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Leee Black Childers. Andy Warhol Interviews Jackie Curtis at the Factory, New York, 1970. Digital C-print.

#transgender #LGBTQ #counterculture #scarcity #precarity #pop As a young art-school graduate trying to understand the artist’s life that I had chosen, I could have had no better tutor than Leee Black Childers, who died April 6 at age 68. Childers, photographer and minder for rock stars and transgender icons, led the sort of life that the rest of us only read about. His generation, in the[…..]

Andy Warhol’s Photographs at the RISD Museum

What, one might ask, remains to be said of Warhol? This perennial darling of the art gallery and the auction house, so irreverent and unpredictable in his own time, increasingly registers as tame, tasteful, and non-threatening in our own. Yet Andy Warhol’s Photographs, a small, focused exhibition at the Museum of the Rhode Island School of Design, reaffirms the artist’s bracing vitality against the backdrop of his[…..]

Postscript: An Ambitious Take on Conceptual Art and Writing at the Power Plant

Kenneth Goldsmith, Soliloquy, 1996.

Upon entering Toronto’s Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery to see Postscript: Writing After Conceptual Art, the viewer is immediately confronted by a raucous wash of sonorous elements. Over fifty artists and conceptual writers occupy the gallery space; canonical works from Andy Warhol, Sol LeWitt, Marcel Broodthaers, Carl Andre, and Dan Graham are nestled among pieces by contemporary practitioners, contributing to the sense of saturation. Originally curated[…..]

Lost Andy Warhol Photos Pop Up in NYC For First Time

As a part of our partnership with Huff Post Arts, today we bring you a story written by Susan Michals about newly found photographs of Andy Warhol.  (Image courtesy of Steve Wood) One of the most iconic faces of the 20th century is about to be rediscovered. On May 3, lost images of pop art icon Andy Warhol will be unveiled in Manhattan for the first time in public in[…..]

Engaging a Community with Public Art on The High Line

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Running alongside Tenth Avenue for approximately twenty blocks in Chelsea, The High Line has become a household term amongst Manhattanites since 2009 when it first became accessible as a public park. Since then – and especially within the last year – The High Line has ignited widespread murmur relating to its breathtaking architecture, imaginative urban integration and more recently its emergence as the local gallery[…..]

The Eye Comes First

L.A. Expanded: Notes from the West Coast A weekly column by Catherine Wagley The first time I saw Andy Warhol, I thought he looked eccentric and ascetic, like a cross between Charles Manson, Gandhi and the Pope. I was in grade school, and Warhol, all in white, pale-skinned and wispy haired, was staring up from the pages of a late ‘80s edition of Chronicle of[…..]

Damaged Goods: The 10 Best Abused Artworks Ever

Today’s article is brought to us from our friends at Flavorwire, where Paul Laster discusses the 10 most damaged goods in visual art. Art is both a precious commodity and a significant cultural symbol of our time. The museums and art centers that display the works are public domains, in which anything is likely to happen. Throw a bunch of publicity loving crackpots, wannabe performance[…..]