Tag: Andy Warhol

NYAA’S 2016 “TAKE HOME A NUDE” ART AUCTION BREAKS RECORDS

On Monday, October 24, the 25th annual "Take Home a Nude®" art party + auction to benefit the New York Academy of Art was held at Sotheby’s in New York. For the first time, the event raised more than a million dollars. Guests from the worlds of media, fashion and the arts attended, including Glenda Bailey, Francisco…

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SONIA RYKIEL: THE LIBERATOR OF WOMEN’S FASHION

1968: the year of revolution in Paris! Beginning with student strikes and ending with a fearful Charles De Gaulle fleeing the country, the events of May 1968 brought France to a standstill. It was the Swinging Sixties, and French society was desperate for a change. It was amongst this atmosphere of rebellion that Sonia Rykiel…

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PUBLIC, PRIVATE, SECRET @ ICP MUSEUM – NYC – JUNE 23 – JAN 08

"Public, Private, Secret" International Center of Photography 250 Bowery, NY 10012 June 23rd, 2016 - January 08, 2017 The International Center of Photography has packed up and moved to their new downtown Manhattan location on Bowery Street. The ICP Museum opened their doors on June 23rd with a new exhibition entitled, "Public, Private, Secret" which…

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ANDY WARHOL + AI WEIWEI @ THE ANDY WARHOL MUSEUM – PITTSBURGH – JUNE 4 – AUG 28

Andy Warhol | Ai Weiwei The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh June 4th - August 28th, 2016 The Warhol’s current exhibition explores Andy Warhol and Ai Weiwei’s similarities in theme and their influence on contemporary culture, while showcasing the differences of the artists practices. Although the artists were contemporaries during the 1980s, Ai Weiwei had a…

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amfAR’s CINEMA AGAINST AIDS CANNES GALA 2016

On May 19th, the star-studded evening of the 23rd amfAR gala at Cannes Film Festival and was presented by Harry Winston and Bold Films. The disco themed event took place at the the Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Antibes, France, and featured unique and one of a kind auction pieces, memorable speeches, and legendary performances all…

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SOHO ARTS CLUB BENEFIT AUCTION FEATURED 25 CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS

On Saturday, April 30th, SoHo Arts Club hosted an auction at 76 Wooster Street. Works by 25 contemporary artists were on display and also available for bidding. Artists that participated in the event include: Alexander Calder, Anthony Lister, Chad Muska, Judith Supine, Mr. Brainwash, Retna, Bradley Theodore, Tripp Derrick Barnes, and others. The founder of SoHo Arts…

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ART HISTORY’S GREATEST MUSES

In Greek Mythology, the Muses were the goddesses of science, literature and the arts. The source of knowledge for all creative endeavors, no man could create their master work or piece de resistance without their divine intervention. Art history is full of these celestial beings, come down to earth in human form. Like their namesakes, these…

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JEAN PAUL GAULTIER COUTURE SPRING 2016

Trust the 'enfant terrible' to pull off one of the most raucous shows of the week. Viva Le Discotheque, was Jean Paul Gaultier’s message as models danced down his runway smoking, sipping champagne, carrying their high heels and high fiving each other. The setting of the show was a reinterpretation of the infamous 1980s Paris nightclub…

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HIGHLIGHTS AND TRENDS FROM THE 2014 ART MARKET

The art market is a world in itself, and often goes unmentioned within the discussion of what art is being created, but it is an undeniable force which is driving what is being created now. In 2014, the market had a record year, with Christie's leading the way, having announced art sales of $8.4 billion,…

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RICHARD TUTTLE ON THE PURPOSE OF ART

I’ve long been in awe of Richard Tuttle’s works. At first, as a child: I despised his work and my taste instantly went towards Warhol and Koons. But soon, as an adolescent, my heart awoke to the splendors of the finely grained beauties of the world – those dappled rarer things – and my eyes crawled…

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“ME, BLONDIE, AND THE ADVENT OF PUNK” PHOTO BOOK OUT THIS SEPTEMBER

On September 23, an incredible book of photography will be released. Chris Stein - Blondie co-founder, guitarist, and songwriter - takes us on a journey in "Chris Stein/Negative: Me, Blondie, and the Advent of Punk" to a time of angst and exploration, exploring the intimate life of Blondie throughout their daily life together and the…

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FACTORY DAYS – A LOOK BACK AT THE IMPACT OF WARHOL’S WORLD

At the center of his influence stood The Factory. Between 1962 and 1984 The Factory would inhabit three locations, residing first in Manhattan’s Midtown neighborhood at East 47th street, until it moved downtown to the Union Square West neighborhood where it remained until 1973. Then it moved again just slightly north of Union Square Park.…

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WARHOL SUPERSTAR ULTRA VIOLET PASSES AWAY AT 78

Isabelle Collin Dufresne, better known as Ultra Violet, has passed away at the age of 78. Once a muse for the likes of Andy Warhol and Salvador Dali, Ultra Violet appeared in several of Warhol's films. During her later years, Andy Warhol's Superstar was living as an artist in her own right. This past Spring,…

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ULTRA VIOLET LP RELEASED FROM THE VAULT

On March 12th Capitol Records finally released Ultra Violet's LP "Ultra Violet." A record that had been long forgotten back in 1973 when the label printed, but never released the LP. Ultra Violet was a colleague and superstar for Andy Warhol and was also known for running in the same circles as Salvador Dali. More importantly, she's…

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SAVE THE VILLAGE @ STEVEN KASHER GALLERY – JAN 30 – MARCH 8

Fred W. McDarrah: Save the Village January 30th - March 8th, 2014 Steven Kasher Gallery, New York City Save the Village is a collection of over 130 rare and iconic vintage prints spanning the years 1958 to 1979 which seeks to demonstrate that Fred W. McDarrah was the most curious, knowledgeable, and indefatigable photographer of the…

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STEPHEN DORFF AND FABIAN BASABE TAKE OVER THE STREETS OF THE DESIGN DISTRICT

It was a party in the streets last night as KIWI Arts Group celebrated the success of their four current projects alongside Gallery Shchukin in the heart of Miami Design District. The four buildings on the corner of NE 40t and 1st Avenue featured the work of attending artists David Datuna, William John Kennedy, and…

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JOHN GIORNO @ MAX WINGRAM GALLERY – NEW YORK – NOVEMBER 20 – JANUARY 18

  John Giorno 106 New Bond St London W1S 1DN, United Kingdom November 20 – January 18 New York based, John Giorno is considered to be one of the pioneers of Performance Poetry. With a career spanning over 50 years, many influential figures of the contemporary art world, as far as the 1960s rank of writers and…

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A LOOK BACK AT THE LIFE OF LOU REED

Many a New Yorker is making a pilgrimage to Ludlow St or Lexington and 125th to pay tribute to one of the greatest songwriters of our time, with Lou Reed’s ‘I’m Waiting For The Man,’ blasting hypnotically from their cans on the way. The notoriously brooding co-founder of The Velvet Underground and legendary New York…

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