Armory Arts Week: Warhol Sightings

NEW YORK—Andy Warhol is having quite a moment. At the art shows and beyond, the late Pop artist is ever-present in a major way during Armory Arts Week.

At the Armory Show, Gagosian Gallery is dedicating its entire booth to Andy Warhol’s camouflage works. Meanwhile, Warhol-ish Brillo soap pad boxes by Charles Lutz are everywhere and topping news coverage of the Armory Show.

ARMORY SHOW: Many who were lucky enough to snag one of the Brillo boxes created by Charles Lutz, flattened the boxes to make them ore portable.

Eric Shiner, director of the Andy Warhol Museum is serving as curator of the Focus USA section of the Armory Show. On the Amory’s Modern side, the Warhol Museum booth is paying tribute to the artist’s famous screen tests. Visitors can sit for their own screen test recorded with a vintage camera that the museum will later email to each participant.

There is also a Warhol presence at the Independent art fair and at a major retailer. A survey of how the artist is influencing New York’s biggest art week follows.

Armory Arts Week events run from March 5 to March 10, 2013.

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ARMORY SHOW: The entire Gagosian Gallery booth is dedicated to Andy Warhol’s camouflage works.

ARMORY SHOW: Installation view of Gagosian’s Warhol exhibit.

INDEPENDENT: ARTCASH pays tribute to a 1971 gambling night benefit held by the Foundation Experiments in Art and Technology (EAT) featuring fake money created by Andy Warhol and five other artists. ARTCASH is on view at Broadway 1602 gallery of New York.

For a limited time, Uniqlo is selling vintage-look t-shirts that feature Warhol images, shown here at the Fifth Avenue store.

Detail of special Warhol retail section at Uniqlo.

ARMORY SHOW: The free, collectible Brillo box by Charles Lutz spotted at the Artsy booth.

The Andy Warhol Museum commissioned artist Charles Lutz to reproduce 1,000 of the Pop icon’s Brillo soap pad boxes and each day 250 are to be given away, one per person, on a first-come, first served basis when the show opens—stacked in what the artist describes as a Tower of Babel. Lutz has been on hand to sign them.

Watch Blouin ARTINFO video about the boxes.

ARMORY MODERN: Detail of “Flowers (Poinsettias),” 1982 (synthetic polymer paint and silk screen inks on canvas) by Andy Warhol at Galerie Thomas of Munich.

ARMORY MODERN: “Campbell’s Soup Cans,” 1987 (acrylic and silk screen on canvas) by Richard Pettibone at Vivian Horan Fine Art of New York.

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