We attended the media and VIP reception for Royal/T's "The Warholian" exhibit and received an exclusive tour of the Warhol or Warhol-influenced work by exhibition curator, Eric Shiner, also the Milton Fine Curator of Art at the Andy Warhol Museum. Eric shared new-to-me anecdotes of Warhol's professional and private life including how Warhol found success fairly early in his career. Did you know that Warhol was so successful, he purchased his first Manhattan apartment in his mid-20s for $60,000 (and he paid for half of it in cash)?! Me neither!
Sponsored by Barbie* with free flowing champagne courtesy of Dom Perignon, the opening party was one of the best we've attended in 2010. The bright colors, lively atmosphere, and Lisa Perry pop shop added to the evening's festive vibe. Lulu had tons of fun running around looking at the contemporary works and it seemed like everyone was wearing a smile.
The colorful exhibition contains photos, video, paintings, and objects by Jeff Koons, Shepard Farey, Takashi Murakami, Richard Prince, and Warhol and is free and open to the public 10:00am to 6:00pm daily from September 24, 2010 through January 31, 2011. The Lisa Perry shop will be open through October 11th. Enjoy the event photos! We certainly enjoyed being there.
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* The Barbie swag bag included a lovely vinyl bag with electric colors, a super soft short-sleeved t-shirt, a chocolate bar (dark or milk chocolate), and a $25 gift certificate to Barbie!