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Memento (From Andy with Love)
"This work features an image transposed from a short dedication Warhol inscribed to Robbins in a copy of the The Philosophy of Andy Warhol. Working within the implied language of commemorative plates, Robbins plays with levels of authorship and authenticity, while testing the sincerity of Andy’s “love.
David Robbins is known for investigating the intersections between art, entertainment, and comedy, with special attention to the transformation of the artist in the visual system. Subsequent to working for Andy Warhol from 1979 to 1981, Robbins achieved recognition with Talent. (1986), eighteen "entertainer's headshots" of contemporary artists, which was the subject of a twenty-fifth anniversary exhibition at Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, in 2012, and The Ice Cream Social, a fifteen-year-long project (1993-2008), comprising installations, performances, a novella, and a Sundance Channel TV pilot, that Hans Ulrich Obrist has cited as pioneering the "expanded exhibition” format.
Published by Adora Porcelain.." -- from the artist