Jul 29, 2012


I'm not really sure how to start this post so I'll just start talking (typing actually, but you get the point). I'm putting up a post a little earlier than usual because I'm going to New Orleans in a few days (for my birthday! I'm very excited).

Anyways, I really like art, and my favourite is pop art! You know the WHAM! BAM! BOOM! stuff. Well it's not just WHAM! BAM! BOOM! stuff but that's what a lot of people know it buy, and awful pictures like this. I don't know what it is about pop art but it really pops out to me (pun intended) compared to other art styles. Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein, in my opinion, are the best/most influential pop artists. They both did silk screening and it's just really cool, I'd like to learn how to do it.

Roy Lichtenstein......................................................................Andy Warhol
Roy_Lichtenstein_Drowning_GirlAndy Warhol Liz in the Ken C. Arnold Art Collection
Roy Lichtenstein 'Crying Girl', 1964, Milwaukee Museum of Art, Milwaukee, WisconsinAndy Warhol
Roy LichtensteinAndy Warhol, Campbell's Soup Cans detailRoy-Lichtenstein-KissThe Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground & Nico

(sources: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)

I always count old comic books as pop art, too. They're just so much better than modern day comics, and it's because of the art! So these random pictures below is just a collection of comic/magazine pictures that remind me of pop art, and they make me happy.

UntitledCampus Loves #2 (1950)UntitledThe H Bomb and You (1954)
10-2-2010 4-58-59 PM(sources: a magazine I own [1 & 2], unknown, unknown, 5, 6, 78, 9)

While I'm talking about Andy Warhol, David Bowie has this really great song he wrote about Andy (Bowie also played Andy Warhol in a movie; Basquiat). Who's your favourite (pop) artist?

On another note, I've always wanted to have an old fashion party with friends. (Like in the 60s/70s when you'd hang out and listen an dance to records), and one of my friends wanted to as well! So she threw a party and it was just fantastic. You know, teenagers normally have parties with alcohol and drugs, but the parties I go to has capri suns, fruit, and sodas (only before 7pm though. JUST KIDDING, i'm not that square). We listened to sooo many good records! T.Rex, Elvis Presley, Black Sabbath, The Monkees, The Who, The Rolling Stones, Motley Crue, Queen, Pink Floyd, and sooo many others. The whole party was super nostalgic and luckily the host, L.M. Strange took many pictures to capture the great event. I feel like the black and white/grainy effects make the party seem even more nostalgic.
Party preparation isn't easy.

I dance by myself a lot.

Wow this turned out to be a long post! Geez. I take up too much space, sorry guys. I'll be updating after I get back from New Orleans and worry not! I shall take pictures (I got a fancy disposable camera from UO and I'm really pumped to use it). So have a fabulous week everyone! xx

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