FIFTEEN MINUTES
HOMAGE TO ANDY WARHOL


SIGHTS AND SOUNDS BY

Yura Adams
Connie Beckley
Brigid Berlin
Susan Breen
Bob Dylan
Nat Finkelstein

Vincent Fremont
John Giorno
Jeff Gordon
Alexander Heinrici
Ivan Karp
Christopher Makos

Billy Name
Carter Ratcliff
Patti Smith
Path Soong
Ultra Violet
Lawrence Weiner

TRAVELING EXHIBITION

Curated/Produced by Jeff Gordon & Path Soong

National Museum Tour Organized by
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FIFTEEN MINUTES
HOMAGE TO ANDY WARHOL

FIFTEEN MINUTES features silkscreen prints and original recordings, ranging from spoken word to music and sound, created by a diverse roster of artists, writers and performers who knew, worked with, were associated with or were inspired by Andy Warhol.  Included are Patti Smith, Ivan Karp, Billy Name, Ultra Violet, Lawrence Weiner, Bob Dylan, Carter Ratcliff, John Giorno, Vincent Fremont, Alexander Heinrici, Brigid Berlin, Christopher Makos, Yura Adams, Nat Finkelstein, Connie Beckley, Susan Breen, Path Soong, and Jeff Gordon.

This exhibition juxtaposes each artist’s 12 x 12 inch (album sized) visual image with an audio work created in homage to Warhol. For instance, Patti Smith’s poem, “Edie,” muses on the life and death of Warhol Superstar Edie Sedgwick. Nat Finkelstein’s screen printed photograph shows Warhol and Dylan in the Factory with one of Warhol’s Elvis paintings in the background. In his song, “When I Paint My Masterpiece,” Dylan critiques the Warholian notion of fame and success. Gordon’s screen print modifies one of Warhol’s Brillo Box sculptures as a visual analogy to his sound piece, which loops excerpts from a Warhol interview and lasts for the proverbial 15 minutes.

The exhibition was curated and produced by Jeff Gordon and Path Soong. Gordon, who knew and admired Warhol, first conceptualized the idea of producing recordings (spoken word, sound pieces, music) by visual artists in the early ’80s, while he was the co-owner of the Greene Street Recording Studio. The exhibition will be available for circulation to museums worldwide through 2016.


The exhibition has been presented
at the following institutions:

Pollock-Krasner House & Study Center
East Hampton, NY

The Andy Warhol Museum
Pittsburgh, PA

Burke Library Hamilton College
Clinton, NY

Case-Geyer Library, Colgate University
Hamilton, NY

Museum of Contemporary Art
Beijing, China









EXHIBITION FACTS

Contents:
17 framed silkscreen prints
17 wall-mounted audio playback devices with headphones
Text panels & wall labels

Space req:
1200 sq. feet approx.

Exhibition Fee:
Upon Request
plus shipping and insurance

Dates Available:
November 2013 - December 2016

Contact:
LANDAU TRAVELING EXHIBITIONS
310 397 3098    
info@a-r-t.com





FIFTEEN
MINUTES

THE SIGHTS

Yura Adams
John Giorno
Billy Name
Connie Beckley
Jeff Gordon
Carter Ratcliff
Susan Breen
Alexander Heinrici
Patti Smith
Bob Dylan
Ivan Karp
Path Soong
Nat Finkelstein
Christopher Makos
Ultra Violet
Vincent Fremont/
Brigid Berlin
Lawrence Weiner

 


THE SOUNDS



 






THE ARTISTS


 
Yura Adams
 
Ivan Karp

Yura Adams, painter and electronic music composer and performer, who has many exhibitions of her works and occupies her thoughts about Andy's 15 minutes on her recording and silkscreen.

 

Ivan Karp, legendary art dealer, connoisseur, raconteur, art intelligentsia supreme, discovered Andy's paintings, was the first to see them.  Was the first to push the work, hype the work, spread the word, get it around, whispered and shouted.  They listened to Ivan.

 
Connie Beckley
 
Christopher Makos

Connie Beckley, performance artist who writes, appears in, and designs sets of her performance pieces all over the world, is a sound artist with several recorded works to her credit.

 

Christopher Makos, photographer who captured Andy and his entourage at The Factory in the 70's and 80's and who accompanied Andy to China and who is presently doing photography and is always having museum and gallery exhibitions of the work.

 
Susan Breen
 
Billy Name

Susan Breen, contemporary painter, offers a sound collage of life at The Factory up until the moment Andy was shot.

 

Billy Name, lighting designer for Merce Cunningham and Martha Graham and others before Andy met him and then asked Billy to design the raw, large Factory space and Billy did - in the now famous all-silver look.  And Billy is also a concrete poet / photographer.  And did manage The Factory for years and years.

 
Bob Dylan
 
Carter Ratcliff

Bob Dylan, troubador and song minstral, painter and performer, visited Andy in The Factory, sat for a 'screen test' and took Double Elvis as payment, put it on top of his station wagon and headed for the Woodstock hills.

 

Carter Ratcliff, art critic and poet, for years worked with Andy on his films, wrote art features for Andy's Interview Magazine, and does poetry readings and authors major art essays and books.

 
Nat Finkelstein
 
Patti Smith

Nat Finkelstein, photographer with Andy in the 60's and 70's, took many of the iconic shots of the entourage and visitors to The Factory, and who, in the grip of the Nixon regime, was forced to leave the USA with the FBI in pursuit and spent 10 years in Marakesh and other places, and came home in 1985 when all charges were dropped and continued to do photography.

  Patti Smith, is a poet, performer, artist and photographer. When she was starting out in NYC with Robert Mapplethorpe, they both met Warhol. Patti recorded the first punk single and her album 'Horses' is monumental in influence. She loves her original Polaroid cameras and is always traveling around the world. Her book 'Just Kids' is a revealing look into her time with Mapplethorpe and her devotion to music.
 
Vincent Fremont/Brigid Berlin
 
Path Soong

Vincent Fremont and Brigid Berlin, who both worked with Andy forever, Vincent still does as exclusive agent of Andy's painting and sculpture worldwide and Brigid is a diarist and artist.

 

Path Soong, contemporary zen painter and painter of time, never met Andy, paints differently than Andy, and was compelled to go to the Warhol Museum when it first opened, because like Andy, painting is ALL that matters to Path.

 
John Giorno
 
Ultra Violet

John Giorno, poet and in Andy's first film "Sleep" and an intimate of Andy's for a while and tours the world doing poetry readings and carries the torch once held by Walt Whitman.

 

Ultra Violet, who met Andy in 1963 and changed her name at his suggestion, and became a Warhol 'superstar' who also appeared in several of his films, is an artist and writer.

 
Jeff Gordon
 
Lawrence Weiner

Jeff Gordon, creator and producer of a continuing series of original recordings and art works created by visual artists, knew Andy, liked Andy.

 

Lawrence Weiner, minimalist artist / poet with scores of museum exhibitions of his works worldwide, famous for having his words put right onto gallery and museum walls.

 
Alexander Heinrici
 

Alexander Heinrici, master silkscreener who did many of Andy's silkscreens for years including Mao, Flowers, Merce Cunningham I, and others, who has worked with a long list of major artists worldwide.

 
 

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