Stars Superstars Deathstars:
The Art of Fame in Ray Johnson & Andy Warhol
Monday, April 8, 6:30 PM
133 W 21st Street, room 101C
Ray Johnson and Andy Warhol were friends with much in common: both were pioneers of Pop and connoisseurs of fame, with a special taste for fame’s dark side. This talk by Ellen Levy, professor at Pratt Institute, traces the initially convergent, finally divergent paths of the two artists as they negotiate the worlds of stardom and Superstardom, in art and in life. Ellen Levy writes on the relations among the arts, especially poetry and visual art, most especially in mid-century New York. She is currently working on a book about the career of artist Ray Johnson. Presented by BFA Visual & Critical Studies, the event will conclude with a brief Q&A.