This is a new series by historian James Payne demystifying great works of art. We will be adding to this page as the content is produced.
12 March 2020
Andy Warhol (1928-1987) has, even since his death more than thirty years ago, retained a central position in the world of contemporary art.
18 February 2020
In 1987, in a eulogy given at a Memorial Mass for Andy Warhol, the art historian John Richardson revealed the extent of Warhol’s Catholic devotion and faith. Richardson shared with the congregation of 2,000 at New York’s St Patrick’s Cathedral that Warhol had attended Mass several times a week at the St. Vincent Ferrer parish, […]
28 October 2019
Andy Warhol Tate Modern retrospectivecelebrates one of the most influential artists of the 20th century. His life and work continue to fascinate and be interpreted anew. A shy, gay man from a religious, migrant, low-income family, he forged his own distinct path to emerge as the epitome of the pop art movement. Launching next spring, […]
Lee Radziwill The socialite sister of Jackie Kennedy Onassis and friend to Pop Artist Andy Warhol has died age 85.
Interview magazine has ceased publishing with immediate effect and closed their New York office. The 50-year old stalwart of NY chic was founded by Andy Warhol has suffered months of turmoil, with lawsuits filed by former employees of the magazine.
24 July 2017
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
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?
A new exhibition at the Andy Warhol Museum is the first comprehensive look at Andy Warhol’s engagement with the body.
23 May 2016
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]