Tag Archives: Andy Warhol

FaceOff: Pt. 2

Andy Warhol, Still Life, c. 1975, Unique vintage gelatin silver print, 8"x10" (The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh; Contribution The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. © 2012 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York, photo number 2001.2.578)

Love him or hate him, Andy Warhol’s legacy is not going anywhere. For the last several years, his unique photographs (never reprinted) have been all the rage at The Armory Show. Rather than cash in on Warhol’s infamy from the Pop days, the exhibitions that follow this spring uncover his prismatic talent that extends beyond a nightlife persona and cult films.

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Representational Painting and Punk

David Johansen, Dee Dee Ramone and Alan Vega in the Foreground at Max's Kansas City, 1974 Courtesy of the artist and Steven Kasher Gallery

David Johansen, Dee Dee Ramone and Alan Vega in the Foreground at Max's Kansas City, 1974 Courtesy of the artist and Steven Kasher Gallery

Painting may never have died completely but there was a moment, in the late 1960s and early 1970s, when its dominant conventions felt hopelessly inadequate.  Abstract Expressionism, with its emphasis on autonomy and the sublime, held little interest for a radicalized avant-garde; conceptual art, which could … Continue reading »

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