Bultimore Museum Unveils Renovated Galleries, Work by Sarah Oppenheimer

A new look is being premiered at the Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) this week with the completion of the first phase of its $24.5 million renovation. Highlights of the project include a major architectural intervention by artist Sarah Oppenheimer; three new exhibitions; a new black box gallery for light, sound, and moving image works; … Continue reading Bultimore Museum Unveils Renovated Galleries, Work by Sarah Oppenheimer

Rare Early Photographs of Andy Warhol and Robert Indiana to be Exhibited at Art Hamptons

American photographer William John Kennedy's recently published photographs of Andy Warhol and Robert Indiana will be exhibited during ArtHamptons in Bridgehampton, July 7-10, 2011.The never before seen, rare and historic photographs offer an intimate look at the two artists and their soon-to-be iconic works at the beginning of their careers and the birth of the … Continue reading Rare Early Photographs of Andy Warhol and Robert Indiana to be Exhibited at Art Hamptons

Warhol Portrait Bought on Installment Could Fetch $30 Million

Florence Barron first commissioned Andy Warhol to paint her portrait then changed her mind. Instead she opted for an image of Warhol himself, his first self-portrait made from images taken in a photo booth. She bought it on an installment plan for $1,600 in 1963. When it comes up for auction at Christie's next month, … Continue reading Warhol Portrait Bought on Installment Could Fetch $30 Million

Silvery Monument to Warhol Unveiled in Union Square

Artist Rob Pruitt’s The Andy Monument was unveiled, March 30 and will remain in New York's Union Square through October 2, 2011. The monument to Andy Warhol, the father of Pop Art and one of New York’s enduring cultural icons, is installed just outside the building that housed Warhol’s “Factory” for more than ten years in the 1970s and … Continue reading Silvery Monument to Warhol Unveiled in Union Square

Lichtenstein Drawing Acquired in a 1965 Lottery for $10 Expected to Realize $1,000,000 or More

In a tale that could inspire anyone to collect art no matter the budget, Christie’s is pleased to announce the auction of an exquisite drawing by the American Pop Art master Roy Lichtenstein to be offered at the Post-War and Contemporary Evening Sale at Christie’s New York on May 11, 2011. The drawing was acquired … Continue reading Lichtenstein Drawing Acquired in a 1965 Lottery for $10 Expected to Realize $1,000,000 or More

Warhol Self-Portrait Tops $17 Million

A self-portrait by Andy Warhol brought more than $17 million at a Christie's sale in London Wednesday. The high estimate was just over $8 million. According to the auction notes, the Self-Portrait series of 1967, originally made for the American Pavilion (a huge geodesic dome designed by Buckminster Fuller) at Expo '67 in Montreal, constitutes … Continue reading Warhol Self-Portrait Tops $17 Million

Warhol Scholar to Complete Memoir of the Art World and Gay Culture in New York

A pioneer in almost all forms of visual art, Andy Warhol used everyday images to raise questions about American art and culture in the 1960s. Through his experiences in New York, he helped redefine the relationship between pop culture and high art, paving the way for a new generation of artists and critical thinkers, like … Continue reading Warhol Scholar to Complete Memoir of the Art World and Gay Culture in New York

Warhol Foundation Takes Aim at Smithsonian

The Warhol Foundation wants the Smithsonian to stop censoring or lose financing. The foundation sent a letter December 13 to Wayne Clough, secretary of the Smithsonian Institution that says while it is proud to have been a lead supporter of Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture, it strongly condemns the decision to remove David Wojnarowicz’s video A Fire in My Belly from the exhibition. "Such blatant censorship is unconscionable."