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Early film, video art gets retrospective

NEW YORK, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- The Whitney Museum has mounted the largest exhibition to date of early film and video installations that found their way into art galleries when the radical new
FREDERICK M. WINSHIP

Rock News Two: The week in pop music

DICK CLARK VS. MICHAEL GREENE
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

Rock News: Music's high and low notes

DICK CLARK
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

Rock 'n' Roll -- UPI Arts & Entertainment

Last week was Southern Rock reunion time in New York, with Lynyrd Skynyrd at the Beacon and The Drive By Truckers doing their Lynyrd Skynyrd tribute downtown at
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International

Art World: The great optics controversy

NEW YORK, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Have artists since the 15th century been using optics in the form of camera-like devices to create more perfect paintings without letting the public in on their
FREDERICK M. WINSHIP

Christmas With Mommie Dearest

NEW YORK, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- A Christmas show in drag that became a holiday tradition in San Francisco is trying to do the same in New York with every sign of success.
FREDERICK M. WINSHIP

Stories from Modern Science ... from UPI

PROTEINS HELP CELLS MOVE
ALEX CUKAN, UPI Science writer
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Andy Warhol
Andy Warhol stands in front of a limited edition serigraph of Princess Grace of Monaco to benefit the Institute of Contemporary Art here in Philadelphia on June 1, 1984. Jack Kelly (R) and his wife Sandra (L) join Warhol at the Institute. He is the brother of Grace Kelly. The ICA is celebrarting its 20th anniversary. It gave Warhol his first one-man show in 1965. (UPI Photo/George Bilyk/Files)
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Andrew Warhola, Jr. (August 6, 1928 – February 22, 1987), known as Andy Warhol, was an American painter, printmaker, and filmmaker who was a leading figure in the visual art movement known as pop art. After a successful career as a commercial illustrator, Warhol became famous worldwide for his work as a painter, avant-garde filmmaker, record producer, author, and member of highly diverse social circles that included Bohemian street people, distinguished intellectuals, Hollywood celebrities and wealthy patrons.

Warhol has been the subject of numerous retrospective exhibitions, books, and feature and documentary films. He coined the widely used expression "15 minutes of fame." In his hometown of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, The Andy Warhol Museum exists in memory of his life and artwork.

The highest price ever paid for a Warhol painting is US$100 million for a 1963 canvas titled Eight Elvises. The private transaction was reported in a 2009 article in The Economist, which described Warhol as the "bellwether of the art market." $100 million is a benchmark price that only Jackson Pollock, Pablo Picasso, Vincent van Gogh, Pierre-August Renoir, Gustav Klimt and Willem de Kooning have achieved.

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