NEW YORK (AP) — Andy Warhol transcended a photographer's copyright by transforming a picture of a vulnerable and uncomfortable Prince into an artwork that made the singer an "iconic,...
BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Museum of Art has so far this year added more than 70 contemporary and historic artworks to its broad collection.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Before Instagram and Facebook, before selfies and filters that perfect selfies, there was Andy Warhol, using his art to imbue friends, family, celebrities — even himself —...
ANTIBES, France (AP) — A signed portrait of Mick Jagger by Andy Warhol, a motorcycle designed by Lewis Hamilton and a vacation at a private island off Tanzania were some of the items that raised...
PLAINFIELD, N.H. (AP) — Antiques, paintings, rare books and other items that belonged to former poet laureate Donald Hall are about to go up for auction.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — From a floral recreation of Woodstock to an exploration of the optical effects of psychedelia, the 2019 Philadelphia Flower Show reinterprets 1960s counterculture in a...
Detroit museum highlights Pop Art works acquired in 1960s
DETROIT (AP) — An upcoming exhibition at the Detroit Institute of Arts takes a look at Pop Art and highlights many works acquired by the museum in the 1960s.
"From Camelot to Kent State: Pop Art, 1960-1975 " opens Feb. 17 at the museum and runs through Aug. 25.
Jonas Mekas, ‘godfather’ of avant-garde, dies at 96
NEW YORK (AP) — Jonas Mekas the Lithuanian-born director, critic, patron and poet widely regarded as the godfather of modern American avant-garde film and as an indispensable documenter of his adopted New York City, has died. He was 96.
Mekas, who survived a Nazi labor camp and years as a refugee, died Wednesday morning at his home, said the Anthology Film Archives. Mekas was artistic director of the New York-based nonprofit theater, a leading avant-garde cinema and center for film preservation.
Andy Warhol exhibit includes old favorites, new insights
NEW YORK (AP) — The 25-foot long "Camouflage Last Supper," one of Andy Warhol's last and most personal works, floods a full wall of a room on the fifth floor of the Whitney Museum of American Art. The massive acrylic and silkscreen mural captures the artist's seemingly contradictory piety and irreverence. It's one of more than 350 works on display in the largest retrospective of Warhol's prolific career in nearly 30 years.
Tracee Ellis Ross leads parade of pink on Emmys carpet
NEW YORK (AP) — There were princess looks and stars pretty in pink, liquid metallics and a contingent in red for TV's big night at the Emmy Awards.
Claire Foy in custom Calvin Klein by Appointment, Jessica Biel in ruffly Ralph & Russo and Scarlett Johansson in Balmain represented in white Monday, as did RuPaul in a jacket adorned with Andy Warhol designs of black Statues of Liberty on one side.
Henri Bendel, 123-year-old luxury retailer, closes the doors
NEW YORK (AP) — The luxury retailer Henri Bendel, which opened its doors in New York's Greenwich Village at the end of the 19th century, is closing.
L Brands Inc., which acquired the brand in 1985, said that the 23 Bendel stores will turn out the lights in January. The Columbus, Ohio, company said it wants focus on larger brands with more growth potential.
Naeem Khan creates an ode in color, black to ’70s New York
NEW YORK (AP) — With healthy doses of bright pinks and yellows, in butterfly prints and a palm motif, Naeem Khan's spring-summer collection felt sunny side up at New York Fashion Week.
There was, of course, plenty of the bling Khan is known for in gowns that have landed on the backs of queens and first ladies. Those allowed to wear open backs, one-shoulder in jersey and raffia fringe are more than welcome.
#15MinutesOfFame: Andy Warhol was made for social media
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Before there even was a popular definition of social media, Andy Warhol was the human embodiment of it. The man practically created the concept of bringing together people through pop culture and art — all he lacked was a modern delivery system.
Today, seeing as everyone from Barbie to your poodle has an Instagram account, what might the artist born in Pittsburgh as Andrew Warhola have done with his?
LONDON (AP) — A new art exhibition in London depicts Michael Jackson as a savior, a saint, an entertainer, an icon, a monarch, a mask and a mystery.
The National Portrait Gallery show, opening Thursday, reveals the extent to which contemporary artists have been drawn to the late King of Pop, as an artistic inspiration, a tragic figure and a fascinating enigma.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A three-vehicle crash in Pittsburgh has left a man dead and a woman and three children injured.
The accident on the 10th Street Bypass — between the Roberto Clemente and Andy Warhol bridges — occurred just before 5 p.m. Saturday.
Authorities say the driver of an SUV lost control and struck a concrete barrier, then rolled over and collided with a car driven by 61-year-old Michael Markilinski, of Crescent.
BOSTON (AP) — Authorities say a Massachusetts man took two Andy Warhol paintings from his college friend and then sold fake versions on eBay.
Federal prosecutors say 43-year-old Brian Walshe, of Lynn, told his friend that he would sell the Warhols for him for a good price then took the paintings and stopped responding to him.
CHICAGO (AP) — Magazine designer Art Paul, who created Playboy's famous tuxedoed bunny head logo, has died. He was 93.
Trump Tower fire caused by overloaded power strips
NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities say overloaded power strips sparked the deadly Trump Tower fire in New York City that sent flames and thick, black smoke pouring from windows of the president's namesake skyscraper.
The New York Fire Department on Monday said the April 7 fire in a 50th floor apartment on Manhattan's Fifth Avenue was accidental, caused by "sequenced power strips powering multiple components."
The Citizens’ Voice won second place for best overall newspaper in the 2017 Society of Professional Journalists Keystone Pro Chapter’s spotlight awards. The winners were announced Thursday. Dave Scherbenco won a first place award for news photography for a photo of a man and his snowblower during the winter storm of March 2017. Bill Wellock won second place for feature story for his look at the ways the Susquehanna River affects places and the lives of residents in Luzerne County. Matt Bufano won second place in sports reporting for his story on local athlete Stephanie Jallen and her preparation for the Paralympics. Charlotte Jacobson won third place for tabloid page design for a JumpStart! feature on the Andy Warhol exhibit at the Sordoni Art Gallery at Wilkes University. — STAFF REPORT
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on a fire at Trump Tower that killed a 67-year-old man (all times local):
The 67-year-old man who was killed in a blaze at New York City's Trump Tower was an art collector who spent time with Andy Warhol but later fell on harder financial times.
Todd Brassner died Saturday. A fire tore through his apartment on the 50th floor, sending smoke billowing through the windows.
The Pullman art scene expanded Friday with the opening of a new museum, named for art collector and philanthropist Jordan Schnitzer, on the campus of Washington State University.
Access to the museum is free. Schnitzer, who donated $5 million for the project, said he wants everyone in the community to experience the museum.
“I was lucky in that I grew up with art around me,” he said. “Nothing compares with the joy of sharing it.”
LONDON (AP) — An Andy Warhol painting of Elvis Presley — the pop artist's only full-length portrait — is for sale with an estimated price tag of around $30 million.
"Double Elvis (Ferus Type)" depicts the hip-swiveling musician holding a revolver, as he appeared in the 1960 movie Western "Flaming Star." A ghostly duplicate image hovers in the background.
LONDON (AP) — An Andy Warhol painting of Elvis Presley — the artist's only full-length portrait — is for sale with an estimated price tag of $30 million.
"Double Elvis (Ferus Type)" depicts the hip-swiveling musician holding a revolver, as he appeared in the 1960 Western "Flaming Star."
The 1963 black-on-silver portrait is being auctioned by Christie's in New York on May 17, alongside Warhol's "Most Wanted Men No. 11, John Joseph H., Jr."
Mt. Pleasant woman proud of Westinghouse work during WWII, Andy Warhol relation
Helen Polakovsky had a saying: "Your good works will go with you."
The Mt. Pleasant resident brought plenty of good works with her, according to her family.
"She would do for other people, even though we didn't have much ourselves," said her daughter, Ann Geyer.
Helen M. (Varholla) Polakovsky, 91, of Mt. Pleasant, died Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, in Excela Health Frick Hospital, Mt. Pleasant.
She was born May 4, 1926, in Mammoth, the daughter of the late John and Anna Bennish Varholla.
Pittsburgh Boat Show, Jan. 12-21, Monroeville Convention Center. pittsburghboatshow.com
Pittsburgh Symphony's "The Firebird," Jan. 12-14, Heinz Hall, Pittsburgh. 412-392-4900 or pittsburghsymphony.org
Poetry Unplugged: MLK Jr. Tribute, August Wilson Center, Pittsburgh. 412-456-6666 or trustarts.org
23rd Annual Fire & Ice Festival, Jan. 12-14, Somerset. somersetinc.org/fireandice
One Man Dark Knight, Byham Theater, Pittsburgh. 412-456-6666 or trustarts.org
Texas woman accused of damaging two Andy Warhol paintings at Houston lawyer’s house
A Dallas woman is accused of drunkenly damaging a pair of original Andy Warhol paintings at the home of a prominent Texas attorney just before Christmas, TV station KHOU reported.
Police: Woman ruined $300K worth of art on date with lawyer
HOUSTON (AP) — Authorities say an intoxicated Dallas woman who was on a first date with a prominent Houston trial lawyer caused at least $300,000 in damage to his art collection, including two Andy Warhol paintings.
Lindy Lou Layman, 29, was arrested Saturday on criminal mischief charges after her date with Anthony Buzbee. She was released on $30,000 bond. Online court records don't list an attorney for her.
Painter finds success with pop art
NORWALK, Conn. (AP) — After the art market spent years hunkered down like the Sheffield Island Lighthouse in a New England winter, in the flourishing stock market of 2017 sales are surging ahead like Superman.
If it's a coincidence that both images happen to grace the Norwalk art studio of David Morico, there is related cause and effect that the paintings came to be at all.
A piece of Chris Brown's artwork has gone on sale with a starting price of $500,000.
The 'Loyal' hitmaker - who goes by the moniker Konfuzed in the art world - has collaborated with photographer Karen Bystedt to produce a collage of the legendary, late US artist Andy Warhol.
Karen has listed the artwork, called the Triple Andy Discount, on online auction site eBay with a starting bid of $500,000, and some of the proceeds will go to the hurricane relief efforts in Puerto Rico.
Have a blast on Comcast Light Up Night.
The Blast! Party is a VIP event hosted by Comcast and thrown by the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership and for the first time will be held in the upper lobby of the U.S. Steel Tower in Pittsburgh.
Seeking comfort food to warm up the cold nights? Tomato soup recipe is quick, easy
Campbell’s Tomato Soup was a vital part of my college experience — but not in the way you might think.
On my way to classes in the art department of Colorado State University, I routinely walked past three 5,800-pound cans of soup designed and signed by pop artist Andy Warhol. The outdoor sculptures were part of a Warhol exhibition at Colorado State University in 1981.
John Waters bringing his take on Christmas to Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Lecture Hall
Christmas from the viewpoint of the man who brought us films like "Hairspray" and "Serial Mom" takes a little imagination.
Luckily, Baltimore native John Waters has plenty of that commodity.
At 8 p.m. Dec. 8, "A John Waters' Christmas: Holier & Dirtier," will be presented at the Carnegie Lecture Hall in Oakland.
The writer and director brings his one-man reflection on the "silly season" back to the ‘Burgh in a show co-presented by the Andy Warhol Museum and the Carnegie Museum of Art.
Even though the Third Friday Artwalks have packed up for the season, it doesn’t mean the art stops there. Several downtown art galleries continue to have exhibit openings throughout the winter to continue displays of local talent. The Wyoming Valley Art League hosts its Annual Members Fall Juried Exhibition in both galleries of the Circle Centre for the Arts, 130 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. The opening reception takes place Friday, Oct. 20, from 5 to 8 p.m., but the exhibit will be on display...
GREENWICH — Greenwich Avenue’s high rents combined with an acknowledged lack of retail experience dissuaded former Wall Streeter Tiffany Benincasa from opening an art gallery in 2005. More than a decade later and Benincasa has built a successful brand with C. Parker Gallery that she feels fits perfectly at its new location on the downtown shopping strip.
“Moving here was an easy decision,” Benincasa said. “I couldn’t pick a better block on the avenue to be.”
Beatles art show premieres new C. Parker Gallery location on Greenwich Avenue
GREENWICH — The Fab Four are coming to Greenwich so don’t be surprised if you hear the cry of Beatlemaniacs once again.
But while it’s not exactly a concert, it will still be quite a display as the C. Parker Art Gallery, which is located at 409 Greenwich Avenue, will be opening its new exhibit featuring hand-signed artwork from John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr as well as works of the Beatles including pieces done by the legendary Andy Warhol.
The real Truman show: Capote, Warhol chats inspire new play
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — In the late 1970s, pop artist Andy Warhol and writer Truman Capote recorded dozens of hours of intimate conversations as the basis for a Broadway play. But the two icons moved on to other projects, the tapes were forgotten, and both men died.
On Sunday, a play inspired by their real-life dialogue — "WARHOLCAPOTE" — has its world premiere at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge.
The Andy Warhol exhibit at the Bruce Museum in Greenwich manages two feats at once.
It is both what the curators want it to be — a look at the softer side of the pop artist, emphasizing animals, flowers and friends — and also, almost by accident, a retrospective with something from every decade of a career that was mind-boggling in its multiplicity.
CANTON, Ohio (AP) — It's the last chance for football fans to see a one-of-a-kind art exhibition devoted exclusively to football, now on display in the birthplace of the NFL.
The exhibit, titled "Scrimmage," opened Tuesday at the Canton Museum of Art and features 78 works by big names including artists Andy Warhol and Norman Rockwell and football players-turned-artists Frederick Remington and Ernie Barnes.
It wouldn't feel like summer without an Andy Warhol book to look forward to. Two new books on Pittsburgh's most celebrated expatriate are vying for a spot on every Warhol-lover's bookshelf — one scholarly, the other breezy, inward-looking and gossipy.
GREENWICH — About a month into its new Andy Warhol exhibition, the Bruce Museum is complementing the intimate view into the artist’s life with two documentary screenings.
From 10:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. on July 12 and 19 the museum will split the two-part documentary; the screenings will be free for museum members and included in the cost of admission for non-members, $10 for adults, $8 for students with identification — between 5 and 22 years old — and seniors, and free for children under 5.
Bemis Center gets $100,000 grant for art program
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A new $100,000 grant will help support the Bemis Center's longstanding artist-in-residence program that offers space for an artist to create new work.
The Bemis Center says it received the grant from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.
The Bemis Center has been bringing artists to Omaha as part of this program for more than 30 years.
GLENS FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — A small upstate New York museum has opened a new gallery exhibiting some of the artwork included in a $10 million collection donated last year.
The Feibes (FYE'-bes) and Schmitt Gallery opened Saturday at The Hyde Collection in Glens Falls, 45 miles (72 kilometers) north of Albany.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — An exhibit at a Fort Worth museum focuses on how artists used Polaroid's instant images.
The exhibit, titled "The Polaroid Project: At the Intersection of Art and Technology," opens Saturday at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art. The exhibit, which makes its U.S. debut at the Amon Carter, features more than 150 images by artists including David Hockney and Andy Warhol.
GREENWICH — This summer the Bruce Museum is bringing iconic pop artist Andy Warhol to Greenwich through its newest exhibition.
On June 10, “Spring into Summer with Andy Warhol and Friends!” is opening to the public, offering a delicate side of the artist’s work.
NEW YORK (AP) — Jean Stein, an author who wrote best-selling oral histories, has died in New York City. She was 83.
Authorities say Stein apparently killed herself by jumping from the penthouse floor of a building in upper Manhattan on Sunday. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
Emily M. Wolfson remembers painting her first Unforgettaball like it was yesterday, although it was 22 years and 875,000 Unforgettaballs ago.
GREENWICH — Joining the ranks of past-winners Andy Warhol, Sylvia Plath, Truman Capote and Joyce Carol Oates, 17 Greenwich High students were recognized for their exceptional art abilities by the prestigious national Scholastic Art and Writing Awards program.
Greenwich High senior Elizabeth Burnett received a national silver key award for her art portfolio, one of about 100 students in the country to win that distinction.
DENVER | I’m not an artist, an art historian or someone who might be considered an expert of the fine arts in any way. I dabbled a good bit — drawing and painting, sculpting and even delving into some larger, multi-media projects over the course of about a decade. But if you’re looking to compare, say, abstract expressionism (think Jackson Pollock) to art nouveau (look up one of my favorite illustrators, Aubrey Beardsley), I’m only going to be able to fake my way for so long.