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MAY 2005

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COLLAGE AT PAVEL ZOUBOK


May Wilson (1905 -1985)
Ridiculous Portrait (Showgirls) (1968 - 1972)
Collage (9 7/8" by 8")

The Collage: Signs and Surfaces exhibit at the Pavel Zoubok Gallery in New York closes on May 21, 2005. The show features work by Robert Rauschenberg, Eduardo Paolozzi, Ray Johnson, Wallace Berman, Peter Blake, Joe Brainard, Christo, Bruce Conner, Joseph Cornell, Richard Hamilton, Al Hansen, George Herms and May Wilson (under whose bed Valerie Solanas stored the gun she used to shoot Andy Warhol in 1968). Not to be missed.

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JONAS MEKAS: WARHOL HAPPENING


Harry Stendhal, Jonas Mekas and Virginie Merchand
at the "Warhol Happening"

(Photo: New York Social Diary)

Jonas Mekas was recently feted at a "Warhol Happening" at the Maya Stendhal Gallery in New York. Guests included style writer Michele Gerber-Klein; author Annette Tapert; performance artist Colette; American couture designer Maggie Norris; Ron ("Halston was one of my closest friends") Ferri; news anchor woman, Felicia Taylor; artist Jeff Scher; a gaggle of Hirsches (David, Jason, Jeffrey, Stefanie and Adam); and New York Girl-About-Town for the past three decades, Anita Sarko.The event was covered by New York Social Diary, including photographs by Jeff Hirsch and David Patrick Columbia.

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ANDY WARHOL AT DIA: BEACON (UPDATE)

A major Warhol exhibition opened to the public on May 15, 2004 at the Dia: Beacon to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Warhol Museum and the second anniversary of the Dia: Beacon Riggio Galleries. Dia's Andy: Through the Lens of Patronage features Warhol's paintings and sculptures installed against a backdrop of the artist's Washington Monument and Cow wallpapers, including seventy five portraits by Warhol of celebrities and artists ranging from Pia Zadora to Joseph Beuys. Warhol's Time Capsules will also be on display and four new Time Capsules will be opened and their contents displayed to the public for the first time. Seventy of Warhol's Screen Tests will also be shown. This is in addition to Warhol's Shadow series which is on permanent display at the museum. Another exhibit, In and Out of Place: Louis Lawler and Andy Warhol, is running in conjunction with the Dia's Andy exhibit.

A selection of Warhol's early films, curated by Douglas Crimp, will also be shown, including Screen Test No. 2 (starring Mario Montez), Sunset, Paul Swan, Bike Boy, Restaurant (with Edie Sedgwick and Bibbe Hansen), Nude Restaurant (with Viva, Taylor Mead and Julian Burroughs - who would later appear together in Lonesome Cowboys), and the brilliant Imitation of Christ (which includes rare footage of a young, pre-Trash Andrea Feldman - along with Brigid Berlin, Ondine, Taylor Mead and Patrick Tilden Close.)

The exhibit will run until April 10, 2006. Full details on the Dia: Beacon website at: www.diabeacon.org.

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EDIE SEDGWICK: FACTORY GIRL (UPDATE)

Dawson's Creek star, Katie Holmes, is in talks with film director George Hickenlooper to play the part of Edie Sedgwick in the forthcoming film, Factory Girl. Previously, the part was rumoured to go to Sienna Miller, but Sienna withdrew from the project after landing the stage role of Cecilia in the London production of As You Like It. L.A. Confidential star, Guy Pearce, will be playing Andy Warhol and Gavin Rossdale is to play Gerard Malanga. Rossdale's wife, pop-singer Gwen Stefani, is also in the cast, playing one of the Berlin sisters. The film was originally due to focus on the relationship between Edie and Bob Dylan but, after the threat of lawsuits from Dylan's people, Hickenlooper decided to create a fictional hybrid character based on Bob Dylan, Jim Morrison, Mick Jagger and other rock legends. Hickenlooper's previous films include the Mayor of Sunset Strip and The Man from Elysian Fields (featuring Mick Jagger).

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