From a 1965 screen test of Edie Sedgwick, via Andy Warhol Museum
Plans for a New York City branch of the Andy Warhol Museum may have been scrapped, but starting Friday the pop artist will take over Times Square for three minutes every night of the month. As Gothamist reports, Times Square Arts will show Warhol’s rarely-seen 1960s Screen Tests on the electronic billboards every night at 11:57 p.m. as part of their monthly Midnight Moment series. Warhol’s 500 Screen Tests are “revealing portraits of hundreds of different individuals,” both famous and not, frequent visitors to the Factory and newcomers. Those on the Times Square roster include Bob Dylan, Allen Ginsberg, Lou Reed, Twist Jim Rosenquist, Harry Smith, and Edie Sedgwick.
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- You can own the original lease for Andy Warhol’s first NYC studio. [Curbed]
- Read an interview with graphic designer Massimo Vignelli, who in 1972 created a subway map that sparked controversy for its geometric simplicity and geographical inaccuracy. [Fast Co. Design]
- Marvel comics debuts special New York-centric covers. [NYDN]
- In the event of a zombie apocalypse, lower Manhattan will be the hardest hit. Here’s a nation-wide map of the spread of a fictional zombie epidemic. [WSJ]
- Today is the 104th anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire. [Bowery Boogie]
Images: Massimo Vignelli’s 1972 subway map (L); From “The Walking Dead” (R)
The Andy Warhol Museum via nooccar via photopin cc.
Since 1994, the 88,000-square-foot Andy Warhol Museum has been one of Pittsburgh’s main attractions, the largest museum in the country dedicated to a single artist. And though Warhol was born in Pittsburgh, he spent most of his formative years in New York City, a fact that has sparked plans for a satellite museum on the Bowery.
In Miami for Art Basel, museum director Eric Shiner told The Observer last night that the Lower East Side museum would be 10,000 square feet and part of the controversial Essex Crossing development. Its anticipated opening is 2017.
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