ART: ANDY WARHOL – A Different Idea of LOVE

EXTENDED: Please see recent UPDATE at bottom of page.

Vancouver, March 1 – 30th.

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A Warhol public ‘pop-up’ exhibition was held for the first time in Vancouver at a Yaletown warehouse and presented by MAISON AI, and Revolver Gallery Beverly Hills, in association with Christie’s, and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. It was a compilation of never (or rarely) before seen works from the private collection of Ron Rivlin, a Los Angeles businessman.  Many of them were for sale.  It was fascinating and it was free.warhol9
Can’t believe I Almost missed it! 
If it was not for a very good friend of mine (one who knows how much I love Warhol) who attended an opening reception and told me all about it,  I might not have known because I was out of town and then engrossed in other matters until the very last day. But better late than never.  I would have been upset to have missed such a captivating exhibit.  warhol1 Warhol2warhol12

I’ve always been fascinated with all things Warhol.  I made a pilgrimage to “the factory” on one of my many visits to New York in the early 80’s to try to locate him.  I had imagined we might hang out, maybe take polaroids of each other and talk movie star gossip.  How fitting since he made a silkscreen portrait of Ingrid Bergman (as a nun from the movie The Bells of St. Mary’s) and I worked for her daughter (Isabella Rossellini) for a little while.  On that same trip I met Liza Minnelli (the daughter of Judy Garland and another Warhol subject) at Elaine’s restaurant.  He loved glamour and I know he had a thing for shoes so we already had at least three things in common. Plus I had a subscription to Interview magazine and loved the photographs. Well Warhol wasn’t there but other people were so I got to hang out a bit and get a tiny glimpse into his world.  At least just enough to satisfy my curiosity.  He was pretty out there.warhol3

Mick Jagger

Mick Jagger

Jane Fonda

Jane Fonda

At the exhibit, Chris Dohm, the owner of Maison AI, apologized for the lighting which made it a bit difficult to take photos because of the glare. Even so, I was satisfied to get some pretty good shots for the blog nonetheless.  I left feeling good and happy that here in Vancouver we were lucky to get this one of a kind presentation from such a gifted artist. warhol15

Truman Capote

Truman Capote

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And if you missed it, what a shame!  This city should offer more presentations of this calibre.

*UPDATE: due to the overwhelming interest, the WARHOL – A
Different Idea of Love selling exhibition will continue through to the 28th of April.
Hours are as follows:
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC APRIL 1st TO APRIL 28th, 2015
Friday afternoons 4pm to 8pm*
Saturdays & Sundays 1pm to 5pm*

COLLECTORS’ PRIVATE VIEWINGS BY APPOINTMENT:
Tuesday to Friday, 11am to 4pm*
Please contact: warhol@maisonai.com
Serious inquiries only

Closed Mondays and Public Holidays, including Good Friday.*possible early closings for private event.

BUYING WARHOLChristie’s Amelia Manderscheid (Head of eCommerce Channel, Post-War & Contemporary Art) will be at the AI PROJECTS space this Saturday, April 4th from 2pm to 5pm, to answer questions about buying Warhol and contemporary art.

Great, you get another chance.  Don’t miss it!

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