it is, basically), and the fact that there's nothing about it you need to be brilliant to understand.
 
2009-09-12 08:30:37 AM
A squirrel could have made these paintings. That said, it didn't. Warhol, like him or not, virtually invented an entire art movement, one that has been enormously influential in the subsequent decades. He also pretty much created the Velvet Underground so I guess that makes up for him reportedly being a bit of a douche nozzle.
 
2009-09-12 08:36:59 AM
No Such Agency: He also pretty much created the Velvet Underground so I guess that makes up for him reportedly being a bit of a douche nozzle.

That's a bit of overstatement (the "created the Velvets" bit, not the "douche nozzle" bit). But his cover for "The Velvet Underground & Nico" demonstrates exactly why he was/is important.
 
2009-09-12 08:50:08 AM
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2009-09-12 08:53:56 AM
OnmyojiOmn FTW! Hilarious.

Also, maybe the art will be saved from the fires.
 
2009-09-12 08:57:07 AM
Yeah, I totally agree that he was very important in the modern artistic movement, and I even like some of the things he did. But I can't shake the feeling that he was laughing on the inside at everyone who liked his stuff. Like he got the joke, but they didn't.
 
2009-09-12 09:09:27 AM
art is subjective. and andy did/would enjoy the polarizing effect of his work simply because of the debate it encourages
 
2009-09-12 09:09:58 AM
I like how when you click on the image in the LA Times article, you get a smaller image.

/the OJ Simpson work is probably worth more than the others combined
 
2009-09-12 09:10:25 AM
Impudent Domain: . . . he was laughing on the inside at everyone who DISliked his stuff. Like he got the joke, but they didn't. . .

Warhol was all about the irony. It was/is the irony-impaired who didn't/don't "get" it.

On a side note -- Check out "Basquat" sometime. . . A mediocre film, to be sure, but David Bowie's performance as Warhol is massively entertaining.
 
2009-09-12 09:19:01 AM
GranoblasticMan: The guy got famous for a couple of decent pictures and he's been milking it ever since.

He died in 1987.

Actually, he did have a bit of talent. I hate to admit it, but if you look at the Athletes series, for example, the colors are artistically chosen and are quite appropriate if you know something about the subject. It would be difficult to duplicate Warhol's work at random.

On the other hand, he was a pompous bashturd who made a cliche of himself ;)
 
2009-09-12 09:24:25 AM
He was a one trick pony
 
2009-09-12 09:29:11 AM
No great Fan of Warhol's work, BUT at least it wasn't "Artist's Scat in a Bag" or some other perverse degradation of the philosophical basis for the Wonder of Art.
 
2009-09-12 09:33:28 AM
SpinStopper: On the other hand, he was a pompous bashturd who made a cliche of himself ;)

True that. I never got to meet him, but during the late seventies I knew some people who had. He was, by all accounts, very "into" being Andy Warhol.

Yet I have no doubt that said cliche-ification was calculated to the nth.
 
2009-09-12 09:37:46 AM
Impudent Domain: Yeah, I totally agree that he was very important in the modern artistic movement, and I even like some of the things he did. But I can't shake the feeling that he was laughing on the inside at everyone who liked his stuff. Like he got the joke, but they didn't.

So... He was the Banksy of his time?
 
2009-09-12 09:38:15 AM
coachkrash: No great Fan of Warhol's work, BUT at least it wasn't "Artist's Scat in a Bag" or some other perverse degradation of the philosophical basis for the Wonder of Art.

Well, there WAS the whole "piss paintings" thing. . . .

/beating Andres Serrano to the punch
 
2009-09-12 09:40:45 AM
KatjaMouse: Impudent Domain: Yeah, I totally agree that he was very important in the modern artistic movement, and I even like some of the things he did. But I can't shake the feeling that he was laughing on the inside at everyone who liked his stuff. Like he got the joke, but they didn't.

So... He was the Banksy of his time?


Well, it's been a while since I've been on that site. It's not... really working. Isn't it. But yeah, his whole shtick is that people who blindly just agree that some uninspiring refuse is art are all a bunch of morons. That and he's capitalized on the Anti-Capitalist movement.
 
2009-09-12 09:54:51 AM
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2009-09-12 10:05:26 AM
FTA: "A dozen large portraits that had adorned the walls the day before were gone."

Is it just me or does there goneness inherently imply their previous thereness?
 
2009-09-12 10:26:40 AM
I met Andy Warhol at a really chic party.
 
2009-09-12 10:34:19 AM
Do tell.

Seriously.
 
2009-09-12 10:40:27 AM
Were a fat kid a skinny kid with funny hair seen fleeing from the home?

/My...art!
 
2009-09-12 10:49:58 AM
a) those are crappy warhols, and I am glad Weisman keeps the good stuff in his warehouse
b) glad the thieves didn't steel the Barnett Newmans in that collection, which are way more valuable.
 
2009-09-12 10:52:41 AM
frostymug: I like how when you click on the image in the LA Times article, you get a smaller image.

/the OJ Simpson work is probably worth more than the others combined


The OJ Simpson work is most likely worth 25 to life.
/Drum fill
 
2009-09-12 10:58:37 AM
up2nfg: He was a one trick pony

Yeah, film maker, painter, director of the Exploding Plastic Inevitable Link (new window) bondage and domination traveling party, rock band producer, street photographer, designer of album covers for the Stones and the Velvet Underground. Totally one trick. Except that he slept with a lot of hustlers, so he actually had plenty of tricks.
 
2009-09-12 10:58:52 AM
jimpoz: I met Andy Warhol at a really chic party.

Blow it out your hairdo, 'cause you work at Hardee's.

;)
 
2009-09-12 11:38:17 AM
Warhol defiled the meaning of the word "art" by initiating, or at the very least contributing largely, to the confusion between fine art and pop culture.

He's one of the reasons why some people look at artists with a certain amount of professional disdain, as if being an artist means you just don't want to go through the trouble of getting a real job.

There is a difference between artistry and craftsmanship. They both require talent, but one relies more heavily on creativity. He was basically an overpriced, albeit talented, printmaker. Fark him.

/ Okay, admittedly, I may have been a little harsh.
// Fark him anyway.
 
2009-09-12 11:39:45 AM
Impudent Domain: Yeah, I totally agree that he was very important in the modern artistic movement, and I even like some of the things he did. But I can't shake the feeling that he was laughing on the inside at everyone who liked his stuff. Like he got the joke, but they didn't.

I'm quite certain that was true at least early in his fame. He said many times that his style was chosen because it didn't take much work and made him a lot of money. I have said before and will say again, I think he was the Andy Kaufman of the art world, only far more successful.
 
2009-09-12 12:43:25 PM
whatabrotherknow: What do we care? It was hanging in some guys house where I couldn't see it...now it will just be in some other guys house.

Actually, you could go there and see those paintings, along with the rest of the stuff in the Weisman house. It's a private residence, yes, (that I don't think is being lived in currently) but it is also in a way a kind of private museum run by the Weisman Foundation, and you can sign up for tours and all that. I doubt they're doing them now with the theft, but I did go there on a class trip a couple years back. It was an interesting place.

Their neighbors really don't like them having it open for tours though. They've got all kinds of stupid rules about parking, when tours can be, and associated things -- which is why most people don't know it exists. But hey, I guess if you've got enough money to live in that neighborhood, you can probably do whatever you want.

/Troll feeding today?
 
2009-09-12 12:50:00 PM
SharkTrager: I think he was the Andy Kaufman of the art world, only far more successful.

Bingo!
 
2009-09-12 04:37:31 PM
Andy Warhol is perhaps the most "ironic" artist of all time. He was the PROTO hipster.fark Warhol.
 
2009-09-12 04:55:07 PM
I like Andy Warhol. My best Halloween costume ever was pop art. I got a Marilyn dress and dyed it blue, colored my skin pink with blush, and sprayed a Marilyn wig bright green. Unfortunately half the people I talked to thought I was an Oompa-Loompa... Regardless, some thought it was pretty cool.
 
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2009-09-12 05:12:00 PM
Warhol's crap anyway. That people have been duped into believing it is great art are just idiots who wish they could be famous for painting soup cans over and over in different colors.
 
2009-09-12 05:54:54 PM
I'll bet the garbage-man took it.
 
2009-09-13 12:42:53 AM
I like the Velvet Underground, but I suppose that's more Lou Reed than Andy Warhol. Not too familiar with his art though (Warhol's).

I think the haters get angry because they can't see the boat.
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