Neuehouse Hollywood expands list of Warholian nightlife
The Andy Warhol: Photo Factory show was extended due to popular demand until July 30, with more than oneafter hours events related to the exhibition and external promotions, such as In sheep’s clothing (Wednesday-Saturday from June 23 to August 21). The Arts District Gathering has closed due to the pandemic, but they’re back, now in Hollywood with an ‘in-depth listen’ to the venue’s indoor and outdoor spaces with a curated classic album playlist and contextual elements listening session focusing on audiophile equipment and ambience. More information here.
NeueHouse Hollywood is creating the perfect post-COVID party environment in conjunction with the new Fotografiska exposure, Andy Warhol: Factory of photos. Showcasing never-before-seen photographs of the King of Pop Art himself, it’s a must-have for fans of Andy’s work, but it’s getting more than that now that LA has opened up. The artist’s rare and candid photos of celebrities and creators provide an inspiring backdrop, and the workspace and arts venue take full advantage with events on her spacious ground floor, living room and its upstairs seats, and its exterior roof overlooking the city.
The show, which opened a few weeks ago, is scheduled for a limited time of 40 days, during which there will be DJs, live music and more. “Sunset Sounds”, a new concert program, just had Moby on the roof at the “golden hour” offering a performance and screening to celebrate his new film MOBY DOC, and accompanying the new album Reprise. The series continues through July and August with artists Maddie Jay and Gabrielle Current presented by Bandsintown.
There is also “Photo Factory After Hours”, a series of immersive events with music and art, as well as dancing, discussions and screenings. The events aren’t so much about recreating Warhol’s factory as they are about evoking his spirit. Of course, the original factory was a silver-covered hedonistic wonderland that moved through various warehouses and studios in New York City from 1962 to 1984, bringing together artists, musicians, celebrities and set designers in an environment where anything could happen. NeueHouse is hoping to channel the same kind of energy and now that the virus count is down and people are looking for cool stuff to do, that should do the trick.
With over 120 images (20 never seen before), the exhibition cements Warhol’s legacy, which explores the relationship between fame, sexuality, marketing, entertainment, fashion and how each can be transmitted through various mediums. creative and modes of expression. His photography, especially his Polaroid work, is an important part of his work, offering a personal glimpse into the icon’s overall artistic vision.
“I began collecting these photographs after discovering the seminal influence of the camera in Warhol’s work,” says curator James R. Hedges. “This exhibition offers a scintillating introspection, especially as I see these lesser-known assembled photos as an extension of Warhol’s raw self, which the public barely saw. Virtually all paintings, prints, and most works on paper began life as a photographic study. The point is, Warhol has used a camera as part of his daily social interactions over the course of four decades, it has been an integral part of his interactions and his artistic creation process.
While some events (like the Moby party) are only open to NeueHouse members and those who sign up for their new Cultural and social membership “Salon”, the exhibition itself is open to the public, as is the Broken Spanish /Bar Sala ephemeral cocktail bar, which took over the upper level of the building on Friday and Saturday evenings until the end of July. The speakeasy bar offers tastings of mezcal and tequila, homemade agua fresca, Mexican craft beers, and small bites. Thursday night After Hours events are also open to everyone. Next to mark on your calendar is July 8, when the LA PLUS duo will perform and DJs Josh Madden and The Midwest Boyz provide before and after sets. Info after opening hours here. Exhibition information here.