Quote of the Week | Andy Warhol

On May 21, news broke that Andy Warhol’s Interview magazine is discontinuing publication by the end of 2018. For almost 50 years, Interview (also known as “The Crystal Ball of Pop”) has been a cultural staple for giving readers an intimate look into the lives of celebrities, artists, musicians, and creative innovators. What makes Interview different from other pop culture magazines is celebrities are interviewed by other celebrities. Continue reading “Quote of the Week | Andy Warhol”

Warhol by the Book Exhibition

Name, Billy, 1940- , Andy Warhol / Moderna Museet, Stockholm, February-March 1968, spine and front cover view two (Private collection)

The Morgan Library & Museum,
225 Madison Avenue,
New York, NY 10016

Andy Warhol’s fascination with publishing and the art of the book was lifelong—rooted in his artistic training as a college student and early career in advertising, fashion, and commercial illustration. For close to forty years, books were a touchstone for Warhol—a medium to which he returned again and again as a platform for his unparalleled creativity. He contributed to more than eighty projects for books and left traces behind of dozens of others that were never realized.

Warhol by the Book is the first exhibition in New York devoted solely to Warhol’s career as a book artist. This retrospective, which originated at the Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, features more than 130 objects dating from the artist’s student days, his early years in New York as a commercial artist and self-publisher, and the innovative work of the 1960s, ‘70s, and ‘80s that solidified Warhol’s standing in the history of modern art. Items on display include the only surviving book project from the 1940s; drawings, screen prints, photographs, self-published books, children’s books, photography books, text-based books, unique books, archival material; and his much-sought-after dust jacket designs.

Exhibition tours:
Tuesday through Sunday, February 20 through May 15

Around Town: Book and Magazine Events in NYC

March 8, 2014

Ben Marcus

Marcus reads from his new short story collection, Leaving the Sea. Recognized as one of the most innovative and vital writers of his generation, Marcus is the author of Notable American Women and The Age of Wire and String. Curated and hosted by Rob Spillman. @ The Brooklyn Public Library, Central Library, Dweck Center, 4:00 p.m.

March 10, 2014

Phil Klay

This Iraq War vet, whose first story was published in the summer 2011 issue of Granta, copes with battle and its aftermath in his new collection, Redeployment. In spare (and unsparing) prose, Klay lets readers see disturbing moments of overseas service and conflicting emotions that arise afterward. @ The Powerhouse Arena, 27 Main Street, Dumbo, Brooklyn, 7:00 p.m.

Patty Marx and Susan Minot

Patricia Marx is a staff writer for The New Yorker and a former writer for Saturday Night Live. She is the author of twelve books, including the novels Starting From Happy and Him Her Him Again The End of Him, both of which were finalists for the Thurber Prize for Humor, and several collaborations with the cartoonist Roz Chast. Susan Minot is an award-winning novelist, short-story writer, poet, and screenwriter. Her first novel, Monkeys, was published in a dozen countries and won the Prix Femina Étranger in France. Her novel Evening was a worldwide bestseller and became a major motion picture. @ Stony Brook Manhattan, 101 E 27th Street, 7:00 p.m.

March 11, 2014

Andy Warhol

Want to know everything there is to know about Andy Warhol? Bob Colacello, who edited Warhol’s Interview magazine, published the definitive Warhol biography, Holy Terror: Andy Warhol Close Up, in 1990. Now it’s being reissued by Vintage with more than 60 of the author’s own photos of Warhol and the stars who orbited around him, including Mick Jagger, Jerry Hall, Truman Capote, Diane von Furstenberg, Paloma Picasso, and Liza Minnelli. Bring your questions to tonight’s event at the Strand, where Colacello is joined by Factory regular Vincent Fremont, the longtime exclusive agent for the Warhol Foundation, and Billy Name, Warhol’s close friend and collaborator. @ The Strand Book Store, 828 Broadway, 7:00 p.m.

March 13, 2013

House of Outrageous Fortune

Best-selling author and one of America’s most provocative writers of non-fiction, Michael Gross discusses his latest work, House of Outrageous Fortune: Fifteen Central Park West, the World’s Most Powerful Address. @ Barnes and Noble, 2289 Broadway, 7:00 p.m.