6 August 2017

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Happy Birthday Andy Warhol 89 – Rest In Peace

Happy Birthday Andy Warhol. This is the artist that propelled contemporary art to the breaking-point that we know today.

24 July 2017

Alice Cooper Discovers £8m Lost Warhol In Storage Lock-Up

The US rock star Alice Cooper has discovered an important early 1960s painting by Andy Warhol worth £8m in a storage unit where it lay undiscovered for over 40 years.

12 April 2017

Warhol Estate Sues Photographer In Pre-emptive Measure Over Rockstar Prince Image

Let’s take this as a hypothetical case. A well known ‘Rock Photographer’ has their work appropriated by a well-known artist. The artist then dies. The artwork is held in deep storage for over 30 years and then surfaces after the high profile death of the subject, a well known ‘Rock Star’ who owns the image?

22 October 2016

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Andy Warhol Explores His Body Dysmorphia In New Museum Exhibition

A new exhibition at the Andy Warhol Museum is the first comprehensive look at Andy Warhol’s engagement with the body.

23 May 2016

Andy Warhol: ‘Brand-Warhol’, Celebrity Friends And Soup Cans At Halcyon Gallery

Halcyon Gallery is currently presenting its first exhibition devoted entirely to the works of Andy Warhol. The show has over one hundred pieces on display, including graphics, portfolios and original works on paper and canvas. The exhibition explores Warhol’s works from the artist’s early illustrative works of the 1950s, through to Warhol’s Pop Art heyday […]

14 May 2016

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Andy Warhol Museum Acquires Early Paint By Numbers Work

The Andy Warhol Museum has announced that it has acquired an early and important Warhol Pop art painting to add to its collection. Warhol’s Do It Yourself (Sailboats), painted in 1962, is one of five paintings in existence from this rare hand-painted, paint-by number series. The Warhol’s collection previously did not include an example of this seminal series […]

20 April 2016

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Andy Warhol Has Western Ukraine Square Named In His Honour

A square in the Zakarpattya region of the Western Ukraine has been renamed after Andy Warhol as part of the decommunisation process taking place in the region. The American artist who is of Ukrainian descent is known as one of the founders of pop-art. Warhol’s Ukrainian background, according to Wikipedia shows his parents were Rusyns from the town of Miko, now Mikova, in what is now Slovakia but was, […]

18 March 2016

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Andy Warhol Complete Hand Coloured Lithographic Shoe Portfolio To Be Auctioned

Sotheby’s London is to auction a complete portfolio consisting of 18 hand coloured lithographs of shoe designs by Andy Warhol – À la recherche du shoe perdu – together with Shoe and Leg, produced circa 1955. During a seven-year period, from 1953 to 1959, Warhol self-published a series of portfolios, books and individual prints. These were all offset lithographs, some […]

18 February 2016

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Andy Warhol Factory Sale: Christie’s Announces The Latest Online Edition

The latest edition in Christie’s series of online auctions dedicated to the work of Andy Warhol sees a selection of 110 works from his iconic Factory era. ‘Andy Warhol’s Factory’ will be open for online bidding from February 16 and will feature photographs, drawings and prints with highlights including self-portrait photographs as well as images of some of the memorable characters […]

17 February 2016

Paul Black Reviews: Andy Warhol At The Ashmolean – Celebrity And Death Anxiety

Artlyst has recently attended the new exhibition of works by Andy Warhol from the Hall Collection, curated by Norman Rosenthal, on show at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford. This is the latest exhibition in a number of Rosenthal-curated shows from the collection to take place at the museum in collaboration with the Hall Art Foundation, and […]

4 February 2016

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Andy Warhol At The Ashmolean: Norman Rosenthal Discusses The Late Pop Art Great

Artlyst has attended the new Norman Rosenthal-curated exhibition of works by Andy Warhol from the very personal Hall Collection, on show at the Ashmolean. This exhibition is the latest in a number of Rosenthal-curated shows from the collection to take place at the renowned institution in collaboration with the Hall Art Foundation. The show includes […]

5 January 2016

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Andy Warhol Cultural Icon Celebrity and Provocateur New Ashmolean Exhibition Announced

An important private collection of works by Andy Warhol will be on show at the Ashmolean, Oxford, from February. In collaboration with the Hall Art Foundation, over 100 paintings, sculptures, screen prints and drawings from the Hall Collection will be exhibited alongside loans of the artist’s films from The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh. Cultural icon, celebrity and provocateur, Warhol produced images that are […]

27 November 2015

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Lost Andy Warhol Photographs Exhibited At Kiwi Arts Group London

Kiwi Arts Group presents Warhol in London: Behind the Lens of William John Kennedy, a month long exhibition on Chiltern Street until 20 December. Featuring over 20 black & white and colour photographs of Andy Warhol that until recently had laid hidden in a dusty box. It is the first time the collection has ever […]

17 November 2015

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Tate Liverpool To Present Exhibition Recollecting The Missing Art To Come

Tate Liverpool presents An Imagined Museum: works from the Centre Pompidou, Tate and MMK collections sees three major European art museums bring together over 60 major, post 1945 artworks from their prestigious galleries. On display will be works by Marcel Duchamp, Claes Oldenburg, Bridget Riley, Dorothea Tanning, Andy Warhol, Rachel Whiteread and many more. You’ve […]

12 November 2015

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Ashmolean Museum: Andy Warhol, Elizabeth Price, Liu Dan For 2016 Programme

The Ashmolean Museum is to present Andy Warhol: Works From The Hall Collection, this spring exhibition will display, for the first time in public, an important private collection of works by Andy Warhol (1928‒1987). Cultural icon, celebrity and provocateur, Warhol produced images which are instantly recognisable, but this exhibition, through the lens of a private […]

30 September 2015

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The Silver Age Of Andy Warhol’s Factory Explored At Serena Morton II

Billy Name: The Silver Age is a collection of Billy Name’s iconic black and white photographs from Warhol’s Factory. Billy’s images from this period (1964-68) are one of the most important photographic documents of any single artist in history. Serena Morton II presents Billy Name: The Silver Age this September. Working with Reel Art Press, […]

10 September 2015

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Andy Warhol’s Jewish Geniuses Stolen And Replaced With Fakes

Nine Warhol prints of Jewish icons including Sigmund Freud and Gertrude Stein have gone missing from the walls of a movie editing studio in Los Angeles. The works are thought to be valued at $350,000, or £226,854 each, have been surreptitiously replaced by an industrious individual who had reportedly created fakes to replace the originals […]

21 August 2015

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Iconic Andy Warhol Paintings Disappear From Slovakia Warhol Museum

The Andy Warhol Museum of Modern Art in Medzilaborce, Slovakia has for the first time publicly reported that two well known canvases had gone missing. The artworks were loaned by the museum to a private individual who has since vanished. The museum houses the largest collection of the Pop artist’s work outside of the main museum in Pittsburgh USA. […]

16 August 2015

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Elvis Presley: The Artist As Cultural Icon 48 Years On

On the 48th anniversary of the death of Elvis Aaron Presley  (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977) here is a tribute to mass consumerism. Andy Warhol was as much about celebrity worship and consumerism as he was about the act of creation. Warhol was fascinated by popular culture, fame and celebrity and Elvis was the […]

4 July 2015

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Warhol and Ai Weiwei Explored In Joint US And Australian Exhibition

A major international exhibition exploring the influence of Andy Warhol and Ai Weiwei – two artistic innovators “known for their keen observation and documentation of contemporary society and everyday life”. will be held at Melbourne’s National Gallery of Victoria in December, moving to Pittsburgh in June 2016. The dissident Chinese artist has sited Warhol as a significant influence on […]

24 June 2015

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Artlyst Podcast: Jeremy Deller Discusses Andy Warhol And William Morris At Modern Art Oxford

At the age of 20, the Turner Prize winning artist Jeremy Deller took up an invitation from Andy Warhol to hang out at the artist’s eponymous Factory. It was 1986 and Deller was an art history graduate, bumping into Warhol at Anthony d’Offay Gallery, where he was approached by one of Warhol’s entourage. The visit […]

10 June 2015

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Never-Before-Displayed Andy Warhol Portrait Of Socialite To Make Public Debut At Masterpiece London

A decidedly rare and never-before-displayed Andy Warhol painting will make its public debut at Masterpiece London from 25 June to 1 July. The work depicts socialite and Manhattan-based real estate attorney Olga Berde Mahl and is unsurprisingly titled The Socialite. The painting was created between 1986–87, and comes to the fair courtesy of Indianapolis gallery […]

14 May 2015

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Andy Warhol’s Moonwalk From Buzz Aldrin Collection Up For Auction

Andy Warhol’s iconic screenprint Moonwalk, 1987 – which comes directly from the private collection of the moonwalker himself, Buzz Aldrin – highlights nearly 350 artworks by luminaries such as David Park and Ed Ruscha, as well as regional artists such as David Michael Bates in Heritage Auctions’ Modern & Contemporary Art Auction May 30 in […]

28 April 2015

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Empire State Building To Be Canvas For Andy Warhol And Georgia O’Keeffe

New York City is to celebrate two important occasions; firstly the public opening of the new Whitney Museum building, and secondly the 84th birthday of the Empire State Building. The two institutions have got together to create an LED light show featuring twelve iconic artworks interpreted by Emmy-nominated production designer Marc Brickman, having previously worked […]

24 April 2015

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Is The Mona Lisa Nothing More Than A Cultural Black Hole?

“Ars longa, vita brevis” should be uttered (and was, repeatedly, ad nauseum by my moustachioed diploma fine art tutor) with a heavy dose of irony. Yes, much art has a greater life span than the average puny human, yet even the Art Loss Register – a vast trove of seemingly endless recorded works gone, pinched, […]

26 March 2015

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Andy Warhol’s First Studio Lease Up For Auction At Sotheby’s On April 1

On April 1st a piece of art history will be available to purchase for anyone with $12,000 spare; as the lease for Andy Warhol’s very first studio at 159 East 87th Street between Lexington and Third Avenues will go under the hammer at auction at Sotheby’s New York Sale. So if you think having a […]

4 March 2015

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German State-Owned Portigon Collection Plan To Save Works From Deaccession

In January of this year the German state-owned bank Portigon AG of North Rhine-Westphalia, the rebranded successor of the WestLB which folded in 2012 during the financial crisis, decided to deaccession its entire art collection. The bank holds approximately 400-pieces of art, which includes works by Pablo Picasso, August Macke, Joseph Beuys, and Günther Uecker. […]

20 February 2015

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German Officials Plan To Prevent Portigon State-Owned Art Collection From Deaccession

Last month the German state-owned bank Portigon AG of North Rhine-Westphalia, the rebranded successor of the WestLB which folded in 2012 during the financial crisis, decided to deaccession its entire art collection. The bank holds approximately 400-pieces of art, which includes works by Pablo Picasso, August Macke, Joseph Beuys, and Günther Uecker. Now officials in […]

9 February 2015

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Andy Warhol Owned George Bellows Painting Bought By The Barber Institute

A work of art formerly in the collection of the late great master of Pop Art, Andy Warhol has been bought by the Barber Institute of Fine Arts in Birmingham, UK. The nude painted by George Bellows, was formerly in Andy Warhol’s collection from 1985 to ’87, when he died. The work has become the […]

4 February 2015

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Iconic Warhol Portraits Of Basquiat, Mapplethorpe, Copley For Bonhams Auction

Three works which are probably Andy Warhol’s most iconic portraits from the 1980s will go to auction at Bonhams in London on February 12 at the Post-War & Contemporary Art sale. Each work by the Factory artist depicts a person that was a close friend of Warhol, as well as an important figure of the […]

16 January 2015

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German Bank Portigon Defends Deaccession Of State-Owned Art Collection

Last week the German state-owned bank Portigon AG of North Rhine-Westphalia, the rebranded successor of the WestLB which folded in 2012 during the financial crisis, decided to deaccession its entire art collection. The bank holds approximately 400-pieces of art, which includes works by Pablo Picasso, August Macke, Joseph Beuys, and Günther Uecker. Portigon Chief Executive […]

12 January 2015

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German Bank Portigon To Sell Art Collection In Disturbing Trend

With the continued controversy surrounding the sale of two Andy Warhol paintings, ‘Triple Elvis’ (1963) and ‘Four Marlons’ (1966), having been sold by the Westspiel casino conglomerate. Museum directors in North Rhine-Westphalia sent a petition to the regional government in an attempt to prevent the paintings’ sale at Christie’s New York last November. In the […]