12 janvier 2011

Dennis Hopper's Bullet-Hole Andy Warhol Sells for $302,500 Today at Christie's

A portrait of Mao Zedong by Andy Warhol, with two bullet holes put there by "Easy Rider" star Dennis Hopper. Photo: Christie's Images NEW YORK (REUTERS).- An Andy Warhol portrait of Mao Zedong that actor Dennis Hopper shot two bullets through sold for $302,500 at Christie's on Tuesday, more than 10 times its high estimate. The 1972 screenprint from Hopper's art collection is done in hues of mostly blues and greens, including a deep blue face for Mao, the founder of the modern communist state. It had been had been... [Lire la suite]

12 janvier 2010

A Vancouver, un Mao féminisé joue à l'équilibriste sur la tête de Lénine

Giant Lenin/Mao bust at corner of Elmbridge and Alderbridge ways in Richmond is provoking discussion. Photograph by: Bill Keay, Vancouver Sun VANCOUVER (CANADA) [11.01.10] – Une sculpture présentée dans le cadre de la biennale de sculpture de Vancouver est le sujet de toutes les conversations en ville : elle représente Mao Zedong en femme, en équilibre sur une tête géante de Lénine. Elle est l'œuvre de deux artistes chinois et ne laisse personne indifférent. Mao Zedong en femme, ce n'est pas commun. Mais quand celui-ci joue... [Lire la suite]
27 septembre 2008

"Andy Warhol: Pop Politics" @ Manchester's Currier Museum of Art

Andy Warhol, Reigning Queens: Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom, 1985. Founding Collection, The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh. © 2008 Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts / ARS, New York. MANCHESTER, NH.- Andy Warhol—one of the most influential American artists of the twentieth century—captured the likeness of some of the most visionary and powerful political leaders of the 20th century. Images of John F. Kennedy, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, Queen Elizabeth II, and Mao Zedong, among others will hang side-by-side... [Lire la suite]