The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Sunday, July 23, 2017


Martin Lawrence Galleries New York presents a selection of rare works by Andy Warhol
Installation view.


NEW YORK, NY.- On January 8th Martin Lawrence Galleries New York will present a selection of rare works from their extensive Andy Warhol collection. The exhibition, spanning across their two floor gallery space in SoHo, will include nearly a dozen unique works on paper, an incredibly rare handmade collage of Mick Jagger, a black Marilyn Monroe as well as the complete 8 piece Camouflage suite from 1987. 

"I’d asked around 10 or 15 people for suggestions. Finally one lady friend asked the right question, “Well, what do you love most?”  That’s how I started painting money."  - Andy Warhol

Martin Lawrence Galleries has likely the largest private holding of Warhol prints of any gallery, and produced the artist's famous Campbell's Soup Box series in 1984.  The company’s collection is set apart by it's focus on Warhol's unique prints, notably the Trial Proofs, which were created for just a short number of years before the artist's untimely death in 1987. During the 1980s Warhol produced unique color variations of the famous multiple prints he was creating, realizing his collectors sought to own things that no one else had. In some cases he would print a subject in only unique variations (no multiples/regular edition) such as the $(9) prints where no two of the prints where ever the same. Four of those unique $(9)’s are owned by Martin Lawrence Galleries and two of these will be prominently displayed in the exhibition.

Other highlights include an exemplar unique Ingrid Bergman (Casablanca) from 1983. With a solid gold metallic face, rose bud lips and rainbow rolling (where the colors in the line work shift as they progress across the page) she is likely the finest variation of this work ever to have been displayed in the company's 40 year history.  The Ingrid Bergman suite is also the only series known to have a book dedicated solely to the best of the trial proofs Warhol created of the image and the one exhibited is featured within.

On display as well will be works from Andy Warhol’s Cowboys & Indians suite, an homage to the epic version of Western history. Most of the images within the ten-piece suite are of actual historical figures (Sitting Bull, Geronimo, General Custer, Teddy Roosevelt etc) aside from John Wayne who Warhol chose to cap the suite as the mythical figure of the American Cowboy. His decision was typical of his sharp sense of humor and ironic lean. In the show, facing the unique John Wayne, is a unique trial-proof of Annie Oakley, one the globally ! dominant gun slinger at 4 foot ten inches tall, where the other near twice her size,  merely played one ‘in the movies', yet of course both cultural heroes and icons of The West.

The entire vibrant Camouflage suite will provide the visual focal point of the exhibit.  Late in his life Warhol began experimenting with camouflage, taken by it's supposed ability to conceal. In typical Warhol fashion he changed the dynamic of the pattern, rendering it in bright luminous colors to defy its original intention.  As opposed to offering concealment the works cry out for attention and when displayed in their entirety create an eye popping show. An ironic Pop masterpiece.






Today's News

January 7, 2015

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston opens 'oldest' United States time capsule from 1795

Dr Nicholas Cullinan appointed new Director of the National Portrait Gallery, London

'The Art of LAIKA' offered for the first time by Heritage Auctions in Beverly Hills

Christie's appoints Derek Gillman to new role of Chairman, Impressiomist and Modern Art, SVP, the Americas

Paris Louvre is world's most-visited museum with 9.3 million visitors last year

Galerie Andrea Caratsch presents Camera in Motion: A Photographic project by Rolf Sachs

The Mint Museum acquires monumental canvas 'Selma' by artist Barbara Pennington

Martin Lawrence Galleries New York presents a selection of rare works by Andy Warhol

David Bowie exhibition breaks records at Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

'Industrial folk music robots' Kraftwerk kick off shows at Berlin's Neue Nationalgalerie

Alex Sainsbury appointed new Chair of Trustees for the Whitechapel Gallery in London

Cutout/Decoupage: An homage to Matisse on view at Nancy Hoffman Gallery

'Anna Paola Protasio: The Fractured Instant' opens at Nohra Haime Gallery in New York

Redmond Entwistle's first solo institutional exhibition opens at MIT List Visual Arts Center

Cedar Rapids Museum of Art announces Kate Kunau as Associate Curator

6th Art Los Angeles Contemporary to feature diverse selection of galleries and artists for the 2015 edition

Flock of massive sculptures by the Myth Makers is the new art installation on the Garment District plazas

Kent Bloomer adds artistic ornamentation to new Slover Library

Expansive collection of majolica from the Richard Mellon Scaife Etate to be sold at Clars

Selling exhibition of photography by Rich Hardcastle opens at Mead Carney Fine Art

Selling exhibition of works by designer Tord Boontje & sculptor Emma Woffenden opens at Sotheby's

Ivy MA's third solo exhibition with Gallery EXIT opens in Hong Kong

Anri Sala's first solo exhibition in Israel opens at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- New Van Dyck painting on display at the Ashmolean

2.- Muscarelle Museum of Art chief curator identifies Paul Cézanne painting

3.- Sarah Lucas' first major museum exhibition in the United States opens in San Francisco

4.- The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago opens first-ever museum exhibition of Amanda Williams

5.- "Irene Williams: Queen of Lincoln Road" harkens back to a more colorful time on South Beach

6.- Paris show of Impressionist masterpieces never seen in West

7.- Scientists find that Aborigines have been in Australia longer than previously thought

8.- Exhibition at Haus der Kunst focuses on two pivotal exhibitions held in 1937

9.- Spanish judge schedules Dali exhumation for July 20

10.- 'The Noise' breathes the romance back into Formula One



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher:Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez


Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org avemariasound.org juncodelavega.com facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful