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As bookstores in Atlanta and around the country close, two local authors have turned to e-books to get their words out, just in time for the holidays.
(Amazon says it is selling more than one million Kindles per week, and that their new Kindle Fire is the #1 bestselling, most gifted and most wished for product across the millions of items available on Amazon).
But back to the books…
A collection of love letters and hate mail Volpert imagines sending to pop icon Andy Warhol, it suggests that love him or hate him, we all have a little bit of Andy’s ghost hiding somewhere within us.
If you’ve enjoyed other biographies about and books by Andy Warhol (like my favorites, POP! and The Andy Warhol Diaries), Sonics in Warholia is a must-read.
Collin Kelley has penned Remain in Light (Kindle, $4.99), a mystery that takes readers from America to London to the fabled City of Light. This is the second novel in Kelley’s Conquering Venus trilogy.
Several characters from Kelley’s original Conquering Venus remain, but several more complex ones are introduced to keep the trilogy flowing.
If you like mystery novels and/or London, you’ll love Remain in Light.
Both authors are published by Sibling Rivalry Press.
What is your favorite book on the Kindle?
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Andy Warhol was associated with the American Pop art movement, which was radical in its time for introducing mass-produced commercial imagery and production strategies into art.
Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Warhol studied at the Carnegie Institute of Technology and then moved to New York City. There he established himself as a commercial artist, with his illustrations appearing frequently in magazines, newspapers and store windows.
By the early 1960s, Warhol was creating works that drew imagery from tabloids and advertisements, hand copying these pictures in a way that erased any sense of the artist’s involvement from the canvas.
Soon he was almost exclusively screen-printing photographic images, often with the help of assistants in his expansive studio known as The Factory.
These mass-produced works challenged traditional ideas about the uniqueness of a given work of art and the role of authorship in its creation.
By the 1960s, Warhol had turned his attention to other forms of media, including experimental films. The celebrity status he attained proved that an artist could become as iconic as the works he produced.
- Andy Warhol’s ‘Self-Portrait’ (1966), silkscreen ink on synthetic polymer paint on 9 canvases, each canvas 22 1/2 x 22 1/2″, overall 67 5/8″ x 67 5/8″, gift of Philip Johnson to the Museum of Modern Art, is on view at the High Museum of Art’s ‘Picasso to Warhol‘ exhibit, October 15th – April 29th.
(c) 2011 Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
The exhibition presents about 100 works of art by 14 of the 20th century’s most iconic artists. It is one of the largest concentrations of modern art masterpieces to ever be exhibited in the Southeastern United States.
We got to preview it Friday morning, and were impressed with how many works of art we recognized.
Remember when you weren’t allowed to take photos in museums? Well now the High wants you to!
Simply download the High’s new free ArtClix app, then take a photo of a piece of art at the exhibit. Art Clix will give you more detailed information, and you’ll be able to share your thoughts with other users.
To celebrate the exhibit, each day we’ll introduce you to a new artist you’ll find at the ‘Picasso to Warhol’ exhibit, starting tomorrow with Georgia’s own Jasper Johns.
Purchase your opening-weekend tickets by October 14th, and you’ll be eligible to win a Warhol Weekend Getaway to New York City! (The exhibit is a collaboration with the Museum of Modern Art, widely-known as the MoMA).
The prize includes round-trip airfaire for two, two nights hotel accomodations, two tickets to the Museum of Modern art, a private Andy Warhol walking tour of the city, and $200 for meals.
The winner will be chosen on Monday, October 17th. High Museum of Art members who attend a preview event prior to the public opening will also be entered to win.
- The ‘Picasso to Warhol’ Gala, Thursday, October 6th, 6:30 p.m.
- AfterPOP Party on the Piazza, Thursday, October 6th, 9 p.m.
- Media Preview, Friday, October 7th, at 9 a.m.
- Opening Lecture: Inside the Curatorial Process: ‘Picasso to Warhol’, Thursday, October 13th, 7 p.m.
- Special Event: Culture Shock, Saturday, October 29th, 8 p.m to Midnight
This year, the High Museum is offering a special ‘Picasso to Warhol’ smartphone app that will help visitors better explore the artwork, artists and connect with others online about the exhibition. It is free to download and will be available in the iPhone AppStore and Android Marketplace in early October.
‘Picasso to Warhol’ is one of the largest concentrations of modern art masterpieces to ever be exhibited in the southeastern United States, with over 100 works of art created by 14 of the most iconic artists from the 20th century: Andy Warhol, Pablo Picasso, Jackson Pollock, Jasper Johns, Henri Matisse, Joan Miro, Marcel Duchamp, Piet Mondrian, Constantin Brancusi, Fernand Leger, Giorgio de Chirico, Alexander Calder, Romare Bearden, and Louise Bourgeois.
- ‘Picasso to Warhol‘ runs October 15th through April 29th, 2012. Tickets are free for High Museum of Art members, $18 for adults, $15 for students and seniors with ID, $11 for ages 6 to 17, and free for ages 5 and under. Image copyright Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.