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U.S. to host Andy Warhol exhibits, auction

U.S. to host Andy Warhol exhibits, auction

PanARMENIAN.Net - As part of this year’s EXPO Art Week (September 16-22) and during the EXPO Chicago art blowout at Navy Pier (September 19-22), the Andy Warhol Museum and KIWI Arts Group will sponsor an exhibition of photographs taken by William John Kennedy. Their subject: Andy Warhol himself, in 1964, just before his celebrity skyrocketed, Voices said.

While the exhibition — titled William John Kennedy: The Warhol Museum Edition” — is in town, the Mayor’s office gets a special gift: a limited edition Kennedy shot of Warhol holding his iconic acetate rendering of movie star Marilyn Monroe.

“These images are extraordinary because they capture Warhol at the height of his creative powers and pair him with some of his most famous artworks,” said Patrick Moore, the Warhol Museum’s deputy director, who curated the show.

Also, according to The Daily Mail, hundreds of Andy Warhol's fashion illustrations and photographs are set to be sold online during a two-week auction to celebrate New York Fashion Week.

Offering insight into the fashion world through the artist's eyes, the online-only Christie's auction will feature 120 photographs, prints, and drawings taken by Warhol during the Seventies and Eighties.

Opening bids start at $1,500, with intimate images of a young Oscar de la Renta, Yves Saint Laurent and Princess Caroline of Monaco estimated closer to $15,000.

The original Warhol works, some of which were used as the basis of his Pop Art portrait panels, are on sale from September 11 to September 25 and were sourced directly from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

A special exhibition featuring some of the auction's pieces will take place at the Tribeca Grand Hotel during New York Fashion Week, from September 4 to September 22.

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