Life today is full of contrast…

“I try to contrast; life today is full of contrast… We have to change.”
— Gianni Versace

Today has been an exceptionally lazy day of sleeping in, school readings, and binge watching American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace.

Has anyone else seen this? I’m sure, as it was a big deal when it premiered on FX a little over a year ago.

I love true crime stories, and I have a strange fascination with the particularly high profile ones.

I thoroughly enjoyed the first season of American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson, and also the Law and Order True Crime adaption of the Menendez brothers story.

Is it concerning that I find these shows and cases so interesting? Probably, but I’m obviously hardly the only one who finds these stories fascinating.

In fact, Andy Warhol also found the spectacle of death and violence fascinating as well. Read more.

Department stores are kind of like museums.

“When you think about it, department stores are kind of like museums where images of mass advertising and popular culture that everyone can recognize are a form of art.”
— Andy Warhol

A few weeks back, I visited Andy Warhol’s home town, in which his official museum lives. You can read a little more about that trip here.

The museum was amazing.

It was loud with color and really encompassed all of Andy Warhol’s life and career — from his mother’s art, to the contemporary artists who would be inspired by him decades after his passing.

I find that the most interesting aspect of Andy Warhol’s career is how he took advantage of the art of branding. Read more.