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Marilyn x 100, 1962

Andy Warhol (American, 1928-1987)

Screenprint ink and synthetic polymer paint on canvas. Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. Fund, and anonymous gift 1997.246. Copyright The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc./Arists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

Edith Bouvier Beale by Andy Warhol

Selection from Andy Warhol, Red Book, 1974–75. Thirty-six dye diffusion transfer prints (Polaroid), 10.8 x 8.4 cm each. The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, Gift, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, 2013.54.1–36 © 2014 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc./Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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‪#‎MuseumWeek‬ 2016 has begun! Follow @museummodernart on Twitter for stories, photos, and videos all week long. Today’s theme is ‪#‎SecretsMW‬, so we’re sharing some of our favorite lesser-known spots in the museum. Click through the slideshow to discover these gems.

1. In the education building you’ll find a wall of Andy Warhol’s Cow Wallpaper that’s perfect for photo ops.

[Andy Warhol. Cow Wallpaper. 1966. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. © 2011 Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York]

2. A Jenny Holzer Living series plaque is tucked away on the second floor near the bookstore.

[Jenny Holzer. Living: You should limit the number of times…. 1980-82. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. © 2016 Jenny Holzer / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York] 

3. A secret spot many visitors miss is the Sol LeWitt wall drawing in the film lobby.

[Sol LeWitt. Wall Drawing #1144, Broken Bands of Color in Four Directions. 2004. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. © 2016 Sol LeWitt / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York] — at MoMA The Museum of Modern Art.

4. A Ferrari 641 Formula 1 racing car hangs in our education building. 

[John Barnard, Ferrari S.p.A., Maranello, Italy. Formula 1 Racing Car (641/2). 1990. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Photograph: @raghav_k93 on Twitter]

Andy Warhol died on this day in 1987. Which notable public figures do you think he would depict in a portrait if he were still alive? 


[Andy Warhol. Self-Portrait. 1966. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. © 2016 Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York]

Un 6 de agosto como hoy, pero de 1928, nació en Pittsburgh (Estados Unidos) Andy Warhol, probablemente el artista internacional más importante e influyente del período de posguerra. A fines de 2009, Malba presentó la exhibición Andy Warhol, Mr. America, una selección de 170 obras que mostraban la cultura política y popular de los Estados Unidos a través de los ojos del artista. La exposición fue vista por más de 190.000 personas y es una de las más visitadas de la historia del museo.

Andy Warhol, probably the most important and influential post-war artist, was born this day in 1928 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In 2009, Malba presented the exhibition Andy Warhol, Mr. America, a selection of 170 works that showed the American politics and popular culture through the eyes of the artist. The exhibition was seen by more than 190.000 visitors, and remains one of the most successful events in the history of the museum.

Foto: Self-Portrait in Drag, 1980 © 2009 Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts ARS, NY - SAVA, Buenos Aires.

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Today is Andy Warhol’s birthday! You may know his iconic painting Gold Marilyn Monroe from our collection, but do you know the story behind it? Learn all about it in this video from our free online course “Modern Art and Ideas.”

[Andy Warhol. Gold Marilyn Monroe. 1962. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. © 2016 Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York]

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3 reasons why you need to get to Melbourne this summer:

1. The weather is some of the best you’ll witness this side of the southern hemisphere. Bars and drinks, anyone?

2. The eateries and restaurants are on trend with their food offerings. Ricotta hotcakes, 48 hour slow cooked lamb, liquor poached pear. Need we say more?

3. The NGV (National Gallery of Victoria) plays host to this season’s hottest exhibition -  a co-lab between Andy Warhol and Ai Wei Wei. Think pop art. Think retro vs. modern take on life. 

For more information about the exhibition visit this page.

Seen here a number by Andy Warhol

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A scarf / This can be worn any way you like. Candy Darling wears hers as a sort of wrap while Grace Jones creates some sort of head piece, adding a white fuzzy hat. All the better for framing that genetic gift that is otherwise known as her face.

Photo: Candy Darling in 1969 from Andy Warhol, Polaroids 1958-1987. Photograph: The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc