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Dia Art Foundation, Dia: Beacon


Dia’s Andy: Through the Lens of Patronage
May 15, 2005 - April 10, 2006
Dia: Beacon, Beacon, NY

Timed to mark the 10th anniversary of the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, this exhibition brings together a selection of works gifted to the Warhol Museum by Dia in 1994. Chosen to highlight the range of Warhols practice, works on view include paintings from the Skulls and Disaster series, Brillo Boxes, wallpapers, and Time Capsules. The exhibition will be on view through April 10, 2006.

Dia’s Andy: Through the Lens of Patronage
Exhibition Brochure [PDF]


Dia’s Andy: May 2005 - April 2006
Govan, Cooke, Funcke, etc.
Dia Art Foundation
ISBN: 9780944521526
Book, paperback
103 pages
Dia: Books

Publication accompanying Dia: Beacon’s special exhibition, "Dia’s Andy: Through the Lens of Patronage" on view from May 2005 to April 2006. "Dias Andy," a magazine inspired in part by the design of Interview includes texts by and interviews with Warhol, facsimiles of early reviews of Warhol’s works and exhibitions, texts focusing on the work included in the exhibition, and a new essay by art historian Liz Kotz on Warhol’s A: A Novel.

Dia Art Foundation


[Ref. Andy Warhol, Cow, 1966]

Excerpt from The Warhol Effect: a Timeline by Rebecca Lowery for the exhibition Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York [PDF]:


MARCH Barbara Feldon of Get Smart appears in a fashion-spread cover story by Warhol for TV Guide, March 5–11, 1966. 

APRIL With top billing, Warhol premieres The Exploding Plastic Inevitable at the Open Stage, an experimental performance venue on the top floor of the social hall Polski Dom Narodowy (Polish National Home), commonly known as the “Dom,” on Saint Mark’s Place in New York. The multimedia show features the Velvet Underground and takes  in $18,000 in its first week.

Warhol and the Velvet Underground take the show on the road over the  summer, performing in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Detroit, Columbus, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Philadelphia, Boston, Provincetown, and Providence.

At the Leo Castelli Gallery, Warhol shows Cow Wallpaper and Silver Clouds. For Robert Pincus-Witten in Artforum, the show is “an embarrassment,” exposing “the hypocritical position [that art and  life are one] he has suicidally forced upon himself.”

The show travels throughout the United States, often coinciding with performances of The Exploding Plastic Inevitable.

AUGUST Warhol as cultural referent has taken root. Life, echoing Harold Rosenberg (see October 1962), likens a Paris fashion show to “Warhol’s soup cans, a joke with no punch line.”

Timeline continued:
The Warhol Effect: a Timeline [PDF]


Additional Information

Andy Warhol: Selected Biographies on Art in Context

Andy Warhol: Related Links on Art in Context


Andy Warhol, American, (1928-1987)
b. August 6, 1928, Pittsburgh, PA
d. 1987

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