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Andy Warhol

1928 - 1987

 
 
Andy Warhol Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 4, 2016
1. Andy Warhol Marker
Inscription. The Pop artist best known for his silkscreens of cultural icons, including Jackie Kennedy, Marilyn Monroe, Chairman Mao, and Campbell's Soup cans, lived here from 1974 to 1987. The founder of Interview magazine and producer of underground films such as Chelsea Girls (1966) and Trash (1970) predicted, "everybody will be world-famous for fifteen minutes."
 
Erected 1998 by Historic Landmarks Preservation Center.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the New York City Historic Landmarks Preservation Center Cultural Medallions marker series.
 
Location. 40° 46.063′ N, 73° 58.042′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on East 66th Street west of Madison Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 57 East 66th Street, New York NY 10065, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Thaddeus Kosciuszko (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Charles Evans Hughes (about 600 feet away); 131 East 66th Street (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lexington School for the Deaf (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lehman Gates
Andy Warhol Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 4, 2016
2. Andy Warhol Marker - Wide View
(approx. 0.2 miles away); The Arsenal (approx. 0.2 miles away); Welcome to the Dene Slope (approx. 0.2 miles away); Theodore Roosevelt Lived Here (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
Also see . . .  MTV President Splurges on Warhol’s 66th Street Mansion (The Observer, Jan. 24, 2000). The Warhol mansion was purchased by the chairman of MTV for around $6.5 million in early January. Mr. Freston confirmed that he purchased the house, but did not wish to comment.... The 8,000-square-foot house is a hefty piece of memorabilia. Warhol bought it for $310,000 and hired decorator Jed Johnson. Together they merged their tastes in art deco with primitive contemporary paintings (none of his own) and religious emblems. Soon after Warhol’s death, someone stole the street number–57–from the facade. (That prompted the Spanish family who purchased the house from Warhol’s estate to erect a gate out front, which has since been removed.) On Aug. 6, 1998, in celebration of Mr. Warhol’s 70th birthday, Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel’s Historic Landmark Preservation Center dedicated a plaque to the town house to honor the artist–the first memorial to Warhol in the city. There was, of course, a large gathering in front of
<i>Andy Warhol (left) and Tennessee Williams (right) talking on the S.S. France</i> image. Click for full size.
By James Kavallines, 1967
3. Andy Warhol (left) and Tennessee Williams (right) talking on the S.S. France
Photograph courtesy of the Library of Congress.
the residence for the occasion.
(Submitted on October 11, 2016.) 
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, Music
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 15, 2018. This page originally submitted on October 11, 2016, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 235 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 11, 2016, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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