Posts tagged ‘Warhol’

June 24, 2011

Want Some Candy My “Beautiful Darling” |Castro Theater 6/30 SF CA

by Accidental Bear

DIRECTOR James Rasin
PRODUCER Jeremiah Newton
WRITTEN BY James Rasin
EDITOR Zac Stuart-Pontier


Beautiful Darling chronicles the short but influential life of Candy Darling who was a major part of Andy Warhol’s entourage and was one of the inspirations for the Lou Reed song “Walk on the Wild Side.”

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May 13, 2011

Bid for Warhol Self-Portrait Took 4EVER; $38.45 million

by Accidental Bear

Somethings are worth fighting for.


“Longest” Bid for Warhol Self-Portrait
By Editors

A Christie’s auction of post-war and contemporary art ended with a bang Wednesday night when a self portrait of pop-art icon Andy Warhol sold for $38.45 million after a 16-minute bidding war.

Following the sale of the piece, the auctioneer exclaimed it was the “longest lot in history.”

According to Forbes, an unidentified European buyer purchased the portrait, signed and dated “Andy Warhol/64.'” It’s also signed to Detroit art collector Florence Barron, who bought the piece originally for $1,600. READ MORE

April 15, 2011

Gay Pornology; From Andy Warhol to X-Tube

by Accidental Bear

Staples of life; food, air, water, coffee, cotton candy and PORN. My coffee table is getting full.


The sumptuous, 260-page potpourri of hot photos and concisely presented history Porn from Andy Warhol to X-Tube (Bruno Gmuender, hardcover, $69.99) is both a celebration and a funeral. Its author tells us what there is to know about the development of the art, and then lets current filmmakers and producers tell us the state of the art. It’s not a rosy prognosis that they offer, most likely because it impacts their income. When asked, Where’s porn headed? they answer, It’s headed toward extinction. But that’s only in the current format of delivery. “DVDs are dead,” says one industry maven. “The Web is where things are happening.”

This lively chronicle is aptly subtitled A Photographic Journey, and it is more scrapbook than schoolbook. The photos are copious in amount and glamorously reproduced in large size on heavyweight stock. Author Kevin Clarke’s essay perceptively traces the origins of gay American erotica from an initial acceptance generated by the pop-porn of Warhol and the art-porn of Kenneth Anger, to the hardcore porn that flowered in their wake. Clarke is a 44-year-old German musicologist, whose specialty is operetta. Showtunes and porn? Most gay men don’t find them strange bedfellows at all. Clarke’s several books on operetta (unfortunately not translated from German) have looked at the form’s intersection with gay sexuality. A paper Clarke presented in 2009, “The Pornography of Operetta,” kicked off his interest in the general history of gay porn.

via B.A.R.


March 30, 2011

Warhol statue for Union Square NYC, Wow!

by Accidental Bear

Andy Warhol Monument to be Unveiled in NYC’s Union Square Today

Visual artist Rob Pruitt will be unveiling “The Andy Monument”, a statue commemorating pop artist and icon Andy Warhol, today at 6 pm in NYC’s Union Square.

By RICH CALDER @ New York Post

Washington. Lincoln. Ghandi … and now Warhol.

A massive monument honoring Andy Warhol – the late, great Father of Pop Art — will be unveiled today at a new pedestrian plaza in Union Square.

The nearly 10-foot-tall statue by visual artist Rob Pruitt will set up outside a building at Broadway and 17th Street that housed the final rendition of Warhol’s legendary “Factory” from 1973 to 1984.

Warhol and his contemporaries previously produced silkscreen paintings, magazines and other works out of a site a block away from 1967 to 1973. The original Warhol “Factory” on E. 47th Street operated from 1962 to 1967.

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