The renowned surrealist painter Salvador Dali's meeting with seminal African-American supermodel, Donyale Luna, at his hideaway in the Spanish fishing village of Cadaqués, Catalonia in 1966 marked an amazing moment where art and beauty collide.
I believe much of the contemporary art world suffers from a serious case of the Emperor's New Clothing, especially the art market that places so much value on Warhol that he accounts for a staggering one sixth of all contemporary art sales.
Like anyone with an interest in movies, I've seen my consumption evolve from repertory houses, to indie chains, to the current streaming standard. Now I am entertained and edified by amazing libraries of material instantaneously available to cater to whatever whim.
While unable to get much beyond Simon's Pop definition, "Pop is sex, Pop is brash, Pop is fun," this episode, "Make It Pop," was loads of fun to watch--from the kids in the studio trying their best to define Pop, to the process of making, to teasing banter between Sucklord and Lola.
While we walk the corridors of the museum and throughout the superb exhibit Pandora's Box, Mr. Darling talks about the importance of the museum creating a safe space to ask questions, and ways we can all relate to art.
Warhol's Screen Tests show the artist's gaze at its blankest. Auditioning factory stars and starlets, in front of a locked or unlocked frame, these harshly lit studies function as portraits of the sitters.