Big Monday news in books and television:
The Man Booker Prize longlist of nominees, deciphered.
The common language of literature, charted.
Children’s books illustrated by Andy Warhol.
Terry Gilliam is adapting Paul Auster’s Mr. Vertigo.
A mega-preview of Downton Abbey‘s second season. Read More
Last fall, Vanity Fair writer Bob Colacello decided to sell a portrait that Andy Warhol made of him in 1980, when Mr. Colacello was working for Interview, and decided to take along a Vanity Fair camera crew to document the experience. The video was just released and, boy, is it good!
The painting was Read More
Los Angeles Times art critic Christopher Knight had a charming and brilliant article in the paper the other day on why Andy Warhol chose to make art out of Campbell’s soup cans.
Mr. Knight argues that the soup inspiration came from Abstract Expressionist painter Willem de Kooning, who was known to call his Read More
Charles Saatchi is the most influential collector of the past 25 years, and one of the most controversial. Notorious for never appearing at his own openings and for not granting interviews, the British former advertising magnate remains a mysterious figure who wields his influence through his Saatchi Gallery shows and the subsequent sale of the Read More
The Andy Warhol Museum, having just named a new director, released the Andy Warhol D.I.Y. Pop app today, which allows app-happy Warhol fans to create their own works from the comfort of their iPhones. We decided to give it a spin and see how it stacks up against other apps that allow you to create mimicking works of art.
Curator Eric Shiner will serve as the new director of The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, the museum announced today. Mr. Shiner has served as acting director since January 2011, after the departure of Thomas Sokolowski, who served as director for 14 out of the 17 years the museum has existed, and distinguished Read More
“LET ME TAKE YOUR PICTURE,” Liam McMullan said. It was late May at the Southampton Social Club, and the lanky 23-year-old stood in front of me with a camera covering his face. He was there on assignment for his father, Patrick McMullan, the house photographer to the city’s social set.
The camera shutter clicked.
“Oh, Read More
The Eight-Day Week
The first time you push through a scrum of tourist flashbulbs to peer through bulletproof glass at the Mona Lisa, you’ll see a painting whose image is so familiar that it may well disappoint. Behind that glass does remain an object that, if you peer through its nimbus of fame, you can see. But what Read More
Wednesday, May 11
Fifteen Minutes, Extended
Warhol! The pop artist is the auteur of modern celebrity–but will people shell out for, you know, his art, when they can witness his legacy by flipping on E!? Of course, they will. That famous Self-Portrait in vivid red, the centerpiece of today’s Christie’s Post-War and Contemporary Art Auction, Read More
The insanity that overtook New York in the late ’60s and early ’70s–hard-drug home deliveries, sexually permissive underground watering holes like Studio 54 and Max’s Kansas City, churches converted into gay bars and a haze of pot smoke and paparazzi bulbs–may be viewed, in retrospect, as Oz on helium. But there were no more publicized Read More