Calling All Warhols!


San Francisco has been in a Warhol frenzy of late, enjoying an ArtPoint panel discussion of his work, an exhibition at the Contemporary Jewish Museum (running through Feb. 3), and now a chance for budding artists and theatrical types to give their best Warhol impersonation. Yes, you read that right: The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and father-son duo, Rene and Rio Yañez from SOMArt, are looking for Warhol fanatics or wannabes to assume the role of the iconic artist himself in a handful of public appearances. Auditions will be held this Saturday, Jan. 31 in the Piazzoni Murals Room at the de Young Museum (50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr., in Golden Gate Park).

As issued by the museum:

“We are casting multiple Warhols, each having a special role that may include engaging the public, delivering lines, posing for photography, and assisting with silk-screen demonstrations. Performers will be paid for their involvement. Please arrive in your completed costume: wig, makeup and attitude. Don’t forget to bring your resume and 4×6 or 8×10 photograph of yourself. We will photograph you in your costume."

Warhol Live is the first comprehensive exploration of Warhol’s work as seen through the lens of music. This exhibition, which brings together a wide variety of works depicting pop music royalty, will run from Feb. 14 through May 17. There will be a variety of events and public programs related to the exhibit in the months following its opening.

Those interested in scheduling an audition should contact the public programs office at 415-750-7694 or e-mail 

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