date_range Débute le 2 février 2015
event_note Se termine le 9 mars 2015
list 5 séquences
assignment Niveau : Introductif
chat_bubble_outline Langue : Anglais
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En résumé

An introduction to the life and work of Andy Warhol, one of the world’s most famous artists, through exploration of five thematic framings of his life and career: celebrity, sex, money, death and time.

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Le programme

Week 1: Celebrity

Subjects to be explored will include:

  • Warhol’s early investment in stars and celebrities;
  • Warhol’s screenprints of stars, based on appropriated mass media images: Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley, Jackie Kennedy, etc.;
  • Warhol’s creation of his own group of ‘superstars’, especially through his filmmaking activities;
  • Warhol’s move from the subcultural scene in the 1960s to mainstream celebrity circles in the 1980s.


Week 2: Sex

Subjects to be explored will include:

  • The common misconception of Warhol as an asexual machine;
  • The regular appearance of homoerotic imagery throughout Warhol’s work: line drawings of boys; ‘tease’ content of films such as My Hustler and Blow Job;
  • Coded sexual content in seemingly banal material (e.g., the World’s Fair mural Thirteen Most Wanted Men);
  • Warhol and censorship.

 

Week 3: Money

 Subjects to be explored will include:

  • The value of Warhol’s art in the market;
  • Warhol’s drawings and paintings of money, including dollar bills and the dollar sign;
  • Warhol’s successful career as a commercial artist;
  • Warhol’s own arguments about 'business art'.

 

Week 4: Death

Subjects to be explored will include:

  • The Death and Disaster series of screenprints;
  • Valerie Solanas’ attempted assassination of Warhol in 1968, and the impact this had on his work;
  • Echoes of mortality in Warhol’s later works, including screenprints of guns and skulls, self-portraits with skulls, etc;
  • Arguments by Thomas Crow (‘Saturday Disasters’) and Stephen Koch (Stargazer) about the centrality of death in Warhol’s work.

 

Week 5: Time

Subjects to be explored will include:

  • The lasting status of Warhol’s most iconic works;
  • Stillness and slowness in some of Warhol’s films and photographs, such as Empire and the Screen Tests series;
  • Warhol’s Time Capsules;
  • Repetition and boredom as central tropes in Warhol’s work.

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Les intervenants

  • Glyn Davis - Edinburgh College of Art
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