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Almine Rech-Picasso Goes Global Ocula Conversation Almine Rech-Picasso Goes Global

French gallerist Almine Rech-Picasso opened her first space in Asia on Shanghai's historic Bund in July this year, bringing her eponymous gallery's total locations to five. The Shanghai gallery occupies roughly 4,000 square feet on the second floor of the three-storey Amber Building, a beautiful warehouse space, originally occupied by the Central...

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From the Gallery to the Streets: Home Works 8 in Beirut Ocula Report From the Gallery to the Streets: Home Works 8 in Beirut 8 Nov 2019 : Nat Muller for Ocula

There's an inside joke amongst the team of Ashkal Alwan, The Lebanese Association for Plastic Arts: that every time an edition of its biennial forum on cultural practices is planned, a national crisis happens. The eighth edition of Home Works was no different: it opened on 17 October amidst the most devastating wildfires that Lebanon had witnessed...

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Hans Hartung and Art Informel: Exhibition Walkthrough Ocula Insight | Video
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Hans Hartung and Art Informel: Exhibition Walkthrough 15 October 2019

Hans Hartung and Art Informel at Mazzoleni London (1 October 2019-18 January 2020) presents key works by the French-German painter while highlighting his connection with artists active in Paris during the 50s and 60s. In this video, writer and historian Alan Montgomery discusses Hartung's practice and its legacy.Born in Leipzig in 1904, Hans...

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Andy Warhol

(1928 - 1987), USA

American artist Andy Warhol was a leading figure in the American Pop Art movement in the 1960s and 70s. His works are often comprised of images appropriated from popular culture and created in a variety of mediums including drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, film, and sculpture. Prior to working as an artist full-time, Warhol had a successful career as a commercial illustrator for several high-profile publications including Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Glamour, and The New Yorker. The artist first exhibited his works at the Hugo Gallery, New York in 1952 and was later included in his first group show at the Museum of Modern Art in 1955.

In the 1960’s, Warhol rose to prominence with his ground-breaking paintings and screen-prints of commonplace American objects such as Campbell’s soup cans, dollar bills and Coca-Cola bottles. Arguably the most productive decade of the artist’s career was in the 1960s when Warhol launched his studio, known as ‘the Factory,’ which brought together an eclectic crowd of like-minded liberated individuals including writers, actors, musicians, and drag queens. At this time Warhol also began making films using the same deadpan approach to the commonplace. They were also further evidence of an interest in the serialism and automatism as found in the works of musician John Cage and writer William Burroughs.

Warhol’s art seemingly embraced consumerism, yet alongside the images of celebrities such as Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley, and Marlon Brando, Warhol was also producing works that depicted darker subject matter such as police attacks against civil rights protesters, the death sentence, and car crashes. Ultimately it was the ubiquity of mass media imagery and how it flattened all events into a consumerist landscape which was central to Warhol’s practice.

During the 1970’s Warhol became more preoccupied with his entrepreneurial pursuits than his artistic practice and established the influential magazine Interview and published a book titled The Philosophy of Andy Warhol. By the 1980’s, Warhol’s profile was growing once again due to his association with Neo-Expressionist artists such as Jean-Michel Basquiat, Julian Schnabel, and David Salle. Warhol unexpectedly died in 1987.

The Andy Warhol Museum in the artist’s hometown of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, holds the title for the largest museum dedicated to a single artist in North America. His works are held in major public and private collections worldwide.

Biography by Frances Hodgson | Ocula | 2016
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Featured Artworks

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Sunset (See F. & S. IIA.85-88) by Andy Warhol contemporary artwork
Andy WarholSunset (See F. & S. IIA.85-88), 1972 Screen print in colours on paper
Galerie Buchholz
Male Crossed Hands by Andy Warhol contemporary artwork
Andy WarholMale Crossed Hands, 1957 Ink and tempera on paper
24 x 36 cm
Galerie Buchholz
Woman with Purple Hat (small) by Andy Warhol contemporary artwork
Andy WarholWoman with Purple Hat (small), c. 1953 Ink and tempera on paper
31.75 x 40 cm
Galerie Buchholz
Female Bust with Marbleized
Background by Andy Warhol contemporary artwork
Andy WarholFemale Bust with Marbleized Background, c. 1954 Ink and watercolour on paper
72.4 x 56.8 cm
Galerie Buchholz
Untitled (Cats) (verso); Untitled
(Rose) (recto) by Andy Warhol contemporary artwork
Andy WarholUntitled (Cats) (verso); Untitled (Rose) (recto), c. 1954 Recto: ink on paper; verso: ink and watercolour on paper
58.4 x 73.5 cm
Galerie Buchholz
Sprite Portrait with Shoes by Andy Warhol contemporary artwork
Andy WarholSprite Portrait with Shoes, c. 1953 Ink on paper
27.8 x 21.5 cm
Galerie Buchholz
Sprite Head with Feet by Andy Warhol contemporary artwork
Andy WarholSprite Head with Feet, c. 1953 Ink on paper
27.9 x 21.5 cm
Galerie Buchholz
Dancing Sprites by Andy Warhol contemporary artwork
Andy WarholDancing Sprites, c. 1953 Ink and watercolour on paper
73.7 x 29.5 cm
Galerie Buchholz

Current & Recent Exhibitions

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Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Masters of Photography 2019 at Huxley-Parlour, London
Upcoming
20 November–20 December 2019 Group Exhibition Masters of Photography 2019 Huxley-Parlour, London
Contemporary art exhibition, Andy Warhol, From "THE HOUSE THAT went to TOWN" at Galerie Buchholz, New York
Closed
11 July–30 August 2019 Andy Warhol From "THE HOUSE THAT went to TOWN" Galerie Buchholz, New York
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, The Sylvio Perlstein Collection A Luta Continua at Hauser & Wirth, Hong Kong
Closed
23 May–27 July 2019 Group Exhibition The Sylvio Perlstein Collection A Luta Continua Hauser & Wirth, Hong Kong

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Armory Week Lowdown: Shows to See Ocula Report Armory Week Lowdown: Shows to See 2 Mar 2019 : Sharmistha Ray for Ocula

The Armory Show opens to the public on 7 March (running to 10 March 2019)—just about a week after the fair relocated a portion of its 194 exhibitors due to structural issues found in Pier 92, forcing its sister fair Volta to cancel its 2019 show so that Armory could occupy its Pier 90 venue. Despite the upheaval, New York's art week is going...

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Neil Printz Ocula Conversation Neil Printz Co-editor, The Andy Warhol Catalogue Raisonné, Volume 4: Paintings and Sculpture Late 1974-1976

As part of a collaboration between The Andy Warhol Foundation of the Visual Arts and Phaidon Press, the first volume of The Andy Warhol Catalogue Raisonné was published in 2002. Initiated in 1976 by dealer Thomas Ammann, the aim of the catalogue is to provide a comprehensive record of Warhol’s entire body of work, which is estimated at...

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In Related Press

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Andy Warhol Dreams of God Related Press Andy Warhol Dreams of God Hyperallergic : 2 November 2019

PITTSBURGH — That Andy Warhol was a lifelong practicing Byzantine (i.e. Eastern) Catholic is not a secret. At least one book is devoted to his religious concerns. His biographers and some critics note that most of the women and men in the Factory were lapsed believers. And he made paintings, especially late in life, with explicit Christian...

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Andy Warhol: Everything is Good Related Press Andy Warhol: Everything is Good Gagosian Quarterly : 31 October 2019

Since Warhol's death in 1987 a lot of attention has been given to his pre-Pop work–his late-1940s student paintings, his '50s commercial art (book jackets, advertising drawings), and the personal work he made for friends and to charm art directors (handmade books, handbill calling cards). It's unusual for an artist's juvenilia to get so much...

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Seven Artists on the Warhol Influence Related Press Seven Artists on the Warhol Influence The New York Times : 1 November 2018

Three decades after Andy Warhol's death, he remains one of America's most provocative artists. His influence on popular culture is so pervasive that each emerging art movement after him has had to grapple with Warhol's focus on surface perfections and his singular celebrity. Despite their complicated feelings, many contemporary artists say they...

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Painting’s Patriarchal Spirit Related Press Painting’s Patriarchal Spirit Hyperallergic : 20 October 2018

LONDON—In 1981, the Royal Academy of Arts in London put on an exhibition of 20th century painting that changed the art world. A New Spirit in Painting was 'a manifesto,' the accompanying catalogue said; it showcased a set of contemporary, mostly European painters, whose work possessed qualities—figurative, narrative, emotional,...

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A Luta Continua. The Sylvio Perlstein Collection Related Video & Audio A Luta Continua. The Sylvio Perlstein Collection Hauser & Wirth : 8 May 2018

Unfolding across all three floors of Hauser & Wirth New York, 22nd Street, A Luta Continua is the first United States presentation of the Sylvio Perlstein Collection. Curated by David Rosenberg, the exhibition presents more than 360 works by some 250 artists. Among these are Josef Albers, Carl Andre, Diane Arbus, Hans Bellmer, André Breton,...

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