On Thursday, November 6, Richard L. Feigen & Co. will open “Ray Johnson’s Art World,” an exhibition that pairs the artist’s work with that of his contemporaries — including Andy Warhol, Lynda Benglis, John Baldessari, Chuck Close, Robert Rauschenberg, and Yoko Ono, among others. The show runs parallel to that of Johnson’s previously unseen works at Karma (which was also co-organized by Feigen & Co. director Frances Beatty, the executor of Johnson’s estate). Plus, both exhibitions come on the heels of Elizabeth Zuba’s “Not Nothing: Selected Writings by Ray Johnson 1954-1994,” published this past July. Though Johnson may once have been dubbed “the most famous unknown artist” in a 1965 New York Times review, given this lineup, he’s not likely to remain unknown much longer.
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In advance of SFMOMA’s reopening in 2016, a selection of the museum’s American masterworks will be on view in France in 2015 — first at Paris’s Grand Palais from April 8 through Jun2 22, then at the Musée Granet in Aix-en-Provence from July 9 to October 18. “American Icons: Masterworks from SFMOMA and the Fisher Collection” brings together highlights from SFMOMA’s permanent collection with pieces from the Donald and Doris Fisher collection — a partnership that will continue into the museum’s 2016 program. Among the sixty paintings and sculptures traveling abroad are boldfaced names such as Andy Warhol, Chuck Close, Cy Twombly, Ellsworth Kelly, and Roy Lichtenstein, among others.
Exactly 50 years after it was made, Andy Warhol’s iconic film “Empire” is having a homecoming of sorts. For the entire month of July, the eight hour-long video work will screen in four windows of the Empire State Building’s lobby on Fifth Avenue. The building’s famous tower lights will also honor Warhol by shining white on July 25 — the day the film was made in 1964.
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…)
In a letter dated April 21, 1969 — and recently published by the Guardian — Rolling 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…)
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…)
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…)
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…)