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LACMA Explores the Allure of Matter Ocula Report LACMA Explores the Allure of Matter 14 Jun 2019 : Jareh Das for Ocula

The Allure of Matter: Material Art from China at Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) (2 June 2019–5 January 2020) is an inter-generational show of 21 Chinese artists working from the 1980s to the present, including Ai Weiwei, Cai Guo-Qiang, Lin Tianmiao, Song Dong, He Xiangyu, Yin Xiuzhen, and Ma Qiusha.Staged on Level 2 of LACMA's Renzo...

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Thomas J Price: Reframing Classical Sculpture Ocula Conversation Thomas J Price: Reframing Classical Sculpture

When the London-born artist Thomas J Price graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Chelsea College of Arts in 2004, the school's college art prize was by no means his most notable accomplishment as an emerging artist. In 2001, Price presented his much-talked-about work Licked, a daring performance, later profiled on the BBC 4 television...

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Art Basel Lowdown: Shows to See Ocula Report Art Basel Lowdown: Shows to See 6 Jun 2019 : Tessa Moldan for Ocula

To coincide with Art Basel 2019, which opens to the public from 13 to 16 June, galleries and institutions across the city are presenting a range of stellar exhibitions. From Rebecca Horn at Museum Tinguely to Geumhyung Jeong at Kunsthalle Basel, here is a selection of what to see.William Kentridge, Dead Remus (2014–2016). Charcoal on found ledger...

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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.

Frances Hodgson | Ocula | 2016
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Featured Artworks

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Ship (Toy Painting) by Andy Warhol contemporary artwork
Andy WarholShip (Toy Painting), 1983 Acrylic and silkscreen on canvas
28 x 35.5 cm
Galerie Chantal Crousel
JACK by Andy Warhol contemporary artwork
Andy WarholJACK, c. 1954 Black ballpoint on manila paper
42.5 x 35.2 cm
Cheim & Read
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE by Andy Warhol contemporary artwork
Andy WarholUNIDENTIFIED FEMALE, c. 1960 Black ballpoint pen on manila paper
42.5 x 35.2 cm
Cheim & Read
Blotted Line Figures by Andy Warhol contemporary artwork
Andy WarholBlotted Line Figures, c. 1953 Ink on paper
73.5 x 58 cm
Galerie Buchholz
The House That Went To Town by Andy Warhol contemporary artwork
Andy WarholThe House That Went To Town, 1952–1953 Ink and tempera on paper
27.7 x 21.7 cm
Galerie Buchholz
Female Sprite by Andy Warhol contemporary artwork
Andy WarholFemale Sprite, c. 1954 Graphite on paper, double-sided
27.9 x 21.6 cm
Galerie Buchholz
Sprites by Andy Warhol contemporary artwork
Andy WarholSprites, c. 1954 Ink on paper, double-sided
29 x 30.2 cm
Galerie Buchholz
The House That Went To Town by Andy Warhol contemporary artwork
Andy WarholThe House That Went To Town, 1952–1953 Ink on paper
27.7 x 21.7 cm
Galerie Buchholz

Current & Recent Exhibitions

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Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, A line (a)round an idea Selected Works on Paper at Gagosian, Geneva
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2 May–27 July 2019 Group Exhibition A line (a)round an idea Selected Works on Paper Gagosian, Geneva
Contemporary art exhibition, Andy Warhol, From "THE HOUSE THAT went to TOWN" at Galerie Buchholz, New York
Upcoming
11 July–30 August 2019 Andy Warhol From "THE HOUSE THAT went to TOWN" Galerie Buchholz, New York
Contemporary art exhibition, Andy Warhol, From “THE HOUSE THAT went to TOWN” at Galerie Buchholz, Berlin
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8 February–16 April 2019 Andy Warhol From “THE HOUSE THAT went to TOWN” Galerie Buchholz, Berlin

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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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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

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The art of the beautiful game: football moves off pitch and into the museum Related Press The art of the beautiful game: football moves off pitch and into the museum Wallpaper* : 16 June 2018

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The Spirit of Painting in an Altered World Related Press The Spirit of Painting in an Altered World Hyperallergic : 12 May 2018

'A faint, beautiful memory' is how curator Norman Rosenthal described A New Spirit Then, A New Spirit Now, 1981-2018, the current show at Almine Rech Gallery on the Upper East Side. What he’s remembering, as spelled out in the exhibition’s title, is the seminal survey, A New Spirit in Painting, which opened, barely, at the Royal Academy of Arts in...

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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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