The illustrious Peter Brant has an unabashed affection for the work of Andy Warhol—he’s not alone, but few can say they bought their very first Warhol at age 20. A year later, in 1988, Brant met the artist himself and became a regular at the Factory, producing Warhol films and making the beginnings of a 40-year collection that would surpass the hundreds. “I never counted them,” he admits.
This Sunday, Brant wrangled the art world elite for the opening party and preview of “Andy Warhol”—an homage presenting over 200 works from his own collection—on view at his non-profit organization for contemporary art education The Brant Foundation Art Study Center, in Greenwich, CT. There, in a barn-turned-museum and on neighboring green grass, visitors frolicked among Warhols and even snacked on tiny, Warholized cakes. From the looks of the pictures, it seems they like Warhol quite a bit, too.
Spotted! Owen Wilson and Tony Shafrazi; Leonardo DiCaprio; Allison Brant and Peter Brant; Kyle DeWoody; Marilyn Minter and Bill Miller; Aaron Young; Eric Shiner; Peter Brant and Peter Marino, Nate Lowman; Artsy President & COO Sebastian Cwilich and family.
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