Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Calvin Klein, Inc.
205 West 39th Street
New York City
Jessica Morgan, Dia Art Foundation’s Nathalie de Gunzburg Director, moderates a panel discussion on Andy Warhol. The panelists include Sandra Brant, George Condo, and Raf Simons, who have all engaged personally with Warhol or otherwise been inspired by his work and larger-than-life persona. Together the artists and creative figures discuss Warhol’s wide-ranging and lasting impact on contemporary art and design.
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Sandra Brant, who collaborated with Warhol to create Interview magazine, has been a cultural bellwether since the 1970s. Brant worked with Warhol on the film L’Amour (1973) as well as several art publishing projects. As a personal friend of the artist, she was also captured in a number of his screenprints. Following Warhol’s death in 1987, Brant Publications purchased Interview. Brant worked at the magazine serving as chief executive officer, president, and publisher from 1989 to 2008. Following her departure from Interview in 2008, she was named an international editor at Vanity Fair alongside her then-partner of over twenty-five years, Ingrid Sischy. Brant joined Dia’s Board of Trustees in 1989 and is Dia’s longest-standing trustee.
George Condo was born in 1957 in Concord, New Hampshire, and studied art history and music theory at the University of Massachusetts in Lowell. In 2011 the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York presented aretrospective of his work, Mental States, which traveled to Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam, Hayward Gallery in London, and Schirn Kunsthalle in Frankfurt. In 2016 Condo’s work was the feature of a museum-wide exhibition, Confrontation, at the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. He was also the subject of a major retrospective of works on paper titled The Way I Think at the Phillips Collection in Washington, DC, in 2017, which traveled to the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Denmark. Condo joined Dia’s Board of Trustees in 2015.
Raf Simons serves as the Chief Creative Officer of Calvin Klein, Inc. In this role, Simons leads the creative strategy of the CALVIN KLEIN brand globally across the designer, contemporary, bridge, jeans, underwear, and home categories in addition to overseeing all aspects of Global Marketing and Communications, Visual Creative Services, and Store Design. Simons was born and raised in Belgium, where he later studied and obtained a degree in industrial and furniture design. In 1995 he launched his eponymous line, Raf Simons. In 2005 he was appointed creative director of Jil Sander, where he served at the helm for seven years. Simons assumed the position of creative director at Dior in 2012, a position he held until 2015. Simons lives and works in New York City.
Artists on Andy Warhol
Artists on Andy Warhol is the third installment in a series culled from Dia Art Foundation’s Artists on Artists lectures, focused on the work of artist Andy Warhol. It features contributions from Robert Buck, Glenn Ligon, Jorge Pardo, Kara Walker, and James Welling.