THE WARHOLIAN QUESTIONNAIRE:
Andy Warhol had a thing for jewels. He famously said he thought “it would be very glamorous to be reincarnated as a big ring on Pauline de Rothschild’s finger.” And as fashion designer Carolina Herrera recounted to Christie’s recently, she once scored a portrait from Andy in exchange for her gold-mesh-and-diamond-encrusted Van Cleef & Arpels clutch. Jewelry designer Wendy Brandes barely missed […]
Drag Performer Jackie Beat’s Wall of Warhols
Jackie Beat knows a good looking hunk of man flesh when she sees one. And as one of the world’s premiere drag artists (Roseanne Barr called her “the greatest”), she knows a thing or two about style and about pushing boundaries. Christie’s wanted her take on a collection of Warhol images being offered in an upcoming sale: […]
THE WARHOLIAN QUESTIONNAIRE:
Roseanne Barr called her “the greatest drag queen on earth.” The New York Times warned that “small children may be frightened” of her ribald live performances. Both were probably right. Jackie Beat’s rowdy, flamboyant, celebrity-skewering musical parodies take no prisoners, twisting and playfully perverting the songs of Britney Spears, Madonna, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, and anyone else […]
THE WARHOLIAN QUESTIONNAIRE: Jesse Tyler Ferguson
The three-time Emmy-nominated star of Modern Family talks bow ties, soup cans, and what he imagine's Andy's TV diet might be like today.
THE WARHOLIAN QUESTIONNAIRE: MICHAEL MUSTO
The author and TV commentator talks about his friendship with Andy, and the time they devised an unorthodox way to stuff a bra.
THE WARHOLIAN QUESTIONNAIRE: Margaret Cho
Andy famously painted celebrities and car wrecks. Cho explains why today's best Warholian subjects are a little bit of both.
11 Famous Male Nudes from Art History
From towering billboards showing David Beckham in his underwear, to that supercharged superbowl ad for Calvin Klein, pop culture seems to have remembered lately that it’s not just women’s bodies people want to see. But artists have always known this, and have celebrated the male nude since antiquity in ways both reverential and erotic, from Greek sculpture to contemporary photography. Art history has, of course, provided no shortage of female […]
Portrait of an Artist:
Tour Jennifer Rubell’s Studio and See Her Revealing New Work
Jennifer Rubell’s studio sits on a quiet corner where Brooklyn neighborhoods Greenpoint and Williamsburg meet. Its industrial grates and white metal siding appear no different than the commercial warehouse exteriors. Inside, though, is an unexpected house of wares—even by Brooklyn standards. Rubell, who in 2010 created “The Icons,” a twenty-foot-tall piñata in the shape of […]
5 Rules for Getting Into Studio 54: All Hail Halston and More
From Halston to helicopters, here are Andy’s guidelines for entrance, straight from his book, Andy Warhol’s Exposures. Warhol, who famously said Studio 54 was more high school than pagan Rome, knew the rules of the scene. “Every time I go to Studio 54 I’m afraid I won’t get in—maybe there will be somebody new at […]
Happy 36th Anniversary Studio 54
In the late 1970s, crowds gathered nightly beneath a black laminate marquee in midtown Manhattan in hopes of being ushered through the throngs of Diana Ross enthusiasts and Hollywood hangers-on as some of the lucky, glossy, hard-partying few admitted into Studio 54, Steve Rubell and Ian Schrager’s beacon of disco and debauchery. And even though […]