Casting Call: Andy Warhol

The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and the father-son duo, Rene and Rio Yañez from SOMArts invite you to audition to be Andy Warhol. This project will be in conjunction with the opening of the exhibition, Warhol Live at the de Young Museum and Cultural Encounters:  Friday Nights at the de Young.

We are searching for models, actors and performers who would like to become Andy Warhol for a number of public appearances. Auditions will be held on Saturday, January 31st, 2009 from noon to 5pm in the Piazzoni Murals Room at the de Young Museum, 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, Golden Gate Park in San Francisco.

We are casting multiple Warhols, each having a special role that may include engaging the public, delivering lines, posing for photography, and demonstrating silk-screening. 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 presents the first comprehensive exploration of Warhol’s work as seen through the lens of music. This exhibition brings together a wide variety of works depicting pop music royalty. The exhibition opens February 14 and runs through May 17. There will be a variety of events and public programming that will supplement this exhibition.

To schedule an audition, please contact the public programs office at 415.750.7694 or e-mail

Andy Warhol, Self-Portrait, 1986, acrylic and silkscreen ink on linen. The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh. Founding Collection, Contribution The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. ©The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.


1 thought on “Casting Call: Andy Warhol”

  1. Hello Rio:
    We met you, Rene, Jos (The Great Tortilla Conspiracy) at The Red Door Gallery in Oakland which I am part of. I spoke with Rene and about another project that I am involved in which the Blog Art is Moving. We are going to be there on Friday to interview you all at De Young. We are looking forward to it. You can check out our interviews on our Blog we just posted one with Gary Paul Prince an artist from our political art show.
    See you Friday.

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