L to r: Me (with drink), my ex-boyfriend James Breese (with blonde hair) and James Curley at Interview party, the Ritz, December 1980 (Photographer: Andy Warhol) (Gift of The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. to Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University) (Contact sheet no. 2014.41.452)
In some google searches, an item comes up from somebody named Andy Fields criticising me for a "scathing attack" on his "good nature." Ignore it. There was no scathing attack. Mr. Fields, a professional gambler, claimed to have purchased a drawing which he said was by Andy Warhol in a garage sale in Las Vegas. Warhol's brother issued a statement through my site saying that the drawing was not by Andy Warhol. The Warhol scholar, Patrick Smith, also denied its authenticity. The Royal West of England Academy in Bristol also issued a statement saying that they did not "support any claims of authentication by the owner."
Andy Fields also alleged that the drawing was on the back of a sketch by Gertrude Stein. The authenticity of that drawing was denied in a statement by Stein expert Wanda Corn.
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This site is dedicated to the memory of the art writer and collector, William S. Wilson. (It has no connection to a wordpress site about Bill's writings.) The site author of warholstars.org is Gary Comenas. He can be contacted at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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To use this site, click on contents and choose one of the sections or articles or use the search box that appears at the top of each page. To see the most recent news, click on the warholstars.org masthead above.
The sources for the information contained on the site are here.
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Below is a partial list of publications that have cited warholstars.org, or Gary Comenas, as a source:
Geralyn Huxley and Greg Pierce (eds.), Andy Warhol's The Chelsea Girls (Distributed Art Publishers, Inc. and The Andy Warhol Museum, 2018)
"Notes on Patrick Fleming" by Gary Comenas.
Charlotte Rebecca Britton, "Forging a double life: Creating an artist for the purpose of fraud, Association of Research into Crimes against Art postgraduate thesis," November 2017
Articles on "Pietro Psaier" by Gary Comenas as sources.
Anthony E. Grudin, Warhol's Working Class (University of Chicago Press, 2017)
Victor P. Corona, Night Class: A Downtown Memoir (New York: Soft Skull, 2017)
Thanked in acknowledgments and mentioned throughout Warhol section including "... warholstars.org, a valuable resource for fans, scholars, and journalists. The site is run by Gary Comenas, an independent researcher in London who has meticulously documented key aspects of Warholia."
Thomas Morgan Evans, 3D Warhol: Andy Warhol and Sculpture (London: I.B. Tauris, 2017)
"I want to thank Gary Comenas author of Warholstars.org for his assistance. Warholstars is really something special, an invaluable resource for anyone interested in Warhol and those around him. In correspondence with Gary, I have learnt a huge amount and, through his support for my project, he has gained my lasting affection."
Nick Lambert, "The Cybernetic Moment: Roy Ascott and the British cybernetic pioneers, 1955–1965" (Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, Taylor and Francis publishers, 2017)
Cites "Interview with John McHale (Jr.), the son of the 'Father of Pop.'" by Gary Comenas, 2006
Gilda Williams (ed.), On&By Andy Warhol (Whitechapel: On & By series) (London, MIT Press, 2016)
Thanked in the acknowledgements section and cited in the chapter on Andy Warhol's America.
Patricia Hickson (ed.), Warhol & Mapplethorpe: Guise & Dolls (Hartford, Connecticut: Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in association with Yale University Press, 2015)
Cites "Art vs. Life vs. Pop" by Gary Comenas
Justin Remeselnik, Motion(less) Pictures: The Cinema of Stasis (Film and Culture Series) (NY: Columbia University Press, 2015)
Cited in footnotes.
Larissa Harris and Media Farzin (ed.), 13 Most Wanted Men: Andy Warhol and the 1964 World's Fair (NY: Queens Museum, 2014)
Cited in exhibition cat. essay
B. Ruby Rich, New Queer Cinema: The Director's Cut (Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press, 2013)
Cites "Andy Warhol's Lonesome Cowboys (1968)" essay by Gary Comenas
Klaus Rieser, Michael Fuchs, Michael Phillips, ConFiguring America: Iconic Figures, Visuality, and the American Identity (Chicago: Intellect/University of Chicago Press, 2013)
Lists "Andy Warhol Pre-Pop: 1949 - 1962" by Gary Comenas in References
Caroline Potter, Erik Satie: Music, Art and Literature (Farnham: Ashgate, 2013)
Cites "Notes on John Cage" by Gary Comenas and "Eric Satie's Vexations and "Andy Warhol's Sleep" by Gary Comenas
Catherine Johnson, Thank You Andy Warhol (NY: Glitterati Inc., 2012)
Chapter on Gary Comenas
Sasha Bru, Laurence van Nuijs, Benedikt Hjartarson, Peter Nicholls, Tania Ørum, Hubert van den Bergs (eds.), Regarding the Popular, Modernism, the Avant-Garde and High and Low Culture (Berlin/Boston: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co., 2012)
J.J. Murphy, The Black Hole of the Camera: The Films of Andy Warhol (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2012)
Cites "Mark Lancaster Interview" by Gary Comenas
Amy Taubin, "Semiotics of the Kitchen," ArtForum, 1 February 2012
Refers to warholstars.org in review of Kitchen
Michael Hames-Garcia and Ernesto Javiier Martinez (eds.), Gay Latino Studios: A Critical Reader (Duke University Press, 2011)
Quote re: Mario Montez (p, 63) and cites myself and warholstars.org (p. 326)
Stuart Isacoff, A Natural History of the Piano: The Instrument, the Music, the Musicians - from Mozart to Modern Jazz and Everything in Between (NY: Knopf, 201)
Cites "Notes on John Cage, Erik Satie's Vexations and Andy Warhol's Sleep" by Gary Comenas
Pamela G. Smart, Sacred Modern: Faith, Activism, and Aesthetics in the Menil Collection (Austin: University of Texas Press, 2011)
Thomas Kiedrowski, Andy Warhol's New York City: Four Walks, Uptown to Downtown (NY: The Little Bookroom, 2011)
Acknowledgments: "Gary Comenas of www.warholstars.org should be applauded. He has been an early influence, a dedicated curator and advocate for truth in all things Andy Warhol."
Screen Tests essay used as info sheet at Artist Rooms exhibition at the John Hansard Gallery, University of Southampton, 27 March - 26 June 2011
Jonathan Paul Watson, "Beats Apart: a comparative history of youth culture and popular music in Liverpool and Newcastle upon Tyne, 1956 - 1965," Doctoral thesis, Northumbria University, 2010
John Waters, Role Models (NY: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2010)
Warholstars.org listed as a source for the"Outsider Porn" chapter
John Wilcock, Christopher Trela (ed.), Harry Shrunk (photographer), Gretchen Berg (photographer), The Autobiography and Sex Life of Andy Warhol (NY: Trela Media, 2010)
Edward Willett, Andy Warhol: Everyone will be Famous for 15 Minutes (American Rebels) (Berkeley Heights, NJ: Enslow Publishers, 2010)
Jeff Apter, A Pure Drop: The Life of Jeff Buckley (Milwaukee, WI: Hal Leonard Corp., 2009)
Paul Maréchal, Andy Warhol: The Record Covers 1949-1987 Catalogue Raisonné (NY: Prestel, 2008)
Ed Hamilton, Legends of the Chelsea Hotel: Living with Artists and Outlaws in New York's Rebel Mecca (NY: Nation Books, 2007)
Eva Meyer-Hermann (ed.), Andy Warhol: Other Voices Other Rooms - A Guide to 706 Items in 2 Hours 56 Minutes (exh. cat.) (Rotterdam: NAi Publishers, 2007)
Michael Bracewell, Re-make/Re-model: Art, Pop, Fashion and the Making of Roxy Music, 1953 - 1972 (London: Faber and Faber Ltd., 2007)
Program notes for Andy Warhol's Sunset, Museum of the Moving Image, New York 2007
Tot Taylor, Turk's Rondo ("Gavin Turk: Me as Him" exh. cat.), Riflemaker Gallery, London 2007
Nick Redfern, Celebrity Secrets: Official Government Files on the Rich and Famous (Paraview Pocket Books 2007)
Murray Pomerance, City That Never Sleeps: New York and the Filmic Imagination (Rutgers, 2007)
Museum of the Moving Image, The Real Edie Sedgwick (NY: MOMI, 2007)
Callie Angell, Andy Warhol Screen Tests, The Films of Andy Warhol Catalogue Raisonné (Volume 1) (NY: Abrams in assn. with Whitney Museum of American Art, 2006)
Jeremy Hunt, "This is Tomorrow 1956–2006: Just what is it that makes today’s artists so rich, so successful?" State of the Art magazine, September - October 2006, issue 7
Kira Coplin, "Golden Girl," Zinc magazine, September 2006
Matt Wrbican, "'...trapped like a rat in Rome' - The Che Guevara Episode" (Andy Warhol Museum Archives Center exhibition number 24, December 18, 2005 - August 6, 2006)
Craig Highberger, Superstar in a Housedress: The Life and Legend of Jackie Curtis (book and film) (Book published by Penguin, 2005/Film distributed by Abramorama
Lisa Rhodes, Electric Ladyland: Women And Rock Culture (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2005)
Joshua Gamson, The Fabulous Sylvester: The Legend, the Music, the Seventies in San Francisco (Henry Holt and Co., 2005)
Georg Frei, Neil Printz, Warhol: Paintings and Sculpture 1964-1969, Vol. 2: The Andy Warhol Catalogue Raisonné (NY: Phaidon Press, 2004)
Mark Lancaster interview cited twice to help date paintings.
Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan, Andy Warhol, Prince of Pop (NY: Laurel-Leaf, 2004)
Kenneth Goldsmith, I'll Be Your Mirror, The Selected Andy Warhol Interviews 1962 - 1987 (NY: Carroll & Graf Publishers, 2004), p. 401
Acknowledgements: "Although I've never met him, I must acknowledge Gary Comenas, creator of warholstars.org, a site I visitied daily during my research. Gary's site could be the very best resourse on Andy Warhol there is - either in print or on the web."
Phil Johnson "All Fur Coat and No Nickers," The Independendent on Sunday newspaper (UK), December 12, 2004
Craig Detweiler, Barry Taylor, A Matrix of Meanings: Finding God in Pop Culture by (Baker Academic, 2003)
Leanne Gilbertson, "Andy Warhol's Beauty #2: demystifying and reabstracting the feminine mystique, obliquely," Art Journal, Spring, 2003
"Warhol on the Web," The Guardian (UK), January 31, 2002
"Life of Warhol," The Guardian (UK), January 23, 2002
The Warholstars Chronology was displayed at the "Wall to Wall Warhol" exhibition (June 23 - August 27, 2006) at the Oakville Galleries, Ontario Canada
The Warholstars Screen Tests article was reprinted in Dia's Andy (Dia Art Foundation, NY, 2005) a publication that accompanied the exhibition, "Dia's Andy: Through the Lens of Patronage" at the Dia: Beacon Riggio Galleries (May 15, 2005 - April 10, 2006)
The Warholstars article on Harlot was reproduced by the L.A. Film Forum for their 30th anniversary Warhol series in October 2006.