11 August 2012

Andy Warhol Fame I Wanna Live Forever – Dulwich Review

Andy Warhol (1928-1987) lived a life of irreconcilable contradictions.  He regularly went to church on Sunday, didn’t run up debts and didn’t do drugs.  He openly lived as a gay man at a time when many still preferred to hide their sexuality in the closet.  Yet, in the 1980s, he claimed that he was a […]

7 August 2012

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Robert Hughes Shock Of The New Art Critic Dies

Robert Hughes was perhaps the most irreverent art critic of his generation. He was not sucked into the ethos of the post 1960’s art world. Nor was he the puppet of art market forces, which dominate the present contemporary art scene. Born Robert Studley Forrest Hughes in Sydney, Australia, on 28 July 1938. Hughes was […]

6 August 2012

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Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art Reopens To The Public

After thirty years in the dark, one of the most important collections of 20th century art, compiled outside of the US or Europe has gone on display to the public. The Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art has reopened, for the first time since the Shah was ousted by Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini in 1979. The collection […]

21 June 2012

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LeRoy Neiman Artist Hero Of Andy Warhol Dies Age 91

The commercial artist LeRoy Neiman, who produced work for five Olympics has died age 91. He was one of the most prolific and well respected sports painter of all times. Neiman was regarded for his colour and impasto which went hand and hand with his action portrayal of athletes. He was a regular presence at […]

17 June 2012

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Olympic Homage Gagosian Presents Warhol and Basquiat Painting

To coincide with the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London, Gagosian Gallery is pleased to presentOlympic Rings, a painting made by Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat in 1985. At the suggestion of Swiss dealer Bruno Bischofberger, Warhol and Basquiat worked on a series of collaborative paintings between 1983 and 1985. Basquiat had always idolized Warhol […]

30 May 2012

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Andy Warhol And His NY Factory Comes To Hull

The Ferens Gallery is mounting a major exhibition of Andy Warhol, one of the most influential and infamous artists to emerge in post-war America.  A broad range of  Warhol’s work from the ARTIST ROOMS collection will be included, from rarely-seen stitched photographs to his iconic posters and late paintings. The unique stitched photographs produced in […]

24 May 2012

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Allen Jones 1m Pound Misogynistic Table Stimulates Sotheby’s Sale

Art from the estate of Gunter Sachs, the German billionaire former husband of Brigitte Bardot, has been sold for £35.6m at auction in London. The top lot was an Andy Warhol self-portraits, which sold for £5.4m and record breakers included a table by the British ‘Pop Artist’ Allen Jones which sold for nearly £1m  ($1,533,943). […]

18 May 2012

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Art Reaches Vanishing Point As Hayward Gallery Goes Invisible

A new exhibition at the Hayward gallery could prove the most subtle or the most pretentious exhibition of all time. Invisible Art brings together works from the past half century that explores ideas related to the invisible and the hidden. The exhibition includes work by some of the most important artists of our time as […]

10 May 2012

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Massive Money For Warhol & Ai Weiwei At Contemporary Art Auction

Sotheby’s contemporary art auction in New York last night saw massive sales of works by Andy Warhol, Francis Bacon, Roy Lichtenstein, and Ai Weiwei, with the latter two making record-breaking sums. Andy Warhol’s ‘Double Elvis’ silkscreen sold for a massive $37m (£23m), Roy Lichtenstein’s Sleeping Girl made $44.9m, while Ai Weiwei’s handmade porcelain Sunflower Seeds […]

8 May 2012

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‘Steal A Banksy’ Hotel Proposes Warhol Forgery Challenge

Art Series Hotels have launched another modern art-themed publicity stunt, following up on its Steal Banksy challenge. Last summer the Hotel group made headlines with their Steal Banksy Challenge. Guests at the Melbourne Art Series Hotels were invited to try and steal a number of Banksy artworks from off the wall: if they succeeded, it […]

3 May 2012

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Vital American Photographer Richard Avedon Honoured At Gagosian

Richard Avedon (1923-2004) – described by the New York Times as the one of those photographers who has helped ‘define America’s image of style, beauty and culture for the last half-century’ – is regarded as one of the most influential artists of the twentieth century. And now Gagosian Gallery is present an exhibition of his legendary […]

1 May 2012

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Installations And Warhol Dulwich Gets Set For An Olympic Summer

The Dulwich Picture Gallery is excited presents a monumental installation in its grounds to coincide with Andy Warhol: The Portfolios, The Bank of America Collection. The Four Seasons, a set of four fifteen-foot fibreglass sculptures by American artist and film-maker Philip Haas, will be the first ever public display of all four works and continues […]

21 April 2012

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London Original Print Fair Proves Prints Are Now The New Painting

With prices like the Grosvenor School prints reach the vanishing point The 27th London Original Print Fair opened its doors yesterday with over fifty exhibitors showing works with prices ranging from £100 to £100,000.  All the most reputable dealers were in evidence such as Austin Desmond, Alan Cristea, The Fine Art Society, Flowers (Editions), Marlborough […]

14 April 2012

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Helmut Newton David Lachapelle & Andy Warhol Headline Sale

Christie’s to hold a Modern Photography auction peddling iconic works by key photographers such as Helmut Newton, Irving Penn and David Lachapelle Christie’s describe the sale as ‘an opportunity to acquire some of the most important works of the history of photography, with works by 19th century masters, and a strong focus on post-war and […]

30 March 2012

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Banksy Artwork Auction Fetches Nearly Half A Million

Auction of artworks by street artist Banksy tots up over £400,000, massively exceeding estimates The auction of Urban Art was held at Bonhams last night.  It featured 17 art works by the internationally renowned graffiti artist, Banksy. It is the first time that some of the artwork has been up for auction, with many pieces […]

26 March 2012

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Banksy Auction Signals Embrace By Art Establishment

17 art works by the internationally renowned graffiti artist, Banksy, will be going under the hammer at Bonhams Urban Art Sale on 29 March 2012 It is the first time that some of the art work has been up for auction, with many pieces fetching some serious pre-sale estimations. Alan Montgomery, Urban Art Specialist at […]

22 March 2012

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Warhol Foundation Moves To Dismiss Velvet Underground Case

The controversial Andy Warhol Foundation has asked a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit brought by The 1960’s band The Velvet Underground over the iconic banana image that features on the cover of their 1967 album, The Velvet Underground & Nico. The Foundation raises the question that if the band hasn’t been in existence for […]

22 March 2012

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Andy Warhol The Portfolios At Dulwich Picture Gallery

An in-depth exhibition of Warhol’s print portfolios 1962-1984 Dulwich Picture Gallery has announced its summer exhibition Andy Warhol: The Portfolios, Bank of America Collection. The exhibition will focus on the period 1962-1984 during which Warhol focused almost exclusively on the silk-screen printing method. This is the first time the exhibition of 80 works from 13 […]

20 March 2012

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Andy Warhol Death Marked With Colossal Exhibition

The largest ever exhibition of iconic works by Andy Warhol has opened in Singapore Organized by The Andy Warhol Museum in Warhol’s home town of Pittsburgh, the new show takes place at the ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands to mark the 25th anniversary of the artist’s death.   ‘Andy Warhol: 15 Minutes Eternal’ features […]

12 March 2012

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Important Warhol Collection Goes Under The Hammer

Ex Brigitte Bardot Husband’s estate to be sold in May London,The art collection of the late playboy art dealer Gunter Sach, husband of Brigitte Bardot and friend of the artist Andy Warhol will be sold at Sotheby’s London in an auction in May. The sale contains over 300 items, ranging from iconic Pop Art works […]

11 March 2012

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Andy Warhol’s Top Gear Exhibition

Jeremy Clarkson would be proud to own one of these masterpieces Its difficult to imagine the Pop Artist Andy Warhol as a automotive obsessive but a current exhibition at the Montclair Art Museum, New Jersey from 6 March 2012, is set to shed light on Warhol and his relationship to cars and trucks. Over the […]

4 March 2012

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Kate Middleton Would Have been An Andy Warhol Superstar

The Duchess Of Cambridge steps out with grace and contemporary style If Andy Warhol were still alive he would have been 84 years young and still depicting popular culture in a cutting edge manner by summing up the zeitgeist of our 21st century culture. It is a given that Kate Middleton would have been a […]

3 March 2012

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Andy Warhol’s The Scream Goes Under the Hammer In London

As the world awaits Edvard Munch’s Original to be sold in New York in May Sotheby’s London, biannual sale of Old Master, Modern and Contemporary Prints held on Thursday, 29 March 2012, is highlighting Andy Warhol’s rare version of “The Scream (After Munch). The print is illustrated on the cover of the sale showing just […]

5 February 2012

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Major Warhol Retrospective Set For Asia

BNY Mellon, Christie’s, and Bloomberg sponsor Pan-Asian “15 Minutes Eternal” Exhibition Singapore is to mount a major Warhol retrospective exhibition, which is set to tour asia. The exhibit is called “15 Minutes Eternal” after the artist’s claim that “in the future, everyone will be world-famous for fifteen minutes.” The largest bank in the Pennsylvania, BNY […]

25 January 2012

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Sothebys Sale of Richter, Warhol And Freud To Make £35 Million

  February Contemporary Art Sale will include works by Gerhard Richter, Andy Warhol, Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud, Bridget Riley, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Takashi Murakami, Alighiero Boetti, Alberto Burri, and Leon Kossoff With 2011 being Sotheby’s 3rd most successful year of all time for Contemporary Art, – totalling at an incredible $1.17 billion – the auction house is […]

20 January 2012

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Velvet Underground Sue Andy Warhol For Banana

Vintage rock band The Velvet Underground have initiated legal action against the Andy Warhol Foundation over the use of their album cover designed by the late artist The band accuse the Foundation of trademark infringement, claiming that it has illegally allowed their iconic banana logo to be used on other products without permission. The banana […]

23 November 2011

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Gerald Laing British Pop Artist Dies

Pop Painter of Bardot and Winehouse dead at 75 The Pop Artist Gerald Laing whose most recent exhibition included paintings featuring the late singer Amy Winehouse has died age 75. Laing was born in Newcastle-upon-Tyne and had been living on the Black Isle, near Inverness for many years. He was a close friend of the […]

9 November 2011

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Warhol and Lichtenstein See Christie’s Reversal Of Fortune

  $247.6m sale total at Christie’s makes up for last week’s auction in which even work by Degas failed to find a buyer We speculated yesterday that the lukewarm contemporary sale at Phillips De Pury was perhaps attributable to buyers guarding their purse strings in anticipation of bigger sales at rival houses later in the […]

20 October 2011

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Warhol Authentication Board To Close

Controversial board dissolved foundation now to Concentrate on core business It was announced yesterday that the controversial Andy Warhol Art Authentication Board will be dissolved in 2012. After over 7m dollars in lawsuits the Foundation has decided to throw in the towel and review its core function.  The president of the foundation, Joel Wachs explained, […]

17 October 2011

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Pop Artist Warhol Rolls Royce Goes Under The Hammer

The aspirational brown motor car is offered by Bonhams Auctioneers “The legendary Pop Artist Andy Warhol’s car is to join other famed autos at a Scottsdale sale of fine and classic cars. Screen goddess Marlene Dietrich’s 1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom will be in good company at Bonhams’ inaugural Scottsdale sale come January. The 1974 Rolls-Royce Silver […]

6 October 2011

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Warhol The Factory And The Downtown Scene 1965

New London Exhibition By Photographer David McCabe documents a year at The Factory The Factory: Warhol and His Circle by David McCabe; at the Proud gallery in Chelsea is a photographic memoir shot over a year documenting the New York subculture of the 1960’s. This exhibition features historically important portraits of Andy Warhol, Edie Sedgwick […]

26 September 2011

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Warhol And Scott To Raise Millions In Irish Repo Case

14 major works of art to be auctioned in London and New York Two paintings by the Anglo/Irish artist William Scott and an Andy Warhol Dollar Sign canvas are going under the hammer to settle the debts of Irish property tycoon, Derek Quinlan. The works of art are estimated at $3m. A total of 14 […]