Une vie, une oeuvre : Andy Warhol



Andy Warhol était le pape du pop art. C’est-à-dire de l’antisensibilité, du voyeurisme, et de l’impassibilité. A la fin des années 50, l’art, aux Etats-Unis, n’est plus là pour exprimer le romantisme, les émotions et l’intériorité. Andy Warhol, né à Pittsburgh dans une famille pauvre, cherche avant tout à être efficace et à tirer son épingle du jeu. Il absorbe son temps comme une éponge. C’est Willy Wonka, le propriétaire de la chocolaterie imaginée par Roald Dahl, revu par Tim Burton : tout parait glisser sur lui, mais il attend son heure pour répondre. Dandy caché derrière de grosses lunettes et une perruque blanche tirant sur le gris, Andy Warhol observe, de 1950, date de son installation à New-York, jusqu’à sa mort en 1987, un système en voie de dérèglement. La culture et la consommation de masse rendent les gens fous. Fin stratège, il commence par le dessin publicitaire avec un beau trait fin et élégant, puis se lance à la conquête de la scène picturale en peignant, au début des années 60, des boîtes de soupe Cambell, des boîtes de savon Brillo et une bouteille de Coca-Cola. Les objets du quotidien entrent dans l’art. En 1962, il invente l’art du portrait pop : des couleurs vives pour peindre des séries de Jackie Kennedy juste après l’assassinant de son mari, des Marilyn Monroe juste après son suicide et des Liz Taylor qu’une rumeur dit mourante. Andy Warhol dit adorer les sucreries, et les « choses ordinaires ordinaires », mais derrière son numéro de petit garçon ravi, il y a un homme qui exaspère le système. L’argent est roi ? Il en profite, et devient courtisé par les riches bourgeois qui imaginent entrer dans la sphère culturelle avec leur portrait peint par Warhol. Les stars se multiplient ? Il sort énormément, pour mettre le social au service de l’art. Des années 1950 aux années 1980, Andy Warhol exacerbe les traits morbides de son époque.

Avec :
– Cécile Guilbert, essayiste, écrivain, auteur de Warhol Spirit, éditions Grasset
– Alain Cueff, historien de l’art, commissaire de la rétrospective Andy Warhol organisée au Grand Palais en 2009, et auteur de Andy Warhol à son image, éditions Flammarion
– Michel Bulteau, poète, écrivain, auteur de La Reine du pop, et de Andy Warhol et le désir d’être peintre, publiés aux éditions de La Différence
– Mériam Korichi, écrivain et metteur en scène, auteur d’une biographie d’Andy Warhol publiée chez Folio Gallimard
– Thomas Lélu, plasticien, écrivain

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Great Stories | Noreen Green | Cinema Judaica



Dr. Noreen Green, Artistic Director and Conductor of the Los Angeles Jewish Symphony (LAJS), which she founded in 1994, discusses the history of film music, concentrating on the contribution of Jewish émigré composers. The talk will include the screening of movie highlights, as well as recordings from the LAJS performances.

The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life
University of California, Berkeley
magnes.berkeley.edu

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C’est qui Andy Warhol ? – 1 jour, 1 question



C’est qui Andy Warhol ? – 1 jour, 1 question propose de répondre chaque jour à une question d’enfant, en une minute et trente secondes. Le commentaire explicatif est toujours drôle, le dessin est léger et espiègle. L’intention est d’aider l’enfant à construire son propre raisonnement et à obtenir les clés qui lui permettront de se forger sa propre opinion.
Découvre l’actu à hauteur d’enfants sur http://1jour1actu.com/

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Artist Toolbox: Dean Russo / Dumbo Arts Center: Art Under the Bridge Festival 2009 / 20090926.10D.54892.P1.L1.CC / SML

Artist Toolbox: Dean Russo / Dumbo Arts Center: Art Under the Bridge Festival 2009 / 20090926.10D.54892.P1.L1.CC / SML

Touring Dean Russo’s (Facebook) artist studio is an interesting experience, as I haven’t really met any pop artists in person before. Here we find many interesting tools not commonly found in an artist toolbox: stencils, spray paints, etc. It’s quite a wonder to see.

Dean Russo on the Web
+ deanrusso.com
+ facebook.com/deanrussoart
+ www.deanrussoart.etsy.com

13th annual D.U.M.B.O. Art Under the Bridge Festival® (Sept 25 to Sept 27, 2009)
www.dumboartfestival.org/press_release.html

The three-day multi-site neighborhood-wide event is a one-of-a-kind art happening: where serendipity meets the haphazard and where the unpredictable, spontaneous and downright weird thrive. The now teenage D.U.M.B.O. Art Under the Bridge Festival® presents touchable, accessible, and interactive art, on a scale that makes it the nation’s largest urban forum for experimental art.

Art Under the Bridge is an opportunity for young artists to use any medium imaginable to create temporary projects on-the-spot everywhere and anywhere, completely transforming the Dumbo section of Brooklyn, New York, into a vibrant platform for self-expression. In addition to the 80+ projects throughout the historical post-industrial waterfront span, visitors can tour local artists’ studios or check out the indoor video_dumbo, a non-stop program of cutting-edge video art from New York City and around the world.

The Dumbo Arts Center (DAC) has been the exclusive producer of the D.U.M.B.O Art Under the Bridge Festival® since 1997. DAC is a big impact, small non-profit, that in addition to its year-round gallery exhibitions, is committed to preserving Dumbo as a site in New York City where emerging visual artists can experiment in the public domain, while having unprecedented freedom and access to normally off-limit locations.

www.dumboartscenter.org
www.dumboartfestival.org
www.video_dumbo.org

Related SML
+ SML Fine Art (Flickr Group)
+ SML Flickr Collections: Events
+ SML Flickr Sets: Art
+ SML Flickr Sets: Dumbo Arts Center: Art Under the Bridge Festival 2009
+ SML Flickr Tags: Art
+ SML Pro Blog: Art

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Pop bottles [Explore]

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Culture Chatter: Pop Art (Part One)



This is my first episode of what I hope to be a New Ongoing Series called Culture Chatter, where I discuss some sort of subject in Art or Media that I find interesting with my personal semi-intellectual internet-addled nerdspective.

This is part one of Two, covering Pop Artists from the late 50s into the early 70s

This first episode doesn’t use any background music, mainly because I don’t have anything Royalty-Free that seemed to fit the vibe of this particular narration.

Also I apologize for the inconsistent audio quality, I recorded this episode on an improvised system, and I’ve already ordered a nicer quality micorphone for future episodes.

You can Also check out my V-log channel Mal and Pals: www.youtube.com/user/MALandPals
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This Video Contains a Ton of Copyrighted images of works by famous artists, all being used under Fair Use, as this is supposed to be some sort of journalistic effort. All copyrighted materials belong to their respective parties.

Please support the official release. *wink*

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The Peachy And Mark Levy Family Judaica Collection



An Unprecedented Gift: The Peachy and Mark Levy Family Judaica Collection:

In 2015, The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life at UC Berkeley welcomed the gift of the Peachy and Mark Levy Family Judaica Collection, which represents the largest donation of objects to The Magnes since its founding in 1962, and the largest addition to its holdings since the purchase of the Siegfried S. Strauss collection in 1967.

The Levy collection began in 1959, when Peachy and her husband Mark Levy (1926-2014) first traveled to Israel and acquired a Hanukkah lamp from Central Europe. From then on, the couple collected Jewish ritual objects from across the world, turning their home in Santa Monica into a “living museum.” The collection also animated an exhibition at the Skirball Cultural Center in 2009. After more than five decades, the Levy’s identified a permanent home at The Magnes for over 300 of the objects they had collected. The gift includes ritual objects for the synagogue and the Jewish home from across Europe, North Africa, Mandatory Palestine and Israel, as well as the United States, dating from the 17th through the 20th century. In the words of the late Mark Levy: “These objects are silent witnesses to times of joy and sorrow, victory and defeat. They are historic documents. They are the prisms through which we view Jewish life. These objects are all monuments—things that remind, markers that by their survival commemorate an action, a period in time, an event,. a way of life, a people—all of us.” At The Magnes, the objects in the Levy Collection will be carefully catalogued and preserved, and will animate the teaching, research, and exhibition programs that characterize its cultural offerings.

The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life
University of California, Berkeley
magnes.berkeley.edu

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