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New Lanark Partners with London Fashion and Textiles Museum

INTERNATIONAL travelling exhibition Artist Textiles – Picasso to Warhol from London’s Fashion and Textile Museum will be showcasing at World Heritage Site, New Lanark, Scotland at the beginning of next year.

Artist Textiles has been touring London, the Netherlands, USA and Canada since 2014 and will now be displayed at New Lanark’s new exhibition galley. The show takes a look at the history of 20th century textile art, including the works of Henri Matisse, Salvador Dali, Barbara Hepworth and Andy Warhol. Presented also will be the personal collection of British designer Zandra Rhodes, including the work of leading fashion designers and manufacturers.

im1-nlArtist Textiles, Fashion and Textile Museum London

Influenced by major European and American art movements, including Cubism, Abstraction, Surrealism and Pop Art, the collection of over 200, many unique and previously unseen pieces reveal how people were able to express themselves, through modern art, clothing and furnishings.

Dennis Nothdruft, curator of the Fashion and Textiles Museum and exhibition developer, states “this exhibition highlights the importance of the textile industry in the dissemination and promotion of contemporary art.  Manufacturers and mills had the foresight to work with painters and sculptors to develop beautiful fabrics that democratized modern art for the masses.”

im2-nlArtist Textiles, Fashion and Textile Museum London

New Lanark World Heritage Site, founded in 1785 by David Dale and Richard Arkwright was previously an 18th century cotton spinning mill village. Located near to Glasgow and Edinburgh, New Lanark enjoyed spinning success until 1968. Now a registered Scottish charity, New Lanark has been undergoing renovation to restore the village to its former working glory and attracting over 300,000 visitors per year.

Scott McCauley, New Lanark Trust Chief Executive, said “we are very proud that Artist Textiles – Picasso to Warhol will make its Scottish debut at New Lanark in 2018, officially launching New Lanark’s brand new Temporary Exhibition Gallery.”

by Pierra George-Robertson

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Artist Textiles – Picasso to Warhol will show from 26 January – 29 April 2018

The exhibition will be held in a new exhibition gallery within one of New Lanark’s 18th century cotton mill buildings.

Find Details of New Lanark’s daily guided tours, printmaking workshops, textile design competition, meals and gift shops here

The Fashion and Textile Museum, founded by iconic British designer Zandra Rhodes in 2003, is part of Newham College London – one of Europe’s largest further education colleges and is the only museum in the UK solely dedicated to showcasing developments in contemporary fashion.

The Fashion and Textile Museum offers an exciting programme of exhibitions and displays throughout the year, alongside an array of talks, events and workshops with industry professionals.

Luxembourg and Dayan Restage Famous Exhibition Of Formless Art

IN their latest restaging of historical art, Luxembourg and Dayan present Formless Re-examined at Frieze Masters in London. The display, which opens next month, will showcase work from L’Informe: mode d’emploi, a provocative exhibition curated at the Centre George Pompidou in 1986. L’informe, a concept initiated by philosopher and writer, George Bataille, proposed that art should be reduced to its base materialism or formless state as a tool for creativity. By appropriating l’Informe for the theme of their show, the curators sought to reshape the categories of 20th century art. This exhibition will re-examine formlessness as a creative device once again and consider its relevance today.


Luxembourg and Dayan, art, painting, sculptureAndy Warhol, Oxidation Painting, 1978 © Luxembourg & Dayan

Displaying many seminal avant-garde and modernist works, the exhibition will include Andy Warhol’s Oxidation Painting, a visceral composition in metallic paint treated with uric acid and Jean Dubuffet’s gritty work, Aire Mediane Claire.

A highlight of the show is Claes Oldenburg’s gargantuan cigarette butt, Fagend Study on view at the Frieze Sculpture Park. Oldenburg stated, “A life cycle can be imposed on an object. An object can be very energetic and active, and then it has a dying phase and a phase of decomposition.”

Luxembourg and Dayan, art, painting, sculptureClaes Oldenburg, Fagend Study, 1975 © Luxembourg & Dayan

Frieze Masters is an annual art fair held in Regents Park  which showcases art from antiquity to the late 20th century.

by Miranda Charalambous

The exhibition, Formless Re – Examined opens from 6 – 9 October 2016 at Frieze Masters, Stand D7, Regents Park, London

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Front page image:  Andy Warhol, Oxidation Painting, 1978 © Luxembourg & Dayan


Gagosian London Presents First Exhibition Pairing Works by Richard Avedon and Andy Warhol

The first major exhibition to pair works by Richard Avedon and Andy Warhol opens at Gagosian London next month.  Pieces dating  from the 1950s until the ’90s will be included in the show entitled Avedon Warhol which aims to highlight the similarities between the two artists and the way they approached equivalent issues and topics while using different mediums (photography and screen printing) as well as analogical modes of expression – repetition and serialisation.

Avedon vs Warhol Jagger and FreemanFrom left: Bianca Jagger, actress, Hollywood, California, January 25, 1972; photograph by Richard Avedon © The Richard Avedon Foundation Andy Warhol, Tina Freeman, 1975. Acrylic and silkscreen ink on linen (40 x 40 inches, 101.6 x 101.6 cm). Private collection © 2015 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

Each gallery will be focused around a different aspect of the artists’ works – social and political power, the evolving acceptance of cultural differences, the inevitability of mortality, and the glamour and despair of celebrity.

avedon vs warhol armstrong and minelliFrom left: Louis Armstrong, musician, Newport Jazz Festival, Newport, Rhode Island, May 3, 1955. Photograph by Richard Avedon © The Richard Avedon Foundation. Andy Warhol, Liza Minnelli, 1979. Acrylic and silkscreen ink on linen (40 x 40 inches101.6 x 101.6 cm). The Andy Warhol museum, Pittsburgh Founding Collection, Contribution Dia Center for the Arts museum © 2015.
The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

One of the opening displays will feature both Avedon and Warhol’s fascination with portraiture showing Avedon’s work The Family from 1976 which portrays 69 American politicians, which were contemporary to Avedon, paired with Warhol’s portrait of Mao Tse-tung, Mao (1972).

The artists’ focus on individuals outside of the mainstream will also be represented in the show: among others is Avedon’s impressive mural of Andy Warhol and members of The Factory (1969), and Warhol’s immortalisation of draq queens and their unique allure – one of his favourite subjects –  in series of silkscreens called Ladies and Gentlemen (1975).

Perhaps one of the most popular topics that appealed to both artists was the notion of celebrity. The exhibition will include the pieces exploring that theme – from Avedon his iconic images of Brigitte Bardot (1959) and Audrey Hepburn (1967) to Warhol and his enhanced images of superstars of his time – such as Double Elvis (1963) and Four Marilyns (Reversal Series) (1986).

Work focusing on darker side of human existence will also be shown – Warhol’s Skull and Guns paintings are examined against photographs from Avedon’s Brandenburg Gate portfolio, taken during the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989.

by Magda Pirowska

Avedon Warhol will be on view at Gagosian London, 6-24 Britannia Street, London, from February 9 – April 23, 2016