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Warhol, Club Culture, and the Black Celebrity Image

Sep 25, 2022 - Sep 25, 2022 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
The Andy Warhol Museum
117 Sandusky Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15212

In conjunction with the exhibition Andy Warhol’s Social Network: ‘Interview,’ Television and Portraits, join The Warhol for a panel conversation moderated by author, music historian and DJ Adrian Loving, featuring legendary New York artist and filmmaker Fab 5 Freddy and Rory Trifon, president of The Estate of Richard Bernstein. In this conversation the panel discusses Warhol's participation in club culture beginning in the late 1970s and his representation of Black celebrities ranging from Grace Jones and Aretha Franklin to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Jean-Michel Basquiat. The panel unpacks Warhol's social ties, his engagement with Black music culture and interest in exclusive entertainment circles throughout the 1980s.

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