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April 2010
(to March 2010 )

Dee-Lite's Lady Miss Kier to DJ at the Penny Arcade Experience at Le Poisson Rouge

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Penny Arcade

Penny Arcade (Women in Revolt) will be doing a special one-off show at Le Poisson Rouge on 158 Bleecker St in New York on Friday 23 April which will include (in addition to "The BEST Erotic dancers!" and "Hot Hysterical comedy with live mixed video from Stemming The Tide of Cultural Amnesia") a special performance homage to the recently deceased Caffe Cino playwright and New York legend, Harry Koutoukas. Miss Lady Kier from Dee-Lite will be the D.J.

Penny Arcade (aka Susana Ventura):

"I am really excited about this night....my work is all about the community of the audience that attends and our joint goal of transformation fun and interaction on every possible level including the tender ephermal ones......"

Details at: http://lepoissonrouge.com/events/artist/1777.

Facebook page at: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=112919058736964.

Penny Arcade's website is at: http://www.pennyarcade.tv.

The Amazon page for Penny's new book, Bad Reputation: Performances, Essays, Interviewsbook is here.

Billy Name Pop Portrait commissions at the Chelsea Hotel

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Edie Sedgwick
photographed by Billy Name

Billy Name will be doing commissioned photographic portraits during the Billy Name Pop Portraits event at the Chelsea Hotel on May 2, 2010. A book and poster signing will also take place, with copies of a new limited edition book, Factory Fotos, to be sold at the event - only 250 copies will be available. Photosessions can be booked for $400 through Billy's agent Kymara Lonergan at 207-286-7399 or by emailing kymara@kymara.com.

[Update 23 October 2010: Billy Name is no longer represented by Kymara Lonergan.]

For press inquiries and information requests, interested media please contact Workhouse Publicity, Executive Assistant, Jessie Lison via email jessie@workhousepr.net or directly by telephone 212. 645. 8006.

Holly Woodlawn in Italy

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Holly Woodlawn in Italian intellectual drag at Torino's GLBT Film Festival ('Da Sodoma a Hollywood')
Left: Holly talks about the Factory, Centre: Holly discusses superstardom, Right: Holly on death

Site-user Pierre Skene has alerted me to footage of an interview with Holly Woodlawn at Torino's GLBT Film Festival (which took place April 15 to 22, 2010), that has materialized on YouTube. Topics discussed by Holly include the Factory, superstardom, Madonna and death.

The footage can be accessed by clicking on one of the images above or by going to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v-9jp3xxLLk (Superstardom)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5c4x5Fx5jPI
(Factory)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uT-0ssOJeTE
(Death)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVyY__9WVHY
(Responsibility of a legend)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=679XzAyvCJ8
(Madonna)

Details of the festival at: http://www.tglff.com/servizio/news/Holly-superstar.

Although Holly's autobiography, A Low Life in High Heels, is currently out of print, used copies can be found on Amazon here.

Photos from Jayne County's Mad Tea Party at the Chelsea Hotel (April 9 - 11, 2010)

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Left: Jayne County and Billy Name (Photo: Pierre Skene)
Right: Kymara Lonergan and Billy Name (Photo: Christopher James Lum "Acidtonguemuzik")

Jayne County party

Top Row: Billy Name, Penelope Palmer, Penny Arcade, Colette
Bottom Row: Jayne County, Robert Heide, John Gilman, Ivy Nicholson, Ultra Violet and Hoop
(Photos by Hoop/http://hoopmobiles.blogspot.com)

Schedule for Jayne County's Mad Tea Party at the Chelsea Hotel

Jayne County's "Mad Tea Party" will kick off at the Chelsea Hotel on Friday, 9 April 2010. Jayne appeared in Andy Warhol's play, Pork, at the Roundhouse in London in 1971.

The schedule of events will be as follows:

Friday, 9 April 2010

7:00PM: DJ Pre Phab
7:00PM: Premiere exhibit and sale of the never-before-seen artistic works of Jayne County, Billy Name and Mick Rock. Exhibit and sale of the artistic works of Prairie Prince, Mick Rock, Christopher Makos, Anton Perich, Blake Boyd, Gretchen Berg, Mary Woronov, Ultra Violet, Shepard Fairey, Walter Steding, Hoop and his “Hoopmobile” and John Conroy.
8:00PM: Jayne County and The War Holes perform live

Saturday, 10 April 2010

1:00PM: Continuation of exhibit and sale of the artistic works by the artists provided above.
3:00PM: Indie Film presentation curated by Bill Woods
7:00PM: Dave Street & Co. performing excerpts from their play
7:45PM: Fashion show by “Live Fast” NYC
9:00PM: Live music by Paul Joseph

Sunday, 11 April 2010

1:00PM: Continuation of exhibit and sale of the artistic works by the artists provided above.
3:00PM: Award-winning Indie Film Friends with Benefits directed by Gorman Bechard followed by a Q & A with the director
7:00PM: Performance by the Supertones

To purchase tickets, please contact Kymara Lonergan directly at 207-286-7399 or kymara@kymara.com. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the LGBT Community Services Center. The Facebook page for the event is at: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=346374914138.

Mario Montez at El Museo del Barrio New York

Mario Montez

Mario Montez

Warhol star Mario Montez will be joining Carmelita Tropicana for an "intimate conversation" about life as a superstar at El Café of El Museo del Barrio New York from 3:00 to 4:00 on April 4, 2010. The cafe is located at 1230 Fifth Avenue - admission is free. (Montez will also be appearing at Columbia University on March 31, 2010 - see below.)

Montez starred in the films of Jack Smith prior to appearing in more than ten films by Andy Warhol (including The Chelsea Girls, Mario Banana, Hedy and Harlot). Last year Montez returned to the stage after an absence of more than three decades to appear in a production of the theatrical version of The Life of Juanita Castro at the "LIVE FILM! JACK SMITH!" festival in Berlin as a tribute to Ronald Tavel.

Details at: http://www.elmuseo.org/en/event/el-bronche-star-re-born.

"Revealed" at Connecticut State University includes Sex Parts by Andy Warhol

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Left: Apache (mid-1960s), ClampArt, N.Y. © James Bidgood
Right: Tony Ward as Biker Babe (1997) © Rick Castro

"Revealed," an exhibition at Connecticut State University exploring the "tradition of male homoerotic art" opened on March 18, 2010 and continues until April 22nd. The show includes Sex Parts (1978) by Andy Warhol and work by Robert Rauschenberg, James Bidgood, Jean Cocteau, Robert Mapplethorpe, Rick Castro, George Platt Lynes, Keith Haring, Paul Cadmus, Tom of Finland, Herb Ritts, David LaChapelle and others - as well as specially authorized reproductions of drawings by Michelangelo and John Singer Sargent from the Fogg Art Museum in Cambridge.

Details at: http://www.art.ccsu.edu/Gallery/2009_10/Revealed.html.

"1964" at the Walker Art Center

"1964," opens at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis on March 25, 2010. The exhibition focuses on art produced during a particularly tumultuous period in the U.S. with art by Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Claes Oldenburg, George Segal, Ellsworth Kelly, Donald Judd, Carl Andre and the Fluxus movment.

Details and slideshow at: http://calendar.walkerart.org/canopy.wac?id=5373&hp=link&poster=Flash.

Photos from the "March Madness" event at the Gershwin Hotel

Ivy Nicholson Penelope Palmer
Robert Heide Penny Arcade

"March Madness" at the Gershwin Hotel
Hugh Morrison and Warhol star Ivy Nicholson,
Ivy's daughter - actress Penelope Palmer,
Playwright Robert Heide and Countess Olivera Sagkovich,
Warhol star Penny Arcade and "The Sissies" Carol and Stephanie

A night of "March Madness" took place at the Gershwin Hotel on March 19, 2010 - with entertainment provided by Phoebe LeGere, Elvis Sinatra and Neke Carson. Guests included Hoop and his Hoopmobile; Ivy Nicholson; Penelope Palmer (daughter of Ivy Nicholson and Ciao! Manhattan co-director John Palmer who also worked on Warhol's Empire); playwright Robert Heide, Warhol star Penny Arcade, Ultra Violet and writer William S. Wilson.

Hoop's blog can be found at: http://hoopmobiles.blogspot.com.

The Guardian reviews Gary Indiana's book on Andy Warhol

A review of Gary Indiana's new book on Andy Warhol, Andy Warhol and the Can that Sold the World, has appeared in The Guardian newspaper in the U.K. You can read the review at:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2010/mar/21/warhol-can-sold-world-review.

Tom Ford's Andy Warhol Self Portrait to be exhibited in London
prior to its sale by Sotheby's in New York

Sotheby's in London will be exhibiting the large Andy Warhol Self Portrait (1986) currently owned by the designer Tom Ford, from April 15 - 19, 2010. Ford will be selling the work at Sotheby's in New York at an auction to be held May 12, 2010. The work measures 108 square inches and is estimated to fetch £10 million.

Billy Name Pop Portrait commissions at the Chelsea Hotel

Edie Sedgwick

Edie Sedgwick
photographed by Billy Name

Billy Name will be doing commissioned photographic portraits during the Billy Name Pop Portraits event at the Chelsea Hotel on May 2, 2010. A book and poster signing will also take place, with copies of a new limited edition book, Factory Fotos, to be sold at the event - only 250 copies will be available. Photosessions can be booked for $400 through Billy's agent Kymara Lonergan at 207-286-7399 or by emailing kymara@kymara.com.

[Update 23 October 2010: Billy Name is no longer represented by Kymara Lonergan.]

For press inquiries and information requests, interested media please contact Workhouse Publicity, Executive Assistant, Jessie Lison via email jessie@workhousepr.net or directly by telephone 212. 645. 8006.

Mario Montez at Columbia University

Mario Montez at Columbia

Columbia University's Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race will be hosting a tribute to Warhol star Mario Montez as its inaugural Artists at the Center event on March 31, 2010. It will be the first time in 30 years that Montez has returned to New York to talk about his work and life. In addition to starring in Warhol films such as Mario, Banana, Batman Dracula, Harlot, Screen Test No. 2, Camp, More Milk Yvette, Hedy, and The Chelsea Girls, Mario also appeared in numerous other underground films by directors such as Jack Smith (Flaming Creatures, Normal Love), Ron Rice (Chumlum), Piero Heliczer (Dirt, Satisfaction), Bill Vehr, Jose Rodriguez-Soltero (Life, Death and Assumption of Lupe Velez).

Joining Mario at Columbia will be Callie Angell (author of Andy Warhol Screen Tests: The Films of Andy Warhol Catalogue Raisonné), Douglas Crimp, Arnaldo Cruz-Malavé, Ronald Gregg, Maja Horn, Branden Joseph, Agosto Machado, Ricardo Montez, Frances Negrón-Muntaner, Marc Siegel (one of the curators of LIVE FILM! JACK SMITH!), and Carmelita Tropicana.

The event will take place at the Davis Auditorium, Schapiro Hall (538 W. 120th St.) from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with a reception to follow. A copy of the flyer can found at: http://www.warholstars.org/Mario-Montez-Columbia.html.

Newly restored Andy Warhol film of The Velvet Underground
to be shown at The Warhol museum in Pittsburgh

Two newly restored Andy Warhol films - The Velvet Underground in Boston (1967) and Face (1965) starring Edie Sedgwick - will be shown as part of The Warhol museum's long-term exhibition of Warhol's film and video work which opens on March 28, 2010. Screenings will also include other Warhol classics such as the Screen Tests and The Chelsea Girls. The films will be shown on more than 20 large screens while Warhol's TV and video work is screened in the galleries. All of the episodes of Andy Warhol's three television series will be included as well as rare Warhol videos such as his 32 minute video, Water, which was commissioned by Yoko Ono for her "Water Talk" exhibition at the Everson Museum in Syracuse N.Y. in October 1971.

Details at: http://www.warhol.org/calendar/events_detail.php?eventID=1831.

The Autobiography and Sex Life of Andy Warhol due in March

Andy Warhol by John Wilcock

John Wilcock's collection of interviews with Warhol's cohorts, The Autobiography and Sex Life of Andy Warholbook, will be published in March. The book was originally published in 1971 and includes interviews with Charles Henri Ford, Nico, Eleanor Ward, Gerard Malanga, Naomi Levine, Paul Morrissey, Marisol, Taylor Mead, Ultra Violet, Buddy Wirtschafter, Ronald Tavel, Brigid "Polk" (Berlin), Fred Hughes, David Bourdon, Viva, Lou Reed, Gretchen Berg, Sam Green, Ivan Karp, Mario Amaya, Leo Castelli, and Henry Geldzahler.

Wilcock's autobiography, Manhattan Memories, is also available on Amazon as a Kindle book at:
http://www.amazon.com/Manhattan-Memories-ebook/dp/B001W0YXN2.

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