Thursday, February 4, 2010

February 4, 2010

Andy Warhol now has a line of skateboards. Art is what you can get away with. Indeed. The Andy Warhol Diaries is one of the funniest books ever written - snarky, catty, dishy, bitchy. About everyone the ultimate scenester partied with, and that was everyone who was anyone. Don't blow your money on a new skateboard deck, go get the book.

I had to dip into the diaries at random to refresh my memory. I wasn't wrong. There's Bianca Jagger taking off her panties at a Diana Vreeland dinner party for Andy to sniff. He then arranges them in his handkerchief pocket and keeps them.

You couldn't make this stuff up. Well maybe you could. The Diaries are Andy's best work by far. How hard would that be? 807 pages edited down from 20,000 dictated over the phone every morning to his secretary Pat Hackett between 1976 to 1987. They were originally started to satisfy IRS tax auditors, who hit him annually. They must have ended up peeing their pants.

Image ... Courtesy of Skate Shop of Athens. and Alien Workshop.

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