Limited Edition Intimates

He may not top the list of people, living or dead, you’d like to see in tighty whities, but Andy Warhol has now undeniably left his mark on underwear. Gross puns aside, I’m referring to the latest collaboration between Calvin Klein and the Andy Warhol Foundation, a capsule collection of under garments inspired by, and named after, the…

Reproduction Value

The invention of the printing press and its younger sibling the camera rocked art forever by allowing all its forms to be heavily reproduced very quickly. The printing press gave way for mass media and illustrated books, manifestoes, sheet music and political cartoons among other popular ephemera to become widely available to the public. The…

Fast Food

This Friday I present to you Andy Warhol eating a hamburger. A flame-grilled Whopper from Burger King, to be precise. With a full bottle of Heinz ketchup at hand, Warhol stares somewhat vacantly into the camera before a stoic grey backdrop and proceeds to unravel the contents of the paper sack before him and munch away.…

The Butterfly, the Bee

To begin, let us take moment to say “Rest In Peace” to the greatest of all time. Muhammad Ali is responsible for some of the most apocryphal moments in the ring. His incomparable work ethic, revolutionary techniques and fearlessness towards standing up for his beliefs all contribute to the legend that he will forever be remembered as.…

Factory Records

From the Velvet Underground to Curiosity Killed The Cat, Andy Warhol’s relationship with music was always ambiguous. Glen Johnson, sometime Warhol-esque leader/curator of art rock collective Piano Magic, rummages through Andy’s musical chest. I’ve always had a love/hate relationship with Andy Warhol. When he died, in , I paid my respects by spending a day…

Warhol comes to Margate

A very wet weekend camping in Margate last summer gave me ample opportunity to explore the myriad of charity and second hand shops located there, in between braving dilapidated amusement arcades and visiting the donkeys on the beach. My stay yielded nothing more exciting than a plastic picnic set for four and a few china…

Peter Davies

When I first met Peter Davies in 1996 he was living the dream – showing in trendy independent spaces while still at college, and selling his work to important collectors. Before you could blink, Davies went from student to Sensation, and the art world couldn’t get enough of him. After endless lectures about the ‘death…