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Emperor Hux Prints - Xandi Warhool (3 BBR - 64 ABR)

These prints of Emperor Hux were uncovered in 51 ABR, 10 years after his death. It’s unclear when the prints themselves were made but the original,  mass-produced photograph is from 1 ABR on the day of his coronation. 

Marilyn Monroe died on this day in 1962. Her image lives on in Andy Warhol’s work, from the iconic 1962 painting Gold Marilyn Monroe to these 1967 screen prints. Gold Marilyn Monroe and the portfolio of prints are on view now in the exhibition Andy Warhol: Campbell’s Soup Cans and Other Works, 1953–1967.  

[Installation view of Andy Warhol: Campbell’s Soup Cans and Other Works, 1953–1967 at The Museum of Modern Art, April 25–October 12, 2015. Photo: Jonathan Muzikar. © 2015 The Museum of Modern Art, New York]

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In 1966, after leaving Andy Warhol’s Factory, on a professional level, Edie Sedgwick signed with Bob Dylan’s manager, Albert Grossman. The plan was to turn Edie into a serious Hollywood actress, and her first project was to star alongside Bob Dylan in a film that never came to fruition. During this time it was rumored she was involved with Dylan and she was the driving force being the music of his 1966 album, Blonde on Blonde. She is said to have inspired numerous Dylan songs, including Just Like a Woman and Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat. Despite remembering her “hanging around,” Dylan later denied any involvement with Edie.

After Grossman’s plan failed, Edie’s drug addiction caused her to have several stays in mental and health facilities until her death in 1971 at the age of 28.

Michael Gray of The Bob Dylan Encylcopedia says, “there’s no doubt that the ghost of Edie Sedgwick hangs around Blonde on Blonde.”

Edie Sedgwick photographed by Jerry Schatzberg, 1966

This week at MoMA: Warhol-inspired art making workshops, Gilbert & George: The Early Years opens, a special Mother’s Day tour, and more. 

[Installation view of Andy Warhol: Campbell’s Soup Cans and Other Works, 1953–1967 at The Museum of Modern Art, April 25–October 12, 2015. Photo: Jonathan Muzikar. © 2015 The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Shown: Andy Warhol. Marilyn Monroe. 1967. Portfolio of 10 screenprints, each composition and sheet: 36 x 36″ (91.5 x 91.5 cm). The Museum of Modern Art. Publisher: Factory Additions, New York. Printer: Aetna Silkscreen Products Inc., New York. Edition: 250. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of Mr. David Whitney, 1968. © 2015 Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York]

Last chance! Andy Warhol: “Campbell’s Soup Cans” and Other Works, 1953–1967 closes 10/18.  

[Installation view of Andy Warhol: “Campbell’s Soup Cans” and Other Works, 1953–1967 at The Museum of Modern Art, April 25–October 18, 2015. Photo: Jonathan Muzikar. © 2015 The Museum of Modern Art, New York]