Work featured in the NY Post with Dionne Warwick: "How Dionne Warwick’s tweets became high art"
By Raquel Laneri
November 12, 2021
Dionne Warwick knows her Twitter account is good. She first went viral last December after she tweeted at Chance the Rapper, “If you are very obviously a rapper why did you put it in your stage name?” (“I will be whatever you wanna call me Ms Warwick,” the young Chance demurred in response.)
Since then she’s delighted her more than 560,000 followers with her trademark sass — “Remember: If I follow you today, I can unfollow you tomorrow if foolishness is your thing” — and bluster — “I am always tweeting while wearing a black, vintage sequin gown…as divas do.” (To the delight of fans, she even crashed an “SNL” sketch about herself last week.)
But when curator Peter “Souleo” Wright reached out about turning her social media missives into a show for the Newark Arts Festival, the 80-year-old singer was surprised.
“I’ve heard a lot of things being done with tweets but never that,” the New Jersey native told The Post, with a bemused laugh. “I’m flattered that someone thought my tweets were something that would draw attention.” (Read More)