Week One of “Snap, Crackle, Art” by MJ at Nu Romantics

“I DON’T CARE. I’D RATHER SINK ON NU ROMANTICS — THAN CALL BRAD FOR HELP!”

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Ok, so welcome to my first post here on the Nu Romantics. First off I think ‘nu’ is spelled ‘new’ but who knows anymore, so I’ll just float with the current as our civilization crashes and burns. Why am I here? I’m supposed to give you a few pieces of pop art with a question. You know, generate a discussion and all that. I guess I’m to be a facilitator but that’s not a role I’m comfortable with. I more of a shitstirrer or counter-culture kunt conqueror. That said, I will curate a few pieces every week and attach a song to go with each post, a theme song, if you will. So…here goes. Grab my hand and let’s begin:

Questions to go with the art:
1. Pop art shows a lot of characters in desperate situations, calling out for help. Do you consider yourself an attention whore? If so, why? If not, why not?
2.You’ll see the pop arty chick here is a bit undecided about which superhero she’s more into. Is it superman, for whom she’s gotten the beloved tramp stamp, or is it batman for whom she dons the bat symbol right over her tushy, or is it the beauty on the calling card? Anyway, forget this convoluted culona character. What’s your take? Who is your favorite superhero? and why?
3. Wait, MJ, you said you’re doing something with pop art and you haven’t posted anything by Andy Warhol? Are you sane? This is a good question, imaginary person talking to me. Maybe next week Warhol and some other standards will work their way in. Consider this week a bit of a teaser, okay? I mean we have our whole lives to get to the bottom of this topic.

Music:
Here is a song that should be the theme song for this segment. For many of us, this song was our introduction to pop art:
“One two three four five…” https://youtu.be/VOaZbaPzdsk

I am not sure if people know a lot about what is pop art and I include myself with the ‘ignorancia,’ so I wrote a short post to help you get the gist. Learn more about Pop Art at my pop art blog post:http://www.moctezumajohnson.com/…/snap-crackle-spunk-pop-a…/

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