Andy Warhol, ‘Andy Warhol Photograph, Gigi Williams and Ronnie Cutrone circa 1978’, ca. 1978, Hedges Projects

In 1966, when Cutrone was still in high school, he started hanging out at The Factory. He was introduced to many members of Warhol’s circle by living in the back of the Velvet Underground’s apartment on 3rd Street in the West Village. While he lived there and when he was first visiting The Factory in 1966, Cutrone was a dancer on the Exploding Plastic Inevitable. In 1968, Cutrone left The Factory and Warhol to pursue his own painting. He returned four years later, this time to work on his photography. Upon his return, while working on his own photo project, Cutrone was offered a job at Interview magazine, which had been founded by Warhol in 1968. When Cutrone was ready to leave the magazine, Warhol wasn’t ready to let him. Warhol offered Cutrone the job as his personal studio assistant, which Cutrone held from 1972-1982. Gigi Williams, Ronnie’s ex-wife, was a makeup artist and has worked on many major motion pictures such as Gone Girl, Argo, The Professional, and Pearl Harbor.
– Pat Hackett, editor of The Warhol Diaries

Work is framed to archival standards by Handmade Frames of Brooklyn, New York.

Image dimensions: 5.5 x 3.75
Framed dimensions: 18.5 x 16 in.

Signature: Work comes with an authentication letter from the Andy Warhol Art Authentication Board. Stamped on verso by the Andy Warhol Art Authentication Board. Stamped on verso by Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Foundation number also on verso.

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About Andy Warhol

Obsessed with celebrity, consumer culture, and mechanical (re)production, Pop artist Andy Warhol created some of the most iconic images of the 20th century. As famous for his quips as for his art—he variously mused that “art is what you can get away with” and “everyone will be famous for 15 minutes”—Warhol drew widely from popular culture and everyday subject matter, creating works like his 32 Campbell's Soup Cans (1962), Brillo pad box sculptures, and portraits of Marilyn Monroe, using the medium of silk-screen printmaking to achieve his characteristic hard edges and flat areas of color. Known for his cultivation of celebrity, Factory studio (a radical social and creative melting pot), and avant-garde films like Chelsea Girls (1966), Warhol was also a mentor to artists like Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat. His Pop sensibility is now standard practice, taken up by major contemporary artists Richard Prince, Takashi Murakami, and Jeff Koons, among countless others.

American, 1928-1987, Pittsburgh, PA, United States, based in New York, NY, United States