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March 2012

Andy Warhol Foundation calls for the dismissal of the Velvet Underground lawsuit

The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts filed papers yesterday (19 March 2012) for the dismissal of the lawsuit brought by the Velvet Underground against the Warhol Foundation over the copyright to Andy Warhol's banana image used for the front cover of the Velvet's first album. (See "The Velvet Underground are suing the Andy Warhol Foundation.")

According to Bloomsberg Businessweek, one reason that the Foundation has given for the dismissal of the lawsuit is that they have "an agreement with the band to not bring legal action against it over the copyright for the design."

Details here.

Andy Warhol's New York at 92YTribeca

L to R: Vito Giallo, Robert Heide and Thomas Kiedrowski at 92YTribeca
(Photo: Avagraffiti)

The 92YTribeca lecture hall in New York hosted an evening with Andy Warhol's commercial art assistant from the 1950s, Vito Giallo, in conversation with Thomas Kiedrowski, author of Andy Warhol's New York City: Four Walks, Uptown to Downtown, on 9 March 2012. Photo above of Vito with Kiedrowski and Robert Heide who wrote the '60s play The Bed. Kiedrowski also does an "Andy Warhol Sites Tour" - here.

Candy Darling documentary on DVD

Beautiful Darling, the documentary on Warhol star Candy Darling, is now out on DVD. Includes interviews/footage with Holly Woodlawn, George Abagnalo (who appeared in Women in Revolt and co-wrote the screenplay for Andy Warhol's Bad), Penny Arcade, Bob Colacello, Jayne County, Jackie Curtis, Vincent Fremont, Sam Green, Pat Hackett, Julie Newmar, John Waters and others.

New book on Andy Warhol's films to be published in April

A new book on the films of Andy Warhol will be published by the University of California Press in April 2012 - The Black Hole of the Camera: The Films of Andy Warhol. The author, J.J. Murphy, is Professor of Film and Affiliate Professor of Art at the University of Wisconsin.

Andy Warhol online: The Davis Museum collection of photographs by Andy Warhol

Photographs by Andy Warhol owned by the Davis Museum at Wellesley College are now online. Subjects include Mark Sink, Jon Gould, Fred Hughes, Pat Ast, David McDermott, Ali McGraw and an assortment of unidentified men, women and children.

Go here.

Andy Warhol in Hull and and Sheffield

The schedule for the Artists Rooms series in the U.K. for 2012 has been announced. "Andy Warhol Self-Portraits" will be at the Graves Gallery in Sheffield 7 April - 1 December 2012; and "Andy Warhol" will be at the Ferens Art Gallery in Hull 2 June 2012 - December 2012.

Max's Kansas City Alumni Reunion 2012

A Max's Kansas City reunion will take place at The Bowery Electric, with performances by Jayne County and others. Full list on their Facebook page here.

MOCA refocuses on the '60s

"Refocus: Art of the 1960s" opened at MOCA Jacksonville on 28 January 2012 and continues until 8 April 2012. Artists include Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Jasper Johns, and Robert Rauschenberg.

Billy Name in Lid #13

Two faces of Lid # 13
L: Marisa Berenson by Gian Paolo Barbieri/R: Grace Jones by Kate Simon

Billy Name is featured in the current issue of Lid magazine - Lid #13 - which has an eleven page spread of Blake Boyd's photobooth shots of Billy in costume and make-up. Lid's editor, Dagon James, will also be publishing a series of books featuring Billy's archive of the silver Factory. Silk screen prints of Billy's photos from the '60s will also be shown at "The Warhol Effect" exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in the autumn 2012 (which will also include work by Deborah Kass and others).

Lid #13 is available at: here.

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