Press Release The Andy Warhol Museum Announces Cultural Partnership with UR1 Festival in Miami, FL During Art Basel 2012

Cover of 13 most beautiful featuring stills from several of Andy Warhol's black and white screen tests.

For immediate release

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Director Eric Shiner states, “The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh is delighted to participate in the UR1 Music & Art Festival (“UR1 Festival) as a cultural partner. Warhol was a pioneer in mixing media and, as the guardian of Warhol’s legacy, The Warhol Museum strives to keep Andy Warhol at the center of the intersection between visual art, music, and performance. UR1 Festival features artists who were directly a part of Warhol’s work (Lou Reed) and contemporary artists (Jane’s Addiction and Kanye West) who creatively mix art, commerce and popular culture. The Warhol’s 13 Most Beautiful project will be present at the UR1 Festival as a clear demonstration that Warhol’s films continue to fascinate and inspire cutting edge artists around the world. We are grateful to UR1 Festival and KIWI Arts Group for this opportunity.”

13 Most Beautiful…Songs for Andy Warhol’s Screen Tests features a selection of Warhol’s four-minute silent film portraits with newly commissioned soundtracks by Dean Wareham and Britta Phillips, performing as Dean and Britta. The project was jointly commissioned by The Warhol Museum and The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust for the 2008 Pittsburgh International Festival of Firsts and was developed by Ben Harrison, Curator of Performing Arts, with Geralyn Huxley, Curator of Film and Video, and Greg Pierce, Assistant Curator of Film and Video of The Warhol. Taking the form of a multi-media concert, the project began touring in January ’09 at Lincoln Center in New York and has since toured throughout the country and internationally to almost fifty venues and continues to accept offers into 2014. The project also resulted in the first official release of early Warhol films on DVD, which was produced in collaboration with Plexifilm and launched in April ’09.

UR1 Festival is a world-class signature event blending artists around the globe through multiple genres of music, art and live performances. This new festival aims to unite people through art and sound – the world as one.


UR1 Festival takes place at Noguchi’s Bayfront Park in Miami, FL on December 8 and 9, 2012, during the week of Art Basel Miami Beach. Redesigned in the early 1980s by Isamu Noguchi, Bayfront Park is a 32-acre site located in the epicenter of downtown Miami on Biscayne Bay. It is bordered on the north by Bayside Marketplace and “Museum Park” featuring the new Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) and The Miami Science Museum, both scheduled to open in 2013.

Warhol Museum Art Lovers 2-Day Pass: Before 2pm

This special priced entry ticket, dedicated to the culture shifters and the international art community in Miami during Art Basel Week, is now available.

The “Warhol Museum Art Lovers 2-Day Pass” released at $99 will grant entry before 2pm, allowing art fans a chance to check out over 40 local and international art installations and exhibits before the music kicks into high gear. Once inside, guests can enjoy the music and positive vibes until festival closing.

If this ticket is presented AFTER 2pm additional fees will apply at the door.

For more information or to purchase tickets to the UR1 Festival, please visit

The Andy Warhol Museum is a vital forum in which diverse audiences of artists, scholars, and the general public are galvanized through creative interaction with the art and life of Andy Warhol. The Warhol is ever-changing, constantly redefining itself in relationship to contemporary life using its unique collections and dynamic interactive programming as tools.

The Warhol receives state arts funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency; and The Heinz Endowments. Further support is provided by the Allegheny Regional Asset District.

The Andy Warhol Museum

Located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the place of Andy Warhol’s birth, The Andy Warhol Museum holds the largest collection of Warhol’s artworks and archival materials and is one of the most comprehensive single-artist museums in the world. The Warhol is one of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh.

Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh

Established in 1895 by Andrew Carnegie, Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh is a collection of four distinctive museums: Carnegie Museum of Art, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Carnegie Science Center, and The Andy Warhol Museum. The museums reach more than 1.4 million people a year through exhibitions, educational programs, outreach activities, and special events.