In my short story, The Engine Driver, the characters hear music in their head in an effort to control their emotions. It’s like an iPod permanently implanted in your brain, with a government controlled playlist and the ability to pause (briefly) by pressing your fingers together. The concept came to me as a “What if…?”…
Buying Pop Art at Barnes & Noble
Andy Warhol was fascinated with the high and low in art, and even twenty years after his death, his Estate has managed to sell limited-edition Campbell’s soup cans in Barney’s for twelve dollars each. But just a few years before the debut of his first soup can screenprint, Andy Warhol illustrated a children’s book, THE LITTLE RED HEN, which will be auctioned off on December 9th.
To me, nowhere is the juxtaposition of the high and low in art more apparent than in children’s illustration. Though one might look at a Jackson Pollock and think (but perhaps not say), “I can splatter paint on a canvas!,” one hears people browsing the picture book section and declaring, “I could draw this!”