on Jul 29, 2014
While I was beginning to believe only Millennials were obsessed with computers, Mickey Mouse and selfies, artist Ultra Violet (Isabelle Collin Dufresne) took these obsessions to the next level. She passed away on June 14th at 78 years old, but we can can remember her for the beautiful art instillations she created that prompted the viewer to interpret iconic symbols in our society in a completely different way.
In her day, Ultra Violet was a purple-haired artist who worked with some others you might’ve heard of: Salvador Dali and Andy Warhol, just to name a few. Read More
My grandmother was an artist, and throughout her career, she’d make abstract sculptures and embroidery that I’d stare at for hours as a child: “oh, that looks like a face, and that there? That’s an animal.” Our play was art-making, and I was always amazed at how different her aesthetic would become when she was with me. Her paper dolls weren’t abstract at all; I’d make an abstract shape, and she’d magically transform it into a dragon. Her work around my childhood self was whimsically cartoonish, otherworldly and yet completely familiar. Read More
BY Tess Duncan
on Mar 19, 2013
Founding Blondie member Chris Stein is releasing vintage photos of the band online starting this week. Some of the pictures are from the beginning era of the iconic rock band’s career, some were taken on tour, and some are of them chillin’ with friends like Andy Warhol and Joan Jett. When asked about the shots, Stein reflected, “There was a lot of cool stuff happening in the late 70s and I was lucky enough to be in the middle of it with a camera. Posting them online and having them reach a new, younger generation of fans is really cool. Read More
BY Emma Orlow
on Jul 03, 2012
Have you ever read Retromania by Simon Reynolds? It’s this book that traces our society’s fixation on the past, and the concept of "retro." Sometimes, when I’m feeling really deep, I’ll ponder some of these questions for myself. Mostly, I wonder if holding onto nostalgia can ever truly be inhibiting like everybody makes it out to be. Read More
BY Emma Claire Goodman
on Jan 05, 2011
Inspired by, and in celebration of MoMA’s Andy Warhol: Motion Pictures exhibition, PopRally invites you to your own sixty seconds of fame on Thursday, January 20th, at 8:00 pm. Following an exclusive viewing of the exhibition, guests will be given the opportunity to record their own “screen test,” directed by the artist Conrad Ventur.
Warhol is renowned for his wide variety of mediums, particularly his paintings, screen prints, and films. Read More