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  • Today is the 31st anniversary of Andy Warhol's death

    02/22/2018 7:00:10 AM PST · by sodpoodle · 46 replies
    biography ^ | 02/22/2018 | biography
    Lived: Aug 06, 1928 - Feb 22, 1987 (age 58) Warhol's other famous pop paintings depicted Coca-cola bottles, vacuum cleaners and hamburgers. He also painted celebrity portraits in vivid and garish colors; his most famous subjects include Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor, Mick Jagger and Mao Zedong. As these portraits gained fame and notoriety, Warhol began to receive hundreds of commissions for portraits from socialites and celebrities. His portrait " Eight Elvises" eventually resold for $100 million in 2008, making it one of the most valuable paintings in world history.
  • Texas Woman Faces Life in Prison for Alleged Destruction of Andy Warhol Paintings

    01/11/2018 5:26:33 AM PST · by C19fan · 37 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 10, 2018 | Bob Price
    A woman from Dallas, Texas, faces up to life if prison if she is convicted on charges she damaged more than $300,000 worth of art at the end of a first date. The damaged art, owned by a prominent Houston attorney, includes two paintings by famed artist Andy Warhol.
  • When Irreplaceable History Lives on Obsolete Tech

    07/04/2015 7:11:01 PM PDT · by ShadowAce · 42 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | 2 July 2015 | John Wenz
    Cory Arcangel, a Brooklyn, New York–based artist, was watching a video from 1985 on YouTube (below) in which artist Andy Warhol generates a "painting" of Blondie lead singer Debbie Harry on an early Amiga computer, when he wondered, what became of these files? After a quick message to the Andrew Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, he found out: Sitting in the archives, yet to be catalogued, was a series of 3.5-inch floppy disks. The Computer Club at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh set about retrieving and saving Warhol's mid-'80s digital experiments. When they succeeded this spring, headlines heralded the achievement for...
  • Producer Testifies He Believes Ryan O’Neal Stole Warhol Portrait Of Farrah Fawcett

    12/04/2013 7:12:37 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 10 replies
    AP) ^ | December 4, 2013 1:45 PM
    O’Neal testified on Monday that he was given the portrait by Warhol in 1980 and removed it from her condominium with permission of the trustee of Fawcett’s estate.
  • Velvet Underground frontman Lou Reed dies at 71, report says

    10/27/2013 12:00:36 PM PDT · by Mad Dawgg · 77 replies ^ | October 27, 2013 | Foxnews
    Lou Reed, the frontman of the rock band the Velvet Underground, has died at age 71, according to a report from Rolling Stone magazine. The Velvet Underground became one of the most influential bands in rock music by fusing art and music through its collaboration with Andy Warhol in the 1960s, Reuters reports. The magazine did not say how Reed died and his representatives could not immediately be reached.
  • Lou Reed, Velvet Underground Leader and Rock Pioneer, Dead at 71

    10/27/2013 10:58:25 AM PDT · by BunnySlippers · 120 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | 10/27/13 | Jon Dolan
    Lou Reed, a massively influential songwriter and guitarist who helped shape nearly fifty years of rock music, died today. The cause of his death has not yet been released, but Reed underwent a liver transplant in May.
  • Lou Reed's shock at Edward Snowden's NSA revelations – video

    06/23/2013 5:17:34 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 55 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | Friday, June 21, 2013 | John Plunkett and Andy Gallagher
    Velvet Underground legend Lou Reed holds a rare press conference at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, where he voices his concern about the NSA's surveillance methods as revealed by the Guardian. He also discusses the financial challenges for musicians in an era of free downloads and streaming services
  • TGIF Rock n Roll Oldies: The Velvet Underground- 1967

    07/23/2010 12:44:28 PM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 25 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | July 23, 2010 | Reaganite Republican
    The Velvet Underground was an American rock band formed in New York City, initially active from 1965 to 1973. The best-known members were Lou Reed and John Cale, who both went on to find success as solo artists- the legendary Andy Warhol also manged them for three years. Although never commercially successful, the band is often cited by many critics as one of the most important and influential groups of the 60s- trailblazers well-ahead of their time. The Velvet Underground first gained a degree of fame and in 1966 Manhattan when they were selected as the house band for Andy...
  • Shepard Fairey talks about his art (Obama Artist) for event

    08/15/2009 7:23:59 AM PDT · by Glenn · 31 replies · 877+ views
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | 08/14/2009 | Liyun Jin, et al is hosting an event at the Andy Warhol Museum to salute graphic artist Shepard Fairey, who created the Obama "Hope" poster. The artist was busy today working on an installation across the street from the museum.
  • White House: Several Hundred Thousand More U.S. Jobs to Be Lost

    08/03/2009 10:49:48 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 135 replies · 7,318+ views
    Foxnews ^ | 8/3/2009 | Staff
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  • Marc Jacobs turns into Andy Warhol (Nightmare Inducing)

    05/20/2008 8:38:23 AM PDT · by Mister Ghost · 6 replies · 94+ views
    The Fashion Time Magazine ^ | May 20th, 2008 | The Fashion Time Magazine
    With a white mop of hair, crisp button-down shirt and tie, fake eyelashes aside, Marc Jacobs is transformed into fabled pop art Andy Warhol in Interview magazine’s June-July double issue.
  • Company Gets Runaway Bride's Media Rights

    06/16/2005 5:54:05 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 556+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/16/05 | Daniel Yee - AP
    ATLANTA - Runaway bride Jennifer Wilbanks has struck a deal for a TV project about her misadventures, irritating some people in her hometown. ReganMedia, which publishes books and produces TV shows and movies, said Thursday that it has acquired all media rights to the stories of Wilbanks and her fiance, John Mason. The New York company did not say whether any money had changed hands. In a statement, company President Judith Regan called the tale "an unexpected and compelling story of love and forgiveness that has certainly taught me a thing or two." ReganBooks has published novels such as Wally...
  • Warhol's 'Liz' sells for $12.6 million at Sotheby's (art appreciation thread)

    05/11/2005 7:12:34 PM PDT · by Liz · 31 replies · 779+ views
    REUTERS ^ | May 10, 2005 | Christopher Michaud
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Contemporary and post-war art sold respectably if not spectacularly at Sotheby's on Tuesday led by "Liz," Andy Warhol's portrait of actress Elizabeth Taylor, which fetched $12,616,000. The vibrant Warhol silkscreen from 1963 was easily the top lot of the auction which took in just over $68 million, or $5 million above the low pre-sale estimate. Sixty lots of the 73 on offer found buyers and records were set for 10 artists. They included Chuck Close whose large-scale portrait "John" sold for $4,832,000 including Sotheby's commission. The work easily eclipsed the old mark of $2.8 million but...
  • THE VELVET UNDERGROUND PLAY PORTLAND (1-of-a-kind accetate found at yard sale)

    11/30/2004 7:10:34 PM PST · by weegee · 4 replies · 500+ views
    Portland Mercury ^ | 11/25/04 | by Ryan Dirks
    How an Original Velvet Underground Acetate Wound Up in Portland (And Could Be the Most Expensive Record in the World!) Yard sales are like junior high dances. You show up full of anticipation, bump into a lot of people, and then leave disappointed. But in both cases, an ineffable sense of possibility spawns return, over and over. Maybe this time I'll slow dance with Tiffany Pfeiffer. Maybe this time I'll find a first edition of Thomas Pynchon's The Crying of Lot 49. Maybe my life will change within the hour. And so earlier this year, with flickering expectation, Warren Hill...
  • Bush Denounced as 'Evil F---' at Kerry Fundraiser

    09/21/2003 9:05:48 AM PDT · by Carl/NewsMax · 141 replies · 8,808+ views ^ | Sept. 21, 2003 | Carl Limbacher
    President Bush was denounced as an 'evil f---' at a fundraiser this week for Democratic presidential candidate Sen. John Kerry. The event, held at Manhattan's Intrepid's Sea-Air-Space Museum Thursday night, featured a vulgarity laced performance by techno-rocker Moby, who invited Kerry onstage for a sing-along tribute to punk rock godfather Lou Reed. As the duo perfomed Reed's classic "Walk on the Wild Side," Kerry "froze," according to the New York Daily News, when Moby reached one particularly obscene portion of the song. Then, after the song ended, Moby denounced Bush to the crowd of Kerry-backers as "an evil f---," the...