Warhol fans won’t want to miss the largest ever collection of Andy images — including 100 previously unseen photos of one of our favorite quintessential New Yorkers — debuting this Saturday at the Eric Firestone Gallery, 4 Newtown Lane, in East Hampton, New York.
The exhibition, “Warhol: Dylan to Duchamp,” launches the space for art dealer Firestone and will run through July 7. It also includes photos from Robert Mapplethorpe, Helmut Newton, Annie Leibovitz, Cecil Beaton, Dennis Hopper, and Factory regulars Billy Name and Nat Finkelstein, to name a few.
Says Firestone, “These photos are show-stopping because you’re looking at an era where things don’t feel contrived. Warhol and his crowd were really creating a scene. He was on the edge of everything — music, experimental film, painting, and fashion, the whole downtown scene of New York in the ’70s. What you see from this show is that Warhol was constantly moving in all these different circles so you couldn’t pigeonhole him.”
What you also see: Andy in a cowboy hat. Almost as cool as that giant Andy Warhol pinata head that the Brooklyn Museum had back in April. Almost.