The new exhibition of “Letters to Andy Warhol,” kicked off with a “VIP” opening night the Cadillac House in NYC. The Andy Warhol Museum collaborated with Cadillac to honor Warhol’s legacy of artistic endeavors and adventures. The traveling exhibition starts in NYC and moves to Los Angeles, then Miami, and ends with a global tour in early 2018. To say that I am “just a fan” would be a gross understatement. I’m a SUPER fan of all things Warhol.
Along with the rare works of art, seldom seen before, Warhol’s personal letters and correspondence from his friends, and colleagues in the art, music, and fashion world are on display. Including the work of, present-day cultural influencers and artists.
Among the works included are a short film titled “Screen Stories” directed by Chiara Clemente. The film features interviews with, another of my all-time favorites, actress, and designer Sienna Miller, fashion designer Zac Posen, and photographer David LaChapelle. Inspired by correspondence between Warhol and Truman Capote the letters explore fame, ambition, and determination.
Additionally, shoe designer Brian Atwood created an illustrated children’s book titled “Bobby’s Brilliant Heels.” The book that is based loosely on his childhood explores the themes of rejection, celebrating creativity and challenging the norms of society.
Sean Lennon wrote the song “Love and Warhol” inspired by a letter from Mick Jagger to Warhol. In Jaggers letter, he asks him to create the album artwork for the Rollin Stones 1969 “Sticky Fingers” album. The installation features a virtual reality experience where guests can virtually design artwork for the album cover.
I for one plan on attending the show before it heads to LA. The show runs in NYC until Christmas Eve. Just click the link below for the Cadillac House address and hours.
Till next time!