Henri Bendel—which was the first to carry Coco Chanel and hire Andy Warhol—will close in January. Inside the historic department store, we found both nostalgia and indifference.
He wanted recognition, he wanted to make money. But the real Andy Warhol, while relying on the professionalism of others, was also a slyly observant observer of the fame game.
Yes, you will see soup cans, Jackie O, Brillo boxes, and Elvis as a cowboy. But the Whitney Museum’s history-making Andy Warhol retrospective also highlights his lesser-known work.
Richard Hambleton, who died aged 65, was famous for his ‘Shadowman’ images, painted in black on buildings and other structures. But drug addiction brought chaos to his life.
Ian Schrager famously co-created Studio 54. After a spell in jail, he reinvented himself as a hip hotel magnate with his most recent build, NYC’s The Public, now open for business.
Crazed by drink and drugs, the shock rocker apparently forgot he owned an Andy Warhol silkscreen of Sing Sing’s electric chair. It could be worth more than $10 million.
The Times dubbed her the original “celebutante.” And now, with a new role on ‘Twin Peaks’ and film projects in the pipeline, the ‘80s wild child is reveling in her second act.