Andy Warhol

From ’70s NYC Icons to Noble Animals: Peter Hujar’s Poetic Portraits and Sweeping Cityscapes

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Peter Hujar, known for his candid and intimate black-and-white portraits, photographed some of the most exciting minds and personalities of the 20th century. Peter Hujar: 21 Pictures, presented by Fraenkel Gallery from January 7 to March 5, 2016 (the fourth solo exhibition of Hujar’s work), will explore the artist’s 30-year career, including his less familiar photos of gritty city life in the ‘70s and ‘80s, seascapes, still lifes, and animals.
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Never-Before-Seen Photos From the New York City Art World in the ’80s

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Paige Powell, who became the associate publisher of Andy Warhol’s Interview, arrived in New York City from Oregon in 1980. With camcorder and camera in hand, Powell joined the inner circle of art-scene luminaries and photographed them over the next decade. Jean-Michel Basquiat, her partner from ’82 to ’84 (captured in a series of reclining nudes by Powell), Francesco and Alba Clemente, Tama Janowitz, Stephen Sprouse, Madonna, and Keith Haring were just a few of her subjects.
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13 Truly Terrifying Works of Art by Famous Artists

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Art may be revered for its beauty, but there’s a lot of ugliness there too, even in the work of its most famous practitioners. Not to mention blood, guts and existential horror, of course. Come to think of it, this is just the time of year for such things, so if you’re in the holiday spirit and also enjoy yourself some fine art by some of the world’s most famous artists, you’re in luck: here you’ll find a (blood) spattering of highbrow horrors to inform your Halloween revelry.
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Photographer Jeannette Montgomery Barron’s Diary of the New York Art World and Downtown Scene in the 1980s, Plus a Talk with the Artist

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Jeannette Montgomery Barron is known for her portraits of the New York art world and downtown scene in the 1980s — a vibrant, creative chapter in the city’s history. She’s photographed some of the world’s most famous artists, including Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat (thanks to a 1984 assignment from gallerist Bruno Bischofberger), and cultural figures of the time. From the Mudd Club and the Palladium, to the Factory and Bianca Jagger’s social circle, Jeannette Montgomery Barron was there with camera in hand.
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Photos Capturing Andy Warhol’s Influence on the New York Underground Scene

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“I never wanted to be a painter; I wanted to be a tap dancer,” Andy Warhol once said. “I don’t paint anymore, I gave it up about a year ago and just do movies now. Painting was just a phase I went through.” And Warhol’s influence stretched far beyond the canvas which is the subject of a new exhibition at the Centre Pompidou-Metz (with support from the Andy Warhol Museum), titled Warhol Underground.
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10 Essential One-Film Wonders

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Anthology Film Archives kicked off a new series this week about the underappreciated and forgotten “one-film wonders” — those movies made by filmmakers who “[established] a fully formed cinematic vision with their first full-length credit, only to never make another feature.”
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