Category: andy warhol

Andy Warhol for Vogue, 1982, by Pierre Houles, my edit of original via mutualart

David Bowie Polaroid, by Andy Warhol, September 1971.

Their first meeting at The Factory in New York did not start well. For one, Andy hated David’s song about him, being extremely self-conscious about the awkward appearance that David referenced in it (”Andy Warhol looks a fright”). David meant the song as a tribute, but to Andy, it felt mocking. Oops. So how did they get through this to become friends? 

“It was my shoes that got him,” David said in 2003, shoes which had been given to him by Marc Bolan. “That’s where we found something to talk about. They were these little yellow things with a strap across them, like girls’ shoes. He absolutely adored them. Then I found out that he used to do a lot of shoe designing when he was younger. He had a bit of a shoe fetishism. That kind of broke the ice.”

My lengthy edit: original photo source here; story source here.

Truman Capote and Andy “Santa” Warhol for the cover of High Times magazine, 1979, by @therealmickrock, via Morrison Hotel Gallery

Debbie Harry at home with Andy Warhol’s portrait of her, by Brian Aris. AND THE WHIP

Andy Warhol watching TV in bed, at home in New York City, 1971, by Gianfranco Gorgoni. Love the purple pants…and pantyhose?

John Lennon & Yoko 1971, Polaroid by Andy Warhol, my edit.

Patti Smith, 1971, my edit of original Andy Warhol Polaroid via interview.

Andy Warhol, “El País” (1983), by Alberto Schommer

Andy Warhol and his Polaroid camera, 1972

Robert Mapplethorpe and Patti Smith, 1971, by Andy Warhol 

(My edit; original via Christie’s. While they labeled it “circa 1972″, which indeed 1971 is, I was able to pin it to the earlier year with photos by Judy Linn featuring Patti with Sam Shepard earlier in the day, here and here

And yes, you’ve seen people around the web repost my edit of this photo, but it took me days to do, so don’t be like them. Please just reblog, not repost.)