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An Epic Evening

| May 7, 2013 | Parties

The Party
The Museum of Contemporary Art La Jolla presented the West Coast premiere of the Andy Warhol film San Diego Surf.

The Scene
The sold-out event included VIPS like Eric Shiner, the director of the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh; Geralyn Huxley; artist/shaper Tim Bessell; John Van Hamersveld; and Nicholas Pratt, the son of Lee Pratt, who took the archival footage of the 1968 film shot in La Jolla.

The Highlight
MCASD displayed Warhol-inspired surfboards custom-made by Bessell. The La Jolla artist teamed up with the Andy Warhol Foundation to make the boards, which had also been flown to the East Coast screening at MOMA in NYC. “Andy Warhol has been an influential part of my life since I was 10 years old, and I have been shaping surfboards since I was 13,” says Bessell. “It was only a matter of time before the two worlds would collide!” Warhol produced more than 4,000 reels of film between 1963 and 1971, but it wasn’t until the early 1980s that the foundation began to preserve them. Photos by Tim Hardy/


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