Andy Warhol

Dia's Andy: Through the Lens of Patronage

May 15, 2005 - April 10, 2006

<p>Andy Warhol. <i>Skulls</i>, 1976. Photo: Bill Jacobson.</p>

Andy Warhol. Skulls, 1976. Photo: Bill Jacobson.

 
 
 

 

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Shadows

Shadows, 1978-79
Installation of 72 of 102 paintings
Acrylic, variously silkscreened and painted on canvas
75 x 52 inches (193 x 132 cm) each
Dia Art Foundation, New York

Skulls
(8 paintings)

Skull, 1976
Acrylic and silkscreen ink on canvas
72 x 80 inches (182.9 x 203.2 cm) each
Collection The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh
Founding Collection, Contribution Dia Art Foundation

The Last Supper

The Last Supper, 1986
Acrylic on canvas
116 x 396 inches (295 x 996 cm)
The Stephanie and Peter Brant Foundation, Greenwich, Conn.

The Last Supper, 1986
Acrylic on canvas
116 1/3 x 225 1/3 inches (295 x 572 cm)
Private collection, New York

Disaster Series
Collection The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh
Founding Collection, Contribution Dia Art Foundation

1947 White, 1963
Silkscreen ink and graphite on linen
121 x 78 inches (307.3 x 198.1 cm)

White Burning Car III, 1963
Silkscreen ink on linen
100 x 783?4 inches (254 x 200 cm)

Ambulance Disaster, 1963-64
Silkscreen ink on linen
119 x 801?8 inches (302.3 x 203.5 cm)

Hospital, 1963
Silkscreen ink and pencil on linen
1071?2 x 827?8 inches (273.1 x 210.5 cm)

Gangster Funeral, 1963
Silkscreen ink, acrylic, and graphite on linen
105 x 755?8 inches (266.7 x 192.1 cm)

Foot and Tire, 1963-64
Silkscreen ink on linen
88 x 1453?4 inches (223.5 x 367.7 cm)

Thirteen Most Wanted Men No. 2, John Victor G., 1964
Acrylic and silkscreen ink on canvas
481?2 x 37 inches (123.2 x 94 cm)
Collection The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh
Founding Collection, Contribution Dia Art Foundation

Thirteen Most Wanted Men No. 2, John Victor G., 1964
Acrylic and silkscreen ink on canvas
481?2 x 381?2 inches (123.2 x 97.8 cm)
Collection The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh
Founding Collection, Contribution Dia Art Foundation

Self-Portrait, 1986
Acrylic and silkscreen ink on canvas
40 x 40 inches (101.6 x 101.6 cm)
Collection The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh
Founding Collection, Contribution The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.

Brillo Boxes

Brillo Boxes, 1969 (replica of 1964 original)
Acrylic silkscreen on wood
60 boxes: 20 x 20 x 17 inches (50.8 x 50.8 x 43.2 cm) each
Collection Norton Simon Museum, Gift of the artist

Wallpaper

Washington Monument, 1974
332 rolls of wallpaper
The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh
Founding Collection, Contribution The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.

Cow, 1966
42 rolls of wallpaper
The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh
Founding Collection, Contribution The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.

Writing

22. Interview Magazine
Early issues from the 1970s and 1980s
Brant Publications, Inc.

Time Capsules
The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh
Founding Collection, Contribution The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual
Arts, Inc.

Time Capsule 5
Contents dated 1950-66, majority 1962-66
This Time Capsule holds a variety of materials related to Warhol's early filmmaking, including scripts by Ron Tavel, and the downtown New York avant-garde of the period. Similar ephemera pertaining to Warhol's Boxes sculptures, such as 21 copies of the announcement for their 1964 premiere and documents describing the Canadian government's decision that the Boxes are not art (1965) are included. It also contains an inkless impression of Warhol's print Cooking Pot (1962) and copies of Ron Padgett's publication 2/2 Stories for Andy Warhol, bearing Warhol's thermofax cover art. Two items of correspondence address Warhol's portrait of insurance-company magnate Watson Powell: one from Powell and the other from Warhol's assistant Billy Name discussing its aesthetics.

Time Capsule 51
Contents dated 1863-68, majority 1950s
In this small portion of Warhol's library, Good Things for Railroad Readers is dated 1863, while Marshall McLuhan's Through the Vanishing Point is from 1968. The novel Alexandra (1947) by Gladys Schmitt, Warhol's college professor, is autographed by her inside. The magazines published Warhol's illustrations of a barbecue (1960, with handwriting by his mother, Julia), and a title card for the TV drama Silent Women (1955). The fashion magazines contain the full-page ad for Chanel No. 5 cologne that Warhol appropriated for his art in 1985. They also contain articles on the Hollywood stars Marlon Brando and James Dean, who were subjects for Warhol's art.

Time Capsule 68
Contents dated 1970, 1975
This holds multiple copies of just three publications: The German art historian Rainer Crone wrote the first substantial monograph on Warhol in 1970; the pages are too brittle to exhibit its content. The book with Warhol's photographic portrait on the cover is the catalogue for his retrospective organized by the Pasadena Art Museum the same year, which traveled throughout Europe and the United States. New York magazine excerpted Warhol's new book The Philosophy of Andy Warhol (From A to B and Back Again) in 1975. The photo of Warhol in a closet with a typewriter is by Carl Fischer.

Time Capsule 237
Contents dated 1968-81, majority 1979
Among a variety of perfume packages, Studio 54 party invitations, exhibition announcements, and other ephemera of the 1970s is Arthur Tress's photograph of Warhol with his Shadows paintings at their initial presentation at Heiner Friedrich Gallery in New York City in 1979. Four Polaroid photos made by Warhol or his assistants include fashion designer Willi Smith, his sister actress, model Toukie Smith, actress Jessica Lange, and the co-owner of Studio 54-Steve Rubell-with Warhol. Another significant object in this Time Capsule is a ninety-one-page transcript of a conversation with the writer Truman Capote, with many corrections in his hand, which was probably for Warhol's Interview magazine.

Screen Tests

Screen Tests, c. 1963-66
Originally 16mm, b/w (Tri-X reversal), silent, 4 minutes each at 16fps
8 reels with 10 Screen Tests each, transferred to 4 DVDs on 4 monitors, each with 2 reels of material, total running time of each DVD approximately 80 minutes
The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh

Reel 3
1 Henry Geldzahler, 1965
2 Jim Rosenquist 2, 1964
3 Beverly Grant 1, 1964
4 Pat Hartley, 1965
5 Roderick Clayton 2, 1965
6 Tony Towle, 1963
7 Kyoko Kishida, 1964
8 Charles Aberg (?) 2, 1965
9 Paul Thek 1, 1964
10 Gerard Malanga 1, 1963

Reel 4
1 Buffy (William W. Phelps), 1965
2 John Giorno 1, 1963
3 Paul (?) 1, 1965
4 Kenneth King 1, 1964
5 Dennis Hopper 1, 1964
6 Kip Stagg 1, 1965
7 Helmut (?), 1964
8 Dennis Hopper 2, 1964
9 Richard Schmidt, 1965
10 Gregory Battcock, 1964

Reel 5
1 Dennis Hopper 3, 1964
2 Peter Hujar 2, 1964
3 Bruce Rudow, 1963
4 Francois de Menil 1, 1965
5 Patrick Fleming, 1965
6 Helmut (?), 1964
7 Ivy Nicholson 1, 1964
8 Jane Holzer 1, 1964
9 Walter Dainwood 1, 1964
10 Paul Katz, 1966

Reel 8
1 Marian Zazeela, 1964
2 Edie Sedgwick 1, 1965
3 Charles Henri Ford, n. d.
4 Susan Sontag 1, 1964
5 Cathy (?), 1964
6 Mary Woronov, 1965
7 Debbie Caen 1, 1965
8 Willard Maas, 1965
9 Jane Holzer 2, 1964
10 Jane Holzer 3, 1964

Reel 10
1 Ethel Scull, 1964
2 Barbara Rose, 1964
3 Robin (?), 1965
4 Jane Holzer 4, 1964
5 Lou Reed, 1965
6 Edie Sedgwick 2, 1965
7 John Ashbery, 1965
8 Jonas Mekas, 1966
9 Ann Buchanan, 1964
10 Paul Morrissey, 1965

Reel 23
1 Sterling Morrison (smoking), 1965
2 Salvador Dalí (upside down), 1965
3 Cass Elliot 1, 1966 4 Ed Hood 2, 1965
5 Clarisse (?), 1964
6 Jane Holzer 7 (toothbrush), 1964
7 Harry Fainlight, 1964
8 Kenneth Jay Lane, 1965
9 Piero Heliczer, 1965
10 King (?), 1964

Reel 24
1 Freddy Herko, 1964
2 Lucinda Childs 2, 1964
3 John Cale, 1966
4 Nikki de Saint Phalle, 1965
5 Lou Reed 6 (eye), 1966
6 Lou Reed 7 (mouth), 1966
7 Marcel Duchamp, 1966
8 Steve (?), 1964
9 June? Grace Glueck?
[illegible name], 1964
10 Lou Reed 8 (Hershey bar), 1966

Reel 27
1 Alicia Purchon Clark 2, 1965
2 Ultra Violet 1, 1965
3 Sally Kirkland, 1964
4 Cathy James 2, 1965
5 Beverly Grant 3 (Hair), 1964
6 Nico 7 (Coke), 1966
7 Ultra Violet 2, 1965
8 Steve America, n. d., probably 1965
9 Henry Romney 2, 1964
10 John D. McDermott, 1965

Early Films

Film program curated by Douglas Crimp
May-September 2005
See film schedule for complete list of films

Portraits

Acrylic and silkscreen ink on canvas
2 panels: 40 x 40 inches (101.6 x 101.6 cm) each
Collection The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh
Founding Collection, Contribution The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.
*Collection The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh
Founding Collection, Contribution Dia Art Foundation

Joseph Beuys (1921-1986)
Artist, born in Krefeld, Germany.
Beuys, the most celebrated German postwar artist, was known for his "actions" and collaborative performances, as well as his sculptural objects and drawings, which often incorporated felt, wax, fat, and his signature medium, braunkreuz. Works in Dia's collection by Beuys are currently on view at Dia:Beacon.

John Chamberlain (1927- ) and Mrs. Chamberlain
Artist, born in Rochester, Indiana, and wife.
Since the beginning of his career in the 1950s, Chamberlain has worked primarily with crushed metal from automobiles to construct his sculptures. A selection of his works in Dia's collection is currently on view at Dia:Beacon.

Michael Heizer (1944- )
Artist, born in Berkeley, California.
After an early career in painting and sculpture, Heizer began to produce large-scale earthworks in the late 1960s. He is currently working on his largest earthwork, City, a Dia project located in the Nevada desert. Other works by Heizer are currently on view at Dia:Beacon.

Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997) and Dorothy Lichtenstein
Painter, born in New York City, and wife.
In the early 1960s, Lichtenstein produced comic-strip paintings by blowing up original cartoon characters and reproducing them by hand; many of these paintings are some of the best-known images of American Pop art.

John Richardson (1924- )
Art historian, born in London.
While living in France, Richardson befriended Picasso, Braque, Léger, and Cocteau. In the early 1960s, Richardson went to live in New York City. He has written books on Manet and Braque and a biography of Picasso.

Truman Capote (1924-1984)
Writer, born in New Orleans.
Capote's best-known novel is Breakfast at Tiffany's (1958; filmed 1961). Living in New York and Switzerland, he cultivated celebrity status and was famous in later years for his jet-setting lifestyle, as well as his writing.

Vitas Gerulaitis (1954-1994)
Tennis player, born in Brooklyn, New York.
Gerulaitis's biggest success was winning the men's singles title at the Australian Open in 1977.

Dominique de Menil (1908-1997)
Art collector, born in Paris.
An heir to the Schlumberger fortune, Menil emigrated to the United States in 1941 and began collecting art. Together with her husband, she established the Menil Foundation in Houston. Her daughter Philippa founded Dia in the mid-1970s with Heiner Friedrich and Helen Winkler.

Willie Shoemaker (1931-2003)
Jockey, born in Fabens, Texas.
Horse racing's most successful jockey in history, Shoemaker had won 8,833 races by the time he retired in 1990. He was the first jockey to win over $100 million. In 1986, at age 54, he became the oldest jockey to win the Kentucky Derby.

Stephen Sprouse (1953-2004)
Fashion designer, born in Dayton, Ohio.
Sprouse made a splash on the fashion scene in the early 1980s with punk-inspired, sophisticated creations that were favored by rock stars as well as followers of haute couture.

Sylvester Stallone (1946- )
Actor, born in New York City.
Stallone took Hollywood by storm in 1976, writing, directing, and starring in the blockbuster hit Rocky. For the next decade Stallone was a top box-office draw, and by 1990 he had made a total of five Rocky movies and three movies as Rambo.

Ulrik Trojabord
Dancer

Valentino (1932- )
Fashion designer, born in Voghera, Italy.
In 1949 Valentino Garavani moved to Paris from Rome to pursue his interest in fashion. After returning to Rome in 1959, he started his own fashion house, Valentino. He currently designs menswear and womenswear and has his own perfume line.

Joan Collins (1933- )
Actress, born in London.
Collins made her film debut in Lady Godiva Rides Again (1951) and used her headline-catching private life to build a career as an international celebrity. She had a leading role in the internationally popular television soap opera Dynasty (1981-89).

Aretha Franklin (1942- )
Soul singer, born in Memphis.
A preacher's daughter from Detroit, Franklin started out singing gospel as a young child. By the late 1960s, she was called the Queen of Soul, having become an internationally famous recording artist.

Judy Garland (1922-1969)
Actress and singer, born in Grand Rapids, Minnesota.
Garland became a child star in Broadway Melody (1938), followed by The Wizard of Oz (1939) and Meet Me in St. Louis (1944).

Dennis Hopper (1936- )
Film actor and director, born in Dodge City, Kansas.
Hopper caused a sensation with the antiestablishment road movie Easy Rider (1969), which he directed and starred in. Hoosiers (1986) earned him an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor.

Liza Minnelli (1946- )
Singer and actress, born in Los Angeles.
Daughter of Vincente Minnelli and Judy Garland, Liza won the Oscar for Best Actress in 1972 for her role in the film Cabaret. From the 1970s through the 1990s, she continued to star in Broadway productions, movies, and on television.

Sonia Rykiel (1930- )
Fashion designer, born in Paris.
Rykiel opened her first boutique in 1968. Specializing in knitwear, her DÉMODE (de-fashion) philosophy urged women to adapt fashion to their own taste and personality rather than follow the dictates of the designers. Rykiel has written many books, including an A-to-Z of fashion and a collection of children's stories.

Lana Turner (1920-1995)
Actress, born in Wallace, Idaho.
Turner is considered one of the most glamorous superstars of Hollywood's golden era. At the age of 17, she entered the movie world, and by the 1940s Turner was firmly entrenched, starring in movies such as The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946).

Natalie Sparber
unknown

Julia Warhola (1892-1972)
Mother of Andy Warhol, born in Mikova, now in the Slovak Republic.
In 1921 Warhola emigrated to join her husband in Pittsburgh, where he had found employment as a construction worker. She gave birth to three sons, Paul, John, and Andy.

Pia Zadora (1954- )
Actress, singer, and dancer, born in Hoboken, New Jersey.
Pia Zadora appeared on Broadway as a child actor before making her film debut in 1964. She continued her stage career as a singer, dancer, and actress after she married the Israeli corporate millionaire Meshulam Riklis in 1977. In 1982 she won a Golden Globe.

Henry Geldzahler (1935-1994)
Museum curator, born in Antwerp, Belgium.
Geldzahler emigrated to the United States and studied at Yale and Harvard. Beginning in 1960, he worked at New York City's Metropolitan Museum of Art. He also programmed a series of exhibitions for Dia's Dan Flavin Institute in Bridgehampton, New York, from 1987
to 1994.

Pat Hearn (1955-2000)
Pioneering art dealer with great style, born in Providence, Rhode Island.
Hearn opened her first gallery in the East Village in 1983 and a gallery on West 22nd Street in Chelsea in 1995.

Evelyn Kuhn
Model

Kimiko Powers
Art collector, born in Tokyo.
In 1963 she came to the United States and married John Powers. Together they built an impressive collection of Japanese and contemporary art, featuring artists such as Andy Warhol and Willem de Kooning.

Doda Voridis
Socialite

Jamie Wyeth (1946- )
Artist, born in Wilmington, Delaware.
Wyeth's portraits have included a posthumous painting of John F. Kennedy commissioned by Jackie in 1965, as well as such celebrities as Andy Warhol, Arnold Schwartzenegger, and Rudolf Nureyev.

 
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