Drag queens - people, usually men, who use dress and makeup to imitate and exaggerate female gender signifiers for entertainment - were of great fascination to Andy Warhol, who explored the figure through varying mediums, including the silkscreen, photography and performance.
In his early 20s, Andy Warhol began wearing a wig. At first, it was to disguise his hair loss. However, as the years went on, the unique silver wig contributed to his avant-garde mystery, and the wig, a means of concealment, became a recognisable feature of the public figure of the artist.
Artvisor are pleased to present Andy Warhol Photographs 1970 - 1986, viewable by appointment at our London location.
Arcangelo Sassolino (b.1967), an Italian artist known for combining sculpture and technology that often tests both man-made and natural forces such as gravity, pressure and speed, is representing Malta at this year’s Venice Biennale.
Representing Italy at the 59th Venice Biennale is Gian Maria Tosatti (Rome, 1980) marking the first time ever that only one artist has been chosen to represent the host country.
Of the 213 artists, more than 90 percent were women or gender non-conforming and for the first time in the history of the biennale the two top honours given to artists went to black women.
Piero Tomassoni walks us through a selection of rare works by Julian Beck, founder of’ ‘The Living Theatre’. Before this show, the paintings had never been exhibited before. Created with Custorian, Artvisor introduces you to Julian Beck’s works on paper, produced from 1941 – 1954. Born in 1925, Beck attended Yale University before dropping out and moving to New York City to dedicate himself to painting. Beck exhibited at Peggy Guggenheim’s Art of This Century gallery in 1945, alongside some of the most prominent Abstract Expressionists such as Jackson Pollock, Robert Motherwell, and Willem de Kooning. That Beck’s style of painting was formed in this environment is...
A major exhibition of the Austrian artist Hermann Nitsch (b. 1938) will open on April 19th in Venice, during the 59th Biennale. The 20th Painting Action, carried out and installed in 1987 in the Vienna Secession, will be exhibited in Italy for the first time since its creation. It will be on view until July 20th, 2022 at Oficine 800, on the island of Giudecca. The 20th Painting Action embodies Nitsch’s impactful ideas and artistic practice. The whole cycle includes a large scale work measuring 5 x 20 m and several smaller splatter and poured paintings. Their dimension and technique...
Piero Tomassoni spoke to the Swiss magazine Prestige about the state of contemporary art in Italy today.