Big Electric Chair
Created in 1967, the Stockholm Big Electric Chair is part of a series of works by Andy Warhol depicting an electric chair. Death by electrocution was a controversial subject in New York City, where the artist lived and worked after the last two executions at Sing Sing Correctional Facility in 1963. Warhol obtained a photograph of the empty execution chamber, which became the basis for this series
ARTnews is an American visual-arts magazine, based in New York City. It covers art from ancient to contemporary times, it includes news dispatches from correspondents, investigative reports, reviews of exhibitions, profiles of artists and collectors. The magazine was founded by James Clarence Hyde in 1902 as Hydes Weekly Art News and was published eleven times a year. From vol. 3, no. 52 to vol. 21, no. 18, the magazine was published as American Art News. From February 1923 to the present, the magazine has been published as The Art News ARTnews; the magazine's art critics and correspondents include Arthur Danto, Linda Yablonsky, Barbara Pollock, Margarett Loke, Hilarie Sheets, Yale School of Art dean Robert Storr, Doug McClemont and Museum of Modern Art director Glenn D. Lowry. In April 2014, Milton and Judith Esterow, the magazine's owners since 1972, sold the publication to Skate Capital Corp. a private asset-management firm owned by Sergey Skaterschikov. It was revealed that Skate Capital was acting on behalf of the Polish company Abbey House, which renamed itself ARTNEWS SA.
Following this change in ownership the magazine merged with Art in America in June 2015, owned by Brant Publication's BMP Media Holdings, LLC. In October 2015 the monthly frequency of ARTnews was switched to quarterly. In 2016, Brant Publications took full control of BMP; the magazine, along with Art in America, The Magazine ANTIQUES, Modern Magazine have been owned by Art Media Holdings since June 2016 and are based in Soho, New York City. The magazine has won the George Polk Award, the National Magazine Award for General Excellence, the National Headliner Award and the National Arts Club Distinguished Citation for Merit; the ARTNews Top 200 list is released annually and contains the top individual art collectors from around the world based on interviews with collectors, dealers, auction houses, museums. Those on the list are surveyed, their responses are used to inform trends and provide data, such as a breakdown of where the most top art collectors live. Collectors on the list are profiled with a brief biography focused on the type of art that they collect and includes their city or cities of residence, a photo, their source of wealth and the years they have been on the Top 200 list, as many collectors are on it for multiple years.
The list released in September 2018 includes Leonard Lauder and Eli Broad and Warren Eisenberg and Peter Klein and Jeffrey Perelman, Tatsumi Sako and Howard Schultz. The full list is announced in online versions of the magazine. List of art magazines List of United States magazines Official website Artnews Top 200 Collectors
Silver Car Crash (Double Disaster)
Silver Car Crash is a 1963 serigraph by the American artist Andy Warhol. In November 2013 it sold for $105m at auction. Silver Car Crash depicts a body twisted in the mangled interior of a silver car, it was printed by Andy Warhol at the age of 35. It is the last serigraph of the artist, left in private hands; the serigraph is 8 by 13 feet in dimensions, it was displayed only once in public during the last 26 years. This painting was part of his Disaster series; the art masterpiece was held by a European collector for 20 years. In November 2013, five bidders fought for the serigraph in an auction of contemporary art works organized by Sotheby's, bringing the price to $105 million; the name of the winner was never disclosed to the public. The final price was above the expectations of the organizers, because the serigraph was estimated at $60–80 million; the price broke the previous record paid for a Warhol serigraph, $100 million paid for Eight Elvises. Eight Elvises List of most expensive paintings
Men in Her Life (painting)
Men in Her Life is a 1962 painting by Andy Warhol. It is a black and white painting inspired by the life of Elizabeth Taylor, a seven foot tall creation of the artist, it is a series of photos picturing the most important men in the life of Elizabeth Taylor, including her third husband Mike Todd and her future husband Eddie Fisher. The painting was sold for $63.4 million in 2010 by Phillips de Co.. The final sum was a surprise for the organizers, which evaluated the painting at 40 million dollars initially; the name of the winner was not disclosed to the public. List of most expensive paintings
TWA Flight 800
Trans World Airlines Flight 800 was a Boeing 747-100 that exploded and crashed into the Atlantic Ocean near East Moriches, New York, on July 17, 1996, at about 8:31 p.m. EDT, 12 minutes after takeoff from John F. Kennedy International Airport on a scheduled international passenger flight to Rome, with a stopover in Paris. All 230 people on board died in the third-deadliest aviation accident in U. S. history. Accident investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board traveled to the scene, arriving the following morning amid speculation that a terrorist attack was the cause of the crash; the Federal Bureau of Investigation and New York Police Department Joint Terrorism Task Force initiated a parallel criminal investigation. Sixteen months the JTTF announced that no evidence had been found of a criminal act and closed its active investigation; the four-year NTSB investigation concluded with the approval of the Aircraft Accident Report on August 23, 2000, ending the most extensive and costly air disaster investigation in U.
S. history. The report's conclusion was that the probable cause of the accident was explosion of flammable fuel vapors in the center fuel tank. Although it could not be determined with certainty, the ignition source was a short circuit. Problems with the aircraft's wiring were found, including evidence of arcing in the Fuel Quantity Indication System wiring that enters the tank; the FQIS on Flight 800 is known to have been malfunctioning. As a result of the investigation, new requirements were developed for aircraft to prevent future fuel tank explosions; the accident airplane, registration N93119, was manufactured by Boeing in July 1971. The aircraft had completed 16,869 flights with 93,303 hours of operation. On the day of the accident, the airplane departed from Ellinikon International Airport in Athens, Greece as TWA Flight 881 and arrived at John F. Kennedy International Airport about 4:38pm; the aircraft was refueled, there was a crew change. The ground-maintenance crew locked out the thrust reverser for engine #3 because of technical problems with the thrust reverser sensors during the landing of TWA 881 at JFK, prior to Flight 800's departure.
Additionally, severed cables for the engine #3 thrust reverser were replaced. During refueling of the aircraft, the volumetric shutoff control was believed to have been triggered before the tanks were full. To continue the pressure fueling, a TWA mechanic overrode the automatic VSO by pulling the volumetric fuse and an overflow circuit breaker. Maintenance records indicate that the airplane had numerous VSO-related maintenance writeups in the weeks before the accident. TWA 800 was scheduled to depart JFK for Paris around 7:00 p.m. but the flight was delayed until 8:02 p.m. by a disabled piece of ground equipment and a passenger/baggage mismatch. After the owner of the baggage in question was confirmed to be on board, the flight crew prepared for departure and the aircraft pushed back from Gate 27 at the TWA Flight Center. Taxi and takeoff proceeded uneventfully. TWA 800 received a series of heading changes and increasing altitude assignments as it climbed to its intended cruising altitude. Weather in the area was light winds with scattered clouds, there were dusk lighting conditions.
The last radio transmission from the airplane occurred at 8:30 p.m. when the flight crew received and acknowledged instructions from Boston Center to climb to 15,000 feet. The last recorded radar transponder return from the airplane was recorded by the Federal Aviation Administration radar site at Trevose, Pennsylvania at 8:31:12 p.m. Thirty-eight seconds the captain of an Eastwind Airlines Boeing 737 reported to Boston ARTCC that he "just saw an explosion out here", adding, "we just saw an explosion up ahead of us here... about 16,000 feet or something like that, it just went down into the water." Subsequently, many air traffic control facilities in the New York/Long Island area received reports of an explosion from other pilots operating in the area. Many witnesses in the vicinity of the crash stated that they saw or heard explosions, accompanied by a large fireball or fireballs over the ocean, observed debris, some of, burning while falling into the water. Various civilian and police vessels reached the crash site and searched for survivors within minutes of the initial water impact, but found none, making TWA 800 the second-deadliest aircraft accident in United States history at that time.
There were 230 people on board TWA 800 including 18 crew and 20 off-duty employees, most of whom were crew meant to cover the Paris-Rome leg of the flight. The 18 crew members and 152 passengers were Americans. Passengers who died included: Michel Breistroff, French hockey player Marcel Dadi, French guitarist David Hogan, American composer Jed Johnson, Andy Warhol's partner of twelve years, interior designer, director of the 1977 movie Andy Warhol's Bad Pam Lychner, American crime victims' rights advocate
Triple Elvis is a 1963 painting of Elvis Presley by the American artist Andy Warhol. The photographic image of Elvis used by Warhol as a basis for this work, taken from a publicity still from the movie Flaming Star, has become iconic and synonymous with the singer. Triple Elvis was sold for $81.9m at a Christie's auction in New York in November 2014. Other paintings of the same subject by Warhol show Elvis repeated a number of times, such as in the silkscreen painting Double Elvis, which reproduces the second image as a shadow, owned by MOMA. A further version of the painting, Double Elvis, was auctioned on May 2018, for US$37 million. Another larger version, Eight Elvises is a 1963 silkscreen, was sold in 2008 by Annibale Berlingieri for $100 million to a private buyer; the current owner and location of the painting, which has not been seen publicly since the 1960s, are unknown. Other prominent artists have been inspired by Warhol's paintings of Elvis, such as British YBA artist, Gavin Turk, who appropriated the image and stance of Elvis in the Warhol series to produce his own versions of the work.
Examples of Turk's silkscreen works on canvas are Yellow Diamond Elvis, 2005, Pink Diamond Elvis, 2005. List of most expensive paintings
Cars is a series of artworks by the American artist Andy Warhol, commissioned by Mercedes-Benz in 1986. A German art dealer, Hans Meyer, commissioned the first painting, of a 300SL coupe, to celebrate the 1986 centenary of the invention of the motor car; when Mercedes-Benz saw the result, it commissioned the entire series, to track the evolution of its designs from the Benz Patent-Motorwagen 1885, Daimler Motor Carriage, Mercedes 35 hp, to the Mercedes-Benz W125, the Mercedes-Benz C111. Now part of Mercedes-Benz's corporate art collection, Cars was unfinished at the time of Warhol's death in 1987. Warhol completed 13 drawings of eight Mercedes models before his death. Warhol had planned to cover 20 models in 80 pieces; the series was based on photographs of cars, were the first non-American designed objects that Warhol had portrayed in his work. Cars has been exhibited just twice in its entirety in public: in Tübingen in 1988, at the Albertina, Vienna from 22 January–16 May 2010. Half of the series was shown in Milton Keynes in September 2001.
Cars was Warhol's second automotive art project. In 1979 Warhol was commissioned by BMW to paint a Group 4 race version of the elite supercar BMW M1 for the fourth installment in the BMW Art Car Project. Unlike the three artists before him, Warhol declined the use of a small scale practice model, instead opting to paint directly onto the full scale automobile, it was indicated. Warhol's work for Mercedes-Benz and his similar commissions for Perrier have been criticized as "undistinguished glitz", with critics lamenting Warhol's "passionate avarice", accusing him of crossing the line into advertisements for their subjects