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Four Marilyns fails to meet Christie's guarantee

November 11, 2015: Andy Warhol's Four Marilyns went for slightly more than $36 million at Christie's auction last night. But what was even more interesting was what didn't sell. Out of the 17 lots that didn't sell, five were by Warhol, making him the most unsold artist in the show. The unsold works included a Flowers painting, Self-Portrait (Nine Times) and a Little Electric Chair. Even Four Marilyns went for a price that was below the auction house's guarantee of $40 million.

A list of the paintings on auction and what they achieved can be found here.

Brigid Berlin: "I hate Hillary Clinton"

November 10, 2015: In a video posted by the Strand Bookstore in New York of Brigid Berlin's Q&A, Brigid, who spends her days watching Fox news and talking on the phone (she gives the Fox news schedule by memory during the interview), makes the comment in the middle of the video. Although people have an impression of the Factory being full of radicals and rebels, quite a few were the opposite - Brigid was always a Conservative (even while she was shooting up methedrine through her jeans), as was Paul Morrissey and Bob Colacello (at the second Factory). Paul wasn't lying went he said he made Trash as an anti-drug film.The most shocking thing about the panel discussion, however, wasn't Brigid - it was the fact that nobody in the audience accepted her offer of tuna sandwiches made by Colin Shanley.

The video is here.

Peter Brant sues over Electric Chairs

November 9, 2015: Peter Brant's foundation is suing an insurance company over damage to his series of Electric Chairs. The company has refused to cover $9 million worth of damage to the paintings incurred when loaning them to public exhibitions in Italy. Brant is the publisher of Interview magazine.

Details here.

Pat Cleveland

November 7, 2015: Supermodel and friend of Halston, Pat Cleveland, is putting the finishing touches on her autobiography which is due to be published in June 2016 by Simon and Shuster. She signed a contract with the publisher last year In a deal brokered by literary agent David Kuhn. Kuhn's agency is also handling the Marina Abramović autobiography due in 2017 and represented Eric and Jennifer Goode when Abrams published their book on the nightclub Area in 2013. Cleveland's autobiography is to be called Walking Girl.

Andy Warhol (Saturday, July 11, 1981 - Montauk):

Went to the kitchen for coffee in the main house. Pat Cleveland was reading her Latin books and her mind-control books. I told her about the Silver Mind Control Place in New York that Jon [Gould] said he went to. What's that name? Silva. Silva Mind Control. She was after Jon, showing him how to walk like you have a dime up your ass and they did that well. She talks model talk. And she plays the flute. Only three notes. And she does yoga. All those things. She took off her clothes and they were nude sunbathing and fucking the rocks. She had a great body and Jon had one, too, and Chris is a little fat but it's a good body and I had on my white protector and I was safe except for my feet which got burned because I walked. (AWD551)

Facebook bans Joe Dallesandro for 24 hours

November 6, 2015: Warhol superstar Joe Dallesandro was banned by Facebook for 24 hours for posting a link to an article about a 1992 fashion show that raised $700,000 for AIDS research. The show was by Gaultier and featured Madonna in a topless outfit designed by Gaultier. Joe was one of the models in the show - with hair styled by Teddy Antolin who did David Bowie's hair on tour (including Bowie's Glass Spider Tour which is available on DVD).

Six hours ago, Joe posted on his Facebook page "just got out of 24 hour detention from Facebook. If you were stupid like me and put that amFAR Jean Paul Gaultier/Madonna Fashion show article on your page you should think about deleting it before they do it for you." AmFAR is the Foundation for Aids Research which funds studies into the treatment of AIDS, including the search for a vaccine.

Although Facebook can ban you, you can't block it's founder, Conservative Mark Zuckerberg, from your page - details here.

The article that caused Joe to be banned by Facebook can be found here.

The Life of Juanita Castro

November 5, 2015: Andy Warhol's The Life of Juanita Castro (written by Ronald Tavel) is going to be screened at Atlanta Contemporary, tomorrow, November 6, 2015. Details here.

More details on Ronald Tavel here.

Brigid Berlin Polaroids in New York Magazine

November 4, 2015: An article on Brigid Berlin's new book of Polaroids, complete with slide show, has appeared in "The Cut" section of New York Magazine here.

Manhattan in Chains?

November 3, 2015: Author Neal Pollack has written a blog about the '70s in which he recalls going to an art gallery that used to be a butcher shop and seeing a Warhol film called "Manhattan in Chains" - surprising because I've never heard of such a film. Does anyone know what film or gallery he could be referring to? His blog is here. Email me at: garycom.now@gmail.com.

Judge apologises to Jonas Mekas over Flaming Creatures

November 2, 2015: A Judge has written to Jonas Mekas to apologize for prosecuting Mekas over the screening of Jack Smith's Flaming Creatures in 1964.

NY Times article here.

More info on the original bust here with more detailed information in: "Jonas Mekas and the Film-Makers' Cinematheque," page 2 - 3."

Brigid Berlin and John Waters

November 1, 2015: More photos of Brigid Berlin's appearance at the Strand on Friday:

John Waters and Bibbe Hansen by Victor P. Corona

John Waters, Warhol star Bibbe Hansen and arts writer Alexander Cavaluzzo (Photo: Victor P. Corona)

Thomas Kiedrowski and others at the Brigid Berlin book signing

John Waters (L), Anastasia Rygle (co-editor of Brigid's book) in black coat
at head of table, Thomas Kiedrowski (author of Andy Warhol's New York City) behind her

Brigid Berlin Polaroids (a limited edition book) will be available world-wide, It can be ordered from the publisher, Reel Art Press, Amazon or the usual outlets.

Brigid Berlin at the Strand

October 31, 2015: John Waters attended Brigid Berlin's appearance at the Strand last night, along with George Abagnalo (co-writer of Andy Warhol's Bad and the photographer in Women in Revolt), Warhol star Bibbe Hansen, Jay Johnson (twin brother of deceased ex-boyfriend of Warhol - Jed Johnson), Thomas Kiedrowski (author of Andy Warhol's New York City), and Christopher Makos (photographer of Warhol-in-drag pictures). Professor of Nightlife, Victor P. Corona, was also there and took the following photographs of Brigid and the other panel members.

Brigid was flogging her current book of Polaroids, published by Reel Art Press.

Warhol stars at the Strand

L to r: Brigid Berlin, Gerard Malanga, Vincent Fremont, Bob Colacello
(Photo: Victor P. Corona)

Warhol stars Brigid Berlin and Gerard Malanga at the Stranc bookshop

Warhol stars Brigid Berlin and Gerard Malanga
(Photo: Victor P. Corona)

Don't Forget - Brigid Berlin is tonight

October 30, 2015: Brigid Berlin will be appearing tonight, October 30, 2015, at The Strand bookshop in New York, beginning at 7:00 pm. Gerard Malanga, Bob Colacello and Vincent Fremont are also going to be there.

Details here.

An article about Brigid appeared in yesterday's New York Times here.

Richard Polsky starts an Andy Warhol Art Authentication service

October 29, 2015: Richard Polsky has set up his own Andy Warhol Art Authentication service. Unlike the official Andy Warhol Art Authentication Board, which authenticated works that were physically presented to them for consideration, Polsky appears to be willing to authenticate works based on photographs sent by email. He is also charging $2,500 per item.

He hopes to avoid lawsuits from dissatisfied clients with the disclaimer, "you are consenting not to hold Polsky's liable for our opinion. Simply stated, you are agreeing not to sue us if you are unhappy with our decision or if our ruling is not accepted by others." The Authentication Board had a similar proviso if you submitted a work, but that didn't prevent them from getting sued by disgruntled submitters who questioned the legality of such a proviso.

But Polsky goes even further. He adds a "third party" disclaimer stating that "if you pass your authenticated painting to somebody else, they also cannot sue Polsky's." But how on earth can someone waive the right to sue on behalf of a future unknown "third party" buyer? Only the "third party" buyer would be able to waive his right to sue.

On his site Polsky quotes Peter Brant as saying "Richard Polsky is a bona fide expert in the work of Andy Warhol." Mr. Brant, are you aware that Polsky is quoting you to advertise his services? Polsky also warns "there is no guarantee that an auction house will accept your painting for resale..." on the basis of his "authentication." Before you pay your $2,500 you might want to find out whether Sotheby's or Christie's would consider selling your (alleged) Warhol painting on the basis of an authentication by Polsky.

I am interested in hearing from people who have dealt with Polsky before. Email me at: garycom.now@gmail.com.

Holly Woodlawn's 69th birthday

Holly Woodlawn birthday cake at her 69th birthday

Holly Woodlawn's 69th Birthday Cake
YouTube footage here.

October 28, 2015: Warhol star Holly Woodlawn (who also appeared in the television series Transparent and non-Warhol films such as Billy's Hollywood Kiss and Twin Falls Idaho) celebrated her 69th anniversary on October 26, 2015 with friends at the care facility where she is recovering from treatment for brain and lung cancer. Actor Brian Hamilton, an old friend of Holly's (a young old friend), has posted footage of the event on You Tube (see link above) and has also sent in a "selfie" of himself and Holly.

Holly Woodlawn and Brian Hamilton on Holly's 69th birthday

Holly Woodlawn and Brian Hamilton
Holly Woodlawn's 69th Birthday party - October 26, 2015

All the best wishes for your continued recovery Holly! xx

Anita Sarko's obituary by Michael Musto

October 27, 2015: Michael Musto has written an obituary for Anita Sarko in Paper magazine which goes into more details about her life and death. The New York Times has also published an obituary.

Michael Musto ("R.I.P. Anita," Paper mag.) :

On Sunday October 18, her husband came home from a trip to Canada, saw a note she'd left and found her on the bathroom floor with a rope around her neck. She'd also hung her red wedding dress. Her note expressed appreciation to her husband, me, pal Kohle Yohannan, and her childhood friend Linda. At times a walking raw nerve, Anita was brilliant and unique and had to be tougher to make it in a man's field, but she was a marshmallow deep down, and a fierce and devoted friend.

The New York Times lists her husband, Erzen Krivca, as her only survivor. There is no mention of any other living family members and no announcement by the family regarding funeral arrangements.

Michael Musto's tribute can be found here.

NY Times obituary here.

Happy Birthday Holly Woodlawn

October 26, 2015: Happy birthday Holly. xx

Holly Woodlawn and Jackie Curtis Cabaret in the Sky listing

Listing for Cabaret in the Sky with Holly Woodlawn
and Jackie Curtis in New York Magazine, June 10, 1974, p. 17

More on Holly Woodlawn here.

Jonas Mekas' Scrapbook of the Sixties

October 25, 2015: Jonas Mekas needs your help. There are only 14 days to go in the Kickstarter campaign by his publisher, Spector Books, to get his new book published - Scrapbook of the Sixties. Donations of $35 will get you a first edition copy of the book. Go here.

Mekas, as most of you will already know, founded the Film-Makers' Cooperative which distributed much of Warhol's early work. See "Jonas Mekas and the Film-Makers' Cinematheque" here.

Anita Sarko

October 24, 2015: So saddened to hear of the news of the death of Anita Sarko. According to Michael Musto, "the letter she wrote before ending her life last weekend was full of love and gratitude toward those who passed her test and were special to her."

During the '80s I was part of a small group of friends who were regulars at the Mike Todd Room at the Palladium during its early days, when Anita and her cohort Haoui Montaug were at the door. We were club kids (well, club adults) before there were club kids. It really was a home away from home. Regardless of what other clubs we went to we always ended up at or stopped by the Mike Todd room. It's been years since I've been back to New York, years since I had any contact with Anita. The last time I saw her was probably when I was visiting New York after Haoui died and, in true New York fashion, she shared the story of his suicide as though it was a scene in a movie - the pills, the plastic bag to tie around his head to suffocate himself after taking the pills, the fact that he didn't die with the first lot of pills and had to take more and his invitation to a small group of friends to his apartment so he could say good-bye. But Haoui had AIDS and his death made a certain sense. It was horrible back then for people with AIDS. True horror. We are so lucky nowadays.

Anita also dealt with illness. About five years ago she was diagnosed with ovarian and uterine cancer but she was declared clear earlier this year. But now, with her passing, it really does seem like an end to the '80s - both Haoui and Anita dead - although I suppose the '80s died a long time ago - I just hadn't noticed. The '80s were like my generation's '60s. But Anita's death seems like a final end to those memories of the freedom of that room where we were allowed to do anything, of free drink tickets and instant entry (we didn't pay for anything back then - at least not club-wise) and Anita or Haoui or both were working the door. She seemed so happy back then. That's how I'll remember her - as happy. She hasn't died, she's just gone to Bloomingdale's.

Interview with Julian Burroughs

andrew duggan aka julian burroughs

Andrew Dungan (aka Julian Burroughs) in Andy Warhol's film The Nude Restaurant

October 23, 2015: "Julian Burroughs" is credited as appearing in a number of Warhol films including Lonesome Cowboys and The Nude Restaurant. His real name was actually Andrew Dungan. He had adopted the name Julian Burroughs after deserting from the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. Dungan gives a mesmerizing monologue at the end of one of my favourite Warhol films, The Nude Restaurant, encouraging people to demonstrate against the war (who said Warhol was apolitical?).

He currently lives in the states and I've managed to do an interview with him in which he confirms that Warhol was behind the camera during both Lonesome Cowboys and The Nude Restaurant, describes footage that Warhol shot of him while he was in exile in Paris, provides information about another anti-war Warhol film he was in - Burn the War - and gives new information about the death of Tom Baker who starred in I, A Man.

The interview is here.

No End to Beauty

October 22, 2015: Sotheby's will be holding an online auction - "Francesco Scavullo: No End to Beauty" - on November 2, 2015. Included are prints of Andy Warhol (including one with Warhol adjusting his movie camera while Gerard Malanga looks on), Brigid Berlin and Imam, Joe Dallesandro and Sylvia Miles, Candy Darling and Salvador Dali, and Scavullo's often reproduced image of Holly Woodlawn on the floor with cigarette butts. The Holly image is huge - measuring almost 4 feet square and signed with an estimate of $6,000-8,000 and no reserve.

You must register in advance in order to bid and there are some real bargains - many estimated in the $800 - $2,000 range. The image of Dallesandro and Sylvia Miles is est. at $800 - $1200. And who wouldn't like a photo of Dick Cavett in his y-fronts for $700 - $900? (The most disturbing thing about the Cavett photo is the towel he is standing on. Was he that afraid of getting his socks dirty?)

Photos of the photos here.

Christie's claims that Marilyn was Stephen Bruce's idea

October 21, 2015: Christie's auction house is running a story on their website in which they appear to credit Stephen Bruce, the owner of Serendipity, with coming up with the idea of Warhol's Marilyn paintings.

From Christie's website:

While Andy Warhol will be forever associated with his iconic depictions of Marilyn Monroe they first came together not on the canvas but at Stephen Bruce’s sweet shop, Serendipity. Three days after Monroe’s death, Bruce approached Warhol who was dining at the restaurant with his friend Ed Plunkett and pleaded, ‘Oh, Andy, will you do a book for us on Marilyn?’ Serendipity already sold several of Warhol’s 1950s style books illustrated with cherubs and cats, so when the artist agreed, “Well, okay,” no one could surmise what was to come next.

Christie's does not give the source of their information but it's similar to what appears in Scherman/Dalton biography of Warhol:

Scherman/Dalton, p . 125: A few days after Marilyn killed herself on August 5, Warhol's friend Ed Plunkett ran into Andy, who proposed going to Serendipity. When they arrived, "one of the owners rushed up and said, 'Oh, Andy, will you do a book for us on Marilyn?" Plunkett supposed that he meant one for Andy's fifties-style books of cherubs and kitty cats, which Serendipity sold. "Andy sort of said, 'Well, okay.'" It would be fitting if the Marilyn series blossomed over a casual exchange at Serendipity.

If this is the source of their information, Christie's should have credited the book on their website. The problem with this explanation, however, is that Warhol didn't do a book of Marilyns. And none of his previous books were devoted to a single subject, let alone a major movie star. (Even 25 Cats Name Sam included one blue pussy.)

And what is meant by Andy "sort of said" okay. How do you sort of say okay? Warhol was already doing Troys, and other Hollywood stars, so why not Marilyn? It seems more probable to me that if Bruce did suggest the book, it may have been because he had heard that Warhol was doing Marilyns and then suggested a book of them to be sold at his shop - that is assuming that the conversation ever actually took place. The Serendipity story does not appear in the cat. rais. as the reason for the paintings and, given the nebulous nature of the claim, I'm surprised it is included on the Christie's site as though it is fact, without indicating the source of the story.

Ryan Quits

October 20, 2015: Bartholomew Ryan has quit his job as the Milton Fine Curator of Art at the Andy Warhol Museum after only five months. When asked why he quit by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, he gave his reason as “The single artist museum concept was just not for me.” Mr. Ryan had previously worked for the Walker Art Center and co-curated their "International Pop" exhibition.

See also Warholstars News here.

Matt Wrbican discusses Andy Warhol

October 19, 2015: The Chief Archivist of The Andy Warhol Museum, Matt Wrbican, will be holding a number of discussions during the month of November and December 2015. Guests include food historian Susan Rossi-Wilcox (November 6), art historian Lucy Mulroney and Andy Warhol's nephew, James Warhola (December 5). Details here.

Venus owner buys Montauk

October 18, 2015: The owner of the art galleries Venus over Manhattan and Venus over Los Angeles is set to buy the Montauk property which was at one time owned by Andy Warhol and Paul Morrissey. In 1993, 15 acres of the property was donated to The Nature Conservancy. The 15 acres were known for a time as "The Andy Warhol Preserve." In 2002 Morrissey put the property he owned on the market for $50 million, eventually selling it to the CEO of J. Crew, Mickey Drexler, in about 2007 for $28 million. Drexler combined it with with a 24-acre horse farm and put the the entire property on the market for $85 million. Lindeman, however, is just buying the portion that was owned by Morrissey/Warhol.

Page Six report here. See also Warholstars news here.

Voting begins on Flowers and Cat

October 17, 2015: Voting begins on Monday, October 19, 2015 for the Clash of the Carnegies competition. Each Carnegie Museum, including The Andy Warhol Museum, has chosen key works to be voted on. The Warhol Museum will be submitting Cat (from a 1954 book) and a 1964 Flowers. Details starting on Monday here.

Jonathan D. Katz on Warhol's Clothes

October 16, 2015: Jonathan D. Katz will be speaking on "Mapplethorpe’s Pose, Warhol’s Clothes and the Politics of Nudity" on January 14, 2016 in conjunction with the Warhol/Mapplethorpe show at the Wadsworth Atheum. Details of the talk here.

Katz has also contributed an essay to the exhibition catalogue here:

Billy Name

October 15, 2015: An interview with the curator of the current Billy Name exhibition in London has appeared in the British Journal of Photography here.

Pop Art Design

October 14, 2015: "Pop Art Design" opens at the Museum of Contemporary Art on December 19, 2015 and runs until March 27, 2016. Details here.

Andy Warhol in living colour

October 13, 2015: “In Living Color: Andy Warhol and Contemporary Printmaking” opens at the Philbrook on October 30, 2015 and runs until January 17, 2016. In addition to Warhol it includes work by Richard Diebenkorn, Chuck Close, Edward Rusha and Keith Haring. Details here.

There Was Always A Place to Crash

October 12, 2015: A new book of photographs of Provincetown in the 1960s by Al Kaplan has been published by Letter16Press - There Was Always A Place To Crash: Al Kaplan's Provincetown 1961-1966.

Photography by Al Kaplan

Commercial Street, Provincetown, August 1962 (From "There Was Always A Place To Crash: Al Kaplan's Provincetown 1961-1966")

Included are photographs of a young Rene Ricard, one of which is available as a limited edition print:

Rene Ricard by Al Kaplan

Rene Ricard, Boston, January 1963

The book is available through Letter16Press, a non-profit publishing house founded by designer Francesco Casale and journalist Brett Sokol, here.

The limited edition print of Rene Ricard, as well as other prints, can be found here.

Andy Warhol: Stars of the Silver Screen

October 11, 2015: TIFF will be showing a series of Warhol films in conjunction with their exhibition, "Andy Warhol: Stars of the Silver Screen" which opens on October 30, 2015. Films include The Chelsea Girls, Harlot (introduced by Eric Shiner), Screen Test No. 2 (introduced by Jon Davies), Kitchen, Poor Little Rich Girl, Tarzan and Jane Regained, Sort of..., More Milk Yvette, Lupe, Outer and Inner Space, Hedy, Horse, Lonesome Cowboys, The Nude Restaurant, Bike Boy, San Diego Surf, Haircut No. 1, Kiss, Screen Tests and Mrs. Warhol.

Details here.

Brigid Berlin: It's All About Me

October 10, 2015: The Brigid Berlin exhibition - "It's All About Me" - opened last night - attendees included Vincent Fremont (former member of The Babies - once dubbed by Danny Fields as "The group that came from nowhere and did nothing"- before becoming Warhol's business manager and later co-directing a truly brilliant documentary on Brigid Berlin - Pie in the Sky) and Warhol star Bibbe Hansen (star of Andy Warhol's Prison and Restaurant (aka L'Avventura), daughter of Fluxus artist Al Hansen and mother of recording artist, Beck) - both pictured below by Warhol scholar, Victor P. Corona:

Vincent Fremont and Bibbe Hansen

Bibbe Hansen and Vincent Fremont at "It's All About Me" (Photo: Victor P. Corona)

The exhibition continues at Invisible-Exports at 89 Eldridge Street in New York until November 15, 2015. Berlin's book comes out at the end of the month.

More on Brigid here.

32 Short Thoughts About Andy Warhol

October 9, 2015: Blake Gopnik, who is writing a new biography of Andy Warhol, has written "32 Short Thoughts About Andy Warhol" in response to MoMA's current showing of the Campbell's Soup Cans that were originally exhibited at the Ferus Gallery in L.A. They may not have been the first soup can paintings by Warhol but they are the most famous. As Gopnik writes, "Art just doesn't get any better, or more important, than the 32 paintings that MoMA has up." The exhibition is due to run for another nine days. Gopnik's article can be found on Artnet here.

Brigid Berlin and the Wall Street Journal

October 9, 2015: Reminder: TONIGHT (Friday) is the opening reception for Brigid Berlin's exhibition in New York - at 6 pm at Invisible-Exports at 89 Eldridge Street (just south of Grand Street). Tel: 212-226-5447 Email: info@invisible-exports.com. Website here.

The Wall Street Journal has published an article on the book of Polaroids by Brigid which is due to be published at the end of this month. Includes a gallery of some of the photos, including Diana Vreeland, Candy Darling, Cy Twombly, a topless John Chamberlain, Dennis Hopper, Gerard Richter, Donald Judd, Paloma Picasso and Sandy Brant. Article here.

Vincent Fremont, Bob Colacello and Christopher Makos

October 8, 2015: Bob Colacello, Vincent Fremont and Christopher Makos will be holding a "candid conversation" about their time with Warhol on November 4, 2015 at the Wadsworth, in conjunction with the "Guise and Dolls" show that opens on October 17th, 2015.

Details here.

Happy Birthday John Giorno

October 7, 2015: Happy Birthday John Giorno, star of Sleep.

The Trip: Andy Warhol's Plastic Fantastic Cross-Country Adventure

October 7, 2015: An interview with Deborah Davis, author of The Trip: Andy Warhol's Plastic Fantastic Cross-Country Adventure, has appeared in the New York Times. Davis had access to the receipts from Warhol's cross-country trip and also took the same trip herself as research for her book. She recalls that during her trip, "There were no Americans on Route 66. It was all foreigners. They’ve all come to see the quintessential America. They’re all looking for America, but Americans aren’t. I think it should be mandatory that everyone drive cross-country. Even though every city has a Starbucks and the big towns are alike, you still get those glimpses of something more authentic. You really experience America."

Full interview here.

Brigid Berlin exhibition in Top 9 shows

October 6, 2015: ARTnews magazine has chosen the Brigid Berlin exhibition - which opens on Friday (see below) - as one of the "9 Art Events to Attend in New York City This Week." See here.

Brigid Berlin exhibition

Brigid Berlin exhibition

October 5, 2015: An exhibition of works by Brigid Berlin will open this Friday, October 9, 2015 and run until November 15th at Invisible-Exports in New York. It includes Polaroid self-portraits as well as a selection of Brigid's "Tit Prints" and a fascinating sample of archival material. Highly recommended.

Anastasia Rygle (Curator):

Most of Berlin’s artistic output evolved from the making of her “trip books,” essentially diaries comprised of photos, collages, drawings, clippings, and other ephemera that she would work on while high on amphetamines... From 1968 to 1974 she created audio recordings and used Polaroid film to capture her surroundings, making thousands of cassettes and photographs. According to Berlin, she recorded “absolutely everything”. In the 1970s, she began a series of “tit paintings” - colorful prints made by pressing her painted or inked breasts to paper. Like Warhol, Berlin used the new technologies of the day to document her own life. But unlike Warhol, she revelled in pushing the mechanical boundaries of that same equipment, creating portraits and still-lives in double-exposure, a feat not previously achieved by any artist.

INVISIBLE-EXPORTS is located at 89 Eldridge Street, just south of Grand Street. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Sunday, 11am-6pm, and by appointment. For more information, call 212-226-5447 or email: info@invisible- exports.com.

Andy Warhol's children books

October 4, 2015: Martin Schneider has posted on the Dangerous Minds website an interesting selection of the illustrations that Andy Warhol did for children's books. Included is Sophocles the Hyena, Funny Words and Riddles, Homemade Orchestra, Little Red Hen, The Magic Porridge Pot and Card Games are Fun. See posting here.

Remembering Taylor Mead

October 3, 2015: Caffe Cino playwright, Robert Heide, has written a memorial to Taylor Mead here.

Heide is one of the contributors to the "Taylor Mead in Exile" exhibition which opens today at the boyd | satellite gallery (see below).

Warhol party season

October 2, 2015: It must be Warhol party season. Not only is the Art Sanctuary having a Warhol party in KY tomorrow night (see below), there's also going to be a Studio 54 party in Belgium featuring The Gibson Brothers and Kid Creole and the Coconuts.

On October 15th (according to the ticket info.) or the 16th (according to the web page) there's also going to be a "Factory Party" at Art Rise in Savannah where they're offering a "free demo" during the daytime of "How to Make a Warhol" by "Master Printer Michael Enns" who, they claim "worked with Warhol from 1977 to 1987."

On October 17th The Andy Warhol Museum will be hosting "Night of 1,000 Andys" with tickets going for $95 or VIP entry for $250.

Warhol album collection doesn't sell

October 1, 2015: A collection of album covers designed by Andy Warhol apparently did not sell at Sotheby's recent Rock and Pop sale in London. The sale took place on September 29th and the lot is not listed as sold on the Sotheby's website.

The albums include signed copies of the Velvet's Banana cover, a signed Sticky Fingers and a limited edition cover by Warhol inscribed by Billy Klüver. The estimate was £30,000-50,000 (approx. $45,498-75,930).

Details and images here.


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