Andy Warhol, ‘Andy Warhol, Photograph of Bianca Jagger & Debbie Harry (Blondie) circa 1985’, ca. 1985, Hedges Projects

The singer, songwriter, and actress Debbie Harry is an icon of 1980s punk and new wave. The lead singer of the new wave band Blondie, named for Harry's signature platinum-blonde hair. Harry, who was a regular at Studio 54, became internationally famous following the release of the group's disco hit "Heart of Glass" in 1978.

Like her former husband Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones, Bianca Jagger enjoyed the nightlife New York City had to offer. Known in the 1970s and 80s as a jet-setting socialite associated with Studio 54 and Warhol's Factory, she was welcomed into the artistic crowd that her husband brought her into. Warhol took many photos of Bianca, including candid photos at parties, posed model shots with his Polaroid, and even a few selfies of them together.

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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