Friday, November 30
Vintage 1960's Andy Warhol Soup Can Paper Dress & Some Designer Shoes
In the 1960's Andy Warhol designed a "High-Fashion" Paper Dress covered with multiple images of his famous Campbell's Tomato Soup Can art. These are quite RARE today. In fact, both collectors of Fine Art & Vintage Clothing collectors really love this item. They pop-up on eBay every now & then. I think it would be cool to have one framed flat for the wall. The next photo is a pair of "Soup Can" designer shoes made just a few years ago. They're handmade & very nice quality ( that means "expensive", ha ha! ). I don't think they were sanctioned by The Warhol Estate but made by some Mod-Style Shoe Designer as an homage to Andy. They're pretty cool though. Something that's kinda funny is I remember reading in THE ANDY WARHOL DIARIES book about how when he did autograph events people would just shove cases of Campbell's Soup Cans in his face for him to sign & later he remarked, "Oh God, I am so sick of these cans"! Like as if he saw another can he would just barf, ha ha!
The Gayyyyest Watch I Have Ever Seen!
The other night I was checkin' out the Andy Warhol Store at the Official Warhol Museum site to look for a Christmas gift idea for a friend of mine. While there I saw this god-awful "Andy Warhol" Wrist Watch! This is the ugliest thing I have ever seen! Well, wait a minute, it's so incredibly bad that it might be cool. I think Andy would have like that, ha ha! Oh, here's some information about the watch: Swish Swiss Movement, Swarovski Crystals, Real Genuine Reptile Strap, Fancy Deployant Buckle, & a Special Custom Enamel Crown. What's "deployant" mean? ha Ha.
Thursday, November 29
Vintage Advertising Print Ad: ABSOLUT WARHOL 1985
In 1985 Andy Warhol was invited to design an Art Print that was to become a magazine print ad for Absolut Vodka. It has always been one of my favorite pieces of vintage advertising. They also hired many other famous artists to do their advertising like Keith Haring, Romero Britto, Francesco Clemente, Fobia, Robert Indiana, Frank Kozik, Julian Schnabel, Herb Ritts, Peter Shire, Kenny Scharf, Wachtel, etc...wayyy too many to list here! Here's what it looked like.
Wednesday, November 28
Wacky Warhol Wallpaper Wednesday!!
At another blog of mine I post Desktop Wallpapers EVERY Wednesday so I thought I would do the same thing here too! Except, here, I'm gonna call it "Wacky Warhol Wallpaper Wednesday"!! You can use them to brighten your boring desktop or use as a background in a MySpace layout. The 1st one is a variation of the Green Self-Portrait Painting showing Andy in his famous fright-wig. I used this picture before but it's a little different. The 2nd one is a photo of the view in the foyer waiting room at the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. When you enter the front door of this establishment the HUGE Yellow Self-Portrait is the very 1st thing you see!
Video: Andy Warhol & Sonny Liston ( Famous Boxer ) Do a TV Commercial For Braniff International Airlines
In a previous post I showed the magazine print ad for Braniff International Airlines showing Andy Warhol & famous boxer Sonny Liston together. Well, here's the actual TV Commercial. It's kind of well known that they had to shoot this many times because Warhol was so nervous he screwed his lines up but notice that Liston doesn't have ANY speaking part at all, funny! It's also funny when Warhol says, "When ya got it, flaunt it".
Monday, November 26
Brand New Products: Wild & Wacky Andy Warhol Items
It's kinda strange how today there's a ton of Warhol-related products being made & a few of them are kinda weird or wacky! Like these: Here's a Set of 5 different real-life SNOWBOARDS that features Warhol's work on the bottom. There's the "Do-It-Yourself Flowers" painting, an Electric Chair from the Art Print Series, a Last Supper variation, a 1960's Flowers Painting, & my favorite, an Andy Warhol Self-Portrait. These are actually pretty cool & I think they would be great to display as art on the wall. The next item is a very small plastic-figure of Andy that is sort of ball-shaped, kinda cute really. This is a part of the current "Urban Toy" culture & made by a company named Harmony. They made other "artists" in the series but who cares about them. The last item is kinda funny & elegant all at the same time, ha ha. It's a Fine-Silk Dress Tie with Andy's famous Pop Art graphic of a Pepsi-Cola Bottle Cap. I haven't really researched these ties that hard but I'll bet ya that they did one with Campbell's Soup Cans, ha ha!
Fine Art Painting: WARHOL WIG ON LITTLE KID By Ron English
From my ANDY BLOG it's kinda obvious that I'm a HUGE Fan of Pop Art, or any kind of ART really! One of my favorite "Modern Day" Pop Artists is a guy named Ron English. He uses a lot of Pop Culture references in his work & sometimes he's very political. He's becoming quite popular so many readers might already know about him, great stuff!! Here's one of his Pop Art paintings showing a pre-adolescent Andy Warhol. ( I love the Silver "Fright Wig" on this little kid, ha ha! ). Every time I see this painting it cracks me up! Plus, it's a well-executed piece of ART. If you'd like to see more work by this guy be sure to check out his website:
CLICK HERE - RON ENGLISH POPAGANDA ART!
Friday, November 23
Andy Warhol Teams Up With The SONY Company!
In the 1980's Warhol was asked by the Sony Corporation to do an art print for their super-popular Sony Walkman. The above art graphic is a representation of that great poster! They also asked Warhol to appear in their magazine print ad for Sony Beta videotapes. Here's a photo of that, now classic, magazine ad...enjoy!
Wednesday, November 21
WARHOL BACKGROUNDS: Wacky Wallpapers Wednesday!
We thought a great gimmick for the ANDY BLOG would be that EVERY Wednesday we would post 2 fresh brand-new Andy Warhol themed Desktop backgrounds. Hence the name, "Warhol Wacky Wallpapers Wednesday"! Yeah, that's a lot of W's, ha ha! The 1st one is a partial shot of the cover to a new book titled ANDY WARHOL GIANT-SIZE. I am completely obsessed with this HUGE Hardback Book as it's one of the best ever made! But it is kind of expensive so I might have to wait awhile, ha ha! The 2nd Desktop Wallpaper is a photo taken at the New York City MUSEUM OF MODERN ART ( MOMA ) where they own the original 32 Campbell's Soup Cans by Andy...talk about an iconic image, these are modern day Art Masterpieces! You can use these to brighten your desktop or use as a background in a Warhol-Theme MySpace Layout...Enjoy!
Monday, November 19
Photo: WARHOL BANNER & HURST For SUPERNOVA Art Show in Canada
Our dear friend Lisa sent us this lovely photo of an extremely cool looking promotional-gimmick idea for an Andy Warhol Art Show in Ontario, Canada. They painted a vintage Hurst Funeral Car Black & Pepto-Bismol pink!! That must have got some attention, ha ha! The promo was for an art show titled, "ANDY WARHOL SUPERNOVA: STARS, DEATH, & DISASTERS, 1962 - 1964 AT THE ART GALLERY OF ONTARIO. Wow! Both the banner on the building & the way they did the car look really really amazing, Thanks Lisa! If there are any other readers with cool Warhol-related photos then please send them today. We love when people share great stuff like this.
WARHOL CARICATURES: Fan-Made Art Graphics
Sunday, November 18
Video: ANDY WARHOL EATS A HAMBURGER!
OK, this video is kinda weird but it's meant to be an homage to Warhol's famous art film "EAT". A film director who did a short movie on the life of Andy Warhol also made this art film that is very surreal & fun to watch, in a strange voyeuristic way, enjoy!
Who's Andy Warhol POP ART Painting Portrait is This?
One of my favorite aspects to Andy Warhol's art are the many portraits he did of famous and/or rich people. These Pop Art paintings have become icons in the art world & the "style" is copied by many graphic artists today. Here are 2 examples of one such portrait. Now, the thing that's driving me crazy is I got this picture ( and was gonna publish the information ) from an Australian Government website but I totally forgot the name of it & lost the bookmark! This guy was a high official for their government & had his portrait done. Arrrggghhh, oh well, you can still enjoy it's beauty, ha ha!
PHOTO: Andy Warhol Meets Surrealist Art Master Salvador Dali
A friend to the ANDY BLOG sent us this wonderful black & white photo of the moment Andy Warhol met Salvador Dali, the Surrealist. They are shown here goofing around for the camera, ha ha! Thank You Mary Jean! We want to invite all our readers to send RARE & unique pics of Andy....go ahead, ya know you want too!
Saturday, November 17
DESKTOP WALLPAPER: Andy Warhol's Bright Pink & Yellow Marilyn Monroe POP ART Painting
I thought I'd do a really quick post today & give you guys a cool ANDY WARHOL Wallpaper you can use to brighten your computer's desktop or as a background in a MySpace Layout! It features the famous Marilyn Monroe Painting that he did in the 60's. It's bright pink & yellow, a Classic! I know it looks kinda weird with the image on the right but go ahead & give it a try, you'll like it!
Customizing Your Kitchen Using Andy Warhol Art Print Posters
A long time ago, while researching Andy Warhol on the internet, I came across this guy's web page that was an interesting "Do-It-Yourself" home improvement-type web page that had a lot of DIY decorating tips & ideas. One thing he did was he made a totally "Warhol Obsessed" Kitchen. I think it was an extremely clever idea & looks really cool! He took Warhol Posters & applied them to his kitchen cabinets. It's sort-of extreme but graphically it's really nice. I'm sorry that I have forgot the URL to his web site but I'm sure you can find it pretty easily if you do a search for "Warhol Kitchen".
Humor Photo: ANDY WARHOL SOUVENIR T-SHIRT From Seattle?
OK, I found this picture on eBay along time ago & it always cracks me up!! It's a souvenir T-Shirt from Seattle, Washington & I've always wondered what Andy has to do with that city? I mean, he most famously known for being from both Pittsburgh & New York City. Anyway, the T-Shirts graphics are really cheesy & kinda cool. Andy would have loved it!
Friday, November 16
VIDEO: Andy Warhol on The Love Boat TV Show 1985
Andy Warhol made a guest appearance on now classic TV Show "The Love Boat", well after its decline, in 1985. In his book "Andy Warhol's Diary" he talks about being on the TV Show & how he was so nervous. He said he messed up his lines, a lot! Below is a YouTube video clip from that classic TV Show. In this clip he discusses his art with Tom Bosley, enjoy!
ART PRINT: Campbell's Tomato Soup Can Shopping Bag Serigraph ©1966
Campbell's Tomato Soup Can Shopping Bag Serigraph ( measures 17" X 19 1/2" ) published for an Andy Warhol exhibition at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, Massachussets, dated ©October 1st - November 6th, 1966. I saw one of these a few years back at an Art Museum in Kansas & it was amazing. I like how he used such an unconventional item to silkscreen his famous image on.
Wednesday, November 14
Video: Actor Hugh Grant Sells 1960's Andy Warhol POP ART Portrait Painting of Elizabeth Taylor For $23.7 Million
The real-life movie star Hugh Grant has made more than £9 million ( approx. $23.7 Million ) after auctioning off an Andy Warhol Pop Art portrait painting of Elizabeth Taylor ( Titled "Liz Colored Liz" ) at Christie's Auction House in New York City. Yes, 23.7 Million Dollars!!!
WARHOL ART AUCTION To Benefit The MICHAEL J. FOX FOUNDATION FOR PARKINSON'S RESEARCH
Currently on eBay there is an auction to benefit the MICHAEL J. FOX FOUNDATION FOR PARKINSON'S RESEARCH. It's being put on by an Art Gallery named FINEARTGASM. They feature many different artists including Tom Wesselmann, Peter Max, Henry Moore, Keith Haring ( He did the one of "Andy Mouse" ) & of course Andy! Warhol's work includes an Orange Camouflage Art Print, a Van Heusen Advertisement with Ronald Reagan Art Print, a Sea Turtle from the Endangered Species Series, & others. If you're lucky enough to be able to afford these please bid on one. Michael J. Fox's Organization is a wonderful charity! Also, please remember that if you can't afford one of these art works then be sure to just give a small donation to the charity itself, every dollar counts!
Monday, November 12
NEW WARHOL PRODUCT: BOND No. 9 Andy Warhol Perfume
In December Bond No. 9, a famous New York Perfume Company, plans to release a new scent inspired by the Pop Artist. The design of the bottle is an appropriation of a famous Warhol image of a purple Campbell's Tomato Soup can. Shown in the photo above you can see them together. The perfume is unisex meaning it's for both men & women. You can order yours today at www.bondno9.com.
AUCTION: Warhol's Silver Wig Sells for $10,800
An original Andy Warhol silver wig has sold for $10,800 at a recent auction by Christie's. The silver wig that was worn by Warhol also came with 3 pieces of tape still stuck inside. The wig's pre-sale estimate was between $4000 & $6000. It was one of several lots put up at Christie's auction house by Jeffrey Warhola, the artist's nephew. A 1977 Polaroid photo of Muhammad Ali, signed by Warhol, sold for $19,200. And a Warhol Polaroid of Mick Jagger from 1975 went for $15,600.
Sunday, November 11
80's Music Rock Video: CURIOSITY KILLED THE CAT
1980's Pop Music video, directed by Andy Warhol, for a band called CURIOSITY KILLED THE CAT. The song is titled MISFIT. Andy not only directed it but he makes a few appearances as well, pretty cool. Crank-Up your speakers & enjoy!
Famous Warhol Magazine Cover: HIGH TIMES Aug 1977
Here's a cover that's so famous that it's practically an ICON. This is the August 1977 issue of High Times magazine. The reason Andy was on the cover was because he was that month's interview. As a Vintage Collectibles Dealer I had this mag a few years ago & sold it. I have regretted it ever since.
Saturday, November 10
ANDY WARHOL POP ART: Desktop Background Wallpapers
Up for your viewing pleasure are these 2 ever-so-delightful Andy Warhol ART Wallpapers you can use in a MySpace layout or just to brighten your desktop! The 1st one is his Classic 1960's Pop Art Marilyn Monroe portrait and the 2nd one is a Green "Fright Wig" portrait from the 80's. I just got back from a trip to the Modern Art Museum in Ft. Worth, Texas where they had this on exhibit & it was amazing! Very much worth the drive there for sure.
Video: Andy Warhol Art Show Exhibition at the Frieder Burda Museum in Germany.
Andy Warhol is at the core of this year's summer exhibition at the Frieder Burda Museum in Baden-Baden, Germany. In addition to the works of Andy Warhol, the show includes works by Robert Rauschenberg, Roy Lichtenstein, Cy Twombly and Anselm Kiefer. I love seeing works of ART near real people because it usually gives the works a lot of scale. The show was from May 25 to October 7, 2007 so it's over but here's some lovely footage ( Sorry, I just got this video subscription service & found out too late ).
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