Monday, March 29, 2010

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Kofi Fosu Forson is the origin of the poseur rooted in 50's Beat or French pop...

Kofi Fosu Forson
The Beatniks were stereotype of what was Jack Kerouac and The Beat Generation. The image in French popular culture of a painter with beret and seemingly fake mustache holding a palette and paintbrush. These are two images reminiscent of the poseur.

Kofi Fosu Forson
80's Neo Expressionism begot the street artist much of which problematically surfaced where American Pop Art would have left off. Andy Warhol's fascination with Basquiat may have proven this. Some critics still consider Basquiat as well as Keith Haring a mockery of what is standardized American Art.

Kofi Fosu Forson
F. Scott Fitzgerald was said to have inspired the so called "yuppie writer" among which was Jay McInerny. As much as the Jazz Age was affected by the quality of music for its time, 1980's pop music was a soundtrack to the lives of the characters depicted in novels such as "Story of My Life" and Bret Easton Ellis' "Less Than Zero."

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