The MOMA in NY is showing a new exhibit, Andy Warhol: Motion Pictures which "focuses on the artist's cinematic portraits and non-narrative, silent, and black-and-white films from the mid-1960s. Warhol's Screen Tests reveal his lifelong fascination with the cult of celebrity, comprising a visual almanac of the 1960s downtown avant-garde scene. Included in the exhibition are such Warhol "Superstars" as Edie Sedgwick, Nico, and Baby Jane Holzer; poet Allen Ginsberg; musician Lou Reed; actor Dennis Hopper; author Susan Sontag; and collector Ethel Scull, among others."
And as a lil bonus, you can be part of the magic. Go HERE, read about the project and you could be a small small small piece of art history:). All you have to do is film yourself from your webcam/camera sitting in front of a blank background, upload it to flickr and then add it to the public group. Then the museum decides if its web worthy, but yea it could be YOU! Nice to see the museum/curators taking the extra step to make the exhibit that much more interesting/exciting.
Let me know if any of you take up the challenge and film a quick screen test. I am hoping to do one this weekend.
via the MOMA