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To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Wexner Center for the Arts, the multidisciplinary contemporary arts institution will hold its most impressive exhibition in “Transfigurations: Modern Masters from the Wexner Family Collection,” which opens to the public on Sept. 20. That this is the Wexner Center’s most significant exhibition is saying a lot, considering past ones have included icons like Andy Warhol and Annie Leibovitz.

When modern masters like Alberto Giacometti, Jean Dubuffet and Pablo Picasso are involved — all from the personal collection of Leslie and Abigail Wexner — it signals a watershed moment.

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Christie’s has announced that two monumental works by Andy Warhol will lead its highly anticipated Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Sale on November 12. The silkscreen paintings, “Triple Elvis [Ferus Type]” (1963) and “Four Marlons” (1966), are expected to fetch around $70 million each. Brett Gorvy, Chairman and International Head of Post-War and Contemporary Art at Christie’s, suspects that interested buyers could try to acquire both works and keep them as a unique pair. Warhol’s current record at auction was set last November at Sotheby’s when his two-panel painting “Silver Car Crash (Double Disaster)” sold for $104.5 million.

“Triple Elvis” and “Four Marlons” are being offered for sale by the German casino company WestSpiel.

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"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 Warhol’s pivotal role in re-defining the access to culture and art as we know it today. Highlights include the Marilyn Diptych, Dance Diagram and Do-it-Yourself paintings, and other loans from international collections and the ARTIST ROOMS collection. Also presented will be a spectacular evocation of the Exploding Plastic Inevitable, Warhol’s famed ‘total art’ environment which provided the framework for performances by the Velvet Underground.

The exhibition brings together more than 100 artworks and is the first solo exhibition of Andy Warhol’s (1928–1987) work in the north of England.

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 A new partnership between the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York and The Warhol in Pittsburgh will help preserve Andy Warhol’s entire film collection. Approximately 500 of the Pop artist’s films, which have resided in MoMA’s collection since the early 1990s, will be digitized. The award-winning visual effects company MPC will assist in the frame-by-frame scanning of over 1,000 rolls of 16mm film and the subsequent conversion to high resolution images. The project, which begins this month, is expected to take several years to complete.

While a few Warhol films such as “Empire” (1964) and “The Chelsea Girls” (1966) are icons of avant-garde cinema, many of the works in MoMA’s collection have never been seen by the public.

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The Bellevue Arts Museum in Bellevue, Washington, is currently hosting the exhibition “Under Pressure: Contemporary Prints from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and his Family Foundation.” The show, which features works by artists such as Chuck Close, Roy Lichtenstein, Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, Barbara Kruger, Sol Lewitt, and Andy Warhol, traces printmaking’s rise to prominence in post-war American art. Drawn from real estate mogul Jordan D. Schnitzer’s vast collection, “Under Pressure” includes examples from major movements within contemporary art such as Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, Photorealism, and Minimalism.

During the late 1950s, the art world experienced a groundswell of interest in printmaking. Ignoring the stigma associated with the process, pioneering artists such as Rauschenberg and Johns began experimenting with a variety of techniques, including offset lithography, screen printing, wood-cutting, lino-cutting, and laser-cutting.

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Recently acquired prints by Andy Warhol and works by other internationally renowned artists will be on display at Indiana State University, Aug. 18-Sept. 19.

The exhibition “POPOP: Pop and Op Art” consists of 53 works in a variety of mediums — screenprints, lithographs, paintings, ceramic sculptures, and multiples — dating from 1965 to 2011. Among the highlights of the exhibition are two paintings by Ed Paschke from his shoe and accordion series, two large screenprints from Andy Warhol’s “Cowboys and Indians” portfolio, Claes Oldenburg’s 1965 “London Knees” portfolio, two large ceramic sandwiches by Dick Hay and Richard Anuszkiewicz’s “Inward Eye” portfolio.

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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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Paige Powell remembers the first time she met the artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, who would later become her boyfriend. Although “The Andy Warhol Diaries” cites Aug. 9, 1983 as the couple’s first date, for Powell, the enduring impression came earlier.

It was 1981, around the time she saw a show of graffiti artist A-One over at Fashion Moda in the South Bronx. Her boyfriend at the time, Jay Shriver, Warhol’s technical assistant, took her to Basquiat’s loft on Crosby Street.

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Tuesday, 05 August 2014 11:39

Warhol Print Fails to Sell Online

Andy Warhol’s print of a nickel coin was expected to sell for as much as $30,000 in a money-themed online auction on Instead, the 1986 work failed to draw a single bid, the biggest casualty of the “Currency” sale in which 65 percent of the 20 lots went unsold.

None of this information can be gleaned now. When the auction ended at 5 p.m. on July 24, the estimates and final bids vanished from the site. So much for transparency.

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The Cantor Center for Visual Arts at Stanford University announced that it has received three significant gifts from separate donors. The bequests greatly increase the museum’s holdings of works by the postwar artist Richard Diebenkorn, Pop art pioneer Andy Warhol, and the African-American painter Jacob Lawrence. The Cantor Center, which opened in 1894, houses one of the largest collections of Auguste Rodin sculptures in the world. The institution also has a sizeable collection of postwar American art.

Phyllis Diebenkorn, a Stanford alumna, donated 26 of her late husband’s sketchbooks, which contain well over 1,000 drawings, to the museum. The sketches, which span Diebenkorn’s long and varied career, will be converted into digital scans, making them readily accessible to students and scholars.

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