Andy Warhol, ‘Lou Reed and Ronnie Cutrone’, ca. 1976, Hedges Projects

Framed by Handmade Frames to archival standards.

Signature: Image comes with letter attesting to authenticity by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts Authentication Board. Stamped on verso "Matches a negative by Andy Warhol in the possession of The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts."Also on verso, Warhol Foundation inventory number handwritten in pencil.

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Collection Pat Hackett

Pat Hackett’s contributions to Warhol’s presence in the celebrity and art worlds today and in history are too significant to pass over. While Warhol had many assistants throughout his career, Hackett was one of his longest lasting. She worked for Warhol as his assistant and for two decades.

In those twenty years, she not only appeared in some of Warhol’s works (see Pat Hackett with Banana, 1986), but she also helped Warhol claim the 60’s as his decade as well as revealed to the public the inner workings of the genius behind Pop Art. In 1980, Hackett co-authored with Warhol Popism: The Warhol Sixties. The memoir covers Warhol’s art and film work from throughout the decade, with anecdotes about celebrities and infamous regulars at The Factory. Additionally, Hackett was Warhol’s Editor and published The Andy Warhol Diaries in 1989, two years after the artist’s death.

Pat Hackett knew Warhol more intimately than many others because of the nature of her work with him. Ultimately, it is Hackett who is responsible for revealing to the world the man behind the artist as well as the life of this man.

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