All About Photo Awards 2019

Andy Warhol at Stanford

Andy Warhol at Stanford
Andy Warhol at Stanford
3,600 contact sheets and corresponding negatives given to the Cantor Arts Center
Through an invitation-only competition among some of the nation's leading art museums, the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts selected the Cantor Arts Center as the permanent home of Warhol's archive of contact sheets and negatives. As a university art museum situated at a campus with accomplished faculty and students, the Cantor is ideally situated to care for the collection, facilitate new scholarship and engage with broad audiences through new exhibitions, programs and publications.

From 1976 until his death in 1987, Warhol used his Minox 35EL camera to meticulously document his daily life. This acquisition of 3,600 contact sheets and corresponding negatives of photographs represent the complete range of work and include images of the celebrities and artists of the era, such as Truman Capote and John Lennon. Visible are the marks he made to reject an image, with an "X," or print it as a photograph, with a circle.

The photographic archive builds upon the Cantor's existing collection of Warhol works and reaffirms the university's preeminence in the study of the history of photography, from Eadweard Muybridge to Carleton Watkins to Andy Warhol to Robert Frank to Lee Friedlander. A consortium of departments, faculty and professional staff will collaborate on programs for this revolutionary teaching resource (several professors include Warhol in their curriculum). Art and art history Professor Richard Meyer and Connie Wolf plan to teach a course on the archive in spring 2015, and other courses are in development.

The inaugural exhibition and a major international symposium are scheduled for 2017, the 30th anniversary of Warhol's death.

Funds are being raised for a permanent, restricted endowment dedicated to the archive's storage, conservation, digitization and staff. The Cantor will digitize the full archive and make it accessible online.

Warhol was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in 1928, and died in 1987 in New York City. He carefully cultivated his public persona as well as his broad social network of people with star quality, such as Yoko Ono, Liza Minnelli and fellow artists Keith Haring and Roy Lichtenstein. Part of the emerging pop art movement, Warhol explored the nuance of cultural ubiquity through his images of mass-produced objects such as Campbell's soup cans and celebrities such as Marilyn Monroe.

Warhol was a hugely influential figure in contemporary culture and an incredibly prolific artist in many media: film, photography, music, performance, printmaking, drawing and painting. He had realized early success as a commercial artist in New York as an independent artist and worked out of a studio known as The Factory. His first solo exhibition in 1952 was at the Hugo Gallery in New York. He co-founded Interview magazine, designed record covers for the Rolling Stones and produced his own TV programs for MTV and cable access.

Looking forward, Mitchell said, "These three gifts of art by world-class artists strengthen the Cantor's collection across many media, and they will spark exciting exhibitions and fresh research into how complex 20th-century American art really is."

The Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University announces expanded public hours. The Cantor is now open six days per week, with visitor hours also on Mondays. New hours are Wednesday through Monday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., plus Thursday evening until 8 p.m. The Cantor will be closed only on Tuesdays, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. The Cantor continues to offer free admission.

  Cantor Arts Center
AAP Magazine #6 Black & White Contest
 
 

More Photography News

News
The shortlisted photographers for the 2018 Gomma Photography Grant
The shortlisted photographers for the 2018 Gomma Photography Grant
The Gomma Photography Grant is a grant contest tailored to fund and support photographers, both emerging and established, working among various genre....
  Read More
Events
Something Blue... at Gray Loft Gallery
Something Blue... at Gray Loft Gallery
Ann M. Jastrab, independent curator, photography consultant, editor, writer; and Jan Watten, founder of Gray Loft Gallery. On display will be blue...
  Read More
News
The Shed Announces Opening Date of April 5, 2019
The Shed Announces Opening Date of April 5, 2019
The Shed Announces Opening Date of April 5, 2019, and Four Additional Opening Season Commissions. The Shed Names Its Innovative Home The Bloomberg...
  Read More
Photographers
Jeffrey Stockbridge: Kensington Blues
Jeffrey Stockbridge: Kensington Blues
American photographer Jeffrey Stockbridge gives a rare insight into the opioid crisis of Kensington Avenue in North Philadelphia. Self published, this...
  Read More
News
FINAL SHOW at The Half King Photo Series...
FINAL SHOW at The Half King Photo Series...
After 8+ years, Half King Photo Series is ending. Please come out January 8 to say goodby, raise a glass, and toast what a fantastic, fun, beautiful...
  Read More
News
Les Uns les Autres by Amnesty International
Les Uns les Autres by Amnesty International
Adopted in Paris by the United Nations General Assembly on December 10 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights - UDHR - represents an...
  Read More
News
Masterklass with Klavdij Sluban 2018 -2019 in Paris
Masterklass with Klavdij Sluban 2018 -2019 in Paris
LeMasterklass is lead by Klavdij SLUBAN, an internationally renowned and apreciated photographer, from December 2018 to November 2019. Unique in its...
  Read More
Events
Angkor Photo Festival
Angkor Photo Festival
Created in 2005, the Angkor Photo Festival is the first such event to be organized in South-East Asia. Each year and for a week the Festival showcases...
  Read More
News
Auction: Photos at the Alliance Franšaise de Los Angeles
Auction: Photos at the Alliance Franšaise de Los Angeles
It's always a delight to insert Art to an event. I have chosen great Photographers who have accepted to propose one piece from their body of work to...
  Read More
News
Denis Dailleux at Paris Photo
Denis Dailleux at Paris Photo
Do not miss Denis Dailleux who will be at Paris Photo in the stand of Galerie 127 to show his latest work from Ghana and sign his photo book "Persan...
  Read More
News
Yusuf Sevinçli: Oculus
Yusuf Sevinçli: Oculus
Oculus is the second solo exhibition by Yusuf Sevinçli at the Galerie des Filles du Calvaire. Five years separate it from Post, the solo show...
  Read More
News
Discover the Jury of All About Photo Awards 2019
Discover the Jury of All About Photo Awards 2019
Our fourth edition of the All About Photo Awards invites photographers from around the world to submit their best work for consideration. In reference...
  Read More
AAP Magazine #6 Black & White Contest
 
Join our newsletter
Be up-to-date with call for entries, deadlines and other news about exhibitions, galleries, publications, & special events
 
Discover the 5th Issue of AAP Magazine
All About Photo Magazine showcases the winners of AAP Magazine Competitions
 
 
 
The Jules Maeght Gallery is a contemporary art gallery who seeks to engage the San Francisco community by infusing European artists, young and established alike, into a diverse, multimedia dialogue.
 
TAKES U TO THE NEXT LEVEL
 
Since 2005, your guide through contemporary art from a French perspective to let you make exciting choices