A huge Happy birthday🎉🎁🎈🎊 to the 🌟 Man David Bowie the master of reinvention who would have been 71 years old today. There is simply too much material to recap from his illustrious career so specifically for this post I want to focus on his portrayal as Andy Warhol in the movie Basquiat. Andy Warhol’s been played by some fine actors, often memorably — Crispin Glover in “The Doors,” Jared Harris in “I Shot Andy Warhol,” Guy Pearce in “Factory Girl,” Bill Hader in “Men In Black 3.” But Bowie to me was most fitting because 1) He was a genuine fan and admirer of Andy 2) They actually met each other in person 3) He dedicated and named a track on his album “Hunky Dory” after him and 4) Because they were two of the most singular creative forces of the second half of the 20th century. Even though the two never became friends after their initial meet they will always be linked by the success of their art, fame, and place in pop culture.
Personally, I felt next to his portrayal as the Goblin King in Labrynth, this was his finest role because he was perfect as Warhol nuances and all — wryly funny, pouring his own innate weirdness into a Warhol-shape, but never quite becoming a caricature, with his mentorship of Basquiat becoming oddly touching. It felt, from a distance, like stunt casting, but Bowie never lets it become so. He made it his own and it helped that he used Andy’s actual wig and leather jacket for the role for extra authenticity. Happy birthday David!! We miss you tons! #happybirthdaydavidbowie#january8#thestarman#hunkydory @desithechameleon
Looking back on the "Best 9" of this year I'm not surprised that 5 of the 9 pics have something to do with Andy Warhol!🍌🕶Great to see that the collage included both my tributes to his birthday and the anniversary of his death. I really cared about paying tribute to him on those specific days and I'm touched that the message resonated with other Andy fans too. The only pic I felt that should have been included were my costumed pic from Halloween @jennimayluv simply because it was my personal favorite and was one of the few opportunities during the year that I can can go all out and cosplay as Andy. So here, I decided to also include my other most personal favs from 2017 which I strongly felt should have been on the best 9 list. If the criteria was up to me I would make it all about the quality, aesthetics, and how we honestly express ourselves through our photos.👍 Big thanks to all of you for your frienship, support, and for keeping the legacy of Andy alive😎
"До того как в меня стреляли,я всегда думал,что я здесь скорее наполовину, нежели полностью,-я всегда подозревал,что смотрю телевизор вместо того,чтобы жить жизнь.Иногда говорят,что события в кино нереальны,но на самом деле нереально то,что с тобой происходит в жизни.На экране эмоции выглядят сильными и правдивыми,а когда с тобой действительно что-то случается,то ты как будто смотришь телевизор-ты ничего не чувствуешь"...Э.Уорхол
1313 Warhol🍌🕶. 2017 by Royal.
Limited edition Giclee print on rag cotton paper. 13x16.
1313 Warhol fine art giclée (based off a 1980s famous publicity photo) boasts the raw emotion and bold contrast in conjunction with Mickey Mouse comic panels that made this piece stand out. Royal's original paintings and urban art are featured in art galleries, private collections, and art auction houses all over the country. I had the pleasure of meeting her in person last year and was impressed with her commitment and passion for pop art and creatively expressing her views on social issues via her street art.
This Andy Warhol wall art is a gorgeous tribute and a striking artwork for an urban, eclectic or contemporary decorator. Personally, I appreciate and purchased a print of this piece because of its eye catching aesthetics and strategic infusion of comic art for that added color and pop look. You look at it and you know it's Andy Warhol circa 1980s fright wig image immediately.
You can find this print available at Paper and Fabric in Beverly Hills or their website. #andywarholinspired#recentpurchase
Happy birthday🎉🎂 today November 27 to of two of the greatest icons/pioneers in their respective field. Bruce Lee in the martial arts and Jimi Hendrix master guitarist. Both are arguably the greatest of all time in what they did best and in my opinion they were definitely no doubt the best of the best. Bruce would have been 77 and Jimi would have been 75. Although they never met in person and died young, they both have the common denominator of accomplishing great works in a short period of time and leaving a legacy which influenced millions of people long after their death. They also transcended race, culture, and ethnicity obstacles to reach the very top which was and still is extremely rare to do in any form of the music and entertainment industry.
Fast forward to today where they are largely consider pop culture legends whos images are now brands which sell in merchandising and artwork all around the world. Very few people can maintain such relevant longevity but they have and are still going strong. Happy birthday Jimi and Bruce🎂🎉🎈🎁 Also the Bruce Lee Warhol style art can be found in Shanon Lee's (his daughter) office in Los Angeles where I captured this shot proudly displayed in the main lobby and the Hendrix art print I purchased from Etsy. #happybirthdaytoboth#themasters#andywarholinspired