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October 28, 2008 1:13 PM   Subscribe

Madonna is pop art
posted by Artw (40 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

 
Madonna at 50
posted by Artw at 1:13 PM on October 28, 2008


Heh.
posted by lunit at 1:16 PM on October 28, 2008


Single link to a crappy article about a crappy singer. Only way this post could suck more is if your real name was Alan McGee.
posted by cjorgensen at 1:22 PM on October 28, 2008 [1 favorite]


For some reason, I find it incredible that Mick Jagger is only fifteen years older than Madonna.
posted by cgc373 at 1:23 PM on October 28, 2008


For some reason, I find it incredible that Mick Jagger is only fifteen years older than Madonna.

To be fair though, she's only 7 in human years.
posted by mandal at 1:25 PM on October 28, 2008 [2 favorites]


Sadly I am not the creator of Creation Records and have never signed Oasis.
posted by Artw at 1:26 PM on October 28, 2008


This post is kinda borderline
posted by lee at 1:27 PM on October 28, 2008 [1 favorite]


Didn't this post get deleted a little while back?
posted by PeterMcDermott at 1:28 PM on October 28, 2008 [2 favorites]


This is not the interesting post you are looking for, motherfucker.

/Sam Jackson–Obi Wan Kenobi mashup
posted by Mister_A at 1:30 PM on October 28, 2008 [1 favorite]


Keep pushin' me, PeterMcDermott.
posted by cgc373 at 1:30 PM on October 28, 2008


Should I read this article?
posted by swift at 1:32 PM on October 28, 2008


swift, the article is okay and brief, and suggests Madonna used a template fashioned by Andy Warhol to invent a persona as a work of art, and that said invention is her most important production as an artist, rather than any given album, book, video, or tour she's participated in. It's slight but okay.
posted by cgc373 at 1:34 PM on October 28, 2008


It neither harms nor helps MetaFilter to have it on the front page.
posted by cgc373 at 1:35 PM on October 28, 2008


Here are some links that might help for the next time you make this post:
Why are punk and indie bands so obsessed with Madonna?
Sonic Youth
Screeching Weasel
Pink Lincolns
The Madonna Remix Project

posted by Potomac Avenue at 1:36 PM on October 28, 2008


Keep pushin' me, PeterMcDermott.

Stop wringing your veiny, old woman's hands -- I like Madonna, and I like ArtW. I just recall him having a similar, single-link Madonna post deleted recently.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 1:45 PM on October 28, 2008


Er, no. But you might be thinking of the multi-link FPP mentioned in the meta above.
posted by Artw at 1:48 PM on October 28, 2008


Blah blah so obsessed with Madonna?
Sonic Youth


Speaking of whom, guess who else is 50? That's right, it's perpetual teenager Thurston Moore!
posted by Sys Rq at 1:52 PM on October 28, 2008


Just quotin' "Borderline," PeterMcDermott, not pickin' a fight.
posted by cgc373 at 1:56 PM on October 28, 2008


I didn't *really* think you had veiny, old women's hands cgc373 -- those were actually Madonna's hands I was talking about.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 1:58 PM on October 28, 2008


Stop wringing your veiny, old woman's hands

Classy.
posted by piratebowling at 2:10 PM on October 28, 2008


You may, however, continue to stroke your luxurious mustache menacingly.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 2:13 PM on October 28, 2008 [1 favorite]


This post is like embracing gristle.
posted by GuyZero at 2:15 PM on October 28, 2008 [2 favorites]


Meh. Sure, yeah, Madonna's public persona is the most popular such identity-as-art, but we've known that for years. I mean, even Chuck Klosterman's written essentially the same article, like ten years ago, and Klosterman's always late to the party and shallow with his observations.

Part of the problem with this sort of crit-lette is that Madonna's been mining essentially the same vein for what, nearly 30 years now? Sure, her persona-as-art may have been interesting once, and it has sort of an ancillary longevity as an aesthetic, but it's like looking at a Cindy Sherman show and realizing that once you get the gimmick, it's just not that interesting. Artists whose only material is themselves are inherently more limited than artists whose material is the whole world.

Also, facile blog writers, y'all should know that pop art isn't just Warhol, easy as he is to reference.

(Kind of a crap post, Art.)
posted by klangklangston at 2:18 PM on October 28, 2008


Classy.

Look, there's nothing wrong with veiny, old woman hands on a veiny old woman. However, when they're attached to someone with the face of a 25 year old, there's something very disconcerting about them. All of a sudden, they're transformed into something from a horror movie: The Hottie With the Hands From Hell.

Also, Maddona's hands have had so much coverage that by this point, they've got an iconic status all of their own.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 2:41 PM on October 28, 2008


(Kind of a crap post, Art.)

No, no, it's a consommé - rather thin and uninteresting to the healthy, but comfort food to the sickly.
posted by CynicalKnight at 2:49 PM on October 28, 2008


er... this is not the face of a 25 year old that you are looking for.
posted by Auden at 3:06 PM on October 28, 2008


> MADONNA IS NOW A MEME

> No, Madonna is not a meme.
posted by mullingitover at 3:18 PM on October 28, 2008


If this stays up I'm heiring some of Guy Ritchies mates to have a word.
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 3:23 PM on October 28, 2008


Oh and apparently by exporting Madge back the State's we've got Paris Hilton by return. Thank you America.
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 3:28 PM on October 28, 2008


I just recall him having a similar, single-link Madonna post deleted recently.

Bah, obviously my sacrifice was in vain.
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 3:34 PM on October 28, 2008


Please accept this gift of a pitchfork weilding mob.
posted by Artw at 3:36 PM on October 28, 2008


Post is poop artw
posted by gman at 3:56 PM on October 28, 2008 [1 favorite]


Madonna as Madame.
posted by bwg at 4:06 PM on October 28, 2008


Needs more Palin...
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 4:08 PM on October 28, 2008


Can I ask why this article is dated October 2008 but reads as though it were written in October 1991? Wasn't that the last time she really broke any cultural barriers?
posted by blucevalo at 4:38 PM on October 28, 2008


What the fuck is this? Delete.
posted by mrgrimm at 4:48 PM on October 28, 2008


No matter how many veils/levels of irony Madonna’s conceit poses as posing she was never better than a third rate pop tart... albeit with clever marketing.
posted by Huplescat at 6:42 PM on October 28, 2008


Boy, if there is anything more boring than a paragraph about Madonna it would be two paragraphs. Talk about irrelevant... I felt my eyes glaze over as I neared the end of the second sentence and had to bail. Who cares about this over the hill narcissist who had so much and helped so little... zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
posted by jcworth at 8:00 PM on October 28, 2008


I feel so sad about Metafilter sometimes.

Yesterday my post was deleted. Maybe it wasn't the greatest post, but it did have actual content. The comments weren't crying out for it to be deleted, but nonetheless, deleted it was.

It saddens me that a post like this survives the same deletion process that killed my post.

Sometimes I curse the gods that rule this universe. Really.
posted by twoleftfeet at 4:39 AM on October 29, 2008 [1 favorite]


For a fortnight now, the world has struggled to share the burden of Madonna and Guy Ritchie's divorce - a turn of events not even the most embittered of cynics could have anticipated.

Each of us has self-medicated the best way he or she knows how. For Lost in Showbiz, this involves drinking tumbler after tumbler of whisky-and-Kabbalah-water, whilst watching Swept Away on a loop and howling a simple inquiry at the screen: why? WHY? You will have your own method of dealing with the situation, and whilst this column has no wish to intrude on private grief, sometimes it's important to just realise we're all going through this together, even if we have to do it apart.

Finally, then, I have a glimmer of hope...


Madonna and Guy: the Kabbalah rescue package is unveiled
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 11:26 AM on October 30, 2008


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