After Midnight at the Andy Warhol Museum 20 Year Gala

The $500 a plate crowd started at 6PM but after midnight it was fair game for the public.  Steve and I went to the opening of the Andy Warhol Museum twenty years ago, remembered a line around the block, waiting.  A bar across the street which is no longer there, where Eddie and Christine put on the finishing touches of his outfit and hair for the parade.  Christine used to cut our hair in the Fulton Buiding, long before it was Heaven and now the Renaissance Hotel.

Where did twenty years go?

So we thought we’d slip down and check it out.  See what the beautiful people are up to in the Burgh Saturday night.

Andy Warhol Museum Gala

 

Everyone abuzz

 

Mirror Ball

A mirror ball whirling and reflecting light sets a mood. The mirror ball upstairs brings you back to the time of the Velvet Underground

 

 

 

dancing in the museumAfter Steve and went through all the galleries we came down to the dancing and DJs scene in the foyer

 

 

 

DJs

Andrew Andrew live and work “as a joint persona”  dressing alike is just one aspect of this DJ duo.

Cole Haan Shoes

Forget it- these are sold out!  Cole -Haan silver shoes sported by Benjie of Benjie’s Baubles (NYC).  A gift !   Thanks for letting me shoot yourshoes! It was nice chatting as well.

 

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Felt sad looking at the photo of Andy Warhol’s grave with the glow of an eerie lighted candle-  I believe it is a “live feed”

 

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Andy Warhol’s Gravesite in Castle Shannon.

 

silver favor bag

The Silver Party Favor Tote.

 

Billy Name

Wondering how Billy Name was experiencing the gala.  Lots of folks wanted a photo with him.  He was the one who originated the SILVERIZING of Andy’s Factory.

Kissing good bye

 

 

Bob Colacello author of Holy Terror and everyone bidding farewell. Steve has an autographed copy already from MAry Lloyd.

 Author talk and book signing Sunday afternoon

 

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Silver Clouds in the Gala Tent on Seventh Street

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Standing on the corner

Headed home, the streets cordoned off.  We had a fun time.

6 thoughts on “After Midnight at the Andy Warhol Museum 20 Year Gala

  1. We saw a large collection of Warhol pieces at the Salvadore Dali museum in Tampa this past spring. All on loan from Pittsburgh. The live feed from his burial spot was eerie but cool.

  2. Hope you saw the pre-midnight coverage of this event in today’s PPG…… including a photo of several members of the Warhola family in the “SEEN” section and another article which I think started on Front Page about some of them who are still practicing the religion of the “old country.”
    Apparently the live-feed from his gravesite had been going on for quite a few months …. more than 15 minutes!!!! 🙂 Erica PS Liked your photo of Andy sitting on the couch, with the guys sitting in the couch below it!

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