Andy Warhol. A boy for Meg (1962) in publications, exhibitions

Meet the other lady behind the painting. Her name is Emily. Plus a list of exhibitions and selected publications regarding A boy for Meg.

R.J. Preece (ADP)
Art Design Publicity at ADC | Tremaine Collection / Miller Co. art & design
15 March 2019 | Updated 20 October 2021
Andy Warhol
A boy for Meg, (1962)
Oil on canvas
72 x 52 in. (182.9 x 132.8 cm)
Acquired 1962 from the artist


KNOWN PROVENANCE
Tremaine Collection, c. 1962-1971
National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1971-present

Andy Warhol’s A boy for Meg, (1962), is in the collection of the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC since 1971. (Click the link to see a photo of the artwork.) [From 1962-71, the artwork’s official location mentioned in publications and lender location information was "Meriden, CT."]




MEET THE OTHER LADY BEHIND WARHOL’S "A BOY FOR MEG"
Emily Hall Tremaine bought this artwork out of Warhol’s studio in 1962. Little-known is that she was a titled social-celebrity herself often in the media in the 1930s, but then dropped out. Did Emily see herself in the painting?

by Robert Preece

Emily & Three Flags | A Boy for Meg | Marilyn Diptych | Victory Boogie Woogie

Emily & Sensation | Hirst’s £50m diamond skull | Emin’s My Bed


Cropped view of page in pre-Warhol Emily Hall Tremaine’s 1930s scrapbook showing multiple media coverage on her and her work at Aperitif magazine. In August 1935, Emily (von Romberg, previously) was threatened with a defamation claim; in response she staged—or agreed to— a photo-op, in which she scratched out the complaintant’s name and photo of remaining magazine copies. This was then reported by multiple media outlets. (Note the white slips; she appears to have hired a clipping agency to gather her press coverage.) Buried under thick historical dust, Emily’s 1930s titled social-celebrity, and later notoriety, may have not been curatorially known, or communicated and put forth, previously.


The extensive media coverage on Emily Hall Tremaine (1908-87) from 1928-41, included her first being a titled social-celebrity in southern California during a time when print media focused on minor royals and polo in the sports / society pages. This is exceedingly far more than today for the former, and is polo even mentioned in the sports section anymore? From 1928-38, Emily was married to Baron Max von Romberg, a noted German-American polo player / photographer with German father (deceased many years) and mother being the daughter of New York banker Edmund Converse. For the time, one could consider Max and Emily a power couple in the media, based in Santa Barbara and travelling nationally and internationally.


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With the marriage, Emily, born in Montana and living in Santa Barbara, became Baroness von Romberg, a minor royal to watch. Into her 20s, she became known as a "social leader" in the media, often reported in California newspapers regarding society, fashion, and by 1934, her entrepreneurial society / literary magazine activity. Increasingly the coverage hit news wires and was reported nationally. Sometimes she was featured and mentioned in tabloid supplements distributed nationally.

In this regard, A boy for Meg not only depicts a joyous moment re-presented in the media about the British princess and shared with the public, but also relates contextually to Emily’s own experience of happy moments re-presented in the press in the 1930s, of which there were many, occasionally on the front pages of American newspapers. One wonders what she thought when first seeing a painting of the front page of a tabloid newspaper, given her own extensive media experience, at times depicting joyous moments.

But one also has to wonder, how long and how often the joyous depiction could hold given its frame especially in a tabloid newspaper. "Build them up to knock them down", as the saying goes, depicted in another Warhol work, the less literal and more abstract Marilyn diptych. Emily also acquired this work, and advised Warhol to put the two "rise" and "fall" panels together. She personally lived through an equivalent of this depiction in her own life, reported nationally for several months, after her beloved Max died in a plane crash in 1938. This possibly accelerated her into a tailspin. She entered a truly disastrous second marriage a year later.

Emily donated the work to the National Gallery of Art in Washington just nine years after acquisition in 1971. Let’s hope she retained the happy moments. Her scrapbooks suggest that she, surgically, could.

(R. J. Preece, artdesigncafe.com, Contributing Editor, Sculpture magazine; 19 September 2021.)




A. Andy Warhol’s A boy of Meg in exhibitions


This section is in development. For now, see the link to exhibitions featuring Tremaine artworks at bottom and search "boy for Meg" on the webpage.


Material status: = online
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1960s

1967+ - loaned to Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford

(c. February 1967 - unknown). Long-term loans to Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT.

> Andy Warhol’s A boy for Meg loaned to the museum.

  • See publications section below for related documentation.

1968 and/or 1971-76 - loaned to Detroit Institute of the Arts

(June 1968 or 1971-76, specific dates unknown). Loan for display with permanent collection, Detroit Institute of Arts.

> Andy Warhol’s A boy for Meg loaned to the museum.

1969 - Hayward Gallery, London

(July - August 1969, specific dates unknown). Pop art redefined at Hayward Gallery, London.

> Andy Warhol’s A boy for Meg included in the exhibition.


1980s

1985-87 - loaned to Picker Art Gallery

(1985-87, specific dates unknown). Loan for display with permanent collection, The Picker Art Gallery, Colgate University, Hamilton, New York.

> Andy Warhol’s A boy for Meg loaned to the museum.

1987 - travelling exhibition, three venues

(3 venues: 1987). Made in U.S.A.: An Americanization in Modern Art, the ’50s & ’60s at University Art Museum, Berkeley, California (4 April - 21 June 1987); The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO (25 July - 6 September 1987); Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond (4 October - 6 December 1987).

> Andy Warhol’s A boy for Meg included in the travelling exhibition.

  • See publications section below for related documentation.

1989 - travelling exhibition, two venues

(2 venues: 1989). Andy Warhol: A retrospective at Museum of Modern Art, New York (6 February - 2 May 1989); Art Institute of Chicago (31 May - 12 August 1989). (Not shown in following four venues.)

> Andy Warhol’s A boy for Meg included in the travelling exhibition.


1990s

1994-95 - travelling exhibition, two venues

(2 venues: 1994-95). Neo-Dada: Redefining art, 1958-62 at Scottsdale Center for the Arts, Arizona (4 November 1994 - unknown date); The Equitable Gallery, New York (dates unknown). (Not shown at following three venues).

> Andy Warhol’s A boy for Meg included in the travelling exhibition.

  • See publications section below for related documentation.

1998-2000 - travelling exhibition, three venues

(3 venues: 1998 - 2000). Andy Warhol: A Factory at Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Germany (dates unknown); Kunsthalle Wien, Austria (c. 1999); Palais des Beaux-Arts de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium (c. 2000); (not shown at three following venues).

> Andy Warhol’s A boy for Meg included in the travelling exhibition.


2000s

2007 - loaned to Andy Warhol Museum

(2007, specific dates unknown). Loan to Andy Warhol Museum (Commemoration of the 20th anniversary of Andy Warhol’s passing away).

> Andy Warhol’s A boy for Meg loaned to the museum.


The exhibition listing compiled above should largely be considered "leads" for confirmation and not necessarily "facts".


2010s

2011-13 - travelling exhibition, four venues

(4 venues: 2011-13). Warhol: Headlines at National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC (25 September 2011 - 2 January 2012); Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany (11 February - 13 May 2012); Galleria nazionale d’arte moderna, Rome, Italy (11 June - 9 September 2012); The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA (14 October 2012 - 6 January 2013).

> Andy Warhol’s A boy for Meg included in the exhibition.

  • See publications section below for related documentation.

2013 - Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh

(3 February - 28 April 2013). Regarding Warhol: Sixty artists, fifty years at Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh. (Venue of travelling show originating at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; artwork on view only in Pittsburgh show.)

> Andy Warhol’s A boy for Meg included in the exhibition.

  • See publications section below for related documentation.

2018-20 - travelling exhibition, two venues

(3 venues overall: 2018-20). Andy Warhol— from A to B and back again at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (12 November 2018 - 31 March 2019); San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (11 May - 15 September 2019); and Art Institute of Chicago (20 October 2019 - 26 January 2020).

> Exhibition included Andy Warhol’s A boy for Meg (1962), in San Francisco and Chicago venues only.

  • See publications section below for related documentation.


B. Andy Warhol’s A boy for Meg in publications and related documentation


1960s

Various newspapers, magazines and other sources

(1962 -). Various newspapers, magazines and other sources - search engines.

1967 - article mention - A boy for Meg on loan to Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford

(5 February 1967). Atheneum borrows paintings [with mention of Andy Warhol’s A boy for Meg]. Hartford Courant, p. 11C. (Viewed 22 August 2021. K00223).

"Three contemporary American paintings, one each by Andy Warhol... put on long-term loan at the Wadsworth Atheneum by Mr. and Mrs. Burton G. Tremaine of Meriden...

"A boy for Meg" was painted directly by the artist... " (Excerpt from above).


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1969 - exhibition catalogue - A boy for Meg in Hayward Gallery, London show

Russell, John & Gablik, Suzi. (1969). Pop art redefined exhibition catalogue. 240 pp. Praeger: New York. (Viewed 22 August 2021. Q00166).


1970s

1975 - book mention

Cinotti, Mia (Editor). (1975). The National Gallery of Art, of Washington and its paintings [with listing: "... Warhol, Andy... A Boy for Meg... 72.0 x 52.0 (183 x 132 cm)... "], p. 111. John Batholomew & Son Limited: Edinburgh. (Viewed 19 August 2021. Q00127).


1980s

1987 - exhibition catalogue - A boy for Meg in travelling exhibition

Stich, Sidra. (1987). Made in U.S.A.: An Americanization in Modern Art, the ’50s & ’60s, (p. 116: photo of Warhol’s A boy for Meg and extended caption). ["... book serves as a catalogue for exhibition... ".] University of California Press: Berkeley. (Viewed 18 August 2021. Q00124).

1988 - article mention

Tully, Judd (Special, New York, Nov. 9). (10 November 1988). $37 million contemporary art sale [about the first auction featuring selections from the Tremaine Collection; with mention of Warhol’s A boy for Meg at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC]. Washington Post, Style section, pp. B1 & B20. (Viewed 16 August 2021. K00763-64).

"... More than 50 works acquired by the [Tremaines were] donated to the National Gallery of Art including... Warhol’s ’A boy for Meg’ ... " (Excerpt from above.)


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1990s

1994 - exhibition catalogue - A boy for Meg in Arizona and New York exhibitions

Hapgood, Susan et al. Neo-Dada: Redefining art, 1958-62 exhibition catalogue (1994). [In the travelling show, A boy for Meg was in the first two venues: the Scottsdale Center for the Arts, Arizona and The Equitable Gallery, New York.]. 153 pp. Scottsdale Center for the Arts. (Viewed 21 August 2021. Q00158).


2000s

2003-04 - guidebook mention

(2003-04). le Guide du routard: États-Unis, Côté Est ("United States, East Coast") [with mention "Warhol (A boy for meg) (sic)" in East Building of National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC], p. 410. Hatchette. (Viewed 11 October 2021. Q00721).

2004 - photo in book

Hand, John Oliver. (2004). National Gallery of Art; Master paintings from the collection, p. 383 (photo of Andy Warhol’s A boy for Meg). National Gallery of Art: Washington, DC. (Viewed 19 August 2021. Q00128).

2005-06 - guidebook mention

(2005-06). le Guide du routard: États-Unis, Côté Est ("United States, East Coast") [with mention "Warhol (A boy for meg) (sic)" in East Building of National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC], p. 396. Hatchette. (Viewed 11 October 2021. Q00722).


2010s

2011 - exhibition webpage - A boy for Meg in National Gallery of Art exhibition

(c. 2011). Exhibition webpage for Warhol: Headlines [including audio of symposium, press event, and introduction to exhibition.] National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC. (Viewed 22 August 2021. G01868).

2011 - press release - A boy for Meg in forthcoming National Gallery of Art and travelling show

(17 September 2010; updated 15 April 2011). Press release: Andy Warhol’s headline works to be presented by the National Gallery of Art, Washington, in the first exhibition and catalogue devoted to the subject, September 25, 2011 - January 2, 2012 [with mention of Warhol’s A boy for Meg [2]]. National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC. (Viewed 22 August 2021. Q00164).

2011 - exhibition catalogue - A boy for Meg in National Gallery of Art and travelling show

Donovan, Molly et al. (2011). Warhol: Headlines exhibition catalogue. 214 pp. National Gallery of Art: Washington, DC. (Viewed 22 August 2021. Q00165).

2011 - exhibition checklist - A boy for Meg in National Gallery of Art show

(2011). Exhibition checklist for Warhol: Headlines ("Cat. no. 14... Andy Warhol; A boy for Meg [2]..."). National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC. (Viewed 22 August 2021. AAA00732).

2011 - advertisement - A boy for Meg in National Gallery of Art exhibition

National Gallery of Art, Washington. (18 September 2011). Advertisement: "... Warhol: Headlines, September 25 - January 2..." [with photo of Andy Warhol’s A boy for Meg]. New York Times, p. 80 (illustrated). (Viewed 16 August 2021. K01158; RPE0058).

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2011 - spotlighted press photo - A boy for Meg in National Gallery of Art exhibition

AFP Photo/Paul J. Richards. (22 September 2011). "To go with AFP story by Fabianne Faur, E [see article sample below]. [Photo / caption related to AFP wire service article showing Andy Warhol’s A boy for Meg as installed in Warhol Headlines exhibition at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC.] (Viewed 12 September 2021. Q00338).

2011 - spotlighted article and audio mentions, photo - A boy for Meg in National Gallery of Art exhibition

Stamberg, Susan. (26 September 2011). Andy Warhol’s "Headline": Sensationalism always sells [with mention and photo of Warhol’s A boy for Meg, and mention of Warhol exhibition at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC]. NPR (National Public Radio). (Viewed 21 August 2021. Q00160).

2011 - spotlighted article mention, photo - A boy for Meg in National Gallery of Art exhibition

Associated Press; AP Photo / Susan Walsh. (29 September 2011). Andy Warhol’s art takes stage on National Mall [with mention and photo of Warhol’s A boy for Meg, and mention of Warhol exhibition at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC]. The Mercury News (San Jose, CA). (Viewed 19 August 2021. Q00118).


2011 articles

See the articles


2011 - photo in article - A boy for Meg in National Gallery of Art exhibition

Associated Press; AP Photo / Susan Walsh. (22 September 2011). Andy Warhol’s art takes stage on National Mall [with photo of Warhol’s A boy for Meg and mention of exhibition at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC]. Deseret News (Salt Lake City, Utah). (Viewed 19 August 2021. Q00120).

2011 - article mention - A boy for Meg in National Gallery of Art exhibition

Washington (AP). (22 September 2011). Andy Warhol’s art takes stage on National Mall [with mention of Warhol’s A boy for Meg and exhibition at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC]. CBS Baltimore (TV channel 13, WJZ) website. (Viewed 19 August 2021. Q00119).

2011 - article mention, photo - A boy for Meg in National Gallery of Art exhibition

Zongker, Brett (Associated Press). (22 September 2011). Andy Warhol’s art takes stage on National Mall [with mention and photo of Warhol’s A boy for Meg and mention of Warhol exhibition at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC]. Reading Eagle (Reading, PA). (Viewed 6 September 2021. Q00295).

2011 - article mention, photo - A boy for Meg in National Gallery of Art exhibition

Zongker, Brett (Associated Press) / (AP Photo/Susan Walsh). (22 September 2011). Andy Warhol’s art takes stage on National Mall [with mention and photo of Warhol’s A boy for Meg and mention of Warhol exhibition at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC]. San Diego Union-Tribune. (Viewed 6 September 2021. Q00297).

2011 - article mention - A boy for Meg in National Gallery of Art exhibition

Zongker, Brett (Associated Press). (22 September 2011). Andy Warhol’s art takes stage on National Mall [with mention of Warhol’s A boy for Meg and exhibition at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC]. The Washington Times (Washington, DC). (Viewed 19 August 2021. Q00121).

2011 - A boy for Meg in National Gallery of Art exhibition

AFP. (23 September 2011). Warhol honoré à Washington [with mention of Andy Warhol’s A boy for Meg, and mention of Warhol exhibition at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC]. Libération newspaper (Paris, France). (Viewed 12 September 2021. Q00336).

2011 - A boy for Meg in National Gallery of Art exhibition

AFP (Washington). (23 September 2011). Andy Warhol en vedette à Washington, avec deux expositions inédites [with mention of Andy Warhol’s A boy for Meg and Warhol exhibition at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC]. L’Express magazine (Paris, France). (Viewed 12 September 2021. Q00337).

2011 - article mention, photo - A boy for Meg in National Gallery of Art exhibition

Associated Press. (23 September 2011). Warhol work hits National Mall [with mention and photo of Andy Warhol’s A boy for Meg, and mention of exhibition at National Gallery of Art]. The News-Press (Fort Myers, FL), p. A6. (Viewed 20 August 2021. Q00141).

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2011 - article mention, photo - A boy for Meg in National Gallery of Art exhibition

Faur, Fabienne (Agence France-Presse). (23 September 2011). Deux expos inédites de Warhol à Washington [with mention of Andy Warhol’s A boy for Meg and Warhol exhibition at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC]. La Presse digital newspaper (Montréal, Québec, Canada). (Viewed 6 September 2021. Q00294).

2011 - article mention - A boy for Meg in National Gallery of Art exhibition

Kennicott, Philip. (23 September 2011). Two new exhibitions show how Andy Warhol defined— and denied— his genius [with mention of Warhol’s A boy for Meg and National Gallery of Art exhibition, presumably without photo of the artwork]. Washington Post. (Viewed 22 August 2021. G01870; Q00146).

  • See worldcat.org for locations.

2011 - article mention - A boy for Meg in National Gallery of Art exhibition

Zongker, Brett (presumably AP). (23 September 2011). Andy Warhol’s art takes stage on National Mall [with mention of Warhol’s A boy for Meg and exhibition at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC]. The Register Citizen (Torrington, CT). (Viewed 19 August 2021. Q00123).

2011 - news brief mention, photo - A boy for Meg in National Gallery of Art exhibition

Zongker, Brett (Associated Press). (23 September 2011). Andy Warhol’s art takes stage on US National Mall [with photo (previously online) of Warhol’s A boy for Meg, and mention of Warhol exhibition at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC]. Taiwan News. (Viewed 30 August 2021. Q00223).

2011 - article mention - A boy for Meg in National Gallery of Art exhibition

AFP. (24 September 2011). Washington salutes Warhol with two major shows [with mention of Andy Warhol’s A boy for Meg, and mention of exhibition at National Gallery of Art]. The Independent (UK). (Viewed 30 August 2021. Q00145).

2011 - article mention - A boy for Meg in National Gallery of Art exhibition

Faur, Fabianne. (24 September 2011). Washington salutes Andy Warhol with a pair of major exhibitions [with mention of Andy Warhol’s A boy for Meg, and mention of exhibition at National Gallery of Art, possibly with photo of the artwork]. Nanaimo Daily News (Nanaimo, BC, Canada), p. C3. (Viewed 20 August 2021. Q00142).

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2011 - article mention - A boy for Meg in National Gallery of Art show

Zongker, Brett (Associated Press). (24 September 2011). Warhol’s art takes stage on U.S. National Mall [with mention of Warhol’s A boy for Meg and National Gallery of Art exhibition]. The Daily Star (Lebanon, presumably Beirut). (Viewed 20 August 2021. Q00138).

2011 - article mention - A boy for Meg in National Gallery of Art exhibition

Zongker, Brett (Associated Press - Washington). (24 September 2011). Andy Warhol’s art takes stage on National Mall [with mention of Warhol’s A boy for Meg and Warhol exhibition at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC]. San Mateo Daily Journal (California). (Viewed 19 September 2021. Q00406).

2011 - article mention - A boy for Meg in National Gallery of Art exhibition

Zongker, Brett (Associated Press). (24 September 2011). Warhol’s art takes stage on National Mall [with mention of Andy Warhol’s A boy for Meg and exhibition at National Gallery of Art, possibly with photo of the artwork]. Telegraph-Herald (Dubuque, Iowa), p. C2. (Viewed 21 August 2021. Q00143).

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2011 - article mention - A boy for Meg in National Gallery of Art exhibition

Associated Press. (25 September 2011). Andy Warhol’s art takes stage on National Mall [with mention of Warhol’s A boy for Meg and exhibition at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC]. Daily Record (Baltimore / Maryland). (Viewed 19 August 2021. Q00122).

2011 - article mention - A boy for Meg in National Gallery of Art exhibition

(Presumably AP). (25 September 2011). Andy Warhol’s art takes stage on US National Mall [with mention and photo of Andy Warhol’s A boy for Meg, and mention of exhibition at National Gallery of Art].. Daily News Egypt (Cairo). (Viewed 21 August 2021. Q00144).

2011 - article mention - A boy for Meg in National Gallery of Art exhibition

Washington (AP). (25 September 2011). Andy Warhol’s art takes stage on U.S. National Mall [with mention of Warhol’s A boy for Meg and exhibition at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC]. Korea Herald (Seoul). (Viewed 21 August 2021. Q00159).

2011 - article mention, photo - A boy for Meg in National Gallery of Art exhibition

Faur, Fabienne (AFP). (26 September 2011). Andy Warhol’s fascination with tabloid sensationalism [with mention and photo of Warhol’s A boy for Meg and mention of Warhol exhibition at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC]. Times of Malta (Birkirkara, Malta). (Viewed 19 September 2021. Q00407).

2011 - article mention - A boy for Meg in National Gallery of Art exhibition

Stamberg, Susan (NPR). (26 September 2011). Andy Warhol’s "Headline": Sensationalism always sells [with mention of Warhol’s A boy for Meg and Warhol exhibition at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC]. WAMU (Washington, DC). (Viewed 22 August 2021. Q00170).

2011 - article and audio mentions - A boy for Meg in National Gallery of Art exhibition

Stamberg, Susan (NPR). (26 September 2021). Andy Warhol’s "Headline": Sensationalism always sells [with mention of Warhol’s A boy for Meg and Warhol exhibition at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC]. WBUR (Boston, MA). (Viewed 22 August 2021. Q00171).

2011 - article and audio mentions, photo - A boy for Meg in National Gallery of Art exhibition

Stamberg, Susan (NPR). (26 September 2011). Andy Warhol’s "Headline": Sensationalism always sells [with mention and photo of Warhol’s A boy for Meg, and mention of Warhol exhibition at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC]. WEKU (Richmond, Kentucky). (Viewed 22 August 2021. Q00172).

2011 - article and audio mentions, photo - A boy for Meg in National Gallery of Art exhibition

Stamberg, Susan (NPR). (c. 26 September 2011). Andy Warhol’s "Headline": Sensationalism always sells [with mention and photo of Warhol’s A boy for Meg, and mention of Warhol exhibition at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC]. WKNO (Cordova, Tennessee). (Viewed 22 August 2021. Q00173).

2011 - article and audio mentions, photo - A boy for Meg in National Gallery of Art exhibition

Stamberg, Susan (NPR). (26 September 2011). Andy Warhol’s "Headline": Sensationalism always sells [with mention and photo of Warhol’s A boy for Meg, and mention of Warhol exhibition at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC]. WRVO (Oswego, New York). (Viewed 22 August 2021. Q00174).

2011 - article mention, photo - A boy for Meg in National Gallery of Art exhibition

Zongker, Brett (Associated Press). (26 September 2011). 2 shows of Warhol art on display in Washington [with mention and photo of Andy Warhol’s A boy for Meg, and mention of exhibition at National Gallery of Art]. Detroit Free Press, p. 6E. (Viewed 21 August 2021. Q00147).

  • See worldcat.org for locations, or contact area public library.

2011 - article and audio mentions, photo - A boy for Meg in National Gallery of Art exhibition

Stamberg, Susan (NPR). (c. 26 September 2011). Andy Warhol’s "Headline": Sensationalism always sells [with mention and photo of Warhol’s A boy for Meg, and mention of Warhol exhibition at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC]. KANW (NPR) (Albuquerque, New Mexico). (Viewed 21 August 2021. Q00161).

2011 - article and audio mentions, photo - A boy for Meg in National Gallery of Art exhibition

Stamberg, Susan (NPR). (c. 26 September 2011). Andy Warhol’s "Headline": Sensationalism always sells [with mention and photo of Warhol’s A boy for Meg, and mention of Warhol exhibition at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC]. KBIA (Columbia, Missouri). (Viewed 22 August 2021. Q0016 ).

2011 - article and audio mentions, photo - A boy for Meg in National Gallery of Art exhibition

Stamberg, Susan (NPR). (c. 26 September 2011). Andy Warhol’s "Headline": Sensationalism always sells [with mention and photo of Warhol’s A boy for Meg, and mention of Warhol exhibition at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC]. KETR (Commerce, Texas). (Viewed 22 August 2021. Q00168).

2011 - article and audio mentions, photo - A boy for Meg in National Gallery of Art exhibition

Stamberg, Susan (NPR). (c. 26 September 2011). Andy Warhol’s "Headline": Sensationalism always sells [with mention and photo of Warhol’s A boy for Meg, and mention of Warhol exhibition at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC]. KUNC (Greeley, Colorado). (Viewed 22 August 2021. Q00169).

2011 - article mention, photo - A boy for Meg in National Gallery of Art exhibition

(29 September 2011). World of Warhol [with mention and photo of A boy for Meg, and mention of Warhol exhibition at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC]. Express newspaper (Washington, DC), p. 5. (Viewed 19 August 2021. Q00130).

2011 - article mention - A boy for Meg in National Gallery of Art exhibition

Brett Zongker (Washington - AP). (8 October 2011). Warhol’s art takes stage on National Mall [with mention of Warhol’s A boy for Meg]. News-Herald (Willoughby, OH). (Viewed 19 August 2021. Q00129).

2011 - article mention - A boy for Meg in National Gallery of Art exhibition

Meisler, Stanley. (9 October 2011). Andy Warhol in ’Headlines’ at Washington’s National Gallery [with mention of Warhol’s A boy for Meg]. Los Angeles Times. (Viewed 26 September 2021. G01869).

  • See worldcat.org for possible locations.

2011 - article mention, photo - A boy for Meg in National Gallery of Art exhibition

Meisler, Stanley (Special to Tribune Newspapers). (15 October 2011). Warhol’s love of headlines on display [with mention and photo of Andy Warhol’s A boy for Meg, and mention of exhibition at National Gallery of Art]. The Morning Call (Allentown, PA), p. 5. (Viewed 21 August 2021. Q00148).

  • See worldcat.org for locations, or contact area public library.

2011 - article mention, photo - A boy for Meg in National Gallery of Art exhibition

Meisler, Stanley (Special to Tribune Newspapers). (16 October 2011). Warhol’s love of headlines on display [with mention and photo of Andy Warhol’s A boy for Meg, and mention of exhibition at National Gallery of Art]. Chicago Tribune, p. 8. (Viewed 21 August 2021. Q00149-50).

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2011 - article mention, photo - A boy for Meg in National Gallery of Art exhibition

Kennicott, Philip (Washington Post). (23 October 2011). Shadows and headlines; National Gallery of Art, Hirschhorn impress with Warhol exhibitions in Washington, DC [with mention and photo of Andy Warhol’s A boy for Meg, and mention of exhibition at National Gallery of Art]. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, p. E-4. (Viewed 21 August 2021. Q00151).

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2011-12 - guidebook mention

(2011-12). le Guide du routard: États-Unis, Côté Est ("United States, East Coast") [with mention "Warhol (A boy for meg) (sic)" in East Building of National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC], p. 436. Hatchette. (Viewed 11 October 2021. Q00723).

c. 2012 - exhibition webpage - A boy for Meg in Warhol Museum show

(c. 2012). Exhibition webpage for Warhol: Headlines. Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh. (Viewed 22 August 2021. Q00163).


2012 articles

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2012 - exhibition review mention - A boy for Meg in National Gallery of Art exhibition

Weil, Rex. (January 2012). Andy Warhol: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden and National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC [with mention of Warhol’s A boy for Meg]. ARTnews, p. 115. (Viewed 19 August 2021. Q00125).

" ... Take the familiar A boy for Meg, from 1962, a clumsily painted depiction of a New York Post front page. That such casual execution should result in an enduringly interesting painting dispenses with any lingering belief we might have that good art must be ostentatiously difficult to make. And yet, this exhibition reveals— with Warhol’s obsessively hand-drawn front pages going back to 1956— the diligence, persistence, and concentration behind A boy for Meg’s conception... " (Excerpt from above.)


2012 - article mention - A boy for Meg in Andy Warhol Museum exhibition

Shaw, Kurt. (17 October 2012). Pop and the public record: Warhol exhibit examines fascination with ’Headlines’ [with mention of Warhol’s A boy for Meg]. TribLive online news (Pittsburgh area, PA). (Viewed 19 August 2021. Q00126).

"... "A Boy for Meg" is based on a Nov. 3, 1961, New York Post cover that shows a jubilant Princess Margaret next to the headline announcing the birth of her new son...." (Excerpt from above.)




c. 2013 - exhibition webpage - A boy for Meg in Warhol Museum show

(c. 2013). Exhibition webpage for Regarding Warhol: Sixty artists, fifty years. Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh. (Viewed 22 August 2021. Q00162).

2018 - photo in video - Warhol’s A boy for Meg in travelling show

(c. 2018). Exhibition webpage for Andy Warhol— from A to B and back again [embedded video shows a cropped studio view of Warhol’s A boy for Meg at 2:19]. Whitney Museum of American Art (noting that A boy for Meg was not in this exhibition at the Whitney but was at the later venues in San Francisco and Chicago). (Viewed 31 August 2021. K00148).

2018 - exhibition catalogue - Warhol’s A boy for Meg in travelling show

De Salvo, Donna et al. (2018). Andy Warhol: From A to B and back again [with mentions and presumably photo (p. 178) of Warhol’s A boy for Meg (at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and Art Institute of Chicago only]. New York: Whitney Museum of American Art. (Viewed 20 November 2021. Q00968).

2019 - press release - A boy for Meg in SFMoMA exhibition, San Francisco

(31 January 2019). Press release: Andy Warhol— From A to B and back again opens at SFMOMA on May 19, 2019 [without specific mention of Warhol’s A boy for Meg]. SFMOMA, San Francisco. (Viewed 13 August 2021. K00246).

c. 2019 - exhibition webpage - A boy for Meg in Art Institute of Chicago show

(c. 2019). Exhibition webpage for Andy Warhol— from A to B and back again [without specific mention of Warhol’s A boy for Meg]. Art Institute of Chicago. (Viewed 16 August 2021. K00531).

2019 - spotlighted article mention, photo - A boy for Meg and Meghan Markle

Linning, Stephanie & Johnston, Harriet. (29 August 2019). Confused Meghan Markle fans hail Andy Warhol’s 1962 piece "A Boy For Meg" a "prophecy" after it was shared online— not realising it refers to Princess Margaret [with mention and photo of Warhol’s A boy for Meg]. Daily Mail (UK). (Viewed 20 August 2021. Q00135).


2019 articles

See the articles


2019 - article, photo - A boy for Meg and Meghan Markle

Flood, Rebecca. (29 August 2019). Meghan Markle fans go wild over 1962 Andy Warhol painting titled A Boy For Meg – not realising it refers to Princess Margaret [with mention and photo of Warhol’s A boy for Meg]. (The Scottish Sun. (Viewed 17 August 2021. Q00090).

2019 - article, photo - A boy for Meg and Meghan Markle

Flood, Rebecca. (29 August 2019). Meghan Markle fans go wild over 1962 Andy Warhol painting titled A Boy For Meg – not realising it refers to Princess Margaret [with mention and photo of Warhol’s A boy for Meg]. The Sun (United Kingdom). (Viewed 17 August 2021. Q00089).

2019 - article, photo - - A boy for Meg and Meghan Markle

Hawker, Luke. (29 August 2019). Meghan fans stunned by Warhol pic "predicting boy for Meg"— but it’s not what it seems [with mention and photo of Andy Warhol’s A boy for Meg]. Express newspaper (UK). (Viewed 20 August 2021. Q00134).

2019 - article (outline), photo - A boy for Meg and Meghan Markle

Friel, Mikhaila. (30 August 2019). Meghan Markle’s makeup artist posted a photo of a 1962 Andy Warhol painting that may have eerily predicted Archie’s birth [with mention and photo of Meghan Markle juxtapozed against a photo of Warhol’s A boy for Meg]. insider.com. (Viewed 7 September 2021. Q00299).

2019 - article - A boy for Meg and Meghan Markle

Helmbrod, Camille. (30 August 2019). How Meghan Markle became subject of "fake prophecy" following Andy Warhol’s "prediction" [with mention of Warhol’s A boy for Meg]. International Business Times website. (Viewed 20 August 2021. Q00137).

2019 - article mention, photo

Pochin, Courtney. (30 August 2019). Meghan Markle fans stunned by "Meg image" from 1962— but it’s not what it seems [with mention and photo of Andy Warhol’s A boy for Meg]. Mirror (UK). (Viewed 20 August 2021. Q00136).



2020s

2021 - photo in article

(13 May 2021). On this day: May 13, 1994, Andy Warhol Museum opens [with photo of installation view of Warhol’s A boy for Meg possibly in 2007 or 2012-13] WPXI TV (channel 11). (Viewed 7 September 2021. Q00298).



C. Possible information about Andy Warhol’s A boy for Meg in the Emily Hall Tremaine papers:

> Emily Hall Tremaine papers, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Series 4: Artist Files, 1936-2000. Artist files: "Warhol, Andy, circa 1962-2000" and "Warhol, Andy, 1962-2000".




D. Other information resources concerning Andy Warhol’s A boy for Meg, mainly focused while under Tremaine ownership (1962-71):

> The Tremaine Collection: 20th Century Masters exhibition catalogue (list of photos of artworks and designs) (1984)

> Tremaine Collection artworks and designs in exhibitions (compilation; 1945-present)