The RISD Museum has set a couple of rooms together for a couple of months for an Andy Warhol exhibit. It sounded interesting, so I figured I'd take a little time on the weekend to see it.
In one room they were projecting a reel of Warhol Screen Tests. They're four minutes apiece and I couldn't have sat through the whole thing if I wanted to, but I'm glad to have seen what I did, which was most of two and all of one in the middle. One showed Ivy Nicholson, one of the Superstars and a very pretty brunette back then, smiling mildly at the camera. One of her eyes is deep in shadow, though. It was kind of freaking me out, like, does she even have two eyes? (Apparently yes.)
None of his paintings or prints are in this exhibit, although the screenprint on canvas "Race Riot" is in their permanent collection. The other two rooms were taken up by his photographs. The Polaroids didn't interest me much. The Minolta SLR pictures are another story. Most of them are taken with high speed black and white film, and they also appear to have been taken at high speeds. Like he might have been surprised to see the exposure later.
1. Neil Young - Thrasher
2. Beck - Say Goodbye
3. Chic - Real People
4. Lower Dens - Lamb
5. Pink Martini - Je ne t'aime plus
6. Amy Winehouse - Take the Box
7. Arcade Fire - We Exist
8. Lambert, Hendricks, and Ross - Everybody's Boppin'
9. The Bird and the Bee - Polite Dance Song
10. Taj Mahal - Cakewalk Into Town