Everything is connected Part 12

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The artist Paul Robertson curated the periodic table of David Bowie and Andy Warhol is one of the table’s noble gasses.Schermafbeelding 2016-10-22 om 09.43.06.png

And did you know that David played Andy Warhol in Basquiat?

“Basquiat is a 1996 American biographical drama film directed by Julian Schnabel and written by Lech J. Majewski and John Bowe based on the life of American postmodernist/neo expressionist artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. Basquiat, born in Brooklyn, used his graffiti roots as a foundation to create collage-style paintings on canvas.

Comparing Bowie’s portrayal of Warhol to others who’ve portrayed Warhol prior, Paul Morrissey (who directed many films that Warhol produced) said “Bowie was the best by far. You come away from Basquiat thinking Andy was comical and amusing, not a pretentious, phony piece of shit, which is how others show him.” He also noted that “Bowie at least knew Andy. They went to the same parties.” Bowie was able to borrow Warhol’s actual wig, glasses and jacket from the Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh for the film. Writer Bob Colacello, who edited Warhol’s Interview magazine in the 70’s and early 80’s, said “[Crispin] Glover walked the most like [the real] Andy, [Jared] Harris talked the most like Andy, and Bowie looked the most like Andy. When I first saw Bowie on the set, it was like Andy had been resurrected.”[14]

Here are the real Warhol and Basquiat.

In the above clip at 3.27 minute the voice over says:

“A rebel looking for the security of an understanding surrogate father.”

Rebel rebel. Bowie is all of us.

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