The Rolling Stones ‘Sticky Fingers’ album cover design in 1971 by Warhol was not, as believed, Mick Jagger’s crotch. But you can see Mick in Warhol and the Diva at The Lowry, Sat 25 June – Sun 25 September.
1963 saw Warhol create his Liz series using a still from Butterfield 8, the film Elizabeth Taylor won her first Oscar for. You can see Liz in Warhol and the Diva at The Lowry, Sat 25 June – Sun 25 September.
Look out for more daily updates of Warhol trivia as we build up to the exhibition opening this Saturday #WarholandtheDiva.
Interview with Kate Farrell, Curator of Special Exhibitions at The Lowry:
How did the idea for this exhibition come about?
The exhibition came about initially by researching into the history of the diva in performance, and quite quickly it became apparent that Warhol’s portraits of performance figures could translate into an exhibition solely about Warhol’s divas – their ‘real’ and ‘performance’ personas or identity. As I researched potential material, I also came across a series of photographs of Warhol taken by his good friend Christopher Makos, where the artist had been glamourised into an exaggerated version of himself, wearing heavy make-up and a series of wigs. The title Warhol and the Diva then became even more relevant: describing the divas depicted within his work, and Warhol’s own inner diva.
Read the full interview at AnOtherMag.com.