Le monde tout en strass et paillettes d’Andy Warhol
English translation: Andy Warhol's world of glitz and glitter
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16:44 Feb 22, 2009
French to English translations [PRO] Art/Literary - Art, Arts & Crafts, Painting
French term or phrase:Le monde tout en strass et paillettes d’Andy Warhol
Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley, Liz Taylor... Le monde tout en strass et paillettes d’Andy Warhol envahit jusqu’au 13 juillet le Grand Palais.
Having difficulty finding the best way of putting this. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance...
Vaughn: 13:33 Feb 22, 2009: I think I'd avoid using "world". "Monde" here is talking about people, "du monde", and not Warhol's artistic world, NOR the people around him, the people in HIS world, who were often glittery. Rather this refers to the subjects of his portraits of stars.
kashew: 16:22 Feb 22, 2009: If I understand correctly the "show" is mostly (all?) portraits. The French writer maybe hasn't even seen the exhibition and the wide variety of answers confirms the questionable description of his/her "strass and pailletttes".
it is about all of the 'happening' people of the time - Hollywood super-stars and rock'n'roll greats - as portrayed by Warhol. His set was rather different; these were not his friends and associates. The point is that they were unobtainable, eminently commercialised people-as-images or products, hence the reference to other products of mass consumerism - Heinz, Coca-Cola, and the multiplication of the image.
Vaughn - i think that's more or less what I was trying to explain in my answer- that's why I tried to turn the phrase around. For me this is not specifically Warhol's world of glitz and glamour , but 'the world of glitz and glamour 'as portrayed by Warhol. There is a subtle difference even if those people were part of his world.