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May 2011

(to April 2011)

Reva Wolf responds to Richard Dorment in the New York Review of Books

In April the New York Review of Books published an article by the chief art critic of the Daily Telegraph, Richard Dorment, about the Norgus series of Self-Portraits - one of which was the subject of a lawsuit by Joe Simon-Whelan whose painting was twice denied by the Authentication Board. No paperwork relating to the series has ever been found in Warhol's archives and Warhol never mentioned the series in his lifetime. The first time that any of the paintings from the series went up for sale at a public auction was after Warhol's death. Simon-Whelan's lawyers withdrew from the case after a series of depositions were taken in New York and Simon-Whelan then requested that the case be dropped.

In his article Dorment criticized the Foundation's expert reports about the series, including a report by Reva Wolf, the author of Andy Warhol, Poetry, and Gossip in the 1960s. Wolf has now responded to Dorment's claims and the New York Review of Books has printed the response.

Sunday B. Morning, anyone?

Sunday B. Morning prints on Ebay

A small selection from the two pages of "Sunday B. Morning" prints on Ebay claimed to be by Warhol

(Updated 2022) "Sunday B. Morning" prints based on Warhol's images continue to pop up on Ebay and other sites despite never having been authorized by Warhol or authenticated by the Authentication Board. Information about "Sunday B. Morning" prints can be found on p. 13 and 14 of Andy Warhol Prints, A Catalogue Raisonné 1962 - 1987. (Fourth Edition, 2003)

Andy Warhol's Hedy and Soap Opera to be included in MoMA's "Drama Queens" series in June

Jane Holzer - Hullabaloo

Baby Jane Holzer performing her so-bad-it's-good single You're Gonna Hurt Yourself on the Hullabaloo television show in 1966 (not from Soap Opera)

Two Andy Warhol films - Hedy (starring Mary Woronov and Mario Montez) and Soap Opera (with Baby Jane Holzer and Sam Green) are to be screened on Sunday, 5 June 2011, at the Museum of Modern Art in New York as part of their "Drama Queens" series.

Ronald Tavel (Hedy scriptwriter):

Hedy is "an incredibly grim film, and, I think, how Warhol seduced me into it was that he said, 'Well, we'll really use a moving camera and many scenes and all of that. So, you won't be bored, and it will be nice...'

And Warhol got behind the camera, and he did the camera work, which is incredible and unbelievable. It moves constantly from the high point of action. It's very strange... It's beautiful. As the script starts to build toward a climax, the camera leaves it and goes up to the ceiling and begins to examine furniture, also. As a film, that's an incredible thing. Again, it was shitting on the script because it was falling together marvelously. So, it was irking me beyond my hopes... This was shaping into a very coherent, super-serious statement on Hollywood and American life and everything else. Very ingenious."

Details of the screening at: http://www.moma.org/visit/calendar/films/1176.

Andy Warhol Uncovered? in Southampton

Andy Warhol in Southampton

A two day conference, "Warhol Uncovered?," will take place in Southampton, England on 17-18 June 2011, in conjunction with the current Artists Rooms exhibition of works by Warhol at the Southampton City Art Gallery and the John Hansard Gallery. Themes to be explored are Celebrity, Vulgarity, Consumerism and Death.

Details here.

Details of the exhibition at the Southampton City Art Gallery here.

Shadows and Decadence at The Arts Club of Chicago

Arts Club of Chicago

Mies van der Rohe staircase at The Arts Club of Chicago (Detail from photo by Antonio "Tony The Tiger" Vernon)

Lisa Wainwright will be giving a talk on "Andy Warhol's Decadence and Contemporary Art" at The Arts Club of Chicago on 15 June 2011 in conjunction with their exhibition, "Andy Warhol: Shadows" which opened on 21 April 2011. Chuck Workman's documentary Superstar: The Life and Times of Andy Warhol will be shown as part of the same series on 21 June 2011.

Details here.

Exhibition details here.

Warhol Live in Nashville

Warhol Live exhibition catalogue

Exhibition catalogue for Warhol Live

The Warhol Live exhibition mega-tour continues with a run at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts in Nashville, Tennessee, from June 24 to September 11, 2011.

Details here.

Andy Warhol Shadows at the Hirshhorn Museum

An exhibition of Andy Warhol's Shadow paintings will run at the Hirshhorn from October 6, 2011 to January 8, 2012. The series will be shown in its entirety (102 canvases hung edge-to-edge), extending for more than 400 feet around the museum's curved galleries.

A number of the paintings are currently being shown at The Arts Club in Chicago (see above).

Details of the Hirshhorn exhibition here.

Warhol is Here at Bexhill on Sea

Anthony d'Offay on You Tube

Anthony d'Offay explains the concept behind the Artist Rooms

The exhibition "Warhol is Here" will run at the De La Warr Pavillion from 24 September 2011 to 26 February 2012. The show will include works from the Artist Rooms traveling exhibition as well as other loans from private and public collections.

Details here.

Free Download of Brian Eno's Glitterbug


A free download of Briano Eno's music for Glitterbug can be found here.

to April 2011