Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment When it was time to shoot Deadpool, 20th Century Fox wouldn’t pay writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick to be on set. It was important to star Ryan Reynolds that the creative team was present during shooting, so he paid them himself.In an interview on AMC’s Geeking Out (via ComicBook.com), Reese and Wernick revealed that they were on set because of Reynolds’ generosity.“We were on set every day,” they said. “Interestingly, Ryan wanted us there; we were on the project for six years. It was really a core creative team of us, Ryan, and the director Tim Miller. Fox interestingly wouldn’t pay for us to be on set. Ryan Reynolds paid out of his own money, out of his own pocket.” Advertisement Advertisement Login/Register With: Facebook Twitter
Advertisement One of the reasons recording artists like Bob Dylan hire Jeff Price is because they’re not getting paid.Price is the founder of Audiam, a Canadian-owned company that collects royalties for major artists, including Dylan, Jack White, Aimee Mann, Kris Kristofferson, James Taylor and Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons.Jeff Price, founder of Audiam, says Spotify hasn’t been paying its fair share of royalties to songwriters and music publishers. (Courtesy of Audiam)Price has no qualms about going after digital streaming servicesthat millions of people use to listen to music. Advertisement Login/Register With: Twitter Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Headphones are seen in front of a logo of online music streaming service Spotify in this Feb. 18, 2014 photo. Spotify is facing a $2-billion lawsuit from artists. (Christian Hartmann/Reuters) Facebook “I was particularly frustrated by Spotify,” Price tells me on Day 6.Price says streaming services do pay royalties, but not always to the songwriters. That’s where he comes in.“I worked very very, very hard to provide Spotify all the information it needed to do what it was supposed to do over a three-year period, repeatedly sending information, and they still wouldn’t change the way they were operating.”Now his data is being used in a whopping $2-billion ($1.6-billion US) lawsuit brought against Spotify by artists like Tom Petty, Neil Young and Stevie Nicks.
OTTAWA – One of Canada’s newest cabinet ministers is tasked with making progress on a long-running challenge: encouraging more businesses to chase opportunities beyond the comforts of North America.Adding to the pressure, Mary Ng, named to the Trudeau cabinet in July, is taking on the role as minister of small business and export promotion at a deeply uncertain time for the critical Canada-U.S. trading relationship.Industry leaders say there is a growing urgency to help Canadian businesses find overseas markets, pointing to the unknown future of the North American Free Trade Agreement, a cross-border tariff dispute and threats by U.S. President Donald Trump of more American duties on the important automotive sector.“The U.S. is an important trading partner — they will always and continue to be an important trading partner — but looking beyond to other markets for Canadian businesses is the right thing to do and it’s an opportunity,” Ng, a Toronto-area MP who worked in the public sector for 20 years, said in an interview.“I always think it’s good to diversify.”Ng’s small business portfolio comes with an additional responsibility and title compared to her predecessor — export promotion.She is one of three federal ministers focused on trade. International Trade Diversification Minister Jim Carr and Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland, who is leading NAFTA negotiations, round out the trade trio.Ng’s focus will be spreading the word to companies about overseas markets and directing businesses to government services designed to help them take advantage of numerous trade deals Canada has struck in recent years.“(Carr)’s the one who’s going to open the door and I’m here to help our companies, our SMEs, walk through that door,” she said.The treaties include recent agreements with the Pacific Rim — known as the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership or CPTPP — and Canada’s free-trade deal with the European Union, also known as CETA.The Asia-Pacific and EU deals will open up access to a billion potential customers, but getting small businesses to explore those markets won’t be easy. Only about 11 or 12 per cent of smaller Canadian firms are currently exporting their goods or services abroad, she said.“We have a low number of SMEs that are exporting right now,” said Ng, who worked in Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s office before winning a 2017 byelection.“We need to do better.”She said she knows from her own experience that small business owners are often too busy running their day-to-day operations to figure out how to get access to a new, faraway market. Ng grew up in a small, family business and, later on in her career, said she worked with startups and small companies.Liberal and Conservative governments have made considerable efforts in recent years to get more of Canada’s small- and medium-sized companies to pursue new opportunities outside North America.For most business owners, however, the massive American market — with its proximity, familiar regulatory environment and common language — has been more than enough.Dennis Darby, president and CEO of the Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters, said uncertainty related to the country’s largest trading partnership has “magnified the need for us to look beyond the U.S.”The new trade agreements are helpful, but he recommends the government streamline access for SMEs to its current services. Even with that, patience will be needed, he said.“This is going to take a significant amount of effort, I’d say, over the next decade to really take advantage of these two big trade agreements,” Darby said, referring to the CPTPP and CETA.Dan Kelly, president and CEO of the Canadian Federation of Independent Business, said after the 2007-08 financial crisis there was a “noticeable uptick” in the number of smaller firms that pursued trade beyond the then-struggling U.S. market. The U.S. rebound, however, has led more businesses to revert back to what’s easiest — the giant market right next door.He suggests Ottawa focus on a facilitating role by helping provide fresh ideas and building up capability for firms to take advantage of trade deals like the CPTPP and CETA.But a government can only do so much, Kelly said.“There is a natural limit to export promotion and we need to be conscious of that,” he said.“Nobody starts exporting to Japan or to Lithuania because the government tells them it’s a good thing.”Kelly and Darby say they’re encouraged by the government’s decision to expand Ng’s portfolio to emphasize export promotion.Conservative MP Blake Richards, the parliamentary critic for small business, export promotion and tourism, said it’s “laudable” the government’s made export promotion clear cabinet responsibility.But he argued the federal Liberals have, at the same time, made it more difficult for small businesses to explore foreign markets because of competitiveness challenges at home — from regulations to the tax burden. Richards pointed to the federal carbon tax as an example.“It’s great to say we want to help give this opportunity to promote ourselves, but the other actions you’re seeing don’t match up with that,” Richards said.Follow @AndyBlatchford on Twitter
Rabat – Morocco supports all efforts seeking to reach a just political solution in northern Mali, which respects the country’s unity and sovereignty, said Foreign Minister, Salaheddine Mezouar, noting that the Kingdom will spare no effort to achieve this goal.Mezouar, who received on Friday in Rabat a delegation from the National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad (MNLA) led by its secretary general Bilal Ag Acherif, told the press that “Morocco is for all serious regional and international initiatives seeking to ensure peace and stability in Mali through a consensus between the parties to the conflict while respecting the will of all components of the brotherly Malian people.”“Morocco remains alert to all attempts threatening stability in the region,” he underlined. Given the spiritual and historical ties between Morocco and Mali, King Mohammed VI is determined to contribute to efforts meant to reach a political settlement that is accepted by all the parties, under Mali’s territorial unity, and lay lasting bases for a compromise to face extremist and terrorist movements which threaten the Sahel-Saharan region and the Maghreb.Bilal Ag Acherif thanked King Mohammed VI for his role in Mali’s stability and his people’s prosperity, and said that Malians welcome any Moroccan initiative to put an end to differences between Malian parties given the Kingdom’s pivotal role regionally and internationally.
Rabat – A Moroccan little girl posted a video to YouTube in which she expressed her feelings in the wake of the Tan Tan tragedy last week that claimed the lives of 34 people, including little children between the age of eight and fourteen.She asked King Mohammed VI to fulfill a wish she shares with a number of her peers which is to live a life free of fear.The girl said that children her age now fear being swept away by floods whenever it starts to rain, or to be killed in road accidents while on a school field trip. She added that King Mohammed VI is the only person capable of fulfilling her wish.
A wave of deadly bombings struck the capital, Baghdad, today, while the governor of Anbar province reportedly escaped an assassination attempt when bombs exploded near his convoy, injuring four of his bodyguards. This follows a number of bombings in Baghdad on Monday that killed more than 50 people.Martin Kobler, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative and head of the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI), condemned the attack against the governor’s convoy.In a news release issued in Baghdad, he also voiced his dismay at the horrific toll of lives lost following the “new criminal wave of attacks against innocent civilians,” particularly targeting the capital. “Systemic violence is ready to explode at any moment if all Iraqi leaders do not engage immediately to pull the country out of this mayhem,” Mr. Kobler stated, reiterating the call he made on the country’s leaders earlier this week. Yesterday, in an exchange of views with European parliamentarians, Mr. Kobler voiced serious concerns over the heightened level of violence in Iraq and the dangers of the country falling back into sectarian strife, if decisive action is not taken by its political leaders. “The country stands at a crossroads,” he stated, calling for a stronger European Union role in dealing with the developments unfolding in the country, and for increased interaction with the Iraqi Council of Representatives.
A new LOESCHE vertical roller mill is in the process of being assembled at Aluminium Corp of China’s (Chinalco) copper smelting plant in the southern Chinese province of Fujian.The three-roller mill will be operated by Chinalco’s Southeast Copper Ltd subsidiary and is able to grind 100 t/h of copper matte to a fineness of 20% with a sieving residue of 0.074 mm, according to LOESCHE.Chinalco is managing the project as a joint venture with the provincial government of Fujian. The plant, in Ningde Zhangwan Industrial Zone, will be completed in the second half of 2018 and is due to produce 400,000 t/y of copper.The LOESCHE mill has already been delivered and is now in the process of being assembled, the company noted.The contract partner of LOESCHE and the planner of this plant is Changsha Nonferrous Metallurgy Design Institute Co Ltd from Changsha, China.
‘There is no place for you’, I was told. Time stopped and my heart stopped too. I couldn’t even hear what he was saying after that. I got off at St Stephen’s Green and walked back to Belvedere College. The rest of the day was a bit of a blur but I didn’t go out that night to celebrate my results.“That was the bottom for me. You realise that all the training you did, all the work you put in, was for nothing.”Despite the unfortunate timing of the call to Hart, Leinster can justifiably argue that they made the right call. With spots for just two scrumhalves for the Academy that year, the Blues went with John Cooney and Luke McGrath. The former appeared off the bench in Leinster’s Heineken Cup win over Ulster, in 2012, while the latter has excelled for Ireland U20s and made his senior debut at the tail-end of last season.The disappointment has faded for the 22-year-old, who is now in his third year at Grenoble. After two solid years in the French club’s academy, Hart appeared for the club near the end of last season and was expecting another season on the fringes. He was told, during the summer, that he may play ‘five or six times’ and had targeted the Amlin Challenge Cup as his window of opportunity. JAMES HART RECEIVED a call that would tip his life ambition on its head when he was riding the 46A bus out to Donnybrook.The Irish scrumhalf, who has earned a three-year contract with Grenoble after a string of impressive performances, had just received his Leaving Cert results and was heading back to meet up with friends. 395 points was a very good return but he felt he was capable of a 400+ return. Still, Hart was pleased with his efforts.He answered his mobile phone and was greeted with some unfortunate news by his coach at Leinster — he would not be offered a spot at the province’s Academy. Hart recalled: He took his chance, off the bench, as Grenoble rotated their squad to cope with 10 league games in the opening two months. A start away to Clermont followed before Hart put in an excellent performance in an impressive win over Jonathan Sexton’s Racing Metro. Hart scored a fine try [go to 1:30] and kicked two penalties and was named star performer of that weekend’s league fixtures by Midi Olympique.YouTube credit: Ballboll81He told TheScore.ie, “The attention I’m getting now doesn’t necessarily mean you are better than you were three months ago.”“At the start of the season, I was thinking that I needed to express myself and show a bit more of what I could do. People come up to me now and say how lucky I am. I agree that you need a bit of luck but behind every game I’ve done well in, there has been hours and hours of work put in to get to those moments. The big games are the easy part. The hard part is the training, the extra sessions; not giving in when it gets tough. I’m going to keep doing the hard part.“Whenever I’m a bit tired or think I might not do an extra passing or kicking session, I tell myself that I don’t want to go back to those days [of the Leinster disappointment]. I don’t want to feel like that again.”The dorm room at the Grenoble academy has been replaced by an apartment and the Irish contingent has increased at the club. Mike Prendergast and Bernard Jackman [now full-time] are on the coaching staff and Shane O’Leary made his debut, at outhalf, earlier this month.Hart is also capable of playing outhalf and his placekicking talents make Ruan Pienaar comparisons and easy one for Irish rugby fans. The Irishman is a massive fan of the Springbok, who ‘always looks in control’, but cites former teammate Jonathan Pélissié [now with Montpellier] as a role model. Jonny Wilkinson is another. Hart will be 26 by the time his new Grenoble contract expires and he sees his future, for now, making a name for himself in France. “I would love to come home and play for Leinster, for Munster, for any of the Irish teams. Unfortunately, the path I have taken has taken me somewhere else.I’ve so much to prove, now, over here. The day I’m ready to come home, be it in one, two, three or four years, I’ll definitely consider it. I don’t want to come home to be second or third choice. I wouldn’t go to make up the numbers.”Hart starts against Oyonnax in the Top 14 this evening and a continuation of his upward trajectory may soon lead to questions about his international ambitions. His stint at the Grenoble academy has secured qualification to play for France, if he so chooses.“That is completely down the road,” he commented, “and I would have to be playing regularly and at a high level. If it ever was to come down to it, it kind of depends on who comes to me first.”Like rugby? Follow TheScore.ie’s dedicated Twitter account @rugby_ie >This is the 22-year-old Irish scrumhalf that upstaged Racing Métro’s Jonny Sexton
If you thought that the era of copyright holders suing individuals for huge sums of money because they shared or downloaded copyrighted material on the Internet were over, think again. The US Copyright Group recently won a court ruling by a federal judge in Washington DC that will allow the group to, on behalf of their clients, subpoena ISPs across the country to turn over the identities of users who have used BitTorrent to trade in copyrighted material at any point in time. The federal judge ruled only that the US Copyright Group had the legal right to query ISPs for the information and that the ISPs were legally obligated to turn over the material in compliance with a subpoena. He left plenty of room for individuals who are identified in the process to offer their own defenses, have their cases disjoined from the thousands of other users the Group wants to bundle them in with, or have their cases move to the jurisdiction in which they live. Civil liberties and privacy groups like the ACLU have battled the lawsuit for years and are likely to protest the ruling, but for the time being, the ruling stands and there’s little to stand between the group obtaining file sharers’ personal information, mailing them a letter threatening them with legal action and offering an out-of-court settlement for some sum of money, and eventually scaring those users into submission and out of their money. [via Ars Technica]
https://jrnl.ie/4555265 Emily Nagoski & Amelia Nagoski Tuesday 9 Apr 2019, 7:00 AM Opinion: Frustrated with a lack of progress? Time to redefine winning Sisters Emily Nagoski and Amelia Nagoski have written a book on burnout – and in this extract, they explain that redefining winning can help you reach your goals in a way you didn’t expect. 13 Comments By Emily Nagoski & Amelia Nagoski SISTERS EMILY NAGOSKI PhD and Amelia Nagoski, DMA know all about burnout.They’ve written the book on it: Burnout – The Secret to Solving the Stress Cycle.The book explains why women experience burnout differently than men – and provides a simple, science-based plan to help women minimise stress, manage emotions and live a more joyful life.In this extract, they look at the idea of redefining what winning is – if you feel like your progress is slow, or stagnant.The ‘Monitor’ they mention is a concept introduced in the book – think of it like that internal voice that wants you to do well, but which can sometimes get in the way.Change the Expectancy: Redefine WinningPlanful problem-solving and positive reappraisal are evidence based ways to change the effort you invest as you move toward a goal. They’ll reduce your frustration by keeping you motivated and moving forward. But suppose you do all that, and it works . . . except . . . it’s much more difficult or much . . . slower . . . than . . . you . . . expected.Even as you’re succeeding, you grow frustrated because your progress is not meeting your Monitor’s expectation about how effortful the task should be. In this case, you need to change your Monitor’s expectancies about how difficult it will be or how long it will take.Expectancies are the plan.“Twenty minutes to the mall” is an expectancy.“Four years to finish my degree” is another.So is “married with a kid by the time I’m thirty.”When you’re frustrated by the slow or interrupted progress toward your goal, and planful problem-solving and positive reappraisal don’t help with the frustration, you need to redefine winning.Here’s how:Say your goal is to climb Mount Everest. If you start marching up the mountain expecting that you’re going to zip smoothly to the peak, as soon as it gets difficult your Monitor will start to freak out.You might give up. You might start to wonder if there’s something wrong with you — after all, somebody told you it was supposed to be easy, and it turns out it’s hard, so it’s not the mountain that’s the problem, it’s you!But if you begin the climb knowing ahead of time that it’s going to be the most difficult thing you’ve ever done, then when it begins to get difficult, your Monitor will recognise that without getting frustrated. It’s just a difficult goal, so it’s normal that you’re struggling.If you’re trying to do something where you will inevitably fail and be rejected repeatedly before you achieve your goal — like, if you’re recording music or you’re an actor or you sell insurance or you’re trying to raise a teenager to be a reasonable adult— then you will need a nonstandard relationship with winning, focusing on incremental goals.Amelia tested this strategy one summer, at a choral recording session.If you were to imagine a recording session, you might visualise a group of musicians jamming together for hours, or maybe a singer in gigantic headphones, singing her heart out into a microphone, and the musicians leave hours later, filled with the joy of artistic expression.Maybe that’s what it’s like sometimes. But most of the time, a musical recording session is more like being stuck in heavy traffic on your way home from work. It’s stop-and-go when all you want to do is get home.In a recording session, the goal is perfection, and humans are not perfect, so it’s six measures (maybe fifteen seconds of music) over and over, with a guy behind a window saying, “Great singing, choir; let’s do one more,” in between.After 20 minutes of singing the same six measures of music over and over, you start to get bored. After 40 minutes, the music no longer has feeling. And then the guy behind the window says, “Lovely singing, choir. It sounds a little dry. Can we make the colour more specific this take?”And you want to rip your hair out because no, we can’t make the colour more specific, because all the neurotransmitters associated with emotional (and therefore timbral) specificity were burned up 15 minutes ago when measure two was out of tune. So, no. But you have to. It’s a recording session, and the goal is perfection — every take, every snippet, every moment. Six to eight hours of artistic and vocal perfection is the goal.“So we have two choices,” Amelia said to a choir of 40 professional singers.“We can stuff the frustration down deep where it will cause us to explode at someone else at a later date or otherwise adversely affect our art and our health … or we can redefinewinning. “The goal, with each take,” Amelia proposed, “is to fill Andrew with joy.” Andrew was their guy behind the window, the recording engineer — and not just any recording engineer. Andrew was the Grammy-winning recording engineer who had worked with some of the most prestigious performers of the 21st century.It didn’t hurt that he was also a cutie patootie — blond, British, bashful. Everyone in the choir was pretty giddy to be working with him.Forty singers smiled at the possibility of filling Andrew with joy, and the energy in the room shifted. “It’s better already, isn’t it?” Amelia observed.It was.On the third day of trying to fill Andrew with joy, when it was getting pretty tough to stay focused but they still had another track to lay down, a soprano asked Andrew, “Andrew, are you filled with joy?”Andrew paused in moving a microphone cable, considered for a moment, and nodded. He said, “Yeah. I really am.”Redefining winning made the recording session far less agonising.Burnout, published by Penguin Random House, is out now. 11,117 Views Share3 Tweet Email1 Apr 9th 2019, 7:00 AM Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article
Dan Cohen AUTHOR Rep. Martha Roby (R-Ala.), co-chair of the House Defense Communities Caucus and a member of the House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, won her Republican primary runoff Tuesday over a challenger who attacked her as insufficiently supportive of President Trump. Trump, however, tweeted an endorsement of Roby last month, a culmination of her efforts to make amends with the president after opposing his candidacy in the wake of the “Access Hollywood” tape, reports Politico.Photo by Will Noonan
Planet of the Apes: Visionaries is Unpredictable, Stunning and WildVariant Covers to Grab This Week (8/29/18) Stay on target DC Comics crossover and collaboration game has been strong lately, with a slew of titles across multiple publishers. A ton of great series, including Justice League/Power Rangers, Batman/TMNT, and now the newest crossover, Planet of the Apes/Green Lantern comes to us courtesy of DC Comics and BOOM! Studios.Planet of the Apes/Green Lantern #1(W) Robbie Thompson & Justin Jordan (A) Barnaby BagendaBOOM! Studios and DC are proud to bring together two classic properties in an unprecedented crossover event. When the Forbidden Zone is thrown into chaos, Cornelius investigates and discovers an ancient ring, unlike anything the universe has ever seen. As its power echoes through the stars, the Guardians must reveal to their Lanterns a secret they had hoped would remain buried. With the Green Lantern Corps, led by Hal Jordan, racing to get to the source of this power before Sinestro can get his hands on it, they will discover a truth that will change them forever on…THE PLANET OF THE APES.While the rebooted Planet of the Apes movie franchise is currently in its baby steps, still years away from getting to a true planet of apes, this comic instead focuses on the classic 1968 film. Following the chimpanzee archaeologist, Cornelius, as he follows the humans Taylor and Nova into the Forbidden Zone, the series kicks off with a mysterious portal being opened to the DC Comics Universe. Writers Robbie Thompson and Justin Jordan do an excellent job here, with Thompson’s plot being a ton of fun, which is no surprise given how enjoyable his Silk series is at Marvel. Jordan’s script nails the voices of the classic movie characters, as he is no stranger to the Green Lantern mythos, having worked on Green Lantern: New Guardians during the New 52. The tone of the series has just the right amount of over-the-top cheesiness needed to make a premise like this work, and it does.Artist Barnaby Bagenda is also familiar with the Lantern populated corners of the DC Universe, having been the artist for the critically acclaimed Omega Men series, by him and writer Tom King, which ended last year. His style is loose and energetic, which works well with all of the abstract designs and shapes that come with the Lantern-verse. Strangely enough, his art seems to shine more during the scenes that focus more on the apes. They are strongly designed, and the pages with them just seem to pop. The colors here by Alex Guimaraes help make the somewhat dull design of the apes’ world still manage to be eye-catching. Bagenda is one of those artists where I feel as if their art is a selling point for a book alone. Thankfully, this first issue has it all, with great art, a solid script, and all of the ridiculous ideas that get brought out of the premise.Planet of the Apes/Green Lantern #1 is written by Robbie Thompson and Justin Jordan, with art by Barnaby Bagenda, and published by DC Comics & BOOM! Studios. Next Wednesday, February 1st, the first issue of the series will be available in stores and online at Comixology.com.
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The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has authorized Morningstar Credit Ratings, LLC, a subsidiary of Morningstar, Inc., and a nationally recognized statistical rating organization (NRSRO), to rate financial institutions and corporate issuers under its NRSRO registration, according to an announcement from Morningstar Credit Ratings.Morningstar’s corporate and financial institution credit ratings were recognized as NRSRO credit ratings effective on August 24, 2016. As part of the change, Morningstar, Inc.’s 13-member corporate credit analyst team will move to Morningstar Credit Ratings. Morningstar, Inc., originally launched corporate credit ratings and research in late 2009; since then, Morningstar Credit Ratings has rated more than 260 structured finance transactions representing approximately $170 billion of securities issuance across various types of commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS), residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS), and asset-backed securities (ABS), according to the announcement.“Morningstar has a long tradition of providing investors with independent and robust research and ratings on all types of investments. Over the past several years, investors have come to rely on our ratings and analysis in the structured finance markets,” Vickie Tillman, president of Morningstar Credit Ratings, said.According to Morningstar’s announcement, the corporate credit analyst team will continue to provide research, ratings, and analysis for corporate entities. Morningstar Credit Ratings will pursue ratings assignments for security-specific corporate debt offerings, unsecured real estate investment trust (REIT) debt, and financial institutions, the announcement stated.“The expansion of our NRSRO registration to corporate issuers and financial institutions allows us to bring transparency and unique forward-looking perspectives to investors and issuers and provides a compelling alternative to the other NRSROs,” Tillman said. “Investors will also benefit from the ability to use our ratings to satisfy investment guidelines and determine risk-based capital charges on corporate debt securities.”Click here for more information on the company’s offerings. in Daily Dose, Featured, News SEC Authorizes Morningstar to Rate Financial Institutions Share Financial Institutions Morningstar Credit Ratings 2016-09-05 Seth Welborn September 5, 2016 642 Views
California show explores Warhol’s social, tech foreshadowing AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email SAN FRANCISCO — Before Instagram and Facebook, before selfies and filters that perfect selfies, there was Andy Warhol, using his art to imbue friends, family, celebrities — even himself — with a certain mystique.A retrospective of Warhol’s work on display in San Francisco captures the artist’s ability to use paintings, drawings, photographs and other mediums to create buzz-worthy personas the way people do now using social media.The idea of personal branding, “of how we can be who we want to be,” was something Warhol was trading on more than a half-century ago, said Donna De Salvo, deputy director for international initiatives and senior curator at New York’s Whitney Museum of American Art, where the exhibit originated. “He had a real understanding of something about American culture, which is now more global.”“Andy Warhol — From A to B and Back Again” opened this week at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and runs through Sept. 2. It includes more than 300 works spanning Warhol’s 40-year career.The show features some of the artist’s most iconic creations — depictions of Campbell’s soup cans and Brillo boxes, for instance, and silkscreen portraits of Elizabeth Taylor, Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley and others — along with lesser-known pieces from his early and later years. It next travels to the Art Institute of Chicago.“Warhol is constantly labeled a pop artist, but all that happened within three or four years, and then he moved on and the work goes quite dark and explores questions of gender and sexual identity, fame, subcultures,” said Gary Garrels, Elise S. Haas senior curator of painting and sculpture for the San Francisco museum.The show’s title comes from Warhol’s 1975 memoir in which he touches on key themes from his work, such as celebrity, money and love. The artist died in 1987 at age 58.De Salvo said the San Francisco museum’s team “really enlightened me in terms of thinking about Warhol through the lens of social media.”It’s a common thread throughout the show.“When you see some of the rooms, particularly the portraits, we really conceptualized it in a way of thinking about Facebook,” she said.Warhol’s understanding of the power of images to create identity and aura can be traced to his early years, after he moved to New York in 1949 and got a job as a commercial illustrator. He did work for publications such as Mademoiselle and Glamour magazine.“That idea of marketing and all the things we take for granted was just something Warhol was immersed in,” De Salvo said. “And he was just such a sponge in his capacity to absorb things.”In 1963, he was commissioned to do his first portrait, of modern-art collector Ethel Redner Scull.The artist took Scull to a photo booth in New York, gave her a stack of coins and said, “Pose,” Garrels said. She took 300 pictures, looking playful, pensive and everything in between.“From that, he makes this painting,” De Salvo said: “Ethel Scull 36 Times,” a brightly colored montage of images that anticipated modern-day selfies and Instagram posts.“You feel each moment,” De Salvo said. “I think it’s really one of Warhol’s great commissioned portraits.”Warhol went on to do hundreds of portraits. They provide a window into his social network, which included friends, family members, lovers, musicians, actors, athletes and world leaders.De Salvo also notes the “multiplicity of images” in Warhol’s work.“This is where he’s such a genius of permutation — that he could create so many iterations of an image in an analog way, where now there’s a software program to do that,” she said. “There’s so many different ways. There’s a ‘Warholizer.’ He so anticipated what technology would bring about.”Katie Oyan, The Associated Press In this photo taken Wednesday, May 15, 2019, in a display of female icons, Elizabeth Taylor is reflected in an image of the Mona Lisa at the exhibition, “Andy Warhol _ From A to B and Back Again” in San Francisco. A retrospective of Andy Warhol’s work on display at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art captures his use of artwork to give his subjects personas the way people do now using social media. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg) by Katie Oyan, The Associated Press Posted May 25, 2019 8:03 am PDT
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