A TOUR OF ANDY’S WORLD

Christie's
Mar 11, 2014 2:59PM

“I don’t really feel all these people with me every day at The Factory are just hanging around me, I’m more hanging around them,” Andy Warhol said in a 1967 interview with Gretchen Berg in Cahiers du Cinema.

In Andy’s World, our online-only sale which runs from March 13-25, we get an inside look at the people, places, and things Warhol loved during his life. In the images below, some of our favorite Warhol quotes are paired with photos and drawings by the artist.

“I have Social Disease. I have to go out every night. If I stay home one night I start spreading rumours to my dogs.”― Andy Warhol

Tuesday, September 22, 1981

“I’d gotten up really early so I wouldn’t be late for my appointment with Nelson Lyon at the Saturday Night Live place. Cabbed to 30 Rockefeller Center. Had trouble because the 6’ blonde girl downstairs didn’t know who Nelson was, didn’t know who I was, and didn’t know what Saturday Night Live was.”

-The Andy Warhol Diaries, edited by Pat Hackett

“Sometimes people let the same problem make them miserable for years when they could just say, So what. That’s one of my favorite things to say. So what.”― Andy WarholThe Philosophy of Andy Warhol

Wednesday June 25, 1980:

“Chris Makos called from his darkroom. I want to go around town with him taking pictures. Nobody’s done 42nd Street and the Statue of Liberty in a while.”

-The Andy Warhol Diaries, edited by Pat Hackett

Thursday May 9, 1985

“Went to Jean-Michel’s, picked him up (cab $6). And he’s working again and his work is wonderful, it’s so exciting, and I think he will last.”

-The Andy Warhol Diaries, edited by Pat Hackett

Sunday October 4, 1981

“Roy has a show now at the Whitney. I haven’t seen it. I’m sure it’s good, though, he’s my favorite painter after [James] Rosenquist.”

-The Andy Warhol Diaries, edited by Pat Hackett 

Thursday, November 10, 1983

“A Wall Street Journal reporter called and said she was doing a story on ‘clubs’ and wanted to go to Area and the Limelight and the Cat Club with me, but I think she’s just got bongo drums in her pants and wants to run around to the clubs so she says she’s doing articles on them.”

-The Andy Warhol Diaries, edited by Pat Hackett

Thursday, February 3, 1983

“[The Keith Haring opening] was on the Lower East Side, at the FUN Gallery, it’s called. So we walked into the place and there’s René Ricard, and he’s screaming, ‘Oh my God! From the sixties to the eighties and I’m seeing you everywhere!’ And I said how could he have said all those awful things about me in the Edie book, and he said that I should have seen it before they cut it.”

-The Andy Warhol Diaries, edited by Pat Hackett 

“Sometimes the little times you don’t think are anything while they’re happening turn out to be what marks a whole period of your life.”― Andy Warhol


Image 1:

Lot 128

ANDY WARHOL (1928-1987)

Still Life 

A unique gelatin silver print and a unique gelatin silver print collage

Each: 5 1/8 x 8¼ in. (13 x 21 cm.)

Executed circa 1975.

Image 2:

Lot 1

Andy Warhol (1928-1987)

Atlas

Unique gelatin silver print

10 x 8 in. (25.4 x 20.3 cm.)

Executed in 1984.

Image 3:

Lot 83

ANDY WARHOL (1928-1987)

Love is a Pie 

Black and red ink on paper

11 x 8½ in. (27.9 x 21.6 cm.)

Drawn circa 1951.

Image 4:

Lot 16

Andy Warhol (1928-1987)

Statue of Liberty and World Trade Center

Unique gelatin silver print

8 x 10 in. (20.3 x 25.4 cm.)

Executed in 1982.

Image 5:

Lot 33

ANDY WARHOL (1928-1987)

Jean-Michel Basquiat 

Unique gelatin silver print

10 x 8 in. (25.4 x 20.3 cm.)

Executed circa 1984.

Image 6:

Lot 43

Andy Warhol (1928-1987)

Roy Lichtenstein

Four unique polaroid prints

Each: 4 ¼ x 3 3/8 in. (10.8 x 8.6 cm.)

Executed circa 1976.

Image 7:

Lot 26

Andy Warhol (1928-1987)

Gerard Malanga and Friend

Unique gelatin silver photobooth strip

7 1/8 x 1 5/8 in. (20 x 4.1 cm.)

Executed circa 1966.

Image 8:

Lot 31

ANDY WARHOL (1928-1987) 

Keith Haring 

Dated ‘Jul 11 1984′ (on the reverse)

Unique gelatin silver print

10 x 8 in. (25.4 x 20.3 cm.)

Executed in 1984.

Image 9:

Lot 38

ANDY WARHOL (1928-1987)

Self-Portrait with Skull 

Unique Polaroid print

4¼ x 3 3/8 in. (10.8 x 8.6 cm.)

Executed in 1977.

Christie’s is selling Warhol’s work in a variety of mediums in an online-only auction, running from March 13-25, 2014. (Click here for more details.) For more on this and other online-only auctions at Christie’s, see www.christies.com/onlineonly.

 

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