Andy Warhol, ‘Andy Warhol, Photograph with Liza Minnelli and Nell Carter circa 1979’, ca. 1979, Hedges Projects

Liza Minnelli is an actress and singer, winning an Academy Award in 1973 for her role in Cabaret. Liza entered Warhol’s social circle during the 70’s when she frequented New York City nightclubs along with Warhol and many others. Minnelli’s name even comes up in a few of Warhol’s diary entries.

Nell Carter was a singer and actress who performed on Broadway in the 1970s, winning a Tony award in 1978. In the 1980s she starred in the NBC sitcom Gimme a Break!

Nell Carter and Liza Minnelli were always good friends throughout their years with Warhol and at The Factory. Both suffered drug and alcohol problems, but helped each other out in times of need. At one point, when Nell was going through a rough patch, she attended a Liza Minnelli show. Minnelli saw the distress on Carter’s face and immediately, during the show, told her sister to go to Carter’s aid.
–Pat Hackett, editor of The Warhol Diaries

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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