Andy Warhol claimed to be all about modernity, so it’s only fair his namesake landmark in Pittsburg gets a dose of some youth serum this week.Starting Monday, artist Conrad Ventur, 29, invaded the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, becoming yet another young artist to erect an installation piece inside its hallowed halls.Called Fragments of Fame, the exhibit uses disco balls, old footage of Marlene Dietrich, and archived Warhol screen tests from the late ’60s and early ’70s to explore American’s obsession with visual celebrity.(Basically, that’s a fancy way of saying if you go to the Warhol Museum this week or next, you can see big-screen projections of Edie Sedgwick, Bob Dylan, and other personalities in your vintage shopping dreams).A little back story:Ventur’s a Connecticut native whose stints as a fashion photographer in Manhattan and an installation artist in London landed him back in America early this year. The founder of USELESS Magazine, he has worked with everyone from Lou Doillon and The MisShapes to Amy Sedaris and David Cross.See the exhibit at the Warhol Museum
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Oh, and Diane Von Furstenberg likes Warhol, too!
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