ABOUT JANE HOLZER
Warhol’s first ‘Superstar,’ Jane Holzer was an original member of Andy Warhol’s ‘Factory.’ The two were introduced in 1964 by Nicky Haslam, editor of Show magazine. Warhol asked the captivating Holzer—a fashion model and society fixture— to partake in his film, Soap Opera. Holzer instantly became part of Warhol’s stellar nexus of friends and associates. Upon visiting the ‘Factory,’ she noticed hundreds of canvases spread all over the floor. Warhol was in the midst of painting his Flowers series; Holzer was in the midst of being entranced. She asked where she could buy these striking works and was sent straight to Leo Castelli gallery. At Castelli’s gallery, Holzer fell in love with the work of Jasper Johns, James Rosenquist, Robert Rauschenberg Roy Lichtenstein, Franz Kline, Willem de Kooning and Jackson Pollock. Whenever she earned a bit of money from modeling and acting gigs, she purchased new paintings from Castelli. Her fervent pursuit of supporting the artists of her time continues to this day.
With her in-depth industry knowledge, Holzer—individually, or partnering with dealers from around the world— has guided others in identifying investment-worthy works of art. In addition to her mark in the art industry, Holzer directs a real estate business spanning New York and Palm Beach. She is also steeped in the film industry, co-producing the award-winning film, Kiss of the Spider Woman, as well as Gimme Shelter, Growing Pains, Spike of Bensonhurst, Naked Tango, Spring Breakers and most recently, Nine Bullets. In 2014, she was the subject of the Norton Museum of Art exhibition, To Jane, Love, Andy: Warhol’s First Superstar.
ABOUT BEN BROWN FINE ARTS
In 2004, Ben Brown Fine Arts opened its first location in the heart of Mayfair, London. The gallery quickly established itself on the international art scene with exhibitions of long-term gallery artists Candida Höfer, Tony Bevan, Claude & François- Xavier Lalanne, and Heinz Mack, amongst others, as well as momentous exhibitions of 20th century masters including Lucio Fontana, Alighiero Boetti and Gerhard Richter. In 2009, Ben Brown Fine Arts opened an exhibition space in Hong Kong, becoming the first international gallery to move to the city that would soon become a major international art hub. In Hong Kong, the gallery introduced notable exhibitions of Pablo Picasso, Sean Scully, Frank Auerbach and Miquel Barceló, as well as survey exhibitions of Chinese contemporary photography, the Düsseldorf School of Photography, 20th century Italian art, and the ZERO movement. Both the London and Hong Kong galleries regularly exhibit and develop programming for our renowned stable of international, multi-disciplinarian artists, including the aforementioned as well as Yoan Capote, Rob and Nick Carter, Kitty Chou, Awol Erizku, Nabil Nahas, José Parlá, Enoc Perez, Ena Swansea, Hank Willis Thomas, Gavin Turk and Jan Worst. Ben Brown Fine Arts is also recognized for our depth of expertise and inventory in 20th century European and American art. Ben Brown Fine Arts participates in major art fairs worldwide, including Art Basel, Art Basel Hong Kong, Art Basel Miami Beach, The Armory Show, Frieze Masters, TEFAF Maastricht, TEFAF New York and West Bund Art & Design.