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ALEPH ID 000408527
OCLC Number (OCoLC)898530588 (OCoLC)898424869 (OCoLC)903633645
Title 13 most wanted men : Andy Warhol and the 1964 World’s Fair / edited by Larrisa Harris and Media Farzin.
Imprint Queens, N.Y. : Queens Museum of Art, [2014]
Description 151 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits ; 23 cm
Notes " ... published on the occasion of 13 Most Wanted Men: Andy Warhol and the 1964 World’s Fair, an exhibition developed by the Queens Museum and The Andy Warhol Museum, curated by Larissa Harris, Curator, Queens Museum; and Nicholas Chambers, The Milton Fine Curator of Art, The Andy Warhol Museum; with Anastasia Rygle, Project Assistant Curator; and Timothy Mennel, Curatorial Adviser."--Colophon.
Bibliographic Note Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Contents: "It just had something to do with New York." / Larissa Harris -- "He was a commercial artist. It was the kiss of death." / Larissa Harris and Nicholas Chambers interview John Giorno -- "He once had a two-ton Henry Moore delivered by helicopter." / Timothy Mennel interviews Richard Norton Smith on Nelson Rockefeller -- "It was almost a backhanded compliment." / Anastasia Rygle interviews Gerard Malanga -- "Live and let live" / Dick Elman and seven gay New Yorkers (1962) -- "Imagine the police raiding a film called Blow job and finding a forty-minute silent portrait of a man’s face!" / Douglas Crimp and Richard Meyer -- "I want something very ordinary, very common." / Larissa Harris interviews Anthony Grudin -- "I was natural, but Andy, he was purely synthetic." / Eric Shiner interviews Billy Name -- "Me, I just film my life." / Brian L. Frye interviews Jonas Mekas (2007) -- "The very idea that anyone would notice the work they did is ridiculous." / Larissa Harris interviews Mark Wigley on Philip Johnson -- "Who let this bufoon onto my fairgrounds?" / Lori Walters interviews Albert Fisher -- "By ’64 he had to be one of the most hated men in town." / Tom Pinkelpearl interviews Hilary Ballon on Robert Moses -- "The perfect opportunity for urban civil rights activists to advance their calls for racial justice" / Timothy Mennel and Larissa Harris interview Felicia Kornbluh and Brian Purnell -- "Everything I did had to do with freedom of expression--freedom of expression in the arts." / Anastasia Rygle interviews Diane di Prima.
Summary This volume brings expert opinion and first-hand testimony to bear upon the events surrounding the creation and destruction of Andy Warhol’s Thirteen Most Wanted Men at the 1964 New York World’s Fair. The complex constellation of art, politics and gay life surrounding Warhol’s mural and its painting-over comes alive in 13 interviews--with historian Hilary Ballon, critic Douglas Crimp, poet Diane di Prima, 1964 World’s Fair head of television Albert Fisher, poet John Giorno, art historian Anthony Grudin, civil rights historian Felicia Kornbluh, former Warhol assistant and poet Gerard Malanga, filmmaker Jonas Mekas, art historian Richard Meyer, former Warhol assistant and photographer Billy Name, Rockefeller biographer Richard Norton Smith and architect and critic Mark Wigley. The interviews are introduced by the show’s co-curator Larissa Harris, and accompanied by reproductions of all of the Thirteen Most Wanted Men; photographs of Warhol and the Fair by Factory regulars and photojournalists; and rarely seen archival documents from Warhol’s Time Capsules.
Subjects LinkWarhol, Andy, 1928-1987 -- Exhibitions.
Subjects LinkNew York World’s Fair (1964-1965 : -- Exhibitions.
LinkNew York World’s Fair (1964-1965 : -- Interviews.
Subjects LinkPop art -- Exhibitions.
LinkPop art -- Interviews.
Subjects LinkNew York (N.Y.) -- History -- 20th century.
Other Authors LinkWarhol, Andy, 1928-1987.
LinkHarris, Larissa editor.
LinkFarzin, Media editor.
LinkBallon, Hilary contributor.
Other Authors LinkQueens Museum of Art, host institution.
LinkAndy Warhol Museum, host institution.
Additional Titles Thirteen most wanted men
Andy Warhol and the 1964 World’s Fair
ISBN 9781929641192 (paperback)
1929641192 (paperback)

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N6537.W28 A4 2014a
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