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http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/visual_arts/article1723156.ece

Got balls?

In words explain the worth of Warhol's work.

Betcha can't!

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It causes people to talk about art.

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So you mean the value of the work lies in being entertainment?'
Is that all ? Conversation pieces?

The worth of the work of Andy Warhol was and still is making money go round.Auctioneers, catalogue editors,writers, graphic designers, printers, investment advisors, investors, art critics, museum tourism, galery owners and I might overlook some others categories live and benefit from his business called Art.

I do not say anything about the value of the contents of his oeuvre. Andy Warhol invented an artfactory and apparently the business is still going well.

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The article got one thing wrong. Warhol's parents were Ruthenians from Slovakia and not Czechs. There's a Warhol Family Museum in Medzilaborce, Slovakia. That factoid probably has nothing to do with his artworks' financial or artistic worth.


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Originally Posted By: themilum
In words explain the worth of Warhol's work.

Betcha can't!


"Talking about art is like dancing about architecture."
- Laurie Anderson quoting Frank Zappa

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Talking about art is like walking a rope. To me.
Art has always been a means of communication. Whether with the Gods or with fellow humans and/or the artist' self, it has communicated magic, ideals, devotion, genious. admiration, discoveries, love,humor, maddness, sentimentality, drama, pompousness and ambition, despair. Beauty.

Conjuring the mystery and being fascinated by the beauty and mystery of universal creation comes closest to the main motive for the making of art.
(meaning music, archtecture, dance, painting, sculpture, litterature, poetry, theatre, film, photography, crafts.) Everything.
It would be a long story to go through the different purposes and meanings of art in the course of the ages. And it 's confusing in present days, after both art and philosophy (always interacting ) have been more than once been declared dead.

Themilums's question , to give an answer in words about the worth of Andy Warhol's work , I would gladly and easily put away with as : It is none of this mentioned here above. (ambition, yes) Others may fight this point of vieuw. (and how sure can I be?))
Yes, a work of art can always be a conversation piece if you want, but there should be more to it. IMO. Making art should be more than throwing a surprise party and impressing the world with BIG and MANY and masking theories.

Art and philosophy have till recently played a leading part in cultural and also social changes, but somehow there is no longer an answer to the never ending demand for renewal.

There's (postmodernism) been a lot of recycling done the last decades and many things presented as new are stolen or borrowed from the past. Andy Warhol's pop art still was something new. But Campbell's cans of tomatoe soup or the many colored prints of Monroe do not really strike me with awe.
( that is personal value giving).Warhol was a remarkeable personality and a clever business man and networker.

(For renewal science is the only field that still can come up with real discoveries.)

(All this is IMO )

P.S Seen in the context of art as a means of communication Andy Warhol was an advertising man. That's what he had to say. Advertising in an entertaining and often specticular way.
Making good show of himself. The art world loved it.



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> marquant

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Sorry, I meant remarkeable but stronger than that and I can't find the word. Something meaning putting his mark on the world.
(?)

Come to think of it, he more often put someone elses mark on the world.

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marquant

French for 'striking, remarkable, outstanding, eminent, prestigious'.

[Pipped by Branshea.]


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thanks.

> French for

wondered why it didn't show up in OneLook.


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