The 12 room Audart Gallery was
transformed, in preparation for "Ten Years After: The Warhol Factory",
for curation of the exhibition by Dr. Debra Miller, and to provide a
salon atmosphere for the crowds that were expected on Opening Night.
Seven gallery rooms were
repainted, one for each of the "Artists of the Warhol Circle" and their
work. The central corridor was painted and installed with overhead
fabric panels by artist, John Toth, to exhibit drag queen photographs
Name and Laura Rubin. The largest room in the gallery was painted pink,
at the curator's request, to be filled with artworks by Ultra Violet.
of the main galleries were installed with new lighting. Two of the
rooms, in addition to the central corridor, were canopied with white
tricot panels. The walls in the largest salon room were covered with
The bar was moved and redesigned. The preparation time was four months.
During this period, Audart also began publishing, on the internet, images of the art that would be on view in the exhibition. Though most of the "Artists of the Warhol Circle" have their own websites today, it was Audart, in collaboration with the creative team at Surge Graphics in New York, who first introduced their work on the worldwide web, in the Winter of 1997.
Ten thousand invitations
were mailed using Audart's mailing list, as well as the mailing lists
from each of the participating artists. The Directors of Audart closed
the gallery for five days, following the opening, to restore the space
to its original condition, before opening the exhibition to the public.