La Citation du Jour one: Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol

Let’s quote Andy Warhol today. Just because we can.

La Citation du Jour

“It would be very glamorous to be reincarnated as a great big ring on Liz Taylor’s finger.” –Andy Warhol

Did you guess right? We bet you did!
xoxo Mimi

Click here for more about Elizabeth Taylor and some of her jewelry 

Interview Magazine Deceased A Brief History

Interview Magazine

We all heard the news by now that Interview Magazine won’t be published anymore, it’s deceased of bankruptcy. We think it’s horrible for the employees. But for us, at Mimi Berlin that isn’t really sad news. Why not? you ask of us, well maybe some explanaton is in order here.

All you ever wanted to know about Interview Magazine

The first issue of the glamorous newspaper was published in late 1969. Yes, let that sink in for a moment; it was in the previous century! The magazine was started by Andy Warhol (1928-1987) and John Wilcock (also one of the five co-founders of the New York Village Voice newspaper.) Interview was a so-called underground platform. The magazine was very populair in the 1970’s and was read by the in-crowd of the entire globe. The iconic covers, made by Richard Bernstein (1939-2002) from 1972 to 1989, date from that period.

 

Brant Publications, Inc

Afer the death of Andy Warhol, Peter Brant (Brant Publications) acquired the magazine in 1989. Ingrid Barbara Sischy (1952-2015) became the editor until 2008. Continue reading

Jackie Kennedy by Norman Rockwell and Andy Warhol

Jackie Kennedy by Norman Rockwell and Andy Warhol

Brainbreaker of the week: Which portrait of Jackie Kennedy was made by Rockwell and which one by Warhol? Please submit your answer in the reply space below. Have a Nice Day!

Both portaits can be seen at The Norman Rockwell Museum! A museum, we, at Mimi Berlin would like to visit very much!

“Inventing America: Rockwell and Warhol is the first exhibition linking Norman Rockwell and Andy Warhol, two iconic visual communicators who embraced populism, shaped national identity, and opened new ways of seeing in twentieth century America.” (read more nrm.org

Self Portraits by Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol enjoyed dressing for parties in drag, sometimes in dresses of his own design. He admired “the boys who spend their lives trying to be complete girls,” so in 1981 he and a photographic assistant, Christopher Makos, agreed to collaborate on a session portraying Warhol in drag. In many ways, they modeled the series on Man Ray’s 1920s work with the French artist Marcel Duchamp, in which the two artists created a female alter ego name Rrose Sélavy for Duchamp.

Warhol and Makos made a number of pictures, both black-and-white prints and color Polaroids, of their first attempt. For the second round of pictures, they hired a theater makeup person. This stage professional better understood the challenge of transforming a man’s face into that of a woman. After the makeup, Warhol tried on curled, straight, long, short, dark, and blonde wigs. Here he appears in a conventionally masculine white shirt and plaid tie. (read more > getty.edu (images via glambamglitter)

Liza Minelli: One Face

Liza Minelli: One Face


Or, how to stay true to your image (or rather youself?), on and off stage. and keeping it fashionable as well! Chapeau Ms Minelli!
A lifetime (or timeline) of short hair, jazzhands and huge, black eyelashes.

Starting in the 1960s………


With Halston and with Sammy Davis JR.

Always keep you stance.

Ms Minelli by Terry O’Neill.
liza-minnelli-2011

Liza Minelli by Terry Richardson, 2011 (for LOVE Magazine)

The last picture is of Liza Minelli in 2012 (via the washington post)

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