Untitled (Centrefold I), c. 1960s by May Wilson
January 11, 2017: The exhibition of collages by May Wilson at the Pavel Zoubok Gallery in New York closes this Saturday, January 14th. Wilson was known for her often ironic collages and sculptures during the 60s. Her work was included in the ground-breaking group exhibition, "New Media - New Forms: In Painting and Sculpture" at the Martha Jackson Gallery in 1960, two years before Sidney Janis' "The New Realists" show, when Pop artists were being referred to as "Neo-Dada." Her work was also included in the "Seductive Subversion: Women Pop Artists 1958-1968" exhibition in 2010/11 in Philadelphia and Brooklyn.
May Wilson was the mother of art writer William S. Wilson (who was the cousin of the recently deceased owner of the Phoenix Book Store, Robert A. Wilson - whose NY Times Obituary is here.) Valerie Solanas kept her gun under May Wilson's bed before she used it to shoot Andy Warhol. William S. Wilson was the author of the often quoted "Prince of Boredom" article about Warhol here - commissioned by Mario Amaya who was the other person shot by Solanas when she shot Warhol in 1968.
The website for Pavel Zoubok is here.
January 8, 2017: I have updated the following years on the timeline - click on the year to go the appropriate page.
January 7, 2017: The opening reception for the Andy Warhol exhibition at The Cole Art Center in Texas will take place on January 26, 2017 at 6 pm. The show includes photos, prints and the Silver Clouds. The exhibition will run January 26 - March 5, 2017. Website here.
Luis Vuitton window by Farhad Moshiri (the format of the painting brings to mind Warhol's S & H Green Stamps)
January 6, 2017, The first exhibition organized by The Warhol Museum's new Milton Fine Curator of Art, Jose Carlos Diaz, will be the work of Iranian Pop artist, Farhad Moshiri.
Similar to Warhol, who first exhibited his Pop paintings as part of a window display for retailer Bonwit Teller, Moshiri has also displayed his art in shop windows. In 2011 Luis Vuitton commissioned him to do four works of art for the windows of their UAE stores. (The Bonwit Teller building that displayed Warhol's paintings was demolished in 1980 and replaced by one of the tackiest buildings in New York - Trump Tower.)
Moshiri's show is due to open in October, 2017 at The Warhol Museum. The artist is currently represented by the Gallerie Perrotin. A selection of his works can be found on their website here.
Front cover of After Andy: Adventures in Warhol Land by Natasha Fraser
January 5, 2017: The daughter of Lady Antonia Fraser has written a book about her adventures in "Warhol land" which will be published in August, 2017. Natasha Fraser worked for Andy Warhol Enterprises during the '80s. (Her mother is an Earl's daughter and, hence, a "Lady." In the '80s her mother married the playwright, Harold Pinter, and she has written a considerable amount of books about royalty in addition to a series of detective novels written under a pseudonym.)
Lady Antonia's daughter, Natasha Fraser (full name Natasha Fraser-Cavassoni ), is a high-profile fashion journalist who has also worked for the Chanel fashion house and is the author of a biography of the Hollywood producer Sam Spiegel. Her book about the time she spent working for Warhol will be published by Blue Rider Press - an imprint of the Penguin Random House Group. Details here.
Andy Warhol, Ingrid Superstar and unknown girl with hat (Photo: Larry Fink)
January 4, 2017: Larry Fink's photographs of Andy Warhol and his entourage will be published by Damiani in April, 2017. The 128 page book Fink on Warhol: New York Photographs of the 1960s (not yet listed on the publisher's website) will sell for $50.
Ingrid Superstar (pictured with Warhol, above), went missing in December 1986. She is presumed dead but her body has never been found.
Andy Warhol (Wed., Feb. 4, 1987):
And the Post had a picture of Ingrid Superstar with a big story: "Warhol Star Vanishes." I thought she was going to be at the reunion Billy Name is setting up. I wonder if Gerard gave this to the papers just to get his name in. Brigid never even told me they called about her. I would've cared that Ingrid was missing. People magazine had been calling because they're doing a story on Ivy Nicholson and they wanted me to give a quote and for her. I did tell Brigid to tell People we'd "never heard of her," but that was only because it was Ivy - Ingrid I would've cared about. But I bet something did happen to her. It said she went out for a pack of cigarettes and never came back. This is in upstate New York. (AWD800)
More on Ingrid Superstar, here.
January 3, 2017: Taschen will be publishing a boxed set of reproductions of Warhol's self-published artist books in August 2017. Costing $200.00, the set will include Love Is A Pink Cake, 25 Cats Name Sam and One Blue Pussy, À la Recherche du Shoe Perdu, A Is for Alphabet and Wild Raspberries. Includes an introductory essay by Nina Schleif who curated the "Reading Warhol" exhibition in 2013 - 2014.
January 1, 2017: I have considerably revised my essay on Andy Warhol's film, The Chelsea Girls. Included are the dates it played at different venues in New York during 1966 to 1967, the trip to Cannes in '67, a time frame for Nico's dates as a solo artist at the Dom (and the Velvet Underground at The Gymnasium), the ban in Boston, the Los Angeles and San Francisco premieres, and the first screenings of the film in the U.K. The new essay is here.
Brigid Berlin prepares her syringe in The Chelsea Girls