Founded in 2016, Blank Forms is a Brooklyn-based publishing, performance and exhibition platform that brings visibility to underrepresented artists working with sound, performance and other time-based media. Notable for the cross-generational, international roster of artists it works with, Blank Forms specializes in research-driven projects, often collaborating with more senior artists on their archives and legacy-building and using this experience to inform its work with artists at an earlier point in their careers. A bi-annual journal includes rare and unpublished primary documents relating to its research, newly commissioned essays and interviews, and other writing that complements its exhibition and performance series.
Philip Johnson commissioned Warhol to make a large-scale work for the exterior for his pavilion for the New York World’s Fair, along with other artists. Warhol’s provocative response, a multiple portrait of ‘Most Wanted Men’ was installed a few days before the opening but was deems too inflammatory and contrary to the upbeat image of the World’s Fair and the work was taken down.