March 2011
(to February 2011)

John Giorno at the Museum of Modern Art

John Giorno at the Museum of Modern Art

Warhol star John Giorno performs his poetry at MoMA
(Photo: Hoop)

John Giorno, star of Sleep, participated in a panel discussion at the Museum of Modern Art on Thursday 4 March 2011 in conjunction with their Motion Pictures exhibition. The discussion was moderated by the director of MoMA PS1 and curator of the show, Klaus Biesenbach. The discussion was followed by a performance of his poetry by Giorno. Warhol star (and Warhol Screen Test subject) Bibbe Hansen also attended.

The exhibition continues until 21 March 2011. Details at:
http://www.moma.org/visit/calendar/exhibitions/1099.

I Am from Nowhere

i am from nowhere

(click to enlarge)

The excellent George Misch film about Warhol (more or less), I Am From Nowhere, is going to be shown in New York on 16 March as part of Kinofest NYC. Photos by Anton Perich and Sebastian Piras will also be exhibited. Misch's film is one of my favourites - highly recommended. (Produced in association with the BBC.)

Gershwin Party Pix

Pix from the Valentine Day Warholian extravaganza at the Gershwin Hotel that took place on 14 February 2011 featuring Phoebe Legere as the headlining act:

Party at the Gershwin Hotel

L to R: Taylor Mead (superstar), Thomas Kiedrowski (author of Andy Warhol's New York City: Four Walks, Uptown to Downtown) and Robert Heide (Caffe Cino playwright); Ivy Nicholson (superstar) and Anton Perich (filmmaker and Night publisher); Penelope Palmer (actress) and Conrad Ventur (artist and Useless publisher); Penny Arcade (superstar and author); Harold Blank (director of Automorphosis shown at MoMA the day before the party) and Phoebe Legere (artist, poet, filmmaker); Walter Steding (musician who was managed by Warhol) and Neke Carson (Gershwin party promoter); John Espinosa (Startraksphoto photographer) and Ruby Lynn Reyner (star of Finishing Heaven) Photos by Hoop.

Warhol and Cars: American Icons opens 6 March in New Jersey

Andy Warhol painting a BMW on You Tube

Andy Warhol painting a BMW (literally) on You Tube
(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YWTlpeeaJZw)

The exhibition "Warhol and Cars: American Icons" opens on 6 March at the Montclair Art Museum in New Jersey. The show will highlight Warhol's early early painting Twelve Cadillacs (1962) within the context of 35–40 other works on loan from the Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh. Also on exhibit will be Warhol's recently discovered maquette for a 1978 BMW racing car and works from his Disaster series.

Details at: http://www.montclairartmuseum.org/exhibitions_upcoming/.

The return of the photobooth

Superman at photobooth

If you are as obsessed with photobooths as Warhol was during the 60s go to http://www.photobooth.net - a fascinating site completely devoted to the phenomenon, including a section of site-user's photobooth photos, a directory of photobooths past and present, and well, just about anything else related to the photobooth.

Pietro Psaier in El País

Andy Warhol and Pietro Psaier Christie's listing

An alleged collaboration by Andy Warhol and Pietro Psaier sold by Christie's in 2005
(http://www.christies.com/LotFinder/lot_details.aspx?from=searchresults&intObjectID
=4554692&sid=ec558ccd-dc1f-40d2-8bb8-6baaa75803b3
)

An article on vintage shops in Madrid that appeared in the "El Viajero" section of the Spanish newspaper, El País, on Saturday 12 February refers to a shop called L.A. Studio which is, according to the article, selling "an interesting collection of works by Warhol collaborator, Pietro Psaier" in Madrid.

As regular readers of this site will know, I first came across the claim that Psaier had collaborated with Warhol on "joint works" of art over two years ago in a press release issued by John Nicholson Auctioneers. Not only was it claimed by Nicholson and Psaier "researcher" Jacqueline Chapman that Psaier and Warhol were both lovers and collaborators, works were also being sold stamped with a "Factory Additions" stamp - the name of the company that sold Warhol's prints from 1966 - 1974. Last month I wrote a further update on the situation at: http://warholstars.org/pietro_psaier_factory_additions.html.

A Wikipedia biography of the artist was removed after nobody could come up with any evidence that the artist actually existed, let alone collaborated with Warhol. No birth certificate has ever been produced for Psaier and documents distributed with the works alleging to be probate papers issued by the State of California were shown to be forgeries. (See http://www.warholstars.org/pietro_psaier_art_1.html#xjfk3)

Christie's, Bonhams and Phillips du Pury have all sold works by Psaier.

The mention of Psaier in the El País article article can be found at:
http://elviajero.elpais.com/articulo/viajes/Rastro/universo/vintage/
elpviavia/20110212elpviavje_6/Tes
.

Other updates on Psaier on this site can be found by typing his name in the search box below.

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