Andy Warhol, ‘Interview - Magazine’, 1974, Bertolami Fine Arts
Andy Warhol, ‘Interview - Magazine’, 1974, Bertolami Fine Arts

Signed on cover: Andy Warhol
The image of Richard Bernstein portrays the fashion icon Billie Blair
Publisher Interview Enterprises, Inc., New York

Interview magazine deals with news, show business and star system.
Founded by Andy Warhol in 1969 to promote underground cinema and the various Factory activities. On the project, Richard Bernstein collaborates with the artist and for nearly two decades makes the cover of the magazine, which is still a point of reference for glamor lovers and represents a real cult object for collectors.
The famous model on the cover, Billie Blair, worked with internationally renowned names such as Yves Saint Laurent and Calvin Klein, opening the way for other African-American models such as Naomi Campbell and Iman

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