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September 27, 2014 01:00 AM EDT Hudson - Warren St.


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AFTER ANDY WARHOL (1928-1987): CAMPBELL'S TOMATO SOUP

AFTER ANDY WARHOL (1928-1987): CAMPBELL'S TOMATO SOUP

Screenprinted cotton t-shirt, signed 'Andy Warhol' in ink. 18 x 16 in., 20 1/2 x 18 1/2 in. (frame). Note: Ashton Hawkins met Andy Warhol for the first time in 1964. He was in the hospital for a short stay and his neighbor in the room next door was Edie Sedgewick who was recovering from a broken leg. They became fast friends and Edie introduced Ashton to Andy in her hospital room a few days later. Ashton entertained Edie and Andy in his home on West 84th Street, and would often see Andy over the years at Studio 54. In 1981, Ashton organized a dinner party in honor of Georgia O'Keeffe and invited Andy, thinking he would enjoy meeting O'Keeffe as well as the other dinner guests, including Renate Adler, Michael Arlen, Mike Nichols, Lillian Hellman, Diana Vreeland and Jackie Onassis. When Andy arrived, he gave Ashton a white t-shirt which he had signed and framed for him (this lot). Andy's diary entry about the dinner on April 21, 1981 follows: I went to Ashton Hawkins' dinner at 17 East 89th Street, my old neighborhood, so it made me feel funny. The real howdy-dudy heavy duties were there-Brooke Astor, Laurence Rockefeller, Alice Arlen. And Mike Nichols hair, I don't think it's fake, it looks so great, so really great. Ashton had a rent-a-maid, one of those old Irish types from Schrafft's, the cute Irish ladies with the dykey vassar hiarcuts in black uniforms and white collars. Brooke Astor said he was trying to save the South Bronx-the old people and the poor people. Mary McFadden was there with her escort Stephen Paley, and I made believe Bob hadn't told me anything about her divorce… Went home. I called Jon Gould at the Beverly Wilshire. Then I went to bed and had the most un-sleepful night. Woke up at 3:00 and had a big glass of brandy and a Valium. Provenance: Gift of the artist.

Condition:A few stains.

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
Hammer Price
$6,000
09/27/2014

 

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