May 28, 2021: The exhibition "Marisol and Warhol Take New York," opens at The Warhol museum on October 14, 2021 and runs until February 14, 2022, before traveling to the Perez Art Museum Miami in April 2022.
In 1954 she also had a brief affair with Willem de Kooning.
Mark Lancaster in The Real World
May 2, 2021: Sadly, I must report that Mark Lancaster died on April, 30, 2021 in Miami Beach, Florida. The years that I spent corresponding with Mark will always be special to me - a ten year correspondence that began when I first started the site. I've written about it in The Real World.
Mark is also mentioned in Popism - he's in several Andy Warhol films - Couch, Batman Dracula, and a Kiss film with Gerard Malanga. He was also Jasper Johns' lover for a considerable time and worked for Merce Cunningham. A selection of his art can be found on the ArtUk site.
Lancaster was born March 14, 1938 in Holmfirth, West Yorkshire. He was appointed Artistic Advisor to the Merce Cunningham Dance Company in 1980. A list of his other design acheivements can be found on an archived page of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company.
My interview with Mark is here: Mark Lancaster interview.
Left: Lynn Goldsmith’s original photograph of Prince; Right: Andy Warhol’s Orange Prince from ArtNet, April 27, 2021
April, 28, 2021: In an op-ed piece in ArtNet, posted on April 27, 2021, it is explained why Warhol's Prince series is "Fair Use" of Lynn Goldsmith's photograph of the musical artist, Prince. The case is currently working its way through the courts. The Warhol Foundation won in the first Court, Goldsmith won in the second and the case is now on appeal to a third Court.
Given the extent to which other artists have used the imagery of their colleagues in the past, currently and historically (from Pablo Picasso to Richard Prince), a final legal decision in favour of Goldsmith could have serious and restrictive ramifications for artists in general. It seems ironic that someone who, presumably, identifies herself as an artist, would bring a lawsuit which could result in less freedom for the arts in general.
Goldsmith regularly puts her photographs on social media, where they can be shared without restriction. Although she couches her arguments against Andy Warhol's use of her photograph with references to 'rights,' I can't help but wonder whether her real impetus is 'money.' Ms. Goldsmith brought her suit after Warhol's image was used in an issue of Vanity Fair. She did not try to sue the artist when he was alive.
Andy Warhol Foundation fights back in fair use case (The Art Newspaper)
Brigid Berlin's apartment in New York
April 20, 2021: The second volume of the Andy Warhol Film Catalogue Raisonne will be published in October 2021. It will be called The Films of Andy Warhol Catalogue Raisonne: 1963-1965 and cost $100.00 The first volume by Callie Angell concentrated on Warhol's Screen Tests.
John Hanhardt is listed as the editor, with contributions by Bruce Jenkins and Tom Kalin. Let's also hope there is also a contribution by Claire Henry, given the amount of work she did at the Andy Warhol Film Project at the Whitney for more than a decade - both as the assistant of Callie Angell and afterwards. Over the years she has become the public "face" of the film cat. rais. project due to the amount of lectures she has given on the subject.
March 24, 2021: The New York Times has now published an obituary of David McCabe under the title "David McCabe, Who Photographed Warhol Becoming Warhol, Dies at 80."
Andy Warhol and Edie Sedgwick as photographed by David McCabe
March 16, 2021: One death that went by largely unnoticed last month was that of the photographer, David McCabe, whose often used photographs of Warhol were published in the book, A Year in the Life of Andy Warhol. (Highly recommended). Born in 1940 in Leicester, England, he died on February 26, 2021. He took more than 2,500 photographs of Warhol and his crowd, many of which have never been seen.
Google Arts and Culture
March 14, 2021: If you are still in lockdown and can only access art collections digitally, you might already be aware of Goggle Arts and Culture. It allows you to visit museums and view their collections by strolling digitally through rooms of paintings. Searching for "Andy Warhol," for instance, brings up a number of museum pieces, such as the untitled work above from the Chrysler Museum of Art. By clicking on "street view" you can see the whole collection.
March 10, 2021: The Galerie Buchloz is advertising what appears to be a screening of Andy Warhol's rarely screened film, L'Amour. They don't actually mention a screening, they just reproduce the poster so it's unclear whether they are advertising an exhibition about L'Amour or showing the film itself. The exhibition is due to run Wed 24 Mar 2021 to Sat 17 Apr 2021.
Oedipus (Elvis no. 1), Ray Johnson, 1956-58
March 4, 2021: The Ray John exhibition, Ray Johnson c/o, will now open at the Art Institute of Chicago on November 26, 2021 and will run until March 21, 2022. The exhibition will consist mainly of works from Bill Wilson's collection (William S. Wilson).
January 4, 2021: The Warhol museum in Pittsburgh reopens today, January 4, 2021.
January 2, 2021: The exhibition of photographs by Charles Henri Ford at Mitchell Algus will finish at the end of January. Ford was the editor of View magazine and the brother of the actress, Ruth Ford, who starred in Sartre's No Exit at the Biltmore. It has been claimed that Ford suggested Gerard Malanga as a person who could help Warhol with his silkscreeing. (Warhol had already started using the silkscreen process prior to meeting Malanga.)
January 1, 2021: Happy New Year from warholstars - 20 years now since the site first began. Thanks for all the attention and citations over the years - and thanks to all the regulars for continuing to access the site. It means a lot to me. Still working on the review of the biographies but it should be up shortly.