Event InformationWhen: Tuesday, November 13, 2018 | 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM EST
Where: Sotheby's Institute of Art- New York, 570 Lexington Avenue, 6th Floor, New York, NY 10022
Part of Andy Warhol’s reputation rests on having turned his disordered life into a kind of performance, and yet some of the most important scholarship on the artist involves documenting his activity with rigorous accuracy. To celebrate the opening of a major new Warhol retrospective at the Whitney Museum of American Art, we ask what is most compelling today: Warhol’s chaotic life-as-art, or his individual works, or something else entirely? To answer these questions we are joined by three figures who see his life from different perspectives. Vincent Fremont was formerly the Vice President of Andy Warhol Enterprises and the executive manager of the artist’s studio. Following Warhol’s death in 1987, he was instrumental in forming the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Sally King-Nero has been the Executive Editor of the artist’s catalog raisonné and Curator of Drawings and Photographs at the Andy Warhol Foundation for over 25 years. They are joined by artist and Sotheby’s Institute of Art professor Stephan Pascher. The discussion will be hosted by Morgan Falconer, Acting Director of the MA in Contemporary Art program at Sotheby’s Institute of Art-New York.
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Vincent Fremont began working for Andy Warhol in the summer of 1969, and for nearly twenty years he worked for the Factory in various capacities, as the Vice-President of Andy Warhol Enterprises and the Executive Manager of the Andy Warhol studio. In the 1970s and 1980s, Fremont produced and developed video, television, and film projects, including Vivian’s Girls, Phoney, Fight, Fashion, Andy Warhol’s TV, and Andy Warhol’s Fifteen Minutes. Vincent was one of the Founding Directors of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. and was closely involved in establishing the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, guiding the selection of the founding collection. From 1991 to 2012 he was the Foundation’s exclusive sales agent for Andy Warhol’s paintings, drawings, and sculpture and was involved in organizing many exhibitions with galleries and museums of Warhol’s artwork both in the U.S. and Europe. Vincent and his wife, Shelly Dunn Fremont, co-directed and co-produced an award-winning documentary entitled PIE IN THE SKY: THE BRIGID BERLIN STORY, which chronicles the life of Warhol Superstar Brigid Berlin. Currently Fremont is working on a variety of projects in the art and entertainment fields. Image by Katherine McMahon.
Sally King-Nero, Curator of Drawings and Photography and Executive Editor, Catalogue Raisonné, the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts
Sally King-Nero began working for the Andy Warhol Foundation in 1991 creating an inventory of Warhol’s drawings and became Curator of Drawings and Photographs in 1992. Prior to moving to New York, she was Director of Exhibitions at The Maryland Institute, College of Art, Baltimore, Maryland. Sally holds an MFA from The Mount Royal School of Painting, Maryland Institute, College of Art, a BA in Creative Arts, Goucher College, Baltimore, Maryland and an International Baccalaureate Degree, Plastic Arts, The International School, Geneva, Switzerland.
Stephan Pascher, Faculty, MA in Contemporary Art, Sotheby’s Institute of Art-New York
Stephan Pascher is an artist, writer, and educator. His work has been exhibited and collected in the US and abroad, most recently at Henry Taylor's in Los Angeles, Artists Space (NY), Kunstmuseum Basel, culturgest (Lisbon), Orchard (NY) and CIFO (Miami). His writings appear in Afterall, Merge, Springerin, Metropolis, The Museum as Arena (König), Institutional Critique (MIT), October Files, et al. He has lectured and appeared on panels including the Santa Monica Museum of Art, ARCO (Madrid), the Drawing Center, and Bard College, and has taught at Cooper Union, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, the University of Chicago, Columbia University, and Malmö Art Academy, and currently teaches at Sotheby’s Institute of Art in New York. Pascher is on the Board of Directors of the Michael Asher Foundation. He lives and works in New York and Marfa, Texas.
Morgan Falconer, Acting Program Director, MA in Contemporary Art, Sotheby’s Institute of Art- New York
Morgan Falconer is a critic and art historian, and currently the Acting Program Director of the MA in Contemporary Art program at Sotheby’s Institute of Art in New York. He has written about contemporary art for publications including The Times (London), The Economist, Frieze, The Village Voice, and Art in America. His recent publication includes Painting Beyond Pollock (Phaidon, 2015). Dr. Falconer holds a PhD, University College London and an MA, Courtauld Institute of Art; BA, University of Leeds.