Ultra Violet: The Studio Recreated – opens tonight

Phot credit: Lizzy Sullivan

Phot credit: Lizzy Sullivan

Attention residents of New York and lovers of all things beautiful….


Installation Featuring the Contents Iconic Artist and Warhol Superstar’s Chelsea Studio Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the Factory

Fame is somewhat legitimate. People want to be God. People want to be remembered.
People want to live in eternity—Ultra Violet

Dillon Gallery (555 West 25th Street, NYC) is pleased to present Ultra Violet: The Studio Recreated, April 24 – June 3, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Factory, in which Ultra Violet was a storied participant. For the show, Dillon is transporting the contents of Ultra’s Chelsea studio and installing them, in their exact order, in the gallery. The exhibition offers a unique glimpse into the inner world of an artist who has been creating work for five decades, while also being a muse to Andy Warhol, Salvador Dali, John Chamberlain and Ed Ruscha, to name a few. Dillon Gallery is open Tuesday-Saturday, 10am–6pm. An opening reception will be held April 24, 6-8pm.

Ultra Violet: The Studio Recreated will feature over 40 works, spanning a temporally and stylistically wide range: paintings, prints, sculptures, neon, found objects and photographs of her beside some of the greatest artists of the 20th century. Some of the most revealing elements are the books, records, tape recordings and films that adorn the studio. From her early film Last Supper, presented at the Kitchen in 1972, to her recent vanities and Self Portraits (2004), the work included is a rich reminder of Ultra Violet’s singular place in art history.

This will also be the first time that the public has the opportunity to hear some of the songs that Ultra Violet recorded during her time at The Factory. Digitized from 67 reel-to-reel tapes these historic recordings range from original tunes written by Ultra Violet and Richard Currier to popular and lesser known show tunes of Al Dubin and Harry Warren.

Ultra Violet - press release

Ultra Violet – press release


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