Artsy Insight: Dealer, Philanthropist, Pioneer—Muse?

Armory Show co-founder Pat Hearn gained her reputation as a pioneer of the 1980s East Village art scene and as an unabashed supporter of artists. So it’s no surprise that in 1985, Hearn found herself disrobing for the quintessential photographer of the NYC elite, Andy Warhol. Notorious for his Big Shot Polaroids, Warhol would cover his models in several layers of thick white makeup and bright red lipstick—a technique intended to flatten and smooth surfaces—which would ultimately allow a seamless conversion to screen-print.

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