Andy Warhol, ‘Diane von Fürstenberg - Interview Magazine Cover’, 1981, Belgravia Gallery

Interview dated November 1981 with Diane Von Furstenberg on the cover - photographed by George Hurrell; fashion illustration by Richard Bernstein.

Interview Magazine was founded in late 1969 by Andy Warhol and British journalist John Wilcock. In its early days, complimentary copies of Interview were often given away to the "in-crowd" This was thought to be the start of the magazine's circulation. Warhol withdrew from everyday oversight of his magazine towards the end of his life, and a more conventional editorial style was introduced under editor Bob Colacello. However, Warhol continued to act as ambassador for the magazine, distributing issues in the street to passersby and creating ad hoc signing events on the streets of Manhattan, New York City. The creative covers of Interview which gave the magazine its signature style were done by artist Richard Bernstein from 1972 to 1989.

Signature: Signed by Andy Warhol

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, Pennsylvania, based in New York, New York