Blake Gopnik will join Olivia Laing and moderator Charlie Porter for a conversation about Andy Warhol, the subject of Gopnik’s massive new biography and the Tate Modern retrospective that opens this week.
Book signings with Gopnik and Laing will follow the event.
Forty-two paintings of women by Andy Warhol—including portraits of Gertrude Stein, EthelScull, Liza Minnelli, Dolly Parton, Golda Meir, Debbie Harry, Marilyn Monroe, and the artist’s mother Julia Warhola—are now on view at Lévy Gorvy in Manhattan.
In a silver-tin-foil-covered room in the gallery, a selection of Warhol’s 1964–1966 Screen Test shorts will play on a loop. Among the artist’s subjects for these 3-minute films were Yoko Ono, Edie Sedgwick, Marisa Berenson, Barbara Rubin, Amy Taubin, Susan Sontag, Niki de Saint Phalle, Cass Elliott, Donyale Luna, Holly Solomon, Maureen Tucker, and Nico.
“I don’t think I’ve ever met a collector today who is in between, let’s say, 25 to 65 [years old] who will tell me, ‘I won’t collect Warhol,’ and I don’t know that about any other artist… Our great-grandchildren will still be collecting Warhol more than many of the artists that are more pricey today.” — Dominique Lévy
To mark the publication of Point of View: Me, New York City, and the Punk Scene—a collection of Chris Stein’s photographs taken during Blondie’s rise from CBGB regulars to international hitmakers—the School of Visual Arts presents a conversation with Stein and Debbie Harry.