Johnny Romeo’s work critiques the madness of a modern world driven by pervasive advertising, hollow materialism and wasteful excess, exploring the way in which we construct our identities through the idolisation of pop culture and brand-name heroes.
James Dean made just three pictures, but even if he had made only one he would still be the greatest male star of the ’50s. The pictures are East of Eden, Rebel Without a Cause, Giant. Just the titles evoke epic visions, and all three films live up to their titles, constituting a three part heroic poem on atomic age youth, its beauties and its obsessions… James Dean was the perfect embodiment of an eternal struggle. It might be innocence struggling with experience, youth with age, or man with his image. But in every aspect his struggle was a mirror to a generation of rebels without a cause. His anguish was exquisitely genuine on and off the screen; his moments of joy were rare and precious. He is not our hero because he was perfect, but because he perfectly represented the damaged but beautiful soul of our time.”
— Andy Warhol (via jamesdeandaily)
Franz Kafka by Andy Warhol
Andy Warhol, Skulls (Acrylic, silkscreen and ink on canvas), ca. 1976.
Andy Warhol (American, 1928-1987), Mercedes-Benz W 196 Grand Prix Car (Streamlined Version) 1954, 1986. Acrylic and silkscreen ink on canvas, 40 3/8 x 60 1/4 in.
Seascape (I), from New York Ten, 1964
Roy Lichtenstein / study for the great pyramid
Roy Lichtenstein at work.
Photograph by Laurie Lambrecht.
Roy Lichtenstein, Night Seascape, 1977
Roy Lichtenstein, Temple of Apollo, 1964
Remembering James Dean on his birthday (8 February 1931 - 30 September 1955)
There are many photos of Dean, but this one by Dennis Stock - to me - is the essential one,