You know how Andy Warhol was basically the hack’s hack, and part of the statement of things like the Marilyn prints is how repetition makes something cheap and commercial? No? That’s not what it means? Well whatever with you.
Anyway, for all those who need their irony fix, there is Beautiful Agony– a site which archives shorts of static headshots of various strangers having an orgasm. Maybe “various” is the wrong word. Maybe “Legions of strangers” would be more accurate.
Warhol directed a 30 minute short called Blowjob (1963), in which we watch a man’s face as he apparently gets a blowjob.
So in a way,
Beautiful Agony = (Blowjob * Marilyn)