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Slavs of New York: Andy Warhol’s Nowhere

Photographs by Anton Perich, Sebastian Piras and Gretchen Berg

The Kinofest NYC Film Festival in cooperation with the Millennium Gallery present an exhibit of photographs titled Slavs of New York: Andy Warhol’s Nowhere curated by Cynthia von Buhler. The exhibit features photographs of Andy Warhol taken by artists Anton Perich, Sebastian Piras and Gretchen Berg, some of which include Warhol’s celeb “superstars” such as Taylor Mead, Candy Darling, Genevieve Waite, and Sylvester Stallone. Also on display will be photos of other notable figures of Ukrainian descent by Kyle Cassidy, in addition to works by other photographers.

The Slavs of New York exhibit and opening reception are presented as part of the Kinofest NYC Film Festival. Kicking off the festival week in conjunction with the exhibit opening, Kinofest NYC is screening I AM FROM NOWHERE, a film by Georg Misch about the Warhol family home town, at 8 p.m. in the adjacent theater.

When asked where he was from, Warhol usually replied that he “was from nowhere.” While he may have considered this true in his mind and heart, in fact his family came from Mikova, Slovakia.

Anton Perich, born in Croatia, was a contributing photographer for Andy Warhol’s INTERVIEW Magazine in the early 1970’s. A selection of his photographs are now in the collection of the Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, the Warhol Foundation, and the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation in New York.

Gretchen Berg, a New York City photographer and journalist, interviewed Warhol in 1966. The interview and photographs were published under the title of “Andy Warhol, My True Story.” Berg’s photographs, original recordings, a vintage photocopy of the typescripts from this interview were acquired by The Andy Warhol Museum in 2007.

Sebastian Piras’ work focuses primarily on photographic portraits of artists. He has photographed Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Rauschenberg, and other artists. He directed and filmed the documentary Taylor Mead Unleashed, which also featured Allen Ginsberg and Quentin Crisp. Also on display will be photos of notable Ukrainians by Kyle Cassidy (musician Vitalij Kuprij and former senator Walter Dudycz), Mikolaj Kirscke (actress Olga Kurylenko), Glenn Francis (actress Mila Kunis), Georges Baird (actress Milla Jovovich), Valeriy Davidenko (soccer player Andriy Shevchenko), Rhinowing (Gogol Bordello singer Eugene Hutz), David Shankbone (children’s book author/illustrator James Warhola and actress Vera Famiga), and NASA (astronaut Heidemarie Stefanyshyn-Piper).

Cynthia von Buhler is an internationally exhibiting visual artist, illustrator, children’s book author, and performer living in New York City. In 2007, on the twenty-year anniversary of Warhol’s death, von Buhler (www.CynthiaVonBuhler.com) curated the exhibit entitled Andy Warhol; In His Wake, and created a work for it titled “The Great Warhola,” an interactive fortune-telling machine.

About Kinofest NYC Film Festival

Founded in 2009, Kinofest NYC (www.kinofestNYC.com) is a festival committed to celebrating the art of independent cinema. Kinofest NYC seeks to educate and entertain its participants and to provide opportunities for its public to watch independent film from Ukraine and other post-Soviet countries. The festival also serves as a forum to introduce new filmmakers from these countries to American audiences and industry professionals.

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