Tuesday, July 27, 2010

what is art? (the warhol philosophy)

i have made a discovery, what i love belongs to me. andy warhol, SAM.

is it nerdy that the question that keeps me up at night is 'what is art?'
no, it's not 'does he love me?'
or surprisingly not 'what will i wear tomorrow?'
(by the way i fully respect you if these are the questions that keep you up at night.)
what is art?
i like to study different artists' answer as i try to formulate my own answer to the unanswerable question.
i've always been fascinated with the things andy warhol says, maybe even more so than his art. his art is hard for me. i try to understand where he's coming from. but the 60's and on...
it's just hard for me.
the way for me to accept any kind of art is to read into the artist's philosophy. i do it a lot. it's probably what i find most fascinating about the history of art--the mindset of the artist.
anyway, so i was at the seattle art museum last weekend and they had a big warhol exhibit and to be honest, a lot of kinda creepy cool stuff.
there's a wall on which there was a sentence made up of small papers. i forgot what the sentence said. but across from this wall is a photobooth, where you take pictures of yourself, cut off the top one, and attach it to one of the papers on the wall. kind of hard to explain. so here's some photos:

the first two are from SAM's facebook page and the rest are mine, excuse my horrible camera. you can read up about the piece on www.seattleartmuseum.org.
so, why is this art?
andy said, "art is what you can get away with."
and, "an artist is somebody who produces things that people don't need to have."
another warhol quote i really like, and that was on the wall of the museum:
i never fall apart because i never fall together.
you can check out more warhol quotes here.
that's all. i'll probably continue this because i think about it so much.

By: you know who.

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you look really good today!