Andy Warhol is supposed to have said, “Art is what you can get away with.” Many people think this means that the artist determines what art is. And that it is up to the art world and the buying public to either accept or to reject what the artist has presented as art; but the work itself is still art, because the artist says it’s art.
Well, in that case the PittsburghFlashFiction is art. Who am I to argue with Andy Warhol?
Lots of terms have been associated with Andy Warhol’s name: pop culture, commercial art and fine art, consumerism and celebrity. The terms I would like to associate with this publication are erotic flash fiction, girlie magazine, literary gangbang stories and sex as art and entertainment.
Oh, yes, the Old Soldier is serious.
Hello, all my fans of erotic flash fiction who live all over the world! Welcome to my girlie magazine, a different kind of girlie magazine, an evolving work of art. The Old Soldier has been re-energized after watching a documentary last night on YouTube about Andy Warhol. It just so happens that Andy Warhol grew up in the same neighborhood here in Pittsburgh that I live in. I visit the site often even though there is nothing at 3252 Dawson Street to suggest that Andy Warhol grew up there. Still, he is an inspiration to me; because I believe what I’m doing here, the publication of this girlie magazine, is art with its erotic flash fiction and its literary gangbang stories and its sex as art and entertainment and its articles, insights, observations, commentaries and its nude women. After all, this is a girlie magazine.
There is an economic term that also applies to the world of art: creative destruction; which means that sometimes you have to let go of old preconceptions of what art is in order to begin the creation of a new art. What I’m attempting to do with this girlie magazine of erotic flash fiction and literary gangbang stories is creative destruction. As an admirer of Andy Warhol I can do no less.
Keep reading that erotic flash fiction. This is the Old Soldier reporting for the PittsburghFlashFiction, a different kind of girlie magazine.