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Rob Pruitt's Andy Monument: The One We Deserve?

Finish feels too platinum elegiac pure not trashy tin foil speed freak glitz of Factory

(my Tweet!/slkaplan about an hour ago)

Thursday, March 31, 2011. 2:42 pm. I always preferred early Warhol - Soup Cans, Most Wanted, Elvis, Marilyn, Electric Chair, Exploding Plastic Inevitable, Nico and Edie and the Velvets and Ultra Violet, Gerard and Brigid Polk, Empire, Blow Job, Lonesome Cowboys, Superstars, Ondine, Billy Name, all night amphetamine 47th Street Factory Warhol - to later, more domesticated incarnations.

There was certainly a great Union Square, Max's Kansas City, Interview Magazine stretch through the 70s, even while the celebrity silkscreens were being turned out en masse. But Pruitt's version is just a bit too staid. It conforms, is a sign of the times. Union Square is now a yuppie paradise, not the wild, dope ridden enclave it was back in the 70s. Is this the Andy it now deserves, an Andy for 2011?

Judy Rifka/ Nostos/ New Collages and Paintings

5-49 49th Avenue, Long Island City, NYC 11101
7 train to Vernon/Jackson (1st stop in Queens - 5 minutes from Grand Central!)

Judy Rifka / Nostos / New Collages and Paintings
September 13 - October 20, 2007
Opening Reception - Saturday September 15, 5-7pm

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