Friday, August 13, 2010

on warhol & the "striking image"


"The implications of Warhol's move to silk-screening, and to photo silk-screening in particular, were tremendous. Traditional, manual virtuosity no longer mattered. The fact that Warhol could draw [and he could] had no bearing on his art now: how an artwork was made ceased to be a criterion of its quality. The result alone mattered: whether or not it was a striking image. Making art became a series of mental decisions, the most critical of which was choosing the right source image: Warhol would contend some years later, 'The selection of the images is the most important and is the fruit of the imagination'" (Scherman & Dalton 113).


http://tinyurl.com/23q2pyv

No comments:

stand up straight & let me get a look at you

It's awards show Sunday, so i'm giving Margot. I'm through with the wishfulness and angst and regret, and Margot, more than an...