August 2, 2020: Lizzie Homersham has covered the demonstrations at the Tate Modern in Artforum which is currently hosting an Andy Warhol exhibition in partnership with the Bank of America.
Accompanied by a photograph of a banner which reads "Tate Eats Diverse Art Spits Out Diverse Staff," Homersham writes:
"SHAME ON TATE.” This chant reverberated at a protest organized by dozens of staffers with PCS Tate United and PCS Culture Group on Monday, ensuring that no visitor to London’s Tate Modern—newly reopened after four months due to the pandemic—could think it accepted or normal for the institution to threaten 334 employees of its commercial arm, Tate Enterprises, with redundancy...
Tate’s own sign—a big “THANK YOU KEY WORKERS” message added to the museum’s lightbox in May—was still highly visible, facing out to the River Thames, but I saw nothing outside about additional cautionary measures to curtail the spread of Covid-19 (Tate outsources its cleaning and security staff to partner companies who do not recognize the union, and who afford only statutory sick pay).
“If they’re not safe, it can’t be safe to open,” said a twenty-two-year-old woman queueing with a Tate member at 9:30 AM to enter the Andy Warhol retrospective. “We feel betrayed,” one of the demonstrators told me, pointing out that “those of us taking the brunt of the cuts are the most diverse, the working class, women, people from Black and minority ethnic backgrounds.”
The article notes that the "London-based Tate Commerce workers are now being legally balloted for strike action, with this ballot closing on August 3. A consultative ballot carried out by PCS two weeks ago saw 99 percent of union members respond, of whom 93 percent voted to take action."
The full article can be read on Artforum.
Front cover of Shooting Midnight Cowboy by Glenn Frankel
August 1, 2020: Glenn Frankel's book, Shooting Midnight Cowboy: Art, Sex, Loneliness, Liberation and the Making of a Dark Classic, will be published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in March 2021.
Although Andy Warhol wasn't directly involved with the making of the film, members of the Factory appeared in the party scene. Sarah Miles, who later appeared in in Heat (directed by Paul Morrissey for Andy Warhol), was also in Midnight Cowboy.
手机科学的上网方法免费 was mentioned in 科学上外网 app (ed. Pat Hacket) on Tuesday, March 13, 1984:
Andy Warhol (科学上外网 app, March 13, 1984):
Matt Dillon and Vic Ramos were coming to lunch... Matt was wearing pink shoes that he said he got on St. Mark's Place. And he was talking about Midnight Cowboy and imitating the fag in it, putting on sort of an affected accent, like British or a little like Fred when he's Mrs. Vreeland. And Matt has the ear to be a very good actor. Vic Ramos was the casting person for Midnight Cowboy who put Paul and Jed and Ultra and everybody in the party scene. I wasn't in it because I was in the hospital, it was in the summer of '68 right after I got shot.
Although Warhol wasn't in Midnight Cowboy, he did make a movie about a hustler a few years before Midnight Cowboy: My Hustler.
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