Posts Tagged ‘andy warhol’

12 Bear Flags – If Andy Warhol had Lived in Frisco Instead of New Yawk

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016

What’s the point of this billboard at Cal Kearny?


Just in Time for New Year’s: A Rainbow of Dom Pérignon – Andy Warhol’s “Iconic Colour Games” Come to Costco

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010

Look what you can get at the Costco#144 these days – it’s Dom Pérignon sparkling wine / champagne with primary-colored boxes and labels.

I’m speechless.

(Wonder what Dead Andy Warhol could do with the soup aisle?)

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Believe it’s just random chance which label color you get. No peeking!

All the deets:

“With the creation of an exclusive collection of three bottles by the Design Laboratory at Central Saint Martin’s School of Art & Design, Dom Pérignon pays tribute to Andy Warhol, creative genius and one of the most illustrious artists of the 20th century.

Andy Warhol and Dom Pérignon:
“Went to the gallery where they were having a little exhibition of the glittery Shoes, and had to do interviews and pics for the German newspaper and then we had to go back to the hotel and be picked up by the “ 2,000” people – it’s a club of twenty guys who got together and they’re going to buy 2,000 bottles of Dom Pérignon which they will put in a sealed room until the year 2,000 and then open it up and drink it and so the running joke is who will be around and who won’t…”

This is an entry from Andy Warhol’s diary on March 8th, 1981. The pope of Pop Art and a leading figure of the New York underground art scene had just returned from Munich where he had had a show, and was recounting what he had seen. He really loved this story. Not surprising. He once said that he had been to thousands of parties in his life, and in the late 1970s he liked to go to New York’s Studio 54, the wildest and most theatrical club of the period (along with Le Palace in Paris), with his friends and drink Dom Pérignon.

A Tribute to Andy Warhol by Dom Pérignon
Inspired by Warhol’s unconventional representation of icons, and the playful use of codes and colour in his work, Dom Pérignon commissioned the Design Laboratory at Central Saint Martin ’s School of Art & Design to reinterpret its timeless bottle. The result is a unique collection of three bottles, each with its distinct label in red, blue or yellow, paying homage to Warhol’s iconic colour games.

Fantastic Warhol Live: Music and Dance Ending Soon at the de Young Museum

Friday, April 24th, 2009

The show that opened the de Young Museum February 14th, Warhol Live: Music and Dance in Andy Warhol’s Work, is soon coming to an end. So get your tickets and spend some time there. You’ll encounter all kinds of grist for the accessible art criticism mill, and isn’t that what you want? But first thing you should do is hit Laurence Scott’s short punchy video at the NBC BAY AREA VIDEO ARCHIVE.

And there’s lots of free stuff at the de Young to boot on Friday nights. See the deets below.

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See you there!

[Update: Per Peter Max Lawrence, the filmed screened on April 24th is called “WARHOLICS,” a feature length film. Also it will screens again on May 15th.]

Celebrating Warhol Live
Wilsey Court
6:30 pm
West Bay sounds off with East Bay when two Velvet Underground cover bands comprised of some of the Bay Area’s finest musicians perform courtesy of Amoeba Music. San Francisco-based Nihilist Outlook and Grace performs at 6:00 pm and East Bay’s premier Velvet Underground inspired psychedelic bank, Exploding Plastic Amoeba, performs at 7:30 pm.

6–8:30 pm
Hand-on art making for everyone led by “art diva” Kim Erickson.  Create a multiprint portrait in the style of Warhol’s famous portraits.

Piazzoni Murals Room
6–8:30 pm
Film screenings: Screen Tests Warholics by Peter Max Lawrence.  Lawrence is also known as pml, an American interdisciplinary artist and filmmaker.

Kimball Education Gallery
6–8:30 pm
Closing reception for de Young artist-in-residence Carol Newborg.

Celebrating Warhol Live
Wilsey Court
6–8:30 pm
The de Young shows the work of two local artists: Pop art by Jenny Wehrt and photo boxes and slides by Amie Leeking.

6–8:30 pm
Hand-on art making for everyone led by “art diva” Kim Erickson.  Create your own 1960s poster inspired by black-light posters and Warhol.

6–7 pm and 8–8:30 pm
DJ Carolyn Keddy from KUSF spins music inspired by the Velvet Underground.  Two sets.

7:30–8 pm
Music by Thee Oh Sees.

Piazzoni Murals Room
6 pm
Three films presented by Microcinema.  Visions of Warhol (1967, 81 min.), Andy Warhol’s life is seen through the eyes of three pioneer avant-garde filmmakers and close friends of the Pop artist.  Award Presentation to Andy Warhol (1990, 12 min.), this film by Jonas Mekas documents Mekas presenting Andy Warhol the Film Culture Independent Film Award at the Factory in the presence of Superstars Baby Jane Holzer, Gerard Malanga, and others.  Scenes from the Life of Andy Warhol (1990, 38 min.), filmmaker Jonas Mekas includes footage from the fist public performance of the Velvet Underground at Delmonico’s Hotel on January 13, 1966, and ends his film with the Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, New York, after Warhol’s death.  Film includes appearances by Lou Reed, Nico, Edie Sedgwick, Allen Ginsberg, John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Caroline Kennedy, Mick Jagger, and many others.

Koret Auditorium
7 pm
The de Young Poetry Series: devorah major and Diane di Prima.  A writer of fiction and creative non-fiction, devorah major served as San Francisco Poet Laureate from 2002 through 2006.  She approaches poetry as both a written and performing art.  Diane di Prima began writing at the age of seven and committed herself to a life as a poet at the age of fourteen.  She teaches private classes and workshops and received the 2006 Fred Cody Award for Lifetime Achievement and community service.  $5; free for members and students.

Celebrating Warhol Live and College Night
Wilsey Court
6–8:30 pm
The biannual College Night features a variety of projects by Bay Area university and college students and community-based art centers, drawing inspiration from and paying tribute to Andy Warhol’s artwork and techniques.  Enjoy Studio 54-inspired dance tunes by DJ Felix and DJ Lamont and a special guest performance by Alexis Miranda, owner of Divas nightclub in San Francisco.  This event features an Andy Warhol look-alike contest.  Dress “Factory” or as your favorite Studio 54 celebrity.

6–8:30 pm
Hand-on art making for everyone led by “art diva” Kim Erickson.  Warholize your photos!  Bring in a 5×7 or smaller photo of your own, or use one of the diva’s pictures.

Final Friday Night Celebrating Warhol Live
Piazzoni Murals Room
6–8:30 pm
A recreation of Andy Warhol’s Factory is installed for one night only at the de Young.  The installation includes iconic Factory furniture, screenings by Bay Area filmmakers, filmmaking in progress, a special performance by the Mutants, plus the Psycho-delic sounds of DJ Neel N. Kizmiaz.  Warholmania strikes again with father-and-son duo Rene and Rio Yañez and the now famous “Andys.” Plus the Warholics film from Peter Max Lawrence

Wilsey Court
6:30 pm
The Mutants are an important band in the history of San Francisco punk and new wave music, known for their theatrical performances that often include elaborate props, projections, and comical antics.

6–8:30 pm
Hand-on art making for everyone led by “art diva” Kim Erickson.  Unleash your inner Studio 54 personality and create a design inspired by Pop art textiles of the 1970s.

Fantastic Warhol Live: Music and Dance Opens at the de Young Museum

Friday, February 13th, 2009

Here’s the thing about the new show opening February 14th called Warhol Live: Music and Dance in Andy Warhol’s Work – there’s an emphasis on music. So there you go, be prepared for the cacophony, ’cause there’s sound all over the place in the basement of the de Young Museum these days. They’re saying music culture affected Andy and, in turn, Andy affected music culture. I’ll buy that.

Get your tickets and spend some time there. You’ll encounter all kinds of grist for the accessible art criticism mill, and isn’t that what you want? And make sure you don’t miss the Pop Party on February 21. It should be mega.

But first thing you should do is hit Laurence Scott’s short punchy video at the NBC BAY AREA VIDEO ARCHIVE.

See you there!

Do you want to lounge under a disco ball watching a blonde eat a Hershey Bar? Well then, you’re in luck. Click to expand:

But let’s start from the beginning with 17 famous people, including Diane B. Wilsey, President of the Board of Trustees of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. Per Dede, Andy didn’t say too much when he visited the Bay Area back in the day. Maybe Andrew Warhola could have done his famous routine with the visage of Dede? Her reply: “Four of me is too many of me.”  

Do you want to see soap boxes and Campbell’s soup cans? Of course you do, but there’s a lot more than that here.  

If you ever get over to the GAP Building and see the Doris and Don Fisher collection, you’ll see some similarities. It’s Elvis III or Elvis x3 or something like that:

Interestingly, the poobahs of the City and County pooh-poohed the idea of using the iconic image of Elvis the Cowboy in advertising around the San Francisco. Can you guess why? Something to do with the image of a firearm. (Of course, this policy isn’t enforced equally and all the time, but oh well.) Instead, we get lovely non-gangster rapper Debbie Harry.

Washed up pop stars from a quarter century ago…

…cheek by jowl with disco-era iconography:

Be sure to shuffle the kiddies along when they want to veg out on this couch. The NSFW black and white movie shown looks like an American Apparel ad shoot gone terribly wrong.

Art meets Commerce in the last room of the exhibit, of course:

John Buchanan, Director of FAMSF, under the revolving disco ball giving some more face time to the boob tube. It’s another big exhibition that should prove to be quite popular.  

Again, see you there!

More deets after the jump