Simon Doonan, Creative Ambassador-at-Large of Barneys New York, knows a thing or two about Andy Warhol. The self-described “writer, bon-vivant, window dresser, [and] fashion commentator” wrote the forward for Andy Warhol: Fashion, a book filled with the Pop artist’s early illustrations; Doonan was also in charge of the famous eye-catching Warhol-inspired windows at Barneys.
“Andy was the patron saint of window dressers,” he wrote in an e-mail. “Other artists like Rauschenberg also designed windows, but usually anonymously. Andy was proud of his window designs and boldly signed them as if they were paintings. I was happy to pay homage to [him] in our 2006 Andy Warhol-iday windows.”
See some of the Warhol-inspired windows below, as well as drawings and photos via our Warhol: A Christmas Thing online-only sale, which runs from December 2-11 at Christie’s. All works in the sale are from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, with bids starting at $800.