Roy has said that he thought the difference between artistically valueless and artistically valued images must be due to a transformative power which rests in the hand of the artist. (In saying this he may well have been slyly mocking the abstract expressionists rather than stating his own beliefs.) If the artist is not using a personal style to make the image, but mimicking closely the mechanical (style-free) means of production of the comic book picture, is that transformation still occurring? Was Roy making “art” or was he not? If the “value” of art is measured in $$$, he certainly proved very quickly that he was. Before long, that other great measure of artistic value was also stacking up; number of column inches of mainly impenetrable bullshit written about his work by critics. Or stated by himself of course.
Lithography has appeared prominently throughout Lichtenstein’s career. He created his first lithograph in 1948 as a student at Ohio State University. In 1956, he created his first proto-Pop lithograph titled Ten Dollar Bill (Ten Dollars), 1956. This piece is considered one of the best artistic depictions of currency. In 1963, he and his studio assistants used lithographic rubbing crayon on finished paintings to create larger and more uniform Ben Day dots. A few years later, he created his famous lithograph Explosion, 1967 which shares all the hallmarks (flat primary colors, Ben Day dots, schematic drawing) of his early painting style. In 1969, Lichtenstein published his first serial prints, seven Haystack and six Rouen Cathedral lithographs, at Gemini . in Los Angeles.
In his book, Bockris quotes de Antonio as saying that he took Ward to Andy's house and said, "Well, come on, look here, Elinor [sic], are you giving Andy a show or not...?" and Ward then "pulled out her lucky two-dollar bill and sort of waved it in his face and she said, 'Andy, it just so happens I have November, which as you know is the best month to show, and if you do a painting of this two-dollar bill for me I'll give you a show.'" (LD150) Yet, in the actual interview that Ward gave to Smith in the other cited source, Andy Warhol Art and Films , Ward, herself, simply states that "I had given him [Warhol] my lucky two dollar bill to do a painting for the first show." (PS512) This has been interpreted to mean that Warhol agreed to do the painting in exchange for the show, however, an equally valid reading of Ward's statement would be that she just wanted him to do the painting to display in the show, along with his other paintings. In the Smith interview Ward credits the idea of doing a Warhol show to her "guardian angel" and indicates that it was John Bedenkapp who was with her when she asked Warhol to do the solo exhibition at her gallery rather than de Antonio, although she does note that de Antonio brought Warhol into her gallery at an earlier time.
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Plans to house The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh were announced in 1989, two years after the establishment of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Through the ongoing efforts of both of these institutions, Andy Warhol remains not only a fascinating cultural icon, but an inspiration to new generations of artists, curators, filmmakers, designers, and cultural innovators the world over.
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