McDonald’s from the Space Needle

The most beautiful thing in Tokyo is McDonald’s. The most beautiful thing in Stockholm is McDonald’s. The most beautiful thing in Florence is McDonald’s. Peking and Moscow don’t have anything beautiful yet. Andy Warhol

Postmod Artists: Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol has himself become an eternal icon in the church of commerce, a commodity used to sell the mythology of celebrity and status. In 2013, his painting Silver Car Crash (Double Disaster) sold for $104.5 million, which is one of the highest sums ever collected for any piece of art in the history of the…

Edward Scissorhands and Postmodern Aesthetics

Tim Burton’s film, Edward Scissorhands, begins with apparent binary oppositions: life/death and joy/melancholy. In the first scene, Edward is born, and just as he begins to understand life, he is faced with his inventor’s death. To cope with his loss, Edward crouches in a dark corner of his castle, using pinned photographs as referents to…

Jean-François Lyotard

A self does not amount to much, but no self is an island; each exists in a fabric of relations that is now more complex and mobile than ever before. Young or old, man or woman, rich or poor, a person is always located at “nodal points” of specific communication circuits, however tiny these may…

Willow

The leaves cling and grow paler, swing and grow paler over the swirling waters of the river as if loath to let go, they are so cool, so drunk with the swirl of the wind and of the river– Excerpt from Willow Poem — William Carlos Williams