In 1988 Sotheby's New York hosted one of the most talked-about auctions of the decade, the sale of the Estate of Andy Warhol. In addition to paintings and sculpture, some of the most hotly sought-after items were Warhol's personal effects. The goal of the sale was to raise funds for the then fledgling Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.
Soon after Warhol's death in 1987, photographer David Gamble was given exclusive access to Warhol's East 66th street House, Factory and Warehouse. There, he captured the placement of Warhol's belongings as the artist had lived with them over the years. Rather than simply documenting the space, and Warhol's objects. Gamble's images sought to capture the humanity and fierce individuality of the artist.
Please join us for an intimate look into the life of this beloved Pop icon as the Art Institute of Chicago launches its major retrospective ANDY WARHOL -- FROM A TO B AND BACK AGAIN that "illuminates the breadth, depth and interconnectedness of Warhol's production across the entirety of his career but also ways he anticipated the issues, effects, and pace of our current digital age."
Image: David Gamble