Andy Warhol

Peek Inside the Homes of 10 Counterculture Icons

If you’ve ever wanted to be Steve McQueen, you might just be a little closer to that goal — or at least, you can now be yourself in his old home. Recently, HiConsumption posted photos of McQueen’s “Pioneer Moon Ranch,” which is now up for sale — but more importantly, this glimpse into the homestead of “The King of Cool” inspired your intrepid Flavorwire editors to get to snooping into a few more of the homes of some of our greatest counterculture… Read More

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30 Cultural Icons on Motorcycles

Motorcycles have long been symbols of freedom and adventure, so it’s not surprising that many cultural icons have owned and enjoyed bikes. Few hobbies or passions can capture the comparable thrill of the spotlight than motorcycles, though we imagine many have taken to the open road for a stretch of solitude and highway zen. Check out the cultural icons who became road warriors, below. … Read More

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From Collaboration to Theft: What Happens When Art and Advertising Collide

Last week, the Texas Department of Transportation ordered the removal of a new large-scale sculpture designed by contemporary artist Richard Phillips for Playboy Enterprises, on the grounds that Playboy had not solicited a permit for a public advertisement. Titled Playboy Marfa, the work sits along a stretch of US Highway 90 outside of Marfa, Texas, and is comprised of a 1972 Dodge Charger sitting on a plinth next to a giant neon rendering of the Playboy logo. … Read More

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The 10 Most Memorable Artist Collaborations

For her contribution to the Manchester International Festival, Tracey Emin has announced plans for a collaboration with Louise Bourgeois, who she describes as her “hero” in a recent Guardian op-ed. To get past the hurdle of Bourgeois no longer being alive, Emin will employ a close reading of Hans Ulrich Obrist’s 2004 tome Do It, in which 165 venerated artists provided instructions on how to reproduce their work. Even though the results will fit the definition of collaboration narrowly — a far cry from the genuine two-woman jobs that Hauser & Wirth exhibited in 2011 —  the idea of seeing both minds at work is intriguing, and, given the tone of Emin’s op-ed, pretty damn poignant. … Read More

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10 Photographs That Defined the ’60s

Bert Stern, the fashion and art photographer known for his pictures in Vogue and Look magazines in the 1950s and ’60s, died at his home in New York on Tuesday at the age of 83. While celebrated for his skills as a compelling ad man and a master portraitist of major Hollywood film stars, Stern was perhaps best known for shooting the famous “last sitting” of Marilyn Monroe, at the Hotel Bel-Air in Los Angeles, two months before the actress passed away.  … Read More

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50 Great Works of Video Art That You Can Watch Online

For anyone who is enamored with film or remains a devotee of performance, video art can be like a happy marriage between the two. The great works of video art that are available to watch online are like a never-ending museum that is always growing and never closes. This collection should serve as a compact introduction to video art for anyone who’s uninitiated or a handy compilation for anyone who loves the medium but has some trouble finding the good stuff online.… Read More

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Collectors, Lou Reed, Other Rich People Won’t Stop Suing the Andy Warhol Foundation

When he passed away, Andy Warhol left behind the Warhol market, an ecosystem within itself. Sometimes, collectors and speculators in the Warhol market find themselves in dispute with the Andy Warhol Foundation, which has been dedicated to research, and to granting funds to projects that are in keeping with the generous and forward-thinking spirit of Warhol’s work. The latest of these disputes characteristically stinks. … Read More

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Remarkable ’80s-Era Photos of Iconic NYC Artists

Jeannette Montgomery Barron’s new photo book SCENE is a must-have for aficionados of the ‘80s New York art scene — for which Barron was something of an unofficial “yearbook photographer,” capturing images of legends like Cindy Sherman, Kenny Scharf, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Jenny Holzer, Francesco Clemente, David Salle, Robert Mapplethorpe, Eric Fischl, and Keith Haring during their starving-artist days. The book launches with an event tonight at BookMarc; the tie-in exhibit, NYC c. 1985, opens tomorrow at Chelsea’s ClampArt. But if you’re not in Gotham, Flavorwire’s got you covered — we were lucky enough to get our hands on several gorgeous images from SCENE. … Read More

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From W.E.B Du Bois to Waris Ahluwalia: Portraits of History’s Most Fashionable Men

Admirers of the well-dressed man, look no further. Artist/Rebel/Dandy: Men of Fashion, out this week from Yale University Press in conjunction with the RISD Museum of Art’s exhibition on the same subject, is chock-full of photographs of famed sartorial geniuses and flamboyant clotheshorses, not to mention essays on “notable dandies” like Charles Baudelaire, Oscar Wilde, and John Waters. It’s enough to inspire anyone to consider a wardrobe overhaul. After the jump, you’ll find just a small sampling of the book’s many great portraits — so if you’re in the Providence area, make sure to head on over to the exhibition for the full experience. … Read More

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Famous Artists Photographed With Their Cats

Tracey Emin’s recent interview with the Daily Mail revealed that the divisive artist is currently working on sculptures of her cat — and that’s not a euphemism. “He’s a good little soul to have around. He stops me from feeling alone,” she said of her beloved pet, Docket. Artists have often looked to their feline friends for inspiration throughout history. The mewing muses were the gods of their own religion in ancient Egypt, and not much has changed since then. Everyone knows cats own the Internet (sorry, dogs). Click through to meet the kitten companions that have melted the hearts of famous… Read More

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