Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Andy's Fifteen Minutes

As far back as I can remember, I've always wanted to live in New York. I was trying to figure out why recently and I am starting to think it might have had something to do with Andy Warhol. Andy was from Pittsburgh which was about an hour from where I grew up so he was often talked about in the media and his world sounded like so much fun to me. I always lamented the fact that I was born too late to have danced at Studio 54 and even more so that I would never be able to have my portrait done by Andy. (I liked to dream big even when I was little!) That's probably also part of the reason I always notice a Warhol when I see them in a magazine especially when someone is photographed under their own portrait! I supposed I could make do by buying someone else's portrait someday but it's just not the same so maybe I'll stick to the flowers! Enjoy!

Lucky Diane von Furstenberg has many Warhols of herself!

This one resides in her Paris apartment.

Carolina Herrera still looks exactly like her Warhol!

Princess Marie-Chantal and family stand in front of her two Warhols, which must have been done during her big hair days in the 80's!

Art collector Aby Rosen and his wife Samantha Boardman have bought up quite a few Warhol portraits!

Aby Rosen even keeps a few Warhols in his office.

A Marilyn hangs in Blair Voltz Clarke and Alister Clarke's home

Multiple Marilyns in Cordelia Castallone's old Paris apartment

In her new apartment, they have moved to her son's room.

Marilyn also hangs in a room designed by Todd Romano

While Elizabeth Taylor hangs in his apartment.

Judy Garland sits on his nightstand too!

Multiple Jackie in a foyer from House & Garden

Queen Elizabeth as seen in Living Etc.

Queen Elizabeth also hangs out in a child's room.

Hair guru Sally Hershberger gets to look at Mick Jagger everyday!

This Warhol portrait found a place in a home designed by Haynes Roberts.

Jed Johnson Associates hung two Warhols in their room at the Kips Bay Decorator Showhouse in 2007.

This one belongs to a former Paris Vogue editor.

Giancarlo Giammetti has two Lenins in his Paris apartment.

Two Maos in a home designed by architect Richard Perry.

There are a few more in the same home!

Interior designer Martha Angus hung a Mao and Flowers in the same bedroom.

Martha Angus also hung Andy's flowers in her room at the 2005 San Francisco Decorator's Showhouse.

Andy's flowers also hung in Cordelia Castallone's old apartment in Paris.

Rob Southern used them in one of his designs too.

Andy's flowers also hang in Mr. Valentino's London apartment along with a Damian Hirst.

And last but not least, Kayne West opted for Andy's soup cans in his dining room. Perfect place for them!

20 comments:

thelennoxx said...

Cool post Heather! I love Warhol!

Also, I love your blog, I have actually followed you on Bloglovin for a long time now!

--> Congrats on the spread in Lonny, I really enjoyed reading it!!

XO Linda

Katherine Lee said...

i'm really digging the chocolate brown apartment. it's amazing how different his pieces look in the various spaces. great post, and congrats on lonny!

xo katherine aka. urban flea :)
http://www.urbanfleadesign.net

Jeanne-Aelia Desparmet-Hart said...

A lot of fun. Youer blog and this post ; so happy! thanks
http://thefrencheye.blogspot.com

MaryBeth said...

I remember years ago Neiman Marcus offered a Warhol portrait of yourself in one of the christmas books and I really thought I should do it but never did, I regret it to this day. MB

Modern Traditionalist said...

I love how each Warhol gives you insight into the person displaying it. For example, I wouldn't expect anyone other than Jagger to be on Sally Hershberger's wall. DVF and Carolina are perfect!

CashmereLibrarian said...

What a great post! I remember when I was young and wishing I could go to Studio 54 too. Now I'm happiest hanging out at home with a drink and a book, but I am glad you got your dream of living in NYC!

Nay said...

wow I never realized he did so many. I always think of the one of Marylin and thats it! Great to be able to see more.

Linda in AZ * said...

* G' morning, Heather~~~ Since art is totally subjective, I guess I can openly admit, right here n' now (but I AM "ducking", just in case!), that I always felt quite the opposite of you & the others, and that HIS 15 minutes was 14 minutes too long...

I "got it"~~~ I just didn't "WANT it". Believe me, I TRIED, but could just never "see it" the way so many others seemed to.

Being born & raised at the beaches of SO CAL, I always saw it as MORE of a "we/they", NYC/Hollywood "thing", & thats OK by me~~~~ I'm just happy we can all appreciate beauty in our own, very individual ways.

So, I found this to be quite an interesting write-up this morning, and I thank you for bringing a "new" subject to think about/discuss at the breakfast table, my friend! (Which is, of course, NOW in AZ~~~ big grins!). Many THANKS!

Linda in AZ *
bellesmom1234@comcast.net

Teresa Hatfield said...

While I have never been a great fan of Warhol, I would have loved, for a very short while, to have resided in his brain while he painted.
This post is beautiful. Another day of eye candy! Thank you.

Jaime said...

Fabulous photos- lucky people :)

Jaime
laviejaime.blogspot.com

honey living said...

great collection of pictures! i remember reading an article a couple months ago in one of the mags (hb, met home?) about a woman who had her portrait done by him and then redone because she didn't love it...did you see that article? imagine telling warhol you're not pleased...LOL

styleodyssey said...

great collection of photos- this is a really cool post! i didn't know warhol did that many portraits.

Monica said...

Warhol's are so perfect! They add that much needed punch of colour in a room.

Carol Ann said...

That was the best post ever, in the year of looking at blogs I have never enjoyed a post as much as I did this one, thank you
Regards, Carol Ann

kbd said...

Wow, great post! Can't believe you found so many in so many beautiful homes.

Casey said...

AW is not my taste in art but......
once upon a time I read about a website where you could send in your/a photo and get it done in the AW style. For some reason 'Pop Art' sticks in my mind. Don't forget about that scene from 'Working Girl' where Melanie Griffith's character is in Sigourny Weaver's house and see her AW portraits......

Anne said...

Always have and always will love Warhol and got to say couldn't think about anyone better than Diane Von Furstenberg and Carolina Herrera to portray style and elegance! Love your post, many thanks. xx Anne

Dream Cartel said...

great post. saved many pictures on my computer for inspiration....

Dumbwit Tellher said...

Great post Heather. How fabulous to own a Warhol or to be one of those that he created a portrait after? It sums up an era that will be like no other. I would love the Queen hanging in our home; no explanation for it, just would be fun.

Cashon&Co said...

awesome post. i've read warhol's diaries and it's a trip. these are great photographs. very chic indeed!

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