Dep - 1987
Dep - 1987
Stadthaus (1986-91) in Mannheim, Germany, by Carlfried Mutschler, Joachim Langner, Christine Maurer & Ludwig Schwöbel
The first time I heard of Andy Warhol was in 1984. My grandfather had taped DONALD DUCK’S 50TH BIRTHDAY SPECIAL, and there he was—a strange, otherworldly sight among the other celebrity appearances (Henry Winkler, C-3PO and R2-D2, Donna Summer, Kenny Rogers, John Ritter and others). When Warhol appears in the special, he’s working on a Donald Duck painting, and the voice-over says, “We visited renowned artist Andy Warhol in his New York studio…”, and the music changes to this sentimental, almost melancholic melody. For some reason that struck me as a kid. This artistic alien, the schmaltzy music. Like the other stars, he says a few words about Donald Duck, but he’s awkward, unlike the others he doesn’t sound natural or at ease in front of the camera. I always remembered that bit.
Years later, in the late 1990s, my mother read the Warhol biography by Victor Bockris, which I then borrowed, and ever since I’m a fan. But it started with this brief glimpse—with Donald Duck.
I would be rich if this game return me all my coins…
Fisher Price PXL-2000 (1987)
Chevrolet Camaro Z28 (1981)
“You got a pool over there?”
“We have a pool and a pond…pond’d be good for you”
And do you feel scared? I do.
Vintage Kingston 1980s Mini-golf at Lake Ontario Park
A Christmas Carol (1984): Marley’s Ghost