March 1, 2013 |
Andy Warhol famously said that in the future, everyone would have 15 minutes of fame. But that didn't stop him from focusing his camera lenses and other image-making implements on folks whose ride on the wagon of celebrity figured to last somewhat longer. If you want to have some fun celebrity-watching through Warhol's eyes from now through Tuesday at 7 a.m., you might want to hang out for a while at the website of Christie's auction house, where the first in a series of all-Warhol online auctions is in progress . It's actually the second sale in a multi-year effort in which the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts has enlisted Christie's to liquidate thousands of the artist's works.
January 28, 2013 |
Andy Warhol's 1968 movie "San Diego Surf," an unfinished work that had been locked away for more than 40 years, has been making waves in recent months after the Andy Warhol Museum released the 90-minute film for the first time at Art Basel Miami Beach in 2011 and then last year at New York's Museum of Modern Art. The movie will make its much belated West Coast premiere on March 16 close to where it was shot. The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego will host one screening of the film that will take place at 5:30 p.m. at the museum's La Jolla location.
November 15, 2012 |
An Andy Warhol silkscreen depiction of the Statue of Liberty created in 1962 has sold for $43.8 million at a Christie's sale in New York. The sale was part of a larger Christie's contemporary art auction Wednesday that brought in a hefty $412.3 million. "Statue of Liberty" features multiple tiled images of the famous statue, with each image sporting a 3-D effect. (The auction house marketed the catalogue with a pair of 3-D glasses, according to reports.) Christie's said the painting was sold from a private collection but did not reveal the owner. The sale price doesn't break any records for Warhol.
September 30, 2012 |
"The Last Days of Pompeii: Decadence, Apocalypse, Resurrection," which opened recently at the Getty Villa at the edge of Malibu, includes a small Andy Warhol painting commissioned in 1985 by a gallery in Naples, Italy. The canvas is rather ugly. But fame was a primary Warhol motif, and its subject - an erupting Mt. Vesuvius - ranks as a rock-star volcano. Vesuvius probably hasn't done as much damage as Krakatau (west of Java), which sent powerful shock waves all around the globe when it blew up with cataclysmic force in the Pacific in 1883.
September 28, 2012 |
Is Andy Warhol the most important artist of the last 50 years? That's the question posed, if not conclusively answered, by "Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years," an ambitious exhibition that opened Sept. 18 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Conceived by the Met's Marla Prather and independent curator Mark Rosenthal, "Regarding Warhol" is not a comprehensive survey of the late artist's work but rather an attempt to determine the precise range of his influence.
September 24, 2012 |
Britain's royal family is acquiring a bit of Pop flavor in the form of screen-print portraits of Queen Elizabeth II by Andy Warhol, who once said "I want to be as famous as the Queen of England. " On Monday, the Royal Collection Trust announced that it is purchasing four Warhol portraits to mark the queen's Diamond Jubliee, the year-long celebration of her 60 years on the throne. The Royal Collection is among the art collections of the royal family. The four portraits will be displayed in the exhibition "The Queen: Portraits of a Monarch" opening Nov. 23 at Windsor Castle in London.