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Skarstedt’s Chelsea Space to Open May 8

Skarstedt Gallery has announced that it will open its new Chelsea location on May 8 during Frieze week. New York-based firm Selldorf Architects is designing the 6,000-square-foot space at 550 West 21st street, which was previously the home of Haunch of Venison.

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Dutch Artist Unleashes “Star Warhols” Print Series, a Pop Art-Science Fiction Mashup

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If there’s a speculative acquisitions committee already in place for George Lucas’s proposed Lucas Cultural Arts Museum, they may want to plunk down some dough for this set of prints: Netherlands-based artist and designer Chungkong has created a series of “Star Wars”-Andy Warhol mashups. Dubbed “Star Warhols,” the eight-piece series features the form of Warhol’s iconic “Campbell’s Soup Cans” screenprints made over with the colors of beloved characters from Lucas’s beloved science-fiction saga, including Jedi master Yoda (above), bleeping droid R2-D2 (below), and treacherous bounty hunter Boba Fett (at bottom). (more…)

That Time Mick Jagger Wrote a Letter to Andy Warhol

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In a letter dated April 21, 1969 — and recently published by the GuardianRolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger expressed his appreciation to Andy Warhol for agreeing to do the album art for the band’s 1971 release “Sticky Fingers.” Jagger also offered some production tips: “In my short sweet experience, the more complicated the format of the album, e.g. more complex than just pages or fold-out, the more fucked-up the reproduction and agonising the delays. But, having said that, I leave it in your capable hands to do what ever you want…” (more…)

Is NYC Getting an Outpost of Pittsburgh’s Andy Warhol Museum? UPDATE: Probably!

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On Tuesday evening a developer was selected for the Seward Park Urban Renewal Area (or SPURA) site on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, which currently consists mostly of parking lots and abuts the Williamsburg Bridge. Parsing the winning proposal, designed by SHoP Architects and Beyer Blinder Belle, Curbed points out the curious inclusion of something called the Andy Warhol Museum. UPDATE: See below for an official statement from Pittburgh’s Andy Warhol Museum. (more…)

Warhol No Longer a Reliable Measure of Market Health as Online Auction Houses Hoard Data

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One of the most reliable indicators of art market trends is slowly dissipating as Christie’s takes Andy Warhol sales into the online market, Georgina Adam reports in the Financial Times. Due to his enormous body of work and broad appeal, sales of Warhol works have been used as a measuring stick for the always-in-flux art market for years. However, as more auction houses are embracing online sales — the results of which are not made public — the useful indicators provided by auction activity are disappearing into the obscurity of private records for online sales. (more…)

Pioneering Comedian Phyllis Diller’s Original Art Up For Sale in Beverly Hills

While late, pioneering comedian Phyllis Diller’s stage persona was defined by outrageous outfits and over-the-top hairstyles, her art collection is rather demure in comparison. A September 22 sale of Diller’s estate, held by Julien’s Auctions in Beverly Hills, reveals a cache of classics by Henri Matisse, Salvador Dali, and Andy Warhol, as well as a collection of original works by Diller herself. (more…)

Mad for Merch: Park Your Keister on One of These Andy Warhol Brillo Box Stools

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It’s been a while since merchandising master Andy Warhol made an appearance in our Mad for Merch series — over a year, in fact — but Fab.com’s exclusive, limited-time-only stools made in the exact proportions and likenesses of the Pop artist’s famous “Brillo Box” sculptures are just irresistible ($425 price tag notwithstanding). The so-called “Brillo Box Pouf” is the product of a collaboration between foam furniture masters Quinze & Milan joined forces with the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, which up until now has been down on things made to resemble the original boxes. (more…)

Here Is the Andy Warhol Bridge in Pittsburgh Getting Yarn-Bombed

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This weekend, as planned, the needle-wielding collective known as Knit the Bridge took over the Andy Warhol Bridge in the artist’s hometown of Pittsburgh, sheathing it in some 600 blankets. The bridge was closed to traffic all weekend while an army of volunteers affixed all that yarn to its railings and towers. (more…)

Blake Gopnik’s Andy Warhol Book Bought by HarperCollins Imprint Ecco

How very apropos of art writer Blake Gopnik to announce his upcoming book about Andy Warhol on the heels of the late Pop artist’s birthday. (We were busy watching the EarthCam’s live stream of Warhol’s grave yesterday.) It was announced today that Gopnik has sold “Andy Warhol: A Life as Art,” an account of the artist’s life, to the HarperCollins imprint Ecco. (more…)

D.C. Art Space Launches Indiegogo Campaign to Keep Andy Warhol’s “Silver Pillows” Afloat

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Artisphere, a cultural center located in Arlington, Virginia, is reaching out to the public to help them present Andy Warhol’s “Silver Pillows” installation, the Washington Post reports. First shown at the Leo Castelli Gallery in 1966, the work — a result of a collaboration between Warhol and engineer Billy Kulver in an attempt to make light bulbs float — has been making the rounds ever since, including last year in “Regarding Warhol” at the Metropolitan Museum. Even its performance counterpart, “RainForest,” a collaboration with the late choreographer Merce Cunningham and composer David Tudor, has had several incarnations over the decades. (more…)