Posts tagged ‘Andy Warhol’

July 8, 2011

Is Andy Warhol More Alive Now Dead Than When He Was Alive? Interview Mag Talks with Vito Giallo

by Accidental Bear

(via Interview)
Each new generation of New Yorkers hungers to shape the city. Andy Warhol‘s New York City: Four Walks Uptown to Downtown (The Little Bookroom) reveals how Warhol did just that; the book provides walking directions and information about some of the most important landmarks in his life. Accompanying text by Warhol expert Thomas Kiedrowski provides intimate insight into these places: from the house where he lived with his mother, to the Factory where he was shot; from Edie Sedgwick’s old building to New York staples like Bloomingdale’s and the Whitney. 

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March 17, 2011

Andy Warhol Still Makes Bank in 2011

by Accidental Bear

I would love to see Andy’s coy facial expressions if he were alive as this transaction goes down. He would probably run out and buy a shopping cart full of tin foil to celebrate and take a polaroid of the bill of sales. (which would eventually sell for another million dollars)

ANDY LIVES ON!

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Andy Warhol‘s ‘200 One Dollar Bills’ Goes for $43.7 Million

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The money appears to be back in the contemporary art market:

“The price rose at breakneck speed as five collectors vied for the classic image, ‘200 One Dollar Bills.’ It ended up selling for $43.7 million (including fees to Sotheby’s), more than three times its high estimate of $12 million. The buyer, whom Sotheby’s refused to identify, bid by telephone through Bruno Vinciguerra, the company’s chief operating officer. Sotheby’s would also not identify the seller, although people familiar with the collection said it was Pauline Karpidas, a London-based collector. Just a year after the art market was in the doldrums with the world’s financial markets, buyers with deep pockets were not shy about stepping up for tried-and-true artists. The sale topped Sotheby’s expectations, totaling $134.4 million, well above its $67.9 million high estimate.”

Read more: http://www.towleroad.com/2009/11/andy-warhols-200-one-dollar-bills-goes-for-437-million.html#ixzz1GsQLDp3N

 

February 23, 2011

JAMES FRANCO / GUS VAN SANT; My Own Private Idaho , Relived

by Accidental Bear
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I lived, breathed, worshiped , emulated this film. The thought that I can breathe some fresh air through this film project has me all in a fuss. LA here I come.

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Gagosian Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition by Gus Van Sant and James Franco.

“Unfinished” features two films, Endless Idaho and My Own Private River, which are collaborations between Van Sant and Franco. After casting Franco in the award-winning film Milk (2008), Van Sant showed him the dailies and other footage that he had shot many years before for My Own Private Idaho (1991), which starred River Phoenix and Keanu Reeves as street hustlers in Portland, Oregon. Much of this material did not make it into the final cut, and so Franco decided to fashion it into two new films, riffing off the original title.

For Endless Idaho, Franco edited outtakes, deleted scenes, alternate takes, and behind-the-scenes footage from My Own Private Idaho into a 12-hour film. Endless Idaho provides an unprecedented look into the workaday process of making a movie, from location scouting to repeated takes. Like many of the films of Andy Warhol, a major influence on Van Sant’s own auteur style, it is a provocative, often riveting blend of documentary and fiction. Interviews with actual hustlers who played secondary characters inMy Own Private Idaho are intercut with shots of River Phoenix and Keanu Reeves improvising and refining their performances under the direction of Van Sant and his crew. The music for Endless Idaho was composed by Luke Paquin and Tim O’Keefe. By contrast,My Own Private River consists largely of shots of Phoenix ‘s character, Mike, woven into a compelling portrait. Franco describes being mesmerized by Phoenix ‘s “uninhibited acting” in this unreleased footage, and his edit captures the gifted actor at his most emotionally expressive and physically dynamic. The score is by Michael Stipe, who is an art school drop-out.

The films are accompanied by eight works on paper by Van Sant, which translate his acute directorial sensitivity with regard to human nuance and gesture in film into the immediacy of watercolor. With the same subtle powers of observation that distinguish his filmmaking, he has created portraits of young men who recall characters in My Own Private Idaho — defiant, circumspect, and devil-may-care insouciants. Working from photographic images found on the internet, Van Sant has created vivid impressions of his incidental icons, employing brushwork that alternates broad, limpid strokes with an assiduous attention to detail and a varied palette of both washed out tones and dense, electric hues.

February 19, 2011

What Would You Do with $17 million?

by Accidental Bear

What would i do with$17 million? A boob job, brazilian ass lift, nose job… wait a minute  ( car screeching to a halt) I’m not a tranny! So, I would get calf implants, life time supply of steroids, lazor hair removal and a spray on tan ….wait another minute (car screeching to a halt) I’m not a professional Bodybuilder!

Ok, honestly though. I do love to spend a pretty penny  on art work and admire and have been inspired in my life by Andy Warhol ( In early 1990s covered everything in my house with tin foil to look like the Factory. True Story). 17 million is outrageous. Think of the good you could do. But I will never have to struggle with this decision. Because I am  much closer to  $0.17, than $17 M. What a burden that would be.

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Warhol Self-Portrait Goes for $17M

By Advocate.com Editors

ANDY WARHOL SELF PORTRAIT X390

An anonymous bidder has shelled out 10.8 million pounds, or $17 million, for a 1967 self-portrait of gay pop artist Andy Warhol.

The red-and-white silk-screen ink-on-canvas shows Warhol with his hand over his mouth. The self-portrait, one of only 11, was purchased Wednesday, according to auction house Christie’s, and was previously held by a personal collector for the past 37 years.

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