1. In 1976, Warhol visited Tehran to take photos for a portrait of Empress Farah Pahlavi. In 1978 he painted the Shah and his twin sister Princess Ashraf as well, though the Revolution prevented these portraits from being publicly displayed in Iran. This lecture considers Warhol’s Iranian portraits in multiple contexts: the OPEC oil crisis; Warhol’s celebrity portraits of the ’70s; and today’s global art market, in which these paintings help pose key questions about American Pop’s global legacies.

    Speaker

    Bryan Waterman Associate Professor of English, NYU; Visiting Associate Professor of Literature and Program Head for LiteratureNYUAD

    Open to the Public

    Date Thursday, October 23, 2014

    Time 6:00-7:30pm

    Location 19 Washington Square North, New York View map

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  2. Happy birthday, Andy.

     
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  4. ageofwarhol:

    ANDY WARHOL (1928-1987)
    Halston and Victor Hugo with American Flag
    dated ‘Jul 06 1982’ (on the reverse)
    two unique gelatin silver prints
    each: 8 x 10 in. (20.3 x 25.4 cm.)
    Executed in 1982.

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    Re-run.

     
  5. ageofwarhol:

    Andy Warhol (1928-1987)
    American Flag
    stamped and signed by Frederick Hughes (on the reverse)
    four stitched gelatin silver prints
    21½ x 27½ in. (54.7 x 69.9 cm.)
    Executed in 1976-1986. This work is unique.

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    Re-run.

     
  6. “Everybody has their own America,… a fantasy that they think is out there [but it is] pieced… together from scenes in movies and music and lines from books. And you live in your dream America that you’ve custom-made from art and schmaltz and emotions as much as you live in your real one.” –Andy Warhol

    (Source: manhattanrarebooks-art.com)

     
  7. Andy Warhol, “Statue of Liberty,” 1986.

    (Source: warhol.org)

     
  8. Warhol, “3D Statue of Liberty,” 1962. Watch a neato short about it here.

     
  9. DYK Andy Warhol’s mother did the calligraphy for The Story of Moondog (1958). Now help bring Moondog’s story to the big screen! Less than $400 to raise in the last hour!

     
  10. RIP Ultra Violet (1935-2014)