Tag Archives: Andy Warhol


News
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The Real Worth of a Photograph: How the New York Public Library’s Picture Collection Has Survived In the Age of Google Image

There are around 80 million photographs shared on Instagram every day, according to the company’s statistics. That’s roughly 929 photos a second, which equates to 3.3 million images an hour, or a little over 1.5 million photographs every half hour. … Read More


Auctions Market News
Kenneth Noland's Heat (1958) was the second-most expensive lot at the auction. COURTESY SOTHEBY'S

Strong Sotheby’s Contemporary Day Sale Totals $98 M., Sets Kenneth Noland Record at $3.37 M.

Sotheby’s capped its auction week yesterday with a respectable contemporary day sale that brought in $98 million. With 323 out of 418 lots finding buyers, 80 percent of the works that went on the block sold. Although some momentum was lost … Read More


Auctions Market News
Roy Lichtenstein's Modern Painting in Porcelain (1967) sold for $437,000 this morning at Christie's. COURTESY CHRISTIE'S

Christie’s Contemporary Art Day Sales Net $88.8 M., With Records for Gilliam, Krushenick, and for a Moment, Kelley

Christie’s finished out its contemporary-art auctions in New York with a morning sale and an afternoon sale Wednesday that offered about 400 lots and raked in $88.8 million in total. About 81 percent of the 224 lots in morning sale found buyers, while about 76 percent of the 175 lots … Read More


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Richard Polsky with Andy Warhol in 1986.

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‘You Develop a Sixth Sense’: Richard Polsky on His New Warhol Authentication Service

In 2011, when the Warhol Foundation decided to shutter its Art Authentication Board, the reigning authority on Warhol authenticity, to focus on its grant-making activities, it said the move was in part motivated by a desire to avoid lawsuits from collectors who disagreed with … Read More


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Here is a CBS Evening News Piece From 50 Years Ago About ‘Underground Film’

On Monday, the A.V. Club posted a YouTube video of an Andy Dugan–reported CBS Evening News story from December 31, 1965, about the emerging “underground film” movement in New York City, which of course dovetails heavily with what was happening … Read More


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Morning Links: Raf Leaves Dior Edition

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Books
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A Nightclub Goddess Dishes on Her Life: Grace Jones Finally Wrote Her Memoirs

The title of Grace Jones’s memoir, I’ll Never Write My Memoirs (Gallery Books), is lifted from the first line of her song “The Art Groupie,” off side two of her fifth album, Nightclubbing. You can’t go through life without breaking … Read More


Open Sesame: Art Events in New York
Tree of Codes, as performed at the Manchester International Festival. COURTESY MANCHESTER INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL

9 Art Events to Attend in New York City This Week

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Auctions Market News
Jeff Koons's Dom Pérignon Balloon Venus, 2013. 

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In Season-Starting Sales, Auctionata Aims for ‘Broader Audience’

This week, Kenny Schachter brought us up to speed on the sales to watch this season. Here’s another to add to the list, from the online world: the web-based auction house Auctionata is opening the season with a two-session sale on September … Read More


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An unknown person in one of Kyler Zeleny's found photographs.

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Morning Links: Polaroid Edition

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Grapes of Wrath: How a California Road Trip Made an Artist Out of Andy Warhol

In 1963, Andy Warhol drove from New York to Los Angeles with his friends Wynn Chamberlain, Gerard Melanga, and Taylor Mead. Deborah Davis’s new book, The Trip (Simon & Schuster), an examination of this cross-country journey, argues that the brief … Read More


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Pyongyang propaganda poster.

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Morning Links: North Korean Propaganda Edition

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Open Sesame: Art Events in New York
Cy Gavin, Spittal Pond, Bermuda, 2015, acrylic, oil, chalk, staples on canvas. COURTESY THE ARTIST AND SARGENT'S DAUGHTERS

9 Art Events to Attend in New York City This Week

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