4 February 2015


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


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


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 […]

5 January 2015


Andy Warhol Best Selling Artist At Auction For Third Consecutive Year

Andy Warhol once stated, “Good business is the best art,” now the Pop artist who died in 1987 has proven to be the best selling artist of 2014. Out of 1,295 works by Warhol sold at auction in the last year they achieved $653.2m (£425m) leaving most other rivals behind with Picasso coming in a […]

5 January 2015


Tate Modern And The World Goes Pop For 2015

Tate Modern will present ‘The World Goes Pop’, a ground-breaking exhibition revealing how artists around the world engaged with the spirit of Pop, from Latin America to Asia, and from Europe to the Middle East. The show will explode the traditional story of Pop art and show how different cultures contributed, re-thought and responded to […]

20 December 2014


Jeremy Deller Explores Warhol, Morris And The Factory

In 1986 a young Jeremy Deller took up an invitation from Andy Warhol to hang out at the artist’s eponymous Factory. Deller was an art history graduate, bumping into Warhol at Anthony d’Offay Gallery, where The Turner Prize winning artist was approached by one of Warhol’s entourage. The visit remained entirely professional, and the result […]

13 December 2014


Jeremy Deller Mixes A Cocktail Of Warhol, Morris And Politics

Little did the Turner Prize winning artist Jeremy Deller realise that a chance meeting with Andy Warhol would have a pivotal effect on his creative perspective, and future art career. At the tender age of 20, the artist took up an invitation from Warhol to hang out at the artist’s eponymous Factory. It was 1986 […]

12 December 2014


Warhol Nephews Defend Alleged Liz Portrait’s ‘Patient Thief’

In October it was reported that the Andy Warhol Foundation filed a lawsuit against former Warhol bodyguard Agusto Bugarin after it was alleged that the former employee had stolen a 1964 Warhol portrait of Elizabeth Taylor, resulting in Manhattan Supreme Court justice Cynthia Kern then blocked the painting from being sold. Now further details have […]

9 December 2014

Love Is Enough: William Morris & Andy Warhol – Modern Art Oxford

Modern Art Oxford presents ‘Love Is Enough’ an exhibition drawing together works from public and private collections in the UK and USA, and juxtaposing the work of Pop legend Andy Warhol with the Victorian textile designer, poet, novelist, translator, and socialist activist William Morris. The show is curated by Turner Prize-winning artist Jeremy Deller. Works on […]

6 December 2014


Jeremy Deller Talks To Artlyst About Warhol, Morris And Love

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 […]

4 December 2014


Andy Warhol Marilyn Tapestry On Display In UK For First Time At Modern Art Oxford

A tapestry of Marilyn Monroe by Andy Warhol is on display to the public for the first time in the UK as part of ‘Love Is Enough’, an exhibition exploring the similarities between William Morris and Andy Warhol curated by Turner Prize-winning artist Jeremy Deller; at Modern Art Oxford from December 6th until 8th March […]

26 November 2014


New and Established Names Under The Hammer At Phillips’ “Under The Influence” Auction

Phillips auction house continues with its particular niche of offering recently executed works by younger, emerging artists with its upcoming “Under The Influence” sale in London on December 10th. The sale, which will introduce the work of artists Erik Lindman and Paul Cowan to auction for the first time and includes lower priced works by […]

24 November 2014

Transmitting Andy Warhol – Tate Liverpool

Transmitting Andy Warhol is the first solo exhibition of Warhol work in the north of England and brings together more than 100 works, across a range of media with major paintings to explore Warhol experiments with mass-produced imagery, which he ‘transmitted’ back into the public realm. The works will be exhibited alongside Gretchen Bender. Also […]

15 November 2014


Rare Warhol Once Owned By U2 For Auction At Bonhams

The Pop Art principle of Andy Warhol was reproduction; so, to find a work that is the one and only version is a rarity. The exceptional Warhol work in question is entitled, ‘New Coke’ (1985), is up for auction on December 9th at London’s Bonhams ‘Print and Multiples sale’. The artwork is estimated to sell […]

12 November 2014


Two Sigmar Polke Works Saved From Liquidation

The state bank of Germany’s North Rhine-Westphalia has decided against selling two Sigmar Polke works of art following a countrywide controversy over the deaccessioning of two Andy Warhol works of art – reported by Monopol. The German casino conglomerate Westspiel, which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the bank, announced the decision to sell the pair […]

11 November 2014


Ina Ginsburg Friend To Andy Warhol And Patron To The Arts Dies At 98

Ina Ginsburg was a prominent Washington D.C. society hostess; for more than half a century she strived to elevate the arts and also the art of socialising – the art regular was as a prominent hostess in Washington; she was a fund-raiser and an ever- fashionable member of the ‘unelected with influence’ in the U.S. […]

4 November 2014


Andy Warhol Absolut Collaboration Celebrated With Digital Art Exchange

Original digital artworks will be entered into The Andy Warhol Art Exchange by Absolut. for the world’s largest online art exchange. Absolut provides fun and easy-to-use generative art tools, enabling anyone to be an artist, so people from around the world can unleash their creative spirits and submit their own original work. All participants will […]

31 October 2014


Film Producer Sues Warhol Icon’s Widower Over Image Copyright

Film producer David Weisman and the widower of Edie Sedgwick; Michael Post are fighting a bitter legal battle over the image rights of the late Warhol superstar, Courthouse News reports. The producer included Sedgwick in his first film, Ciao! Manhattan (1972), the film was a fictionalised account of the heiress-cum-Warhol-Factory-icon’s life. Weisman went on to […]

21 October 2014


Politicians Wade Into Casino’s Plan To Sell £80 Million Warhols

Germany’s ongoing controversy over the sale of two Andy Warhol paintings has become a war of words as politicians have waded into the continuing issue over the sale of the works reported the FAZ newspaper. ‘Triple Elvis (1963)’ and ‘Four Marlons (1966)’ hold a combined estimated value of £79 million and are being sold by […]

16 October 2014


Anger Over Casino’s Plans To Sell £80 Million Warhols

In mid-september the German casino conglomerate Westspiel announced their plan to sell ‘Triple Elvis’ (1963) and ‘Four Marlons’ (1966) at Christie’s, New York in November. The paintings are expected to fetch over €100 million or £80 million. A petition has since been sent by twenty-six museum directors in Germany’s North Rhine-Westphalia to the regional government, […]

11 October 2014


Andy Warhol: Iconic Superstar Women Auctioned At Sotheby’s New York

Sotheby’s is presenting a large selection of ‘Warhol’s Women’, portraits of iconic superstars and muses, November 11-12, as part of their NY contemporary art evening sale. With estimates from $1 million to $30 million. On 11 and 12 November an unprecedented line up of Andy Warhol’s best known female stars. The selection of seven paintings […]

29 September 2014


Andy Warhol 1964 NY World’s Fair Scandal Explored In New Exhibition

The Andy Warhol Museum has mounted an exhibition marking the 50th anniversary of the Warhol scandal at the 1964 NY World’s Fair. 13 Most Wanted Men: Andy Warhol and the 1964 World’s Fair examines the controversy surrounding Warhol’s work commissioned for the facade of the Fair’s New York State Pavilion, in which the artist chose […]

28 September 2014


Andy Warhol Foundation And Absolut Celebrate 30 Years Of Art

The Andy Warhol Foundation and Absolut are celebrating the brand’s first artistic collaboration with Warhol in 1986 that became the catalyst for Absolut’s nearly thirty year engagement with contemporary arts. With the foundation’s full support, Absolut will reimagine the iconic painting that Warhol created of the Absolut bottle for a new, limited-edition Andy Warhol Edition […]

24 September 2014


Seoul’s Gallery Seomi Owner Arrested By Authorities

Some say that the artworld is the most unregulated industry next to that of the illegal drugs trade. The controversial Hong Song-won, owner of Seoul’s Gallery Seomi, has been arrested over suspicions that she sold artworks ordered to be seized by a Seoul court, the Korea Times reports. A Seoul court ordered the confiscation of […]

6 September 2014


Warhol Elvis and Brando Masterpieces Star In Christie’s Autumn Line-Up

Two iconic portraits by Andy Warhol featuring Elvis Presley and Marlon Brando, two of the most important male celebrities in Warhol’s pantheon of stars will go under the hammer at Christie’s New York ,this autumn, on November 12th. Triple Elvis and Four Marlons are expected to realize in the region of $130 million. “As such […]

2 September 2014


Jeremy Deller Examines The Prolific Careers Of Andy Warhol and William Morris

The Turner Prize-winning artist Jeremy Deller is mounting a new curated exhibition at Modern Art Oxford, in December. Bringing together rarely seen works by William Morris and Andy Warhol, Deller’s ‘Love is Enough’ will examine the prolific careers of these two figures, each of whom developed an artistic practice and a conceptual framework that helped […]

24 August 2014


Andy Warhol Exhibition Explores His Experimental Platforms Used To Disseminate Art

Transmitting Andy Warhol is the first exhibition to explore Andy Warhol (1928 – 1987) and his role in establishing new platforms to disseminate art, and his experimentation with new approaches to art reception that redefined artistic practice and distribution. The first solo exhibition of Warhol’s work in the north of England, Transmitting Andy Warhol rethinks […]

6 August 2014


Andy Warhol’s Shadows Installation Featured At MOCA This Autumn

A rare opportunity to see Andy Warhol’s Shadows installation at Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA) from September 20, 2014 – February 2, 2015 has been announced for autumn. The exhibition marks the first West Coast presentation of Shadows (1978-79), a monumental painting in 102 parts. Andy Warhol: Shadows is organized by Dia Art […]

4 August 2014


Warhol Superstar Artist Ultra Violet Dies In Manhattan Age 78

Isabelle Collin Dufresne, better known as the Warhol ‘Superstar’ Ultra Violet, has died at a Manhattan hospital. It is rare that we miss reporting the passing of someone so seminal as this, but even though a month has elaspsed it is still relevant to Artlyst. Born 6 September 1935 in La Tronche, Grenoble, France. Her […]

25 April 2014


Andy Warhol: Groundbreaking 1985 Digital Computer Art Experiments Discovered

A number of floppy disks containing digital drawings created by the Pop artist Andy Warhol has been uncovered in the Warhol archives. Towards the end of his life, Warhol saved files of digital information which was trapped on Amiga floppy disks. The Warhol’s archives collection extracted with the help of members of the Carnegie Mellon […]

12 April 2014


Andy Warhol: Anthony d’Offay Provenance Self-Portraits Go Under The Hammer

Sotheby’s New York will feature a unique group of Six late Self Portraits by Andy Warhol in their Evening Auction of Contemporary Art on 14 May 2014.  The series are among the final works the artist created before his untimely death in 1987. Executed in 1986 – 20 years after the artist’s last great series […]

4 April 2014


Tete-a-tete with Andy Warhol’s ‘Skull’

Sultana Raza at Art Expo New York 2014 4-6 April Exhibited at Basak Malone’s Booth 411, alongwith Andy Warhol’s ‘Skull’, Sultana Raza’s skulls from her HumanTechHybrid series will have an interesting time, giving news of the 21st century, where a lot has changed in terms of the human brain function, and assorted chips in the […]