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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 Foundation and coordinated by MOCA Senior Curator Bennett Simpson.
Conceived as one work in multiple parts, Warhol’s exceptional series of variously silkscreened and hand painted canvases features two different compositions, ranging in hue from an electric green to a somber brown. Culled from photographs of shadows taken in The Factory, the artist’s New York City Studio, the Shadowspaintings alternate between positive and negative imprints. With few exceptions, “the peak” or black positive always appears on a colored ground, while “the cap,” a smaller, colored form, hovers before a black background.

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Tuesday, 17 June 2014 10:56

Warhol Star, Ultra Violet, has Passed Away

Isabelle Collin Dufresne, the French-born artist, actress and author known as Ultra Violet, the beauty among the superstars of Andy Warhol’s glory days at his studio, the Factory, died early Saturday morning at a Manhattan hospital. She was 78 and lived in Manhattan and in Nice, France.

The death was confirmed by William Butler, a family friend. A cousin, Carole Thouvard Revol, said the cause was cancer.

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While no formal announcement has been made, the Pittsburgh-based Andy Warhol Museum released a statement in an email revealing that the “The Warhol” was a possibility. Museum officials said, “Along with the other collaborators of this potential gallery space/annex in the Essex Crossing development, we are excited about the possibilities and opportunities it could bring for us and to Manhattan’s Lower East Side.” The collaborative gallery would feature Warhol’s work and would be part of the Seward Park Urban Renewal Area, a large development aimed at transforming downtown Manhattan.

The pop artist, who was born in Pittsburgh, moved to New York City in 1949 at the age of 21. His studio, which was known as “The Factory” became a hub for New York’s underground artists, writers and musicians.

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