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Eric Emerson Update

Childhood pictures of Eric Emerson

May 30, 2016: As per yesterday, I am currently writing an essay on Eric Emerson's death. According to one source, there were "8" people in the apartment when Eric overdosed on heroin - and that these same people later attended his funeral. Allegedly, the mother of one of Eric's children knows what happened but denies being there. I have been told by another source - someone who is linked to the music business - that he was told by "a friend" of a famous singer/songwriter (now deceased) that Eric overdosed at the apartment of the singer/songwriter and they moved Eric's body outside (with his bicycle intact) to avoid the "publicity." If you have any information on the death of Eric Emerson or were at his funeral, please contact me: garycom@blueyonder.co.uk. (Your anonymity will be protected.)

More on Eric Emerson here.

Eric Emerson

May 29, 2016: Eric Emerson died yesterday, May 28, 2016. I am currently working on an account of the death of Eric and am interested in hearing from anybody who was in the room at the time or who went to the funeral. A lot of time has passed, some of the people involved have died and it's a matter of history now. Contact me at: garycom@blueyonder.co.uk.

Guardian Review of Siobhan Davies Dance company's tribute to Fred Herko

Possibilities for a Pleasant Outing by Jamie Atherton
Photograph: Stephen Wright

May 26, 2016: A tribute to Warhol star and Judson dancer, Fred Herko, was danced last weekend by Jamie Atherton at the Siobhan Davies Dance studio in a dance called Possibilities for a Pleasant Outing. The dance was performed on a rollerskate as per Herko's dance on one skate performed in Concert No. 6 of the Judson Dance Theater (lights by Billy Name) and as a tribute to Warhol's Rollerskate film, starring Herko. (Callie Angell notes in the first volume of the film cat. rais., "Herko apppears in a number of Warhol's earliest films from 1963, including Kiss, Dance Movie (or Rollerskate), Jill and Freddy Dancing and two of the three versions of Haircut." p. 93)

The Guardian review of the dance tribute is here.

William S. Wilson evening at the Feigen Gallery

May 25, 2016: The Feigen Gallery will be holding a celebration of the scholarship and legacy of William S. Wilson, Wednesday, May 25, 2016 from 5:30 to 7:00 PM at Richard L. Feigen & Co., 34 East 69th Street, between Park and Madison in New York. (Bill's comments on Andy Warhol's Do It Yourself (Sailboats) are here.) My memorial to him is here.

Stephen Shore's Factory Pix to be published in October 2016

May 25, 2016: Stephen Shore's new book of photographs that he took at the Factory from the age of seventeen when he first started hanging out there, is due to be published by Phaidon in October 2016. Included is text by Lynne Tillman who had previously interviewed many of the people who hung out at the Factory for Shore's 1995 book of Factory photographs, The Velvet Years: Warhol's Factory, 1965-67.

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