Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Pop Art Wars: Gucci, Fantastic Beasts and Gender Norms in Louisiana in 1978
Returning after a winter hiatus, Andy Warhol was very busy on April 6, 1978, but he was focused on shallow pursuits, very few art-related. He had lunch with Mark Littman (Queen Elizabeth II’s attorney) and his wife Marguerite as well as Regine and Diana Vreeland. The talk focused on the need for the world’s largest discotheque. Later Gianni Agnelli (Chairman of Fiat) also came by.
Initially, I felt, like Icarus, my Butter-bear-girl-lion flew too close to the sun and was destroyed. However, upon reflection, as I actually created art and Andy simply had Tom Sullivan urinate on one of his Piss Paintings, I feel the point goes to me. I think we can all agree, including my readers who stopped reading at the mention of urine in the previous sentence.