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2009-09-12 13:40:30

Millions of dollars worth of original art made by the late artist Andy Warhol was stolen from a Los Angeles home, police say. Los Angeles police Detective Donald Hrycyk said 11 large portraits by the Pop Art icon were stolen from the home of noted art collector Richard L. Weisman last week, the Los Angeles Times reported Saturday. Hrycyk, head of the police department's art theft detail, said Weisman's housekeeper noticed the Warhol collection was missing Sept. 3. Other Warhol pieces, along...

2009-08-19 21:49:01

Andy Warhol's 1984 portrait of U.S. pop star Michael Jackson has been sold at a New York auction for more than $1 million, MTV News reported. Janet Lehr, owner of the Vered Gallery in East Hampton, said the buyer wished to remain anonymous. Lehr bought the work for less than $300,000 from an anonymous seller shortly before Jackson's June 25 death, MTV said. The 1984 image, done in synthetic polymer, shows Jackson wearing his red uniform from the Thriller album. The work measures 30 inches by...

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2009-08-03 11:27:01

Artist Andy Warhol's 1984 portrait of the late pop star Michael Jackson is going on display at London's O2 arena before it is sold at auction in New York. The rendering will be exhibited at the venue where Jackson had been scheduled to start a series of concerts this month. Jackson died June 25 at the age of 50. He had been practicing for the O2 concert series in the weeks leading up to his death, which is still under investigation. Warhol died in 1987 after undergoing gall bladder surgery....

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2009-07-04 21:34:13

A portrait of Michael Jackson by the late pop artist Andy Warhol is up for auction at a gallery in East Hampton, the summer haven of rich New Yorkers. Ruth Vered and Janet Lehr, owners of the Vered Gallery, are selling the portrait in a silent auction that ends July 12, the New York Daily News reported Saturday. Vered expects the top bid to be somewhere between $1 million and $10 million. The 1984 image, done in synthetic polymer, shows Jackson wearing his red uniform from the Thriller album....

2009-06-15 11:01:00

- 200 photographs by 70 renowned photographers - Estimates from $1,000 to $20,000 - June 15 - 25, 2009 NEW YORK and BERLIN, June 15 /PRNewswire/ -- From June 15-25 artnet Auctions will feature Icons: 20th-21st Century Photographic Portraits, a special sale of 200 original fine art photographs of legendary figures including The Beatles, Madonna, Marilyn Monroe, President Barack Obama and Elvis Presley. To view the Multimedia News Release, go to:...

2009-05-13 05:15:00

SOLOTHURN, Switzerland, May 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Picture is available via EPA (European Pressphoto Agency) and can be downloaded free of charge at: http://www.presseportal.ch/de/pm/100017384 (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090513/347153 ) Over 150 spitting-image portrait caricatures of leading international politicians, celebrities and stars are available at nicocartoon.com. A picture of former US President George W. Bush is just one example. The portraits...

2008-12-15 14:00:00

The next generation of the 40-year old Iconic title NEW YORK, Dec. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Brant Publications announces the complete re-design of Interviewmagazine.com. The re-launch marks Brant's first step at broadening its online audience and reaching the next generation of readers, bringing the pages of the print publication to life in a unique and interactive experience. Interviewmagazine.com offers timely, innovative features, giving visitors a virtual tour of the magazine through...

2008-10-12 00:00:24

By Charles Darwent A revealing exhibition shares the cobbled-together feel of Warhol's films - and their sense of futility Visual Art Andy Warhol: Other Voices, Other Rooms Hayward Gallery LONDON I'm sure there must be a harder film to watch than Andy Warhol's Mrs Warhol, although I can't instantly think what it might be. Made in 1966, the work - at an hour and seven minutes, pretty well feature-length - shows the artist's 73-year-old mother in the dank basement she occupied in her son's...

2008-10-10 06:00:25

By Elysa Gardner NEW YORK -- If you want to catch a glimpse of Lou Reed's softer side, ask him about his rat terrier, Lolabelle. "She's just perfect," Reed will tell you, smiling like a proud papa at the thought of his pooch. If, on the other hand, you want to experience the 66-year-old rock icon at his most stringently unsentimental, there's the new DVD Lou Reed's Berlin, a concert film directed by Julian Schnabel. A related CD, Berlin: Live at St. Ann's Warehouse, is available...

2008-09-28 00:00:22

By Hermione Eyre Television Why do party conferences always look so cultish on TV? The glazed eyes, the slow hand-clapping, the orgasmic expression on Neil Kinnock's face. The soul music, the lights, the incipiently tearful rapture of the party faithful. It's politics at its most emotive, with touches of the prayer meeting and the tribal rally. It doesn't photograph well. Between the experience and the transmission is a huge chasm. Turn up and you'd be high on the political hormone gas;...


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