Five Questions For: Eric Shiner

Art.sy: What artist, artwork(s), or art-related project epitomizes 2012 for you, and why?

Eric Shiner: Even though I have a vested interest in saying this, I have to say that 2012 was definitely the year of Andy Warhol. It continues to thrill me that Andy's place within the art world continues to grow, and this year was particularly important in placing Andy at the epicenter through the “Regarding Warhol” exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the launch of our massive Warhol retrospective in Singapore in March and in Hong Kong last week.

Art.sy: What work from Art.sy’s Art of Gifting collection (or from all of Art.sy) would you most like to give?

ES: I would easily love owning the Renaissance Society's Kerry James Marshall plates—they are amazing, as is he!

Art.sy: In an ideal world, what other artworks would you like under your tree?

ES: I've always wanted an early Yayoi Kusama accumulation sculpture. Please, Santa?

Art.sy: What artist(s) will you be watching in 2013?

ES: All of them—or as many as I can, at least!

Art.sy: Can you share your favorite holiday film or production?

ES: A Christmas Story. Even though I've watched it a million times, it still brings a smile to my face. Now, I just need to get a sexy leg lamp for my front window!

About Eric Shiner: Eric is the Director of The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh. His scholarly focus is on the concept of bodily transformation in postwar Japanese photography, painting and performance art. Shiner was an assistant curator of the Yokohama Triennale 2001, Japan’s first ever large-scale exhibition of international contemporary art, and the curator of Making a Home: Japanese Contemporary Artists in New York at Japan Society in 2007. He is an active writer and translator, a contributing editor for ArtAsiaPacific magazine and adjunct professor of art history at The University of Pittsburgh.

Portrait courtesy The Warhol Museum.

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