Friday, November 17, 2006

Big Ticket Mao

On a related subject from the last post, guess how these three men are related... "A Hong Kong billionaire has paid a record US$17.3 million for a painting of China's Chairman Mao Zedong by pop artist Andy Warhol, it was revealed Thursday. Art collector Joseph Lau made the successful bid to clinch the painting, which depicts the former leader in typical Warhol-style, when it went under the hammer at Christie's New York Wednesday evening. The amount is a world record for a Warhol painting." read more

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Factory Girl

Don't know about Guy Pearce as Andy Warhol... check out this adaptation about "The young, beautiful and wealthy socialite Edie Sedgwick who exploded onto the New York art scene in the sixties, becoming the object of Andy Warhol's attention and art. However, the same things that built her up would eventually lead to her downfall." Trailer.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Robot Theater

Watch these robots re-enact the "Royale and Cheese" scene... link


This is a documentary about a former long haul truck driver who bought a painting at a yard sale for $5 bucks, and then discovers it's a Jackson Pollock, or at least sets out to prove it is. Click this link to read about the analysis of Teri's painting.

Monday, November 13, 2006

Hello Pandemic

Check out these anti-war prints, unfortunately they're sold out, but I like the look. link

Dear Earthling...

Fantastic vinyl toys, rad!

Yao Ming Sanitary Pads

A Chinese businessman has registered Yao Ming's name to sell sanitary pads in China... Shameless, and awesome, read more about it here.

Chinese Cross Dressing Fad!

Eventhough China has long since had cross dressing as part of their operas and comedies, recently cross dressing among men has been on the uptick, as the nation was captivated by the bewitching ways of Li Yugang. Read more here.

University Roles Reversed...

Check out this article about a Canadian professor who has been granted the right to use medical marajuana at school. link