Andy Warhol, ‘STUDIO 54, "VIP Ticket", (1977-1986 NYC Nightclub)                                                             Original Studio 54 VIP Admission Pass                                          with Photographs.                                                           Venue: Studio 54, New York, New York.                                           Provenance:                                                                   Gilbert Lesser Collection, NY’, 1980-1985, VINCE fine arts/ephemera
Andy Warhol, ‘STUDIO 54, "VIP Ticket", (1977-1986 NYC Nightclub)                                                             Original Studio 54 VIP Admission Pass                                          with Photographs.                                                           Venue: Studio 54, New York, New York.                                           Provenance:                                                                   Gilbert Lesser Collection, NY’, 1980-1985, VINCE fine arts/ephemera
Andy Warhol, ‘STUDIO 54, "VIP Ticket", (1977-1986 NYC Nightclub)                                                             Original Studio 54 VIP Admission Pass                                          with Photographs.                                                           Venue: Studio 54, New York, New York.                                           Provenance:                                                                   Gilbert Lesser Collection, NY’, 1980-1985, VINCE fine arts/ephemera
Andy Warhol, ‘STUDIO 54, "VIP Ticket", (1977-1986 NYC Nightclub)                                                             Original Studio 54 VIP Admission Pass                                          with Photographs.                                                           Venue: Studio 54, New York, New York.                                           Provenance:                                                                   Gilbert Lesser Collection, NY’, 1980-1985, VINCE fine arts/ephemera
Andy Warhol, ‘STUDIO 54, "VIP Ticket", (1977-1986 NYC Nightclub)                                                             Original Studio 54 VIP Admission Pass                                          with Photographs.                                                           Venue: Studio 54, New York, New York.                                           Provenance:                                                                   Gilbert Lesser Collection, NY’, 1980-1985, VINCE fine arts/ephemera

STUDIO 54 (1977-1986 New York Nightclub) Original Studio 54 VIP Admission Pass, with “AC” stamp on verso.

Signature: Not signed

Publisher: Studio 54

Private Collection, Germany

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

About Keith Haring

Bridging the gap between the art world and the street, Keith Haring rose to prominence in the early 1980s with his graffiti drawings made in the subways and on the sidewalks of New York City. Combining the appeal of cartoons with the raw energy of Art Brut artists like Jean DuBuffet, Haring developed a distinct pop-graffiti aesthetic centered on fluid, bold outlines against a dense, rhythmic overspread of imagery like that of babies, barking dogs, flying saucers, hearts, and Mickey Mouse. In his subway drawings and murals, Haring explored themes of exploitation, subjugation, drug abuse, and rising fears of nuclear holocaust, which became increasingly apocalyptic after his AIDS diagnosis. Alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Kenny Scharf, and Jenny Holzer, Haring is regarded as a leading figure in New York East Village Art scene in the 1970s and '80s.

American, 1958-1990, Reading, Pennsylvania, based in New York, New York

About Jean-Michel Basquiat

A poet, musician, and graffiti prodigy in late-1970s New York, Jean-Michel Basquiat had honed his signature painting style of obsessive scribbling, elusive symbols and diagrams, and mask-and-skull imagery by the time he was 20. “I don’t think about art while I work,” he once said. “I think about life.” Basquiat drew his subjects from his own Caribbean heritage—his father was Haitian and his mother of Puerto Rican descent—and a convergence of African-American, African, and Aztec cultural histories with Classical themes and contemporary heroes like athletes and musicians. Often associated with Neo-expressionism, Basquiat received massive acclaim in only a few short years, showing alongside artists like Julian Schnabel, David Salle, and Francesco Clemente. In 1983, he met Andy Warhol, who would come to be a mentor and idol. The two collaborated on a series of paintings before Warhol’s death in 1987, followed by Basquiat’s own untimely passing a year later.

American, 1960-1988, New York, New York, based in New York, New York

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New York,
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Rio de Janeiro,
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