Lévy Gorvy gallery in New York City’s Upper East Side neighborhood is currently hosting an exhibition that spotlights Andy Warhol’s iconic paintings of leading female figures. Entitled “Warhol Women,” the presentation features 42 pieces portraying Marilyn Monroe, Dolly Parton, Liza Minnelli, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Debbie Harry as well as Warhol’s mother Julia Warhola.
Also included in the presentation is a room covered in silver tin foil that is displaying short films by the pop art pioneer’s Screen Test series (1964-1966). Highlighted subjects in the three-minute clips include Yoko Ono, Edie Sedgwick, Amy Taubin, among others.
“Warhol Women” is on view until June 15. Head over to Lévy Gorvy’s website to learn more. In other dynamic presentations, renowned LA-based artist Jonas Wood is the subject of a solo show at Gagosian NYC.
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Warhol Women Opening Tonight! . Debbie Harry first saw Andy Warhol in 1965 at an event at Carnegie Hall, where she had opened for the band Warhol managed, The Velvet Underground. Speaking with Cheyenne Westphal in 2011, Harry retained a vivid memory of the first time she saw the artist, saying he, “looked like he came from 30 years in the future and the crowd just parted.” The two later became acquainted through a chance run-in on Broadway and 13th Street, and Harry noted that after they “chatted about everything,” invitations for her to visit the Factory followed. . Asked how it felt to sit for Warhol, Harry remembered the artist’s Polaroid camera, and noted how his soft-spoken manner made for a relaxed experience. In addition to being the subject of one of the artist’s most iconic portraits, Harry, by then a famous musician, became a regular guest on his television show WarholTV, cementing her association with Warhol’s circle. . #LevyGorvy #WarholWomen #AndyWarhol #DebbieHarry . ANDY WARHOL. “Blondie,” 1981. Acrylic and silkscreen ink on canvas. 42 x 42 inches (106.68 x 106.68 cm). Private Collection. © 2019 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Licensed by Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Used with permission of @warholfoundation.