Tuesday, June 20

SPC June PopArt

Andy Warhol's quote that "everyone will be world-famous for fifteen minutes" has always stuck in my brain. Warhol's obsession with fame, youth, and personality is very interesting. And it seems that this obsession is becoming more prevalent. TV shows like Big Brother and Survivor and all the other reality-tv spinoffs prove just this. The contestants on these shows want the fame and viewers are obsessed by them. Even when the shows are over. Not to mention gossip magazines and the way the music industry has headed. We care more about what celebrities eat for breakfast than global warming. We care that Nicole gets her romantic wedding this time around instead of worrying about the lack of funding to the Arts sector. Very strange stuff indeed.

So do you want your 15 minutes????


Blogger Kt said...

And an invite to Nicole's wedding. It's the least she can do.

6:47 pm  
Blogger Suse said...

Nah, I'm happy being small and anonymous, knitting in front of the fire.

9:13 pm  
Blogger melba said...

Do you think the average person really cares about what celebrities do or are the celebrities paying for the mass media to perpetuate their fame? Not that anyone wants to be followed around by a camera all day, but there were famous people through out history, but now everyone throws press conferences and invites the media in. Lately I have been thinking about what the majority of the population really wants to know and what stories the media runs...

I went off there for a bit; I do like your contribution and thought process this week.

1:27 am  
Blogger la vie en rose said...

i love this pic.

not sure i want my 15 minutes...

2:46 am  
Blogger madness rivera said...

Ooo Dani, gorgeous photo. I love the anticipation of your stance.

3:00 am  
Blogger Michele A. said...

I love this! One of my faves! Very nice.

11:05 am  
Blogger dani said...

melba good point - i'm sure some of the celebs do organise their own PR in this way - but it still doesn't explain why all the gossip rags sell the way they do. so perhaps the average person doesn't so much care about the celebrity but wants to know what they're up to.

thank you so much for all your lovely compliments today girls!!!

11:10 am  
Anonymous mereteveian said...

I liked the photo combined with the text, - great!

1:36 pm  
Blogger Tish said...

Beautiful interpretation of Pop Art!

9:52 am  
Blogger Shannon said...

Absolutely Gorgeous!! I love it

11:01 am  
Anonymous gay said...

this is stunning!

12:18 am  
Anonymous karen said...

I like the meditative aspect.
I find it interesting that - despite the bright pink - the picture is contemplative.

11:05 pm  

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